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El Rey Inn

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#19 of 60 Hotels in Santa Fe
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our night at the El Rey and wish we could have stayed longer. We were visiting Santa Fe and liked the look of this place. We selected a room with a wood fireplace when we made reservations. Unfortunately when we got our room we found that it was a gas fireplace instead. The room was very nice...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Chose el Rey after issues with original choice noticed... always wanted to stay.... in middle of renovation but owners, management, staff so nice. Or room dated 80's but spotless.... Reynaldo with maintenance dropped me off at pool site and instructed me on getting to hot tub area...can't wait to return after reno complete

Thank mzgypsymermaid
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

May 16, 2017 Surprising quiet and set back from the busy main street of Cerillos that runs through Santa Fe; this well-preserved property has a pleasantly warm mix of private terraces, uniquely-decorated rooms, and friendly front desk service. Despite the disappointment of the pool under repair, we enjoyed the patio and the birds out our room in the courtyard. The...

Thank LeeAnger
BrianDGraves, General Manager at El Rey Inn, responded to this review

Dear LeeAnger, You are so kind to post such warm remarks regarding your recent stay at the El Rey Court. We are so happy that you enjoyed our beautiful five acres of gardens that really do provide a quiet oasis in the heart of Santa Fe. I would like to apologize that our pool was not open when you visited...

New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for one night on our way through on route 66. LOVED this property, which is currently undergoing renovations. We ended up with room 57, which is as far to the rear of the property as you can get. We had a private balcony overlooking the pool. This is a very nice property, with a greenhouse on site to take...

Thank Josh S
BrianDGraves, General Manager at El Rey Inn, responded to this review

Dear Josh S, The El Rey Court was built in 1936 as an original Route 66 motor court and we are so happy to hear that we were able to be a part of your Route 66 experience. The vision behind our renovation is to capture that part of the El Rey's history while updating the property to enhance our...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're looking for a quaint, clean, comfortable room in Santa Fe, look no further. Our room was located in the back of the property (away from the street). It had a king size bed with the most comfortable mattress we have slept on in any hotel! We found the size of our room to be spacious , after all...

Thank Judy F
BrianDGraves, General Manager at El Rey Inn, responded to this review

Dear Judy F, I warms our heart that you had such a wonderful experience while staying with us at the El Rey. The entire staff takes pride in the fact that we want every guest to have a similar experience and appreciate the comments, both positive and negative, as we strive to improve. I know that once the renovation of...

Hermosa Beach, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice Route 66 stop with well kept grounds and exterior. Room was large with great patio but furnishings need to be redone. Needs new mattress. I got an upgraded room. The standard rooms looked pretty small and plain. Busy street but if you get rooms off the street, it's pretty quiet. Next to The Pantry - a great breakfast stop....

3Thank Robert I
BrianDGraves, General Manager at El Rey Inn, responded to this review

Dear Robert I, Thank you for being our guest at the El Rey and providing us with valuable feedback regarding your recent stay. We are pleased that you enjoyed our lovely grounds and the serene surroundings. Our two hard-working gardeners love to hear comments like this. We are in the initial stages of our renovation and It is unfortunate that...

Las Cruces, New Mexico
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I last stayed at the El Rey in 1989 and have wanted to return ever since. I was not disappointed! I requested an "older" room, and it was perfect! Beautiful grounds, friendly, helpful staff - especially Monica at the front desk. Each evening after a long day of exploring, we enjoyed a glass of wine in the lounge. The El...

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BrianDGraves, General Manager at El Rey Inn, responded to this review

Dear colorfulgal, What an absolutely charming post that you have chosen to share with others in reference to your stay at the El Rey. We are thrilled that your experience mirrored that of you previous visit with us more than twenty-eight years ago! Thank you for mentioning Monica as she is a gem at the front desk. I will certainty...

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was so nice to stay at El Rey again and find the hotel just the same as it was in the early 80's when we last stayed there. The adobe style with their turquoise doors are so characteristic of the southwestern style and it needs to be kept just like that. The hotel offers a spa, sauna, hot tub...

Thank Judy C
BrianDGraves, General Manager at El Rey Inn, responded to this review

Dear Judy C, We are so pleased that you found our historic hotel just as charming as you did thirty years ago. Maintaining our classic Route 66 motor court appeal is the central focus of our new renovation. I know that our front desk staff appreciates your kind words in regards to their assistance and will continue to provide our...

Courtenay, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a Lovely Motel in Santa Fe. The staff here are very friendly and the rooms are clean and large. Early check in was not a problem. The grounds are very pretty. The only downside was the blizzard we experienced this morning on April 29th!

Thank James G C
BrianDGraves, General Manager at El Rey Inn, responded to this review

Dear James G C, Thank you for sharing your experience of staying at the El Rey with others. That crazy snowstorm caught us by surprise also. We always appreciate any moisture that we receive in the high desert, however, this storm provided a little much. Hopefully, on your next visit with us the weather will be a little more cooperative...

England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in one of the family rooms and found it to be perfect for our needs. We normally stick with well known hotel brands but for this trip (along part of R66) we opted for more independent, motel style places. As the El Rey was the first of these we stayed in I was a little nervous but needn't...

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BrianDGraves, General Manager at El Rey Inn, responded to this review

Dear Barreflux, Thank you for allowing the El Rey to host your family during your recent visit to Santa Fe. As a historic, classic Route 66 motor court we do offer a unique appeal that cannot be realized in one of the branded properties. Originally constructed in 1936, the El Rey is Santa Fe. We are equally happy that your...

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Additional Information about El Rey Inn

Address: 1862 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505-3370
Region: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe
Price Range: ₹ 7,461 - ₹ 11,807 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — El Rey Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 86
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Also Known As:
El Rey Hotel Santa Fe
Santa Fe El Rey Inn
El Rey Santa Fe
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#1 Green Hotel in Santa Fe
#12 Romantic Hotel in Santa Fe
#14 Family Hotel in Santa Fe
#20 Business Hotel in Santa Fe
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“Call and ask about the rooms as the price is different based on the type.”
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570christophera, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“at back of property furthest from street”
LeeAnger, 20 May 2017 | Read review
“Rooms 50-57 are at back of property and have less noise with patios on the pool”
joshs381, 18 May 2017 | Read review
“Get one with larger room and patio/balcony or one of the bungalows”
333roberti, 11 May 2017 | Read review
“Rooms in the back are obviously quieter but didn't really hear traffic at all.”
170judyc, 30 Apr 2017 | Read review
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