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El Rey Court

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Various accommodations to fit almost any budget Quiet courtyards. Nice breakfast nook. The older areas of the court bring one back to the old southwest. The pool sits many folks and is large. It can get hot but it's mostly a dry heat. It can also get very cold in winter but the rooms are well heated.

We have been coming to El Rey happily for over 20 years and when in Santa Fe, have always looked forward to its charm, its individuality in rooms, and its nice b'fasts. Alas, it has lost lots of luster of late. My wife and I stayed one night in room 46 on last week. Problems: inadequate heat, quickly addressed with a small space heater which was, although well intentioned, too small even to heat the bathroom adequately. Second problem was that there was hot water in the shower only for about three minutes. Two could not shower consecutively and have hot water. A cold shower in February was not what I had in mind. Third complaint was breakfast: coffee and some tired breadstuff was the only offering. The price of the room, online, was under $100, a good deal usually, but not low enough to offset our disappointment in what used to be a lovely alternative to the dull motels on Cerrillos Road. We may give them another try in the spring but we certainly were left disappointed that the crown on El Rey needs such polishing.

We were planning to stay and rest here for one night during a road trip. First, the key that they gave me did not open the door. I ask them for another card and again only one of the two opened the door. Then we found that the bathroom was not clean and the toilet flush did not work properly, thus we changed to another room. The new room was ok but not great, did not have enough outlets near the bed, old TV,... The breakfast is "continental" which apparently means coffee + orange juice + cakes. Do not expect more!

Under new management. Clean and pleasant. Wrong time of year for flowers and garden. Old Santa Fe style. No it did not have a flat screen tv but there was a functioning tv. Sky light in bathroom. Comforter so light weight but toasty. Refrigerator in room. Patio with chairs and tables. Continental breakfast of artisan muffins, cinnamon rolls and scones. Next door is the Pantry which is a great place to eat. They had a wine selection that could be ordered. Our room had a double and twin bed great for a couple with a child.

The pool was alright and garden beautiful. Breakfast does not really count, no muffins left quite early in the morning. Room was dark, worn out furniture. Worst thing was that after we came back from town in the afternoon, my dress that I had washed and hang in the bathroom was gone. The staff could care less... the made one call to cleaning ladies who told that had not seen it. They had been in the room and cleaned even though I told them when we left that it was not necessary. Worst experience we had in our road trip in U.S. ( which is not awful but really annoying, my favorite dress) Awful service.

I had no expecs when I arrived here but, getting into a room that stinks cigar and doesn`t fit the family basic needs, like beds for everyone, is a new level of disappointment... after changing to another room, same stink smell plus dust, LOTS of dust... we thought "ok, its only for 1 night"... next morning we went for the complimentary bfast... even worse... three types of muffins coffee and milk... that`s it. I realize there are tons of impressive pics online and I hope that I was unlucky and got the worse room twice, but I have no plan to ever get back into this place.

My expectations were not high but, when I arrived with my family (wife, in-laws and a 3yr old) it was worse. The first room we were given did not had 02 queen beds, in fact, it had 1 twin and a single bed, room #9 as I recall, and it smoked cigar even with a non-smoking sign at the door. I went to the front desk and the gentleman promptly offered me another room #14, it was bigger but looked like a cave, old carpet, old sofa, dirty all over, its probably ages that the place does get vacuum. We took as we had no other option. In the morning we headed to the "complimentary bfast" - really, there were 02 types of bead and something sweet that looked like a cupcake, coffee and milk. disappointing again. Checking other sites I saw AMAZING pictures of the place and was chocked. Maybe they do have some really nice rooms as other sites shows, maybe we were very unlucky. Gladly we were able to get out after just 01 night at this place.

Really nice motel. You can tell it's an old set o buildings. Our room was quite large with a king bed, a desk and two small sofas.the bed was comfortable with a good comforter and pillows. plenty of outlets and lighting. Free parking just outside the door. Free WiFi. good size bathroom. One sink in the room with the toilet and tub.a second sink in outside. The WC. Plenty of towels. All fluffy and absorbent. A dresser for storage. Mini fridge and microwave. Some of the rooms have fireplaces. Sadly our didn't. Not too far from the plaza but you aren't paying the plaza prices either. I've stayed here before and will stay again. It has the old time motel feeling.

The rooms are in need of a big time update. Tube TV. Loud heating system. The room is comfortable and was clean but for sure isn’t as cool looking as the photos they post. WiFi was fine. A modest breakfast offered.

Thank you, Johnny, for taking care of us and making our visit excellent. This unpretentious classic motor court is a gem in Santa Fe. Ubers are cheap to downtown and nearby Meow Wolf. This hotel is clean, with gorgeous landscaping, and romantic vibe. Be sure to get a room with a fireplace! I will be staying here again soon!

1862 Cerrillos Rd Santa Fe NM

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

El Rey Court places you within 3 miles (5 km) of popular attractions like New Mexico State Capitol and San Miguel Mission. This 86-room hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's also close to Palace of the Governors and Museum of International Folk Art.


Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


All of El Rey Court's 86 individually decorated rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and safes. TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

At El Rey Court, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room.

Room options

Premium Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Patio

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Patio

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

88.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 813 reviews