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
Gorgeous hotel. Front desk clerk was very friendly and helpful. The lobby doors take you to a courtyard where the rooms are all facing a courtyard with chili ristras hanging by every room which made it very cool. The room had a living room with a fireplace and a separate bedroom. It was very clean and homey feeling. Parking is in under the back of the hotel so if you travel with a lot of stuff, be prepared to make a couple of trips up and down the elevator. There are no elevators to the rooms so if you get a room on an upper level (It's a tiered design), you will have to take stairs and haul your stuff up them. Overall it was a really nice place to stay!
This hotel is really nice. We used a on line app to get a lower price for the room.
Once their they gave up a free upgrade room with a wood fireplace. They even supplied the wood.
Everyone there was very nice and helpful.
The hotel and room was a New Mexico style decor. The King size bed was very comfortable. Bathroom a little small but adequate.
Free WiFi, fridge and coffee in room.
I will absolutely come here again if I’m in the area.
I stopped in Santa Fe for one evening on a recent cross country trip and found the Hotel Chimayo after a quick Google search. I am happy to say that it was a wonderful stay right in the heart of town. The desk clerk was cheerful and also helped me with nearby restaurant recommendations. I checked in late in the afternoon and found my room to be comfortable and roomy with a clean well made and appointed bed. The building is older and has not been extensively remodeled so anyone reading this should keep that in mind. The bathroom is adequate and well stocked with towels and the necessary soaps, shampoo etc....all of good quality. My unit had a small table and 2 chairs more like something you might find in a kitchen but no soft armchair. For me that was not an issue; I wanted to drop my bags and take a walk around town before getting dinner. My car was parked in the garage below the hotel and there is a quaint bar in the lobby. For the money this is a great find in a city I visit often. I will definitely return. It should also be noted that the hotel is part of numerous properties jointly owned and amenities at the sister properties are available to Chimayo guests.
Needed to find a hotel room for one night and couldn’t pass up the great deal offered by Hotel Chimayo. The desk clerk was awesome and we received a complimentary upgrade to a room with a fireplace. I received texts from the concierge offering to make dinner reservations for us plus other helpful information. The hotel had that lovely Santa Fe style and was less than half a block to the square. I will be going back to stay with them again!
Loved the traditional decor, reception, helpful and friendly staff, kiva fireplace and comfortable bed after a long drive. Great cheese enchilada and margarita on The Margarita Trail. The location is next door to shopping and the best restaurants! Can’t wait to return.