El Rey Court | Santa Fe, New Mexico

El Rey Court is an iconic roadside adobe-style compound located just off of historic Route 66 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. One of the areas most famous hotels, El Rey Court was once a genuine slice of vintage New Mexico that’s now an eclectic boutique property oozing with coolness. Although we only spent just about 24 hours here, it certainly left an impression on all of us – including the kids.

One important factor when it comes to choosing hotels on our road trips is location, location, location. I like to plan a lot of activities wherever we travel to and staying somewhere that’s centrally located is ideal. Thankfully, El Rey Court has a spectacular location working in their favor.

Restaurants, shopping centers, and the Santa Fe University of Art and Design are all within walking distance. It’s about a 10-minute drive southwest to Santa Fe Plaza, the heart of Santa Fe, which hosts markets, public gatherings, and annual events. Plus, just a short stroll from the plaza you’ll find the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Loretto Chapel, the New Mexico Museum of Art, and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. 

Since we visited in August (mid-Covid), we didn’t plan on visiting too many places. However, we did grab coffee and peruse some local shops in Santa Fe Plaza (which was so much fun), but spent most of our time hanging out at the hotel. There is a small green space in the middle of the 86-room compound, located directly across from the swimming pool, that has hanging lights, rocking chairs and picnic tables. This is where we ate most of our meals, enjoyed beers at sunset, and coffee with the sunrise. Did I mention they serve craft coffee each morning here too?

El Rey Court is such a lovely place and we certainly can’t wait to go back. We feel like we just scratched the surface in Santa Fe and look forward to another trip in the near future!

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Happy traveling! xo – Jen

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