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Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder
Ranked #20 of 60 Hotels in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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8 reviews
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“Beautiful--but!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2012

This is a beautiful hotel! The rooms and the hotel are beautiful. If you don't stay there, just walk the main level and check out the artwork/bronze statues/the indoor and the outdoor pool.
We did have a few problems that I found uncommon for a Hilton property. One of our rooms was not ready at check-in and it wasn't ready until almost 6pm.

The rooms are very nice and the bed was comfortable but the sound barrier from your room and the hallway wasn't very good. We could hear people coming/going all through the night.

Watch out for the sensor fridge and snack tray if you have kids or if you get the munchies in the middle of the night. It is a high-tech idea but the gentleman in front of me at the front desk had come down because his kids emptied out the fridge not realizing that it automatically billed you for all the items in it. Fortunately the staff was nice and worked w/him since the did not eat or drink the items, they just moved them.

The bar is expensive and only the one near the pool has happy hour. Happy hour was still high. The casino is just that a casino with lots of the latest slot machines and blackjack/poker tables. I didn't see it but my brother-in-law said they had a virtual golf machine. They do have water/coffee/soda in the casino. No alcohol since Indian owned and they are restricted on the free drinks while playing.

We would go back!

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fort worth, texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

This is our second time to stay at this hotel. The rooms are gorgeous, employees are extremely polite, food is great, casino is fun, wonderful work-out room and spa, and the views are exquisite!!!
It is a truly hassle-free place to stay!

My family went skiing during the day and to the casinos, movies (10 minutes away) and restaurants at night. Very relaxing!

David the manager was extremely professional and helpful.

I cannot say enough wonderful things about this hotel!!!

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colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2012

The hotel is impecable and very spacious. The decor is grand, several works of art on display throughout the property. The room was spacious and comfortable. Although, we did not use the facilities, they seem very nice. There is a casino on site. We had dinner at one of their restaurant and the food was only OK.

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Westminster, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

Beautiful Resort and Casino! I'm not into gambling, but get a players card and the rooms are dirt cheap - like $50 a night for a regular priced room of $100! We had a king room with a patio/verandah - very clean, quiet...loved it!! Only 15-20 minutes to the Santa Fe Plaza Area. Suggest going to Ojo Caliente Springs/Resort and then coming here.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

Beautifuly appointed hotel. Lobby area filled with beautiful art pieces. Casino unobtrusive on the lower level so we never had to deal with it. Rooms were attractive with great verandah. Food at Mica breakfast place was decent. Dinner at Red Sage restaurant within the hotel was poor. Virtually every dish was too salty. We got great room rate through Amex. Location is 15 minutes north of Santa Fe which worked out great for our trips to Abiquiu and Taos.

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Property: Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder
Address: 20 Buffalo Thunder Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87506
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Region: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Santa Fe
#9 Luxury Hotel in Santa Fe
#11 Business Hotel in Santa Fe
#20 Family Hotel in Santa Fe
#23 Romantic Hotel in Santa Fe
Price range (per night): $174 - $389
Hotel Class:4 star — Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder 4*
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