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.
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.
Tucked into a green hillside on the winding mountain road that leads to the Santa Fe Ski Area, Ten Thousand Waves has long attracted day visitors for its tranquil spa and outdoor soaking tubs.
The spacious rooms here are kitted out with handsome Native American furnishings and surround a courtyard pool.
At the base of Lift 4, halfway up the mountain, schuss into the Bavarian Lodge & Restaurant to warm up by a traditional Kachelofen tile stove.
It’s all about privacy and sense of place: 71 secluded adobe rooms and suites open onto a flower-filled courtyard. Cozy, pueblo-style hideaway with traditional Southwestern décor, near the plaza and a short stroll from the art galleries on Canyon Road.
Two historic buildings, designed by renowned New Mexico architect John Gaw Meem, sit under cottonwood trees along the Rio Grande.
With handcrafted southwestern furniture and wood-paneled walls, the reasonably priced Chama Trails Inn feels homier than its simple motel exterior might suggest; it’s also close to the railway depot.
If size matters, look no further than Ted Turner's 591,000-acre Vermejo Park Ranch (it's two-thirds the size of Rhode Island).