Hotels in Santa Fe
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.
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.
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.
Taking its name from Santa Fe’s famous Loretto Chapel next door, the Inn and Spa at Loretto recently underwent a major renovation inspired by the area’s Native American spirit.
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
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.
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.
Located on a quiet residential street and a short walk from the Plaza, the Don Gaspar Inn consists of three houses with seven suites. The compound is surrounded by adobe walls and contains lush lawns, fruit trees, a fountain, and brick walkways.
Occupying a 225-acre compound at the foot of Black Mesa (a 40-minute drive north of Santa Fe and an hour south from Taos), New Mexico's only Relais & Châteaux property is a spectacular desert getaway.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,