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342 E Buena Vista St, Santa Fe, NM 87505-2623
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 10/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Fe
Travelers' Choice
Experience warm Santa Fe style and charm in this Iconic Santa Fe adobe estate occupying an acre of terraced gardens walking distance from the Santa Fe Plaza, Canyon Road, and Rail Yard. Our Santa Fe bed and breakfast will pamper you with gourmet breakfast, afternoon tea, twilight social reception, and concierge service. Guests will also enjoy complimentary parking and free Wi-Fi internet. Constructed in Spanish-Pueblo Revival style, our Santa Fe inn dates to the mid-1800's and is one of Santa Fe's most historically significant buildings. Located just 6 blocks from the Plaza, Canyon Rd, restaurants, shops and galleries.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Photo copier / fax In business center
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Air conditioning
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Seating area
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Judith D wrote a review Oct 17
300 contributions144 helpful votes
Beautifully restored historic Inn. Tastefully decorated, comfortable and well appointed rooms. Delicious breakfasts in the lovely dining room that overlooks the gardens. Welcoming Inn in the historic district of Santa Fe. Just a short walk to wonderful restaurants and art galleries.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Make dinner reservations. Coming from Taos? take the scenic high road south to Santa Fe. Capitol...
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Sammiches wrote a review Oct 2020
Dallas, Texas281 contributions21 helpful votes
Property's Favorite Review
My husband and I had never stayed at a Bed and Breakfast before, and if our stay at Inn of the Turquoise Bear is any indication of how amazing Bed and Breakfasts can be, we’ll be hard pressed to stay in a traditional hotel if we can help it going forward. There are so many special touches that made our stay unique and elevated. First, before we get to the fun stuff, let me say that we felt really safe with all the COVID-19 protocols that were in place. Any employees we came across were properly masked and social distance was observed. Upon pulling up to the property, you are greeted by this majestic, meticulously maintained compound atop a small hill. The sprawling building is a great example of Pueblo architecture both inside and out. The common areas are chock full of character, and is pretty much the antithesis of corporate, cookie-cutter chain hotels. The atmosphere is friendly, inviting and creative. There is an extraordinary history associated with the property as it was once owned by the literary figure Witter Brynner and has seen a parade of prominent authors, artists and silver screen luminaries on stay on the premises. We stayed in the Ansel Adams suite and loved everything about it! The decor was spot-on and every detail is so carefully thought out. We loved the thick Adobe walls, mix of rustic and mid-century modern furnishings. The bathroom was especially luxurious as it featured a claw foot tub and large dual sinks. There was plenty of seating throughout the suite which served as the perfect home base for our busy activity schedule while in Santa Fe. Another big plus about the Inn of the Turquoise Bear was the close proximity to the Plaza and all the other activities we did. There are even amazing food trucks barely two blocks away that were incredible! The location was so ideal and because of how the property is situated, you feel like you are in a more remote setting. As for the breakfast, there were various options available every morning. The dishes were of the comfort food variety and echoed the season. Some of the meals I indulged in during my stay were spiced pumpkin waffles, muesli pancakes and a frittata with herbs from the garden. I only got around to taking a picture of one of these breakfasts as I was already scarfing down the food before I thought to take a picture! We were also served fresh juice smoothies with breakfast that were delicious. There was classical music playing in the mornings in the dining hall and it just sets the perfect mood for a day full of possibilities. In the afternoon you can find fresh baked pie slices and/ or cookies in the reception area. These treats were the perfect pick-me-up after a day of strenuous hiking. Overall, we could not have asked for a more gratifying stay in Santa Fe. Our trip to The Bear will be one that is treasured for a lifetime. The innkeepers Dan and Alex did a marvelous job in ensuring our stay was flawless. I would highly recommend staying here and if the opportunity should present itself to visit Santa Fe, I don’t think we would want to stay anywhere else but here.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
4 Helpful votes
Response from Dan Clark, Owner at Inn of the Turquoise Bear
Responded Nov 2, 2020
What a beautiful review of your stay at our Inn Michelle! We work very hard at all the little things necessary to make sure our guests feel comfortable and attended to during their stay with us. It's so gratifying to receive validation that someone actually notices them and that they impacted the enjoyment of our guest's stay. We are delighted that you and Chris enjoyed your stay and found it a truly relaxing escape! Isn't that what travelers are looking for? We enjoyed having you say with us. Thank you for staying with us and for sharing your experience with others!
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Debbie & Greg Nelson wrote a review Oct 16
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My wife and I spent 5 nights at this entirely delightful B&B. Great location; within easy walking distance from the center of town. Beautiful property. Very cozy and comfortable. Nicely decorated rooms, and spacious as well. The common areas are quite attractive and inviting. The breakfasts are not to be missed, and complete with a creative and different home cooked entree served in a beautiful dining room. Best of all, is the Owner/Innkeeper, Dan. He is professional, affable, and will ensure all goes well with your stay ant the Inn of the Turquoise Bear. We will certainly be back again.
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Date of stay: October 2021
bizmark95 wrote a review Oct 7
2 contributions1 helpful vote
My wife and I went to the Inn for our 36th anniversary. This historic home/compound was the perfect setting for a trip to Santa Fe. Dan and Alex were incredible hosts and made everything simple and comfortable. The Inn was very quiet. The daily breakfast was homemade, delicious and changed each day. Coffee was fresh ground, aromatic, and available all day. Walk to old Santa Fe and all the local shops and galleries, and a short drive to many beautiful hiking trails.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Response from Dan Clark, Owner at Inn of the Turquoise Bear
Responded 1 week ago
We are so pleased you both enjoyed your special Anniversary trip to Santa Fe and stay at our Inn Mark. We understand the value of celebrating life's milestone with a special trip....particularly now. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for staying with us and for posting your review!
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WenC14 wrote a review Oct 2
Atwater, Ohio68 contributions41 helpful votes
As always the Inn of the Turquoise Bear is wonderful. We loved our Georgia 0"Keefe room, the fabulous breakfasts, the guests that we met and of course, Dan and Alex. It is our favorite get-away place in our favorite place, Santa Fe. It is truly "THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT"! See you soon!
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: Every room is great. We have stayed at the Georgia O'Keefe room and before that the...
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Response from Dan Clark, Owner at Inn of the Turquoise Bear
Responded 1 week ago
It was wonderful to have you back with us again Wendy & Ralph! We so enjoy our return guests and are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for sharing your experience with others by posting your review!
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$242 - $438 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Inn of the Turquoise Bear
Which popular attractions are close to Inn of the Turquoise Bear?
Nearby attractions include Paseo Pottery (0.5 miles), Santa Fe Mountain Adventures (0.6 miles), and Nedra Matteucci Galleries (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Inn of the Turquoise Bear?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Inn of the Turquoise Bear?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Inn of the Turquoise Bear?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Inn of the Turquoise Bear?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Inn of the Turquoise Bear?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sazón, Geronimo, and Kakawa Chocolate House.
Is Inn of the Turquoise Bear located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Santa Fe.
Are pets allowed at Inn of the Turquoise Bear?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Inn of the Turquoise Bear?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Inn of the Turquoise Bear?
Many travelers enjoy visiting New Mexico History Museum (0.7 miles), Santa Fe Plaza (0.7 miles), and Loretto Chapel (0.6 miles).