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Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Hotel decor inspired by traditional Spanish pueblo style
  • Three 9-hole golf courses, putting green and driving range
  • On-site casino with table games, poker and slots
  • Full-service spa for body, face and hair treatments

"Very nice room — relaxing atmosphere"
18. Mar 2019 - Denver, CO, USA
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The Hilton Santa Fe Golf Resort & Spa at Buffalo Thunder combines the best of modern amenities with the beauty and history of the area. Designed in the distinctive Spanish pueblo style, the pinkish-orange building exterior matches the blazing Southwestern sunsets.

Throughout the interior are distinctive Native American-themed furnishings and art, including a two-story stained-glass window by a local artist and life-size sculptures of traditionally dressed Native Americans. Rooms are similarly designed with carved wooden headboards and furnishings and Southwestern accents.

Gamblers can check out the hotel’s casino with slot machines, table games and poker. Links lovers can try their hand at the golf club, which has three nine-hole courses, a putting green and a driving range. Or unwind at the full-service spa and enjoy a body, face or hair treatment.

The hotel has seven restaurants, including the Iguana Cafe, which serves locally inspired meals three times a day. 


General The Night Club is open on weekends.

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Casino
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Games room
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Tennis courts
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free
  • Steam Room

Services Fees apply for laundry and dry cleaning services.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Complimentary shuttle service
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities Refrigerator on request; charges may apply.

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)
  • Internet access


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking
  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age to check-in is 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 or under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Extra bed available upon request: US$15 plus tax, per night.
Cot available upon request: free of charge.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
US$20 plus tax per night for older children and adults.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at US$75 plus tax per pet per stay.
Maximum weight: 35 kg.

The fee is non-refundable.
Pet rooms are located on the 2nd floor.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: The indoor pool is open year round. 

The hotel offers Valet Parking for $12.00 (subject to tax), per day or complimentary Self-Parking. Charges will be applied to your bill at the hotel. These rates are subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

***Please note: Valet Parking is waived when booking the Travelzoo Deal only***

Golf reservations can be made by calling 505-455-9000 ext. 8. 

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm AET

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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(190 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hilton Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.3 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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The hotel was fine, didn’t like the smoke smell and that it wasn’t nearer to Santa Fe. But for the price it was fine for our pit stop to break up a 10 hr. drive.
Timi 23. Mar 2019 Tulsa, OK, USA
Other Comments
Buffet breakfast was delicious.
Bruce 20. Mar 2019 Davis, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great location
Robert 20. Mar 2019 Parker, CO, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very nice room — relaxing atmosphere
Dave 18. Mar 2019 Denver, CO, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff. On arrival a visiting staff member helped us find our room and she carried one of our ladies bag The second day we were looking at the map to see what we wanted to do and a staff member from the sales department walked by and told us about a little town nearby Chamayo, and it was the best place we visited while in the Santa Fe area.
Other Comments
We had to ask for a chair for our desk so we could use our lap top without standing up. Wonder why the hotel didn't have a chair at the desk. Our nice comfortable leather chair (room 3223) was all ripped. Not what I expect when I stay at a Hilton property.
Carolyn 15. Mar 2019 Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great hotel at a great rate.
Other Comments
Two areas that could be improved: -smoke smell that wafts up from the casino -Iguana staff was great, just sometimes not enough of them with too few wait staff scurrying to serve more tables than was reasonable.
Abraham 13. Mar 2019 Norman, OK, USA
Other Comments
Check in agent at hotel was rude. When I asked about why they needed to charge my credit card $175+ For a $99 room, he wouldn’t explain it, he just kept saying it’s our policy and pointing to a sign on the desk with a ton of fine print. Turns out they reserve that amount for incidentals, but it’s wothdrawn from your account immediatel and refunded later if not used. Seems sketchy to mez
Jessica 12. Mar 2019 Albuquerque, NM, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very dog friendly
Other Comments
Gambling experience was average or below.
Kathy 11. Mar 2019 Westcliffe, CO, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Very Nice but we were too busy sightseeing to enjoy hotel amenities
Allan 09. Mar 2019 St. Albert, AB, Canada
Enjoyed Most
People were friendly and tried to help by offering us another room choice but it was too far from elevator. Nice artwork and spacious!
Other Comments
Unfortunately there ere major issues with the pool area and any attempt at ADA compliance, No grab bars in showers/no soap in showers (or place to put your own soap/slippery floors with no mats in several places/no towel hooks...AND the railings leading into the hot tub and pool were wobbly and loose! We alerted management about all this. We had two people with mobility impairments and felt that it was dangerous. Also they told us upon check-in that there was a breakfast buffet but there was not. Just a regular restaurant/ok but the food was lukewarm when we got it. And our room was not cleaned well. Toothpicks on floor/dirty napkins by coffee maker. Also they mentioned nothing about the round of golf or the later checkout. Overall did not meet our expectations for such a 'fancy' place!
Beverley 07. Mar 2019 Santa Fe, NM, USA

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