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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

"I absolutely love Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder. This is our third time there and we want to make it a family tradition. The general hotel staff is second to none. An especial shout-out to Sarah at the reservations desk who made us feel like we were the only people in her world. Three of us had fantastic experiences at the spa. My particular masseuse requiring special mention was Lisa."
23 Jun, 2019 - Colorado Springs, 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, 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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(194 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hilton Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.1 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
I absolutely love Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder. This is our third time there and we want to make it a family tradition. The general hotel staff is second to none. An especial shout-out to Sarah at the reservations desk who made us feel like we were the only people in her world. Three of us had fantastic experiences at the spa. My particular masseuse requiring special mention was Lisa.
Other Comments
The dining experiences at the hotel are sometimes incongruent with the general positive service level throughout the rest of the hotel facilities. At breakfast in the Iguana (where the food and selection are DELECTABLE, by the way), most hostesses/servers were great, but there was one hostess who was grumpy about our seating choice. There was also a male server who let our dishes pile up and I waited a loooong time for my omelette - - I don't know his name, but he was sooooo nice that I tipped him anyway! Our dinner at the Red Sage was over the top amazing food, but the service was pretty bad. Our server Thomas did not do things in the correct order (took dinner order before we got our drinks, which we waited for for a long time, dinner also took a long time and was served incompletely, AND he took a long time to check in with us so we could say so). When I expressed slight exasperation at all this, I felt that he copped an attitude for the rest of the meal. The hostess, whose name I don't know, was very unfriendly. But, to reiterate, the food at the Red Sage was AMAZING and I would certainly go there again.
Theresa 23 Jun, 2019 Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very nice room.
Other Comments
Good included breakfast options.
Robert 18 Jun, 2019 Saint James, MO, USA
Enjoyed Most
very clean and friendly atmosphere
David 17 Jun, 2019 CORP CHRISTI, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Really nice hotel. Rooms clean and wellness appointed. Love the balcony
Other Comments
It’s a 15 minute ride to Santa Fe and an easy drive. Not too many restaurants nearby.
Jeannie 17 Jun, 2019 Spicewood, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
They have everything in one location, great hotel, pool, casino, golf, great food and a very friendly staff.
John 11 Jun, 2019 Parker, CO, USA
Enjoyed Most
The beauty of the location despite the fact that the hotel is I need of new furnishings.
Other Comments
We booked rooms as a family and were disappointed with our room as the leather chair was falling apart and the wallpaper in the bathroom was torn, not what you would expect of a Hilton hotel.
Larry 10 Jun, 2019 Castle Rock, CO, USA
Enjoyed Most
Stayed there many times
Other Comments
Room was in need of repair Chair was in need of replacement and wallpaper in bathroom was torn off the wall
Larry 10 Jun, 2019 Castle Rock, CO, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Extior of property was great, room interior needs repair and updating. Internet in room wouldn't work and they knew it before we checked in. Poor signage outside hotel. When calling customer room need we weren't called back so I had to go to front desk to report problems, the very first time. Once there attendance was nice but could do nothing to help. Sorry to have a to report this negative review as Hilton usually is first class.
Gary 31 May, 2019 Green Valley, AZ, USA
Enjoyed Most
The Red Sage restaurant was excellent! Very nice hotel.
Randolph 27 May, 2019 Erie, CO, USA
Enjoyed Most
The variety of activities. Plus the staff is very friendly and helpful.
Other Comments
The rooms need some freshening up. We were in room #2116 and there was wallpaper peeling and the arms of the chair were worn out,
Kathleen 24 May, 2019 Denver, CO, USA

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