The Upside- My boyfriend and I stayed at The Inn of Five Graces for 3 nights (4/5 -4/7) with the "linger longer" package. The Inn manager and staff (Niall, Steve, Marc, Chris, Margo and Ann) were wonderful and very attentive throughout our entire stay. Our original room #23 booked in January was unavailable due to renovations, so we were upgraded at no charge to a Deluxe Suite #19 which provided more space than the full suite previously booked. The Inn is quite charming and the internet pictures do not give the full effect of its quaintness. Guests staying here already recognize this as a luxury property and with luxury accomodations and amenities come price. Being a member of a select number of small luxury hotels, The Inn of Five Graces lives up to its billing.
The Downside- What I see is an opportunity for improvement for the Inn is finding a proactive way to inform guests about what appear to be "hidden" surcharges that for us totalled nearly $68.00 per night. Understandably, room and sales taxes are accepted by most travelers as a norm. However, The Inn adds nearly $29.00 more per night for a service charge and sales tax on the service charge. The service charge covers things like the carafe of "welcome margaritas, salsa and chips" that greet you in your suite, the daily hot and cold breakfast available each morning and stocked in-suite mini-fridge which guests are "free to enjoy, because we don't nickel & dime you for each item". Regardless of whether you help yourself to the items, the surcharge applies. The fridge is adequately stocked, but my suggestion is to also stock with wine and beer. If guests are informed up-front about these surcharges I believe that most travelers staying at the Inn will see the additional fees as negligible for the amenities received.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In one of Santa Fe’s most historic neighborhoods, designers Ira and Sylvia Seret, transformed a neglected cluster of traditional adobe buildings into a unique hotel. As internationally-known importers of exotic antiques, rugs, textiles and architectural elements, the Serets conceived the hotel as a showcase for their combined creative talents. From its 1996 opening as “Serets’ 1001 Nights”, the 24-suite hotel has been a magical retreat, brimming with the most exquisite of the Serets’ treasures, collected on travels through Central and South Asia. Sylvia Seret’s glorious, one-of-a-kind tile mosaics adorn the suites’ kitchens and bathrooms, while Ira Seret’s signature design style makes every space an extraordinary living experience. In 2002 the Inn was renamed to honor its sensuous atmosphere along with its many Afghan and Tibetan artifacts. The name, “Five Graces”, refers to an Eastern concept — the five graces of sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste. Each needs to be honored in the full experience of life. Over the years, the Serets’ original vision has been continually developed with meticulous attention to excellent service, cuisine, and comfort as the Inn has grown into newly acquired properties on its historic street. They continually enhance the hotel’s visual experience, updating design elements and collection pieces throughout. The Inn’s mission is to offer guests a uniquely unforgettable experience. ... more less
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- Inn Of The Five Graces Santa Fe, New Mexico