First off, let me say that I was a little nervous after reading the reviews. We stayed here for a week as part of a package we purchased from RCI, so our price was good. I was pleasantly surprised when we arrived. Here's the good and the bad. We found the staff to be pleasant, professional, and very helpful. They went out of their way to volunteer help and information. Everyone we interacted with was friendly and helpful, from the front desk staff to the shuttle driver and cleaning staff. The hall carpets are stained and dirty in places (this made me nervous), but our room was spotless. The room was in need of some repairs--there was water damage above the cooling/heating unit and on the ceiling and our blind drooped on one side, but the rest of the room was not worn, dirty or dated and decorated in a nice southwest style. Our room had king bed, chair with ottoman, desk, armoir (no closet), and stand for suitcase with plenty of room to move around. The heat worked great to take the chill out in the mornings. The bathroom was spotless--not a hint of mold or mildew--but the bathrooms are older. The bathroom is small with older tile in the shower (I would have liked one of those shower curtains in a half circle, though). The sink is solid stone and the floors are newly tiled. If you were a very large person, it could feel cramped in here. There is a little clothes line over the tub, so you can hang hand wash. I would have liked a refrigerator, and a safe would have been nice. Pool was closed, but the area looked very nice. I liked the location. It is away from the plaza on a busy road, but set back so there isn't noise. We walked to town from here several times during our stay--so it is walkable. To the plaza, it is just about a mile and stores and restaurants start before that. Grocery stores and restaurants in a strip mall about a half mile away. There is a free shuttle for those who don't care to walk (there is some uphill coming back up to the hotel). The hotel is older, so the walls are thin and that was annoying. I always wonder why some people have to speak so loudly in the halls at hotels. The TV was old--no high def--but we weren't in Santa Fe to watch TV. I found the location great if you wanted to drive out of town for hiking (we did), for getting to Taos, and for some of the great restaurants away from the Plaza. You aren't in the middle of the mall-type shopping areas like hotels on Cerillos Rd, so don't have to fight traffic every time you go out. If you can get this at the right price, I think it's a good option for those looking for value and who don't want or need to be right in the downtown area. We were content and comfortable here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lodge at Santa Fe is fully decorated to celebrate the wonder and awe of the Southwest’s most notable city. Located just five minutes to the Santa Fe plaza and historic attractions, the Lodge at Santa Fe is a unique hotel with cultural style. Gardunos restaurant onsite serves fresh 'New Mexican' cuisine, and our guests enjoy hand crafted furniture and breathtaking architecture. Beautiful stone flooring, Native American weavings patterns and weavings, and spacious suites with Kiva fireplaces are all part of the experience. The Lodge at Santa Fe has a complimentary shuttle to the historic Santa Fe plaza, plus free WiFi and parking. Experience the magic of Santa Fe when you book your visit at The Lodge at Santa Fe. "Hotels supporting cultural causes." ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Lodge At Santa Fe Hotel Santa Fe
- Hotel Santa Fe
- Lodge Santa Fe