There are three items important to us when staying in a hotel or B&B; location, value and cleanliness. Casa Cuma met all three of these by our standards.
Location - As a multiple-time visitor to the city over decades, we love to simply leave our rental car wherever we are staying and walk the entire city while safely eating and drinking our way through the town. This was our first time staying in a B&B in Santa Fe as we historically have stayed in hotels near the plaza. Casa Cuma is approximately four blocks north of the Plaza with only the last thirty yards being anything more than a moderate slope and the middle two blocks of modest grade. It is easily walkable even if you are out of shape or older and except for the dead of winter when you probably would want to use a cab, walkable anytime of day or night. The neighborhood is extremely quiet and except when our door was open, never heard street traffic.
Value - We spend the minimal amount of time in our room as we want to partake in all that a city has to offer. We do not need a 42 inch flat screen tv (they have I believe 22" flat screen tv), nor a spa facility or room service. Shop Kayak and you'll find this to be reasonably priced especially when factoring in free parking that depending upon your room location is seconds to a couple of minutes away.
Cleanliness - We had the "Chili Room" which is adjacent to the lobby and was initially somewhat worried about the noise from other guests walking in during the evening to grab snacks or water. Maybe once over the three nights did we even hear anyone walking or talking in the lobby. The room air conditioner was extremely quiet and with a combination fan, allowed you to adjust the temperature throughout the night to your personal tastes. The room and separate bathroom was spotless. As a male reviewer I tend to overlook decorative issues such as bed softness and decor. That said, the sheets were incredibly soft as were the large bath towels compared to the typically stiff, smaller ones most hotels now offer. If I can notice and comment on this aspect of the room, it has to be special.
Being heavily reliant on Tripadvisor reviews, I am sometimes suspicious of overly complimentary reviews, worried that "friends and relatives" are increasing the ratings. As you read all of these reviews I want to add that I find it hard disagreeing with what others' are writing.
Shaan and Colleen, the owners, are friendly, helpful and project a serenity that even someone as cynical as I find refreshing. They will do anything you request, prepare outstanding formal sit-down breakfasts and offer amenities like unlimited water, yogurt and cookies throughout the day. To introduce the only negatives in my review to make this believable, the shower pressure in our room was less than adequate regardless of how I adjusted the nozzle. Probably a structural issue that cannot be improved and the coffee served in the morning could be a bit hotter. Talk about being nit-picky!!!
We would absolutely recommend this B&B to others and would, without any hesitation, stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 7 beautiful rooms just 5 minutes from the Plaza. Gourmet breakfast in the flower filled garden with mountain views, or next to a crackling fire in cooler weather. Luxurious bedding, feather beds and down comforters. Peaceful and relaxing. Free museum passes, free Wi-Fi and free off street parking. Homemade snacks and bottled water welcome you home at night. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Cuma Hotel Santa Fe
- Casa Cuma Bed And Breakfast