The Inn of the Five Graces
In 2015, The Inn of the Five Graces was ranked in the ‘Top 10 Best Hotels in the USA’ and named the ‘Number 1 Hotel in New Mexico’ by US News and World Report. The award-winning establishment offers guests six types of accommodations, including premium suites and rooms, queen quarters, two-bedroom suites, and the Luminaria house. Each room comes equipped with a wood-burning fireplace, separate sitting room, and a few even have private balconies. The décor of each room is warm and vibrant, reflecting the style of the Southwest. Your room will be so comfortable that you won’t want to leave, but when you do, the Inn features a fine-dining restaurant, relaxing spa, fitness center, and beautiful gardens. Get a relaxing spa treatment and massage and then head out to one of the historic courtyards, and sit in a cabana underneath twinkling lights. Keep an eye out for weddings and other special events being hosted.
Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi | ©mimerkel/Flickr
Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi
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. Rooms are furnished with handcrafted pieces, and they happen to showcase original work from local artists. There are seven types of rooms available, including double beds, king-sized beds, and rooms with private balconies. The Inn offers a sole suite, the Anasazi Suite, which is a larger, contemporary and chic space. And with a total of five dining options, the Anasazi Suite isn’t the only thing in the hotel that oozes sophistication. 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 features a spa center that specializes in massages and aromatherapy, a children’s center for younger guests, and many meeting spaces for important functions and events.
Eldorado Hotel & Spa | ©SD Dirk/Flickr
El Dorado Hotel & Spa
El Dorado translates to ‘City of Gold,’ and if you stay at this luxurious hotel, you are guaranteed to live like royalty. There are a variety of rooms available, including ones with private balconies and fireplaces; the presidential suite has both and is quite breathtaking. But, El Dorado offers so much more than a room to sleep in. The hotel comes complete with a fitness center, restaurant, two nightlife lounges, world-renowned spa, rooftop pool, and more. The facility is so magnificent that it is a common venue for weddings, and even features its own grand ballroom and chapel. Look out for a bilingual staff, complimentary shuttle service to various destinations, a loyalty program, and coupon card. The hotel is also pet-friendly, so feel free to bring the whole family along!
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La Fonda on the Plaza
Situated within the historic Santa Fe Plaza, La Fonda provides guests with a prime location to visit all of the cities main art, historical, and cultural attractions. The elegant hotel is comprised of guest rooms of varying sizes, in addition to The Terrace, an exclusive, private concierge floor of 15 rooms and suites. However, all rooms are uniquely designed with one of a kind art and authentic Southwestern furnishings and décor. 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 their restaurant and lounge, so feel free to stop by for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a cocktail. Look into discounts for your stay, or contact the hotel about using the facility as a venue for a wedding or conference.
Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe | ©Heritage Hotels & Resorts/Flickr
Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe
This charming Santa Fe hotel is the best place to stay for an authentic Southwestern experience. Chimayo has everything, from a hand carved Madonna situated in the lobby, to large red chiles hanging at the entrance. The rooms are centered around a beautiful courtyard, meaning that many of the rooms and suites have private balconies. They also feature a cozy fireplace, extremely comfortable furniture and bedding, and original works of art from local talent — look out for your bed to be topped with a handmade woven throw blanket. This place has all the benefits of being a first-class establishment, without all of the high costs. Be sure to note the religious art showcased throughout the hotel, in the form of hand-carved crosses, miniature sculptures and figurines, and more.