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El Rey Court
Ranked #23 of 60 Hotels in Santa Fe
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

This motel is located along a very plain uninteresting road into Santa Fe. Do not dismiss this as just another motel. I have had to book a room here a year ahead at times to get a room. It is beautifully done in a Spanish style. The breakfast that is included in the room rate is very special and not the usual fare of motels. The rooms are unusually large. A few rooms even have cooking facilities and I have stayed in those rooms as well as the regular rooms. This is a special place that visitors to Santa Fe know about so book ahead if you want a room. For all the space and upscale features of this motel, it is extremely reasonable.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

This is one of the original Route 66 motels, and it's expanded over the years with large grounds, nice landscaping, plenty of trees, and a pool. We had a large comfortable room off the beaten path, and it was quiet and peaceful. Only a short drive from downtown Santa Fe, you can escape the tourist mania and get a good night's sleep. They also provide a small breakfast.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

We absolutely loved this hotel. We stayed for 3 nights for my boyfriend's birthday. We arrived past midnight, and they were incredibly kind and inviting. The room was cute and very quaint and typical of what we thought New Mexico would be like. The pool was clean and had plenty of chairs to lay in, as was the hot tub. The grounds are well kept and fun to walk around and explore. The free breakfast was satisfying, and the coffee was very delicious. I can't speak enough about how friendly and kind the staff was, not to mention all of Santa Fe. We will definitely be going back to this hotel!

Room Tip: The only thing we wish we would have gotten was a king size bed because we can't sleep well in q...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

Love this place. This is a quaint, beautifully landscaped, older styled and wonderfully maintained Inn. The grounds are very nice with flowers and greenery, courtyards and outdoor seating for morning coffee or late afternoon relaxation and conversation before dinner. They have a very beautiful hot tub. Breakfast is included in the price of the room and is served in a very small but nice area with some seating outside. A very nice lady helped with coffee and making sure we had everything we needed including wonderful warm homemade tortillas. There's not much variety but it was good and we enjoyed visiting with others around us. The rate is very reasonable and we would definitely stay here next time.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Diane B
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

We loved the El Rey Inn, an historic hotel on the old Route 66. The staff were great and all the rooms were wonderful. We stayed the first night in a double room and then, joined by family, moved to the "Lodge" which slept 4 at a minimum and easily six. It had its own kitchen with dishwasher, a bath and a half, two living rooms, one with a gas fireplace, and two patios. Very comfortable. The kitchen was fully outfitted with dishes but who wants to cook in Santa Fe? We were a bit underwhelmed by the continental breakfast but The Pantry is right next door and their portions are so large that you are set for the day. My friends had business to do and needed the car but that was no problem. There is a bus stop in either side of the road in front of the Inn and for a buck, you are on the Plaza in twenty minutes (10 in a car). No worries about parking if you take the bus and the drivers were so helpful and friendly. At this time of year, we didn't check out the pool or the hot tub but the grounds are lovely. Would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

The El Rey was recommended by the owners of The Blue Swallow in Tucumcari. It's a vintage 1930's motor court--with a difference. The property has nice gardens and landscaping, a hot tub and swimming pool, and a charming breakfast room where complimentary breakfast complete with warm tortillas is served. Nice neon and tile work, a comfortable lobby with free coffee and tea, and lawn chairs for sitting outside make this a great place to relax. The rooms at the back of the motor court are especially quiet.

Room Tip: South side rooms are quieter. Be sure to ask for the AARP discount.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

Two mature women jus spent four nights at the El Rey. We love the Santa Fe Motel and Inn, but when we couldn't get the accommodations we needed there, we went to El Rey. It was not a disappointment. El Rey is an old-style motel with outside entrances BUT...it has lovely oupen green area with lounge chairs, tables, etc, an inviting enclosed hot tub/spa as well as an outdoor pool, adequate parking and includes breakfast. Our room was not tiny, as is common with older motels, and it does not look, feel (or smell) old. Even the doors and windows are newer, nothing seems old except the style and charm of the facility. While the breakfast is included and includes homemade tortillas and green chile, we were disappointed. It is really a rather typical "included breakfast" . The tortillas are good but the chili is just a chili sauce but too runny to eat easily with the tortillas, and nothing else to go with it except some shredded cheese. BUT a few step away is The Pantry restaurant which has wonderful New-Mexican breakfasts if that is your preference. El Rey is a real value by Santa Fe standards. It's very reasonable even if you choose to forego the included breakfast and "splurge" by going to The Pantry for breakfast. Don't overlook this gem.

Room Tip: We stayed in Room 75, a two-bed, standard room. It was quiet, the hot tub was right acroos from us...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about El Rey Court

Address: 1862 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505
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Region: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Santa Fe
#12 Romantic Hotel in Santa Fe
#14 Family Hotel in Santa Fe
#20 Business Hotel in Santa Fe
Price Range: £68 - £133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — El Rey Court 2.5*
Number of rooms: 86
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Also Known As:
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El Rey Inn
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