The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Discover a secluded slice of old Santa Fe within adobe walls
Discover a secluded slice of old Santa Fe within adobe walls | Courtesy of Inn of the Turquoise Bear / Expedia
Anna Laird Barto

Pets fit naturally into the laid-back, indoor-outdoor lifestyle of the American Southwest. The cultural center of Santa Fe is no exception. Outdoor dining galore, spacious lodge-style accommodations and endless hiking trails make it easy to include your canine companion. They are even welcome at some of the city’s top galleries and museums. These hotels will keep you and your pet comfortable, Santa Fe style.

1. La Fonda on the Plaza

Independent Hotel, Luxury

Cosy and romantic twin room at La Fonda on the Plaza, decorated with wooden furnishings and a vibrant, hand-painted headboard.
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Santa Fe’s oldest hotel caters to discriminating dogs and their humans, with 20 percent of the $50 pet fee going to a local animal shelter. Upon arrival, canines receive a welcome bag full of gourmet biscuits, chew toys and a map of local dog-friendly establishments. Mingle with other human-canine couples in the plaza outside the hotel, or venture off-leash at the nearby Frank Ortiz dog park.

2. The Sage Hotel

Independent Hotel

Spacious and contemporary queen room at The Sage Hotel in Santa Fe, equipped with a private balcony.
Courtesy of The Sage Hotel / Expedia

This affordable but fashionable hotel welcomes both dogs and cats; pet-friendly first-floor rooms open onto a designated “relief” area. The Sage is across the street from the Railyard District, the “SoHo” of Santa Fe. Besides upscale, artsy shopping, dining, and a year-round Farmers Market, the Railyard is home to a 14 acre park landscaped with native plants and art installations. Don’t miss “Yard Dog,” a 12ft statue of a floppy-eared dog by local artist Don Kennell.

3. The Inn of the Five Graces

Hotel

Spacious and cosy king room at The Inn of the Five Graces in Santa Fe, decorated in earthy tones and rustic furnishings.
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The gifted hand of artist-owner Sylvia Seret is evident in every detail of this boutique hotel — the sensual jewel-toned textiles, hand-laid mosaic tiles, and intricately carved lintels and beams that evoke a faraway time and place. Take up to two medium-sized furry friends along on the journey — they will be showered with treats and toys in addition to necessities like beds and bowls. Emerge from your splendor long enough to stroll the Plaza — only two blocks away — and take your friend on a romp along the nearby River Trail.

5. Inn of the Turquoise Bear

Inn

The historic exterior of the Inn of the Turquoise Bear in Santa Fe, surrounded by lush greenery.
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Discover a secluded slice of old Santa Fe behind the adobe walls of the Inn of the Turquoise Bear. The rambling Pueblo-style estate formerly belonged to poet and scholar Witter Bynner, and the rooms are named for the art-world luminaries he once entertained, including Georgia O’Keeffe, Willa Cather, and Igor Stravinsky. The four pet-friendly rooms have private entrances attached to one acre of terraced gardens, where well-disciplined dogs are free to frolic off-leash.

6. Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

The Inn of the Anasazi reinvents Pueblo living for the 21st century. Surround yourself with Native American culture past and present – from hand-loomed Navajo rugs to Arlo Namingha’s innovative take on traditional sculpture. Cuddle up with your pet, swathed in Italian linens before a roaring fire, or check out the festive scene at the nearby Plaza, a favorite among local dogs-about-town.

7. Santa Fe Motel & Inn

Motel, Inn

The charming terracotta-hued covered patio at Santa Fe Motel & Inn, decorated with rustic dining furniture, a roaring fireplace and strings of fairy lights draped from the ceiling.
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Want to score a boutique hotel at motel prices? Book into the Santa Fe Motel and Inn. Pet-designated rooms open onto adobe-walled patios with inviting seating areas decorated with chili strings and potted plants. The inside is just as rich in southwestern detail, with talavera-tiled vanities and traditional rough-hewn exposed viga beams. You won’t have to sit up and beg for treats from the front desk: the inn has doggie bags on hand.

8. Four Seasons Rancho Encantado Resort

Resort, Chain Hotel

The Four Seasons Rancho Encantado Resort in Santa Fe, set on the Sangre de Cristo foothills.
Courtesy of Four Seasons Rancho Encantado Resort / Expedia

The Santa Fe location of this luxury hotel label is a doggy’s dream: you can follow a different route each day on this 57 acre former dude ranch in the desert highlands. Kitty will likely prefer to cuddle up by the wood-burning fireplace in your stucco casita. When you return from exploring the ridges and arroyos, or dry creeks, of the surrounding foothills, soothe your muscles with warm soak in the extra-deep tub while your pets slumber soundly.

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