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Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder

20 Buffalo Thunder Trl | Santa Fe, NM 87506-2790  [SEE MAP]Santa Fe, NM  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Golf courses, spa, pool and multiple bars and restaurants on-site
Smoke from casino can permeate rooms
You should have no problem spending several days at the Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder, located about 14 miles north of central Santa Fe, New Mexico. You can start your day off with breakfast at the Towa Clubhouse Grill or the in-house Starbucks before teeing off on one of three nine-hole golf courses. Then, spend the afternoon at the spa or by the pool before rounding out the evening with Southwestern cuisine at Red Sage and a date with Lady Luck at the full-fledged casino. Guests describe Buffalo Thunder's rooms as beautiful thanks to their neutral tones, wooden furnishings and Southwestern design elements. Rooms also come equipped with flat-screen TVs and high-speed internet access (for an additional fee). What's more, travelers were impressed with the staff members, who they said were friendly and helpful. The only downside, according to some guests, was that the smoky atmosphere in the casino carried into some of the accommodations. Because this resort is a member of the Hilton Hotels Group, Honors rewards club members can offset their nightly expenses by using points.
Santa Fe, NM
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort and casino, 393 rooms
Traditional, Rustic



  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019



Managed by Hilton, this expansive, upscale gaming and golfing getaway is the closest full-service resort to Downtown—it's just 15 miles north of the Plaza, just off a busy freeway but with spectacular views of the mountains and Rio Grande Valley.

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 2813 have reviewed the Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2813 reviews 4.0 (based on 2813 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Rooms feature Southwestern decor with Native American artwork and hand-carved furnishings. Accommodations come with Hilton's Serenity Collection bedding, with pillow-top mattresses, down pillows and duvets. Amenities include flat-screen TVs, seating areas and Cuisinart coffee makers with Lavazza coffee.
  • In-room Wi-Fi access costs $9.95 per day; free for Hilton Honors members

Standard room size388 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder is located in the Rio Grande Valley, about 14 miles north of Santa Fe off Highway 84.
  • About 23 miles northeast of Santa Fe Municipal Airport; around 80 miles northeast of the Albuquerque International Sunport
  • Free shuttle to historic Santa Fe rail yard
  • 24-hour valet parking ($8)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


Red Sage serves seasonal Southwestern and contemporary American cuisine from an exhibition kitchen. International fare can be found at the Painted Parrot buffet, while The Iguana Café serves all meals, with Mexican fare for lunch and dinner. The Turquoise Trail pays homage to Route 66 with classic American and Southwestern fare in a casual setting near the casino. An on-site Starbucks provides coffee and quick bites to go, as does the Pueblo Deli. The Shadeh nightclub is the place for drinks and dancing. Golfers can chow down at the Towa Clubhouse Grill, and there's also a bar and grill at the outdoor pool.
  • In-room dining available from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Number of restaurants6

Cuisine TypesBuffet, American, Mexican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The large outdoor pool features a loggia in its center and is surrounded by plenty of lounge chairs.
  • Indoor pool open year-round
  • Cabanas available for rent
  • Adult swim hours at the indoor pool 9 to 11 p.m.
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The 16,000-square-foot Wo' P'in Spa is inspired by its Pueblo heritage and the Pojoaque philosophy. Ingredients are indigenous and various treatments are available, including salon services.

    Services offered:

    • Massage
    • Facial
    • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
    • Salon services
    • Outdoor treatment area
    • Steam room
    • Sauna


    The resort's spacious fitness center has cardio and weight-training equipment and is open 24 hours a day.
    • On-site tennis courts available for use
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


    The hotel has 66,000 square feet of event space and offers a variety of meeting packages. Venues include boardrooms and ballrooms. The on-site business center provides computers and printers for guests to use.

      Number of meeting rooms8

      • Business center
      • Meeting rooms
      • Meeting and event planners available


      Pets weighing less than 75 pounds are allowed for a $75 nonrefundable fee.
        • Pets allowed (with fee)
        • Dog walking
        • Pet-sitting


        The property features three nine-hole courses with views of the Pojoaque Valley. The courses feature natural topography, rock formations and natural vegetation.
        • Lessons are available.
        • Golf carts
        • Golf packages
        • Club rentals
        • Club house
        • Refreshment stand or restaurant
        • Caddie service
        • Pro shop


        The hotel can assist with traditional or themed weddings, along with bridal party celebrations and golf outings. The property offers a variety of wedding packages. The Tewa Ballroom can accommodate large groups of up to 1,725 people.
        • On-site chapel seats 175

        Maximum wedding guest capacity1725

        • Hotel hosts weddings
        • Outdoor space for weddings
        • Wedding planners available

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