Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder

Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder

20 Buffalo Thunder Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87506, United States
+1 505 455 5555
R1 578

rate per night


based on 589 reviews

Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder
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Sat 30/10
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Hotels.comR1 578
ExpediaR1 621
ExpediaR1 738

About Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Enhanced cleaning
    This stay has committed to enhanced cleaning measures.Learn more
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Parking for free

This luxury 4-star resort provides a range of quality amenities, including outdoor tennis courts, an indoor pool and a Jacuzzi. It also features meeting rooms, a 24-hour reception and a concierge.

This vibrant resort offers a number of amenities, such as a car rental desk, valet parking and a games room. Additionally, the multilingual staff are on hand to offer assistance. The resort also has its very own night club, Shadeh Nightclub.

There are 393 elegant rooms at Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder, each providing all the essentials to ensure a comfortable stay. Each provides a range of entertainment amenities, including a flat-screen TV and movies-on-demand.

Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder boasts convenient dining options, such as Mexican cuisines at Iguana Cafe and American meals at Red Sage Restaurant. Dining options at the resort include Starbucks Coffee and The Pueblo Deli.

Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder is less than a 30-minute drive from Santa Fe Municipal Airport. The Santa Fe Opera, Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and Santa Fe Plaza are easily reached by car.

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Property safety measures

Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder has implemented the following measures:
Heightened sanitation

Daily cleaning, increased availability of sanitation products.

Social distancing measures

Lobbies with safe social distancing.

Rooms available at Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder

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King rooms(R1 813 - R4 074)
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Double rooms(R2 532 - R5 654)
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Standard rooms(R1 578 - R5 019)
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Amenities at Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder

  • Outdoor pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee shop
  • Valet parking

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • First-aid kit
  • Safe

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business centre
  • Car hire
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Entertainment staff
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Conference rooms
  • Wedding services
  • Safety deposit box


  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Minibar
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Shops (on site)
  • Casino
  • Game room
  • Golf
  • Evening entertainment
  • Skiing
  • Beauty salon
  • Night club
  • Hiking


  • Family rooms
  • Newspapers
  • Ski storage
  • Storage available
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa
  • Bridal suite
  • Telephone
  • VIP room facilities

Pool and spa

  • Spa
  • Hot tub
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Steam room
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Massage
  • Sauna

Accessibility and suitability

  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Disabled access
  • Lift
  • Allergy-free room


  • Internet
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned


  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Spa bath
  • Toilet

Media and entertainment

  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Pay-per-view channels
  • Radio
  • TV


  • Ironing service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Valet parking


  • Computer use available
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Family friendly

  • Child pool
  • Kids meals
  • Kid-friendly buffet


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Balcony


  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis

Reviews of Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder

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10,0 Excellent
Pros:Great and friendly service. Clean comfortable. Large room beautiful facilities scenic views. Lots of activities. Excellent security.
10,0 Excellent
Pros:Everything about this property is awesome, plenty to do and your one-stop destination as you will not need to depart the property for anything if you truly take advantage of all that this hotel has to offer, I would stay again in a heart beat!
4,8 Mediocre
Pros:The artwork at the hotel was beautiful. The pottery, paintings, and architecture was amazing. The food was decent. Went to both the cafe and buffet. It was decent.

Cons:The spa which was 15$ separate from the room fee was tiny. I didn't book a massage or anything after already paying 181.00 for the room, so I had high hopes that the spa amenities would be worth it. They weren't. The spa was a tiny single hot tub, a tiny sauna that maybe fit three people, and a tiny steam room that maybe fit four. The room I was promised when I booked had a queen size bed plus additional amenities hopefully included. Because I was promised a king size bed, I was hoping the room would also include a balcony and/or fireplace like what is advertised on the website. They put us in a tiny room with two queen beds and a standard bathroom. No amenities that are advertised online or when I booked. It sucked. When I asked the woman at the desk she said no rooms with those anemities were available and that the small queen room was our only option. She said this sort of rudely as well. Won't be coming back.

8,2 Great
Pros:The decor and the art on the premises is superb! The rooms are spotless.

Cons:We reserved a king size bed, but the hotel had things mixed up and gave us a queen.

2,0 Bad

Cons:First I would like to start with the fact that I never write a review. But I feel I must after my stay. I requested to have a room change, in which I received a less than pleasant call from the assistant manager. He would not assist me and his snarky and sarcastic tone was the icing on the cake. In the end he would not assist in my request. The room we stayed in was beat up with wallpaper peeling in the bathroom as well as tile falling off the corners. We used the stairs and each time I was shocked at the amount of garbage in the stairwell. One certain time a front desk employee was heading up the stairs the same time as us, looked at the trash and kept moving. We suggested he pick up the used light bulbs discarded and perhaps send someone to pick up. The last complaint I have is the vallet left our car windows open all night. Unfortunately it rained all night and our seats are soaked. With all noted above I would think by staying at a Hilton the customer service and overall cleanliness would be superior. My room was 250 dollars and I have stayed in a Holiday Inn that was far better this.

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20 Buffalo Thunder Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87506

What's nearby

  • Santa Fe Opera11.6 km
  • Ten Thousand Waves18.6 km
  • Old Fort Marcy Park19.1 km
  • Georgia O'Keefe Museum19.6 km
  • Lensic Theater19.8 km
  • New Mexico Museum of Art19.8 km
  • Palace of the Governors19.8 km
  • Santa Fe Plaza19.9 km
  • Museum of Contemporary Native Arts19.9 km
  • Cathedral Basilica St. Francis of Assisi20 km
  • San Miguel Mission20.3 km
  • New Mexico State Capitol20.4 km



Check in anytime after 16:00, check out anytime before 11:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder

  • All reservations at Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder – even non-cancellable stays – on or before 30 June 2020, are eligible for a full refund. For more information, visit the Hilton Corporate Response to COVID-19 page.

  • The moment you enter the Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder you will feel like you have just arrived at an art museum. With over 400 unique pieces from Native American artists, you will find everything from paintings to pottery, sculptures and weavings. The resort has been inspired by the Po’suwae’geh Owingeh pueblo traditions to create an enchanting experience in every room and public area, and any art lover will love going on a self-guided tour to discover all the art.

  • The rooms of the resort are quite spread out, and as a result you might have to walk long distances between one spot and another. If walking too much is a potential issue, ask for a room closer to the casino side or to the elevators, however as these tend to be noisy at times, it is best to have a room above the 3rd floor. For a quieter stay, ask for a room on the spa side.

  • The Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder organizes a variety of shows and events on a regular basis, ranging from music concerts and tributes shows to food festivals and sporting events. Most events are suitable for guests of all ages, and you will find a few to choose from every week. Tickets can be booked online or from the Buffalo Thunder Box Office.

  • If you are bringing your pet on holiday with you, aside from offering pet-friendly rooms, you can make use of the Dog Park for a bit of playtime, or head to the Butterfly Trail if you want to take your dog for a walk. And if you don’t want to leave your pet alone in the room while you dine, the Red Sage Patio restaurant is dog-friendly. Please note that dogs have to be under 70 lb to stay at the resort and an additional fee of $75 applies for that service.

  • If you are looking at using public transport to get to your accommodation, you can hop on bus line 50 or 250 heading towards downtown Albuquerque and get off at the ABQ RailRunner train station, where you can get a train to Santa Fe. Once you arrive, you can get the Buffalo Thunder shuttle bus to reach the resort. The total time for this trip will be about 2h, so if time is of essence for you, a quicker transfer would be by using a taxi or renting a car from the airport, in which case the trip will take a bit over 1h. A private taxi ride will cost about $160, while the fare for a shared ride shuttle bus will be about $60. (Prices checked 06/05/19).

  • Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder is located at 20 Buffalo Thunder Trail, 19,9 km from the centre of Santa Fe. Santa Fe Opera is the closest landmark to Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder.

  • Check-in time is 16:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder.

  • No, Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder does not offer free Wi-Fi.

  • Yes, Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder offers free parking.

  • No, Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder does not offer free airport shuttle service.

  • Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder is 28,2 km from Santa Fe. Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder is 72,6 km from Taos.

  • Yes, Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder has a pool on-site.

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Distance to city centre

19,9 km

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Distance to airport

106,3 km