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“Just the spot in Santa Fe!” 4 of 5 stars
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Inn of the Governors
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   101 West Alameda, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #12 of 60 Hotels in Santa Fe
Arizona
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74 reviews 74 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Just the spot in Santa Fe!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

I was with a group which spent 5 nights at this hotel, located downtown in old Santa Fe. We all found it well-located, very clean, the service was fine and the price was okay; actually the price was good for a downtown hotel within walking distance of everything. The outside looks like a motel, and there are spaces for cars to park (hard to find in the center of a city) but the common rooms are delightful.

There were terry robes to wear after bathing and a large-screen TV, which we only had time to use to check the weather.

The bar,frequented by locals, was a very lively place, where an inexpensive dinner may be had from the bar menu. Breakfasts were buffet and had a lot of variety. Between 4 and 5 PM the manager presided over free tea, cookies and sherry for the hotel guests.
There was an outside, heated pool, but none of us used it in November.

All the rooms held by our group were quiet and undisturbed by outside noise. I would highly recommend this hotel for visitors to Santa Fe.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

This review is a little belated, as I actually stayed there in early Sept 2011.
Once again, Inn of the Governors proved to the perfect place to stay in Santa Fe. No surprise for me, as I was a returning guest. However it was a first time stay for my friend, who's more accustomed to 5-star rankings. She was pleasantly surprised & had high praise for every aspect of the Inn. Very comfortable room, stellar service by the staff, amazing breakfast & adjoining restaurant, sherry tastings, and such a feeling of home there.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011 via mobile

Absolutely lovely hotel in the heart of Santa Fe. Great evening brandy and tea, along with an unbeatable breakfast buffet. Rooms are quaint an well decorated. Staff was very helpful, and suggested a good hotel for a family of four. Only negative was some sort of delivery truck that was active between 4:30 and 5:00am. Impossible to sleep through the amount of noise.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nashville, Tennessee
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

This hotel has the feel of an upscale motel with great perks: free breakfast buffet, free parking, great location just steps away from all shops and attractions of downtown Santa Fe. The staff was very friendly, and the breakfast buffet is very diverse, yet high quality. There are about 100 rooms in that hotel, all assembled like a motel. The room we were in (double queen) was small, but had all we needed, and we didn't feel bother by the size. After all, there is plenty to do in Santa Fe and surroundings than staying in the room! We highly recommend the hotel, we had no problems, and had a great experience. The hotel restaurant was also quite the spot at night with a packed room of a night-cap crowd.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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15 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

The Inn of the Governors is becoming our home away from home when we are in Santa Fe. Our Superior Room with the kiva fireplace embraces us with it's coziness. Unlike other visits, I was having some health problems which meant more time in the room than originally planned, but with a gentle fire in the fireplace, great beds, excellent on site breakfast and a $25 a day credit at their Del Charro restaurant, it was a great vacation. Our 4 night stay was too short and we anxiously await next years visit.
My only suggestion to the hotel is that it does need a bit of an upgrade. The large flat screen TV could be mounted on the wall and new dressers added that would free up more floor space in the room. The lamps are a bit over large and could be replaced with smaller ones for more space on the table tops. Our room really needed a new paint job due to the soot from the fireplace. Just suggestions but we were still 100% pleased with our stay.
The Inn's close location to the Plaza is a real plus with so many shops, museums and other historical landmarks just minutes away.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

We stayed here three nights. I won't waste space repeating the praise of other reviewers. I am rarely so pleased with every aspect of my experience. I will definitely return here if I am every in Santa Fe!! The staff went out of their way to extend courtesies to us at every opportunity and that made our stay smooth and worry-free. The breakfast buffet is a phenomenal value. And the $25 daily vouchers for Del Charro restaurant made our other meal so inexpensive it almost made us feel guilty. Granted, the room was a bit small, but it was charming and clean.
And the pool was lovely. The four of us sat out there one warm evening with our drinks and it was a nice change of scene.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011

The Inn has not let its wonderful location (2 blocks of the main square) dictate its obvious unique identity, The hotel appears to have laid down roots over many years, One can see how it has expanded into adjacent buildings and taken over a restaurant. There is a charm about this wonderful slice of Sante Fe. Some parts of the Inn are very motel like - one goes in about and around hallways and stairs and balconies. We stayed in a very simple outside room (motel like) that was comfortable, although the heat was difficult to control. I know that the more up-scaled rooms have other amenities such as Kiva fireplaces and access from the inside. The adjacent restaurant Del Chaco obviously caters to locals as well as guests for lunch, cocktails & dinner. It was a warm and friendly. The menu while limited is very reasonable, perhaps accounting for its obvious popularity.
The Inn has a unique southwestern charm that we hadn't expected. The staff was more than accommodating, The late afternoon Tea/Sherry was amusing, the breakfast first-rate. The parking was a plus.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 101 West Alameda, Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Santa Fe
#8 Romantic Hotel in Santa Fe
#13 Business Hotel in Santa Fe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Inn of the Governors 3.5*
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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