Santa Fe Sage Inn
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Well, the trip has been fantastic and thought I was going to get past or around the sadness, but it finally caught up with me. Between a long drive (over 6 hours), driving at night, listening to old CD mixes and not sure where I was going to stay, it all started to settle in for a visit - the sadness.
Left Grand Canyon around 3 or 4 and …
Santa Fe is one of those places that I always wanted to go to, but for what reason, I have no idea. Having not done any research on the USA part of the trip for almost a year, and having no time to do it on route, it was just in the itinerary.
Driving in, we were surprised at just how small the place was. Obviously deliberate on the …
Had breakfast at the hotel and it was still raining. Various parts of the state were hit with the deluge of rain with Santa Fe having its annual total in the past 24 hours.
We met up with Morrie and Liza, the Aussies, and they had offered us a lift in their car for a tour around the sights so off we went.What a treat - a day travelling off …
Wow, what a day. It rained all night and was still raining when we got up this morning. A bit of irony really as we had thought the temperatures would be climbing as we ride towards LA but it seems that is not the case.
So off we go, refuel and ride along Route 66. Initially, visibility wasn't bad but as we left Tucumcari fro Santa Fe, it …
Leaving OKC, we headed for Santa Fe as our next stop. Passing through Amarillo, TX multiple signs line the highway advertising a "Free 72 oz. steak", of course we had to stop there for lunch, but we did not attempt to finish a 72 oz. steak in a hour to get it free. Decent food, fun stop just for the fun of it! I guess some pictures ended up on Facebook, so will have to edit later!
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Great hotel, so easy to get around. The staff were very welcoming on arrival. Lovely supermarket next door. Bus service to downtown across the road. Great guest laundry too. Breakfast was fantastic and well worth the visit.
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We stayed at the Sage Inn for two nights in August. We paid $60 for Thursday night and $70 for Friday night. It was one of the only hotels we could find with a room available during the famed Santa Fe Indian Market weekend. Every other decent hotel in town was sold out. That made me wonder....I was very concerned until we arrived at the Inn and checked in. The snazzy new lobby/check in building was only built 3 weeks prior. There are two free internet terminals, a meeting room and a huge breakfast room with lots of tables. The free continental breakfast was a time & money saver. Sure the rooms are small but they're really clean and pleasantly decorated. The location was fantastic. We could walk to the Plaza!
We weren't sure what to expect after reading the reviews, however, we really liked this place. I believe the rooms have recently been redecorated because they looked nice. It is possible to get a very good rate by using coupons. There is enough parking space and it is possible to walk to the plaza. The people at the reception are very friendly and professional. The rooms are clean and quiet.
Nice place, convenient location
Nice place to be in Sante Fe, close to Old Town, on Cerrillos Road next to a Whole Foods. Great internet service in the lobby, and nice continental breakfast too. I'd stay here again for sure!
Rooms were tiny, and noisy. Room was so small, you had
to go outside to change your mind. Barely slept, couldn't
wait to leave. Way overpriced!
Often lone receptionist may get a little stressed with phone and primetime check-ins, but they're obviously adding and training staff as fast as they can and they do try.
After reading the previous reviews, I was a bit hesitant with the choice of Sage Inn, which had been made by a friend, who had booked a flight,hotel car tour for the four of us.
I've stayed regularly at the Sage Inn (formerly Budget) for about a year and a half. Most recently I was there over Christmas, 2004 and again the end of January, 2005 and have reservations for April, 2005. At Christmas, my sister and her husband stayed at the Hotel Santa Fe, generally considered a 4-star hotel, at a special internet prepaid rate twice what I paid at the Sage without prepayment. I saw their room and my room was generally equal and better in that the only chair in their room was a desk chair, I had desk chair plus small table with 2 comfortable chairs, their bed lamps did not cast light over the kingsize bed for reading, mine were wallmounted swing arm lights that provided good reading light, they had circle the building and squeeze in parking and I had at door parking. Okay, so I didn't have a restaurant or concierge in the building, wouldn't have used them if I had. In January, room was comfortable, clean, quiet, as has always been my experience. Smoking rooms seem to be upstairs rooms, so if you insist on upstairs nonsmoking that might decrease your chances of getting what you want. If I have any problems about getting a nonsmoking room or anything else, I'll honestly post the problem for others to consider; but, I really think in my experience this is a reliable, comfortable, conveniently located, quiet motel with unusually spacious parking for Santa Fe. Do be sure to check their direct vs online site rates that can vary by 100% either way depending on date.
A superior budget hotel. Clean rooms, comfortable beds. Courteous, helpful staff. Walking distance to the plaza and Guadalupe Street. Great location.
A terrible experience. The motel is dirty and noisy, but that's just the start. Traveling alone, I requested a room near the office. The clerk rudely put me in the last room at the farthest corner.
The room had not been well cleaned; trash baskets still full, junk on the floor, cigarette ashes on edge of bathtub.
Not only that I was ROBBED.
While I was out, someone entered the room and stole personal belongings.
When I reported the stolen property, they shrugged and said "no one could get in room," yet there were maintenance people everywhere going in and out of rooms and the place is not well run.
Stay at your peril.