Inn on the Alameda
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A quiet day - no driving. They predicted some snow in the morning, but it hasn't happened. It has been very cold when walking the streets, but now it is clearing and almost sunny this afternoon. All that we achieved today was finding, finally, the real plaque at 109 E Palace St., in a courtyard hidden behind some souvenir artwork!! But at least that is now off our minds (and I feel like telling the other people at ...
... we only saw a huge tarantula, I could have explored all day. One thing we had noticed here is the ground is a rich red colour - it makes the landscape look even more beautiful. The next day we made our way to Santa Fe, New Mexico. The 3.5hr drive was spectacular, 1 straight road with the desert and mountains in the distance, at some points we were the only car on the road and driving was an absolute pleasure. As we reached ...
... behind the town even though there was blue sky on the other side of the train!
At Lamy I said goodbye to Brian -he had been a very good travel buddy ! Amy, my next host was waiting there and we drove 20 minutes to Santa Fe.
I got settled in and took a walk to get food just before a massive thunderstorm with hailstones...
The rain continued with lightning so I stayed in, ate cheese and hummus and watched bad tv ...
... US. It’s lovely with a high alter, balcony for the choir, and carved wooden Stations of the Cross around the walls. Across the street is the oldest house in Santa Fe part of which is a real estate office.
Next we made our way to the Plaza in the center of the historic district. It’s a large green space with shops, galleries and restaurants encircling it. Today there was a fiesta atmosphere with lots of people ...
... old pitbull pup. I would gladly have patted her owner too but alas! Too young for this old chook.....shame.....by now I am glowing like a lobster, having paid no mind to the sun with such grand entertainment to distract me; Shell and Rich wandered up and we settled in for lunch on a balcony overlooking the Plaza at The Thunderbird Bar and Grill.
Over my green chile pork stew and two prickly pear margarita's - they were bright pink! - we chatted about ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
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- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Inn on the Alameda Santa Fe
We just returned from a very restful stay at the Inn on the Alameda. The beds were comfortable, and the robes were a nice touch, and except for a few scuff marks on one wall, the room was in excellent condition. I liked the Lane furniture, and the Natural toiletries. However, the patio was very small, I'm surprised they actually could fit the tiny table and chairs on it. The chairs were not comfortable to sit on for any length of time, so the patio was pretty much of a waste. I would request a balcony next time? I liked the Inn's location between the Plaza and Canyon Road. I thought the front desk personnel were very pleasant and accommodating. We requested extra toiletries, and they were brought to our room post haste, and the restaurant that was suggested for dinner turned out to be excellent. I would definitely recommend the Inn to my friends.
The Inn is w/in walking distance of Canyon Road and the plaza but without the noise of the busy plaza hotels. I rated this above average ONLY because of our beautiful room (which was on the end and wasn't laid out like most of the others). We had a completely private patio with a stucco wall. But beware because most of the balconies/patios look out over a parking lot.
What a disappointment. I'd read so many great things about this place.
Terrible place! Stay away!
You don't want to stay in a charmng, cozy little southwestern casita, do you? Especially if it is conveniently located near the square and shops, yet still provides a private haven, right? Of course you don't.
Go stay at one of the big hotels so I'll have no problem getting a reservation next time I want to go there!
Inn on the Alameda
The Inn is located very close to the Plaza and to Canyon Rd, another art gallery and shopping area. The staff are friendly and helpful. The ammenities are nice: wine and cheese in the afternoons, great breakfasts (quiches, fresh fruit, sweet rolls, etc) Wall Street journal, plush bathrobes, nice bathroom cosmetics and even a toothbrush if you forget yours! The decor is Southwest and attractive.
stayed here for two days the first week of july & cant wait to come back. the location was perfect, room was great (upgraded to a small suite with a fireplace, used it even tho it was july) & the staff were so nice & knowledgeable. great (free) breakfast each day, ice water set up for the guests at all times. a small gym & laundry available. many little courtyards & lovely lobby for hanging out in between journeys to galleries, shopping & sightseeing. took more pictures of hotel than town!! thanks everyone
NOT a great value
The Inn on Alameda has a great staff that tries hard to please, but the rooms are way overpriced for what you get. We spent a ton of money for a "Casita" that was oversold to us when we made the phone reservation, we wound up with a cramped, oddly laid out handicapped fixture room just a few steps away from one of the busiest intersections in the city. The outdoor common areas were dirty as well. On the plus side, you're only a short walk away from Canyon Road, and can walk to the Plaza in 10 minutes. They try hard here, but there are much better rooms in town for much less.
Recently stayed here with kids during Spring Break. Big, comfortable queen size beds. Nicely decorated rooms and lobby. The people at the front desk were very helpful. GREAT breakfast! About a ten minute walk from plaza. Highly recommend.
Cozy Charming Geteway
This inn is such a gem nestled in the gallery district of Old Sante Fe. Warm reception to a complimentary wine service and AMAZING breakfast daily would be worth twice the price! The beds were huge and cozy with all the ammenities of a 4 star hotel. Only glitch all weekend was the shuttle to the airport. The front desk person gave us misinformation and we almost ended up paying $150 for a cab to the airport. In the end, if you can be your own concierge, there isn't a better place in Santa Fe! Also, don't miss dinner at Geronimo! Call ahead when you make your hotel reservations for dinner also. It was really a perfect elegant compliment to our stay!