This is a hidden gem. It's not as showy as some of the much higher-priced hotels near the Plaza, but the service and comfort were on par with just about any there-- at an excellent value.
Start with the location: It's two blocks from the Plaza and thus is convenient to all the shops, restaurants, museums, etc., without the noise/distraction from the heavy traffic on the Plaza. That said, West Alameda Street can get busy at times. We stayed in one of the rooms facing Ortiz St, and it was sufficiently quiet for a downtown hotel.
The room was decorated smartly, not over-decorated, with good drawer and closet space (we were there a few days so unpacking made sense). It also looked like the photographs, which isn't alwasy the case. The beds, bedding, and towels were in good condition, and the bathroom fine, as were the toiletries.
The restaurant was a nice plus. The breakfast was good, with lots of options and attentive service. We also had dinner there one night -- we know Santa Fe well, and thus know many options, and we were more than happy with the hotel restaurant.
The hotel and restaurant staff was very helpful. Parking was a little tight but we always found a spot in the fenced lot, and as mentioned, staying here means not having to re-park if you visit the Plaza area.
The overall ambience among both staff and guests was "casually friendly." I felt very much at home, and would stay here again if I return to Santa Fe.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Inn of the Governors is a leader in hospitality among Santa Fe Hotels. We provide world-class service, a beautiful downtown location, complimentary Mountain Sunrise full breakfast, free parking and complimentary Tea and Sherry served daily in our lobby. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Inn Of The Governors Hotel Santa Fe
- Hotel Of The Governors
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