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“Delightful Christmas Stay - 2011” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hacienda Nicholas Bed & Breakfast Inn

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Hacienda Nicholas Bed & Breakfast Inn
Ranked #2 of 36 Santa Fe B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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Lakes Region of New Hampshire
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Delightful Christmas Stay - 2011”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

We spent a fabulous 7 days over Christmas in this delightful B&B in Santa Fe.

Hacienda Nicholas is one of three neighborhood establishments and is the main breakfast room and gathering area for the three. There are 4 rooms in the main house and three suites across a charming courtyard.

We stayed in the Hollyhock room, named for the featured Gustave Baumann print in the bedroom. It's a comfortable room with a flat screened tv and wonderful cable service. The bathroom is separated by two steps down a small hallway. The closet is tucked away in a renovated shower stall in the room with the toilet, which is separated from the full bath and sink.

While all the rooms we saw had wonderful tiles in the bath, The Hollyhock room is the only one to have a rich collection of hand painted scenic tiles from the 1920s. The bathrobes proved were luxurious.

Breakfasts were wonderful. Juice, coffee, and tea were available with granola, yogurt, and fresh fruit cups. Every day on a rotation of 7 days, Doug prepares a sweet or savory hot dish. The standout was the blue cornmeal waffles with blueberries. Seating is at 2 communal tables for 6 and 2 smaller tables for 2.

Snacks are available 24 hours a day. And there is a social hour daily at 5 with additional food that varies every day. In winter there is a blazing fire every morning and evening.

Christmas is mostly high season and we paid roughly $200 a day with NM tax. There is ample parking.

While we thoroughly enjoyed the Hollyhock room and plan to return to it, some might prefer the slightly larger Wisteria. It has two large stuffed chairs (compared to our one) which would be pleasant if you spend any significant time in the room. We preferred the privacy of Hollyhock with its gorgeous tiled bathroom and the privacy. It only shares one wall with another room.

Note, Hacienda Nicholas is at the very end of Marcy Street just before it becomes Hillside. GPS and some guidebooks try to locate it on Marcy Ave which we could never locate. It is a comfortable 3 to 4 blocks to the cathedral, Governor's Palace, plaza, and wonderful shopping and restaurants. It is also conveniently located a short distance (3 blocks) from Canyon Road and its galleries and lighted Christmas Eve farolito walk.

Room Tip: As mentioned the Wisteria room is larger wit two big chairs but we preferred the privavcy of Hollyho...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

Our stay at Hacienda Nicholas' Juniper casa (down the street from the inn) was great. We were surprised by the great views from the house, and we had everything we needed. We could walk pretty much everywhere we wanted to go, and the inkeepers were sweet and helpful when we had a question. Even though the house is attached to another accommodation, we had complete privacy. When we go back to Santa Fe, this is where we will stay.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Chico, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2011

The private, quiet, and cozy casita at Hacienda Nicholas was perfect for our winter weekend in Santa Fe. The casita was very well appointed with a functional kitchenette and all necessary appliances and kitchenware to prepare snacks or small meals. Although we had to either walk or drive (due to wet weather) the few blocks to the main premises for our yummy breakfast, we really appreciated our privacy at the removed casita. Regardless of the few extra blocks distance, our casita was still within good walking distance to the plaza. The staff at Hacienda Nicholas and Madeleine Inn was exceptionally accommodating and welcoming. We highly recommend this business and will look forward to visiting again.

Room Tip: Note that the bathroom in the casita is on the lower level while the bedroom is on the upper level s...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2011

I never wanted to leave! My husband and I were lucky to be upgraded to the Sunflower Suite and it was so wonderful. It was a separate casita with a fireplace and very spacious rooms -- definitely recommend it. The bed was so comfortable and I loved staying in an eco-friendly place. The staff was incredibly helpful and the breakfast was delicious. The location is a short walk from the plaza and pretty much everything else -- we never needed to use our car and it was nice to have a secure parking spot nearby. I will definitely be back the next time I'm in Santa Fe.

Room Tip: The Sunflower Suite is worth it!
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2011

My husband and I stayed in the Casita for a 3 night get-away from the kiddos. I would definitely stay there again if we go back to Santa Fe. We liked the privacy we felt there, yet it was a short and easy walk to the main plaza area for more action. The Casita had everything we needed-fireplace (wood provided), coffee grinder and brewer, mini fridge, 2 burner stove, microwave, tv, bath robes, hair dryer, and a very comfortable bed. It's located in a quiet neighborhood. We're used to sleeping with some white noise so we turned on an oscillating fan that was there. Another plus. There was also a space heater in case you wanted a little extra warmth, but the central heat worked just fine. We enjoyed sitting in the arm chairs next to the fireplace reading and playing games. We had to walk or drive to breakfast but it was a very short walk, less than 10 minutes at a slow pace, so it didn't bother us at all. Breakfast was always delicious and "snack time" from 5-6pm was a fun time to meet some other guests. All of the people working at Hacienda Nicholas were very nice and great sources of info on the area's attractions, food, history, etc. I will definitely recommend this place to anyone I know planning a trip to Santa Fe.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2011

We vistited Santa Fe and stayed at Hacienda Nicholas over Thanksgiving. I read the reviews on Trip Advisor and Hacienda Nicholas was exactly as described. The rooms, while not overly spacious, are charming with lovely homey decorations - ours had a sitting area and fireplace which was ready for us to use each night. The morning breakfast was yummy and conversation with other guests was fun - we enjoyed comparing notes on things to see and explore. Hacienda Nicholas is conveniently located and a very short walk into town. We walked by other larger and more exclusive Inns and hotels but we didn't see anything that fit our taste better. We'd love to return in the spring when the garden couryard is in bloom and we can enjoy relaxing outside (it cold in Santa Fe during our visit). One other note: a majority of the people we met during breakfast had stayed at Hacienda Nicholas before - - that says everything !

Room Tip: I recommend a room that faces the courtyard.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2011

Fodors speaks highly of Hacienda Nicholas and The Madeline; they're very close to the Plaza downtown and they're both beautiful, comfortable facilities and reasonably priced. And the observations were exactly right, but didn't tell the full story. For instance, the afternoon social hour, hosted in the common room a the Hacienda, gave us the chance to ask all kinds of questions about, among other things, renting bicycles (Mello Velo). Thanks, Merilee. And the breakfast was not only delicious, but came with daily travel suggestions, observations and exceptionally nice music. Thanks, Greg. Thanks, especially, to Carolyn for creating such a welcoming, comfortable and charming ambience with beautiful accomodations and knowledgable, caring folks. We'll be back. Jena & Jon, Philadelphia, PA

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hacienda Nicholas Bed & Breakfast Inn
Address: 320 E Marcy St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2023
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Region: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Fe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This enchanting B&B offers guests a true taste of the Southwest. Enjoy a great night’s sleep in our beds of feather and down. Unwind in the peace and tranquility afforded by extra thick adobe walls or go one step further and experience sublime bliss next door at the Absolute Nirvana Spa. Savor the luscious scents from our heavenly rose garden and partake of delectable Southwestern inspired breakfasts and afternoon wine & cheese. Let our dedicated staff help you make the most of Santa Fe so you can have the holiday you deserve. ... more   less 
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