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“An excellent experience”
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Hotel Santa Fe
Ranked #13 of 60 Hotels in Santa Fe
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Rochester, New York
2 reviews
“An excellent experience”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

I could go on all day about our stay at this hotel. We spent 7 nights in the Hotel Santa Fe, The Hacienda and Spa. The staff was courteous and helpful. The room was clean and modern. Loved the shower. We were on the ground floor, yet were not disturbed at night by noise. All the doors are set to close slowly so that they don't slam and make noise. The hotel is only six blocks from the plaza, which was a nice walk when the weather was pleasant. If you did not feel like walking, the hotel provides a free shuttle service to destinations within a mile of downtown. The butlers and house keepers were friendly and helpful. I liked how the butlers would call area restaurants and make reservations. The front desk personnel were also friendly and extremely helpful. We went hiking most days, and would stop at the desk for bottled water, which was provided at no charge. The hotel restaurant served excellent food. Compared to most hotel restaurants I thought the menu prices were quite reasonable. We used the hot tub every night, and never found it crowded. The Hotel Santa Fe, The Hacienda and Spa may not be the ritziest hotel in Santa Fe, but you get more than your money's worth. The continental breakfast each morning was excellent. Lots of fresh fruit. The view from the patio was spectacular. Every evening the hotel served complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvre to get you thru until you went to dinner. Or if you wanted, you could fill up, and save the cost of a meal. Like I said, I could go on all day about our stay. If you are visiting Santa Fe and want to keep your expenses down, The Hotel Santa Fe, The Hacienda and Spa is an excellent place to stay.

Room Tip: If you can, try to book one of the upper room floors. They have a balcony.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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PaulMargetsonGM, Owner at Hotel Santa Fe, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Thank you so very much for your excellent review which is so greatly appreciated.

We are all delighted to learn that you enjoyed your time with us and hope that you will return one day soon!

chenoho mima téwe yo tha - We thank you for staying with us.
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Cortez, Colorado
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

We stayed four nights at the Hotel Santa Fe with two nights in different rooms. In both cases, it was an enjoyable and comfortable stay. The staff was consistently courteous, friendly and helpful. The food in the restaurant was better than I usually expect in a hotel restaurant. The Hotel is pure Santa Fe right down to the piped in Native American flute music in the lobby and an inflated price for what you get. If this is your first time Santa Fe experience, I am sure that you will love the atmosphere. If you have been to the adobe Disneyland many times, it may seem a bit generic and trite, especially the tepee in the courtyard. Both our rooms were spacious, well furnished, with comfortable beds and small balconies. Both bathrooms, however, were very dark, especially in the shower. In one bathroom, the bath/shower was tiled but in the other it was a fiberglass insert of the type I would expect at a Motel 6. As several other reviewers have commented, this is a nice hotel but lacks several amenities necessary for it to be the ultimate in luxury. For the first time visitor looking for the “Santa Fe” experience in a comfortable hotel near the plaza and the Railroad Yard, it is probably a good choice. It provides shuttle services around the downtown and to Museum Hill and the staff can help you identify restaurants and tourist sites. If you are a frequent visitor looking for the top value or a sumptuous experience this is probably not the hotel for you.

Room Tip: Try to get a room away from the railroad yard. When the morning RailRunner comes in from Albuquerqu...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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PaulMargetsonGM, Owner at Hotel Santa Fe, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
I am disappointed to learn that you consider our ambiance to be a little “trife” but don’t forget that Santa Fe was here way before Disneyland came alone and may have copied some of our architecture!!

Also, don’t overlook that we are Native American owed and hence the appropriate Teepee on our grounds!!

Nonetheless, many thanks for staying with us and your overall positive review, although we do try to always provide great value!

na-thaunyo-kiina-wia - Ours is Another Way
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Tucson
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

Fairly quiet, very friendly desk, medium to spendy bar and food, close to Plaza and shopping, friendly staff. Nicely appointed common areas, old SW theme. Fair price for the money. Free shuttle to shopping areas.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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PaulMargetsonGM, Owner at Hotel Santa Fe, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Many thanks for staying with us!

kowaen mina so thuu puchi - Have a great day!
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Ventura, California
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

When you walk into the lobby of the Santa Fe, you feel immediately welcomed. The architecture is typically Southwestern: warm, soft, rounded. There is an elegance to this hotel that speaks of history, but it is far from dated. My room on the third floor was small but sufficient, with the usual number of hotel room furnishings, yet the furniture was classic and strong, made far better than the usual furnishings in newer hotels. It is obvious that the Santa Fe considers itself several cuts above “normal and acceptable.”

House WiFi was free but poor, and I couldn’t get a signal strong enough to post a photograph via text. The bathroom was very small and required quite a lot of maneuvering around the door, which seemed to take up the bulk of the room. Housekeeping there could have used a bit more attention to detail, as I found long blond hair stuck to the wood of the door, a minor inconvenience that nonetheless makes you wonder what else has been overlooked.

Staff are accommodating and pleasant. There’s a small bar and restaurant off the lobby but visible to the front desk, so as you’re checking in, you can check out the patrons sitting on their bar stools. When I came back to the hotel in the evening after dinner out with friends, the bartender had disappeared. A waitress from the restaurant started my drink until the bartender returned, and—as a result—there was nothing short of a jigger in my cocktail.

The bed and the linens fully made up for any slight deficiencies in this hotel’s quest for perfection. Excellent bed, excellent linens, excellent night’s sleep. Another big plus: Once I closed my door, I did not hear one sound from anywhere outside my room. Heaven!

Room Tip: I suggest that the higher you go, the quieter it is.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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PaulMargetsonGM, Owner at Hotel Santa Fe, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Thank you so very much for taking the time to send your comments to tripadvisor.com

We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay. We are working on replacing the bathroom doors with sliding doors to create more space! And many apologies for that hair!!

thu xonn chiimen iy a whachii wye wye - May Your Travels Bring You Back Soon
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Middletown, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2013

My wife and I recently spent 6 days here on a getaway.We really enjoyed our time there. The room was nice sized (King Suite) with a nice little balcony to sit and drink morning coffee on. The maid service was fantastic! Room was made up in the morning and our attendant "Sonya" even came back in the afternoon to "turn down" our bed (which was a very comfortable King Size). We had breakfast and dinner at the hotel one day and the food was very good and fair priced. A short 10 minute walk to the center of Santa Fe, but that was one of the things we liked best about it, as it was nice and quiet at night.

Room Tip: Try and book a room with either a mountain or pool view
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2013

The hotel was nice enough, but I wouldn't rave about it. About average for the price paid.
We were originally on the ground floor, and then moved to the 2nd floor where the rooms were a little nicer, and not as noisy.
The beds were comfortable enough, however I noticed accumulated dust behind the mattress on the bed-head, so a little more care with cleaning would be good.
The restaurant was on the expensive side, so would recommend eating out.
Overall it was pleasant enough, but not 5 star.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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PaulMargetsonGM, Owner at Hotel Santa Fe, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
I am sorry that you think we were just “nice enough” as we do try to take care of our wonderful guests, but thank you for staying with us.

Thank you also for reminding us to dust the base of the headboards!
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Oro Valley, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2013

This hotel is about 6 blocks from the Plaza. We found that that was no problem at all as the complimentary shuttle made any local trips easy. Being a little off the plaza made for a much quieter existence as well. We stayed in a one bedroom suite in the Hacienda building. We had a large living, a very good size bedroom, a large bathroom with a nice big shower and a decent sized balcony. If you can get it, stay on the floor with the concierge lounge as you will go there for breakfast and happy hour. It has a very nice balcony where you can have your coffee and look out over the city. These rooms come with services of what they call a "Butler". Don't let that throw you. The Butler acts more like a concierge who only has a very few clients to serve. It was very convenient and helpful. Ask about the tipping policy for shuttle, housekeepers and Butlers. It can get a little confusing as to who shares tips and who keeps tem.

We will stay here again as it was a wonderful experience in a most interesting and wonderful town.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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PaulMargetsonGM, Owner at Hotel Santa Fe, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Many thanks for staying with us and your kind words are greatly appreciated. I try not to interfere with tip distribution, but it certainly merits clarification.

Thank you!
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Property: Hotel Santa Fe
Address: 1501 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501-3721
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Santa Fe
#5 Spa Hotel in Santa Fe
#6 Luxury Hotel in Santa Fe
#7 Business Hotel in Santa Fe
#10 Romantic Hotel in Santa Fe
#15 Family Hotel in Santa Fe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Santa Fe 4*
Number of rooms: 163
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Offering spacious accommodations along with cultural activities, this Native American-owned hotel is situated in Santa Fe's Railyard District and features exceptional on-site spa services and gourmet dining options. Hotel Santa Fe offers a unique cultural experience with on-site ceremonial dance performances, historical storytelling and an on-site gift shop featuring hand-made crafts. Guests can also enjoy relaxing around the outdoor fireplace and listening to live Native American music. Guests at the Hotel Santa Fe can also enjoy Native American-inspired cuisine at the on-site Amaya Restaurant or unique cocktails at Amaya Bar. The hotel also features an outdoor swimming pool and lush outdoor gardens. In the area surrounding the Hotel Santa Fe, guests can easily discover a number of art galleries, museums and restaurants. Historic downtown Santa Fe is also located only a short distance away. ... more   less 
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