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“Great value in Santa Fe!” 4 of 5 stars
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La Quinta Inn Santa Fe
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4298 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507   |  
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Ranked #34 of 60 hotels in Santa Fe
Scottsbluff, Nebraska, United States
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great value in Santa Fe!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Santa Fe can be an expensive place to stay but LaQuinta was a great value. The room was clean and comfortable. And it's always a plus when our dogs stay for free. It's in a good location, close to restaurants offering a wide variety of choices. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Elk Grove, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I stayed three nights at La Quinta, around New Year's. I brought two dogs. They charged different amounts for different nights, averaging around $70. The room was clean and had two beds, which took up a lot of the space. I had had to book at the last minute when the hotel I had booked through Expedia turned out to have a no pet policy. Advice: don't believe Expedia about pet policies! I stayed on the second floor, and there was an elevator. The room was quiet and comfortable, but there was no refrigerator or microwave, which made a three day stay more difficult. The breakfast was basic, but they have an arrangement with the "Flying Tortilla" next door for a 10% discount on meals, and that place is great! I would stay here again. The only down side is that it's very far down Cerrillos from Santa Fe.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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phoenix
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

We like La Quinta because they don't charge extra for dogs. Their rooms are clean and large--large enough that I, my husband, and our two dogs can maneuver around each other with a minimum of inconvenience. That said, we've stayed in better La Quintas.

No fees and large rooms aside, this is not a truly “dog-friendly” hotel. There is no good place to walk your dog, no good place to let them go to the bathroom. The hotel sits at the edge of a mall parking lot; the few non-paved places are either rocky or rife with thorns. We stayed here 2 nights. Each time we took our dogs out, they got thorns in their paws. Not fun for us, trying to pull out the thorns without hurting our fingers. Far less fun for our dogs.

The room, while basically fine, nonetheless gave off a mild “ick” vibe. I can’t put my finger on anything in particular to support this other than, despite the flat-screen TV, the place felt outdated, like a house that had been quickly and cheaply flipped prior to being put on the market. The mattress was mid-firm and comfortable enough (we like a very firm bed); the linens and the bathroom were clean; the towels were not exactly soft but soft enough; everything was bright enough. But the carpet was old looking, the shower curtain wasn’t curved, and the bathroom counter was chipped or discolored in places. Perhaps I should not use the Flagstaff (AZ) La Quinta as the baseline, but I do. The Flagstaff LQ has the feeling of a new (or at least updated) apartment complex that caters to its residents. Santa Fe’s LQ felt like it was mildly happy we were there, but could frankly do without us.

I can’t say anything one way or another about the breakfast. I have celiac disease; free waffles and muffins and cold cereals are no bargain when you can’t digest them.

This was not an awful hotel by any means. Room size and cleanliness alone put it far above many other pet-friendly places we’ve stayed. But--especially because of the thorns in our dogs’ paws--the Santa Fe LQ is just enough off-kilter that we will explore other options for our next visit. We may come back to La Quinta, or we may forgo rewards points and the lack of fees for something a little better on our dogs’ feet.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

A very nice affordable place to stay. It could use a little more choices for breakfast but all in all it was clean and well taken care of. It is hard to beat for the price and the location is not far from the old part of town. It is also located close to many restaurants so you have a choice of the type of food that you could eat. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Grand Lake, Colorado
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

I appreciated the cheap rate, dog friendliness, and cleanliness, but other than that, I have stayed at nicer La Quintas. What was the most disappointing was the loud next door neighbors super late at night (not the hotel's fault), and the most horrible excuse for a "continental" breakfast that I have ever seen.

Don't be fooled by their promise of a breakfast. I consider a continental breakfast to provide more than a stale bagel or a creepy individually wrapped Smucker's waffle.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

We were looking for an alternative to the pretentious, elbow-to-elbow, expensive, hard-to-park lodging properties near the plaza in Santa Fe.

This La Quinta fit the bill.

Their location on Cerillos Rd. gave us easy access to restaurants and shopping in the central city, while allowing us to avoid downtown hassles when we went on side trips outside the city. Rooms were clean (if a little old-fashioned) and service was up to La Quinta standards. Plenty of chain restaurants and stores were nearby. The room rate---even over a busy holiday weekend---was a far cry from the $200 a night for hotels, quaint inns and resorts nearer the central business district.

Choose a place with carved furniture, in-room chimeneas and Navajo blankets on the walls for the complete Santa Fe experience. But this La Quinta is a sensible alternative for many travelers.



  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Additional Information about La Quinta Inn Santa Fe

Address: 4298 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507
Location: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#23 Business Hotel in Santa Fe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — La Quinta Inn Santa Fe 2*
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