Stayed for three nights—Thursday through Saturday. Hotel was very attractive and filled with fantastic contemporary Native American artwork. Staff was friendly and helpful. It’s located north of Santa Fe and easily accessible from the Interstate, but you do feel pretty isolated. The Red Sage Restaurant was good, but a bit elaborate if you’re not looking for a “dining experience” (their lounge area was very pleasant and shared the Red Sage menu). The Mica Restaurant might have been a possibility but we were told it was only open weekends and it may have only been open for lunch. The Painted Parrot Buffet was pretty typical of casino buffets. What they don’t tell you is that you actually can order from a menu in the “Painted Parrot” so it is the only real option for breakfast, aside from Starbucks which did have rolls or a microwaved breakfast burrito. Restaurants off the gaming area in the lower level require wandering through a haze of smoke (smoke that rushes up the escalators into the main floor hallway as well). I tried the Turquoise Trail Bar & Grille and the hamburger was tasty enough, but the service was slow and the atmosphere about what you’d expect in a casino. Gabriel’s, a restaurant one exit closer to Santa Fe was the best casual eatery we found. If they had a more normal coffee shop, it would help a lot. Even so, the rooms and the public spaces were great. Pool area was very pleasant as well.
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