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“Relaxing and charming”
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Hotel Santa Fe
Ranked #13 of 47 Hotels in Puerto Escondido
Brandon, South Dakota
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“Relaxing and charming”
Reviewed November 22, 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Santa Fe for a week November 2011. The staff was more than accommodating, the rooms were wonderfully kept, and the breakfast was amazing.
We didn't have a "view"-but you really don't need one. The ocean is steps away. The room was spacious (huge closet), and housekeeping even picked up my clothes off the floor.
The location is great. Right on Zicatela, but on the quiet end. It's super easy to walk out the doors of the Santa Fe and hail a cab to the most beautiful swimming beach ever-Carrizalillo. (20 pesos will get you there-make a deal prior to getting into the cab).

1. Always order fruit juice at the Santa Fe: orange, pineapple, etc. It's amazing. It's fresh. Yum.
2. Eat breakfast at Santa Fe (hotcakes con fruta is the way to go), then spend the day at Carrizalillo Beach and eat lunch there. Guacamole. Fish Tacos. Octopus. Fresh Oysters.
3. Drink as many mojitos as you can. Day and night. They are soooo good.
4. Watch spongebob in Spanish when you are getting ready to go out at night. Very entertaining.
5. There are super cute rings made out of shells at a shop on Zicatela. These make a nice gift for someone back home.
6. Learn Spanish. No one speaks English. I felt like an idiot half of the time.

Have fun!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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San Antonio, Texas
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2011

Pros:
-Clean Hotel
-Good Restaurant
-Decent Badroom
-Nice Pool

Cons:
-Uncomfortable bed (the hard one you usually get on cheaper hotels)
-Ant and mosquito problem
-The room are very Noisy.
-The pillows smelled like mold


In conclusion.
It's not a bad hotel, but I would expected a better hotel for the priced I paid.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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116 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2011

We went in August 2010 and stayed in Puerto through September. We arrived by bus, after 9 slow hours, at 4:00 am and we warmly greeted and showed a few rooms for us to choose from. Lovely warm atmosphere and helpful staff that speaks good english.

We rented a house but continued to go back to eat there. The food was consistantly good and the Tamales are out of this world!!!! I hate tamales but after 2 months decided to brave one after the waiter said they were fantastic....he was right...nothing like I am used to, mainly big gluey mass of corn meal in a corn husk...noooo, amazing subtle sweet sauteed vegetables and a thin layer of corn meal folded flat in a banana leaf. YUM.

You can`t beat the place!!!

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  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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22 reviews
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Reviewed May 31, 2011

I recommend Hotel Santa Fe. The architecture and layout is lovely, the grounds well-kept, clean, and generally quiet, the staff pleasant and helpful, and the location ideal (just across the street from the beach, and midway between the surfer-rastafarian scene to the south versus the old-town local charm to the north ... if you're interested in seeing a little of both, you can't pick a better site).

If you don't feel like making the "long" trip down the the beach, you can hang out by one of the pools, or on the extensive patio (and restaurant) overlooking the ocean. I worked through a lot of rum and reading overlooking the ocean on that patio ...

In the ideal world, more of Santa Fe's rooms would have a view (as it is, only a handful of rooms nearest the beach offer that amenity), and the restaurant might be a bit less expensive. But in the grand scheme of things, I found little to complain about.

Unless you intend to spend a large portion of your time within the confines of your room, there are few reasons not to like this place.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Canada
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33 reviews
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Reviewed May 5, 2011

Puerto Escondido is a haven for those wishing to go cheap. However if you have finally realized you can't take it with you and that the kids will use your money to buy Oakleys, stay here. It isn't expensive, except by Puerto Escondido standards, and It is very nice. Unlike alot of the surfing strip locations it is calm and comfortable. Well located for walks on Zipolito ,the sufers beach, or playa municipal, the family beach it is a great place. The restaurant with, a strong vegetarian offering, is excelent, the lap pool is lovely, the rooms are more than adequate. Internet was iffy although access from the formidable coffee shop underneath the hotel was always good.

The views from the patio and from the restaurant are lovely.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Corfu, Greece
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42 reviews
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Reviewed March 7, 2011

A great location just across the road from the beach. Service was good and the staff were pleasant. Swimming pools were good and well maintained. Restaurant was good for breakfast (advertised International cuisine but no meat not even chicken and too many vegetarian dishes). We booked a Jr. Suite 4 months ahead and were given a suite in the old part of the hotel which was overlooking a noisy road and smelled of mold (It did not look anything like the photos on their web site). We finally moved to a newer suite after a week. We have been vacationing in Mexico for over forty years and thought we had read between the lines of the reviews ... were sadly disappointed in the Santa Fe.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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St. Paul, MN
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed January 25, 2011

Great staff. Prime location - right on the beach. Beautiful hotel - like a Spanish villa.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Santa Fe
Address: Blvd Zicatela y Calle del Morro S/N, Puerto Escondido 71980, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Puerto Escondido
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Escondido
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Santa Fe 2.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unique architecture, a gathering space and elegance invite you to relax and renew your spirit. With the best food in Puerto Escondido, mostly organic and homemade. ... more   less 
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