I stayed in this gorgeous hotel for one night for business. I cannot say enough nice things about the people who work here because they were very friendly and willing to help, which was needed because I could not figure out parking at the very beginning of my stay and the attendant actually met me in front of the hotel to help me. The patio, bar and downstairs of the hotel is really nice and just like the photos on the website. My room was very clean and the bed was one of the most comfortable I have ever stayed in. The towels were so luxurious, I would have strongly considered buying them had they been for sale. Unfortunately, these two great details could not make up for the fact that there were some challenges with the room. For a man, these may not be as big of a deal, but after discussing the complaints with another woman who had stayed here in the past, I decided to write this review. First off, let me say that the hotel does pitch itself as minimalistic so that is the goal. It is very pretty. However, the only sink in the room was actually in the bedroom, rather than in the bathroom. The bathroom itself was immaculate, but the sink did not have hardly any counter space whatsoever. If you use a curling iron or like to spread out your toiletries, good luck. I can only imagine how this would be if you were travelling as a couple and someone needed to use the sink earlier in the day than your companion. The shower was nice but the toilet area was also tiny. Additionally, traveling for one night and wanting to hang up my clothes for the next day, I discovered that the "closet" was so narrow (and contained a safe on one side) that my one outfit for the next day would barely fit on the hangers next to the two robes provided. When getting dressed the next morning, I found there is not a floor length mirror anywhere...not even in the hallways. Truly, the first time I saw myself was when I arrived at the destination for my business meeting. The lighting over the sink is very poor as well. There is also no table usable for working from in the room so if you want to use a computer, you either have to use a little side table or you are out of luck. All in all, this is a really cool place and the people terrific, but I would come by to the restaurant or the bar, but stay somewhere else, particularly if you need a little counter space or if you are travelling with a companion. If the things above do not matter to you, it is a beautiful and very clean and cozy option.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Named for the patron saint of Santa Fe, New Mexico, the newly remodeled Hotel St. Francis pays respect to the origins of the city with its unique interior. With a palette of natural colors reflecting the days of Santa Fe and handcrafted wood furniture by local artisans, staying at the hotel is a cultural experience. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, its recent restoration and renovation expanded the amenities to entertain travelers from across the world. The hotel is located just steps away from the historic Santa Fe plaza. Whether you're planning a weekend escape, a business retreat, or a lavish wedding, the Hotel St. Francis is the ideal destination. "Hotels supporting cultural causes." ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel St Francis
- St Francis Hotel