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Americas Best Value Lamplighter Inn of Santa Fe
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   2405 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505   |  
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Ranked #34 of 60 hotels in Santa Fe
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37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
“Good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

By far the best of the medium-priced properties I've tried in Santa Fe. Large, clean, quiet room. Good location on Cerrillos Road. The continental breakfast is not quite as nice as last year, but still much better than that at the big chains. One minor complaint was that the internet connection should have been faster. I'd definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Ask to not face Cerrillos Road for a quieter room.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Colorado
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Rooms: very clean, I was actually surprised how clean our room was, we stayed in 114. Liked the location of this room because it was on the courtyard and near the pool area. In our room we had a coffeemaker, hairdryer, shampoo, soap and body wash, small refrigerator. Pool towels are provided for you in your room and replenished daily. Great selection of cable TV channels in room. Wi-Fi is free (get password at front desk) and honestly probably the best and fastest free hotel wi-fi I’ve ever used. The only negative in the room was that the heater/a/c unit is kind of loud when it kicks on.
The hotel is located off of one of the main and very busy roads, Cerrillo. However is a great location for accessing anything in the city. About 5 minute drive to the Plaza. There are lots of various restaurants across the street from the hotel along with a Smith’s grocery store. We had pizza delivered to our room one night and Chinese delivered another night from the Asian restaurant across the street (horrible food by the way)!
Continental breakfast: decent. Basic pastries, bagels, cereal, oatmeal, muffins, apples, coffee, orange juice. Enough to fill you up. One thing about the breakfast is that they leave the bagels and pastries out in the open air, which in turn makes them HARD! Request staff to please put a cover over these items.
The pool is HUGE! It is heated, however at night the pool room gets cold because the room is so big and the roof is like thin glass and metal and it lets in cold air and your head gets cold (We visited in mid November & the nights get cold quick in Santa Fe).The first few nights we were there the hot tub was broken, which was a bummer but they did fix it and we were able to use it the last day of our stay. You can’t tell at night but during the day it is noticeable that the pool needs a good cleaning. They have a TON of live plants around the pool (which I liked) however they do drop their leaves in the pool and I think over time it just gets dirty.
We only encountered staff upon check in and check out. They were very friendly and check in was fast an efficient. They do charge your credit card immediately when you check in so be sure to give them the card you want to use. I handed them my debit card thinking they were going to use it as a “holding” card like most hotels and then you pay when you leave, but they charged my card. Wasn’t a big deal but I wasn’t planning on using that card, oh well.
All in all this hotel is a great value for the money!! We paid $57 per night for a room with 2 queen beds (that included our taxes) and we got free wi-fi, a great pool, free breakfast every morning, a nice room and free parking. What more could you ask for? It met all of our needs and saved us a bunch of money. I would definitely stay here again the next time we are in Santa Fe.

Room Tip: As a side note, there is a building in the back of the hotel across from the parking lot that is par...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Arlington, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Week's stay in November. Opted for kitchenette suite in 500 building "across the street"--not the busy Cerrillos Rd., but a side street; no more than 135 steps to the breakfast room. Front desk let us look at 2 rooms, & pick. Upstairs, extremely quiet, well back from Cerrillos Rd.
Very reasonable price, hotel very clean, roomy "suite." If you won't need maid service one day, it does no good to tell the front desk--the info doesn't get to the maid. Put the Do Not Disturb card in your door lock. Hardly used the kitchenette, b/c breakfast provided, and there's a soup & salad restaurant across Cerrillos Rd. from the hotel--complete dinner for 2 seniors, $14.
Didn't use the fitness center (a stair-stepper & a ping pong table).

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Lubbock, Texas
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Be sure to get the luxurious suit. It's only couple of bucks more but worth it. You'll have everything you need for a family stay - full equipped kitchen, great beds and a sofa bed, working area, dining area and more. The Hotel is old fashioned but very well kept. The pool is amazing and the breakfast was more than enough and the restaurant has been remodeled. Great value for your money. It's just 5 minutes drive from the old town and the plaza.

Room Tip: Luxurious suit is perfect and not so expensive.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Goshen, New York
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

This Inn was such a pleasant surprise...the price was so reasonable for a weekend stay and the hotel was super clean. The staff were so lovely and the breakfast wasn't anything special but a very nice plus to the stay. There was a cute little hot tub, pool and small game/computer station that we took advantage of and really enjoyed! I was even able to take advantage of the free WIFI. The Inn is close to downtown Sante Fe as well. I recommend this stay to anyone passing through and would stay there again!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Boulder, CO
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

We paid $80 a night for an efficiency with two double beds. The room was clean, the tile in the bathroom was recently regrouted, the beds were reasonably comfortable. Towels seemed cleaned but one had a hole worn through. Our biggest complaint was the internet connection, which was so slow we often could not connect to websites or send mail. On the whole, a good bargain if you do not need a fast connection.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Whitehorse, Yukon
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132 reviews 132 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

This was a repeat stay for us at this hotel - had been here 5 years ago and chose it because the price was very reasonable and we enjoyed the first experience. Staff were polite but not overly friendly and the hotel is older, smaller and basic - not fancy rooms although our room on the second floor had lovely vaulted wooden ceiling. It is more of a motel - rooms open to the outside and it is just 2 stories. Rooms have a fridge and the bed was very comfortable. We stayed 4 nights and enjoyed the complementary breakfast - cooked Kashi cereal, fruit, cold cereals and muffins. The grounds are great and we enjoyed the pool - often had it and the hot tub to ourselves which was nice. The location is on a main street but we felt safe and the room was quiet even with a large group that were there one night enjoying the pool.
This is not an upscale hotel but it was clean, had a great, high pressure shower, and has an atmosphere that we enjoyed - and was half the cost of some of the options we considered.

Room Tip: We prefer second floor overlooking the pool and gardens but there is no elevator.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2405 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
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#5 Best Value Hotel in Santa Fe
#23 Family Hotel in Santa Fe
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Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Lamplighter Inn of Santa Fe 2*
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