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Old Santa Fe Inn 3.0

Downtown Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Pros

  • Cozy atmosphere with traditional Southwestern decor and a warm welcome
  • Desirable location, close to Santa Fe Plaza and sights
  • Lovely rooms have local art and handmade New Mexican furniture
  • Upgrade options include whirlpool tubs, kiva fireplaces, and king-size beds
  • Delicious free breakfast includes a make-your-own-burrito bar
  • Free coffee and tea, plus afternoon snacks in the lobby
  • Small fitness room with machines for cardio and weights
  • Business center and free Wi-Fi add convenience
  • Free on-site parking -- uncommon so close to downtown
  • Some rooms are pet-friendly

Cons

  • Not all rooms have a mini-fridge and microwave
  • No pool or spa services

Bottom Line

This 57-room, mid-range hotel is in high demand thanks to a desirable location near Santa Fe’s popular downtown area. Add in charming Southwestern decor in common areas, comfortable rooms, and a few nice freebies, for one of the best values in town. Attractive rooms have flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, and safes, and many add mini-fridges, microwaves, and fireplaces. Some rooms have a whirlpool tub. Free extras include a delicious breakfast buffet with a burrito bar, Starbucks coffee, parking, Wi-Fi, a small gym, and afternoon snacks of cookies or chips and guacamole. La Posada de Santa Fe offers a wider range of features -- including restaurants, a heated pool, and a spa -- but it lacks the homey charm of Old Santa Fe Inn. 

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Scene

Charming, cozy hotel with a friendly atmosphere and Santa Fe style

Old Santa Fe Inn has a cozy, welcoming atmosphere in a spot convenient to the popular Santa Fe Plaza. The adobe building is recognizable from the adjacent covered wagon on the street corner. Long ropes of red chili peppers hang from wooden posts under the shaded front porch. Between buildings, a brick terrace offers a few tables under bright-red umbrellas. Potted flowers and succulents beautify the space. Interiors have traditional Santa Fe style, with locally made, handcrafted furniture and work from local artists. Guests can often be found lounging in the lobby, drawn by the free coffee or afternoon snacks. In the breakfast room, glossy black chairs and a few bright-red accents elevate the otherwise traditional vibe, evident in brick floors, exposed beam ceilings, and a kiva fireplace. This hotel has a definite charm that couples find particularly attractive, though all sorts of travelers come here.  

Location

Steps from Santa Fe’s popular plaza; near shops, galleries, and museums

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Old Santa Fe Inn has an outstanding location a few blocks (seven-minute walk) from the downtown plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico -- the cultural center of the city. There are a few restaurants and government buildings in the immediate area, plus dozens of eateries and shops within a five-minute walk. It is also a five-minute walk to the Santa Fe Depot, where guests can pick up the train line. Within a 10-minute walk, there are restaurants, galleries, high-end shops, and museums. The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum is a nine-minute walk from the hotel, as is the New Mexico History Museum in the Palace of the Governors. It is an eight-minute walk to historic Loretto Chapel. Ski Santa Fe, a popular spot for skiing and nature trails, is a 35-minute drive from the hotel. It is a 20-minute drive to Santa Fe Municipal Airport, and Albuquerque International Sunport is a 65-minute drive away. 

Rooms

Cozy rooms with Southwestern accents and modern amenities like coffee makers and flat-screen TVs

Rooms here are clean and comfortable, with a few southwestern decor accents. Warm yellow tones, handmade wood furniture, work from local artists, and soft lighting create a cozy atmosphere. Accents vary, but generally a few dark colors in pillows and bed runners are a bold contrast and point of interest in the rooms. There are several room options, including two twin, queen-size, or king-sized beds. Each room has a flat-screen TV, coffeemaker, iron, and a safe. Some add a mini-fridge and microwave. Higher-category rooms have options for a kiva fireplace, furnished balcony or patio, or separate bedrooms. Bathrooms are modern, equipped with shower/tub combos, plus a whirlpool in some. Hairdryers and a full range of free toiletries are provided.  

Features

Free breakfast, gym, and free Wi-Fi, but no pool or full restaurant

Amenities are limited here, but a few nice extras -- many for free -- add appeal. The breakfast buffet is excellent and free, featuring typical continental items, plus fresh bread and a make-your-own-burrito bar. Additionally, every late afternoon, free cookies, guacamole, salsa, and chips are set out in the lobby. A fitness room with a few machines and a TV, squeezed together to make space for ice and vending machines. The business center is small, consisting of a desk in a hallway off the lobby with two computers and a printer. The hotel has a few rooms for guests with pets; there is a nightly fee attached. Parking is free, and Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel. The hotel lacks a pool, spa services, and a full restaurant. 

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Address

201 Montezuma Ave, Santa Fe New Mexico 87501, United States

Phone

(800) 734-9910

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