Santa Fe Journals

Santa Fe at Thanksgiving

A November 2002 trip to Santa Fe by MissKitty

El Rey Inn Photo, Santa Fe, New Mexico More Photos
Quote: Santa Fe is pretentious, trendy, and overpriced. It is also down-to-earth, inexpensive, and unchanging. Ancient and new, beautiful and welcoming, Santa Fe is a wonderful Thanksgiving destination. Few tourists, lower hotel prices, and lots of excuses for sitting in front of a pinon-scented fire and having a fortifing cocktail.
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The Casitas are located in several different buildings near the square in Santa Fe. We stayed in Casita A, which is one unit of a duplex, located very near the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and a short walk to the Plaza. It was wonderful to have our own sunny little home, and the facilities were very comfortable. Maid service and breakfast are available at a nominal extra cost, but we were fine on our own. There are 12 different casitas, with prices ranging from $69 to $189, depending upon the season. Winter is the low season, and much less expensive than a summer visit.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 18, 2003

Chapelle Street Casitas
209 Chapelle Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 715 6861

El Rey Inn

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El Rey Inn Photo, Santa Fe, New Mexico
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The El Rey Inn is a charming old motor court that has grown over the last 60 years to encompass five acres right in the middle of Santa Fe. It is within a short drive of the Plaza, and easily accessible to other points of interest and the major highways into town. The inn has 86 rooms, all different and with prices ranging from $75 to over $200, depending upon the size of room, season, and location within the inn complex. I have stayed in several different rooms, and once came for Thanksgiving with 10 family members spread out through various rooms and suites. All of the rooms I have seen are clean, well-decorated, and comfortable. Some rooms have ful...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 18, 2003

El Rey Inn
1862 CERRILLOS ROAD
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502
505-982-1931

Palace Restaurant and Saloon

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Restaurant | "The Palace Restaurant and Saloon"

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The Palace is an unexpected surprise -- a formal, continental restaurant that has the atmosphere of a San Francisco restaurant of 100 years ago. Palladin would have felt quite at home here. Starched linen tablecloths, dim lighting, fresh flowers, and a sophisticated menu make for a romantic and memorable evening. The food is superb and creative. The menu offers a wide variety of excellent steak preparations, New Mexico lamb, fresh seafood flown in daily, and homemade breads, pasta, and desserts. There are many Northern Italian selections on the menu, which is to be expected, since the owners are natives of Lake Como, Italy. Begin your meal ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 19, 2003

Palace Restaurant and Saloon
142 West Palace Ave.
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
+1 505 982 9891