The Best Hotels to Book Near Bandelier National Monument, Los Alamos

Discover ancestral Pueblo archeological sites surrounded by a magnificent landscape at Bandelier National Monument
Discover ancestral Pueblo archeological sites surrounded by a magnificent landscape at Bandelier National Monument | © Eric James / Alamy
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The Bandelier National Monument – near Los Alamos in New Mexico – wonderfully preserves the territory and dwellings of the ancestral Puebloans, with most structures dating from between 1150 and 1600. Book a memorable stay nearby with Culture Trip.

Amid the scenic environment of the Rio Grande on the rim of the Valles Caldera, the region is a wonderful setting for hiking and peaceful walks in nature. Inside the monument, it’s possible to discover the ancestral Pueblo archeological sites that are surrounded by a magnificent and varied landscape. If this is a destination that you are planning to visit soon, check out the best places to stay near Bandelier National Monument.

1. Las Palomas

Independent Hotel

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Las Palomas is a charming hotel located in a strategic, central position, offering easy access to downtown Santa Fe. The artfully decorated rooms feature eclectic local artwork, a cozy gas or wood-burning fireplace and custom-made wood and leather furniture. The inn’s enchanting common areas include a living tree in the lobby and easygoing social spaces – while you’ll praise the hotel’s breakfast including made-to-order omelets and waffles, freshly baked muffins and aromatic coffee and made-to-order cappuccinos. The property is in the heart of town, just just steps away from the historic Santa Fe Plaza, the Santa Fe Farmers Market and the art scene of the Railyard District.

2. Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder

Hotel, Chain Hotel

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This locally inspired, New Mexico entertainment hotel blends the excitement of a Las Vegas casino with the relaxing ambiance of a world-class spa and golf hotel. The Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder features a 24-hour fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, a state-of-the-art spa, several gourmet restaurants, an exciting nightclub and a casino inspired by Pueblo architecture. Upscale rooms offer modern amenities with a touch of Native American-inspired decor as well as the modern luxuries for which Hilton is world-renowned. The spacious suites include fully equipped kitchens and comfy sitting areas, too.

4. Inn at the Delta

Hotel

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An ideal place to start your exploring adventure in this area of New Mexico, the Inn at the Delta is in the beautiful valley of Española – where the authentic local adobe structures are often described as the most precious example of northern New Mexico architecture. Halfway between Santa Fe and downtown Taos, the inn is just minutes from El Santuario de Chimayo and Georgia O’Keeffe country. Here, guest suites are connected by a maze of traditional red brick pathways, while furniture was hand-carved by local artists. A kiva fireplace and a jetted bathtub add extra ambience to the suites – and rooms also have a comfy porch at the entrance, perfect to relax on after a long day of exploring.

5. Hotel at Cities of Gold

Hotel

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Known as northern New Mexico’s entertainment destination, Cities of Gold Casino and Hotel features a wide array of games and entertainment, including nearly 500 slot machines, bingo, bowling and top-class dining. This glamorous full-service hotel boasts 124 impressive deluxe rooms with every comfortable amenity and fantastic mountain views. Ideal for leisure and business travelers alike, guests praise the complimentary access to the nearby wellness center featuring modern fitness facilities and a swimming pool.

6. Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe

Resort, Chain Hotel

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Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado features an outdoor, year-round pool, a modern fitness center, as well as an adventure center devoted to promoting local activities. These include excursions to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains or visits to Santa Fe’s world-class art galleries. Gather for an afternoon chat at the outdoor fire pit while admiring the colorful palette of Santa Fe’s afternoon skies. Cozy and inviting in equal measure, accommodation options include luxurious suites and casitas with a traditional wood-burning fireplace and a private patio or a balcony – as well as separate living, dining and sleeping areas.

7. Eldorado Hotel and Spa

Hotel

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Eldorado is a boutique-style hotel and spa that authentically embodies the culture, spirit and traditions of New Mexico. Perfect for food lovers, the hotel features eight different dining venues – serving anything from delicious Spanish cuisine and garden-to-glass cocktails to signature margaritas, delicious pizzas and local craft beers. Rooms feature comfortable sitting areas, king or queen beds, working desks and roomy bathrooms – along with a convenient corner of coffee-making amenities. Among the favorite characteristics of this hotel, you can enjoy the imposing rooftop swimming pool, a full-service fitness center, spa treatments and complimentary morning yoga on the pool deck.

8. Hotel Santa Fe Hacienda and Spa

Hotel

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Boasting the tagline of sanctuary for the cultural traveler, Hotel Santa Fe is located at the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The venue proudly embraces the spirit of Santa Fe, a city that celebrates the cultural inheritance of the Pueblo people. This tradition-centric retreat allows you to experience the city’s only Native American-owned hotel. What travelers appreciate the most during their stay is the relaxed and respectful immersion into the art, architecture, music and language of the Pueblo people.

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