Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa
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We flew through Dallas to Albuquerque and then took a taxi ($74) to this lovely, remote resort. I think Cetera could have found a place that would be easier to get to than this for their conference. But, it is pretty here.
... gave us a location on the map to find it - but as we drove past we couldn't find it. Not to be beaten, we parked the car and went searching on foot. It was now 11am and we were feeling extremely hot. A consultation again with the Route 66 app showed that the map it was showing us with the marker, was not the actual address listed for the cowboy. We tried to look the address up in our GPS, but given that every address in the States has either a ...
... in Fort Worth, Texas (a self-described city-gal) moved to the Texas panhandle. The land is flat and they use what resources they have for entertainment. She was invited to participate in cow bingo. She wondered, "what the heck is cow bingo." The response - they mark off a field in squares and people pick a square. You might have guessed - the winner is the square that gets the first cow patty. I love hearing about unusual local customs.
... dying like that.
The Cochiti Pueblo is located a mile north of where our campground was but little remains of its old landmarks. I reviewed the campground below. There is also the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, which is a new monument located nearby. It is known for the wonderful cone shaped rock formations which was a product of volcanic eruptions. We drove by it but the trailhead starts after a five ...
... a hot dog and pepsi. Tonight we are just hanging out, Diane built a fire in the outside fireplace and she and I have been talking about our childhoods, etc. We have known each other since the 3rd Grade!
Diane has a lovely cat named Molly who lives with her and several other kitties who come to visit. We have enjoyed their company.
Talk to you all tomorrow.
Rita & Jens
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa Santa Ana Pueblo
The rooms are very nice. The staff is helpful and the food is great. However, the resort is in a remote location. The taxi ride from the airport was $74!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa Santa Ana Pueblo
This hotel is fabulous. The view from my room was expectacular. Nice room size with beautiful decor. The staff is also very friendly. This is by far the best hotel in the ABQ area.
Lovely Spot, Service Okay
Stayed three nights over Easter weekend. What a lovely spot, in spite of the unseasonably cold wet weather. The room was very clean. My husband loved the golf course, and my spa treatment was great. Service left something to be desired. Our room service breakfast was never delivered so we golfed and spaed hungry. Robe delivery was made after a second request. Service in the bar was extremely slow. Felt like we were invisible. Tried to get shuttle at casino back to motel in cold wet, but was told they did not do that although the next driver in identical van couldn't understand why last person would tell me that.
Lots of things for kids going on, so would be great for a family vacation although unruly children in the lobby not listening to parents make it difficult for those of us who want quiet time to read or look out at the mountains. The area was so beautiful, and we love it so much there that I would try it again in spite of the bad experiences, which may be what they are counting on.
I stayed at this Hyatt a few months ago and was very impressed with the hotel. I am writing this now because of a bad experience I had at the Boston Hyatt recently and thought I should balance out Karma by posting a review of a positive experience I had at this Hyatt. (Note to Hyatt: your properties should be more consisent and at the quality level of Tamaya).
The grounds and views from the hotel are gorgeous. The experience was very relaxing and more enjoyable than what we found in Santa Fe. The pools are good and exercise facilities are more than adequate.
The rooms were spotlessly clean and well designed. I am not a lover of southwestern motiffs, but what your architects and interior designers did here was very tasteful. I look forward to a return visit next year.
We stayed at the Hyatt in March and had a great experience. The hotel feels brand new and is very clean. The staff is wonderful. Our boys really enjoyed the pool and the wagon ride. It is about a 45 minute ride into Santa Fe.
A magical healing place
My Husband and I stayed at the Hyatt over Valentine's Day. From the moment you walk in and are greeted by friendly people right down to the maids, your blood pressure just lowers and you slow down. The wonderful native american music is softly playing in the background and the wonderful aroma of Tamaya Mist, (their signature scent) wafts throughout. Service was excellent everywhere. We have traveled all over the world and it was a wonderful suprise to find such a magical place right in our own backyard. The spa treatments were excellent and the food not only was tasty, but was a work of art. It was pure pleasure for all the senses. We can't wait to go back!
What an excellent hotel. The hotel grounds are beautiful. The front desk staff was very accomodating. I enjoyed the facilities (spa/exercise room/outdoor running track near the lake/multiple pools) - the facilities were very well maintained. In case you get bored, there is frequent transportation to a casino about 5 minutes away.
There is also a great bar in the front of the hotel. The only complaint I would make is about the bad service in the hotel restaurant. However, all other aspects of the service at this hotel are incredible.
Stayed here for a mini family reunion, it was a very good spot for it.
Secluded location but reasonably convenient to Abq and Santa Fe. Great views of the mountains and the Rio Grande valley. Kids loved the pools, waterslide, walking trails. Our room was average, other than the view.
For northern New Mexico (land of good cheap Mexican food) the food was only fair and wasn't cheap. Service varied: cheerful and helpful belhops, front desk and poolside people, but the restaurant wasn't up to the task for weekend brunch. On balance, a great value at the price we paid (approx $160).
Tamaya's a gem
Two families met at Tamaya to enjoy some summer fun. Perfect set-up, with three beautiful pools, the Plaza pool, with its slide was a favorite with the kids. Service poolside was excellent. Our rooms were exceptional, and overlooked the courtyard, where we could see the ceremonial dance circle, as well as the ovens where women bake bread in a traditional pueblo fashion and native plants gardens, as well as the pools. Attention to detail pays off at this beautiful adobe styled resort. Meals were a bit pricey, but good. Service excellent. Breakfast on the patio, accompanied by hummingbirds of at least three colors was memorable as well.
I didn't get to try the spa services, but I'll be back!
An Oasis in the Desert
This Hyatt proves to be an " Oasis In The Desert ". The drive from Albuqurque's airport will prove my point.The desert southwest has it's own beauty, yet when you drive up to the Plaza of the Hyatt Tamaya, the Oasis immediately comes to life.Staff greet you with smiles and courtesy and you have not even entered the structure.My wife and I enjoyed the meals, the pools and most of all, the beautiful sunsets from the terrace off the Hyatt Tamaya's lounge. We viewed stars by the thousands during the evening while we enjoyed our favorite wine. Here the " Land of Enchantment "comes to you. If you are a golfer, you will love it. If you love the desert southwest and what it offers, you will love it.When you return home, you will love the memories left behind.This resort stands by calmness of the desert. Plan your stay and you will never want to leave.
An enchanting experience at the Tamaya
My husband and I recently spent the weekend at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort Spa and had an absolutely wonderful time there. Good food and an enchanting atmosphere. There are many activities to enjoy and a great spa. This is place is modeled after the nearby Santa Ana Pueblo and is just beautiful. On the weekends they have indian women baking bread in a kiva in the courtyard that is to die for and indian dances being performed by decendants of the tribe who lived on this land. There is a beautiful golf course and 2 swimming pools, one with a water slide for the kids to enjoy. Getting there seems a little bizzare. It feels like you're in the middle of nowhere, and then suddenly there's this big beautiful Hyatt. Service was great and it was all in all a delightful time. We can't wait to go back.