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Ten Thousand Waves

21 Ten Thousand Waves Way What3words: Valentine.graphical.finest, Santa Fe, NM 87501-8704
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 07/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#24 of 64 hotels in Santa Fe
Ten Thousand Waves is a unique mountain spa resort near Santa Fe, New Mexico that feels like a Japanese onsen. We're primarily a large, beautiful day spa, but for those who plan ahead, we're a great destination spa. Just a short walk through the trees from the baths and treatment areas are thirteen hotel suites. We are currently offering a minimum of two night stays beginning June 15th and have taken additional measures to protect our guests and staff from Covid. Please check our web site for all changes and new requirements. Thank you for your support as we navigate this difficult time!
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DomOfSantaFe wrote a review Jun 2020
Santa Fe, New Mexico13 contributions3 helpful votes
I had been living in physical isolation for three months when good news arrived. I heard Ten Thousand Waves was reopening, with special care and public health approved protocols. I jumped at the chance for a stay-cation and booked two nights in a bungalow, with massages, hot tubs and dinners at their bistro Izanami. Here are the highlights. Please excuse any typos as I am still adjusting to my post-Waves reality. My Bungalow My bungalow was ready early so the day started out perfect. The rooms are done in a minimalist Japanese style and while I did have Wi-Fi, I sought to take 48 hours off the net—totally unplugged. The bathroom is stocked with Waves bathing gels, shampoos and moisturizer and the waterfall shower head makes showering a joy. My typical five minute morning ritual turned into a relaxing hour, enhanced with many cups of Joe. The best part about the environment is the quiet. Soaking and Massage: Adventure Day One My Sat. afternoon started with 80 minutes booked in the Ofuro tub which boasts a sauna, shower and resting area with comfy mat, overlooking the forest. Since I arrived early the front desk staff said, “Why not enjoy an extra 20 minutes and start now?” The front desk folks (for the last three decades I’ve been visiting) are all about providing the extra touch whenever possible. After the soak, it was time for one amazing 80 minute Swedish massage from Shawn. I shared with Shawn that I would be having two massages during my stay, with one digging deep into sore spots and the other more relaxing with hot oil and soothing Swedish style. Shawn went for the really deep work. It was awesome. I should add that the Waves is as serene as ever, even amid a pandemic, except now all staff wear artfully designed face masks. (I bought one to follow protocol and blend in with the stylish, health conscious staff). Soaking and Massage: Adventure Day Two My second massage was with Angelo, a kindred spirit from Northern Italy, and he took on the noble goal of turning me, though the Lomi Lomi Hawaiian massage approach, into limp linguini with long soothing rubs and what felt like buckets of hot oil. From toes to scalp, I was treated to yet another exceptional massage--the only difference is that it’s a masked massage. Then I had 80 minutes of serenity soaking under the sun, with access to a sauna, cold pool, and shade provided by the tall trees. Journal sketching and pondering life’s mysteries followed. The Bistro The bistro Izanami, one of my favorites in town, continues with excellent service in new outdoor areas for dining overlooking the hills or their waterfall. I started dinner one with the cool watermelon gazpacho, followed by fried rice and chorizo, followed by “the bird” (aka pichi pichi tori, Japanese charcoal grilled small juicy chicken), with a sake flight (my favorite, among a large menu, is the three tasty samples of lighter, sweeter sakes). Dinner two was another gazpacho (pineapple this time) followed by sesame noodles, and Neapolitan ice cream, along with a glass of Pinot Grigio. Service was excellent and there is good natured vibe as masked service takes place. Izanami also offers boxed meals to enjoy in one’s room. Extra Care I should add that my mornings were taken up by listening to their customized music, sketching in my journal, sipping on coffee, and eating the fruit and granola provided. Asking for extras is easily done (I devoured the granola), as the front desk staff is there to make the stay as pleasant as possible. A driver is always available to take a guest from the bistro and spa to the bungalows below, though it’s an easy stroll (if one keeps the tempting sake in moderation). As someone with a background in public health, I appreciate all the new features, safety protocols, extra cleaning and sanitizing, all done with an eye on the guest’s and staff’s health and safety. Meeting a Vital Need We live in what can only be described as one of the planet’s more surreal times amid colliding crises. (It’s a long list for anyone paying attention.) Instead of the weeklong vacation I was due, I had for two days the perfect Waves retreat—an escape that left me feeling energized and ready to take on whatever the future holds. Thank you Waves founder Duke and the entire staff for make the necessary adjustments so that your powerful place of serenity and healing can continue to serve. You are needed now more than ever.
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Date of stay: June 2020
Response from Tony_Allegretti, Keeper of the Dream at Ten Thousand Waves
Responded Jun 24, 2020
Dom, We can't thank you enough for the very kind and gracious review. We're glad to have guests like you visit us after being closed for so long - your compassionate manner made for a relaxing and enjoyable re-opening. We truly appreciate you!
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katiekjellstranburns wrote a review Mar 2020
Fredericksburg, Texas16 contributions10 helpful votes
My mom and I are on a getaway trip to Santa Fe. We made reservations online about three weeks ago. I have heard of this facility from my sister-in-law. We wanted to book a package, but there was not one that had the services that we wanted. In their website at the time you could build your own package of three services or more and receive the premium private hot tub for free by booking the three services. Otherwise the premium private hot tub cost $100. I confirmed this with the person I talked to on the phone and he said that we would for sure get the private hot tub for free. We were very excited. I confirmed the time with him and put it in my phone. I received a generic email from ten thousand waves that just confirmed the day that we were getting our service. We were disappointed to find out that we were over an hour early, so apparently we discussed two different times. I of course had the generic email, so no proof that I we had booked the 11:30 time which was earlier. I know this is the time we discussed because I put it in my phone while I was talking to the gentleman at ten thousand... We were very upset to find out that we were in fact charged the $100 for the private hot tub. When I went to protest, the young man showed me the website which looked very different from the one we used when booking three weeks ago. A young lady had suggested earlier when there was confusion about the time, that there were some different things technology wise for a time. The manager gave us a 20% discount in the services when there was the mix up about the time. It was my fault for not fully clarifying and just trusting. We really liked our massages and treatments, but we would never have booked the private hot tub for $100. I recommend getting a detailed confirmation of your booking including prices before you go for your treatments. It kinda turned a nice experience into a negative one. :(
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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kbass0001 wrote a review Dec 2019
Kentucky88 contributions15 helpful votes
My partner and I visited the spa during our anniversary trip to Santa Fe. This place came highly recommended by an acquaintance who resided in Santa Fe. We both booked massages (not couples) and loved them. Afterwards we headed to the outdoor Grand Bath area and enjoyed the juxtaposition of the February snow and the hot water. The entire property is nestled in a serene wood setting. We would definitely go again.
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Date of stay: February 2019
166susano wrote a review Nov 2019
College Station, Texas70 contributions22 helpful votes
We stayed in Full Moon. It is a delightful property. Full Moon was comfortable, full kitchen, nice bath, TOTO toilet is one to experience. The bed was disappointing at best though. The spa was a whole different experience. Being a therapist myself I can be very critical of spa services that I have received over my 38 full time career. I was matched with a seasoned therapist who was barely in the room for my first session. He seemed to come alive when he gave me the salt scrub which was quite nice. He became more personably. My husband loved his therapist and 90 minute signature spa service. The spa property is breathtakiing. Loved sitting outside in the cold soaking our feet in the hot tub waiting. The quiet room was equal in creating a fabulous experience. Would defnitely go back regardless of the price charged.
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Date of stay: November 2019
RollinStone66 wrote a review Sep 2019
Goodyear19 contributions14 helpful votes
I was on a mother-daughter getaway in Santa Fe in September 2019. We specifically booked with Ten Thousand Waves because it was described as serene and peaceful. We were looking forward to an afternoon of rejuvenation and pampering. My 90 minute massage left a lot to be desired, but my daughter enjoyed hers with Kai. We wanted to spend a couple hours in the women's pool, but gave up the idea as the pool was crowded and anything but serene. The women's locker room was so crowded I could not put on my clothes until some ladies left. The "aisle" in the locker room is approximately 3 feet wide and a bench runs down the middle. You have to sidestep other people to get to your locker. A woman was drying her hair at the mirror in the locker room and I could not get by her, even when she attempted to squeeze up to the counter. I tried to move to the other side of the bench and tripped, but did not fall. There were other ladies on that side of the bench, and they had to move back out of the very narrow aisle to let me get to my locker. We spent over $400 for massages and the hassle of the locker room. I was completely disenchanted. When I mentioned the congestion to the front desk, I was told that there were two bachelorette parties at the spa. My question is: "Why wasn't I told that the spa was going to be crowded that day and given an opportunity to book another date?" I won't be back.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ten Thousand Waves
Which popular attractions are close to Ten Thousand Waves?
Nearby attractions include Santa Fe Honey Salon & Tea Shop (4.4 miles), Santa Fe Mountain Adventures (4.2 miles), and Nedra Matteucci Galleries (3.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ten Thousand Waves?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Ten Thousand Waves?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ten Thousand Waves?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ten Thousand Waves?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sazón, Geronimo, and Sassella.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ten Thousand Waves?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Ten Thousand Waves?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Ten Thousand Waves?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Santa Fe Plaza (3.5 miles), Loretto Chapel (3.5 miles), and The Oldest House (3.6 miles).
Does Ten Thousand Waves have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Ten Thousand Waves accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.