I had the opportunity to stay at The Sage Inn for 4 days. I didn't know anything about the hotel, and had never been to New Mexico, but I got a fantastic Hotwire deal on the hotel that included breakfast and I had some free air miles so I was excited to go. My sister and I booked the hotel sight unseen knowing as long as it was in a safe neighborhood and didn't seem like a brothel we would be fine since we wouldn't be in the room much anyway.
To our great delight and discovery the hotel was close to absolutely everything in the Santa Fe Plaza we wanted to see, it was in walking distance of museums, shopping, restaurants, or public transport. We found the hotel well lit, but not to bright for sleeping, very clean and groomed grounds, with a nice laundramat, There was plenty of parking and a quiet room at the backside of the hotel next to, and overlooking a beautiful and quiet city park space. I would book my mother a room here and know she would be safe, happy and looked after, but not bothered.
The hotel desk provided maps upon check in and a free in town shuttle driven by fantastic and polite, friendly drivers who treated us like family. The staff were so prompt and informative right down to the breakfast room help who told us of a place to explore that was a favorite of his. The rooms were spotless, housekeeping was accommodating, I found the room well appointed with the basics, updated local decor, no funk, and with a $5.00 per day rental of a room refrigerator we were set.
We didn't want to just be tourist, but learn the city like a local, visiting the 'Must See' sights, but the hidden gems on a local can know. We were surprised to find during our breakfast in the hotel breakfast room, a personal invitation to a $12.00 walking tour of downtown from the guide. Best money spent on the trip and we were on a TIGHT budget. We hopped the free Inn Shuttle with the guide (Jerry Rightman) and started our adventure at the State Capitol. We were introduced to local and state history, art, shopping, and even several hidden treasures of history I imagine few locals are even aware exist. The weather was cold, rainy, snowy, and it didn't hamper the tour at all, as Jerry was very humorous, well informed, and took an interest in the things we wanted to know about. Even if you do not stay at the Sage Inn, I highly recommend Jerry Rightman Tour Guide and Museum Docent.Contact at the Inn or email@example.com His love and knowledge of art and history comes out in his tour, without the stuffy docent attitude gallery towns can sometimes present. We made friends, not just travel plans when we stayed in this hotel. If you need a good, friendly, safe and clean place to stay but not all the trimmings of a five-star resort hotel, this is the place to stay. Nice Breakfast selection/24 hour coffee, coin-op laundry so you can wash your clothes, good people who love living in New Mexico on staff, and every accommodation you need when away from home. In my book this was a 5 star experience in a 3-4 star hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Santa Fe Sage Inn is an excellent choice for affordable lodging in downtown Santa Fe. The hotel offers 155 attractive, comfortable rooms with free amenities including a "Healthy Start" breakfast, exercise facility, guest laundry, wireless high-speed internet and downtown shuttle services. The Santa Fe Sage Inn is located only six blocks from the historic plaza and across the street from the Railyard Park dining and shopping district. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Santa Fe Sage Hotel Santa Fe
- Sage Inn