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“Great spot - well-located with free parking close to city centre” 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
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17 hotel reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Great spot - well-located with free parking close to city centre”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Inn of the Governors during a week-long visit to Santa Fe. Given the length of our stay, the hotel upgraded us to a large room with separate seating area, balcony and fireplace. Nice touch. Breakfasts, included in the room rate, are varied and plentiful. Accommodations, while not luxurious are more than adequate and importantly, the bed was extremely comfortable. The hotel is a few blocks from the town square, making it easy to go back and forth on foot during the day. We found it easy to navigate from the hotel to the various sites outside of the city, as well. Originally, we had planned to stay in a higher end hotel in town but value for money, Inn of the Governors proved to be a great choice. Including breakfast, parking, taxes and gratuities, total costs were about 2/3 of the basic room rate of other 5-star properties at the time.

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  • Stayed March 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SamGerberding, General Manager at Inn of the Governors, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
Dear Anne D,

We are so glad you found us and were able to enjoy the value!

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We love knowing your complimentary upgrade was appreciated and our location made it easy for you to delight in all that Santa Fe has to offer.

We hope to see you again.

In Health and prosperity,

Sam Gerberding
General Manager
Inn of the Governors
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I just stayed at this hotel for the first time on a family vacation. We had a good time but they are not the best for a family as we seemed to be looked at funny by staff and other guest. For the price we paid 250 a night I would stay outside the plaza area next time and enjoy the extra money. The breakfast was great and really followed the theme of the area with green chili and eggs.

Stayed April 2014
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SamGerberding, General Manager at Inn of the Governors, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Dear B4kreno,

Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us. We are glad you stayed with us.

While I am pleased you enjoyed the breakfast and your stay, I am taken aback that you felt you were looked at funny by staff because you brought your family. We certainly want to maintain our family friendly atmosphere.

Would you mind emailing me directly so that I may contact you to discuss your experience? I would greatly appreciate it.

In Health and prosperity,

Sam Gerberding
General Manager
gm@innofthegovernors.com
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Glendale, Arizona
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Staff was friendly and kind. Immaculately clean room. Highly convenient location! Challenging to park but staff always out in lot to assist you to an open space. Main entrance is off of Alameda street and that is the only entrance for parking.
Always guests in the pool having fun.
Wonderful to have free breakfast with many options including hot foods (which was amazingly tasty- thank you!) and afternoon hosted sherry and tea is so thoughtful!
I asked for early check in a week before my arrival and it was immediately granted which was very convenient for this trip. Ariel and others at the front desk are prompt, courteous, and kind. You can tell they WANT to work there.
Wish I could have stayed longer- this hotel is much better than staying at a chain hotel where they are not nearly as friendly and accomodating.
Well done Inn of the Governors!

Room Tip: Rooms in the interior are quieter. We had an outside entrance room second floor close to Alameda str...
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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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SamGerberding, General Manager at Inn of the Governors, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Dear Theresa D,

Thank you so much for your kind review!

I am so pleased to know that the staff, the breakfast and the sherry hour were enjoyed and made such a positive impact. Our continued goal is to offer as many extras as possible, and always with a smile.

It is very nice to see staff members mentioned by name. Thank you for remembering.

We hope to see you again soon.

In Health and prosperity,

Sam Gerberding
General Manager
Inn of the Governors
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We have stayed twice at the Inn and will definitely stay there again when we come back to Santa Fe. It is conveniently located within walking distance of the Plaza and many great places to eat, shop and explore. We traveled both times via motorcycles and love that covered parking is available and at no charge. We planned our day trips to be back at the Inn around 2-2:30 each day so that we could spend time relaxing in the heated pool and take advantage of our $15 daily credit with awesome margaritas from Del Charo! We stayed in a Deluxe room on the second floor just up the steps from the lobby. The rooms are nicely decorated in authentic southwestern style and very clean. We can't wait for our next trip to Santa Fe and The Inn of the Governors!

  • Stayed July 2013, 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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SamGerberding, General Manager at Inn of the Governors, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Dear RCR2014,

Thank you for such a thoughtful review.

We are so happy you found everything to be enjoyable during both of your stays with us. I agree that our underground parking is perfect for motorcycles. Santa Fe and the surrounding area does have so many day trips to offer our visitors. Fall is also a lovely time to tour the area on motorcycles.

We look forward to seeing you again!

In Health and prosperity,

Sam Gerberding
General Manager
Inn of the Governors
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Wilmette, Illinois
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We really enjoyed our 3 night stay here. We booked a standard room with an outside entrance. We did not experience any issues. Parking was easy. We used our credits each evening at El Charro...very convenient, great food and very reasonable prices. We walked all over the area. The staff was so friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed April 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SamGerberding, General Manager at Inn of the Governors, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Dear win1776,

It is such a pleasure to know that you loved your stay!

I genuinely appreciate all the feedback we receive and I thank you for taking the time to comment on your visit with us.

In Health and prosperity,

Sam Gerberding
General Manager
Inn of the Governors
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

On two prior trips to Santa Fe, we had stayed at the Inn and Spa at Loretto, which was nice .... but we wanted to try someplace new. The Inn of the Governors was great ... and I'd highly recommend asking for a room with a kiva fireplace. It was super easy to start, especially the first night when they had it all stoked and ready to be lit.

We had a room on the second floor in the main building ... there are severa wings. It was nice and pretty roomy, although the bath was fairly small. The hotel and room was filled with nice southwestern decor.

Plenty of food for breakfast ... buffet style. Hash towns were unexpectedly spicy ... be warned. We ate in the covered patio-style room, which was light and airy. (It has a whole bunch of overhead gas heaters for the cooler weather.)

So convenient to the historic plaza area and a hundred different cute shops. It was nice to be able to walk everywhere, particularly because the parking was a bit of a challenge at the hotel, so we didn't want to move our car once we were parked. We brought swimsuits but did not use the pool. It is pretty small and right outside the glass doors of the lobby.

Very nice overall. We'd definitely recommend this hotel to friends.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SamGerberding, General Manager at Inn of the Governors, responded to this review, April 27, 2014
Dear Maserk,

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay with us.

I am so happy to see you found the Inn to be enjoyable and cozy. Our location is quite convenient to many museums, shops, restaurants as well as the Santa Fe Plaza.

We take your recommendation to friends as the highest praise and are so glad you stayed with us!

Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

In Health and prosperity,

Sam Gerberding
General Manager
Inn of the Governors
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Inn of the Governors in late March. The inn is very clean, in a perfect location and filled with beautiful New Mexican art. The service is first class, and the breakfast is hearty and delicious. Definitely recommend if you want to get a flavor of Santa Fe. We will be back!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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SamGerberding, General Manager at Inn of the Governors, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
Dear Rain P,

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. I am so pleased to know you received great service, enjoyed the breakfast and hotel ambiance!

We definitely appreciate your recommendation and look forward to your return.

In Health and prosperity,

Sam Gerberding
General Manager
Inn of the Governors
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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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Santa Fe
#8 Romantic Hotel in Santa Fe
#14 Business Hotel in Santa Fe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Inn of the Governors 3.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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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