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El Rey Inn

Santa Fe, NM, US (SAF)

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Based on 676 reviews
Room & Rates
Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

1 queen 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, 2 Double Beds

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

2 double 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 a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness center.

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 Seasonal Pool
  • Sauna
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 676 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