Hotel overview

Please Note. Our outdoor pool is closed for the season and will re-open in the Spring. The Hilton Santa Fe Golf Resort - Spa at Buffalo Thunder is the largest destination casino resort in the state of New Mexico. Our resort is located just 15 minutes north of the renowned Santa Fe Plaza. Albuquerque is located one hour south of the Resort and world-class skiing in Taos is just one hour north. Our resort features 395 spectacularly decorated rooms and suites that feature authentic Pueblo architecture and design elements. Each room features a flat panel television in-room safe and minibar plus Hilton*s signature Serenity Collection - which includes luxury bedding and towels MP3 clock radio and Cuisinart coffee maker. We offer a stunning array of services and amenities The resort*s Native-themed 16 000 square foot spa is *Wo* P*in* and offers 11 luxurious treatment rooms private lounges and salon services Incredible Las Vegas-styled casino Outdoor tennis facilities 36-hole Towa Golf Club designed by Hale Irwin and Bill Phillips Santa Fe is renowned for its cuisine and Buffalo Thunder does not disappoint - the resort features a total of 9 restaurants lounges and entertainment venues - including an on-site Starbucks and the acclaimed Red Sage Restaurant. Wireless high speed Internet access throughout the resort Enjoy our full service Health Club - featuring Precor cardio equipment personalized fitness assessments and free weights Enjoy our outdoor pool complete with kiddie pool and a seasonal bar and grille. Ideal for your Meeting and Event Needs State-of-the-art conference center with 66 000 square feet of flexible meeting pre-function and event space Our 24-hour business center is equipped with computer workstations copier and fax machine for your convenience With superior catering options and our own Wedding Chapel we are an ideal location to host your wedding. The Hilton Santa Fe Golf Resort - Spa at Buffalo Thunder is the perfect choice for your Santa Fe New Mexico

Property information

Year Built: 2008
Last Renovation: 2008
All rooms non-smoking: 395
Floors: 5
Nonsmoking rooms: 395
Separate floors for women: 1
Suites: 96
Total rooms: 393
Total rooms and suites: 393

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General policies & fine print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Kids Stay Free Policy Maximum number of children per paid adult: 0

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.0 2821 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Fun weekend

    Roomy, clean rooms with terrace views. Friendly, helpful staff members. Many activities, both indoor and outdoor, to meet varied tastes. Pleasant and varied dining options, including regional flavors. Busy place.

    Mar 17, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Nice hotel but far away from everything

    Stayed at the Hilton Buffalo Thunder for 4 nights because it was the selected venue for a professional development program. It is quite nice. You would never know there is a casino on premises, since it is on a lower level. The hotel lobby has very attractive southwest architecture and native American decor motifs, rather than the face full of bling you get walking into a Las Vegas casino-hotel. The restaurant is quite competent although pricey. My room was clean, quiet, and comfortable, and with attractive furnishings. Internet service was fine. A problem I encountered was that I needed to print 10 copies of a 1 page document for my meeting and none of the four computers in the "business center" would talk to the printer. I emailed it to the front desk with a request to print the pages and that took half a day. So based on that, this is not a business class hotel regardless of the nice lobby or hotel rooms. One other issue is that it is a good 25 minute drive north from the city of Santa Fe, with very few amenities nearby. There is a free shuttle with a limited schedule, and Uber or Lyft will be about $25 each way. It will cost $40 to/from the airport, which the shuttle does not go to. So access to a car is desirable.

    Mar 16, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Nice Hotel

    My husband and I stayed here two nights. Room was nice and spacious. I was not happy with the "Starbucks" as they didn't take Starbucks cards because it was a beverage area that served Starbucks drinks..cashier was rude. Casino was nice and the food in the bar down in the casino was excellent.

    Mar 15, 2020
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Nice room but terrible internet service

    Not surprising to have slow internet service, unless the premium subscription is paid or complementary. In this case, it was the complete ABSENCE of service that was vexing. A call to the front desk netted me a toll-free phone number to contact. A half hour conversation with the service provider did no good but provided me a promise that the solution would just take time. The time involved was over an hour. Otherwise, the stay was fine, although the property is in need of sprucing up. I declined to dine in any of the places on property because of the air pollution from cigarette smoke leaking from the on-site casino.

    Mar 15, 2020
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Rude Staff on Check In. Room Trashed.

    Arrived 3/4 and asked the clerk at the front desk about availability. I also identified myself as a Hilton Honors member. She didn't look up from her phone, didn't look fro applicable discounts with my membership, and was basically rude. After an 8 hour drive, I was in no mood for this. I went downstairs to the Casino to V.I.P. Services and they gave me a room at HALF PRICE. The room I was given had peeling wallpaper, dents in the wall, and a missing picture with the hangers still in the drywall. Typically satisfied with Hilton properties, but this was a bad experience.

    Mar 13, 2020