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“Wonderful location, very nice hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Inn of the Governors
Ranked #11 of 61 Hotels in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
Sacramento, California
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220 reviews
88 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Wonderful location, very nice hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This motel is just a couple of blocks from the main plaza in Santa Fe. They have free parking in a sometimes crowded parking lot. The breakfast spread is fabulous! Lots of choices, and something different every day. The sherry/tea in the afternoon is also very popular. We spent several days here and were impressed with the efficiency of the housekeeping department. Our room was always cleaned by the time we returned at lunchtime. The décor is pretty, with Navajo rugs on the walls, lace curtains and tiled bathroom. I don't think this place can be beat for location, comfort and price. We booked on line and got an additional $15 a day voucher for the on site restaurant, so that helped with the price.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank 52cali
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SamGerberding, General Manager at Inn of the Governors, responded to this review, April 20, 2014
Dear 52cali,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your comments regarding your recent stay with us.

I will be certain to pass your comments on to the housekeeping department. They will really appreciate knowing their hard work doesn't go unnoticed.

I'm also glad you enjoyed the breakfast and the food credit.

We hope to see you again soon.

In health and prosperity,

Sam Gerberding
General Manager
Inn of the Governors
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Charleston, South Carolina
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118 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We returned to the Inn of the Governors in February - this probably was our fifth or sixth stay. It continues to be a place we look forward to every year.
We booked a superior king. It's spacious, comfortable and quiet. The wood burning fireplace is a great extra - adds to the ambience.
Breakfast, as usual, is substantial and has plenty of variety.
Location: a block and a half from the Plaza.
We highly recommend the Inn of the Governors - and will return again and again.

Room Tip: We have stayed in the traditional rooms - they're fine but have exterior corridors. The superior...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank tejo42
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SamGerberding, General Manager at Inn of the Governors, responded to this review, April 20, 2014
Dear tejo42,

We wholeheartedly thank you for your repeat visits. It is such a pleasure to serve our guests who really do find us as their home in the heart of Santa Fe.

Your comments are greatly appreciated! We are glad to know the breakfast continues to delight and your room was comfortable and quiet.

We hope to see you again very soon.

In health and prosperity,

Sam Gerberding
General Manager
Inn of the Governors
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Montreal, Canada
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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

A friend told us that the Inn is really a motel. Strictly speaking he was right. It is a large, multi-building structure, furnished in a New Mexico style, if there is such a thing. Very good service and the extras (good buffet breakfast, afternoon sherry, bar voucher, etc.) were welcome. There is ample parking and Santa Fe's main square, the Plaza is two blocks away. The room was clean, the bathroom could be larger, but it was adequate. All-in-all the Inn is a good place to stay while visiting Santa Fe and the gorgeous surrounding countryside. The multi-room bar is an excellent place for a drink, light lunch or a quick snack.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank IGF
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SamGerberding, General Manager at Inn of the Governors, responded to this review, April 20, 2014
Dear IGF,

Thank you for sharing your experience of the Inn! We are grateful to know the service was very good and that the extras were appreciated and enjoyed.

We appreciate your recommendation and looked forward to another visit.

In health and prosperity,

Sam Gerberding
General Manager
Inn of the Governors
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houston
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78 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is a great hotel and a great value considering the historic city location. This is an older hotel although they have kept it completely updated. Breakfast and/or food vouchers are included if you book through the hotel web site. The also have a complementary Sherry and tea hour in the afternoon. Many of the rooms have small fireplaces. Really comfortable and friendly. Also, there is a nice bar on site.

Room Tip: Choose a room with the small fireplace. It is bigger and only a few dollars more per night.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank smwar
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SamGerberding, General Manager at Inn of the Governors, responded to this review, April 20, 2014
Dear smwar,

We genuinely appreciate your feedback regarding your November stay at the Inn.

It is wonderful to know you found us to be a great value, but also comfortable and friendly. We agree that our wood burning fireplace rooms are worth the extra nominal cost. The crackling of the pinon or pine wood really lends to the atmosphere.

Also, we are pleased you were able to enjoy our complimentary breakfast buffet and the $15 Del Charro food credit.

We hope host you again very soon!

In health and prosperity,

Sam Gerberding
General Manager
Inn of the Governors
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San Antonio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

It is really fun to encounter more then you expected. The service, restaurant, location and room was excellant. The parking is a little close but worked out for us. The food and service at the restaurant ensured that we will return.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Chriss L
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SamGerberding, General Manager at Inn of the Governors, responded to this review, April 18, 2014
Dear Chriss L,

Thank you for taking time out to comment on your stay with us. We are so pleased to know we were able to provide more than expected!

We take pride in being able to exceed guest expectations as often as possible.

I hope to see you here again soon.

In health and prosperity,

Sam Gerberding
General Manager
Inn of the Governors
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barrington, IL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Just spent 3 nights at the wonderful Inn of the Governors. The location is perfect walking distance to both the Plaza and Canyon Road. Rooms were comfortable and cozy and the buffet breakfast was outstanding. The Sherry and tea hour at 4:00 was a great way to relax from a day of sightseeing and meet fellow guests. Nice small pool was closed when we were there but looked good. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank kenrichfamily
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SamGerberding, General Manager at Inn of the Governors, responded to this review, April 3, 2014
Dear kenrich family,

It is great to know you enjoyed your recent 3 night stay with us. We genuinely appreciate your comments regarding our breakfast, tea & sherry hour and location - 3 things we feel set us apart!

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and for the recommendation.

We hope to see you again soon.

In Health and Prosperity,

Sam Gerberding
General Manager
Inn of the Governors
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Lund, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Perfect location in walking distance to discover Santa Fe. Stayed in room 202 which was a great experience. Nice junior suite and quiet. Very welcoming and helping staff, reception as restaurant. Enjoyed the heated swimming every day. Best breakfast during my New Mexico trip. Not to forget the drinks offered in the afternoon, 4 - 5 pm, in the lobby area.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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1 Thank Anders L
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SamGerberding, General Manager at Inn of the Governors, responded to this review, April 3, 2014
Dear Anders L,

Thank you very much for posting such a nice review of your recent stay with us!

It is a pleasure to know that the room, the staff, the breakfast, the pool and the tea & sherry hour were all enjoyable.

We hope your travels bring you back to Santa Fe and the Inn of the Governors again soon.

In Health and Prosperity,

Sam Gerberding
General Manager
Inn of the Governors
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Property: Inn of the Governors
Address: 101 West Alameda, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2117
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Santa Fe
#10 Family Hotel in Santa Fe
#18 Business Hotel in Santa Fe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Inn of the Governors 3.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inn of the Governors is a leader in hospitality among Santa Fe Hotels. We provide world-class service, a beautiful downtown location, complimentary Mountain Sunrise full breakfast, free parking and complimentary Tea and Sherry served daily in our lobby. ... more   less 
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