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El Paradero Bed & Breakfast Inn

220 West Manhattan Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
Innkeeper(s): Paul Elliott & Sue Jett
  • Introduction

    El Paradero Bed & Breakfast Inn front of inn

    Experience old Santa Fe charm at El Paradero Bed and Breakfast Inn, located in the historic downtown district of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

    This unique Santa Fe bed and breakfast is nestled on a quiet side street within easy walking distance of the Plaza, Canyon Road, the Guadalupe Railyard historic district, and many museums, shops, restaurants, and galleries. Our guests rave about our convenient location, great value, warm hospitality, and wonderful food.

    At El Paradero, you'll find an inviting balance of quiet and bustling spaces, all decorated with warm, inviting colors and interesting Southwestern art and accessories. Enjoy mingling with other guests in the convivial living room, complete with comfortable furniture, a television, and an engaging fireplace.

    Curl up with a good book in the library or enjoy 24-hour Internet access on the guest computer located there. In the eating nook, nestled off the breakfast dining room, peruse the local news or refresh yourself with a cup of coffee or tea and a cookie, served day and night.

    Regardless of the season, the New Mexican outdoors can be a lovely experience-warm, dry, sunny summers and mild, dry, sunny winters-and El Paradero offers guests a variety of spaces to enjoy. Unwind surrounded by flowers and native plants in the quiet garden courtyard, located off the dining room. While away an hour on the private, columned front porch or within the walled-in rear patio, both sheltered in the cool shadows of large evergreen trees.

    El Paradero Bed & Breakfast Inn living room

    El Paradero Bed & Breakfast Inn patio

  • History

    El Paradero Bed & Breakfast Inn dining area

    El Paradero Bed and Breakfast Inn was originally a Spanish adobe farmhouse built between 1800-1820, during Spanish Colonial rule in New Mexico. In the 1880's Territorial style details were added, and in 1912 the main house was remodeled adding Victorian doors and windows.

    The suites are in an adjacent turn-of-the-century double-brick coachman's house that is a registered historical landmark in New Mexico. Both buildings represent authentic pieces of Santa Fe architectural history. Come stay with us at El Paradero Bed and Breakfast Inn.

  • Food at El Paradero

    El Paradero Bed & Breakfast Inn Cookbook

    Southwestern Favorites

    El Paradero believes that delicious food is as important as a good night's sleep, and is one of the few Santa Fe bed and breakfasts that serves a full breakfast, including a hot entree.

    El Paradero's menu changes daily and may offer delicious typical Southwestern favorites such as Huevos Rancheros and breakfast burritos with fresh green chili, or innovative quiches, frittatas, or mouth-watering pancakes, as well as delectable scones or coffee cakes, and, of course, gourmet coffee, tea, and juices.

    In the afternoon, join the other guests for high tea, featuring delicious homemade cookies, fresh-baked pastries, and other savories. Tea time is a perfect opportunity to relax and refresh from your day's activities.

    Our Cook Book

    This just "inn": The New El Paradero Cookbook! Hot off the press, and just in time for the Holidays!

    Get your copy of the El Paradero Cookbook, full of authentic Southwestern-inspired recipes that our guests have enjoyed first-hand. Call us to get yours today!

  • Things To Do

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    Santa Fe is one of the most popular vacation destinations in America.

    Santa Fe is America's oldest state capital, and has a rich cultural history based in its Spanish and Native American heritages.

    Santa Fe's striking high desert landscape offers wonderful activities for outdoor enthusiasts, and its world-class museums and art galleries make it a favorite vacation spot for history and art enthusiasts. Santa Fe is unique, as its appellation of "The City Different" implies, and a wonderful place to spend your vacation.

    Our 200-year-old farmhouse, Santa Fe's oldest inn, is a very reasonable and memorable option for those wanting easy access to historic downtown Santa Fe. We are an easy walk to the Plaza, famed Canyon road, the Georgia O'Keeffe museum, the Railyard District as well as most restaurants, shops, galleries and museums. Your Santa Fe day begins with a delicious Southwestern breakfast and be sure not to miss our afternoon teatime treats. We offer free wifi and parking.

    We hope that you find this resource helpful for your Santa Fe vacation, and that you will consider El Paradero Bed and Breakfast if you want an authentic Santa Fe Bed and Breakfast in the historic downtown district!

    • Santa Fe Visitor's Bureau website- Great source for info on Santa Fe vacation activities
    • Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce - Free visitors guide and tourist information
    • Santa Fe Opera website - Information about the Santa Fe Opera and its performance schedule.
    • City of Santa Fe website - Santa Fe municipal information
    • Santa Fe New Mexican - Santa Fe's leading newspaper, resources on local events
    • Ski Santa Fe - Information about our great Santa Fe Ski Basin
    • Santa Fe Photography & Digital Imaging Workshops - Photography workshops
    • Santa Fe Times - Online newspaper with news and information about Santa Fe
    • Site Santa Fe - A nonprofit contemporary arts organization with events and exhibitions
    • Santa Fe School of Cooking - Wonderful classes to learn Southwestern cooking, a fun activity for your Santa Fe vacation
    • Old Santa Fe Trail - Great site about the Old Santa Fe Trail, including modern vacation info
    • Santa Fe Southern Railway - Take a trip from Santa Fe to Lamy; afternoon & evening trips
    • Santa Fe Film Festival - Information and schedule for Santa Fe's only film festival
    • Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival - World-class music festival every summer, an essential part of your summer Santa Fe vacation

    El Paradero Bed & Breakfast Inn front yard

    Santa Fe Institutions

    • Santa Fe Institute - Worldclass think-tank, home of the Complexity Theory
    • College of Santa Fe - Excellent liberal arts college in Santa Fe
    • Santa Fe Community College - Santa Fe has a truly great community college

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  • How To Find Us

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    From I-25

    1. From Interstate 25 coming from either direction, take the exit marked Santa Fe Plaza / St. Francis, which puts you on St. Francis
    2. Continue on St. Francis and turn right on Cerrillos
    3. You will see a McDonalds on your right before the turn
    4. Stay on Cerrillos, and take your first right after Paseo de Peralta onto W. Manhattan
    5. We are on the right in the middle of the block at 220
    6. Our parking is behind our building down the long narrow driveway

    From the North on 285

    1. Coming in from the north on 285, take the exit on your left to Downtown Plaza
    2. This will put you on Guadalupe St. heading South
    3. Turn left onto Montezuma St.
    4. After two blocks, turn right onto Cerrillos Rd.
    5. Take your first left onto W. Manhattan
    6. We are on the right in the middle of the block at 220
    7. Our parking is behind our building down the long narrow driveway
  • Kid Friendly

    Children 3 years and older are welcome. Not all of our rooms can accommodate more than two guests. If there are more than two of you, please check with our staff about which rooms can comfortably accommodate you. Our quoted rates are for double occupancy and there is a $20 per person, per night surcharge for additional occupants including children.

  • Pets Welcome

    Dogs are welcome in some of our rooms, although prior arrangements must be made at the time of reservation. Please contact us for more information. There is a $20 per night fee for each dog in the room.