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The Montecito Santa Fe

500 Rodeo Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Based on 24 reviews

Services and Housing Options

Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Estimated Pricing

Estimated $3,744
One Bedroom
Estimated $4,902
Two Bedroom
Estimated $6,191
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The Montecito Santa Fe Description

Nestled in the stunning Santa Fe, New Mexico landscape lies The Montecito - an unparalleled retirement community offering a luxurious resort-style experience. At this senior living community, style and luxury are embraced with enthusiasm! Sprawled across 15 luxurious acres, our campus is home to 122 independent living apartments and villas, 26 assisted living residences as well as 40 brand-new private memory care studios in a state of the art facility. At the Montecito, senior living is elevated to a whole new level - providing active adults with an unparalleled lifestyle experience.

Assisted Living
Someday, you may require assistance with essential tasks such as bathing, cooking meals or remembering to take medication. At THE MONTECITO, our Assisted Living program is designed to provide personalized care and support your autonomy through the guidance of a registered Wellness Director in collaboration with you and your physician. Together we'll create an individualized plan that promotes wellbeing while allowing for continued independence! At [Company], we provide tailored care to suit your individual needs—from assistance with everyday tasks and keeping track of medications, all the way up to a 24/7 emergency call system.

Memory Care
Individuals battling Alzheimer's or any other form of dementia may necessitate specialized care. The Montecito Memory Care Community has embraced the revolutionary Montessori-Inspired Lifestyle Program, created by Dr. Cameron Camp - Founder and Director of Research & Development at the Center for Applied Research in Dementia. This Montessori-Inspired Lifestyle Program is designed to promote a holistic approach, with an emphasis on physical and cognitive therapy techniques for optimal wellbeing.

Price Comparison

  • Estimated Facility Price: $3,744
  • Average City Price: $3,373
  • Average State Price: $3,373
  • Average National Price: $3,394
  • Ranking

  • Ranking in City: 6 out of 13 communities in Santa Fe
  • Ranking in State: 67 out of 152 communities in NM
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    The Montecito Santa Fe is an exclusive destination for luxury and relaxation. It offers a variety of amenities for visitors to enjoy, including country club style locker rooms with steam rooms, showers, and dressing rooms. A signature salon and barber offer haircuts, styling, coloring, manicures, and pedicures. For those looking for even more pampering, there is a full-service spa with four private treatment rooms featuring licensed massage therapists, reflexologists, and estheticians.

    Assisted Living Services and Amenities
    At The Montecito Santa Fe, residents receive personalized services to meet their individual needs. An initial evaluation and an individualized service plan are created for each resident to ensure that their particular needs are met. Supervision is provided for residents who need assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing, grooming, dressing and dining. In addition, the facility offers case management which includes communication with the resident’s physician and family. Comprehensive support services such as pharmacy and medical supplies are also available.

    Memory Care Services and Amenities
    The Montecito Santa Fe is dedicated to providing memory care services and amenities that promote physical, emotional, and social wellbeing. The six “neighborhoods” help create an intimate home-like setting, while the floor plans prioritize indoor/outdoor activity and engagement. Common area design includes indoor walking paths to encourage exercise and physical wellbeing. Private studio units with full-sized bathrooms offer security and comfort. Secure courtyards provide outdoor access and freedom of movement for residents.

    Independent Living Services and Amenities
    The Montecito Santa Fe offers independent living services and amenities that are sure to exceed any resident's needs, wants, and desires. Our Concierge is on duty 24/7 to ensure that all of these needs are met on a daily basis. In addition, nightly security and a new state-of-the-art digital video surveillance system provide residents with the peace of mind knowing that the area is monitored and assistance is available if needed.


    medication monitoring and administration

    cognitive therapy

    safety and security


    specialized care




    case management


    preventative health screenings

    24-hour nursing staff


    assistance with activities of daily living


    group activities

    cultural events


    exercise classes

    shuffle board

    social events

    fitness classes

    putting green

    recreational programs



    daily activities

    educational programs

    educational seminars

    activities program


    wellness programs

    planned activities


    live entertainment

    community events


    happy hour

    meal preparation

    restaurant-style dining room

    assistance with meals

    fine dining

    three meals a day

    executive chef


    individualized service plan

    scheduled group and individual transportation

    weekly housekeeping

    maintenance services


    support services

    scheduled transportation services

    24-hour concierge

    laundry service


    meeting rooms

    internet café


    living areas

    basic cable tv




    walking paths

    outdoor courtyards

    24-hour security system

    salon & spa

    stainless steel appliances

    pool table

    billiard room



    air conditioning

    24-hour emergency call system


    reserved parking

    independent and assisted living


    common areas

    fitness room

    club house



    frost-free refrigerator/freezer

    art studio

    tub and shower

    smoke detectors

    individually controlled heating and cooling systems

    steam rooms

    living rooms

    medical supplies

    guest parking

    handicap accessibility

    basic cable television

    24/7 emergency call system

    security features

    state-of-the-art fitness center

    washer and dryer

    billiards room



    pet-friendly environment

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    The Santa Fe Area

  • Population: 84,099 (large town)
  • Average Income: $61,499 (54% of the country has a higher median income)
  • Community Distance From City Center: 3.5 miles
  • Healthcare Nearby


    Christus Saint Vincent Regional Medical Center
    1.4 miles away
    Emergency Room
    1.5 miles away
    Santa Fe Indian Hospital
    2.3 miles away
    Presbyterian Santa Fe Medical Center
    4.3 miles away
    ER Entrance
    4.4 miles away


    1.5 miles away
    St. Vincent Outpatient Pharmacy
    1.6 miles away
    Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy
    2.5 miles away
    CVS Pharmacy
    2.5 miles away
    2.8 miles away


    Just For Grins
    0.5 miles away
    City Different Dentistry
    1.4 miles away
    Dentistry for Kids
    1.4 miles away
    Perfect Teeth
    1.5 miles away
    Zia Orthodontics
    2.6 miles away

    Essentials Nearby


    Zia Road
    0.7 miles away
    South Capitol
    2.5 miles away

    Bus Stations

    Cerrillos Rd. NS Calle Del Cielo
    2.6 miles away
    2.9 miles away


    0.6 miles away
    1.4 miles away
    Food King
    1.7 miles away
    Amigos Latinos
    2.3 miles away
    Elianai Market
    2.4 miles away


    Los Alamos National Bank
    1.4 miles away
    Wells Fargo
    1.6 miles away
    State Employees Credit Union
    1.7 miles away
    Washington Federal
    1.7 miles away
    Del Norte Credit Union
    1.7 miles away

    Things to do in the Area

    Places of Worship

    Historic San Isidro Catholic Church
    3.8 miles away
    Our Lady of Light Church Historic Site;Nuestra Señora de la Luz Church
    9.3 miles away


    Plaza Entrada
    0.6 miles away
    Galisteo Park
    0.7 miles away
    Candelero Park
    0.7 miles away
    Brother Edward de Reina Park
    0.9 miles away
    Ragle Park
    1.0 miles away


    Design Center Santa Fe
    3.3 miles away
    Santa Fe Place
    3.3 miles away
    Santa Fe Arcade
    3.5 miles away
    De Vargas Center
    3.8 miles away
    Fashion Outlets of Santa Fe
    4.8 miles away


    Coe Arts Center
    1.8 miles away
    Healing Garden Medical Art Complex
    1.9 miles away
    Greer Garson Theatre
    2.1 miles away
    Art Studios
    2.1 miles away
    Santa Fe Art Institute
    2.1 miles away


    The Double Dragon
    0.6 miles away
    0.6 miles away
    Tibet Kitchen
    0.6 miles away
    Pecos Trail Cafe
    1.3 miles away
    Kai Sushi
    1.5 miles away


  • High Temperature: 77°F
  • Low Temperature: 34°F
  • Average Temperature: 56.3°F
  • Day Breakdown: 66 days of rain, 28 days of snow and 269 days of sun
  • Precipitation: 0.6 inches a year
  • Google map of The Montecito Santa Fe


    This community is licensed by the state of NM. It is a large-sized community with 52 total beds.


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    General Staff Rating
    Based on 7 total reviews
    Care Staff Rating
    Based on 4 total reviews
    Food Staff Rating
    Based on 7 total reviews
    Activities and Services Rating
    Based on 3 total reviews
    Trevor Burns

    5.0 rating


    4.0 rating

    As a visitor I was highly impressed with services and food

    The Montecito of Santa Fe

    5.0 rating

    The Montecito is honored to have been chosen as The Best Senior Community in New Mexico for 2014.

    Kathryn Olson

    5.0 rating

    It’s not just beautiful but the people who live and work there make it phenomenal!

    John Stafford

    5.0 rating

    ambiance and the feeling of belonging

    Ernie Petru

    5.0 rating

    The Montecito did a awesome job hosting this event and they provide a great venue. Everybody had a great time and through the silent auction, treasure chest and donations, it raised a lot of money for a great cause.

    Patty Michaels

    5.0 rating

    In a word, superb. Excellent, caring, well trained staff of caregivers. The entire staff is wonderfully helpful, friendly and caring. Beautiful facility. Beautiful residents. Activities abound. Great food. Moved my 96 year old mother here from the Chicago area, fully cognizant of the risks posed by such a huge lifestyle change at her age. By the first week, she had acclimated to her new apartment and surroundings! And now, a year and a half later, she is happier here than she has been in years. Cannot speak highly enough of The Montecito Santa Fe.

    Joan P Carroll

    5.0 rating

    Dorothy Mckinnon

    5.0 rating

    Coryelle Kramer

    5.0 rating

    Yunia Gonzalez

    5.0 rating

    Amazing service, friendly staff , delicious food, flavor and plate presentation best on Santa fe.

    Sue Childress

    5.0 rating

    Beautiful and comfortable, fun activities and Garbos the restaurant has delicious and affordable selections.

    Falan Hartsoch

    5.0 rating

    Sheryle Moon

    5.0 rating

    Fabulous space to independent and assisted living. It also supports engagement with the community through the spa, restaurant and gym. Great food.

    Charles Beaumet

    5.0 rating

    A dear friend of mine resides here and raves about the overwhelmingly friendly staff,peaceful surroundings.I will see if my other mother has an interest in living here.

    Debbie Hoffmann

    5.0 rating

    Evangelist P.

    1.0 rating

    HORRIBLE EMPLOYEES & MGMT!!Started off good. Shortly after I began working here I learned of the abuse that was in the news about the recent/former wellness director of this facility. I began training as a med tech only to find that employees were not counting the carts, morphine was missing from a residents supply and regulated medications were being left out in the open in the residents rooms. As a med tech we have a 1 hour window before or after to administer a med. If it's due at 8 pm you can administer at 7-9. Med techs were not allowing other meds to exit the system and were giving medications too early. Employees often talked about their own recreational drug use out in the open. It was clear to me that employees were not sober at work. Many either seemed high or were always sick and calling in. Their were MANY MEDICATION ERRORS that I would find in the book daily. Forgetting to administer meds, giving the wrong day or at the wrong time. Employees were regularly EXTREMELY LATE as well. Employees would often take their lunch break during a med pass too. This leaves NO ONE on the floor to answer calls and residents would be forced to wait long periods for help. At one point I was on the floor BY MYSELF trying to pass meds, take calls, and get residents to breakfast. THIS IS ABANDONMENT! This took place because one of those drug using employees who openly admitted to drug use decided not to come to work and had NO ONE to cover for her. I was often finding residents wearing the same clothes for 2 or 3 days. Me and one other person who actually had integrity would take care of them. One person was so bad that his sheets were yellow from urine, his clothes were not changed from the day before and his brief looked like it had 2 days worth of urine and feces in it. It was absolutely DISGUSTING. I would not trust these people to take care of ME or someone I LOVED...THAT IS FOR SURE. I brought all of this to the attention of the new wellness director, the executive director, and the head of HR and they (MADE UP LIES ABOUT ME) to try and intimidate me from moving forward to report what they are doing here. If you don't believe me look up (Wellness director - montecito, santa fe). You will see a news story covered by all the BIG NAME news stations covering how the director of wellness physically SHOOK AND DRAGGED A WOMAN out of a chair so that this place could make room for a $ spending person at their bar. The resident (who by the way has alzheimers) did nothing wrong. She was just in the way of them providing a seat for a $ spending customer. (I recieved confirmation on this from a current employee). This is no place to send a loved one. I walked out AND QUIT. I refuse to work for WICKED people like this. I have God given INTEGRITY and will not be a part of this FILTH!! Below is the link to the whole…

    Suzie S.

    1.0 rating

    Ate in Garbo's at Montecito. Maybe those who reside there get decent attention and decent food but that was not my experience. we waited a long time for a staff person to notice us and seat us. the young waitress was sweet but not remotely knowledgeable about the food. I ordered an entrée called "drunken steak" to be done medium rare. this was undoubtedly the worst dish I have ever had in my life: I couldn't find much steak and the few pieces were well done and  covered in a disgusting sauce of mashed beans and feta cheese. I don't know why I ate it but I did and was punished later with several trips to my bathroom. Never again.

    Mark A.

    5.0 rating

    What a beautiful community. Garbo's restaurant offers delicious food with a wonderful variety of choice.

    aliyah roybal

    1.0 rating

    I started in 2018 till this month of this year. i Was harassed & bullied by the “ superiors “ along with my manager, executive chef Kira Lewis .They slandered my name after years of dedication. I went to the HR as well as the Director many times to talk about whats going on but got called a liar & nothing was done. They don't do anything to help when it is needed. !! HOSTILE environment!!

    Jeanie Dobbs

    4.0 rating

    I stayed 3 days visiting the facility. Excellent food catered the wedding I attended. The front desk staff really came through for me after I accidentally left my medication in the guest suite. The manager efficiently returned it by overnight delivery. Very grateful to Wendy Walters, Linda Krauss, Tammy, and Rachel. 4 stars only because Housekeeping had a hard time keeping enough light bulbs in the apartment.

    Fabian Valdez

    1.0 rating

    Wait staff in restaurant makes fun of residents until they cry. Head nurse is the only one certified and is sicker than the residents. Nurses refuse to help certain residents and will let them call for help for hours on end. Chris, the supervisor of the housekeeping dept, is never there and the girl who covered for him just quit due to the hostile work environment he created. Hired his wives cousin and said cousin got coworker pregnant on premises. His wife then harassed the female worker and shows up to work every other day. The female worker was fired and no action was taken against anyone else.

    Enriqeta Moreno

    4.0 rating

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