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El Paradero Bed and Breakfast Inn
Ranked #5 of 36 Santa Fe B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
miami
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Absolutely Loved El Paradero”
Reviewed 11 November 2006

El Paradero was one of the best B&Bs we've ever stayed at. It rivals any bed & breakfast in the Northeast or California. The quality of the service and food, combined with its great location, really made our stay in Santa Fe perfect. We'll surely come back and visit again. We were blown away by the attention to detail and helpful staff. It should be noted that my wife and I are B&B connoisseurs. We've visited literally dozens of B&Bs around the United States and Canada. El Paradero clearly ranks in the top 5% of all the inns we've visited. It's a world-class retreat and a great deal to boot.

  • Stayed October 2006, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank jessejstein
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Helena, Montana
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2006

On our first visit to Santa Fe, we found this B&B most accommodating. Our flight was late but the staff handled our late arrival very graciously. We found our room charming and comfortable. The ample breakfasts during our stay were tasty and the breakfast room was inviting though the chilly mornings prevented our sitting in the lovely courtyard. The location of the B&B is most convenient to downtown yet is away from the hustle and bustle. Offstreet parking is a plus. The owners were most helpful with suggestions of places to visit and directions. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Liked — Great location, good price
  • Disliked — Small dining room
  • Stayed November 2006, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank EngagedTraveler
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Columbus,Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2006

Only able to spend one night but what a charming place. Met nice people, great food--very enjoyable. Definitely would go back!!!

  • Liked — the charm
  • Disliked — no T.V.
  • Stayed October 2006, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank woovez
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Chesapeake Bay
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80 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2006

This B&B is more like a small inn. Neither the owning couple nor the staff actually live there and noone is present after 8:30pm.
El Paradero is ideally situated within easy walking distance of downtown and several restaurants in Guadeloupe area. The price is competitive.
We stayed there two nights and didn't meet the owners until after breakfast on the day we left and it was never clear who among the employees present was in charge at any one time.
The negatives were:
Our bed was extremely hard, so much so that we did not sleep well. We mentioned this to the owners when we checked out and they said they were considering adding foam pads in the next few months.
The breakfast room is not large enough to accommodate all guests, you may have to wait, as we did, for some to leave before you can eat.. The actual breakfast was not special by B&B standards.
Because of the thick walls, the WIFI is only available in the public rooms but there are no desks available. The best solution is to wait until after breakfast and use the dining room tables. However, these are not cleaned right away and the numerous staff has their breakfast there talking loudly..
Noise from the kitchen is prevalent in the dining room which is distracting.
There are many B&Bs in Santa Fe. Should we visit again, we would probably try to find another one where the owners were more involved in the day to day management. All these problems are fixable.

  • Liked — Proximity to downtown
  • Disliked — Absentee management
  • Tips/Secrets — Find out if the bed has been improved
  • Stayed September 2006, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Wine_enthusiast
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El_Paradero, Owner at El Paradero Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, 23 October 2006
We're sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay with us. We take our guests' happiness very seriously, and I think the number of glowing reviews here on TripAdvisor prove that.

Without being argumentative, I did want to contest a couple of points of this unhappy guest's review.
- She comments on the "absentee owners", but the fact is that the owners (my wife and I) are here 6 days a week. Even the one day we are off, my wife's mother works at the inn, so there is a representative from the owning family at El Paradero 7 days a week. As we are "young" (mid 30s) for innkeepers, people sometimes don't realize that we are the owners, and we don't wear nametags declaring us as such!
- We normally have plenty of seating for breakfast, although in cold/inclimate weather we can't use our beautiful courtyard, so have fewer tables. In this situation, if everyone comes at once, we can't sit everyone simultaneously. In this rare circumstance, our guests usually do not mind waiting a few minutes for a table.
- We have excellent mattresses. The reality is that people like different types of mattresses, and the same mattress the guest said was too hard has been declared by other guests "as the best mattress they've slept on in their lives" (no exaggeration). It is very rare that someone is not comfortable in our beds. If the guest had told us earlier in their stay about their discomfort, we could have added a pillowtop pad, but learning only at checkout from them prevented us from solving the problem and making their stay with us more pleasant.

While we take all constructive criticism to heart and always try to improve what we offer, I felt the need to contest a couple of facts from that review that I felt weren't accurate. Additionally, I noticed that this reviewer posted 39 reviews of different hotels on the same date (Oct 21), so must question how accurate her recall is for individual properties in that large group of reviews.
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Gouda
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2006

Last September I stayed for 4 nights at this B&B. It's a rather large B&B, so it feels more like a guesthouse.
The location, within walking distance of the Plaza and many fine restaurants, is just great.
My room had a very pretty (New Mexican) decor. The breakfast also is excellent.
There's no TV or internet in the rooms, which is good for a quiet retreat of a few days.

  • Stayed September 2006, travelled solo
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1 Thank WHS_Traveller
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Denver, Colorado
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2006

I stay at El Paradero every summer while attending the Santa Fe Opera. It is quite comfortable -- home like. My favorite room is #7 -- even with a bathroom across the hall. It is a real bargain and very nice. All of the rooms are decorated in a wonderful Santa Fe style. The breakfasts are great. The food both at breakfast and tea time is fantastic. And the company of other guests who often have seen an opera the previous night provides for great conversations. I always make my reservation for the next year during my stay.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — difficulty in getting reservations during Indian Market
  • Stayed August 2006, travelled with friends
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5 Thank operatraveler
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2006

I have traveled to Santa Fe almost every summer for the past 7 years, and started staying at the El Paradero at the recommendation of friends. Now I can't think of staying anywhere else. Matt and Jennifer and the whole El Paradero staff are so gracious and helpful, the atmosphere so relaxed and welcoming, the location so accommodating, and the breakfasts and afternoon teas so fabulous, that I feel sorry for those people who don't know about this place. The El Paradero captures the charm of Santa Fe and contributes mightily to my desire to return year after year. Of course, by sharing this good review, I realize we will just have to book that much earlier for next year!

Victoria
St. Peter, Minnesota

  • Liked — the friendliness of the owners and staff
  • Disliked — liked everything about it
  • Tips/Secrets — We like the room with the private bath across the hall because you then have two sinks, one in the room and one in the bathroom. We never ran into anyone in the hallway when we scooted across to use our bathroom. Very private and secure.
  • Stayed August 2006, travelled with friends
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5 Thank Leblebe
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Property: El Paradero Bed and Breakfast Inn
Address: 220 W Manhattan Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2622
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Region: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe > Downtown
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Fe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — El Paradero Bed and Breakfast Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience old Santa Fe charm in this historic adobe bed and breakfast inn located downtown just minutes walking from the Plaza, Canyon Road, restaurants, shops, and galleries. Travel Holiday magazine rates us an "A+" in value, and guests tell us that they love our hospitality, full breakfast, and great location. ... more   less 
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