Inn of the Governors
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We had a leisurely start to the first day in Santa Fe by meeting Keith Crow for mimosas at the historic St Francis Hotel. We watched people and the billowy clouds roll across the deep blue sky.
Rains have been frequent just as when we arrived last night when the power to the city was out, but today ...
... roasted tomato with basil and vegetables (pureed) with a blue corn muffin with green chilies
... on the square in Old Taos, while I sat in the big gazebo in the center of the square and imagined what the town must have looked like 300 years ago when the Spanish founded it. I have also always been intrigued by the life of Kit Carson, one of the truly great old West characters in American history, who lived here. We ate lunch at the "Gorge" Restaurant in the heart of town and it ...
... Governors on the Plaza. Million shops in the area and we browsed thru a number.
Late afternoon visited Loretto Chapel and San Miguel Mission Church which is one of the country's oldest churches in continued use. It was built in 1610. Nearby was the oldest house in Santa Fe which looked like it. Could only view it from the outside.
Had dinner at 500 ...
... modern and very well laid out and a visitor can walk in without going through security and visit every floor on their own. Art from all over New Mexico is displayed and there was a special exhibit right now on quilts from the state. I liked this state house. We even reached the Governor’s Office with the Governor in it. The building is designed in the shape of the state official emblem, the Zia Sun Symbol.
Toured the San ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Inn of the Governors Santa Fe
What a lovely hotel! I booked on-line and we didn't really know what to expect and we were so happy we made this hotel our choice. The room was small but very pleasant, spic and span, and the amenities were great. We had a small courtyard outside with chairs & table, ivy covered walls, and the outer wall led out to the main street through a pass-key door. It was so convenient to the plaza area, we popped in and out all the time. The concierge has a huge book with restaurants and menus for you to look through and she booked our reservations for us. Why don't all hotels have a book of restaurants and their menus? What a great idea! Morning buffet breakfast was fantastic, far beyond the normal buffet breakfast included with room rates. We had a dead car battery while we were there - left a refrigerator plugged in :( and staff was overwhelmingly helpful with that.
Great place, I have stayed here three times.
Love the place, feels like home, always meets and exceeds my expectations. The Inn is smack in the midle of everything, the plaza, stores, my favorite the Pena galleries, restaurants, you have it all within walking distance. The rooms are decorated very nice and always clean. You cant beat it for the price, always fair.
Loved this hotel
A great hotel in a great location - within walking distance of Old Town Santa Fe. The room was very cheerful and well appointed. The staff was so helpful and friendly. They suggested restaurants, sightseeing and provided great directions. Wonderful buffet breakfast in the morning and sherry,cookies, and tea every afternoon. It was a great experience!
We would highly recommend the Inn of the Governors when visiting Sante Fe. The service was similar to that of a 4 star hotel with helpful front desk and concierge staff. We left our camera somewhere in the sheets of the bed on the last day, and the houskeeping staff immediately went to the room and scoured through it to find our camera before linens were changed. Room service was reasonably priced for a change. The room decor was lovely and very unique. The first night we stayed in a standard room, which was charming. The second night we upgraded to a superior room with a kiva fireplace - the room turned out to also include down comforters and egg crates on the beds, as well as an even nicer decor. The pool was perfect. The complimentary breakfast was delicious. The restaurant and dining areas were quaint. The hotel was right in the heart of downtown Sante Fe. If you're considering this hotel, you should definitely make a reservation!
Having never visited Santa Fe, I knew nothing of the hotels in the downtown area, other than the Inn at Lorretto. Walked in to the lobby expecting a standard motel, boy were wrong. The staff was extremely helpful and made us feel at home. They went above and beyond to offer dinner suggestions and nightlife without us asking. Great Heated Swimming pool, Great Bar, and for the price, the rooms are excellent. For someone that has managed in the Hotel Industry for 10 years, this was the most unexpected great hotel for the price I have stayed in in years! Very Highly Recommended.
A nice hotel for a birthday celebration
My husband and I were returning from a cross country auto trip and chose Santa Fe as a special place to spend his 75th birthday. We had made backup motel reservations but wanted something better for two nights. It was pretty quiet on a Sunday night, and the staff graciously showed us available options. The location for sightseeing and dining is excellent. The staff was very gracious and helpful. The breakfast buffet is the best and included in the room rate. The decor is charming and parking complementary and convenient. Since there were no events, they posted my husband's birthday on the event board, and sent up a gift to our room. Part of the hotel does look like a motel but most of it has more an old hotel atmosphere.
Excellent service, good ambiance, great location
Inn of the Governors is an older centrally located moter style property. My wife and I have stayed there twice in the last year with good results. Last time we had a room with a kiva fireplace over the Christmas Holidays - it was very very nice. Good lobby - port wine and tea in the afternoon - excellent food and service at breakfast included in the room price. Will stay there on our next visit to Santa Fe.
Over the past few years, I've stayed at six hotels in old downtown Santa Fe. Inn of the Governors beats them all for value. My last stay was Nov, '03. Their daily rate includes parking, hot breakfast buffet, heated pool, sherry & sweets between 4:00 and 5:00, robes, and a gift upon arrival. The location is great, convenient to both the square and the artsy Canyon Road. Room service goes until midnight, breakfast runs until 10:30 on weekends if you need to sleep-in. The kiva never runs out of firewood, it easily lights, and assistance from the hotel staff is not requried (as it is at some other hotels). The beautiful decor feels more like a home than a hotel. The staff is superb, service, service, service... If you visit Santa Fe, stay downtown. If you don't, the parking is TERRIBLE, and you'll miss the experience of walking the shops during the day, and the various hotel entertainment in the evening.
Excellent choice in the heart of historic santa fe
THis is an excellent choice for the price. The rooms are nicely decorated with wood burning fireplaces in each room. You get a free breakfast buffett and parking included with everydays stay. The buffet is very well set-up with almost anything that you would want ( coming from a Chef's perspective). The staff is very nice and willing to help out in any way possible. The location is great, being only 3 blocks from the plaza and all the shopping. It's peaceful and secluded with all the amenities of a large hotel.
The Inn of the Governors
What a gem of a hotel this is! I visited Santa Fe with 2 girlfriends
for a girls getaway, and found this hotel on your website. The
accomodations are spotless and tastefully decorated. We wanted to stay
in the same room, yet have enough room to move around. They suggested
the deluxe suite which was perfect. It had a big sitting area with a
fireplace, and 2 queen beds and a roll-out. The hotel is located just
one block from the historic plaza area... all you do is walk out the
hotel door and turn the corner and there you are! The staff was always
very accomodating and extrememly nice. I would recommend this hotel