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Review of Marina`s Casita

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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Tineeric
Santa Barbara
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Peaceful and comfortable, actual price was 47% higher due to fees and tax”
Reviewed 8 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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This property is accurately described. It is away from the hustle of the old town square in a quiet residential area, just one block from Canyon Road and close to the Capitol building with its extensive art collection. The garden is nicely landscaped and bedding and furnishings are high quality and comfortable. Internet speed was very fast, sufficient for any purpose.

The smaller bedroom was somewhat dark and musty and for some reason all screens had been removed from the windows and stored next to the laundry machine. We were unable to operate the advertised air conditioning so had to leave the unscreened windows wide open every afternoon to cool the interior. The situation didn't rise to the level of emergency so we did not contact management to ask about the operation of the air conditioning units. The small television and sound system was very low quality and not reflective of the quality of the property.

In addition to the advertised nightly fee, a $45 "processing fee" and a $60 non-refundable "accidental damage fee" was added, along with the $175 cleaning fee and 15% in taxes, bringing the total from $295/night to $433/night for a 3 night stay. In 20 years of booking vacation rentals, this is the first time I have been charged a processing fee and a non refundable accidental damage fee. The accidental damage fee provides insurance for up to $1000 in reported damage, so perhaps some people find this reassuring. I prefer the standard refundable damage deposit, in which good behavior is rewarded.

I could have cancelled the reservation after reviewing the total but decided it was worth it to be in that location.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
10 Sep 2016
Thank you, Jennifer. As you know on Trip Advisor, the quote states other charges will apply. I've been in the business in Santa Fe for 36 years and these are standard charges for every guest we work with. No one wants to pay a security deposit for a three day stay. We had guests there for the month of August and perhaps for some reason they removed the screens and that went unnoticed by our staff. The a/c units work very efficiently. Lastly, we are on call 24/7 and we would have gladly sent a maintenance man over to take care of your needs. We pride ourselves on the best customer service. There is a large flatscreen TV in the living area and a small one in the bedroom that is conducive to the space. We are happy you enjoyed the fabulous location and décor of this wonderful home. We look forward to seeing you the next time and again, thanks for taking the time for the review.
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Lois B
San Ramon, California
1 review
“Ideal Location, Perfect Comfort”
Reviewed 1 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our week long stay at Marina's Casita. It is a short walk through a quiet, residential neighborhood to the galleries and restaurants on Canyon Road or to the shops and activities on the Plaza. Beautifully decorated throughout with full amenities. The open style of the kitchen, dining area and sitting room provides a comfortable place for all to share. The bedrooms are private with the master having an en suite bath while the second bedroom has an adjoining bath with entry also from the hallway. Lovely outdoor space for dining or for enjoying morning coffee and a newspaper from the coffee shop just across the street. Good internet speed.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
1 Aug 2016
Thank you, Lois, for your kind review. We couldn't agree more. Marina's Casita is everything that a visitor to our enchanting city is looking for. The location and décor are fabulous. We hope to see you again.
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Margot P
Mandeville
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Precious casita in premiere location”
Reviewed 7 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Marina's Casita was the prefect place for our five night stay. It was just my husband and I but would be great for second couple as the 2nd bath has a door into the guest bedroom. It was tastefully decorated and well stocked. It is central to the Plaza and the wonderfully galleries of Canyon Road. We could not hesitate to stay here again. The properly management company is very easy to work with. There is lovely coffee shop and bookstore right across the street!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
14 Apr 2016
Thanks Margot - we appreciate your feedback and kind words. We agree Marina's Casita is a gem! Look forward to seeing you next time.
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Melissa B
Madisonville, Louisiana
1 review
“Precious casita in a perfect central location”
Reviewed 31 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We spent five nights at Marina's Casita and could not have asked for a better experience. The location is a stone's throw from the fine galleries on Canyon Road and an easy walk to the plaza. We also enjoyed the new Railroad District. The casita was well decorated and stocked. It would be fine for two couples as the senond bath has a door opening to it. Very fast internet and a nice fireplace,

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
1 Apr 2016
Thank you so much for your kind review. We agree this is a fabulous home and wonderful location. The décor was done professionally and we love the original art work. Look forward to having you with us again.
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Judy D
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Weekend getaway”
Reviewed 22 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

This is a lovely casita! Fantastic location, outdoor seating for a summer meal, beautifully furnished. You will not want to leave! Adobe Destinations makes it all quite easy and efficient.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
22 May 2015
Than you Judy, It was great to have you with us and we agree Marina's Casita is wonderful and the location can't be beat. We look forward to having you with us again in July.
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