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Silver Saddle Motel
Ranked #10 of 60 Hotels in Santa Fe
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Clarkdale, Arizona
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135 reviews
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“Everything We Hoped It Would Be...and MORE!”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

The Silver Saddle is everything we love in vintage motels: Clean, historic, pet-friendly, good location, quirky and cheerful. Staying there we felt like locals, not like tourists. It has a real flavor of Santa Fe.

From my very first interaction with the property, when I first spoke with Dawn on the phone and via e-mail to finalize our reservations, to our arrival and check-in with Miguel, we felt like valued customers and very welcomed. The motel has some pet-friendly rooms and a reasonable pet fee. We stayed in the Willie Nelson Room (always big love for Willie Nelson so this was for sure a bonus!), which was very fresh, clean, and nicely appointed. The bathroom was great: good amount of space and storage and a nice big walk-in shower, recently re-tiled. The air conditioning worked well and the heavy block-walled room stayed nice and cool even during a hot week.

Our king bed was firm and felt new, and we enjoyed the flat-screen TV, many channels, and the in-room wi-fi access. The room had a mini-fridge and when we requested use of a microwave to nuke some ears of corn on the cob, Miguel brought us our own to use for the duration of our stay. The lobby is a fun hang out, as well as the courtyard behind the lobby. They’re both furnished in kitschy chic Santa Fe style, with mismatched vintage tables, cool artifacts and stocked with colorful coffee cups. Breakfast each morning was always great: pastries, bagels, cinnamon toast, fruit, fresh juice and coffee and hard-boiled eggs. We were always well fueled- up for each day’s adventures!

The motel is on busy Cerrillos Road, a few miles from historic downtown—a bit out of walking distance, though it’s a simple bus ride. The No. 2 bus stops just outside of the motel, and I enjoyed riding it back and forth to the Plaza, rolling like a local and making new friends on public transportation. The motel neighborhood is decent, with lots of casual food options within walking distance, including our fave, the delicious Jarochos Taqueria truck parked right next door in front of the very cool Jackalope mercantile. Also nearby- a Smith’s Grocery, if you wanna stock your fridge and picnic basket.

Thank you Dawn, for being so charming, fun and wonderful. What a hoot. And Miguel, always courteous and helpful. The motel building is well-kept and the grounds are also well-tended with flowers and a great little picnic/smoking area (we don’t smoke, though we did enjoy picnicking at the tables). The neighboring Jackalope Mercantile is a world within itself, with several buildings full of fun Santa Fe furnishings, plants, pottery, art, unusual souvenirs, and assorted artisan vendors. They also have a barnyard section full of doves, fancy chickens and a friendly burro.

I recommend Silver Saddle for anyone looking for an authentic yet affordable taste of Santa Fe. We stayed there three nights and enjoyed our visit to this interesting and artistic city very much.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Wonderful hosts. Great little breakfast. Cute gardens. Clean rooms. Comfy beds. Centrally located. Very safe. Dawn and her boyfriend will tell you all the great local spots - restaurants, thrift stores, museums and more.

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los angeles
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

An original Route 66 motel full of character! We stayed here for 4 nights. Each room has a different Western theme--Billy the Kid, Calamity Jane, etc. The free continental breakfast was sufficient--a variety of toasts, bagels, boiled eggs, tea, coffee, and fruits. We loved eating each morning in the little outdoor courtyard connected to the front office. Similarly, we enjoyed sitting and dining under the wood pergola adjacent to planting beds full of fragrant plants. Fellow travelers are friendly and also appreciative of the Western kitsch and no-fuss, homey atmosphere. The front desk people were very helpful and friendly in all aspects. The Jackalope store is next door and Smiths grocery store is within walking distance. Would definitely stay here again. Thank you Silver Saddle for making our trip to Santa Fe memorable.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Genoa, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We were a little apprehensive when we pulled into the parking lot....we could not have been more wrong!!! This is a cute little motel with clean, comfortable rooms with personality!! The staff was AWESOME!!! Very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the area. This place is a must stay in Sante Fe. We would definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I were reserved to stay the night at the Silver Saddle- the afternoon we were to arrive I became quite ill and our plans to spend the night in Santa Fe had to change. My husband called to explain the situation and the staff were understanding and forgiving (regarding their 24 hour cancellation policy) We were so relieved to not be out the cost of the night, and we will most certainly book at the Silver Saddle the next time we are in town!

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Lubbock, Texas
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

I’ll make this review short and sweet. If you plan to stay in Santa Fe, this is your motel. It’s CLEAN, small, quaint, and run by an amazing staff. They have excellent rates and a great continental breakfast. The air conditioner works well, but could be a little quieter. What makes this place special is the friendly staff, and Dawn was very knowledgeable and made excellent recommendations. Some rooms are pretty small, so you might want to book the larger ones, such as room #1. We will definitely return to Santa Fe and the excellent Silver Saddle Motel.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

What an amazing little place!

My partner chose this hotel and what a gem she found, the staff are amazing and can’t do enough for you. We had the Cowgirl room, it was a good size for two people with everything we needed for our 3 night stay, breakfast was good all you need to start the day, it was also good to get travelling tips from the staff and locals over a bagel and coffee.

It is a little drive in to Santa Fe, we got the bus in one night and a taxi home after a few drinks at The Cowgirl BBQ which cost around $15.00, I would also recommend stopping in at Whole Foods supermarket on your way in to Santa Fe amazing place I wish we had them in the UK!

Keep up the good work guys, we have lots of happy memories from our stay with you.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Silver Saddle Motel
Address: 2810 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507-2341
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Santa Fe
#7 Family Hotel in Santa Fe
#9 Romantic Hotel in Santa Fe
#24 Business Hotel in Santa Fe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Silver Saddle Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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