El Rey Court | Santa Fe, NM

Words and images ©  PAUL MARTINEZ

Words and images © PAUL MARTINEZ

Situated on five acres of beautiful gardens, this recently renovated Santa Fe motel features 86-rooms with a keen eye for modern New Mexican design.

El Rey Court has recently undergone a major renovation when owner Terrell White, who owned the property since 1973; decided to sell it to new owners with big plans. Already, it’s become a fixture for “Insta-worthy” captures and perfectly curated selfie backdrops. From the minute you pull up, you'll notice its charm with its large neon sign reminiscent of its historic Route 66 past.

The property features 86-rooms, each offering unique touches and charm. Rooms feature artwork and local textiles on the headboard and the occasional patio, fireplace, or kitchenette. All are really quiet, great for sleeping (not always a thing at a roadside motel). The great thing about El Rey Court is that you can pull right up to your room—offering a sense of privacy that is oftentimes much needed after long hours of exploring.

Once refreshed, head over to La Reina—the on-site bar adjacent to the lobby serving the occasional tamales and of course some mezcal. Their menu offers a nice selection of mezcals (recommended for sipping), as well as a King's Margarita. The agave menu has a range of top-class tequila and mezcal that may be a splurge but won’t break the bank. If agave isn't your thing—they’ve got you covered with a great selection of wines, craft beers, sake and spirits.

El Rey Court

If you’re planning a visit to the Santa Fe, check out this revamped roadside classic.

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