Hi--Does anyone know an inexpensive, but interesting, place to stay in Santa Fe, NM? (Bonus points if it's dog-friendly...) Thanks!
Posted on Dec 18, 2010
I heard the Sage Inn is nice. The El Ray Inn might fit the bill. Also the Hotel Santa Fe is great and right in the middle of things. But I highly suggest some B&B's that might be the best way to go and the homes there are really nice. Such as Four Kachinas, El Farolito and Inn of the Turquoise Bear. Also you might look at Ten Thousand Waves, it's a spa but not sure of the rates. It's on the way out of town towards Ski Santa Fe and Taos.
Posted Dec 18, 2010Add a comment
I vote for the El Rey Motor Inn. While not on the square (but close to the center), I love to stay there (http://www.elreyinnsantafe.com/). Built in 1936 on the original Route 66, it's still in historic style (though the units are newly decorated, they've added a pool, etc. It's just charming...and inexpensive
Posted on Dec 18, 2010
If you don't mind going off the beaten path- the Rancho de Chimayo is a wonderful place- both for lodging and incredible food. Chimayo is an amazing little town about 30 minutes from Santa Fe. Highly recommended. Even if you don't stay there, make sure you eat there. It's worth the trip.
Posted Dec 20, 2010Add a comment
I'm not sure if you're travelling with people, but vacation rentals in Santa Fe can sometimes be a really good deal. I was going to include the link to one, but it is now rented out by a property management company and I think has increased in price. Sorry for not having more clear suggestions than to google vacation rentals!
Posted Dec 21, 2010Add a comment
I would be surprised to find any inexpensive accommodations in Santa Fe. However, everything's relative. I haven't been there for about 6 years -- but I last stayed at a place called something like the Water Street Inn. The Plaza was walkable from there (an enjoyable walk) and I really liked the rooms. There was a breakfast and an afternoon wine/appetizer each day too.
Posted Dec 30, 2010Add a comment
I lived in Santa Fe years ago, but one of the most interesting aspects of this place is the ability to easily find and rent a small (or large) hacienda for short or long periods of time. I would suggest that you look at Craig's list, or the local papers to find something interesting and out of the ordinary. I would not suggest staying on or near the Plaza, but in the small neighborhoods surrounding there are very interesting, quaint places to stay that would not be advertised in all the normal places. It just may take some searching. If I may, on your trip, suggest you visit El Rito, NM, which is about 45 min north of Santa Fe...and eat at El Farolito's Restaurant. El Rito is a TINY little town but the food there is the best that we had in all of NM, and the family's story is wonderful. I would also suggest, while you are there, to go to Ojo Caliente Spa which is very near there, and sit in the Soda, Lithium, and Iron pools for an inexpensive and memorable side trip! Enjoy! I'm envious you are visiting there. It was the most magical place I have ever been and the mountains truly do call you back.
Posted Jan 02, 2011Add a comment
Each time I've stayed in Santa Fe I have used Priceline and haven't been disappointed. If you want to avoid Cerrillos Road, you'll have to pay for it. The Courtyard by Marriott (on Cerrillos Rd) was great: SW decor, great staff, a free shuttle to downtown. La Fonda is, of course, the historical/interesting hotel. Be prepared to pay for parking. Everywhere downtown. It's expensive, too!
Posted Jan 06, 2011Add a comment
Oh, and I paid $50/night at the Courtyard by Marriott.
Posted on Jan 06, 2011
HI, I was just in Santa Fe last week and stayed at the Sage Inn. $50 a night with a full breakfast, free wifi and complimentary van/taxi to the downtown area (which is only 6 blocks so walkable if you wanted). Room was clean but small. Would definitely stay there again.
Its located across the street from the new Railyard development. I was flying out of Albuquerque so took the Santa Fe Railrunner from right there - only $7 each way.
Posted Jan 07, 2011Add a comment
oh and yes - pet friendly!!!
Posted on Jan 07, 2011
If you are doing the hotel route, I have no idea. I've usually stayed with friends.
BUT, have you thought about couchsurfing.org? You can stay with people in the area who embrace the "traveller's code", and they may allow a dog in their homes. If you're not up for staying with people, people will also list themselves as up for meeting for "a coffee or drink". You can meet travel-savvy locals who will show you around, and know you don't want the mainstream path.
Posted Jan 13, 2011Add a comment
I've also done couch surfing, but not in the states. It's an interesting experience.
Posted on Jan 18, 2011