Santa Fe's Best Hotels: Indulge Yourself with a Unique City Stay

Come for the clear blue skies and breathtaking sunsets. Stay for the history, culture and food. Travel back in time strolling down historic streets lined with Moorish-influenced adobe and acequias. Inhale the seasonal aroma of burning piñon or roasting chile and you’ll know you’re in New Mexico. From budget to luxe, there’s a place for you to stay. Downtown is the heart of the action. Places here can be pricey, but well-worth the splurge. The right hotel for one may not be the best for another; each hotel has their own niche. Choose carefully. Want romance? Opt for the Inn and Spa at Loretto. For over the tor luxury, book the exotic Inn of the Five Graces. Bishops Lodge Ranch Resort & Spais great for families and outdoor fans. Love big bathrooms? The ones at Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado are big enough for a bed. Best bang for the buck: Santa Fe Sage Inn, Inn of the Governors or the retro, budget-friendly Silver Saddles. Summer is the busiest time of year. Book early. Insider tip: visit off season when there are hotel deals to be had. No matter when you come and where you stay, you’re never far from a magical Santa Fe experience,

Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza
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Need to get a bit of work done while in the Land of Enchantment? The Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza, an easy walk to shops, restaurants, museums, galleries and the Plaza, is well set up for the business traveler or workaholic. In-room desks...  Read More

Inn of the Governors
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Get bang for your lodging buck and still be near the Plaza at the Inn of the Governors. Rates include free parking, Mountain Sunrise Breakfast, afternoon sherry and tea in the lobby as well as free Wi-Fi. Book directly with the hotel and you'll...  Read More

Bishop's Lodge Ranch Resort Santa Fe
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Get your cowboy on at Bishop's Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa. There's fun for the entire family on 450 acres, once the estate of a celebrated archbishop and later home to the newspaper Pulitzers. Ride a horse, play tennis, shoot skeet or dive...  Read More

The Hacienda & Spa at Hotel Santa Fe
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Have you always wanted to be waited on by an English-style butler? The Hacienda, a boutique gem, has them; they're trained to meet even the most exacting guest needs. Nestled within the pueblo-style The Hacienda & Spa at Hotel Santa Fe, the...  Read More

La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa
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Love art? La Posada de Santa Fe, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa is the place for you. Walls at the self-proclaimed "Art Hotel of Santa Fe" are adorned with works by established American artists and they're all for sale - there's even an...  Read More

La Fonda on the Plaza
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Bask in the historic ambiance at La Fonda on the Plaza, the city's oldest hotel. Sitting at the heart of downtown at the end of the Santa Fe Trail, this former Harvey House hotel once served tourists traveling west on the legendary the Atchison,...  Read More

Savor one of the best sunset views in Santa Fe at the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado. Commune with nature on 57 secluded acres and experience the grandeur of the high desert while surrounded by majestic mountain views. Book a second floor...  Read More

Inn and Spa at Loretto
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Embrace 'the art and soul of Santa Fe' at the Four Diamond Inn and Spa at Loretto. The stunning pueblo-style building embodies the spirit of Santa Fe. Cozy up in front of the fireplace in the lobby Living Room and enjoy a glass of wine, one of...  Read More

The front patio at the Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi is a people-watching paradise. The top-notch bartenders serve stylish drinks to sip while munching on a Caprese empanada. This Four Star/Four Diamond inn, just around the corner from the...  Read More

Inn of the Five Graces

Silk Road meets southwest at the secluded and chic Inn of the Five Graces, a top destination for the Hollywood set and other well-heeled folks. Decor at this mostly suite property is a collage of antique and new, sourced from exotic destinations...  Read More


Meet Billie Frank

Billie Frank is a freelance travel, food and feature writer based in Santa Fe New Mexico. Her blog, Santa Fe Travelers, is a treasure trove of information on the oldest capital city in the...  More About Billie

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