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Americas Best Value Lamplighter Inn of Santa Fe
Ranked #34 of 60 Hotels in Santa Fe
Reviewed 20 February 2014

If you're looking for clean, close and on a budget with a room that's just a place to land. do it. We loved it and our twin boys LOVED the indoor pool and hot tub. so close (driving) to center center. Just think 60's retro motel without room service and you're good. Very Route 66.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

Owner/clerk is never at front desk. At any time of the day, the front door is lock and must ring the bell for someone to come from the back to help. And seems like we are the one interrupting them.

Rooms are not updated, feels like I am back in the 70's. Rented a room with a kitchenette, was like staying in my Grandmother's old kitchen. Knobs were falling off of stove, 2 of the 4 burners did not work, old metal cabinets. Fridge door was falling off. This was the second room.
First room had a small dorm fridge which could not hold anything. My stay was for 30 days or more. First room was fine during check-in but by next day smelled like something died in the vents.
Laundry room washing machine was broken.
Stayed at the building across the street could not get to the breakfast room in the morning without driving around the block. Owner parks personal vehicle under overhang near so only one car can pass if no one is checking in or checking out.
We were given a discounted rate however housekeeping was only one day a week. Was not informed of this at all.
Water pressure was awful. If family were to stay with children would be very hard. Heater worked half the time. Cold one night, too hot the next.

As mentioned before, had a extended stay however left for the weekend only to return with our belongings removed and contents of fridge removed as well.

Pets are not allowed however with so many travelling with their pets and the quality of the rooms it would nice for pets.

The one good part of the stay would only be the free breakfast. The breakfast room is well kept by the attendants however security cameras should be installed. On more than one occasion homeless people have entered to help themselves to the breakfast.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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5  Thank Paul B
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

We have visit around 15 hotel from california to lousiana and this was the worst by far.. we arrive late and the owner which was also receptionist was drunk and very rude because we arrived late .we will have left from you hotel if we had not drive 7 hours from arizona.. the room was very cold and not clean..
Not recommended at all!!

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
5  Thank Eleftherios k
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

This is an older hotel, and I paid nearly nothing (especially for Santa Fe!), but it was full of lovely surprises and I will definitely stay there again! The rooms were large and very comfortable, nice and clean with kitchenettes, absolutely FABULOUS pool and breakfast area! All in all, a little nirvana on a budget!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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5  Thank anniesboyz1
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Reviewed 24 January 2014

15 minutes' drive from the Santa Fe Airport and 10 minutes from Plaza Santa Fe, Lamplighter Inn provides all the basic comfort for a bargain rate. Linens were clean and plentiful, and room service did not cut any corners. I was pleased with my hot waffle breakfast, and was impressed by the availability of soy milk. No shortage of specialty restaurants nearby - there's a Souper Salad, an Indian restaurant next door, and a Thai vegan place a few blocks away. Parking areas were well lit and overall it felt quite safe. In-room free WiFi was reliable. I had to check in late and check out very early, and the night staff and manager were good sports about that.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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3  Thank bwv582
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

I would have given it a 4 but the noise level dropped it to a 3. Room air conditioner/heater, hot air fan, bathroom fan, neighbors, highway - all too noisy at times. Room was comfortable and clean, bed was good, breakfast was fine, price was good. Try for a room in the back sections, test the fans before you unpack anything.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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3  Thank ritch62
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Reviewed 12 December 2013 via mobile

This has to be one of the best budget hotel/motels I've stayed in! Adorable southwestern rooms, clean, with good amenities for a 1-2 star place (coffee pot, iron, toiletries, etc) huge indoor pool, good breakfast spread (with almond milk!), and even a ping pong table! I had called ahead to let them know we would be arriving late, and I felt really bad that I had to wake the front desk guy at 3am, but he was really nice and joked that he probably wouldn't see me at bfast the next morning. CONS: yes it is older and dated, but for $40/night... Also, the walls are PAPER THIN. Definitely ask for a second floor room so you don't hear the neighbors walking around! Also, if you are a light sleeper you may want to bring ear plugs. I will be coming back!

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
5  Thank poloanyone
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Address: 2405 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3261
Region: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Santa Fe
#24 Family Hotel in Santa Fe
Price Range: £47 - £65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Lamplighter Inn of Santa Fe 2*
Number of rooms: 80
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