Explore the best of the Southwest


Built in 1936, the El Rey Inn Santa Fe is truly one-of-a-kind. Located along the original Route 66 and embodying the culture, history, and art of the Southwest, the El Rey Inn features 86 unique rooms and suites that are as different as New Mexico itself. No two rooms at the El Rey Inn are alike and each individually decorated room includes Southwestern décor, original artwork, and modern amenities such as a mini-fridge and coffeemaker. Situated on five acres of lush gardens, yet only minutes away from Santa Fe’s vibrant shopping, dining, and nightlife scene, our verdant grounds are an ideal escape from the noise of everyday life.

Lots of character and charm! - We loved it here. It is located in the city, but as soon as you open the doors you are in another land. Detail, flowers and art are everywhere. I was greeted with a friendly welcome. The grounds were so beautiful I would just walk around looking at all of the detail. ” Angela – Fortville, Indiana

Route 66 Gem! - We stayed at the El Rey Inn for two nights on a long road trip that had a Route 66 theme. This is an "old school" motel, but it is a beautiful place to stay and we couldn't have been happier with this choice!" Graciel – Upton, Massachusetts


Conveniently located off of Highway 66, the El Rey Inn is just minutes from downtown Santa Fe, the renowned historic Santa Fe Plaza, and near several of the area’s most popular attractions. Tour the Georgia O’Keefe Museum or the New Mexico Museum of Art, hit the slopes during the winter at Ski Santa Fe, catch a dazzling performance at the Santa Fe Opera, or explore the desert wildlife at Hyde Memorial State Park. Teeming with centuries-old adobe buildings, art galleries, nature, and world-class restaurants, Santa Fe is the ideal vacation destination for travelers seeking something unexpected.


Completely reimagined with a retro vibe, casual ambiance, and modern amenities, the El Rey Inn features 86 unique rooms and suites. Decorated with original artwork and prints by local artists, Premium Guest Rooms also include Kiva fireplaces, Southwestern ceilings, fine woodwork, ornate tinwork, and Willow shutters resulting in a truly authentic Santa Fe experience. No two rooms at the El Rey Inn are alike, so every time you stay with us it will feel like it's the first time. Choose a Traditional Guest Room, a Premium Guest Room, or our spacious Lodge, and enjoy modern amenities like a mini-fridge and coffeemaker as well as our traditional Southwestern décor.

86 unique rooms and suites. No two rooms are alike!

Traditional Guest Room

A warm and intimate room with either one or two beds plus Premium amenities like a mini-fridge and coffeemaker.

Premium Guest Rooms

Located in our Spanish courtyard and surrounded by lush gardens, our Premium Guest Rooms feature an indoor fireplace and traditional Southwestern décor. Some Premium Guest Rooms also include a kitchenette/kitchen and microwave.

The Lodge

Ideal for families and groups, this large space features a full kitchen, two living areas, one and a half bathrooms, a glass enclosed porch, and plenty of sleeping space.


With over 80 years of history as a Santa Fe landmark

  • 86 unique and individually decorated rooms
  • Upgraded Premium units include kitchenettes and fireplaces
  • Free WiFi in common areas
  • Complimentary self-parking
  • Coffee & tea in the lobby
  • Seasonal heated outdoor pool
  • Lush five-acre garden

How Will You Do Santa Fe?