When we go to Santa Fe, we stay in town about a week prior to staying at a spa outside the town, to be able to walk to most of the attractions and dine at the downtown restaurants.
This was our first visit to the Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe and we were so pleased we will return next year.
We have stayed in many Santa Fe hotels, from the most costly to a few moderately priced ones. Although most have good service, there are things that set this hotel apart.
First, it is the location. You cannot get a better location in Santa Fe. The downtown square steps away.
Second, there is convenient underground parking (complimentary). Santa Fe downtown is one of the most difficult towns to find a place to park, so this is a real amenity.
Third, there is a spacious veranda at the front of the hotel with many comfortable chairs and tables where you can relax and read or enjoy a beverage from the bar. Weather in Santa Fe is unpredictable and, as an example, this year in late July there was a thunderstorm complete with lightening and a downpour of rain: pea sized hail covered the ground. Sitting on the veranda was the perfect place to stay dry and watch the storm pass.
Fourth, there are shuttles that take guests to other areas of town and shuttles to and from the opera. Not all hotels offer this service. ***By the way, do not miss the Santa Fe Opera***
We always stay in DOG FRIENDLY hotels, whether or not we travel with our dogs. This is a DOG FRIENDLY HOTEL. Many in Santa Fe are not.
The staff is friendly and eager to help, from suggestions on places to go, restaurants, etc.
The bar is lively at night, but the music does not reach the rooms. They offer a wide selection of locally brewed beers.
Soon there should be a new restaurant upstairs from the bar, with a patio and a view of downtown.
Rooms are spacious and the decor is the Santa Fe adobe. The beds, linens and pillows are top notch. Note: the tv's do not have a dvd player.
We thoroughly enjoyed our 7 night stay and plan to return next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Picturesque Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe, a boutique hotel, offers luxurious accommodations with original artwork which celebrates the unique heritage of Chimayo. The enchanting guest room suites feature bancos, fireplaces, private or communal balconies and separate living rooms centered on an open-air plaza patio. Just a short walk from the hotel are some of the most treasured Santa Fe attractions such as the State Capitol, the Palace of the Governors, the striking St. Francis Cathedral Basilica, and the Loretto Chapel, which houses the Miraculous Spiral Staircase. "Hotels supporting cultural causes." ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Plaza Real Santa Fe
- Plaza Real Hotel