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“Fun relaxing stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder

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Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder
Ranked #20 of 60 Hotels in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
Santa Fe, New Mexico
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fun relaxing stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

My husband & I stay here 4-5 times a year. We live in Santa Fe; and it's a great place just to get away, relax and have some fun. We always take our dog, who really enjoys the couch. We have always had great service and really enjoy our stay. The place is always very nice with great art and wonderful beds with class "A" linens. Have never been too impressed with the food in the buffet, but the restaurant in the casino and the Red Sage upstairs are always good. Hope you enjoy your stay as much as we have.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Connie P
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Albuquerque, NM
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

This is a nice place to stay if you're intending to get some relaxation time. The atmosphere of the hotel is spacious and artsy, and the front desk staff are helpful. The spa is luxurious and has many services for a slightly higher ($65 for a pedicure,) but believable price. However, once you pay for a service, you have unlimited access to the jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, etc. until closing time of that night. The casino is large, but drinks are not brought to you while you gamble. The gift shop has lots of cute items. The Starbucks on site is a little ridiculous, charging over 6 bucks for one of those little bottled frappes that are sold in gas stations for about half that price. Be especially aware, that the walls between rooms are very, very thin. We could hear everyone's television and people running up and down the hallways.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

My husband and I stay here 3-4 times a year, and have since the year it opened. The last several times we have stayed - when we try to check in, they tell us they are sold out on the room we had reserved (always a king size regular room). However, whenever we tell them that the room with 2 queens that they had put us in will not work - they miraculously have a king room available. Front desk service is steadily going down hill, with staff becoming more rude each visit.

In addition, my husband and I love to frequent the spa. Last time we went however, the showers were dirty, there were wet towels everywhere, and it did not have the same ambiance it normally has.

The buffet has wonderful food - but is now on reduced hours. When we first started going, it was open for lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Now it is only open for dinner on Saturday, and lunch and dinner on Sunday.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank luv2trec
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albuquerque ,nm
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

This is the second time visit. The hotel is beautiful with great Native American art throughout. The rooms are elegant and roomy. There is a golf course with the property and a Homewood Suites immediately adjacent to the resort hotel. If you obtain a casino players card you will qualify for special rates at the hotel Check the online booking companies to check the always changing rates. I must note that the prices in the hotel are rather steep. Unlike many casinos the restaurants and bar are pricey. As an example a mediocre wine at Happy Hour was $6 and at the upscale restaurant, Red sage, a glass of wine that retails for $7.99 per bottle was priced at $12 per glass and sells for $5-7 elsewhere. So bring your wine for the room.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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2 Thank wjohnson119
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

The hotel and grounds are beautiful and the room very nice. BUT we like to play the slots in the casino and we were not impressed. The cigarette smoke in the casino is unbearable. We were both sick for a week after our 3 day stay. It is truly so thick that it's hard to see. You also cannot have a cocktail while playing - you have to go to one of the bars and purchase your cocktail or glass of wine. We'll just do our gambling in Colorado where smoking isn't permitted in the casinos and your drinks are free.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BaileyDaisy
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Additional Information about Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder

Property: Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder
Address: 20 Buffalo Thunder Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87506
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Region: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Santa Fe
#9 Luxury Hotel in Santa Fe
#11 Business Hotel in Santa Fe
#20 Family Hotel in Santa Fe
#23 Romantic Hotel in Santa Fe
Price range (per night): ₹ 8,044 - ₹ 17,788
Hotel Class:4 star — Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder 4*
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Also Known As:
Hilton Santa Fe Golf Resort And Spa At Buffalo Thunder
Hilton Santa Fe Golf Resort & Spa At Buffalo Thunder Hotel Santa Fe
Hilton Santa Fe Hotel
Santa Fe Hilton

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