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Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder
Ranked #21 of 60 Hotels in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 15, 2012

Stayed two nights in a junior suite and it was lovely. Long walk from the elevator but very quiet room. Huge bathroom with walk in shower and tub. Great outdoor pool area.(went in October so not many guests) This is a pretty new facility and casino is downstairs. Didn't even know it was there. About a 6-7 minute drive from northern edge of Santa Fe where there are lots of great restaurants.

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4  Thank shimizuMinnesota
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

Stayed here while on business travel. Prices were very reasonable booked a suite for $143/night with AAA. Lovely room with kiva fireplace and large balcony overlooking the swimming pool. Full fitness center very well maintained even had precor ATM machines. Dinner at the red sage dining room was elegant, good service, and food was nice. Full Hilton Breakfast did not disappoint and it runs until 11am - nice on a saturday morning. Valet parking was $8/day and prompt. Everything about this property was done well. Wifi in room worked well. Room was very clean. Staff seemed well-trained and on top of things. I will come back.

Room Tip: Check out the rates for suites there can be some good prices at this hotel. The spa side is nice an...
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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3  Thank mybusinesstraveller2
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Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

All things considered, this is a top botch Hilton. It is a bit off the path, but a resort like feel about 10-12 minutes outside of Santa Fe. Also a great choice for those staying/visiting Los Alamos.

The attached Red Sage restaurant was truly top notch dining. The buffet was a typical buffet.

The rooms were great! I was upgraded to a king jr suite at no added charge. Beds were very comfy with down pillows and a large tv. Bathroom included a separate shower and tub. Many rooms had patios, although mine did not.

Two recommendations: first, the rooms on the backside may face the convention center and physical plant, although there is a small chance of facing the pool. Also, there are two towers for the hotel. One of the towers is a 5 minute walk from the restaurants, casino, and convention area, but closer to the fitness center. If gambling or attendening the convention, request the closer tower.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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2  Thank AMPfromBNA
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

We stayed here two nights on a package deal. This is an Indian casino about 20 minutes from Las Vegas. The hotel property is a Hilton. The casino is downstairs. The hotel areas were smoke free which was nice. There were ver long walks to to the rooms and there was only one bellman the morning we left. He also had to valet the cars. The rooms were spacious and done in an Indian theme. Everything is clean but worn. Bathrooms were big and nice. Towels I were rough and worn. Restaurants were limited. No coffee shop at night. The buffet was so so although the cooks were helpful. We would probably go again. But the again we might not! The Internet none tigon was terrible - at $18.99 a day they should be ashamed.

Room Tip: Get a balcony and a pool view.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Bensus
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

Our whole family stayed at this hotel for three nights in September 2012 at a bargain rate! With the exception of some problems at the check-in, we were blown away at how nice this hotel was. Beautiful, spacious rooms with balconies overlooking the beautifully maintained grounds.

Will certainly recommend!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank Prodigy4299
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

We loved the room and the hotel. There were some things that went wrong though, we tried to eat at the buffet and it seemed like everything we got was either cold or under cooked. I think it may have been because it was during the week and not a weekend (no excuse right?) Then we thought we'd head to the pool but it was closed for maintenance (once again I think it was because it was during the week). Overall we enjoyed the room and the view out our window.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank simple R
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

Buffalo Thunder Resort is about 15 minutes north of Santa Fe in a beautiful setting. My wife and I like to go here for a quick getaway and coming here is like traveling to much further destinations without the long trip.
The setting is beautiful with some rooms overlooking the pool area and some rooms looking out toward the mountains of Santa Fe or Los Alamos. The hotel, run by Hilton, is everything that you would expect it to be; clean, well run, and nicely decorated.
The buffet is very good and was well patronized on the Sunday night we were there. The casino is nice, even though it is on the small size. We won enough money to pay for dinner!
In the past we have visited in the winter and the indoor pool is amazing. Highly recommended.
My only complaint would be the charge for internet. This is obscene and a practice that needs to stop. The only way I can visit nice places like this is having the ability to work and take care of business when I need to. Being penalized to access the internet is no longer acceptable. Would you charge me to use the TV? What about the toilet?
The other issue is calling the hotel, which I did to see if I could check in early. After going through the various options to reach reservations or the front desk, I gave up when being put on hold for several minutes. I called back and just hit "0" and was connected to the front desk right away. Keep this in mind and bypass the phone options.
I definitely recommend this hotel if you are in the area. I've not patronized the spa or golf course, but they look great also.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank dralbertfish
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Address: 20 Buffalo Thunder Trl, Santa Fe, NM 87506-2790
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Santa Fe
#10 Luxury Hotel in Santa Fe
#11 Business Hotel in Santa Fe
#20 Family Hotel in Santa Fe
#23 Romantic Hotel in Santa Fe
Price Range: $112 - $278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder 4*
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