La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa
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... A little jog through town on a pre-1937 alignment found us on I-40 for a short while. We investigated an abandoned portion of Route 66 as far as we could and then went back to I-40 to soon turn north on Highway 84 for Santa Fe. Note: At this point a post 1937 Route 66 continued west to Albuquerque when a local politician diverted Route 66 away from Santa Fe to the north and the jurisdiction of a rival. But we do the old stuff and so we headed north. Firstly there was a long hot ...
... and then worked for awhile longer. Had a nice visit with some of the board members while we worked. As usual, an interesting bunch of people at work. On the ride back to the visitor center, we picked up another passenger and had a very lively discussion as we drove out. Did take a wrong turn but got ourselves back on the right road and did not cause any alarm. Said our good byes and headed back to Santa Fe.
... re-org of the suitcases to have one ready for the plane home (and a good 10kg heavier than when it came out with our loot), one ready for the next few days in Holbrook, Albuquerque and Phoenix, one ready for ranching in Tucson and one with everything else.... It's amazing how much you can actually accumulate on the way after only a week. Already slightly tipsy .. Thanks to Will and Jade's Pressie.. we got ready for our Posh night out. Cheers Guys. xx
Dinner time came ...
... south and west to Winslow and Flagstaff. We took lots of pictures, worth much more than words.
We took the northern route of old 66 into Santa Fe. It's a kind of riche ski place, lots of expensive shoppes with two ps. and native jewellery for 10 times what the natives get for it. We took the high road to Taos which was a really cool drive. This morning we checked out of Santa Fe and headed for Los Alamos. Los Alamos is where all the scientists congregated ...
... on further into New Mexico, stopping for lunch at a rest area and then arriving in Santa Fe around 3.00pm. We had only 1 1/2 hours to walk around the town, but in reality that gave us enough of a look around to get a feel for the place. All the buildings are very much Mexican architecture, with rounded adobe style. You are only allowed to paint the buildings in one of 23 approved shades of brown. The town is beautiful - and the site ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
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.
Stay at La Posada
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.