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Get an overview of this hotelSanta Fe hotel in Southern Santa Fe with outdoor pool and fitness center


Located in Southern Santa Fe, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Santa Fe University of Art and Design and within 3 mi (5 km) of New Mexico State Capitol and San Miguel Mission. Palace of the Governors and Museum of International Folk Art are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Hotel Features

This hotel features an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a sauna, coffee/tea in a common area, and a seasonal outdoor pool.

Room Amenities

All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and hair dryers. For a bit of entertainment, TVs come with cable channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers.

El Rey Inn ratings based on 146 Verified Reviews

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4.2 out of 5
89% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
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A gem of a find

5 out of 5
by from Albuquerque
Posted Feb 6, 2017
Love the ambiance of this nostalgic motel, yet it's very modern inside with lots of nice touches, and very clean. Not far from Old Town. Love the Spanish tiles and brass bed! I'll come back for sure.
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4 out of 5
by from okc
Posted Feb 6, 2017
Terrific place. Comfortable but not fancy. A reliable place with great staff!
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What a wonderful surprise!

5 out of 5
by from Des Moines, IA
Posted Jan 6, 2017
We absolutely fell in love with this place. Was it a little dated? Yes! But believe it or not that is actually a perk, surprisingly. It has such a quaint and adorable feel without being rundown. Everything is very clean and kept up and the staff was beyond amazing. The amenities were great as well....there is an indoor hot tub, an outdoor heated pool a sauna and a SECOND outdoor hot tub right next to an outdoor fireplace! We never review hotels....ever, but this place was just so cool that we just had to.
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It was a dog friendly hotel according to Expedia

3 out of 5
by from Ventura, Ca
Posted Jan 1, 2017
According to Expedia it was a "Dog Friendly" hotel. Signage throughout the property stated "No PETS!!" Because of this I only stayed 2 nights leaving my small dogs with my Family. No hot water for bath tub. Hot water only worked for the shower. When I checked in they stated a deposit of $10 on a credit card. When I asked about a cash deposit they asked for $10 then asked if I could just leave $100. Shady business. I will NOT stay here again.
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Great old time motel on route 66.

4 out of 5
Posted Dec 20, 2016
Pleasure trip. Reasonably priced. Short drive to downtown Santa Fe.. always enjoy staying there.
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Quick overnight

5 out of 5
by from US
Posted Nov 23, 2016
El Rey is a special place. I have stayed there before. The staff is very cordial and professional. The rooms are very nicely appointed and comfortable. It is a very well-run hotel. They have guests that return year after year. Highly recommend.
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5 out of 5
by from US
Posted Nov 22, 2016
Classic Santa Fe - very authentic. We love the El Rey Inn!
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Sweet and Simple

5 out of 5
by from US
Posted Nov 10, 2016
Pros: The room was clean, cozy, and safe. Felt a bit like staying at my Grandma's house long ago.
Cons: Breakfast was down the street. It was pretty busy on a Saturday morning.
Location: I was at a conference; I would have liked more time to explore.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 13, 2016 by El Rey Staff
Dear Sweet and Simple. I appreciate your positive feedback about our hotel. We do take pride in catering to our guests' needs the best way we can. If you're traveling to our area gain soon, don't hesitate to call us.
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An Old Favorite

5 out of 5
by from Pueblo, CO
Posted Oct 4, 2016
Pros: See above
Cons: We both thought the toilet small and low. We are seniors, and one of us has mobility issues.
Location: Excellent restaurants and a gateway to history dating back to the 17th century; art from ancient native crafts to today's latest trends.
My wife and I have visited Santa Fe numerous times, and on most of those stays, we chose the El Rey. It is conveniently located along a major business route, Cerrillos Road and close to the heart of the city. It was founded in 1936. It drips with local charm. It has excellent wi-fi, an indoor hot tub, a pool, etc. Its pods of rooms and cabins ramble over a large site, forming a sort of plaza, decorated in northern New Mexico fashion. Instead of a meager breakfast on site, one receives for each member of the party a discount from an excellent breakfast in a restaurant abutting the property. The people at the front desk are knowledgeable. One young man directed us to an excellent Mexican restaurant known more to locals than to tourists. The El Rey Inn is a bargain when one takes into consideration the unique atmosphere and the excellent staff.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 13, 2016 by El Rey staff
Dear Happy Guest. Thank you for giving us a perfect rating. I'm sure our entire hotel staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. Take care!
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Terrible shower experience

1 out of 5
Posted Oct 2, 2016
Bath tub water did not drain during shower. The rooms number 16 and 17 need more upgrades. $5 Breakfast voucher was not enough to cover for a breakfast on the menu in the diner next door. Also the diner food is on the fatty and geasy side. Need to get back to the car to drive further to find healthier food.
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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to an outdoor pool, El Rey Inn provides a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness center. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. This hotel offers access to a business center and a meeting room. This Santa Fe hotel also offers a terrace, a garden, and coffee/tea in a common area. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

El Rey Inn has designated areas for smoking.

  • Sauna 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 86 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Business center 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Newspapers in lobby (surcharge) 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • One meeting room 
  • Garden 
  • Terrace 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free self parking 
  • Spa tub 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Playground on site  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room safe 
  • Television 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Partially open bathroom 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Individually decorated 

Nearby Things to Do

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Downhill skiing nearby 
  • Playground on site 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per pet, per stay

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

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.

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We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.