Hyatt Tamaya Resort

Apr 2nd, 2005, 05:31 PM
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Hyatt Tamaya Resort

I am thinking of spending a week at the Hyatt Tamaya Resort in New Mexico. I was wondering if anyone that has stayed there provide information about the hotel and what activities surround the area. Is there enough to do at the resort and in the area to justify a weeks visit? I also have a son and I am wondering if there is enough for a 10 year old to do.
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Apr 2nd, 2005, 10:01 PM
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All I know about the resort is it's supposed to be really nice.

There is plenty to do in the Albuquerque/Santa Fe area for you and your son. What are your interests?

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Apr 3rd, 2005, 06:13 AM
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The resort is very pretty, but I don't know about a full week there. We went riding one day, did the tram and some hiking on a nearby mountain another, spent another in Santa Fe. There's a spa and my husbnad golfed. For adults, there is a casino on the edge of the property (which is vast--part of an Indian Resevation.) I'm not sure you could fill a week in the immediate area unless you enjoy a lot of down time by the pool or the like.
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Apr 3rd, 2005, 07:45 AM
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We spent 4 nights at Tamaya last September. It's a beautiful resort and I highly recommend it. However, I don't think that there is enough right at the resort to keep a child occupied for a week. We combined the stay there with 3 nights in Santa Fe and 2 nights in Taos. You can settle at Tamaya and then drive for day trips to Albuquerque, Santa Fe, other towns and sites/activities (parks, pueblos, hiking). For your son, I would recommend the Atomic Museum in Albuquerque and the Sandia Mountain tram ride. Also look into visiting a pueblo - we did not visit any so I can't offer any firsthand recommendations, but I have been told that Sky City impressive .
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Apr 3rd, 2005, 09:12 PM
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The Old Town area of Albuquerque has the Albuquerque Museum, the NM Natural History Museum, the National Atomic Museum, a nice children's museum, the zoo, aquarium, and botanic gardens.

Acoma Pueblo is about 45 minutes west of Albuquerque.

As spring212 mentioned, you could take a tram ride up the east side of the Sandias, or you could drive to the other side and hike. Tinkertown Museum in the East Mountains is a lot of fun.

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Apr 5th, 2005, 08:31 PM
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I'm glad you asked the question. I don't have any answers as I've not visited but we are planning to stay 5 nights at Tamaya next month with our toddler. After 5 days on the road touring the regions national monuments/parks, I thought it would be nice to have a base for a few days. We've planned two day trips into Santa Fe (one for old town and a cooking class for me and one for nearby Bandalier and pueblos) and two day trips to Albuquerque (mostly for the zoo, aquarium etc). We might also try to get to Acoma but we may choose to spend a relaxing last day at the resort. Have a good trip.
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Jun 6th, 2005, 08:36 PM
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Just a follow up...we stayed at Tamaya last month and had a terrific time. We enjoyed the hotel, baked bread and took a carriage ride (both activities located on premises), as well as exploring nearby Albuequerque and Santa Fe. We opted to spend our last full day relaxing at the hotel (spa trip for me and lots of pooltime for our daughter) rather than planned activities in Albuquerque. The hotel had three pools (adults only; a kids pool with water slide and other pool toys; and a three foot shallow pool which was unheated when we visited) and a hot tub. The Corn Maiden was good but very pricey and not as good as our dinner in Santa Fe at The Old House. The other on site restaurant was also quite good (in particular the sopasilla dessert with strawberry rhubarb sauce..yummmm). I think there are plenty of activities on site and nearby for kids (such as the Rio Grande Zoo, Aquarium, and Bandalier) to justify a week. We actually considered extending our vacation a day but changing the flight was cost prohibitive. Our experience was very positive.
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