Although we generally enjoyed our stay, not everyone would. So, read the entire review before deciding. PROS: 1. Great location in the center of town. 2. Best beds for sleeping ever. Frette sheets, lots of pillows--unbelievable. 3. Relaxing, almost zen-like atmosphere. Simple, old mission/ southwest-style decor. 4. Great bar. 5. Cool front porch for sitting and people watching. 6. Friendly and accomodating staff. CONS: 1. Tiny bathrooms, poorly lit with no room to set down toiletries. (We actually prefer the rooms with the sink in the bedroom.). 2. Poor functional design overall. 3. Small bedrooms. Only a few of the largest rooms have a desk. 4. Can't get a cup of coffee before 7:30am. 5. No newspapers. Definitely not a good choice for business travel. 6. Staff not very knowledgeable about Santa Fe. Only a part-time (and, frankly, ancient) concierge. Don't expect much help with tourist related questions. We had to book our own tours.
We had a special "Centennial package" rate. I would think twice before paying full rates. Overall, If you are not demanding and wish to relax, this is a great place. If you need all of the usual amenities, maybe not.
- 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