La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa
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... and eating (Mexican). Staying in the El Rey Motel which is the most expensive so far at $90 although we do get breakfast and it has a pool and hot tub. Tomorrow we are exploring Santa Fe downtown before driving through Alburquerque on onto Gallup.
... streets and meant it. And tourists, like us, looked in wonder at a sleepy town that seems to have remained the same for decades.
The most interesting place we visited in Santa Fe had to be the New Mexico History Museum. The museum walked you through an exhibit that outlined the history of the territory; how it moved from the original Indian settlers, to Spanish, to Mexican, and finally American. It explained the tense conflicts between ...
... has been in a three year draught.
As with all other New Mexican towns (yes, that is a generalization based on my observations), there is a church in town. In this locale it is the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. No building in Santa Fe may be higher than the cathedral, including the ...
... br> We grabbed a sandwich and headed to the Cadillac ranch, spray paint in hand. Unfortunately whilst it is warm it is very windy today and so the spray painting was not especially successful! However we did our best and took some brill pics before it got too busy and then headed on our way to Adrian, the R66 midpoint.
Again not much to do here just a few pics as I am more excited about going to the Ghost Town of Glenrio, which also lies on the Texas-New Mexico ...
... around mid-day and headed for the historic part of Taos. I have to admit to being a bit disappointed, as I had pictured both Santa Fe and Taos as quaint villages but they are highly-commercialised towns. Nevertheless, there is a feast of adobe construction - every where you look and for that I am not disappointed.
Taos, like Santa Fe, has plenty of opportunity to purchase gem stones, art, jewellery, clothing. I spent a few hours there ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews La Posada de Santa Fe 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.