When we stayed here in late October / early November 2012, they had almost finished all the rennovation on the property. The property consists of small buildings around the periphery, with 4 rooms in each building. There are 2 levels to the buildings and no elevators, but the front desk offers help for your luggage if you have a 2nd floor room.
The rooms are reasonably quiet, but I did hear some parking lot noise a couple nights from late arrivals.
The rooms are very nice and clean (my wife is a "clean-freak"). They come with a kitchen that includes full-sized appliances (oven, stove, microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator). There is an adequate selection of kitchen utensils and cooking equipment. The only small appliances are a coffee maker and a toaster. Sadly, there is no blender.
The counters in the kitchen and bathroom are granite. The toilet and bathtub/shower are behind a separate door and the bathroom counter is very large with a single cabinet below.
There is a fireplace, sofa, and desk in the room. The reception sells reasonably priced compressed wood logs for the fireplace ($5 per log), or you can buy the same at the nearby Smith's grocery store ($20 for 6 logs).
There are very small balconies off the rooms. Realistically, you would probably only enjoy them if you were on the 2nd floor. The walkways and parking lot are too close to the 1st floor balconies.
They offer a free breakfast each morning. The selection and quality isn't super great, but is a good solution if you don't want to make breakfast yourself in the kitchen or go somewhere. Sadly, on Sunday they did not have enough food out for the guests and people were hovering around the counters waiting for more to be brought out.
Housekeeping was suprisingly stingy with the soap. Typically, they leave a backup set of soaps and shampoos on the 2nd day, so that you never run out. They don't practice that here. We were baffled one day to come back and only have 1 bar of soap to share between the bath and sink.
The front desk is efficient and friendly. They will provide help with directions and other conceirge functions.
The location is actually pretty good. You are about 10 minutes away from the Plaza. It's very easy to follow the street where the hotel is located (Galisteo St.) towards the downtown. After you cross the river, the 2nd stop sign is for Water Street. You can turn left and then enter a parking garage mid block (right turn). That puts you within a couple blocks of the Plaza itself. You are still close to either I-25 or St. Francis St, if you want to take a day trip out of town.
Overally, I would stay here again. It's a good hotel, plus, I am a loyal Marriot customer.
I recommend a 2nd floor room on the North side, with a balcony that faces the parking lot. You can...
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