Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe
What We Love
- It's a one-minute walk to the historic Plaza
- Hotel art is created by hispanic artisans from Chimayo, New Mexico
- Locals love the funky bar, where the decor is custom crafted from reclaimed hubcaps and steering wheels
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What To Know
- The guestrooms are adequate in size, but the bathrooms are on the small side
- You may have to walk along a short outdoor walkway to reach your room
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
New Mexico territorial. The three-story adobe structure is enhanced by fruit trees and hanging ristras made from dried red chiles. The small lobby area is adorned with Chimayo weavings, skeins of wool, votive candles, tin sconces, retablos (paintings of saints) and carved New Mexico furniture.
Bed and Bath
The guestrooms are sparsely decorated with New Mexican wooden dressers, large King beds with plenty of plump pillows and two night tables. The suites’ small sitting areas are furnished with Southwestern-style armchairs, desks, coffee tables, Chimayo woven carpeting and wood-burning fireplaces. The tiled bathrooms are on the small side but are kitted out with bath products from Gilchrist & Soames.
A free shuttle departs hourly for a sister hotel across town that has a free gym and pool and a spa. When the restaurant reopens there will be breakfast, room service and a light menu in the bar. But the hotel’s most enticing feature is its location: Everything in downtown Santa Fe is within walking distance.
In the Area
Across the street is the New Mexico History Museum, which features exhibits about everything from cowboys and Indians to outlaws, scofflaws and women of the West. Next door, at the Inn of the Anasazi, savor the creative Latin American/Southwestern–accented cuisine of Argentinian-born rising star chef Juan Bochenski. His tapas-style patio menu is something to text home about. A few blocks away are French bistro fare and an extensive French/California wine list at small, trendy Bouche. Ask owner/chef Charles Dale for recommendations for the custom cheese platter. For an authentic New Mexico breakfast, go local: the Plaza Café (request chile on the side if you can’t take the heat) and Jalapeños (order any breakfast burrito). And for cheap, fast, satisfying native food, the Burrito Company is just down the block.
How to Get There
We received text message welcoming us and asking for approximate arrival time which I though was very personable. Check-in process was quick & very customer focused.
The hotel has a lovely front porch where you can sit, have a drink from their bar, bring coffee from your room or watch the people walking by. Chairs are comfy.
Hotel is in a perfect location, next to restaurants , plaza and shopping area.
We ended up rating in two different rooms as we got a great deal online but needed to checkout and move to another room. Anyways, both rooms were clean. The rugs need to be updated as does the draperies. The lighting is not adequate for reading. It rained hard one night and the rug was wet next to the door, and windows. This was the case with both rooms.
We won’t stay here again as we’d like to check out other hotels that may be more updated.
Checked in and it was a breeze. Had received a text the morning of our arrival to welcome us and see if we needed anything. Check in was quick, Zachary at the Front desk was great, very helpful and full of knowledge. He is an asset to the hotel. Room is very nice and will appointed, if is very Southwest with a fireplace and small balcony. So glad we chose to stay here, if we come back we will stay again. The Shed which is a famous restaurant, James Beard winner is around the corner, do not miss it.
This is the first time that we've ever had an experience like we had at hotel Chimayo. Never experienced the care or love if you will at any other hotel. I am just in awe. Esperanza at the front desk text us before our arrival and was just so welcoming. She knew we were here celebrating before we mentioned it. Gave us a map, made us dinner reservations, gave us a tour of the hotel and even walked us to our room! As we walked in she had a special gift awaiting us on the table. The room was just beautiful! Fire place, but not needed because it's summer, the figi's, the spiritual ambiance, just everything! We were so close to the downtown area and had parking in the garage. It was just really a great stay.The only bad thing I can say is the resort fee makes no sense. $25 is charged when it's not exactly a resort? However, this is the first time that we can say that we'd probably only go back to this hotel because of the way that were treated. Esperanza was just very attentive, very loving and so kind. I can honestly say that we will never forget her. We will certainly be back!
We had an awesome experience! Customer Service was outstanding. Loved the Jr. Suite and the bed was awesome!!
The location is so close to the plaza and local restaurants. We loved the Hotel and plan on coming back.
Hotel Chimayo has a great location so close to the plaza. Rooms are clean, comfortable and very tastefully decorated to reflect the cultural experience of the local village of Chimayo. However it is the exceptional service of the staff that keeps my family returning to Hotel Chimayo. Guest hosts Esperanza and Monique epitomize hospitality providing more than what is asked, and they're great in conversation.
We're looking forward to our next stay at Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe.