DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Fe
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Historical Traveler Reviews DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Fe
Good deal through Hotwire
We got a price of $50 per night through Hotwire and it was certainly worth that! The hotel is in good condition. The only drawback is the distance from the downtown area - about 3 or 4 miles, but you'd pay a lot more to be closer to the action! There's plenty of restaurants in the area.
We stayed 3 nights in October at the Holiday Inn and I must say I was surprised at the accomodations. We checked in after making 2 separate reservations through Hotwire and the desk clerk offered us a room with 2 doubles. After joking with him that my husband would have a fit if he had to sleep in a double with me, I was offered a King room. It was a little small but we weren't there that much anyway. Very clean and comfortable with a little balcony (no chairs). Nice amenities, free newspapers in the lobby and in-room coffee. We were very pleased as the room was 70.00 per night and a short drive to the plaza. Recommended.
We recently spent one night at the Holiday Inn in Santa Fe. As noted by previous messages the hotel on quite a bit away from the Old Town. It also sits on a busy road and as our room was on that side of the hotel the traffic noise was noticable until 11 PM or so. It's an older place but the remodel job went well. It is convenient to local eateries and a large mall. Staying in the Historic District is more fun, and also much more expensive. We got a decent rate, parking was easy and convenient and I liked the free wireless internet access. It isn't a great place but an average Holiday Inn in a very above average town.
Great Place to Stay
Had a 3 day stay here and everything was great. Nice reconditioned rooms, great decor in room and around the hotel. The new restaurant and bar was a pleasant experience. Very nice selection of wines by the glass.
Nice place, but far from historic downtown
This southwestern themed hotel was very nicely decorated and in good shape, it looked like it had been recently renovated. Its close to the freeway, but further from downtown Santa Fe, which is what you come to see basically. The hotel was good, just a bit far from downtown, I'd probably stay somewhere closer next time.
Property was Ok but the guests....
Property has been renovated and is in good shape. In wall AC unit was a bit noisy though. Room and public areas are well maintained. All rooms have balcony. Small indoor/outdoor pool area. A bit of a drive into central Santa Fe along a busy street but not bad for the price.
Major party was taking place in the room above. Much running and banging and tossing of beer bottles off the balcony. Starting at 11:30 called the desk. Took three calls over the next hour and a half before the party was ended. No compensation or change of room offered.
For that reason alone I would look somewhere else next time.
Nice place to stay
Mainly chose the Holiday Inn for my stay in Santa Fe because of their indoor/outdoor pool, which did not exactly meet my expectations because it was not very big, but it was good anyway. The big plus of the hotel was the beautiful decoration of the lobby and the room. All the time I really felt like being in the middle of New Mexico. Would stay here again.
This hotel is alright, but definitely not worth the price. Close to the shopping mall, but far away from the plaza. Website cited that the hotel had been recently renovated but it smelled musty and the decor was outdated. Also the outdoor pool was tiny and the hotel didn't seem particularly safe late at night. Wouldn't recommend staying at this property.
First of all, the town of Santa Fe itself is not the most warm and inviting in itself, and that attitude trickles down into some of the staff at the Holiday Inn. For starters, the security guard looks like he hasn't showered in a week and does not know how to tuck a shirt in. I don't feel that secure when your "security" guard looks like this. I also do not need to be glared at when I come in after enjoying (or trying to) a night on the town. If I were to have been making noise it would have been one thing, but not a sound came out of my mouth. The second is the morning waiter. If I asked for toast instead of a biscuit and the waiter didn't hear me, he shouldn't say, "You didn't say that" when the food comes out and I ask again. The skiing at Santa Fe was great but it's not worth it to be treated this way by businesses and locals alike. I think I'll cough up the extra money and go to Colorado next year. No wonder this town is decaying.
Holiday Inn Rocks!
The indoor/outdoor pool was great for the kids! The service & food was top notch. Just across the street from Santa Fe's largest shopping mall.
TripAdvisor Reviews DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Fe
Travel Blogs from Santa Fe
Lots of catching up to do on the blog and the editing of videos - now that I can download them via the mini SD card reader.
Nice to get things back in order.
Rode downtown in the afternoon to grab a bite to eat and settled in at Cowgirls BBQ for late lunch/early dinner.
Met a group of lovely young people at the ...
... day to shop. Julia was intent on getting to the sock store! We went back to wait in the courtyard outside the Shed and started to get concerned they were going to seat us outsise. We are really surprised at the weather here. It is much cooler than we had expected, I think because of the elevation. As we were driving in, Bill said he thought Santa Fe was the capital city with the highest elevation in the US. The elevation here is ...
... beef again so the burger I had did not sit well. We wandered slowly around the part of the plaza we hadn’t visited yesterday and almost bought a solar powered Queen Elizabeth II who waved royally when powered up. We wanted her to sit on the dashboard, and if we had been earlier in the trip we totally would have had her join our gang!
We also spotted a large cross atop a hill, but none of us had any inclination of climbing up to see what it was all about. ...
... It was a wonderful walk with plenty for us to check out as we walked along.
Went to see Citizenfour, the story about Edward Snowden and his revelations. Was a very thought provoking film.
From there we decided to have some fun. Our friend Robert Bruen was playing with a band at the original Second Street ...
... about Geysers is the algae that grows in certain temperatures. It gives off different colors in the water at the Upper and Lower Basins, some reaching almost 200°!! We stopped off at the paint pot (a geyser that looked like boiling paint) and saw two active geysers erupting at the same time! The last item on our agenda at Yellowstone was Old Faithful. She erupted only 15 minutes before we arrived so we had to wait a while. We walked over ...