For our latest trip to Santa Fe, I relied on my old friend, Priceline. I was slightly shocked to receive this hotel, normally I score Inn of the Governors. I immediately checked the reviews on Trip Advisor and had some trepidation.
I called the hotel early to try to confirm a room with two beds and was told I could only have a room with two twin beds. Strange. When I told the hotel representative that I would be traveling with my husband and my daughter, I was informed that Priceline only ever guaranteed rooms for 2 adults. I informed her that I have used Priceline since 2001 and the I have never encountered this problem. My daughter is too young to have a room of her own legally. Our conversation ended abruptly and I was now slightly worried about this trip!
My worries were not warranted at all! When we arrived at the hotel early, 1pm, I asked if we could check in early and was told that I could and that since the 3rd person in the room was my child that we would be granted an upgrade. We were given a 'suite.' Our room had a very roomy bed with a great mattress. Our daughter had a pull-out bed in the couch in the living room.
The rooms were very clean. The small kitchen area was OK. It was great to have a fridge and basic supplies to heat up leftovers and such. The bathroom was adequate, the counter space was very small. The cleanliness of the drawers beside the sink area did concern me and we kept our toiletries in our toiletry bags. I will be honest and note that the cleanliness of the room declined over the four days we stayed, by the last day you could tell that the dusting and the like were not getting done. You are staying in an older building, and dust is everywhere. For example, the window in the bathroom and its shade were very dirty by the end of the stay.
The room is a bit 'tired.' I was VERY happy with this room at the price point that I bid for, if I had paid what they advertised the room for - I would be disappointed and would expect a bit more up-dates. (For example, the wifi was spotty at best, the toiletries provided the first day were never replaced, the baseboards were dirty from the beginning, and the towels were not very luxurious, and towels were not changed out the last two days and the face clothes were not replaced.)
The front desk service is very good. For example, I was loaned two locks for use at Ojo Caliente (a mineral spa) and that saved me some money.
The hotel is a very quick walk from the Plaza and the neighborhood is just fine. (Some of the reviews talked about a 'bad' neighborhood.) There was plenty of parking and we drive a very large pick-up truck.
I was very pleased with this hotel at the price I paid, but if I had paid $189 as quoted via the front desk, there are other hotels that I would prefer (Inn of the Governors, for example - they have a pool and reliable wifi.)
The included breakfast is more than adequate and the coffee is good!
Overall, a good experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Las Palomas de Santa Fe in an exceptional boutique hotel located just three blocks from the historic Santa Fe Plaza. Our rooms offer traditional Santa Fe style and world-class amenities at an affordable value for your visit to Santa Fe. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Las Palomas Santa Fe Hotel Santa Fe