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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

"The New Mexican art everywhere."
19 Apr, 2019 - Winona, MN, 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, 8am-6pm

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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(210 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hilton Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.2 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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When I checked in the clerk was answering the phone while I was trying to ask him questions about the amount I would pay and breakfast staff didn’t greet us communication is key with me .
Marlene 20 Apr, 2019 Ranchos de Taos, NM, USA
Enjoyed Most
The New Mexican art everywhere.
Mary 19 Apr, 2019 Winona, MN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Nice room and linens. Great valet service: efficient and friendly.
Other Comments
FOOD SERVICE: Upon arrival we were hungry and decided to visit the casino's food court. The Deli boasted Boars Head as a supplier. Super disappointing choice: unsanitary food handling, actually COLD hot dogs, supply issues.... Condiments?... "out of them... sorry" Chili Cheese Dogs?... "Sorry... out of beans. We can have some in about 30 minutes" While the staff was young and seemingly inexperienced in food service , there was no visible supervision to help staff do a better job. As an example: the hot dog was cold, not warm but cold. Thinking a fast microwave would make it edible, asked one of the staff. Staff member put on a pair of gloves, picked up my bitten into hot dog and put it directly on the microwave's plate- no liner (not a good thing for the NEXT customer as well). While the microwave was on, a paper fell to the floor. With gloved hand he picked it up and trashed it (good thing) ~ the microwaving was finished, wearing the same gloves, out the hot dog came onto my plate. (gross). I tossed it. The next morning we headed for the Iguana Cafe. When we walked up all the wait staff disappeared. Left standing at the podium until a roving manager type walked by the corridor, and then stopped to graciously help us. Food was fine, but with the exception of the "manager" and a single male wait staff member ~ service was much less than gracious.
Susan 19 Apr, 2019 Santa Ana, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Happy hour bar & food
Other Comments
The rooms are starting to look a little “worn”.
Nancy` 13 Apr, 2019 Chimney Rock, CO, USA
Enjoyed Most
the artwork!
Other Comments
beautiful place and liked the room and bed.
Bonnie 05 Apr, 2019 Tucson, AZ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
somewhat costly
Tony 02 Apr, 2019 Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful hotel, clean, attractive, attentive staff
Other Comments
The breakfast buffet was outstanding. The manager of the Iguana,Anita and server Carlos were superb in their kind and gracious service for special needs we had. Their services were beyond expectations and we ate there twice. All staff were friendly, warm and genuinely interested in providing a high level of service.
Darlene 02 Apr, 2019 Loveland, CO, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautifully decorated and maintained! Courteous and wonderful service.
Ronald 31 Mar, 2019 Denver, CO, USA
Enjoyed Most
Golf course close by with travelzoo discount included
Other Comments
Smoke in Casio was so bad it was beyond my comfort level and didn’t go much
Teresa 30 Mar, 2019 Loveland, CO, USA
Enjoyed Most
Overall value for the money was good
Other Comments
We found the bedding a bit uncomfortable. The staff was positive, pleasant and helpful. A compliment to the hiring and training practices.
Ron 29 Mar, 2019 Garland, TX, USA

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