New Mexico

Hotels in New Mexico

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.

Southwest style gets a 21st-century spin at Four Season's 65-casita Encantado resort. There’s not a dream catcher or howling coyote in sight—instead, interiors soothe with earthy palettes and abstract works by local painters.

The best ski-in, ski-out accommodations in town. Deluxe rooms have their own fireplaces.

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

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,

Located on 450 acres in the Tesuque Valley, Bishop's Lodge Resort was originally built by the first Archbishop of Santa Fe Jean Baptiste Lamy in 1853 as a retreat and chapel. Although on National Register of Historic places, the resort has since undergone renovations.

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.

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).

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.

Set close to the city’s museums, the hotel has spacious rooms ideal for families—and rates that include full-cooked breakfasts and evening hors d’oeuvres.

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.

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.

What began as a humble 12-room motor court in 1936 (back when Route 66 ran past it) has grown into a decidedly offbeat five-acre compound comprising 86 rooms in every imaginable configuration and style.