Santa Fe Motel and Inn
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... s what Native Americans did here centuries ago. They had sand and clay and water and straw; that’s what they used to make their houses. Their houses were earth-toned because they were made of earth! That tradition is held today in Santa Fe. And besides, it’s the law.” The law? After my conversation with Maria, I did some research into the city’s history. I found The Ordinance of 1957, and I learned about John Gaw Meem.
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... the State Capitol which is referred to as the 'roundhouse.' Its shape is reminiscent of the Zia Sun Symbol (thanks Wikipedia). They were thrilled we had come to visit. We took a self-guided tour through the building which houses a fairly considerable amount of local art. I have attached a picture of our favorite which was this mixed media/found object rendition of a buffalo. The artist, a woman, was also a mechanical engineer-- just like Mike! I heard a tour guide ...
... waistcoat and I had bought a beautiful knitted top of multi-colours and we bought an item of clothing for Gary's grandson who was not due to arrive until January 2013 (and still hasn't been given it yet cos he is only just growing into it hence no picture or description as it is still a surprise!). We could have had so much more (including in my case, three more knitted tops from the same shop but in different colours).
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSanta Fe Motel and Inn
Clean, gorgeous, well-priced & well positioned. And brekky included! Free internet - not just WiFi. Great staff.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Santa Fe Motel and Inn
Superb Location, Cheap and Cheerful, Some Nice Touches
If you're spending a few days in Santa Fe, and don't have serious money to spend on a super-fancy plaza hotel, I think the Santa Fe Motel and Inn is perfect.
The location is terrific--you can walk to Site Santa Fe, to South Guadalupe Road (which is minutes away, and packed with great bars and restaurants, like Tomasita's and the Cowgirl Hall of Fame), and to the plaza. Oh, and there is a stunningly wonderful gelato place, called Gelato Benissimo, which is just off Guadalupe....organic, home made gelato. The coconut was amazing.
If you can afford it, go for one of the casitas at the back--more privacy and really rather lovely. We had our own little patio. The casita was tastefully decorated, spotless, and perfect for a few nights.
The staff were super-friendly and helpful.
Breakfast involved locally baked bread, oatmeal, fruit, and eggs. Basic, but fine. We 'ate in' two mornings and then treated ourselves to brunch at Pasqual's on the final morning (this is a must-do in Santa Fe). Take your breakfast out onto the patio, because the dining area is chaotic, tiny, and a little messy. The patio is rather charming.
Perfect Anniversary Getaway
We wanted to celebrate our 20th anniversary in Santa Fe, however, we did not want to go "over the top" with accommodations. Nor did we want to stay in a chain motel. The Santa Fe Motel and Inn turned out to be the perfect arrangement! Our casita was roomy and well appointed with a wonderful decor. Despite being right next to the breakfast area and patio, our gated entryway provided superb privacy, and we never noticed any noise from the guests. The staff was extremely helpful with offering directions and suggestions for any of our requests. The short walk to the plaza was pleasant, and a welcome dose of exercise to help burn some calories. The breakfast was perfect for our tastes with an assortment of eggs, oatmeal, cereals, breads, coffe, juices and fresh fruits. We had a wonderful stay that added a nice touch to our celebration. We will definitely stay here again.
Really nice place
Great place. A walk from downtown. We seemed to luck out with getting room #1 as I think it is more spacious than the others (has an eating kitchen) and no-one above you. Right next to the road but our room was unbelievably quiet and restful (I think because of the thick walls and the windows and door face into the parking area away from the road. Really nicely decorated SW style....really friendly, informative and efficient staff....really clean....great breakfast....free cookies....we will definitely be back!
So Happy We Picked This Lovely Inn
Since we had never been to Santa Fe, NM before we had to rely on other tripadvisor reviews to choose accomodations and we were very pleased with the choice we made. The Inn is charming, clean and conveniently located. The staff is professional and most helpful. We especially loved the morning breakfast on the patio which included scrambled eggs, toast, cereal, juice, coffee and tea. Our room was nicely decorated and the bed was very comfortable. We stayed in a casita which had a fridge and a microwave. It was a great value for the money and we will surely stay there again.
Nice walk to downtown. charming room. excellent breakfast. helpful staff. comfy place to stay.
Good room, good price
For the price, this place was a wonderful deal. I took my nephew, which means we didn't need an ornate, expensive, romantic place! We found the place to be cute, clean, and well situated near the center of town with free parking right on front of the room. The front desk woman was extremely nice and helpful.
I tried this place in October 2004 because Frommers said it was great. What a Bummer!!!
The Breakfast Area was too small to accommodate all of the people who tried to use it. The Motel staff used the breakfast area as a walk through to socialize, talk on the phone and eat from the guest table. People were coughing and sneezing on each other. The dishes were being washed and scrapped while guests tried to squeeze into the room. The orange juice was heavily diluted. At best one could get to sit for a moment and then get pushed out. What a horror!!!!!
The toilet in the room was not securely mounted which caused one to rock on the bowl.
The floors were filthy. There was nothing positive!!!
The greatest find in Santa Fe
After staying in the higher priced hotels, La Fonda and Hotel Santa Fe, what a delight to find such a great place so near the "hub." A real find, and a great value.
We LOVED this Inn!!!!!!!!!
This has got to be the greatest place to stay in Santa Fe! What a deal! The Inn is absolutely gorgeous with tons of "Santa Fe" details & niceties. The beds even had linens from The Company Store. The Santa Fe Motel & Inn is truly within walking distance from the plaza, unlike several other hotels that advertised this. The staff was sweet, helpful & knowledgable. And oh-my-goodness - - the BREAKFAST! Breakfast is served in the quaint Santa Fe courtyard & is delicious REAL food like eggs, oatmeal, grits & locally baked bread.
I cannot recommend the Santa Fe Motel & Inn enough!
Had a wonderful stay at the Santa Fe Motel & Inn. Room had lots of Santa Fe charm and the breakfast was great.