New Mexico

Hotels in New Mexico

Hotels in New Mexico come in many sizes, styles, and options. New Mexico is vast with 121,697 square miles making up the state, so be prepared to be enticed by different New Mexico hotel choices spread out over state’s many miles. Stay at of T+L’s top hotels in New Mexico.

Located on Santa Fe’s Barrio de Analco, the oldest inhabited block in the United States, the Inn of Five Graces is a 24-suite hotel. The intimate setting makes it one of the best hotels in New Mexico for a romantic getaway. Sitting on six acres of land, La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa is a 132-year-old mansion offering guests adobe-style rooms, a hot tub and heated saline outdoor pool, and many relaxing spa packages. Sweat out the toxins in the spa’s eucalyptus steam room, loosen up with a weekend yoga class or get relaxed with a full body massage. But be warned, many locals claim that the historic hotel is haunted.

The quirky, 1930s hotel hosted Tracy and Hepburn back when Gallup was a base for filming movie westerns; today, the rambling brick-and-stone building, with its southwestern-style rooms, still has plenty of rustic charm.

Rolling into the New Mexican village of Galisteo, 22 miles southeast of Santa Fe, is like traveling back in time. Dwarfed by high desert plains, the tiny town has dusty red dirt roads that wind their way among low-slung adobe houses, including the newly renovated Galisteo Inn.

The best of the several chain properties in the region.

This happily over-the-top, 24-suite compound has a Thousand and One Nights aesthetic, so minimalists beware: the units here, which occupy vintage adobe buildings along a short stretch of the city's oldest street, are all whimsically cluttered with ornate bric-a-brac, tapestries, and tiles from Tu

Across from the Georgia O'Keefe museum, and steps from the Plaza and Canyon Road, Eldorado Hotel carries the Pueblo Revival style through its cathedral-ceiling lobby and into each of the 219 rooms. Renovated in 2006, the rooms maintain an artistic flair with local handcrafted furniture and art.

Occupying a renovated 1920s hacienda, the B&B-style hotel has hardwood floors, Mission-style furnishings, and convenient access to the adjacent Gila National Forest.

Built in 1922, this landmark Santa Fe hotel has wood vigas (beams), kiva fireplaces, and polished tile floors. The rooftop Bell Tower Bar is the place for sunset cocktails with a view of the Jemez Mountains.

Book one of the inexpensive Mission revival–style rooms (furnished with early-20th-century antiques), or splurge on one of the more modern cottages with kitchenettes. Soak in one of the outdoor mineral pools before taking one of the resort’s restorative yoga classes.

Celebs and other A-listers tend to choose this fashionable boutique hotel, which sits discreetly across the street from the Palace of the Governors.

Formerly the Best Western Inn and Suites

The rooms aren’t anything to write home about, but the hotel does throw in nice little extras like free daily breakfast and free high-speed Internet access.

Anchoring the funky, hip Guadalupe District, this dapper 128-room (91
of which are suites) Pueblo-style hotel is just a pleasant 10-minute
stroll west of the Plaza of the Governors. It's an efficiently run,

Rescued and restored in 2005 following years of neglect, the Shaffer Hotel is one of the state’s rare remaining Pueblo–Art Deco structures. Rooms are basic, with claw-foot tubs and Southwest prints.

Just four miles outside of downtown, the Houses of the Moon has recreated a Japanese mountain retreat with 12 Zen-inspired suites and landscaping. Each suite is unique but many have tatami-style beds, high-tech, spacious bathrooms, sleek wooden furniture, and private gardens.

Kick back on the porch swing at this 1930’s working cattle ranch in a dusty hamlet near the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.