Strange layout with most rooms having no privacy.
Posted Mar 25, 2017
The first room (#194) they gave us had windows on 3 sides with blinds that did not close. Since it was surrounded by walkways, anyone walking by could look into the room. We requested a move which was to a smaller room but with only one window to a back alleyway with no pedestrians, so we did have privacy here in room 175. As we walked around the grounds, we noticed that many rooms were like Room #194 - all first floor, with windows right on walkways and sidewalks with no privacy. Weird! I would definitely not recommend this hotel unless you like the "fishbowl" effect.
We had dinner one night at their restaurant, "Julia", and it was merely OK for the price we paid. The food was decent (we both had the halibut) but the service was horrible. Which we couldn't figure out since we were one of 3 tables in the entire restaurant. Our waiter was more concerned with serving a larger party of 11 people (business dinner, it appeared) than us or the other party of one single man who, we heard upon receiving his bill, "I never got a napkin or the glass of water I requested." And when we requested some bread with our salads, we were given 3 rolls with no butter. I asked for butter and got a frozen patty. Very disappointing as I'm sure there are many fine restaurants in Santa Fe and we wasted one of our 2 nights at this place. NOTE: We ate the The Shed the night previously and it was great - Mexican restaurant on the Plaza. Should have gone back.