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 were in Santa Fe with our friends. We like staying here because of it's closeness to Santa Fe's Plaza. We shared junior suite and an upstairs room with our friends. The hotel disappointed us because the main fireplace in the lobby was not functional. Apparently the flue had some cracks that was smoking up the restaurant upstairs. They also had tacked on a $20.00 a night resort fee which felt gouging because we only had one vehicle amongst the four of us. I am not sure we will stay here again.
We are repeat stayers at this hotel. It is a beautiful facility. The rooms have wood fireplaces that the staff will light for you. The decor is very tastefully Southwest. It is within walking distance of just about everything. The staff is knowledgeable and go out of their way to ensure your stay is special.
Zachary Esperanza was phenomenal. First we arrived prior to check in time; Zach said he would try to get us in early and he did. After we told him we were there for our anniversary, we were greeted upon returning to our room by a lovely card and complimentary bottle of wine. We had a great time and can’t brag on Zach enough. We’ll be back.
No better place. This was great. Very inviting. It was all about us. Thank you Insperenza for your welcome to Tx. And thank u Pamela Bowker for your attentiveness in the evening. Love the presidential suite. You have spoiled us. This will be our new standard.
Pamela Bowker and the staff at the hotel are incredible! We have the Presidential Suite and the Web site does not do it justice. Two bedrooms and 2 and 1/2 baths, full kitchen, balconies and fireplaces! Free shuttle to all nearby attractions. Love the location and the service. There were 3 of us staying in this suite. Very reasonable rate for a 3 way split. Would love to stay here again.