We liked this hotel. We found it convenient to I-25 and downtown. It is right on the corner of Cerrillos Rd & Rodeo Rd. Right on the corner - so an entire side of the hotel faces Cerrillos Rd which was very noisy road. When we checked in I was pleased to find out they put us on the side of the hotel opposite of Cerrillos Rd (an odd numbered room) - our room was very quiet, very clean, plus had a frig and microwave! I don't know how sound-proof the even numbered rooms are (facing Cerillos Rd - perhaps they are quiet too).
I did my internet research on this hotel before arriving and knew what to expect. No elevators - but when I called to make a reservation the lady informed me of this and asked if I would like a 1st or 2nd floor room. We took a 2nd floor room to leave the 1st floor rooms for those who have mobility issues or small children to carry. The hotel only has 2 floors so it wasn't bad walking up a short flight of carpeted stairs.
I also knew the hotel would be small. But I must say I was highly impressed on their efficient use of space! They have a small lobby but have a computer tucked to the side near the stairs if you need to use it. The breakfast area is small but they put tables against the wall or next to each other to make more space. The one counter for breakfast foods was small and we had to dance around other guests to get things but other guests were accommodating as they were in the same position we were in - in each others way! Everyone was friendly and tolerant of one another. The hotel did an excellent job in making the most with the small space they had to work with - like having their microwave on top of their mini frig on the counter.
Breakfast was great: the usual cereals, breads, bagels, muffins, juice, milk, yogurt, waffle maker plus microwave breakfast sandwiches and cups of fruit. They even provided trays right in the breakfast area so if there were no tables available so you could eat in your room - I thought this was great so you didn't need to go to your room to get a tray.
Our room was nice, clean, quiet, larger than I expected, great TV reception, and very pleasant. The sink is outside the bathroom toilet/tub area - but again, I already knew this from doing my internet research before staying at this hotel. They did the best they could with the space avaiable. The sink area is small and a mini wall is right behind it - small closet area - so this makes the entry into the toilet/tub area very narrow. If someone is at the sink, you can't get past them to get into the toilet/tub area. You and your family need to dance around each other if you all need to use any part of the bathroom area at the same time. Take turns brushing your teeth!
The small spaced areas were such a minor inconvenience compared to the cleanliness, quiet room, and very friendly staff. We are pleased we stayed here. We were glad they had 2 queen beds instead of 2 full size beds like some hotels. The beds were very comfortable. The pillows, however, are the standard Marriott issued pillows which I personally find less than comfortable. Each bed does have 4 pillows but with Marriott brand hotels - they always seem to be either fat and lumpy or thin and hard pillows - both of which bother my neck. Again, I find these same pillow types at other Marriott brand hotels I stay at so it's not just this hotel. We also loved having a mid-sized frig and micro right in our room.
No pets and No smoking - we always appreciate this because of our alleriges!
We would stay here again!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Most Welcoming Hotel near Santa Fe Mall, Pet Friendly, 100% Non smoking Property, free Wireless High Speed Internet, Free Hot Breakfast, Indoor Heated Pool, Free parking, Handicap Accessible rooms, ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fairfield Inn Santa Fe Hotel Santa Fe
- Fairfield Santa Fe
- Santa Fe Fairfield Inn