My wife and I were last in Santa Fe 10 years ago and when we decided we wanted to return for a visit we knew we wanted to stay at the Inn of the Governors again. We loved Santa Fe the first time and we loved the hotel, too. Sometimes when you visit a place for the second time we've found that maybe it's not as wonderful as you remember it being, but in the case of Santa Fe and the Inn of the Governors that certainly was not the case. The city is wonderful and the hotel is still just right for us.
We still love everything about the hotel. The location is perfect. It's downtown where we spend a lot of our time and has plenty of free parking for guests so sometimes you can spend days enjoying your visit and never go near your car so you don't have to find a parking space everywhere you go. The staff is extremely well trained and helpful, and will do everything they can to make sure your visit is enjoyable. The restaurant downstairs is not like what you often find at a hotel...stuffy and expensive. Their breakfasts are great and are included in your rate and the bar and restaurant are fine for lunch and even dinner, although the menu is rather limited. Even though there are three rooms where you can sit, the place is usually busy and fun. Good food and service, too.
There are more expensive places to stay in downtown Santa Fe, but for the two of us, Inn of the Governors is our choice no matter what the price. If we come back to Santa Fe for the third time, this hotel will be at the top of our list for our home away from home.