La Quinta Inn Santa Fe
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I stopped here on my way from Colorado Springs to San Jose. Since I was just passing through, I chose a budget hotel.
I absolutely loved Santa Fe and vowed to return. I had dinner at Blue Corn Corn Cafe: green chile tamales. The next day I waited until after eleven to get back on the road, just so I could eat there, again: blue corn tacos …
... of road calmly rising and falling over a gently undulating landscape. But later, as we got closer to the hills and mountains in the distance, the road rose and fell with higher peaks and deeper troughs. A way up the road, which had now also narrowed a bit, was the town of Dilia. There was nothing much to Dilia: It had its fair share of rusty wrecks, decaying wooden posts and collapsed walls, but it had been where the original early alignment of Route 66 had come in from the right ...
The original Route 66 went through Santa Fe, but it was redirected in 1937 (due to a disgruntled politician seeking revenge). Steinbeck mentions heading "into the New Mexican mountains to Albuquerque, where the road comes down from Santa Fe." Mark and I explored Santa Fe on Saturday, starting out at a locals flea market, and exploring treasures ranging from rusty farm tools to turquoise (turquoise is everywhere) to ...
... we head down to the Red Sage restaurant - for what we expected to be fairly average food in a nice environment.... We were wrong - it was exceptional! It's only taken us a week, but we have also worked out the best way to deal with American portions is to share.... D'oh.
So with a complimentary bottle of Campo Viejo 2004 Reserva and a glass of champagne courtesy of the Hilton, why thank your very much! we started to tuck in - fresh buffalo mozzarella, beef tomato and ...
... war II and invented and tested the atom bomb. Our breakfast bagel this AM was called the "up and Atom", somebody has a sense of humour. Today we hiked miles and miles of Mesas, first at the Bandaliero reserve and then for good measure a nice hike on another Mesa. Tomorrow we are going to the 'Manhattan project " museum and then off on another scenic drive to Albequerque, where I know I won't be able to get the Neil Young song of the same name out of my head.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Pets allowed