LONELY PLANET 2013 November 2012
"A highly recommended classic courtyard hotel, with super rooms, a great pool and hot tub, and even a kids' playground scattered around 5 acres of greenery. The inn recycles and takes a lot of green-friendly steps to conserve resources. Most rooms have air conditioning."
MOON HANDBOOKS / Santa Fe, Taos & Albuquerque May 2012
"EL REY INN, about two miles from the plaza, counts as one of the best hotels in
Santa Fe based on charm alone..."
SUMMER GUIDE 2012 / ABQ JOURNAL Santa Fe May 2012
Allure of the Roadside by Donna Olmstead
"...El Rey Inn on Cerrillos Road does it so well that The New York Times
recommended it as "retro-chic" for a weekend getaway, and Sunset Magazine
says the 1930s-era motel gives the traveler a Santa Fe experience at a bargain price"
THE DENVER POST January 15, 2012 Getting There: Santa Fe, NM
"EL REY INN...What's really cool here is the Spanish Colonial exterior, with its lush landscaping."
ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL Santa Fe November 2011
"Sprawled across 5 acres off Cerrillos Road near the intersection with St. Michael's Drive, El Rey is known for its lavish gardens and grounds, its superb free breakfasts, its winding roads and secluded room complexes, its intensively Southwestern decor and its immaculate cleanliness."
DisneyFamily.com August 2011
SUNSET MAGAZINE May 2011
"An old-style Route 66 hotel a few miles from downtown, the El Rey is exceedingly popular with families for the lush gardens, great pool, cool patios, playground, and relaxed, old-time motor-court atmosphere. Rooms are individually decorated with quaint and colorful style, this is the place that will have your kids asking, 'Where was that cool motel we stayed at?' for years to come."
The West's Best Hotel Deals: 50 hotels under $150 -- Southwest
"...we're proud to include your business (El Rey Inn) in the latest issue
of Sunset. Your hard work and creativity deserve to be recognized by people all over the West."
THE NEW YORK TIMES 2011 36 Hours in Santa Fe
"EL REY INN...with nicely furnished rooms and
beautifully landscaped grounds to go along with the kitschy Native American-
TRAVEL + LEISURE City Guides: Santa Fe
"What began as a humble 12-room motor court in 1936 (back when Route 66 ran past it) has grown into a decidedly offbeat five-acre compound comprising 86 rooms in every imaginable configuration and style. Funky but immaculate rooms are set around the property in small clusters, shrouded by cottonwood trees and fragrant gardens and with access to both a heated pool (open spring to fall) and two cloistered, sunken hot tubs (open year-round)."