El Farolito

514 Galisteo Street , Santa Fe, 87502 USA (Show map)
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Come experience the warmth, charm and privacy of El Farolito B&B Inn. Conveniently located in the City's historic district and a shrot walk to the Plaza, the Inn is only minutes from some of Santa Fe's renowned landmarks, shops and fine restaurants. Our Inn offers seven romantic casitas and one suite featuring private baths, kiva fireplaces, phones, cable TVs, private entrances and outdoor patios. The authentically constructed and enchanting casitas are tastefully furnished with unique items that reflect Santa Fe's cultural heritage of Pueblo Indian, Spanish Colonial and Pioneer Anglo settlers. Original Southwestern art, Navajo weavings, and Mexican folk crafts are prominently used. Warm and friendly service awaits you at El Farolito Bed and Breakfast Inn. ATTENTION: Current room availability shown on our web site.




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  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

Fabulous B&B

5 on May 23, 2012

I found this a most rewarding place to stay. My room was the Casita San Pasqual which opened onto the courtyard. Great breakfast. Very walkable to the center of town. Friendly staff. Very quiet which makes for a very relaxing break.

An Exceptional B&B

5 on June 12, 2011

Everything about this inn is wonderful. It’s in a quiet area a few blocks from the Plaza, within easy walking distance to most of the attractions and restaurants. The common areas are beautiful and tastefully decorated. It is apparent the owners take pride in their property. Wayne, one of the owners, went out of his way to make us feel welcome, and was a great source of information on attractions and restaurants. Our favorite museum was the Museum of International Folk Art - not to be missed! We had wonderful dinners at Santacafe, El Meson, and Restaurant Martin (right next door). We stayed in the Santa Fe Suite for 4 nights, and it’s gorgeous. The furnishings are comfortable and luxurious. It was nice having a separate living room. The double-paned windows and extra soundproofing made the rooms very quiet, even though the living room faces the street. The breakfasts were delicious, with plenty of food. There was a warm entree, plus fresh fruit, juice, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, cereals, and wonderful baked goods. Any type of egg could also be prepared to order. Special diet requirements were accommodated on request. We highly recommend staying here. We will certainly recommend it to our family and friends, and will try to stay here again on our next visit.


5 on June 29, 2010

We arrived late morning and we were greeted by the lovely housekeeper Ruth. We knew we were early and asked just to park our car there so that we could walk to town. Ruth said it was not a problem and gave us directions to the Plaza, a recommendation for lunch and other recommendations of things to see. When we arrived back at the B&B about 3 she ushered us to our room and explained everything we needed to know about this lovely establishment. Later we had cookies in the dining room and directions to other areas around Santa Fe. The room was perfect, big with lots of really comfortable seating and a great bed. Breakfasts were very tasty and it is always nice to have a variety of times to eat breakfast. When we were eating Ruth "the stealth" went to our room and straightened it up so that when we returned it looked like no one had ever spent the night there. Everyone is so very helpful, the B&B is very close to so many of the beautiful areas of Santa Fe and the food was wonderful.

Four Kachinas - Our favorite B&B of all time!

5 on December 10, 2009

(We're putting this review here because B&B.com doesn't list the Four Kachinas separately - it's owned by the same folks who own Farolito.) My wife and I have been traveling to Santa Fe (probably at least once a year) for 16 or 17 years, mostly recently in June of 2009. We actually stayed at the Four Kachinas before Walt and Wayne became the proprietors, but only since then have we come to love it as we do. The once or twice we were unable to secure a reservation and had to settle for someplace else has always turned out to be a huge letdown. Five stars is not enough to convey how great this place is - Walt and Wayne are the perfect hosts in every way: in the tastefully decorated, super-clean rooms, in the fantastic breakfasts, in their great recommendations for just about everything - the list goes on and on. Between them, they have an encyclopedic knowledge of everything you might want to do while visiting Santa Fe: hiking, the art scene, the best restaurants, Indian Market, museums, you name it. (They also have an outstanding Pueblo pottery collection!) Hanging out after breakfast and shooting the breeze with them has become an integral part of the Santa Fe experience for us. And above all, the location is perfect. I'm sure there's no other spot in Santa Fe which is so peaceful and serene and also within walking distance of the plaza and all the action. If you want the crowds, noise, and the hustle and bustle you thought you were leaving behind, stay at La Fonda. If you want peace and quiet in impeccable surroundings, go for the Four Kachinas We can't recommend it highly enough.

Four Kachinas Inn sister to El Farolito

5 on October 07, 2008

My sister and I traveled to Santa Fe for a sisters get away. My sister lives in California and I live in Vermont, so we try to meet somewhere every year for sister time. My sister has stayed at The Four Kachinas Inn before, I have not but I can't wait to return with my husband. Rooms are large and very comfy, the great thing about The Four Kachinas is that they have 1 room with 2 queen beds, perfect for two sisters. The brekfast is delicious with 1 hot item, homemade breads, homemade granola, yogurt, fruit etc. The other nice thing is they have tea, coffee and home made cookies and biscotti in the afternoon. Really nice after our daily travels in the area. The owners are very friendly and helpful. I am sure you won't be disappointed with your stay here.


5 on June 23, 2007

Very accommating innkeepers. The rooms which are warm & cozy make you feel you're part of the local environment of Santa Fe. The historic district is with in walking distance. The breakfast is a special treat with a delicious variety of foods served in a delightful setting. We would definitely return. Thanks

Outstanding Inn

5 on June 12, 2007

We stay here every visit to Santa Fe. It is an easy walk to the square. The innkeepers are awesome. The rooms are beautiful and the beds are great. Breakfasts are wonderful. Sit on the lovely patio area. I would not hesitate to recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone.

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Rooms & Rates

Casita Delgado

Return to this cozy Santa Fe Inn hideaway after a hard day’s work riding the range, shopping the plaza, hiking the scenic canyons, or exploring local galleries. A hand-carved gate opens onto a small private patio drenched in afternoon sun. Step inside and kick off your boots to sink into the overstuffed reading chair, or set down at the small lodge style desk to write home about your adventures. A wrought-iron queen-sized bed dressed in warm colors and brick floor complete the vintage Western feel, making this a great retreat for discerning travelers and dusty wranglers alike.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Casita Acequia Madre

Immerse yourself in quietly sophisticated Santa Fe style. The beauty of the art and textiles is complimented by authentic Southwestern architecture. Crowned by a viga ceiling, this stand-alone adobe casita with traditional plastered walls features a locally hand-crafted king-sized bed, two comfortable chairs, and sliding glass doors opening onto a small shared patio area. The wood-burning kiva fireplace provides a haven for any traveler. This casita is the perfect setting for the complete Santa Fe experience.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Casita Garcia

Sink into the finely hand-crafted king size bed highlighting traditional Spanish Colonial designs, or cuddle up in the love seat sized sofa in front of a warm wood fire in a kiva fireplace. Craft your favorite drinks at the wet bar, and savor them in the starlight: This free-standing casita has its own entrance, and a private patio accessible through sliding glass doors. Hand-plastered walls and a wood ceiling set off the Spanish Colonial art and textiles, and complete the mood beautifully.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Casita La Paz

Enter through a hand-carved gate into your small private walled courtyard with garden plantings – perfect for leisure time in the warm southwest Santa Fe sunshine. A french door spills some of that sun into the cozy and comfortable room, where brick floors, hand-plastered walls and wood ceiling highlight a queen-sized cedar post bed and lodge style furnishings. With a wood-burning kiva fireplace and all modern amenities, this room is a dream of summer camp updated for the sophisticated and art-loving adult.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Santa Fe Suite

Immerse yourself in our rejuvenating Santa Fe sanctuary. A sunny skylight illuminates the tile floor, hand-plastered walls, and viga ceiling of this, our most luxurious accommodation. A comfortable one-bedroom suite with separate sitting room, the Santa Fe Suite is richly appointed with custom fabrics, furniture, and original regional art. The bedroom features a king-sized bed, and the full-sized sofa in the sitting room expands into a sleeper. Share the sun-dappled dining room patio with other guests accompanied by the peaceful sound of a trickling Mexican fountain. Along with the usual amenities, this room has its own outside entrance, 2 TVs and a CD player, and features a gas fireplace usable year-round.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Casita Galisteo

With its own outdoor entrance and windows opening to a private walled garden patio, the spacious Galisteo room is an ideal abode for the Santa Fe visitor. Featuring a wood-burning kiva fireplace, and variety of Native American art, including a locally-crafted king bed, this warmly decorated room hints at the rich ancestral past of the Santa Fe area.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Casita Peralta

Enjoy the international atmosphere of this room, featuring Folk Art from around the world. Custom-made reproductions of 1850 vintage New Mexican beds, the two double beds allow for comfortable sharing of the space with your fellow traveler. Make your favorite drinks at the wet bar, and step through the sliding glass door for an evening chat on the small shared patio area – or stay in by a crackling wood fire burning in your kiva fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

Casita San Pasqual

This spacious room is delightfully decorated in a colorful south-of-the-border style with Mexican furniture, pottery, and art. The beamed ceiling, ample windows and saltio tile floor complete the fiesta atmosphere. With a wrought-iron queen bed and a sofa that can be turned into a full-size sleeper, this Santa Fe room is suitable for the traveler or travelers looking for a warm and inviting getaway. In winter, cozy up to the wood-burning kiva fireplace and in summer, an adjoining patio with its corner fountain is available for relaxing or visiting with other guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

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Location Type



Albuquerque, NM (ABQ) 60 miles

Directions to property:

The inn is located near the intersection of Paseo de Peralta and Galisteo St. It is four blocks from the Plaza, a short ten minute walk. Nearby attractions include the State Capital, Sanbusco Market Center, and the Guadalupe shopping and restaurant district.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Ski area, Sports venue, Tours, University, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library , Onsite Parking, Onsite Parking

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wet bar, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Historic Sites, Art Galleries, Museums, Sight-seeing

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3:00 to 7:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Yes Outside smoking on your private patio is allowed.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Children allowed with well behaved parents.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Minimum of 2 nights required when a Saturday night involved.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: one night or 1/2 of room cost for stays over two nights



Wayne P. Mainus

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Warm and friendly innkeepers, interested in local area, hiking, food, gardening, art and business.

Check Dates




  • Time Served: 7:30am-9:30am
  • Serving Location: Patio, Breakfast Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Vegetarian Gluten Free, Vegan

Signature Dish

Green Chile Strata
Unse local ingredients and features Southwestern tastes.