La Posada De Santa Fe, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa
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... 1945 test’s code name was "Trinity." The other two nuclear weapons produced at Los Alamos were “Little Boy” and “Fat Man,” used in the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which ended World War II. *** From Espanola to Santa Fe, it’s about a 30-minute ride, mostly on US-84. Santa Fe is the oldest capital city in the US. Santa Fe means “holy faith” in Spanish. Its sister cities include Santa Fe, ...
... of how many buildings look. Earthen colours, flat roofs, and decorated with turquoise (doors, window frames). Turquoise is the prevailing colour here - even the car number plates have a turquoise background! Turquoise is found here and mined, and much of the local native jewellery uses turquoise. Then we went to several museums, despite having reserved Thursday for a museum day, as the prediction for Thursday is cold and snow.... But we went to the ...
... summer months it would be heaving. On the second day we headed downtown and visited Georgia O'Keefes art gallery - coincidentally my Art A Level project was based on O'Keefe's work and it just so happened she moved to New Mexico from New York, I was like a kid in a candy store here. Her paintings are generally of nature and she cleverly magnifies into flowers and trees to bring out there colour and texture. We spent the rest of ...
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Fortunately, our suite--the Comanche Room--was ready and we all took a nap and then headed out for some drinking chocolate at Kawaka Chocolate House which was perfect on a cool, rainy afternoon. We sampled several flavors before settling on two American blends and one ...
... there and took some shots -it was really special in there - awesome in short ! The family don't have the money to make it into a museum and don't want to sell so it may just gather more dust !
So Amtrak was great : upstairs recliner seat, wide massive legroom, foot and leg rest, great AC ! ( no wifi though obvs), cool observation car and not great but also not over-priced food. Outside the train cuts through ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews La Posada De Santa Fe, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa
My girlfriends and I spent our second annual summer trip at La Posada. Last year we had a wonderful experience at La Posada. This year was a different story. Both rooms were dirty - we found hairs in the bed, dirty floors and a filthy bathtub. Several lightbulbs in the rooms were not working. The pool area is too small for the number of guests at the hotel. Several people came to the pool but had to leave because there were no chairs for them. We definitely will not be staying at La Posada next year.
The pool and spa at La Posada are outstanding. But the staff seems just one step below a luxury resort. Our first room was dreadful, not to mention it had a queen bed when we were promised and paying for a king (my boyfriend is 6'6"!) They promised to get us into a new room ASAP and then we spent the whole day sitting in the lobby with our luggage and waiting for the room to be cleaned. By 4pm, I simply lurked by the reception desk until someone went up to check the room. It had been cleaned hours ago but no one had bothered to check! When I complained at checkout they said they were very busy and it wasn't their fault! And the two guests behind me made similar complaints and were told exactly the same thing! So much for top-notch customer service. Is not worth the money, pick somewhere else unless you must have a pool and spa.
We just returned from a 4 night stay at the La Posada. I find it hard to believe that it is actually listed as one of the Leading Hotels of the World and is even in the American Express Platinum Program for Fine Hotels. We were disappointed in just about everything with regard to the hotel. The service was absolutely awful. The hotel is run entirely by kids that appear to be just out of college. We never saw anyone around watching what was going on at the hotel -- like a manager! We specifically asked for a quiet location and actually upgraded to a deluxe room. The room and its patio faced the parking lot. The back side of the room with the window faced the lawn area which was pretty -- one problem -- it is where all of the activities were held such as weddings. There were 2 weddings on Saturday - 1 of which had a band which played loudly until around 12:30 a.m. Needless to say, we got no rest that night. The hotel when we complained that night was not sympathetic at all and told us that that was just part of staying there -- that many weddings were held in the summertime. Not something you want to hear when you just want a good night's sleep. I visited the Avenayu Spa for a massage and facial and actually had my face burned by the aesthetician. The one nice thing is that the hotel does have pretty grounds, but you don't stay on the grounds. The rooms are minimalist at best - very small bathroom and furnishings are minimal. We may return to Santa Fe, but never to the La Posada. This is a very overpriced hotel -- you'd be better to stay at a La Quinta rather than a La Posada.
I joined three other friends on a weekend trip to Santa Fe (April 30-May 2). We had booked two rooms of equal price ($229) at La Posada. I had never been to Santa Fe before and was looking forward to all the charms promised by the La Posada website and brochure. On checking in, I realized I was not going to be overwhelmed with charm.
Booked on Expedia, but received a promotional % email from RockResorts days later @ 1/2 the price. I spoke to Tony @ the FD who said he couldn't do anything about the % since I booked through Expedia. So I asked him for a free upgrade since I was paying twice as much.He said okay. When we arrived we received room 170- ground level with views of a wall & a fence. It felt like a cave. The bed was tiny. I called the FD and asked for a king bed and something less claustrophobic. The front desk gal said suprisingly "Oh, I've never seen that unit". I thought that was a polite response. Anyhow they moved us to 289. (Tim - the valet was great). The room had a nice king bed and was nicely decorated except the walls were vibrating. The pictures were even turning. I didn't want to change rooms again (I like the 2nd floor & the king bed)- so I stopped @ FD & asked them to have maintenance check into it. (They fixed it) We enjoyed the flute player in the lobby, and ghost tour. The artwork is very nice. And the location is great. Pool and bar nice too. I don't think I'll stay there again though. The rooms are so small.
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What a wonderful place to stay in Santa Fe. The rooms are casits spread over the grounds. Each individual, some have wood-burning kiva fireplaces, patios, or full sitting rooms and separate bedrooms. The grounds are lovely and the spa and spa services are terrific. Close to downtown. The service was attentive and friendly. Check out the bar. We've recommended LaPosada to friends, and everyone has had a wonderful stay.
Wow, what a bad experience I had. I sincerely hope my stay was a fluke and not La Posada's standard. My wife & I live in Santa Fe, so decided to make an escape away from the kids one night to the La Posada.
Our recent stay at the La Posada was incredible. Every person on staff combined to make our visit one of perfection. The food was beyond compare to any place in santa fe, a town renown for its culinary delights. The grounds and rooms were perfect. The Staub House Bar staff makes great use of Tequila! Civility is alive and well at the La Posada in Santa Fe!
This place is first class all the way! Comfort, relaxation, beauty...the works. Best hotel visit EVER!!
La Posada is the best hotel visit I've had in many a year! Everything in the brochure is the TRUTH! The food is excellent, the service is prompt and courteous. There are no disgruntled condescending attitudes from the employees. The spa is divine! And, the price is perfect for all that is offered.
Great place - great service - great food - great location but a bit overpiced. The rooms need to be updated and the grounds need to be better manicured for the price. But - I would go back.