Residence Inn Santa Fe

Address: 1698 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87505-4747, United States | 3 star hotel
 
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This 3 star hotel, located in the San Mateo area of Santa Fe, is near Chocolate Smith, Santa Fe Climbing Gym, Santa Fe Pro Musica, and Farrell Fischoff Gallery.
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        TravelPod Member ReviewsResidence Inn Santa Fe

        Reviewed by tom1100

        Disappointing Residence Inn

        Reviewed Aug 7, 2015
        by (11 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

        Older Residence Inn with wear showing in buildings and rooms. Had to change rooms because of 18 stairs to 2nd floor (no elevator). Key didn't work twice, front desk seemed too busy to help even though they were just sitting around. Maid entered room while we were there, didn't know we were checking out. Room supplies were left outside our room all day. Breakfast was good.

        This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

        Reviewed by heatherv

        Fine

        Reviewed Jun 17, 2014
        by (1 review) , United States Flag of United States

        Fine

        This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

        Historical Traveler Reviews Residence Inn Santa Fe

        Great place to stay in Santa Fe!

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        Awww... the Santa Fe Residence in is an absolute charming hotel. Santa Fe is a beautiful little city any way...and the hotel (like all Residence Inns) offers a kitchen and sitting area with a fireplace and couch. The hotel also offers free breakfast to it's guests and it was good - a total step above the medicore free breakfasts one sometimes encounters at hotels. There is a pool, jacuzzi, basketball court and laundry room.

        We were in Santa Fe on tour and we found the bed comfortable, the rooms were a bit dated but clean...(for the most part, I am a bit neurotic and I would say our room wasn't vaccumed well, there were long white pet hairs all over our floor and my yoga matt still smells a bit like someone spilled fritos!).

        I would say the hotel is very retreat-like, really relaxing, beautiful and comfortable. Overall we had a really wonderful and positive experience and we would definately reccomend the hotel to friends and stay at the Residence Inn Santa Fe over and over again.

        Great Experience

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        We are traveling with our two adult children, a son and a daughter. I booked a penthouse suite which had an upstairs bedroom and bath, a hideabed in the living room and a queen-sized murphy bed which could be separated from the living room space by a curtain. There was a bathroom, living room with fireplace, and kitchen on the first floor as well. The unit was clean and nicely decorated. I think that Marriott has recently upgraded their linens. The pillow were not down, but they were comfortable. The complimentary breakfast included eggs, waffles, sausage, potatoes, oatmeal, biscuits, English muffins, cereal, granola, yogurt and fruit - quite a spread. I booked on Marriot's website and with a AAA discount, paid $207 plus taxes. Considering that breakfast itself could have cost $30-40 and that we were staying in a pricey town, I didn't think it was bad. The hotel is not within walking distance to the downtown area, but it is only a 5 minute drive to get there. I would definitely recommend the hotel.

        Great family set up!!

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        I'm SO GLAD to have read the previous reviews which helped me decide to pick this location for our stay in Santa Fe. Our family (me and hubby, two girls, 10 & 13) really enjoyed our 3 night stay in late June. I got a good deal on the website - $150/nite for a penthouse which gave us a king and full bathroom upstairs with a murphy bed and complete bathroom downstairs plus a pull out couch, living room and complete kitchen. Since we were here Tues - Thurs we were able to eat each evening, a really nice, adequate free meal in the lobby. One night we had spaghetti, another nite they grilled burgers and hot dogs (another night we went out to Maria's, famous for their fabulous margaritas, which was right up the road.) Now, it's no full service restaurant, but after a long day of sightseeing we welcomed this light dinner and it sure helped with our travel budget! Breakfasts were great as well. The pool area and spa were very clean and beautiful. The kids enjoyed playing on the basketball court right outside our room, where there were other kids enjoying themselves as well. There are a few outdoor grills which some guests were using to grill steaks and eating al fresco. The grounds of this property were park-like, and there were so many sweet birds chirping we really felt we were in a special place. The staff were very courteous and helpful. I also enjoy being so close to our car - no hassles checking in and out, lots of parking, etc. We were very close to shopping - just 5 minutes up St. Francis Drive and there was a Wild Oats Market right next to a Walgreens. This hotel is also very close to museum hill - a beautiful part of town. This experience hooked us on the Residence Inn!!

        Stayed for two months with 2 children and loved it

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        We travel very frequently, and this hotel has been the best we've ever stayed at. The staff is ultra-attentive and really goes out of their way to make you feel at home. The rooms were very large (we stayed in both the studio and penthouse suite and had more than enough space for four) and were impressed with the comfortable furnishings. The kitchen has a full refridgerator/freezer, stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, and toaster and more cabinet space than you can possibly use. They even provide dishwashing detergent!! The free breakfast is outstanding and includes hot items (eggs, country fries, sausage, pancakes, oatmeal) , cold items (yogurt, fruit, cereals), a bread area (assorted muffins, tortillas, toast, bagels), a beverage station (cofee, assorted teas and juices), and an area to make your own Belgian waffles. There is a light dinner served from Monday through Wednesday (Green chili stew, spaghetti and meatballs, chicken wings, tacos etc.). During the summer there is a Thursday cookout with hot dogs, burgers, veggie burgers and all the sides.) If you need a snack, there is popcorn provided in each room. The closets and bathrooms are very large. There is a very reasonably priced (75 cents a load) laundry room with three washers and four dryers. If you need soap or fabric softener there is a vending machine in the laundry room. There are three spas and a very nice pool with a grape covered patio next to it where you can relax while the kids swim. The grounds are so peaceful and pretty. Unlike most of Santa Fe, this hotel has nice landscaping with tall pines, lush grass, flowers, and fruit trees (If you have your window open, you can really hear the birds). There are mountain views from some rooms. Each room has a fireplace and a little balcony. The location is especially great if you want to see more than just the Plaza as it is close to everything. I had no trouble at all reaching the nearby grocery store, malls, and outlet center. They go all out to make your stay enjoyable; I even received flowers from the hotel staff on my birthday! Pets are welcome.

        Nice Room, a little far.

        from

        The staff is great! The breakfast one of the best, even make your own waffles. It was just hard because we like walking, but it was over a mile and a half to the plaza and when we got there we didnt feel like walking around with purchases, so one will definately want to drive. The rooms are quite spacious and the staff friendly, I would recommend it, but only if you dont mind driving to the plaza. If you want to simply walk out of your hotel and be in the plaza this isnt the place for you. But if you want to explore all of santa Fe it is a nice home base, especially since there is a kitchen. It is ideal for families.

        Very nice place to stay

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        We just returned from our stay at the Residence Inn and were very pleased with every aspect of the stay. It is conveniently located. We had a studio which was very spacious and nicely equiped kitchen. The staff was pleasant and accomodating. Both an ample breakfast and light snack in the evening were served. We can enthusiastically recommend this hotel!

        A little tired, perhaps?

        from

        Great, friendly staff, the rooms are a bit threadbare and worn and we found ourselves chuckling at the towels and bedding. This property is ready for some spit and polish. Other than that, they took our pets with a smile and helped us out in other ways too. Near the hospital and close to town, it will probably suit you fine if you can't get into one of the downtown inns.

        Great Place for Families

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        We've stayed in the SF Res Inn several times & it's a great deal for families. There were lots of happy families this weekend appearing to have a blast at the pool, hot tub, tennis courts & hoops. The breakfast was darn good; nice selection, too.

        Our rooms are dependably clean, the staff is GREAT, and we meet such nice folks each time. Yes, I remember the days before kids when we insisted on staying by the Plaza. But you know, SF is not just an adult paradise. Kids deserve to experience how great SF is, too!

        Nice, comfortable room

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        My husband and I stayed at the Residence Inn during a ten-day trip to Santa Fe. The room, a large studio type room was spacious, clean and comfortable. We enjoyed the fireplace nightly. It was also nice to have a kitchen as we were able to eat a meal or two in, which was nice after long days of walking the city all day. The staff was very nice and helpfull. Our room was very quiet even though it faced the parking lot. We had only two problems, the first, the shower head could have blasted paint off a wall, the hotel replaced it immediately. The second problem which they were unable to fix was the hot water situation. The hot water in the shower quickly became cold. It did not stay hot/warm for even one of us to get a quick shower. My husband and I took turns so one of us would get a partial hot water shower. Obviously this wasn't ideal. Other than that, the property is a bit off the Plaza, about a five minute drive. Since we had a car this was not a problem.

        Good family hotel

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        My family of five has stayed several times at the Residence Inn while visiting relatives in Santa Fe, both summer and winter, usually taking two large rooms. The rooms are modern and spacious, if not elegant, each with a kitchen. A very adequate breakfast is included, with afternoon activities and treats. The Inn is built around a courtyard with a nice pool, jacuzzi, and paddle tennis court. The price is moderate for a very convenient and comfortable base for exploring Santa Fe.

        TripAdvisor Reviews Residence Inn Santa Fe

        4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
         

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