El Rey Court, Santa Fe

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El Rey Court, Santa Fe

With impeccable attention to design detail coupled with Southwestern charm, El Rey Court is a motel update with authenticity at its core...

Originally opened in 1936 on a piece of Route 66 that has since been redirected, El Rey Court is an 86-room motel located on a reimagined roadside motor court in New Mexico’s capital Santa Fe; a city known for its creative arts scene and Pueblo-style architecture.

El Rey Court, Santa Fe Design Motel on Route 66 by Jay and Alison Carroll

Set over a five-acre campus, El Rey Court boasts a contemporary Southwest vibe—from its amiable ambience to modern amenities and local artworks. With a variety of room types and an abundance of spaces to unwind and explore, guests here can enjoy local laidback sensibilities, combined with New Mexican aesthetics and glossy=-mag-interiors that include Kiva fireplaces, ceilings typical of the region, ornate tinwork, and willow shutters.

Owners Jay and Alison Carroll—keen to create a design-forward motel update for a social media generation with an acute sense for aesthetics coupled with a sense of authenticity to its surrounds—have hit the nail on the head here at El Rey Court; from Logan Maxwell Hagege’s print that hangs behind the front desk, through a swathe of custom-made design pieces dotted around the spacious buildings, and cute kitsch detailings.

Craft beer, wine, sake and mescals can be downed in easy-going La Reina, a bar open every evening to welcome weary travellers and lairy locals. And for those who wake with a heavy head, the El Rey Court Swim Club at the heart of the property features a large pool in which to rejuvenate under the Southwestern sun perhaps; a hair of the dog cocktail in hand.

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El Rey Court
El Rey Court
El Rey Court
El Rey Court, Santa Fe Design Motel on Route 66 by Jay and Alison Carroll
El Rey Court Santa Fe
El Rey Court Santa Fe
El Rey Court Santa Fe
El Rey Court Santa Fe
El Rey Court, Santa Fe Design Motel on Route 66 by Jay and Alison Carroll
Santa Fe Design Motel
Santa Fe Design Motel
Santa Fe Design Motel
El Rey Court, Santa Fe Design Motel on Route 66 by Jay and Alison Carroll
El Rey Court Santa Fe
El Rey Court Santa Fe
El Rey Court Santa Fe
El Rey Court Santa Fe
El Rey Court, Santa Fe Design Motel on Route 66 by Jay and Alison Carroll
El Rey Court Santa Fe
El Rey Court Santa Fe
Santa Fe Design Motel
Santa Fe Design Motel
Santa Fe Design Motel
El Rey Court, Santa Fe Design Motel on Route 66 by Jay and Alison Carroll
El Rey Court Santa Fe
El Rey Court Santa Fe
El Rey Court Santa Fe
El Rey Court Santa Fe

Photography, courtesy El Rey Court Santa Fe

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