Inn on the Alameda
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... for it. Harry went down to the track to put his ear on the rail and also to put a quarter on the rail to create a souvenir. The train took ages and ages to come - that was how fast we had shot up the road, but come it did, with its lights blaring, curving round a bend to enter the cutting. We pumped our arms up and down with clenched fists at the driver (as you would do to pull the old fashioned steam whistle) and he responded by pulling on his horn. Excellent! It took us a little time ...
We signed up for another river restoration/tree planting with WildEarth Guardians. This time it was going to be in the Valles Caldera. We decided to go up the day before like we had done the other time but this time we camped in the Jemez Falls Campground seven miles from the entrance to the Valles Caldera.
We took the scenic route up through Los Alamos, past the guard station with no problem ...
... before we hit there we had to go past, what Tom described as a car graveyard, loads of banged up cars in the middle of the desert with what looked like a few abandoned houses. On getting closer for a picture there were post boxes, so we hot tailed it away for the concern that there was a Hills Have Eyes scene about to occur.
We wound through the desert and what we think was someone's ranch, to the interstate to get to Sante Fe! Phew we survived.
So from there ...
... Colter, the architect whose work we saw yesterday. It was acquired by Fred Harvey in the early 1920s. Harvey is a name I have heard repeatedly in the southwest (similar to Flagler in Florida) in relation to his sophisticated vision and interest in southwestern culture and the arts. The La Fonda hotel was also a gathering place for scientists working on the Manhattan Project where information was leaked over drinks at the bar.
We opted to shuttle back to ...
... it was Friday night and we decided to hear music at the friendly Windy Mesa in Page, AZ
Afterward we drove the final 10 miles to Wahweap Campground in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
Next morning we broke out the folding bikes and went for a spin. Had a leisurely day and then at about 5 went to the very nearby concessionaire run Lake Powell Resort bar for dinner.
Beautiful sunset, magnificent scenery....
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
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!