What makes a hotel luxurious? Ask five people and you’ll probably get five different answers. For some it’s the level of service including a concierge and bellmen/valets; for others it’s the décor or perhaps the bedding. Décor is an important factor as are bathrooms and their amenities; soaking tubs, walk-in showers and granite or marble double-vanity are considered de rigueur by some discerning guests. Ample closet space with robes for the guests’ use as well as oversized towels and even heated towel racks are important to many. In-room or on property dining with exceptional cuisine and service are also hallmarks of a luxury property. Santa Fe offers luxury a range of luxury accommodations ranging from the sumptuous, Silk Road-inspired rooms and suites at the Inn of the Five Graces to the southwest contemporary accommodations at Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado. There are lots of options in between. Want butler service? Head to the Hacienda at the Hotel Santa Fe. Does a duplex penthouse call to you? There’s one at the Inn and Spa at Loretto. History buffs love the historic, refurbished La Fonda on the Plaza, a former Harvey House. Decide what features are important to you in a luxury property and call the hotels directly to ask your important questions. And ask about specific rooms – they’re not all created equal. Lastly, and make sure they lock in your choice. Which one on this list is best for you?
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