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Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder

Meghan Callaghan
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Why We Love It

  • Hotel decor inspired by traditional Spanish Pueblo style
  • Three nine-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

“Expansive, upscale gaming and golfing getaway” -- Fodor’s

94% (219 Member Ratings)

"Staff. golf food casino"
Jun 10, 2017
Sun City West, AZ, United States

Map & Directions

The Hilton Santa Fe Golf Resort & Spa at Buffalo Thunder is approximately a 25-minute drive from Santa Fe Municipal Airport. A taxi must be prearranged with a local company. Prices will vary. A Roadrunner shuttle is available for approximately $15 per person plus tip.

Rooms & Rates

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The Hilton Santa Fe Golf Resort & Spa at Buffalo Thunder combines the best of modern amenities with the beauty of the area’s history. 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 Café, which serves locally inspired meals three times a day. 

From the press: 
  • "Rooms are spacious and airy, all with large windows and some with full balconies taking in the dramatic vistas" -- Fodor's


General The Night Club is open on weekends.

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Casino
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • 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
  • 100% smoke-free
  • Steam Room


  • 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)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

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

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 4pm.  Minimum age to check-in is 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request).
Crib available on request, free of charge.
Extra bed available on request: $15 per night, plus tax.  Extra person charge is $20 + tax per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request; (maximum weight is 75lbs) and will be charged a non-refundable charge of $50.00 + tax at the hotel.
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.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

94% Positive
(219 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hilton Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.2 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Staff. golf food casino
Tom Jun 10, 2017 Sun City West, AZ, United States
Enjoyed Most
The facility was wonderful. So much going on!
Cynthia Jun 10, 2017 Prescott, AZ, United States
Enjoyed Most
Most enjoyable was the atmosphere and rooms. Always very clean with one exception. The balconies appear to never be cleaned. This trip and past visits always show the balconies to be exceptionally dirty with lots of cobwebs, general filth, adobe walls marked where cigarettes have been crushed out, and disgustingly many cigarette butts left on the balcony floor never picked up or swept away. Balconies are an extra charge and therefore should be clean and regularly attended to by maintenance, which they are not. It certainly discourages use of the balcony which has been additionally paid for. If I had stayed longer than two nights I would have pressed to have the balcony thoroughly cleaned but this trip was not worth the effort.
Other Comments
Found the breakfast buffet in the iguana café to be better than average. Selection was good and taste was excellent. Green chili was wonderful as were the pastries. I was surprised. A little on the expensive side but acceptable for a hotel/resort.
Richard Jun 02, 2017 Aurora, CO, United States
Enjoyed Most
Lodging/restaurants not affected by casino smoke
Other Comments
With a good deal like this, I'd go back in a heartbeat.
OD May 29, 2017 Aurora, CO, United States
Enjoyed Most
The nice heated pool and huge hot tub.
Other Comments
Rooms was okay. The building was very beautiful. Wondered why it was out in the middle of nowhere tho. :)
Darla May 24, 2017 Cedar Park, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most
The balcony views.
John May 22, 2017 Delta, CO, United States
Enjoyed Most
very clean..great service..brand new facility...
Other Comments
excellent accomodations..highly recommend....
Tim May 21, 2017 Aurora, CO, United States
Enjoyed Most
Comfort and size of room
Patricia May 18, 2017 Westminster, CO, United States
Enjoyed Most
Close to attractions
Boong Yeol May 18, 2017 Rockcliffe Loop, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most
We enjoyed the numerous Native American art pieces. Cleanliness was excellent also.
VICKI May 13, 2017 THORNTON, CO, United States

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