This is my 2nd stay at the St. Francis Hotel. I realized that everything I love about this hotel is Free to the general public. So I am not sure I will stay here again and pay the expensive room rates. For instance, the hotel lobby is a beautiful, spartan Spanish Colonial retreat. Each floor has a landing with interesting old photos with explanations. The front of the hotel has a shaded porch with wonderful seating. But you really don't need to spend the night at $250++ to experience these things. What you get in a 'Classic' room is a room that really is too small even for 1 couple. My husband and I seemed to always be trying to let the other person pass in the narrow space that surrounds the bed. The bathroom sink is situated at the foot of the bed! ? With almost no space for toiletries. The bathroom is a tiny space that includes the toilet and a shower with no light overhead and although I tried to avoid it - water went all over the floor after each shower. Their website does try to prepare you for the fact that this is a small room, but I was surprised at just how small it really is …. and I have seen some pretty small rooms in Europe :) ! The last time I stayed here I must have been in a 'Deluxe' room vs a 'Classic' room. The bed was extremely comfortable! Check in and Check out was easy and pleasant - Ann was very friendly and easy to work with! I know they can not make the rooms bigger….. but something they could do, that would help make up for the small rooms is to provide a Coffee/Tea service. Each floor has a very nice, large landing that would provide a very nice place to get a cup of coffee/tea ….. maybe a cookie! I ask a waitress in the lobby bar for a cup of Tea to take up to my room one evening ….. she was very accommodating and went right to work finding a tea bag, hot water and nice glass mug….. ($5 and a tip) so it is possible to get what you want/need. But at these rates a convenient cup of coffee in the morning would go a long way. As a final comment I have to add….. To the Management….. I think you need to take a look at the gathering of the homeless across the street. I witnessed a few arguments on the street and the police did intervene one evening. I never felt threatened, but it seems as if this has increased since I was at your property last.
- 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