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“Perfect location, cozy room, love the kiva fireplace!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Inn of the Governors
Ranked #12 of 61 Hotels in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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179 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Perfect location, cozy room, love the kiva fireplace!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

On two prior trips to Santa Fe, we had stayed at the Inn and Spa at Loretto, which was nice .... but we wanted to try someplace new. The Inn of the Governors was great ... and I'd highly recommend asking for a room with a kiva fireplace. It was super easy to start, especially the first night when they had it all stoked and ready to be lit.

We had a room on the second floor in the main building ... there are severa wings. It was nice and pretty roomy, although the bath was fairly small. The hotel and room was filled with nice southwestern decor.

Plenty of food for breakfast ... buffet style. Hash towns were unexpectedly spicy ... be warned. We ate in the covered patio-style room, which was light and airy. (It has a whole bunch of overhead gas heaters for the cooler weather.)

So convenient to the historic plaza area and a hundred different cute shops. It was nice to be able to walk everywhere, particularly because the parking was a bit of a challenge at the hotel, so we didn't want to move our car once we were parked. We brought swimsuits but did not use the pool. It is pretty small and right outside the glass doors of the lobby.

Very nice overall. We'd definitely recommend this hotel to friends.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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SamGerberding, General Manager at Inn of the Governors, responded to this review, April 27, 2014
Dear Maserk,

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay with us.

I am so happy to see you found the Inn to be enjoyable and cozy. Our location is quite convenient to many museums, shops, restaurants as well as the Santa Fe Plaza.

We take your recommendation to friends as the highest praise and are so glad you stayed with us!

Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

In Health and prosperity,

Sam Gerberding
General Manager
Inn of the Governors
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Inn of the Governors in late March. The inn is very clean, in a perfect location and filled with beautiful New Mexican art. The service is first class, and the breakfast is hearty and delicious. Definitely recommend if you want to get a flavor of Santa Fe. We will be back!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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SamGerberding, General Manager at Inn of the Governors, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
Dear Rain P,

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. I am so pleased to know you received great service, enjoyed the breakfast and hotel ambiance!

We definitely appreciate your recommendation and look forward to your return.

In Health and prosperity,

Sam Gerberding
General Manager
Inn of the Governors
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

Friendly staff, classic, warm Santa Fe decor and two blocks from the plaza - what's not to like? SW breakfast buffet and tea or sherry in the afternoon complete the welcoming and comfortable experience. We'll be back here each time we visit Santa Fe.

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

Thank you very much for the thoughtful review.

We genuinely appreciate your comments and recommendation. We certainly hope you will be back to visit the next time your travels bring you to Santa Fe.

In health and prosperity,

Sam Gerberding
General Manager
Inn of the Governors
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Sacramento, California
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89 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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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96 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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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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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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