About Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder
Hilton Santa Fe Golf Buffalo Thunder combines comfortable accommodations and exciting entertainment options.
The rooms provide air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, Cuisinart coffee makers, refrigerators and mini-bars, and the suites feature differing amenities like fireplaces, connecting bedrooms, walk-in closets and dining tables.
The hotel includes a barber and beauty shop, a clothing store, a car rental desk, valet service, dry-cleaning, a gym, a pool and a tour desk. Guests can unwind at the on-site casino with over 1,200 slots and 18 tables, head over to one of the three golf courses or dance the night away at Shadeh Nightclub.
The hotel’s ample dining options include the Painted Parrot Buffet, Iguana Café, Red Sage Restaurant, Pueblo Deli, Towa Clubhouse Grill, Turquoise Trail Bar and Grille, Starbucks Café and the seasonal Pool Grille.
Hilton Santa Fe Golf Buffalo Thunder is less than 15 miles from the city center, Historic Rail Yard and Museum Hill.
Plenty of entertainment options
The resort's very own casino was quite a hit among guests due to its size and number of slots, and they also enjoyed the on-site golf course. Guests also liked the pools and the hot tub, which offered perfect relaxation and offered ample lounge chairs and even cabanas.
Guests noted that the rooms and bathrooms are spacious and nicely decorated and that most of the balconies offer great views of the mountain or the golf course.
According to many guests, the staff is pleasant, professional and eager to accommodate special requests.
Noise might be an issue
Several guests reported that the air-conditioning units were loudly rattling to the point of interrupting their sleep. The rooms also do not seem to offer sufficient soundproofing, as guests pointed out that they could overhear other guests talking, watching TV or walking by in the hallways. A few also mentioned that the pools tend to get rather busy on the weekends, which adds to the noise level if your room is nearby.
Long walks to the rooms
As guests noted, there is a lot of walking involved due to the hotel's dimensions. Getting from the parking lot, the casino or the lobby to your room takes even longer if your room is located at the end of the hallway furthest from the elevators.
A bit expensive
Guests found the hotel to be somewhat expensive due to the fact that Wi-Fi wasn't included in the price and was often times very slow. The restaurants were also stated to be pricey, especially the buffet dinner, which included items that weren't hot anymore, were too greasy or simply overcooked.