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“Good value, charming property, friendly staff” 5 of 5 bubbles
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El Rey Inn
Ranked #17 of 61 Hotels in Santa Fe
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Beaverton, Oregon
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60 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good value, charming property, friendly staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2014

We stayed here for 9 nights and did day trips using this hotel as our base. Santa Fe is a pricey city to visit, and we didn't want to break the bank. Our rate was $125 a night.
The hotel is quiet, the grounds have lovely fountains and plantings, and the breakfast is pretty good.
I found everything to be satisfactory in every way. I would definitely recommend it to travelers on a budget.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Brooklyn, New York
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

We can't wait to stay here again! This is a historic hotel and the grounds are absolutely beautiful and well kept with maintenance out and about all day, making sure things are working and that the landscaping remains beautiful.

Our room was lovely and the bed was firm and comfortable. There is a nice secluded jacuzzi where you can steal away. It's a bit more private than the one next to the pool.

The young man, Jose, who was working at the front desk went above and beyond. He helped us find a nice hike as well as directions to Taos. He had maps to give us and drew us routes on them.

Breakfast was amazing! Delicious homemade tortillas and green chile as well as yogurts, granola, cereal, coffee and tea. The staff who gets you the tortillas in the morning are very friendly and helpful. There is one woman in particular who asked us every morning if we wanted a banana and tortilla. She was so nice. And you can have unlimited tortillas, which you will want because they are so tasty!

This hotel is just a short drive to the plaza. You should stay here!! We definitely will again!!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rachel B
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Cincinnati
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48 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

I just wrapped up my fourth stay at the el Rey. The staff is friendly and very attentive to guests' needs. The manager, Silvia, is quick to resolve issues. For example, we had a problem with the thermostat in our room and her team worked quickly to get it fixed. Silvia discounted our room fee because of the inconvenience. The inn is clean, comfortable, and uniquely appointed. The pool is very well maintained and the grounds are lovely. You forget that you're staying right on Cerillos Road because it's very quiet and peaceful. The el Rey is also very family friendly. I will definitely stay at the el Rey the next time I pass through Santa Fe, and I highly recommend it to anyone headed that way.

Stayed July 2014
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Pgh
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30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

I have wanted to stay at the El Rey for a long time,,its usually full during markets in August, but did make it to Folk Market this month. The hotel is spotless and the grounds are amazing, beautiful flowers!!! We had a room by the pool and hot tub, both clean and not crowded. They serve a nice breakfast by the workers in the breakfast room were very attentive. I would stay again!

Room Tip: rooms on second floor have balconys, first floor have a patio setting.
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Green Features: they have a container to recycle and alerts about the water shortage in NM.
  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Carol W
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119 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014

We going to splurge big for a room on the plaza, but for less money we were able to get a two room suite. Separate room for the kids > fancy pants plaza hotel.
We loved the El Rey--the grounds, the pool, the breakfast-all was amazing.
I don't think we'll be returning to Santa Fe, but if we did, I'd only stay here,

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank prestoninaj
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Dallas, Texas
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

This must be close to our seventh or eighth time to visit the El Rey. This is my husbands favorite place to stay in Santa Fe. Each room is unique, some have larger kitchens than others. Some rooms have fireplaces. Serves a reasonable free breakfast- nothing that wows but will fill you up and get your day going. The flowers and various gardens are wonderful, we enjoy walking the property to see the various blooming flowers. Many butterflies and birds. Even tho off Cerrillos Road it's very quiet- never have a problem sleeping. They have a pool, two hot tubs and a sauna. Staff was able to check us in much earlier than normal which was greatly appreciated. Front desk will help direct you to places to eat, see or do. They offer trash and recycle- appreciate that they are Eco friendly. Trying to figure when we will return and what room to try next time. This time we had full kitchen, king bed and a kiva style fireplace. Near the pool we had two patio areas which we used every day with friends. They will be staying here next time they come to SF. Two downsides- challenge parking close to your room- sometimes closer parking is full- and we never could get wifi in our room or patio which is an issue for us.

Room Tip: Ask desk when you call about different amenities in your room.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Financegal469
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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014

We booked the El Rey on our Route 66 trip. The grounds are beautifully maintained and have gorgeous floral baskets all around. The room was clean and the free breakfast was great. It is a bit out of city center but worth the drive.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Wammc
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Additional Information about El Rey Inn

Property: El Rey Inn
Address: 1862 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Location: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Santa Fe
#12 Romantic Hotel in Santa Fe
#14 Family Hotel in Santa Fe
#20 Business Hotel in Santa Fe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — El Rey Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 86
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Santa Fe El Rey Inn
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