Santa Fe

Hotels in Santa Fe

This quiet 3.9-acre retreat off the Old Pecos Trail is in a residential neighborhood and a car or bike is required to see the sites of Santa Fe. But the rooms are big and newly remodeled, there’s an attached restaurant that serves New Mexican favorites, and the rates are right.

A throwback to the days when Route 66 was Santa Fe’s main thoroughfare, the whitewashed, retro El Rey sprouting bougainvillea everywhere, is a hotel from another era.

This is the kind of mom and pop place where the clientele come back to Santa Fe every year simply because they can, with this motel’s reasonable price. Plus it has great city access, and extra touches like fresh-cut flowers and a full hot breakfast.

All 15 guestrooms in this 200-year-old former farmhouse are beautifully decorated with talavera tile, viga ceilings, and folk art. Some rooms even come with a kiva fireplace. The inn is a stone’s throw from the State Capitol, and a short walk to the Plaza and the Railyard.

Opening in August, this rehabbed 182-room hotel, designed by John Gaw Meem, used to house St. Vincent’s Hospital.