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Inn at Vanessie

427 W Water St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1858
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#27 of 65 hotels in Santa Fe
Located in the heart of downtown Santa Fe, Vanessie is ideally situated 2 short scenic walking blocks to the famous Historic Plaza and the revitalized Railyard Arts District, cozily tucked away in the quiet serenity of our own block bordered by San Francisco and Water Street. Immerse yourself in our exceptional creature comforts and memorable southwestern hospitality. Each of our 21 guest rooms and suites are individually decorated and uniquely designed. Our critically acclaimed Vanessie Restaurant & Lounge, providing over 35 years in ultimate dining pleasure and world famous live music and entertainment, is a Santa Fe Landmark.
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Property amenities
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Horseback riding
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Bicycle tours
Evening entertainment
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
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Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Ted B wrote a review Yesterday
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The hotel suffers from a lack of maintenance. Rooms were not kept, Landscaping is dying. Paint is peeling, Associates on site are not helpful. Breakfast items were stale, but the coffee was good. Although I was told repeatedly that there was free wifi, none was available.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: What you see is not what you get!
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susanlevinfl wrote a review Sep 16
Boynton Beach, Florida14 contributions11 helpful votes
I checked into the Inn after two terrible night at the Hilton Buffalo Thunder. The Inn is close to everything and barely needed my car. the room was comfortable, the staff at check in were delightful. I did not eat dinner there but stopped in the restaurant to enjoy the music and have a night cap...Carlos the bartender is absolutely delightful and the customers were all friendly. So a great place to end your evening with a few cocktails and not have to drive any where. The bed and bedding were comfortable. I noticed I did not have duvet as indicated and checked at the front desk....not only did they remedy the situation to followed me to my room to make sure nothing else was forgotten. The water pressure in the shower was amazing. You will find it hard to shut off the water and leave. I stayed in the Sioux Room...and it was just me which was fine. The only warning I would give guests is that some of the rooms are up a steep flight of stairs and no one to help with luggage. I am a 67 yr old in good shape so I managed. But that was really the only downside. So check or indicate you would prefer a ground floor if steps are an issue. The room security is AWESOME. Overall a great stay...coffee (Keurig) in the room as well as bottled water. Enjoy the Inn at Vanessie and all that Sante Fe has to offer.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Hotel quiet but if stairs are an issue, let them know when make a reservation.
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Addison wrote a review Sep 5
Denver, Colorado1 contribution
Let me start by saying I stayed at this Inn in April. It was not pleasant. While I understand the restrictions of COVID, it doesn't make up for lack of hospitality. Check-in was dry and seem a chore. I don't remember her name. As she didn't give it. She showed us to room and typed in a combination. "Enjoy your stay" as she walked away. Never interacted with staff after that. Made a reservation again as it fit my budget. I am thinking of moving myself and my business to Santa fe. I need to know more about this city. Between covid and my last stay I didn't learn much. As I arrived at the Inn I reluctantly approached I was greeted by a smiling woman who warmly said "Hello!"! She explained everything about the property and the piano bar. Her name was Natalie and she is the Front Desk Manager. Whoever found her deserves some kudos. At her recommendation I went to the piano bar. Not really my scene , but why not. It was fun. The entertainment was fun. The audience really interacted. There was laughter and a good vibe in room. Sat at the bar and was served by Stef. She makes a good drink. Had the sliders and they were pretty good. The only weird thing the menu was all over the place. Seemed a little random. The next morning there was a man at the desk named Devon. I wanted to explore Santa Fe so asked for him to recommend some different type of restaurants and best places to explore. Wow. This guy knows his stuff. Let me say he talked up the piano bar first for two minutes. Most hotels recommend their own restaurants first. But this guy really takes pride in telling how much fun the piano bar is. I asked for good local food. He sent me to Maria's. It was so good. Their chile is hot and margaritas strong. For fine dining he sent me to The Coyote Cafe. The doing room is beautiful with huge windows. The food and presentation was elegant and inventive. It deserves its world famous reputation. For something more casual he sent me to Del Charo. He said mostly locals hang out and to sit at the bar. I was able get a stool at the bar. Santa Fe people are friendly! Raquel was the bartender. Personable and makes a mean Bloody Mary. The were two gentleman sitting next to me who were local. They were so nice and funny. They asked where I was staying. I told them and they know Devon! One was named Sam he use to be Mayor of Santa Fe. The other guy who's name I cant remember has known him a long time too. I did other tourist visit stuff and had great time. This trip was 100% more pleasant than my last. Whoever has brought in this crew as a whole did should be a headhunter. I will be back as I am closer to a decision about moving. I asked Devon for a good realtor. The one he recommended has already sent some good listings. I'll be back Santa Fe. You can thank the Inn at Vanessis for that
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
JDrisk wrote a review Aug 2021
San Antonio, Texas189 contributions116 helpful votes
My hubby and I spent two nights here while visiting Santa Fe last week. The staff was accommodating and friendly. We stayed in Room 1 (bottom floor). It was SUPER convenient to unload and load all of our luggage being that we LITERALLY were able to park RIGHT outside our private, gated entrance. Our private entrance lead to a private patio with two chairs and a table. Once in the room, we were impressed with it's size. It had a king size bed with lovely bedding, comfy pillows and sheets. There was a comfy arm chair for relaxing or reading, a desk that I used more as a vanity, a hotel size fridge stocked with two bottles or water and coffee creamer, a Keurig with K cups, a closet and a bathroom. The bathroom was comfortable but a little tight for 2 people at the same time. The sink is a pedestal sink with a lip that can hold a few toiletries but there isn't any counter space in the bathroom. The mini split air conditioner worked very well in keeping us and the room plenty cold. It was a bit noisy but I alerted the front desk upon check out and asked them to look at it. There is a safe in the room but I couldn't get it to close (also alerted the front desk). I am sure that they will address those issues. I wish our floors would have been a little cleaner. I believe that when housekeeping comes in, they leave small pebbles on the floor; but that is easily fixable. It's location to the Plaza downtown is PERFECT-easily, easily walkable to the plaza area. We never drove once we checked in. Everything was close enough to walk. We also had drinks and appetizers in the hotel restaurant. It has a full bar and dinner menu. There was also live entertainment, which was very fun. The hotel serves a complimentary breakfast of a few juices and pastries but we didn't eat there. There is no pool or hot tub. All in all, I loved this hotel. I would stay again.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Ask for the 1st floor; no elevators that I saw. There are spiral staircases that would be...
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Rob M wrote a review Aug 2021
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This would have been a very pleasant "boutique" hotel about 40 or 50 years ago, but it has not aged very well at all. I move rooms twice before bailing out to stay at one of the better hotels in town. The first room was very oddly configured with no seating and with a little tv mounted to a wall at the side of the bed. The bathroom was short on typical linens like a bath mat. I listened to Harleys drag race up and down the nearby main road for a couple of hours as I tried to sleep. At 5 AM I was awakened as some sort of pump next to the room started throbbing, much like a Harley motorcycle warming up. After about 20 minutes it stopped, but started again at 7AM. The next room was at the opposite end of the property and was very quiet. The light switches had not been properly wired, but the major problem in that room was that there was no wifi signal at all, plus there was a skylight directly over the head of the bed - great for those who like to rise with the sun, but no way to cover the damn thing for someone who wants to sleep a little later. Moved again, this time to a room with a very weak and inconsistent wifi signal, good darkness, functional, but upside down light switches/dimmers, and unfortunately adjacent to a room occupied by a bunch of frat boys who whooped and hollered while playing loud rock music until 2 AM. Although the staff told me that the problem with wifi was "the adobe walls are very thick" those same walls did little to damp out sound waves. Furniture was old and of limited functionality, and in the last room the upholstery on the chair was coming apart. The staff was quite congenial and made up all sorts of explanations for the shortcomings of their establishment, and ultimately I learned that the room with no wifi was supposed to poach on the wifi from a related business across the street, but those darned adobe walls were the problem, and that the upside-down mounted fan and light switch was due to the old wires being upside down! I took a peak at the labels on the linens in the second room, and was not surprised to find that they had been made by Nestwell, certainly not an Italian linen company as advertised on the web sit. Overall, this was a rather bad experience, and I left early, sleep deprived and frustrated. The staff made no objection to my leaving and called a nearby hotel to help me get a room. I have since received a refund of the money paid for the unused remainder of the stay.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: I could not find a genuinely comfortable room for reasons stated above
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Frequently Asked Questions about Inn at Vanessie
Which popular attractions are close to Inn at Vanessie?
Nearby attractions include Georgia O'Keeffe Museum (0.2 miles), Lensic Performing Arts Center (0.2 miles), and El Flamenco Cabaret (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Inn at Vanessie?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Inn at Vanessie?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Inn at Vanessie?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Inn at Vanessie?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Inn at Vanessie?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sassella, Dolina Bakery & Cafe, and El Callejon Taqueria and Grill.
Is Inn at Vanessie located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Santa Fe.
Are pets allowed at Inn at Vanessie?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Inn at Vanessie?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Inn at Vanessie?
Many travelers enjoy visiting New Mexico History Museum (0.3 miles), Loretto Chapel (0.4 miles), and Santa Fe Plaza (0.4 miles).
Is Inn at Vanessie accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.