Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino

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Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino

20 Buffalo Thunder Trail, Santa Fe NM 87506


Phone | (877) 848-6337

Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino - Santa Fe, NM, Hotel

Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino, features a Santa Fe, NM hotel with 395 spectacular guest rooms, which include 96 suites, with serenity beds, high speed Wi-Fi, 37” HD-ready flat screen televisions and phenomenal room service. It is located 15 miles north of the historic Santa Fe Plaza. It is New Mexico’s biggest foremost landmark destination resort. It provides the most amazing vacation adventure in the Land of Enchantment and it is situated at the base of mountains east of Santa Fe, providing fantastic views of the legendary New Mexico landscape and its world-famous sunsets.

Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino pulls its inspiration from the beautiful nature around the property and the long time past of the area. It is truly the sole resort in New Mexico to be built 100 percent in the Pueblo style design. Buffalo Thunder is a blend of the world-renowned Hilton guest cordiality, casino gaming from Las Vegas and Santa Fe, NM, known the world over as one of the best places to vacation. Out of all the Santa Fe, NM, hotels, the Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino can quite literally accommodate a large group of almost any size.

Nearby the Buffalo Thunder visitors can travel to other classic locations in New Mexico including Taos, Red River, Los Alamos and several ski areas in the area. The draw of Santa Fe as a place to come enjoy is undisputed. Conde Nast called Santa Fe a “Best US City” for the ninth year in a row. It is the oldest state capital and it is a mesmerizing combination of beautiful vistas, fantastic culinary delights with all its world-class restaurants, art galleries and its well-known cultural experience. Santa Fe sits well above sea level at 7,199 feet making it one of the most beautiful desert mountain cities in the world. A rich history of hundreds of years it is a blend of multiple beautiful cultures that rivals any in the world making it one of the best places to travel to enjoy and live in.

Santa Fe and Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino, with its abundant 393 Santa Fe, NM hotel guest rooms, come to together to offer a wonderful time as it transports resort guests to a place of fun, happiness and tranquility. A stay at Buffalo Thunder is truly an amazing place to get away and enjoy life.

Santa Fe, NM, Hotel Accommodations

Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino, a Santa Fe, NM, hotel, showcases lodging that combines the traditional foundations and creative elements of the Native Pueblo and Santa Fe throughout the entire resort. Guest rooms come with furnishings made from custom-made wood and are festooned with specific artistic design layout requirements planned out by resort when it was built. This amazing tranquility is made even more enjoyable by its combination with Hilton’s signature “Serenity Collection”- Serta luxury beds, high thread count sheets, Crabtree & Evelyn’s La Source’s bath and body products, an MP3 compatible clock radio, a Cuisinart coffee maker, plus in room safe, internet, voice mail and mini bar. Nearly all the 393 Santa Fe, NM, hotel guest rooms have balconies that offer views of the amazing vistas, world-class Santa Fe sunsets and sunrises.

Buffalo Thunder also offers its Executive Level accommodations. It is a private floor level with upscale features, a nice selection of different suites to choose from, phenomenal vistas visions and entrée to the properties Executive Lounge.

.Santa Fe, NM, Meeting Space

Buffalo Thunder and Resort has the area’s best conference accommodations featuring 66,000 square feet of indoor meeting rooms, ball rooms and several outdoor available choices to select from for any type of conference or meeting. The property has the ability to serve meetings, occasions like weddings or retirement parties, and conferences of 2,000 all the way down to 10. Ballrooms connected to together in the resort of 16,250, and 10,000 square feet make it one of the prime event spaces in the area, recently holding a fight card featuring 9 bouts with 2,000 plus people attending the event in Sept. 2015. The grand foyer, the ballrooms, meeting rooms, breakout spaces are on one level. The parking lot and loading areas are close by. There are world-class onsite audio-visual offices and the resort offers an wedding chapel as well. 

Buffalo Thunder makes meetings and the necessary technology needed today a breeze. Combined with the legendary Hilton cordiality the resort has an on-property IT manager, world-class information  equipment with onsite audio-visual solution from Presentation Services and wiring featuring Cat 6, fiber optic and T3 trunk lines, making it the best place to hold a meeting or conference in the Santa Fe area or Northern New Mexico. Additionally the resort has a top-grade catering culinary group that offers phenomenal menus so groups and conferences can meet and eat seamlessly so each meeting can be as productive as possible. Hilton cordial

Meetings are made easy at Buffalo Thunder, which features the very latest in technology solutions, flexibility, and renowned Hilton hospitality. The resort features an onsite IT Manager and onsite audio/visual solutions through Presentation Services. The conference center is wired with Cat 6, fiber optic and T3 capacity which makes everyone from a wireless environment to virtual conferencing a snap. A renowned culinary team can provide mouth-watering menus and dazzle guests at every meal. And, our events management team is here to insure that every experience it touched with magical Hilton hospitality.

Santa Fe, NM, Recreation and Activities

Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino features several ways to get active and have some fun. They include shops, outdoor and indoor pools that include drink and meal service, a children’s activity and Towa Golf Club along with many other choices to get out there and recreate while in Santa Fe. The golf course is incredibly picturesque with its holes rolling over, in, up, down and around the foothills just west of Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The course was designed in a collaborative effort by U.S. Open® Champion Hale Irwin and Bill Phillips. It features a fantastic driving range, several putting greens, a top-level club house offering retail shopping, food service with sit-down dining and professional golf lesson service.

Lavish pampering and relaxation if available at the Buffalo Thunder’s Native American-themed Wo’P’in Spa. Inspiring rejuvenation and a beautiful get away are offered at the spa which offers a complete line-up of body and skin treatments in addition to the its showcase treatment excursions each replete with relaxing, lovely powerful feeling which comes with choice of classic Wo’P’in scents that deliver a feeling of rejuvenation and tranquility. The spa features twelve treatment rooms, retail products for after the experience relaxation, pampering and skin care and a Precor workout facility.

Buffalo Thunder is home to best gaming in Northern New Mexico with its 1,200 slot machines, its popular poker room, 22 table games, entertainment events (Popular 70’s-80’s band Heart played here in Sept. 2015), player services and a no-smoking slot area.

Santa Fe, NM, Restaurants and Dining

Culinary fireworks abound at the Buffalo Thunder. From Red Sage Restaurant by Mark Miller to the world-class coffee baristas at Starbucks, Buffalo Thunder provides nine amazing choices for dining, drink and nightspots to go have fun. At the floor level where casino gaming is located there is a deli, the Turquoise Trail Bar and Grill with live entertainment, world-class micro-brews and classic cocktails and the Blue Tower Lounge with its jumbo-tron giant television and horse-race pari-mutal betting. On the upper level of the resort one will find Starbucks, the Mica restaurant, the Painted Parrot Buffet with seating for 350, and the super popular Red Sage Restaurant, a blend of the Southwest and the Wild West, making Buffalo Thunder one of the best places to come eat, have fun and be entertained in the area. Additionally there is 24-hour in-room food service, a lobby bar and the seasonal Pool Grill.

Events are the name of the game at Buffalo Thunder because its team of event staff and convention and event planners. Meetings, conferences or conventions up to 2,000 attendees can be held by the property. Services and amenities include meeting rooms, ball rooms, dining service, catering and complete technological IT capabilities.

All photos © Cornell & Company / Mike Wilson 2008