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El Rey Inn

Santa Fe, NM, US (SAF)

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Standard Room

Standard Room

1 Twin Bed
Entertainment - Free WiFi and premium channels
Food & Drink - Refrigerator and coffee/tea maker
Bathroom - Partially open bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Safe; free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Daily housekeeping
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Standard Room

Standard Room

2 Full Beds
Entertainment - Free WiFi and premium channels
Food & Drink - Refrigerator and coffee/tea maker
Bathroom - Partially open bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Safe; free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Daily housekeeping
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El Rey Inn
1862 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM US 87505

Make yourself at home in one of the 86 guestrooms featuring refrigerators. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Partially open bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, a 24-hour front desk, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.



The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 50 per pet, per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Business Center
  • Complimentary Coffee
  • Fitness Facility
  • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
  • Laundry Services/Laundry Facility
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outdoor Seasonal Pool
  • Sauna
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 731 reviews
from Houston, Texas
Submitted on 17-05-2016
A time-warp from the 1940s. Surgically clean and an amazing place. Room 9 has two rooms, a Queen bed and a Double bed in it's own room. Fantastic! The icing on this cake is that the motel is less-than 100 feet away from the restaurant, The Pantry, which was voted the #1 restaurant in all of Santa Fe in 2015! The El Rey Inn deserves a seven-star rating!!!
from Denton, Texas, United States
Submitted on 18-05-2016
We have stayed many times at El Rey over the years we have been visiting Santa Fe. We have found it to be well maintained and comfortable. When my daughter married at Golondrinas, we and the wedding party stayed here. We were satisfied with the hotel, and it is a little away from the busyness and traffic of Santa Fe, but getting to the sights and restaurants is easy. Breakfast was very nice. Can't answer the "when" except to say it was late September of 2007. I am sure we will all stay there aga... Read more
Submitted on 21-05-2016
Any room in this well-cared-for, older Inn is wonderful in its own way. We stayed in the inexpensive ($83/night) part of the Inn, right around the corner from the outdoor spa. The bathroom was tiled in a gorgeous blue color. There was a mini frige. The grounds were lovely with lots of places to sit and listen to the house finches, robins, Mourning Doves and Great Tailed Grackles during their mating rituals. Just down from our room and across the parking lot is the gorgeous junior Olympic swimmin... Read more
from Amarillo, Texas
Submitted on 21-05-2016
We have stayed here every time we visit Santa Fe which is only a 3 hour drive from Amarillo. It's quite even though it's on probably the busiest street (Cerrillos) in town. We always stay in the same room so I can't speak about a majority of rooms. It's quaint but always clean and pleasant. That's why we enjoy staying there. There is a large outdoor pool and 2 hot tubs. They used to serve breakfast but on our last visit they gave vouchers for breakfast at The Pantry walking distance from our roo... Read more
from Arvada, Colorado
Submitted on 25-05-2016
El Rey, is a great place to stay. A motojr court style lodge. With wonderful gardens close to many of the popular sites. I found it refreshing to be out of the chain lodging options. Breakfast next door at The Pantry a great value. Next time we will stay in a suite.
from Oregon
Submitted on 30-05-2016
The El Rey is quiet, relaxing, an oasis in the middle of a busy city. Would definitely stay here again. We wanted to stay away from the old historic downtown tourist area of Santa Fe. This was a short drive, yet far enough away to work well for us. The grounds are well-kept, and we enjoyed evening strolls on the property. Loved the inclusion of coupons for The Pantry for breakfast! Yum! The front desk staff was very helpful. We needed A/C help and they sent someone within 3 minutes to solve t... Read more
from Sussex
Submitted on 31-05-2016
What a lovely place this is to stay! On our Route 66 trip we found this online half an hour before hand. Totally charming with beautiful gardens. Easy check in and parking outside our room. The room was clean and comfortable and the spa area was lovely. I'm sure in the evenings with the log fire burning it would be even nicer. We were close by to lots of places to eat ( we chose Bumble Bees Baja Grill) and although breakfast is normally included it wasn't during our stay. Instead we were given a... Read more
from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 04-06-2016
It was really difficult to choose a hotel in Santa Fe because there are so many options. Great spa hotels. Historic hotels. Boutique hotels. We chose El Rey because it had the old school feeling of a motel, but was quaint with pretty grounds. Overall, it was a good stay, but it wasn't quite as charming as had hoped. The location was a bit further away from the Plaza than I thought, but perhaps I should have done more research. The room was ok, but some of the lights were broken and the tv was r... Read more
Submitted on 05-06-2016
This has been a place for us to stay and relax in a beautiful setting with lovely, well-maintained gardens and grounds for over three decades. We have stayed in several of the rooms each with its unique character. We particularly like the patio rooms facing garden and pool, but every room has been a treat. This is a place for charm, comfort, and quiet. You can tell that great care has been taken in furnishing these rooms, Our last stay reminded us of the tradition of Santa Fe hospitality that dr... Read more
Submitted on 06-06-2016
Such a nice change of pace from all those resort-type places that Santa Fe has so many of. it's just a fantastic place to stay and to meet regular customers who have been coming back for years and years. The beautiful fountains and gardens make it a paradise for birds, which make it even more of a paradise for humans. We left yesterday after a week-long stay. We're already homesick. The liquor license application made me a bit apprehensive. As long as it stays as family-oriented, stays just as... Read more
from Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Submitted on 12-06-2016
Have stayed here several times love the outdoor hot tub. We have stayed in a suite but the smaller rooms by the hot tub work just fine and we save money. This year they were remodeling and the free breakfast was a voucher for a restaurant next door but that food was great see review for the Pantry. Ask for a courtyard room in the 71-79 for value and nice surroundings it is farther from the outdoor pool but nice and quiet
from Your mother
Submitted on 16-06-2016
El Rey is isan excellent old fashioned motel close to Santa Fe at a reasonable price for the area. The gardens are pleasant, the pool is huge and breakfast at the Pantry is great! A nice change of pace from chain hotels.
from Lake of the Ozarks, MO
Submitted on 16-06-2016
We stayed in one of the oldest rooms. It was very clean but the furniture was old and too big for the small room. The bedding included an old style bedspread, off white sheets & a blanket. I would prefer all white bedding like many other hotels use. The older TV was in a large entertainment center much too bulky for the room.The cute outdoor areas were nice but, the room we had wasn't worth the price we paid....and we had a discount.
Submitted on 18-06-2016
The room was comfortable, with WiFi free access. Hotel is close to. Restaurant and the city center. The weather in April was enjoyable (not too hot, not too cold). We had the chance to visit the Georgia O'Keefe Museum. Santa Fe is a wonderful place for hiking. Will go back. We stayed at the Ellsworth Rey Inn hotel where hot tubs, sauna and poll are available.
from Plano, TX
Submitted on 20-06-2016
I chose this hotel based on the reviews. The Inn has the charm of a vintage Route 66 motel. However, there are many updates needed to bring it up to today's hotel standards. The 5 acre grounds help to drown out the busy Cerrillos Rd. traffic and fountains and birds make it a pleasant environment. The hotel was just sold to an investment group so it will most likely undergo some needed changes. They are planning to open a restaurant and bar and the application for the liquor license is posted. ... Read more
from Dallas, Texas
Submitted on 25-06-2016
But the pool was nice and the grounds such an oasis on Cerrillos Rd, I'm tempted to give it a higher score. Perhaps room 49 is not kept up as nicely as the others? The bathroom was tiny and the AC unit loud and almost ineffective. Thank goodness for the ceiling fan, although it didn't cool the left side of the king size bed, being so far away from the fan. I wish we could have opened windows to catch the evening breezes and hear the wonderful birds, but they did not open.
from Owasso, Oklahoma
Submitted on 25-06-2016
Well, Where do I start.....We enjoyed parking right outside our door...The place must have been the place to be in the 1950's....I think it still is! The decor is old inside, loved the tile work. My family's trip was to celebrate my dad's life who passed last August. He was born in Santa Fe. We had such a good time here. My mother and I walked the property enjoying the many gardens and flowers. We even shared our morning devotion by a fountain. Priceless. My wife and I LOVED the pool abs... Read more
from Thessaloniki, Greece
Submitted on 25-06-2016
We chose this hotel based on the ratings and booked it four months in advance through a booking agency who told us we would select our bed type on check in. The hotel charged us for the room 4 months in advance as well. When we checked in at 3 pm, we did not have a choice of beds. The only thing available to us was a queen and we needed either two queens, two doubles or two singles, or a king. For all those rooms, they said it was an additional charge. What kind of selection at check in is this?... Read more
from San Antonio, Texas
Submitted on 26-06-2016
My husband and I have been staying at this inn when we visit Santa Fe for over 25 years now. It is so neat and well kept. The rooms are all different and are all charming. It is not "downtown" which is one thing we love about it. You get breakfast as part of your stay. There is a pool, exercise room, spa and laundry facilities. Rooms have microwaves, coffee pots and small refrigerators which we appreciate.
Submitted on 27-06-2016
My family and i absolutely love this place we planned on one night but stayed two nights this is such a well kept Inn.The staff here are very friendly and very helpful. We highly recommend this beautiful place to anyone visiting Santa Fe
Submitted on 05-07-2016
You taste the love the owner has for this motel. If you are looking for a unique place trie the el Rey inn and you won't be disappointed. All the rooms are different and you should really look for the paintings made by the owner. Saves you a visit to a museum!
from Florida
Submitted on 05-07-2016
Loved this place! Stayed two nights and it was delightful. It's old but well maintained, quiet, and clean. Beautiful gardens and flowers. Plenty of parking near rooms. Breakfast is a few steps away where you order from the menu--and food was delicious! We would stay again.
Submitted on 06-07-2016
Room was comfortable, bed acceptable, pillows very flat. I spoke to the front desk on leaving, and was thanked for the comment, it appears the property is under new ownership and will look into this. Overall, a nice experience, the hot tub was a nice touch!
from Raleigh, North Carolina
Submitted on 06-07-2016
If you're going old school in your lodging choices, this is a really nice place. They are undergoing a management change but we stayed with two kids and had a nice stay. The staff was really friendly and helpful.
from arizona
Submitted on 09-07-2016
From the ancient doors leading into the lobby to the profuse gardens and flowers this spot is a special gem. The pool is spotless, the almost-hidden hot tub is always a treat, night or day. While they are transitioning to opening a restaurant, they don't serve their continental breakfast right now, but I'm excited to see how the restaurant is.
from Fortville, Indiana
Submitted on 12-07-2016
We loved here. It is located in the city but as soon as you open the doors you are in another land. Detail, flowers and art are everywhere. I was greeted with a friendly welcome. The grounds were so beautiful I just would walk around looking at all of the detail. Our room was the most basic but it was nicely decorated and charming.We did not get the Continental breakfast but they gave us $5 vouchers for the restaurant next door "Pantrys" which was delicious. There is also a Baskin Robbins right ... Read more
from Upton, Massachusetts
Submitted on 16-07-2016
We stayed at the El Rey for two nights on a long road trip that had a Route 66 theme. This is an "old school" motel, but it is a beautiful place to stay and we couldn't have been happier with this choice! While not walking distance from downtown Santa Fe, the El Rey isn't very far and if you have bicycles, it's an easy ride to town (take the side roads to the rail trail - not Cerrillos road). The wifi was reliable and fast, there is always coffee in the lobby and the grounds are so nice that ... Read more
from Arlington, Texas
Submitted on 22-07-2016
This is a older motel, but it has been restored and preserved nicely. The rooms are very small, but we had Room #8, which had a parking spot just outside of the room's door. However, only the rooms nearest the street have paved parking and my car got really dusty spending the night close to the rest of the parking lot (dirt/gravel). I loved the chair and table outside my room's door. There are insufficient electrical outlets in this room. If you want to charge a laptop/cell phone, operate a... Read more
from Nocona, Texas
Submitted on 27-07-2016
I wish I could give two separate ratings on this property. For location, atmosphere, cleanliness, and friendliness, I'd give it a 5. For comfort, I'm afraid it would be a 1. We've stayed at the El Rey the last three years we've visited Santa Fe, and every time we ask ourselves why we keep putting ourselves through some of the worst night's sleep ever. First of all, the grounds are beautiful, the pool(s) are cool and inviting. We also enjoy the traditional Southwestern decor and - although the pr... Read more
Submitted on 04-08-2016
This hotel used to be so nice. Stayed there for 2 nights with my daughter for a mini vacation. It was the worst hotel I have stayed at in a long long time. Our room was very old - which normally I don't mind- but this one had a bedcover that was worn thru and shredding. There were cobwebs all over the room on the corners. The front door didn't closes properly and wasn't flush to the ground. Therefore bugs crawled in. The bathroom was disgusting, the tub was badly stained. The whole room was so... Read more
from Littleton, CO
Submitted on 05-08-2016
Our room, like just about every room at the El Rey, was charming, unique, and very comfortable. We had a nice patio with a table and chairs for socializing and partying with our relatives. The rooms are quiet, comfortable, and clean with all the amenities one might need on vacation including good internet, workout facilities, hot tubs and a pool, and now daily breakfast at The Pantry. All around a very good experience. Contrary to other reports, our bed had a new mattress and was amazingly comfo... Read more
from Victoria, Canada
Submitted on 08-08-2016
This is a tough review to write as I really want to give it a better mark. I'll start with the good. The location is great, staff is friendly, grounds / pool are beautiful and the decor is excellent. The big problem I had was with the room itself. It was so small, uncomfortable and stuffy. The photos on their website are deceiving. From the sounds of it there are many different styles of rooms on the property. If I had one of the better rooms this easily could have been an excellent stay,... Read more
from Perth, Australia
Submitted on 26-08-2016
Original little motel just off Route 66 which is very quirky. Has been renovated, especially the bathroom. Small but functional and served the purpose for us as we just needed a bed for the night. This is not a modern hotel but is was a lot of fun. The check in staff were excellent.
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 29-08-2016
My wife and I stayed here for two nights as part of our Route 66 travels. We selected El Rey from the many reviews on Trip Advisor and were not disappointed. Staff were fabulous and extremely helpful. We were allocated room 12 which actually had two bedrooms. This is an old hotel built probably back in the 40's and has seen many extensions over the years. Our room was very clean and very spacious, a lovely comfortable bed, fridge and tea/coffee making facilities. The bathroom was original with i... Read more
from Georgia
Submitted on 02-09-2016
I have been coming to El Rey Inn for OVER 17 YEARS!!! The staff knows me, the amazing Manager Sylvia is AWESOME and they take care of me like no other place. Unfortunately...I just CANCELED a reservation I made for 5 days in October because the New Owners are greedy Corporate people who do not care one bit that loyal customers have stayed at El Rey, and due to your homogenizing the place, NO breakfast anymore, alot of old staff have lost my business! *I have told countless folks to s... Read more
from Tulsa
Submitted on 07-09-2016
This is such a nice, quaint place to stay. The pool is heated in the winter. They have two lovely hot tubs. The rooms are really nice. There are plants and flowers everywhere. I love this place! I have stayed here so many times.
Submitted on 07-09-2016
All the rooms are like little cottages so rustic style decor. The gardens around this place are so pretty. There are flowers and fountains everywhere. They use old wagons for some of the plant arrangements. We even met the gardener, Anthony and told him how lovely El Rey is. There are even flowers on some of the rooftops. The check in clerk, Josh, was the nicest guy and told us about 2 great restaurants to try..Maria' good and another one across the street, where we will go tonight. ... Read more
from San Antonio, Texas
Submitted on 08-09-2016
A wonderful motel with beautiful landscaping and charming artistic touches. Great public spaces indoors and outdoors! The staff was friendly and helpful. They have partnered with the excellent Pantry Restaurant to provide a discounted breakfast. Nice touch! My only call out is to improve their wifi speed and access. Look forward to returning in the future.
from Centennial, Colorado
Submitted on 09-09-2016
We knew the hotel has great history , and the close location to many things is a plus. Beware if traveling on motorcycle (as we are) that only parts of the lot is paved. Unfortunately there is some road construction that also hinders the EL Rey entrance area. The room is clean and comfy - beds a bit hard for my liking. The "retro" tile bathroom is pretty cute- could have been a bit cleaner. We also had quite a few "bugs" visiting us- probably due to the ill fitting screen in BR. Also our front ... Read more
from Knoxville, Tennessee
Submitted on 12-09-2016
We did want to stay at a boring chain hotel and El Rey was the perfect choice. Friendly people and well-maintained, beautiful grounds. The pool and hot tubs were nice too. Please do remember that this is older property and not everything will be perfect. If I had to pick one thing to change it would be the TV. It was old and the picture was a little fuzzy.
from Boulder, Colorado
Submitted on 13-09-2016
Our friend recommended this place and we were not disappointed. The ground and rooms are charming and the price is right. There is a causal laid back atmosphere and many folks were just reading or talking in the gardens. The staff is very friendly and welcoming. The El Rey is only a short drive to Old Town and allows easy access to the rest of Santa Fe and the highways. The Pantry Restaurant is within an easy walk and should not be missed. The hotel gives you a $5 per person coupon!
from Northants
Submitted on 17-09-2016
We stayed here for 1 night on our Route 66 trip. The motel is absolutely stunning with quaint grounds with lots of seating and shade. The room we were in (room 88) was well decorated with furniture that gave an 'old timey' feel but was still clean and comfortable. We would highly recommend staying here
from Austin, Texas
Submitted on 18-09-2016
We have been staying at El Rey Motel for 20+ years. It is in a lovely setting, and the grounds have always been well-taken care of; it's one of the reasons we have stayed there. That being said, the new owner(s) who took over this summer immediately hiked up prices on all rooms without doing any required maintenance. We stayed there the end of July and told the front desk (who said they would write up a maintenance request) to fix the rocking toilet. Imagine our surprise when we checked bac... Read more
from Cambridge, United Kingdom
Submitted on 20-09-2016
It's a shame really that the hotel is not benefiting much from the ownership change. I would not recommend this hotel for below reasons: * pretty far from the city centre where all action is happening, costs up to 10 USD in Uber one way * Internet available at reception and close to reception only - speed is low * Bathrooms are in need of refurbishment I have forgotten my earings in the room and called back same day as well as for the next few days with my inquiry. I have been promised mul... Read more
from Owensboro, Kentucky
Submitted on 20-09-2016
The El Rey Inn is nostalgic for certain. Spanish mission style at the core, the sprawling complex began on the edge of town in the 1930's with a large property to spread out on. Rumors of beautiful gardens and period motel architecture had been shared with us, and we found them to be true. It was a wonderful experience for our anniversary Route 66 trip. The good - Amazing gardens and property. There is a lot of work that goes into developing this kind of atmosphere. We spent most of our eveni... Read more
from Denver, Colorado
Submitted on 22-09-2016
We had been told of how great and nostalgic this motel was but we were greatly disappointed! The rates have gone up significantly and the service has gone downhill. Since the hotel was sold to corporate owners the focus on the customer relationship is gone. We spoke to the GM and she told us that she was now just an employee. It's a shame that these great little places are being bot up by large corporations. Higher prices and lower service standards. There is plenty of better value in San... Read more
from Azle, Texas
Submitted on 23-09-2016
Three night stay with hubby. First time in Santa Fe & stayed here on the recommendation of a friend. There is nothing luxurious about the motel but we found our room to be very nice, spacious, clean & well appointed. Large clean bathroom, separate dressing area & large closet, small flat screen TV & refrigerator. Nice & quiet - no issues with noise at all. From our observations, the place is as described, a little quirky, definitely SW style and the grounds are lovely. Lots of garden area... Read more
from Slough, United Kingdom
Submitted on 24-09-2016
We are travelling across the USA on Route 66 so have stayed in a different hotel almost every night for the last 12 days. We also now take vacations and stay in hotels and apartments for about 90 days a year, so I have significant experience of hotel stays. We arrived here early yesterday (about 1:30pm) and I left my wife in the car while I popped into the reception to see if we could check-in early. I was met by the rudest, surliest member of hotel staff I had ever come across! At first I thoug... Read more
from Essington, United Kingdom
Submitted on 24-09-2016
This hotel is over priced nothing special room large comfortable bed but not worth the price for the stay ,we stayed has we are traveling the 66 route to Phonix Arizona we have stayed in 11 motels some much better and more affordable we was recommended to stay in El Ray
Submitted on 25-09-2016
Several months before our vacation we booked our room then upgraded to what we hoped to be a better room. While the room was actually quite beautiful, the bathroom was terrible! Although clean, it was so small as to make it difficult to actually use the room. The ventilation was a little stuffy even with the AC on. We did stay in an older part of the inn and that may be why the bathroom was so bad. The newer rooms (which were actually less expensive than our upgrade) had much nicer bathroom... Read more
from Georgetown, Texas
Submitted on 27-09-2016
El Rey Inn is a great place to stay. The Inn is 80 years old this year and the people are wonderful. Not your average hotel. It sets on 5 acres and is nicely landscaped. The rooms are large and remind me of a 1950's roadside inn. Try it! It is not the most expensive nor is it the cheapest. But it is worth the cost if you want closeness to square and a hotel you can walk the 5 acre grounds and discover a wonderful secluded hot tub and an outdoor heated swimming pool.
from Agoura, California
Submitted on 27-09-2016
There was no heat in my room, and after two different employees tried to fix it, I was promised a "consideration" on the charges. I called the desk at check-out to confirm that I would be given a discount for the lack of heat in my room. Nope. My credit card was charged a total of $106 (this includes taxes). The night before, I stayed a luxurious Hampton Inn elsewhere (where everything worked) for much less -- and got a big free breakfast. I have been staying at the El Rey for years and al... Read more
from Poole, United Kingdom
Submitted on 28-09-2016
This was one of the most costly of our Route 66 stops. We had much better accommodation in St Louis, Elk City and Amarillo. We were a bit nervous having seen some of the variable reviews but on arrival two friendly guys welcomed us. Room was spacious and we had a nice patio near pool. Decor of room was nowhere near as nice as any of the photos. It's. A bit tired and shabby, particularly bathroom but bedding was good quality and room was clean.. TV is small, no rugs on floor. Pool and hot tub wer... Read more
from Grand Prairie, United States
Submitted on 01-10-2016
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at El Rey. Loved the picnic area and hidden treasure spots to just relax and unwind. While the motel is older, it is clean and well maintained. And we were close to all the eating and shopping excursions I had planned. Would gladly return to El Rey on our next trip to Santa Fe!
from Austin TX
Submitted on 02-10-2016
My wife and I stayed at El Rey last night. Beautiful grounds, walking distance to great food at the Pantry Cafe, room was clean. Old TV had a pink/purple picture, needs to be upgraded to flat panel with a remote. Site stated that there was breakfast included, but we were instructed to come by the office to get a discount coupon to the Pantry Cafe. No breakfast included! They did offer coffee to-go, but no lids. Not sure we will stay here again.
from Boulder, Colorado
Submitted on 06-10-2016
I've stayed here 5 times. It's a great place for the price. Beautiful grounds and a nice pool and hot tub. They used to have free breakfast in a nice little room off the main office. That has now been closed and they are planning on making a restaurant and bar - which could be a plus. I am sure that will end up removing the lobby area that is also nice to hang out in (seems like the previous owners took some of the furniture however). Hopefully, they'll keep the El Rey as is but make some upgrad... Read more
from Denver, Colorado
Submitted on 08-10-2016
If you haven't stayed at the El Rey Inn, you haven't truly experienced Santa Fe charm. My husband and I have been visiting New Mexico since 1988, and we had never stayed at the El Rey until last week. My mother kept telling me that we needed to stay there. Finally, we did, and it won't be our last stay. What a gorgeous place. The grounds are beautiful, and our room was rustic, clean, and cozy. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. What a beautiful place! I can't wait to go back!
from St. Petersburg, Florida
Submitted on 10-10-2016
It's a very nice hotel on the main road to Santa Fe, rooms are good and clean and we are lucky enough to have a swimming pool which was great as we had a free afternoon. They are a bit slow in putting replacement coffee in room but we get it eventually. Breakfast which is served on a voucher at The Pantry just down the road but it is very good. Would certainly recommend.
Submitted on 13-10-2016
The room was quite large and well-maintained. However, the bathroom facilities do need updating. The cost of the room was too high relative to amenities. The decor was unique--tile art built into the wall, black and white floor tile in the bathroom, a copper light fixture, and unusual monkey desk.
from Itri, Italy
Submitted on 14-10-2016
We have stayed at the El Rey before and enjoyed it both times. The location is good and although the Cerrilos Road seems close, we were never bothered by noise. The interiors of the rooms is a bit different but pleasant and comfortable. There is no restaurant but vouchers for the Pantry a walk away are well worth while for either breakfast or dinner.
Submitted on 17-10-2016
This is a quaint little motel that has been updated. It takes you back to days of old. Huge open air hot tub is a must. Great personnel provided us with everything we needed. No breakfast at the motel, but they give you vouchers for a restaurant (the Pantry) a half block away that had awesome food! Close to the Railyard and not too far from the Plaza. We really enjoyed our stay here!
from vancouver bc
Submitted on 23-10-2016
This motel was a welcoming lovely place to stay. The proximity to The Pantry restaurant is an absolute bonus. $5 voucher provided towards a breakfast meal. The desk staff were helpful and the grounds very interesting to walk around. I would recommend it.
from Orlando, Florida
Submitted on 26-10-2016
I was very impressed with the reception area and the gardens in this place. Very charming with a lot of character. The room not so much. Very small with a lot of potential with the adobe walls and beams in the ceiling. However the furnishings and bed spread and pillows on the bead look very old and drab. The bathroom great. Also the staff very nice. I just have mixed emotions about this place.
from Albuquerque, New Mexico
Submitted on 27-10-2016
We spent 2 nights at the El Rey a couple of weeks ago and we were very pleased with the stay. The grounds are beautiful, the rooms are nice and clean. My only complaint is that our room was not cleaned the second day we were there. We could have called. I never found out if there was a problem. It was not that big of a deal as our stay there was so pleasant. LOVED the beautiful courtyard; the grounds were breathtaking!!
from Albuquerque
Submitted on 30-10-2016
Lots of pros and cons. It is an older place with charm and history. Travelers looking for the usual modern franchise hotel might be disappointed here. It is not on the Plaza but a few miles south on Cerrillos Road which unfortunately is also the busiest and noisiest. The rooms are on the small side with simple amenities and a bit dark. However they are clean. The old windows and doors let in non stop road noise right up to dawn when you will be awaken by your fellow travelers who forgot the car ... Read more
from Dimmitt, Texas
Submitted on 04-11-2016
Love, love, love El Rey Inn. I stayed two weekends in a row recently. The first one with my husband, he and I really enjoyed sitting on the settee in front of our room and enjoying a glass of wine. The next weekend I was there two nights with my oldest son. We felt everything was 'just right', from our spacious room to the wonderful breakfast at The Pantry to the gorgeous grounds. I will return again as soon as possible.
Submitted on 05-11-2016
Have always wanted to stay here. Not disappointed. Gardens beautiful. Room clean and nice with old Santa Fe decor. Beds comfy. Love older bathroom touches. Towels big and fluffy. Did not get to enjoy play ground, garden or pool/sauna due to late arrival but still was a gem after getting ready to move all day.