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.

Just blocks from the Plaza and close to the Opera, the Inn of the Turquoise Bear is surrounded by an acre of terraces, gardens full of lilacs and roses, and tall pines.

Filled with old-world furnishings (and, reportedly, ghosts), the inn is home to the famed Adobe Bar, a perfect perch for margaritas and people-watching.

San Antonio’s most stylish digs have a coveted post along Riverwalk, the city’s famed cypress-shrouded waterway. Guest rooms are fitted with posh accoutrements like brown leather headboards and faux-mink throws and feature white Italian marble bathrooms with plantation-style shutters.

Kids enjoy the Wild West vibe of the rollicking hotell, where U.S. Marshal Bob Olinger dined for the last time before Billy the Kid gunned him down. Rooms are clean and basic, with Victorian and southwestern furnishings.

Located on the Old Town Plaza in Las Vegas, New Mexico, this three-story Italianate hotel was known as the Belle of the Southwest when it was first built in 1882.

Set high on a promontory with fine views over the desert landscape, the eight-room inn offers romance at reasonable prices.

This Pueblo-style resort halfway between Santa Fe and Albuquerque offers authentic Native American activities (tribal folk-dance shows, huruna-bread tastings, pottery-making lessons) in addition to golf, horseback riding, and post-adventure pampering (try the ancient-drumming mud mask).

The Mescalero Apache tribe operates the most luxurious hotel in southern New Mexico many of whose expansive, contemporary rooms overlook Mescalero Lake and distant Sierra Blanca.

The elaborate eco-conscious (recycled concrete, sustainable water-purification) spa has 84 guest rooms and suites with elaborate Moroccan tile work, engraved wood panels, private hot tubs, and kiva-style fireplaces. The Rejuvenation Center draws on another local resource: intuitive healers.

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.