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  •  Casino
  •  Golf Course
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Located in Santa Fe (Cuyamungue), Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder is close to Poeh Museum and Don Quixote Distillery and Winery. This 4-star hotel is within the region of Nambe Falls and Santa Fe Opera.


Make yourself at home in one of the 393 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and MP3 docking stations. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. LCD televisions with satellite programming are provided for your entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. After practicing your swing on the golf course, you can enjoy other recreational amenities including a casino and a nightclub. This hotel also features wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and an arcade/game room.

Food & Drink

All-inclusive rates are available at this hotel. Meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments are included in all-inclusive rates. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.

Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel’s dining establishments, which include 5 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 3 bars/lounges.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Planning an event in Santa Fe? This hotel has 60000 square feet (5574 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and meeting rooms. A train station pick-up service is provided at no charge, and free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder
20 Buffalo Thunder Trl
Santa Fe, NM 87506 United States


4.0 Very Good 2447 Reviews
Deluxe suite
Reviewed 1 day ago

My husband and I stayed in a deluxe suite. The room was very nice yet the metal spring in the bedroom door was torn. When my husband went to the spa the sauna and steam room were not on and it took 25 minutes for them to bring water to him. The whirlpool was not on and once it came on the temperature was way too hot to enjoy. The inside pool and jacuzzi area are not very clean. The day we went their computers were down and it took one hour for us to check in. Our stay was pleasant as staff were courteous. Overall we had a great time aside from the details stated above.

This hotel saved our really bad travels
Reviewed 1 day ago

I was supposed o be in Denver. I had booked a room in Denver off VRBO that was listed as having air conditioning and upon arrival, it was 88 degrees inside the room and the owner said the listing was a mistake. Well, we couldn’t stay there and had to settle for a really expensive room with problems at a chain hotel. Decided we were having such a bad experience that we would leave and ended up going to Taos. Had a really bad night in a hotel room with a bed that made me feel like sleeping on the floor and I was VERY uncomfortable by morning. I called Buffalo Thunder and told them about my situation and asked if I could check in to my reserved room early. Not only did they find a way to accommodate me, but they kept me updated via text the whole way. They saved my trip. While I am only here for 2 nights, it definitely has been the best part of my travels this time. Thanks

Great hotel & perfect location
Reviewed 5 days ago

The hotel has a great location just off the highway, between downtown Santa Fe & Taos. It is an easy drive to many of the Pueblos, sites & downtown shopping. The hotel is very large, clean & comfortable with plenty of things to do for everyone in the family. A hidden gem in the hotel is the restaurant in the casino, the Turquoise Trail. They are open late every night with good food & reasonable prices. If you don't like the atmosphere (it can get very smoky in the casino) you can get take out & eat it outside or on your balcony. For a quick coffee & a snack in the morning there is a Starbucks kiosk in the lobby that opens at 6 am. We also found the staff at check-in very helpful with local restaurant suggestions & sightseeing in the area. When choosing a room be sure to get one on the wing of the hotel furthest from the casino.

3 Words: GORGEOUS, HUGE, FUN!!! One of the BEST hotels I have stayed at!
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is gigantic! Beautiful pool! Huge torches lit at night, Great bars and restaurants, Very nice Casino - It has a large number of slots and a number of Blackjack tables downstairs apart from main Hotel. Only con is Casino is pretty smokey. The rooms are VERY CLEAN and spacious! Especially the two Queen suite Studio! For $30 more - you get double the size room with a nice pull out couch and a balcony with chairs.The beds are super comfortable! Totally worth the upgrade! I love Buffalo Thunder! It exceeded all my expectations!

Golf Trip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our 5th stay at Buffalo thunder. While the hotel is a great place to stay, we specifically stay for the golf course. Unfortunately, the golf course is in poor condition. We played 9 holes on Saturday and wanted to play 18 holes on Sunday. When we booked the tee time for Saturday, the staff did not mention the condition of the course. We paid full price and had to