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El Rey Inn

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed September 27, 2012

This was our 2nd stay at the El Rey. The first time we booked through Hotels.com and got a teeny though charming small room. This time I called the darling lady at the front desk directly. She booked us into a suite and it was fab-fabulous! Huge, light-filled, with small patios outside the sliding doors (2 sets of doors with...

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Amarillo, TX
Reviewed September 25, 2012

We were in the area, buying an older vintage vehicle. We decided to stay at El Rey, as my boyfrend has been here before. Excellent service! It is very beautiful, pleasant, and serene. A large pool and hot tub are also on the property. We had a queen deluxe room and pictures will be included in later photo(s). If we...

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
Reviewed September 20, 2012

We have stayed at the El Rey Inn many times when we have visited Santa Fe. First of all, it is far less expensive than the pricey hotels in the plaza area, but you can still have a unique setting and experience. The El Rey consists of two authenic southwestern "Route 66" tourist courts that have been beautifully restored. Each...

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Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at the El Rey two nights and it was SO much better than a chain hotel in my opinion. The rooms were old but had character. The rooms were extremely clean. The Spanish style buildings and gardens were lovely. I wish we could have taken the El Rey on the rest of our trip :)

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Havelock, Canada
Reviewed September 9, 2012

Everything good that we had read about this inn was proven to be correct. It is a beautiful example of south western architecture, it's spotless, an Audubon sanctuary within the city, big heated pool, two large hot tubs and the best breakfast we've had in years at a hotel/motel/inn. The service at breakfast is phenomenal with so many choices and...

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Minneapolis
Reviewed September 6, 2012 via mobile

The value and charm cannot be beat. Comfy beds, easy access to old Santa Fe, two beautiful hot tubs, a decent pool, and secret gardens everywhere...this place is where I'll stay every time I visit Santa Fe!

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Scottsdale, AZ
Reviewed September 5, 2012

Upon arriving at the hotel, having driven down Cerrillos Rd, we were a little concerned that we had 5 days booked at what initially appeared to be an overpriced hotel. The neighborhood wasn't very nice, with a car wash next door, and a used car lot across the sluggish, congested street. Traffic in the old run-down area was awful. Our...

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Phoenix
Reviewed September 5, 2012

I have stayed at this gem annually for nearly twenty years, and I'm likely to again. However it's sad that it is losing its charm. The grounds used to be immaculate, the rooms spotless, and service that was responsive. Now the flowers and green house are gone, bushes are overgrown, the carpets are dirty, and the wireless internet is spotty...

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Terrell W, Owner at El Rey Inn, responded to this review

We receive terrific comments on a daily basis regarding our extensive gardens and flowers as well as the grounds in general with all of the patios, secluded walkways, fountain areas, and shady grass areas where often one will be reading or visiting with fellow guests. Our gardens are certainly our "signature" for our historical southwestern inn. El Rey takes pride...

Ulaanbaatar, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Reviewed August 30, 2012

We have stayed at the El Rey twice. Both experiences good. The landscaping is lovely, the atomosphere relaxed, and the lovely continental breakfast out on the vine-covered patio absolutely meditative! We also liked little extras: "nicho"s with old "santos" paintings; the enclosed quite outdoor hottub area; the polite and unobtrusive staff, the big old pine trees and wooden carved room...

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Houston
Reviewed August 30, 2012

We found the El Rey about 20 years ago and have returned often, most recently in August 2012 for Indian Market. In a city that can get wildly expensive, the El Rey is a great affordable option conveniently located on Cerrillos Road about halfway between the downtown plaza and I-25. Now, it ain't the Four Seasons, but the rooms are...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about El Rey Inn

Address: 1862 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Location: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe
Price Range: $72 - $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — El Rey Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 86
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Also Known As:
El Rey Hotel Santa Fe
Santa Fe El Rey Inn
El Rey Santa Fe
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#1 Green Hotel in Santa Fe
#12 Romantic Hotel in Santa Fe
#14 Family Hotel in Santa Fe
#20 Business Hotel in Santa Fe
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“In the winter - try to get a room with a fireplace.”
  • Fireplace in our room - wonderful!
 of 5 bubbles DanH342, Jan 5, 2017 | Read review
“Each room different, good map on website, stay away from road. Our friends in #48 was larger and better furnished than our #49.”
 of 5 bubbles Soxgirl58, Dec 9, 2016 | Read review
“Run away from the noise, in the back and high up. Tip the clerk whatever you have to do.”
 of 5 bubbles 498michaeln, Oct 30, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with the big courtyard...beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles leticiat797, Oct 27, 2016 | Read review
“Each of the rooms is a little different from each other so, if you have a choice, select which room suits you best.”
 of 5 bubbles elli0ttian, Oct 14, 2016 | Read review
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