This complex consists of fifteen 2-floor buildings with 8 units per building. The center of the grounds is home to the sports court, pool, barbeques, and tables and chairs. There is also a small fitness room in the gatehouse building. It is an older style "Residence Inn" but it does have a lot of charm. The upper floors are nice but the stairs can be quite a challenge to haul luggage up and down. The newer "Residence Inn" properties we have stayed in are 2-floor single structure buildings with elevators. No elevators here.
The main Gatehouse building has a nice, lodge-like feeling and look. The staff is courteous and helpful. We especially appreciated David's helpfulness, going out of his way to help us find directions to our next stop. Printing out a map, marking the route, and offering suggestions. He is a very professional person and a credit to the Marriott brand.
Our room was a second-floor studio which was surprisingly spacious! Although it didn't have the separate bedroom many "Residence Inn" properties have, it seemed to flow better and look more attractive as a studio set-up.
The kitchen was a very good size and had a full-size stove and oven, dishwasher, full-size refrigerator, and plenty of counter space. Attractive granite topped the light colored wood cabinetry and many other surfaces throughout the unit. In keeping with the Santa Fe style, much of the wood trim (headboards, night stands, desks, etc.) were painted an olive-taupe color.
Carpets were clean and in good shape, the towels were very nice and soft, bedding comfortable, and the room even has a fireplace! Breakfast was okay, pretty much what most of the Residence Inn properties offer (but some do it better, like the Phoenix airport Residence Inn). We were only here for one breakfast.
The actual Santa Fe location for this property is just about half way between the freeways and the "Paseo de Peralta". We did not run across any restaurants on our walks and had planned ahead, packing food for dinner. After a long drive, it was nice to eat at "home". The map says there is a "Smith's: market on Pacheco (about 2 blocks from the Residence Inn but we did not see it).
Location-wise, this property is in a medical services complex location and it was so very quiet. Lots of green grass everywhere on the property and around the business grounds. We took long walks in both directions and enjoyed the little park area in the neighborhood nearby.
The pool area closes at 10 p.m. and it is busy! Popular with families, the 4-year old segment of the population make themselves known (and heard). We were looking forward to 10 p.m. rolling around!
Nice place, we would stay here again.
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- Also Known As:
- Residence Inn Santa Fe Hotel Santa Fe
- Santa Fe Residence Inn