I recently completed a 7400 mile journey that included 14 hotels in 11 states. Among many lovely stops along the way, the Hotel Santa Fe was the stand-out hostelry of the entire trip. Another reviewer spoke of how the place lowered his blood-pressure. I can relate. Whether from the helpful but unobtrusive staff, or the quiet, indigenous music wafting through the lobby, or the gentle candle-lit public spaces, there was a distinct air of calm pervading the place. Even the elevator cars' walls were upholstered with carpets with native-designs.
For that matter, nothing seemed to faze the attentive staff: I changed the dates of my reservation mid-stream while on my trip, I asked for advice about taking the Railrunner trains, I needed to have my room made up in mid-afternoon, I wondered about the propriety of walking wet through the lobby from the pool... Each question was handled politely and correctly. By the way, the peaceful outdoor pool and whirlpool were the perfect capstones to a busy day exploring this most compelling of cities.
Though my room was a tad small, it was by no means uncomfortable, and boasted a real balcony with a view of the mountains. (I even left the door open overnight in order to catch the gentle breezes.) Carafes of tasty fresh coffee were kept filled near the elevators on each floor. And the ample lobby breakfast buffet was an especially attractive morning treat.
The hotel is an easy walk to the RailRunner train station (a block away), the New Mexico Capitol (three blocks) or the Plaza (seven blocks), though the distinctive purple hotel vehicles are charming in their own right, and available to take guests around Santa Fe. For me, the Hotel Santa Fe was an ideal place from which to catch an early-morning train to Albuquerque. It was handy to the Railyard shops and Farmer's Market. It was also a convenient spot from which to wander Santa Fe's lovely art-laden sidestreets and alcoves.
NO QUESTION: I have now FOUND my hotel in Santa Fe. After having driven lots of miles, it was like giving myself over to an unexpected and not unwelcome enforced relaxation, that stayed with me even after heading for home. Bravo Hotel Santa Fe!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Offering spacious accommodations along with cultural activities, this Native American-owned hotel is situated in Santa Fe's Railyard District and features exceptional on-site spa services and gourmet dining options. Hotel Santa Fe offers a unique cultural experience with on-site ceremonial dance performances, historical storytelling and an on-site gift shop featuring hand-made crafts. Guests can also enjoy relaxing around the outdoor fireplace and listening to live Native American music. Guests at the Hotel Santa Fe can also enjoy Native American-inspired cuisine at the on-site Amaya Restaurant or unique cocktails at Amaya Bar. The hotel also features an outdoor swimming pool and lush outdoor gardens. In the area surrounding the Hotel Santa Fe, guests can easily discover a number of art galleries, museums and restaurants. Historic downtown Santa Fe is also located only a short distance away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Santa Fe & Hacienda Santa Fe
- Hotel Santa Fe And Hacienda And Spa
- Hotel Santa Fe New Mexico