Skip to main content
Beginning of main content

Enter dates to see availability

Hotel Description

Family-friendly ski hotel connected to the convention center with 4 restaurants

Skiing getaway

At this Santa Fe hotel, you'll be within 3 miles (5 km) of Poeh Museum and 6 miles (10 km) of Don Quixote Distillery and Winery. Santa Fe Opera is within 12 miles (20 km) and Santa Fe Plaza is within 16 miles (25 km).

Golf course, outdoor pool

This hotel features a golf course, a casino, and a full-service spa. There's fun for all ages with a children's pool and an arcade/game room, and families will appreciate the onsite laundry facilities. Enjoy the 3 outdoor tennis courts and perks like free self parking and free train station pick-up.

Comfy beds, WiFi

The 393 guestrooms feature comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, while refrigerators and coffee/tea makers offer the conveniences of home. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and other amenities include WiFi and MP3 docks.

Standard King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$124* Per night/room Nov 6 - Nov 7

Suite, Two Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder ratings based on 39 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder

Everyone (16) Couples (1) Family (2)
5 out of 5
The hotel added the ambiance of the Southwest. Made our stay in Santa Fe extra nice. The only negative comment was the difficulty in connecting to the WiFi. Certain areas of the hotel including our room were dead spots. However, we will definitely return.

Posted by on Oct 10, 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 10, 2019 by Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder Executive Team

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! We apologize for the frustrations you encountered with the internet. We are currently working with the casino to fix this issue. Should you return to New Mexico in the future we hope to welcome you back.

4 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 30, 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 30, 2019 by Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder Executive Team

Thank you so very much for your review. We are so glad you chose to stay with us. We welcome any additional comments or suggestions you would like to share. Come back and see us soon!

4 out of 5
Handicap accessible was so far from the elevator, made it difficult for my spouse.

Posted by on Sep 7, 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 9, 2019 by Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder Executive Team

Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your honesty as we look for reviews to provide insight and constructive feedback regarding our hotel’s service and amenities to better our guest experience. Due to fire and safety regulations our accessible rooms is required to be located to the nearest exit if a fire were to occur. This would ensure our guests safe and easy access to the nearest exit.

5 out of 5
Staff was very friendly and checking in was a breeze. I will recomend this property to friends

Posted by on Jul 8, 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 22, 2019 by Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Management Team

Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Come back and see us soon.

5 out of 5
Enough space for our family to relax. Beautiful, peaceful setting.

Posted by , from Colorado Springs on Mar 27, 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 12, 2019 by Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Management Team

Hi Sara, thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review! We are thrilled you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. Come back and see us soon! :)

4 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 24, 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 12, 2019 by Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Management Team

Thank you so very much for your response. We are so glad you chose to stay with us. We welcome any additional comments or suggestions you would like to share. Come back and see us soon :)

4 out of 5
Problems with the t.v in one of our rooms .. called downstairs by the time someone came up 20 minutes later we had already fixed it .. but overall stay was nice !

Posted by on Mar 22, 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 25, 2019 by Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Management Team

Thank you for your feedback here regarding the TV challenges you have experienced. We appreciate you bringing these issues to our attention so that we have the opportunity to review and correct internally. We certainly hope you give us a second chance and consider staying with us in the future.

4 out of 5

Posted by on Jan 31, 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
2 out of 5
Not the nice touches you expect from a Hilton. Everywhere we walked I would find hotel staff almost hiding in hallways, playing on their phones, once spotted they would walk away. Shower wouldnt heat up above luke-warm, that was such a huge disappointment, we showered after 10pm and we’re leaving early in the morning, so this couldn’t be rectified. Sheets and towels are terribly hard and crunchy. No robes in rooms Everything seems “tired”. Stairs leading down to lobby were soooo dirty, needed vacuumed. Furniture was very used in lobby, there was a nasty used Q-tip under one of the couches. Not what you expect from a Hilton. Pass on this one, such a terrible disappointment.

Posted by on Jan 20, 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
3 out of 5
If cigarette smoke bothers you, this is not the hotel for you.

Posted by on Dec 30, 2018

Was this review helpful to you?

About the Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder

Location 20 Buffalo Thunder Trl, Santa Fe, NM 87506

All-inclusive Details

  • Room service not included

Property Features

Come for the area's skiing and snow in the winter and return when the snow melts for a round of golf at the onsite golf course. After a day on the slopes, indulge in a treatment at the full-service spa or soothe your muscles in the spa tub. Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder helps provide the perfect ski vacation with ski storage and shopping on site. At the end of the day, order après-ski drinks at one of the hotel's 3 bars/lounges or try your luck at the onsite casino. There are 4 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. A computer station is on site and WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. This ski hotel also offers a nightclub, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Santa Fe hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 393 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 4 dining venues
  • 3 bars or lounges
  • 60000 sq ft of conference space
  • 5574 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2008
  • Casino
  • Nightclub
  • Bar by the pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Ski equipment storage
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • Convenience store
  • Terrace
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 3
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking

Free self parking , Valet parking (surcharge) , RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Airport: Santa Fe, NM (SAF-Santa Fe Municipal) (36.6 km / 22.8 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free train station pick-up
  • Parking: Free self parking; valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder offers 393 air-conditioned accommodations with MP3 docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels and pay movies. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. In-room wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include complimentary newspapers and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • MP3 dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • HD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily.

Red Sage - This restaurant overlooks the pool. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Painted Parrott - This buffet restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

A golf course and outdoor tennis courts are featured at the hotel. An indoor pool, an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Golf lessons on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Ski lessons available nearby
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Spa Services

Wo P In has 14 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a spa tub. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Number of treatment rooms 14
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets: USD 75.00 per accommodation, per stay, plus a deposit of USD 50.00 per stay
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 75 lbs)
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Debit cards

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 9.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: USD 9.95 (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 9.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 12 per day
  • Pet deposit: USD 50.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 75.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Buffalo Resort Santa Fe
  • Buffalo Thunder Hilton
  • Hilton Buffalo Thunder Resort
  • Hilton Golf Buffalo Thunder
  • Hilton Golf Resort Buffalo Thunder
  • Hilton Santa Fe Golf Buffalo Thunder
  • Hilton Santa Fe Golf Resort
  • Hilton Santa Fe Golf Resort Buffalo Thunder
  • Santa Fe Resort
  • Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder Hotel
  • Hilton Buffalo Thunder Hotel
  • Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder
  • Hilton Buffalo Thunder
  • Hilton Santa Fe Golf Resort And Spa At Buffalo Thunder
  • Santa Fe Hilton
  • Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder Hotel
  • Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder Santa Fe
  • Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder Hotel Santa Fe

You should know

  • Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder offers transfers from the train station. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
url importing https://www.travelocity.com/Santa-Fe-Hotels-Hilton-Santa-Fe-Buffalo-Thunder.h2058957-p2.Hotel-Reviews?rm1=a2&
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.