Sunrise Springs Spa Resort - Adults Only4.0 out of 5.0
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I loved my time at Sunrise Springs! way more pros than cons, would go back again and probably will! Pros: (1) The casitas are great, very private, spacious and beautifully decorated. nice fireplaces and private patios. Highly recommend the casitas over the hotel rooms if you can afford it, it is absolutely worth it. (2) The quiet!! a wonderful quiet place. (3) The grounds - even though I was there in winter (between xmas and new years), the grounds were beautiful, and I was able to do several really nice trail runs. Each evening they turn on really pretty lights all around the compound, so walking to and from dinner is enchanting. there is a wide open courtyard in the middle, and viewing the night sky from there was unbeatable. (4) The food! maybe I should have put this item first . . . being a vegan, I am always challenged at restaurants but the vegan/vegetarian options here were absolutely fabulous. I ate way more than I normally do because the food was THAT good! desserts were amazing also. service in the restaurant was always super friendly and nice. probably best vegan/vegetarian food of any place I've been. top notch!! (5) yoga classes - the instructors were excellent, and there was a nice variety of classes. I went to 2-3 classes a day and did not get bored as they were all different. I would have liked even more to be honest . . . see below (6) Location from the airport - just about 5-10 minute drive so very easy. Have to take an Uber though, no taxis or hotel shuttle. (be aware that few flights in each day, so if your flight gets messed up, you may end up staying extra - I did) (7) Staff - all staff was wonderful . . . (8) Fitness center - small but well maintained and with good equipment. and the cons - (1) the spa - totally bizarre set up with lockers in the HALLWAY with bathrooms for the 'changing rooms' for men and women. NO SHOWERS - so before and after a massage, no where to clean up. in other words no private ladies/men locker room, no Jacuzzi or showers. the sauna was working one day I was there, and not the other. and the massages I got were so-so. nothing to write home about. and as expensive as at any top resort - definitely not worth this top dollar. seemed very pretentious - which was laughable given the set up. for all of these reasons, the spa was a total bust in my view. I think they are planning some sort of renovation which is much needed. (2) Proximity to Santa Fe - if you are coming to this resort to visit Santa Fe, it is doable but you will need a car (or pay a lot for an Uber, like I did) because it is a 20-30 minute drive from the resort. I went there for the resort and only popped into town for one afternoon, so it did not bother me much, but if your goal is to be around Santa Fe, you are not that close. (3) yoga - while the classes they had were excellent, as stated above I would have liked more during the day so that there was more of a selection. the small selection could have been because it was around the holidays, not sure. this is somewhat pitched as a yoga resort, so would have made sense to have more classes to choose from. (4) the price - the price for the casitas and packages seemed quite high. I paid it and did not regret it but I could see how this would dissuade folks from considering this resort. while the resort is very nice, I am not sure all of it is the 'luxury' level so I thought the price was a little high.
We visited on Thanksgiving day so it was very quiet. We did massages, lunch, couple's meditation and the outdoor pool. Overall it was a wonderful day. The grounds are beautiful. Other than the women who worked at the front desk of the spa area itself everyone was extremely nice and accommodating. Meditation: Michael was wonderful. He took us through a guided meditation and made us both feel very comfortable. He was attentive, informative and answered questions. This was the highlight of our time here. It's well worth adding a meditation with him to any visit. Chicken Coup: The attendant at the chick coup was so nice and kind. He let us hand feed and hold the chickens and educated us about them. This was such a fun surprise addition into the day. Food: The food in the restaurant is very good. The portions are very "spa like" haha small but gourmet. Spa: When we were there the locker rooms were under construction so you had to get changed in a bathroom. We also had to ask if there were sauna/steam/hot tub to use before the services. The girl reluctantly walked us around to those places. We had to ask for towels for the steam and there was no beverages or snacks available in the relaxation room. The massages were par. There is also an outdoor fire place in the private pool area which again another spa attendant was annoyed we wanted it lit and just lit a quick start stick on fire and put it on top of a log and left which turned into just a smokey mess. When we came back in after our meditation we were also verbally accosted by a new attendant about what we were doing in the spa and if we were paying customers. We were stunned at how she treated us considering this was a $1000 day. Not sure if it was because we were guests under the age of 50 but she was so rude and it was even more uncalled for considering this place is behind a gate in the middle of nowhere.
I spent Christmas Eve and day with my adult daughter. The staff were all very gracious and helpful. The dining was excellent and not rushed. The activities were really fun. We loved the art class where we made south western totems based on Pueblo beads. We loved the cooking class where we made a really delicious soup that was natural and healthy and went to the greenhouse to pick fresh sage for the soup. We also made a natural skin bar from beeswax and coconut oil and toothpaste from baking soda, charcoal and essential oils. Unfortunately we were not able to take advantage of other classes such as the puppy assistance dog training and chi Kung and yoga. The grounds were beautiful and serene. I wish we could gave stayed longer to experience all the activities and massage options. Our experience was wonderful and hopefully there will be a next time.
This is a very unique property and I do recommend it. However, it should be noted that the drive into Santa Fe plaza is close to 25-30 minutes. This is not necessarily a bad thing but it is something to consider while planning your trip. The highlight of our stay here was the Ojitos private soak. We did this two of the three nights we stayed and loved every minute of it. We also got a massage at the spa. In my opinion the actual spa experience was not memorable. The spa lacks proper changing facilities and the massage itself was nothing special. My advice would be skip the massage services and book a private soak each day. Definitely the most bang for your buck. The daily activities were also a fun and unique experience. Our favorite time was spent in the art studio although the silkie chickens and therapy dogs were neat too. The rooms were very comfortable and nicely decorated. We opted to stay in just the basic room (not Casita) and were very satisfied. The housekeeping staff did a great job making up the room everyday and replenishing the teas, coffee and other amenities. My biggest issue with this resort is the way they handle breakfast. Yes, it is included however you will be presented with a menu with excessive prices ($5 for 2 slices of bacon, $5 for a small cup of OJ, $3 for a condiment size of green chile, etc.). At the end you will be presented with a bill for which you are responsible for paying the tax and tip (based on said excessive prices). I don’t mind tipping for service but this was just obnoxious. Food was good but portions are small. My husband left hungry every day. Based on our breakfast experience we decided not to dine there for dinner. So plan on having a car when you visit or that will be your only dining option!
This otherwise perfect place, after fixing it up with total attention to detail in lodging, restaurant and service, has tissue think TP. Why? It’s really a 5 star place, but....? The restaurant is terrific with imaginative spins on classic dishes like Cesar salad with fried oysters. The breakfasts are wonderful, the Iconic coffee perfect. It could be called Serenity Springs!
My wife and I spend three days at the spa. The staff were genuine, attentive, professional and attempted to personalized our stay. We found the facilities well kept, with new "group soaking pools" under construction for the summer of 2019. The construction did not interfere with current spa activities. We utilized the individual soak pool/with fire, sauna, on sight restaurant, on sight yoga classes, and communal hot tub... all of which we enjoyed and recommend. The on sight restaurant was a tad pricey, but this is not uncommon considering an on sight chef.
My husband and I spent three evenings at the spa right before Thanksgiving and wished we had spent more time in the area and on property. Breakfast was lovely, hiking and scenery breathtaking, and the chicken chats so much fun. We will be back and plan to stay longer! Excellent staff, EXTREMELY helpful.
Here's what I shared on FB with my friends about my recent stay at this resort: "I arrived by myself on Thanksgiving Day after driving 400 miles to Santa Fe, New Mexico. You see, I booked myself a trip over the long 4 day holiday weekend. Not a trip for work, not a lay-over, not a "must attend" family gathering, not a girls getaway, not a romantic rendezvous. A "me" trip, to unplug, unwind, relax, do nothing. I literally turned my phone OFF for 2 days in a row. No TV, no internet, no radio, nothing. Was it hard to do that? Yes! Was it worth it? Oh, hell yes! I don't know if it was the morning yoga, chi gong exercises, the walks, archery, the Native American sweat lodge, the Silkie chickens I got to feed and hold, the crafts, the massage, the mineral soak bath, the Tibetan Monks blessings ceremony (WOW!), the butterfly that landed perfectly on my shoe for 30 seconds, the shooting star I saw while outside by the fire pit at night, the fact that I was actually able to meditate for the first time and really tune into my body and mind or if New Mexico is truly the Land of Enchantment. But whatever it is, I highly recommend it it anyone and everyone. I shed lots of tears, smiled and laughed, meet new people and came to realize life and this Earth we live on is oh so precious. I also came to realize that I think my next home is in New Mexico." I stayed in the Juniper section in a 1-queen size bed room, not the Casitas. (I used a Groupon.) Most days when walking around the property I felt like I was the only one there. Even during activities, there were only 4-5 other people there at most. Not sure if others were too busy doing their own thing, but I didn't care. The activities are included and I took full advantage and it was so worth it. It's really like an adult day camp, if you want to participate. Thanks to Diane, Danny, Renee (massage) and the many others. I did bring snacks (tuna, olives, nuts, cheese, hard boiled eggs, wine) to help get me through since I don't like spending money on food/drinks. The coffee, tea and water (sparkling and non) were a nice touch in the room and were plentiful. They supply a wine bottle opener, so feel free to bring your own. Oh, and there's puppies! (I didn't partake in this activity.) The beds, pillows and bedding are top notch as are the soaps, lotions, etc. It is sort of a strange entrance to the resort itself, since you have to go by mobile homes and RV parks, but don't let that turn you off. Once you're in the resort, it's an escape from all that!
My former college roomie and I chose this place to celebrate her birthday and just get away from all that is life in SoCal. We flew into ABQ and took the short drive up to Santa Fe and this place was an amazing place to just recharge. There is something said about a resort that FORCES you to shut down in every sense of the word. Meaning... I've been to places where it's "relaxing" and I don't do anything... but to mentally/physically shut down into the most calming sense? I find only the Land of Enchantment can do that. Especially because I'm a mother of 2 littles and we are both busy professionals in healthcare where we are constantly bombarded with stimuli... this place felt magical where time just slowed us down. I LOVED having no TV and spent most of my day in silence and crocheting on the balcony. Everyone was so accomodating and eager to make our stay enjoyable. We were a little upset that there were no puppies to play with (during our stay) and the service at the Blue Heron is was pretty slow but I figure that's only because we're used to the rushed life of CA. The starry nights were amazing to experience and I would love to come back again next year around this time were Fall is in the air with crisp cool weather. My personal favorite season!
Grounds BEAUTIFUL! Service EXCELLENT! Private Pools really NICE! Food at the Blue Heron very good BUT pricey! Farm to Table!!!! Huge THANK YOU and KUDO to Billy, Danielle and Sabrina! Excellent classes! Now SPOILER ALERT!!!! No TV! Now I understand the relaxation idea of the resort but for a guy that missed out on a Sunday of football especially the Sunday night game, when there is nothing to do on the resort on a cold November evening but to be in your room a TV, to me, would be relaxing! Also if you are going on the weekdays (Sunday-Thursday) check the time frames to eat. If you want to sleep in you will miss breakfast and have to wait till lunch, no brunch or cafe available. Take Snacks! Food at the Blue Heron very pricey! Now I am not poor but we went to have lunch and dinner in Santa Fe and paid a small fraction of the price of our first dinner night at the resort. But ultimately it was a great Staycation!
- Free full breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Sunrise Springs Spa Resort - Adults Only places you 1 mi (1.6 km) from Rancho de los Golondrinas. This 52-room, 4-star resort welcomes guests with free breakfast, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. It's in the mountains and also within a 30-minute drive of Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian.
Start your day off right with a free full breakfast. This resort has a restaurant that's perfect for a leisurely bite to eat.
All 52 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free local calls. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Free bottled water, safes, and ironing boards are other standard amenities.
Sunrise Springs Spa Resort - Adults Only features a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 75.00 per person one way. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa resort include a spa tub, free WiFi in public areas, and a seasonal outdoor pool.
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97% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 185 reviews