El Rey Inn

1862 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87505, United States
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A Special & Unique Inn on Route 66

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 31, 2014

Planning our trip to Santa Fe we wanted affordable accommodations with the criteria of complimentary breakfast, close to town and internet access. The El Rey Inn is a winner! On check-in we are impressed by both the warmth of the facility and staff plus its amazing history. First our room was double the size of the traditional motel room with a king bed, sofa, chairs, and decorated with Southwestern style furniture and antiques. The Inn’s beautiful floral baskets hang along the covered walkways and alcoves around the property. Despite being right off the highway the Inn takes us away from hustle and bustle of nearby traffic, to a warm inviting environment. The five acres has loads of flowers, fountains, pool, tables and secluded areas to relax.

Our first morning, we walk to the main building for our complimentary breakfast. Friendly, warm, charming describes both the breakfast area and patio, in addition to the breakfast choices. The staff stops by with freshly baked muffins and quickly clears any dishes. During breakfast looking at information on the El Ray Inn, we learn that the owners, Terrell White and his wife Hanneke pride themselves with a dedicated staff. The Inn has been recognized many times for the longevity of their staff.

Unique Quality: This former traditional motel has been transformed into a charming facility with its décor and beautiful landscaping. Great breakfast!

Directions: On Route 66 just outside of Santa Fe.

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Charming and comfortable

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 17, 2006

I found almost everything about the El Rey Inn charming - from the architecture of the white stuccoed buildings to the courtyards tucked around the facility to the lovely decor in the breakfast room. The exterior has a distinctly New Mexico look and is enhanced by several colorful tiled scenes around the building.

In addition to the room being attractive, comfortable and clean at least one item of furniture was unique and I think neat. The desk upon which the TV sat had been a desk which could be folded down for a writing surface and the surface was held up by pull-out braces fronted by carved lion’s heads. I have never seen anything like it and found it charming that it was part of an inn’s furnishings. Obviously we loved the place and will return.

Rates vary by season, number and size of beds but a room with one or two beds will be between $80 and $135 depending on these variables.

Unique Quality: There is a pool but as we were there in early spring it was not open. In the cozy little lounge there is a computer with high speed internet available for guests. Breakfast is included and is a much above average buffet with eggs, cereal, yogurt, toast, etc. and is served in a charming room or small terrace in good weather.

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Nice Old Motel on Cerrillos Road

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 3, 2005

The El Rey is a historic hotel out on Cerrillos road, which means it is not close to the Plaza. You need a car to get to the Plaza. It is built like a motel with adobe architecture but has many types of rooms/suites scattered around spacious grounds. The lobby, dining areas and rooms are southwestern decor and very nice. The prices are reasonable for Santa Fe. It is a good place for kids too.

Unique Quality: Beautiful grounds with a greenhouse, gardens and children's playground.

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Garden Spot, Unique Rooms

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 5, 2004

Three of us rented the two room "suite", which has twin beds in the main room and a double bed in the inner room, with a shared bathroom. Excellent value for the price (in Nov 2002), clean and comfortable without excess. Easy driving access, but definitely need a car to get downtown from here.

Unique Quality: Beautiful gardens and walkways.

El Rey Inn

by written on August 26, 2002

Unique Quality: This is THE best value in town, bar none: an old motel, attractive, beautifully maintained, lovely gardens (in season), pleasant rooms, and they have everything from singles to large suites with kitchens. Has the Santa Fe 'feel' without being overpriced; most other motels in this price range are boringly generic (or bad).

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Address: 1862 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87505, United States

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Amenities at El Rey Inn

  • Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Parking
  • Kids Activities
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet

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