More about El Farolito Bed and Breakfast Inn
Absolutely Wonderful and Romantic
For class and elegance but not snobbishness; for romance, cleanliness and fireside "chats;" for
sleeping arrangements "out of this world;" and finally, for the innkeeper with the knowledge to direct you to the finest restaurants, historical sights and shopping, you must stay at the El Farolito Bed & Breakfast. For breakfast, your own plate of fresh and cut-up fruit and entrees such as salmon frittata, and you must not forget the afternoon tea and delicious cookies with Santa Fe/Taos' finest travel ambassador, Dana. The telltail sign of an excellent B & B or other lodging establishment is a place one will always remember. We will always remember our stay at the El Farolito.
Don McNiven & Family
6132 Christy Drive
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
P.S. - You will love the kiva fireplaces in each room.
Cozy and convenient
El Farolito was a Valentine destination for us and lived up to our expectations. Loved the fireplace, especially in the 20 degree weather! The bed was a sleep paradise. Breakfast and afternoon cookies were scrumptious. Wayne was a fabulous font of information. Terrific location. Staff were gracious.
This is what Santa Fe hospitality is!
My wife and I travel to Santa Fe twice a year and we wouldn't stay anywhere but at El Farolito because it meets our every need. Wayne and Walt and their innkeeper Dana make us feel that we are old friends. The casitas are private and have the charm of someone's home with all the style and grace, art and color, we have come to associate with Santa Fe during the twelve or so years we have been going there.
The continental breakfast with fresh baked goods and fruit plates is the perfect start to a day in one of the gastronomic capitals of the world. The dining room in cozy with Southwestern décor and art and friendly, informative conversations with Walt, Wayne, Dana, and Ruth who is the head housekeeper. Nights are quiet and restful, yet you're just a six-seven minute walk from the Plaza and most dining, shopping and museums.
El Farolito goes a long, long way toward justifying New Mexico's sobriquet, La Tierra Encantada, Enchanted Land!
very nice B&B
We wanted to enjoy a place with a nice Santa Fe architecture and with a warm wood burning fireplace. We got it !. El Farolito has several casitas (houses) sorrounding a gated yard, great to leave the car in a secure place. We stayed in two of these casitas. They had beautiful Santa Fe decor, warm colors, great firm beds, place to sit and enjoy... yes, beautiful Kiva fireplaces with real firewood. Many places in Santa fe have succumbed to the gas fire imitation, but we were given ample amount of firewood (more can be bought). We did enjoy the warmth, look and glow of the real fire. Most of casitas have also private patios. It was too cold in March to enjoy them, but they must be great in warmer weather. Breakfast is healthy and ample, buffet style, and you can eat all you want until you are satisfied. The owners are there to great you, talk to you if you are interested, and to give you all kinds of advice about the town, in a friendly not imposing way. We will hopefully return some day.
Captures the Spirit of Santa Fe
This is a gem of a B and B on the edge of the historic district, near the state capitol. The rooms are warm and splendidly decorated. The fireplace came in handy. The owners are very helpful with information on all there is to do in Santa Fe. Great value for the money. The addition of a hot entre at breakfast (and a different one each day at that) gives it a superior breakfast to go with the "bed." The rooms are in excellent condition in addition to the stunning local art work. The only minor drawback is the location is not conducive to walking to the historic district, at least late at night, but the excellence of the stay makes it well worth that fact.
Couldn't be nicer!
Folks, we've seen alot of B&B's... this one is GREAT! Lovely accomodations, helpful and knowledgable staff made for a great couple of nights in Santa Fe. Same owners as Four Kachinas; although we didn't see it, it must be a winner! Safe bet to stay at either.
El Farolito is El Favorito
We stayed at El Farolito for three nights in April. This was out first visit to New Mexico and we are determined to go back to Santa Fe and back to El Farolito. We lodged in the Santa Fe suite. The location is excellent with a ten minute walk to any of the most popular places around town, or a five minute drive to the famous Museum Hill. The suite was elegant and comfortable. I checked out three other rooms (casitas). They were all attractive and well furnished but not so elegant as the suite. Two of the rooms (#2 and #3) were just as big as the suite. the breakfast was wonderful and included more than one might expect as a continental breakfast. There was enough to make a hearty breakfast out of it if one wished. The furnishings of the public areas and the rooms were lovely, including some elegant ceramics and glass. The web site should be updated to show that the suite does now have a fire place and a king sized bed. There was plenty of off-street parking in a secure area.
My wife and I have visited many B&B's in the US and Europe and we feel that El Farolito is right up near the top of our return-to list.
little oasis in santa fe
just returned from a visit to santa fe new mexico for a second stay in El Farolito Inn. I do not usually like B&B's but this one gives you all the things I like in a small hotel and none of the things I do not like about a B&B. It is quiet and private, yet just a couple of blocks from all the hustle and bustle of the center of town, musuems, galleries, shopping and dining. The small "casitas" are adobe cottages with private patios. Very compfortable beds, too! THe delicious and healthy breakfast is such a treat. THere is always fresh fruit and gourmet quiche of the day. If desired, the helpful staff can fix you up with any assistance needed but somehow know how to allow for privacy. Very peaceful. I feel like it is my own personal oasis.
What a Great Place!
We just got back from a 4 day stay in this wonderful B&B in Santa Fe. It was just a great place to stay, wonderful hosts, outstanding breakfasts, and great accomodations. We stayed in the Santa Fe suite, which was furnished beautifully with artwork, king size bed, gas fireplace, plenty of closet space, and extra pillows! The delicious breakfast was different each day, but always with fresh fruit, which was very nice. Danna greeted us by name upon checking in, showed us to our room immediately, and answered all our questions about where to go for dinner, how far to the plaza, etc. The secured parking area was great because we had rented Harleys and we felt better about leaving them in the lot. Wayne, one of the owners, helped us refine our riding plans, and also printed out our boarding passes for Southwest Airlines (within the 24 hour period so we could be assured of the "A" line) while we were out riding and enjoying the New Mexico scenery. And Ruth was great with her tips on shopping and keeping our room clean. This is just a wonderful place to stay, close to the plaza, close to the capitol buildings, quiet, cozy. The only drawback was the lack of internet service, but with a host like Wayne who will take care of the boarding passes, I didn't really miss it!
A pleaseant Surprise
The place was beautiful, clean, and quite a nice surprise. Dana was the most pleaseant innkeeper ever. Short walk to town and secured parking.
Best (and only) place for a cold one
Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
an impressive beer line up awaits you