The Hacienda Nicholas comprises several buildings, including the "Alexander's Inn" cottages, located a few blocks away. We stayed in one of the latter, a self-contained unit with living room, kitchen, bathroom, and loft bedroom. It was very charming, though the narrow spiral stair giving access to the loft required some care to negotiate and would not be easy of access for people who are not reasonably slender. We were informed when booking that people over six feet tall had slept comfortably in the loft, but it was easy for people well under six feet to bump their heads on the low beams. And anyone requiring access to the bathroom during the night necessarily had to use the spiral stair. The kitchen was pretty well equipped, making housekeeping quite possible for those wishing to prepare their own food and drink. However, a good breakfast is offered daily in the Hacienda Nicholas building. The proprietor of the inn is a very friendly and helpful lady who goes out of her way to help guests with any difficulty that might arise. At the time of our visit, however, she had an irrepressible and playful six-month old dog that, despite her usually being swift to call him off, was more than once all over us when we tried to enter or leave our cottage. As we're unecstatic about dogs, this was a bit of a nuisance. On the other hand, dog lovers would probably find this an attractive feature.
Alexander's Inn is a little way up a dirt road with a significant layer of frozen snow and ice that didn't melt throughout our four-day stay, although the snow on the nearby road swiftly disappeared. Overall, a very pleasant stay in a charming and well-equipped accommodation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This enchanting B&B offers guests a true taste of the Southwest. Enjoy a great night’s sleep in our beds of feather and down. Unwind in the peace and tranquility afforded by extra thick adobe walls or go one step further and experience sublime bliss next door at the Absolute Nirvana Spa. Savor the luscious scents from our heavenly rose garden and partake of delectable Southwestern inspired breakfasts and afternoon wine & cheese. Let our dedicated staff help you make the most of Santa Fe so you can have the holiday you deserve. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hacienda Nicholas Hotel Santa Fe