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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Stayed here one night on a whirlwind trip around New Mexico on our motorcycles. It was recommended by my sister who was traveling with us and had stayed here before. What a great place! Front desk staff (especially Mona?) were exceptional! Parking was in a garage under the property and seemed very secure! Rooms were authentic but updated, completel with working wood burning fireplace in the living room area! We will definitely stay here again when we are back in Santa Fe! Hopefully for more than one night!
We had a wedding block. As the father of the bride, something came up where we needed a late check out. With 30 room nights, I expected a little accommodation, but was turned down because the teenagers running the hotel didn’t want to trouble housekeeping. General Manager was unavailable to the teenagers running the front desk. Not their fault; they didn’t have the authority to solve this problem.
A charming old Santa Fe style place, but not we’ll run.
We chose this hotel for the location and the price, we were very pleased with our experience. The hotel is located steps from the town square, shops, galleries, and restaurants. Underground parking was very convenient and secure. The room was large and very comfortable. We would definitely recommend this hotel for couples and families.
We enjoyed our stay at this hotel. Our room was a nice sized room, clean and bed was comfortable with soft bedsheets. We had our mid size dog with us too. Front desk was friendly. Located in town near the plaza, It was easy to walk around and to restaurants.
Great location and even better front desk service. Everyone was very friendly and helpful and we loved using the concierge text feature. Our room was spacious, clean and quiet. We were very busy all weekend and did a lot of walking, so it was nice to have such a pleasant place to come "home" to.