There are so many incredible things to discover in Santa Fe that it’s impossible to see everything in one day. Thankfully, the city has no shortage of great hotels. Here is Culture Trip’s pick of the best places to stay in New Mexico’s capital.
The multi-award-winning Inn of the Five Graces offers six types of accommodation, including premium suites and rooms, queen quarters, two-bedroom suites and the Luminaria Villa. Each room comes equipped with a wood-burning fireplace and a separate sitting room, and a few even have private balconies. The decor is warm and vibrant, reflecting the style of the Southwest and creating a comfortable space you may not want to leave. However, when you do, the inn features a fine-dining restaurant, a relaxing spa, a fitness center and beautiful gardens. After getting a spa treatment and massage, head out to one of the courtyards and sit in a cabana underneath twinkling lights.
Though this boutique hotel may be on the smaller side, with only 58 rooms and suites, it is the perfect place to stay for a quaint, authentic Southwestern experience. The Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi has several room types, including suites and accessible rooms, with each one featuring handcrafted pieces. You’ll also find original work from local artists throughout the hotel. When hunger strikes, you can dine at the hotel restaurant, bar and lounge, out on the patio or in the wine cellar for an intimate, candlelit dinner. Rosewood Inn also offers in-room massages and aromatherapy treatments, specialized amenities and services for children and many meeting spaces for important functions and events.
El Dorado translates to “City of Gold,” and if you stay at this luxurious hotel, you are guaranteed to live like royalty. It has a variety of rooms, including ones with private balconies and fireplaces; the presidential suite has both and is quite breathtaking. However, El Dorado offers so much more than a room to sleep in, including a fitness center, a restaurant, two nightlife lounges, a world-renowned spa, a rooftop pool and more. The property is so magnificent that it’s a popular wedding venue and even features a grand ballroom and a chapel. It also has a welcoming, bilingual staff and is pet-friendly.
You’ll find La Fonda within the historic Santa Fe Plaza, near the city’s main art, historical and cultural attractions. The elegant hotel comprises 180 guest rooms of varying sizes, in addition to the Terrace, an exclusive, private concierge floor of 15 rooms and suites. Each room is uniquely designed with one-of-a-kind art and authentic Southwestern furnishings and decor. Additional features may include sitting areas, fireplaces, balconies and more. Rest up in your room, or do your rejuvenating at the wellness center and day spa. La Fonda also serves delicious food at its restaurant and lounge, so feel free to stop by for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a cocktail.
The charming Hotel Chimayó de Santa Fe is the best place to stay for an authentic Southwestern experience. It has everything from a hand-carved Madonna in the lobby and other religious-themed sculptures and figurines to large red chilies hanging at the entrance. The rooms are centered around a beautiful courtyard, and some have private balconies and cozy fireplaces. However, each room has exceptionally comfortable furniture and bedding, including handmade woven throw blankets, and original works of art from local talent. This hotel has all the benefits of being a first-class establishment, without all of the high costs.