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Initially settled as a Spanish colony established in 1610, Santa Fe is now the state of New Mexico’s picturesque capital city. It features a traditional Spanish plaza in the middle of town and is full of Pueblo-style architecture and art. It’s known as a creative retreat — an attraction to artists from all over.
There is much to experience in scenic Santa Fe, and plenty of boutique hotels to choose from — here are some of our favorites.
Price: From $169 per night
Sprawling over 5 acres, El Rey Court is a landmark staple in Santa Fe, offering a premium boutique hotel experience. It’s an excellent choice for those looking to immerse themselves in the Santa Fe atmosphere while socializing around the fire or in the cozy lobby.
The hotel’s pool has recently been renovated to provide even more relaxation, and there’s an outdoor hot tub for guests to enjoy. The hotel also offers complimentary coffee and tea in the lobby as well as laundry facilities.
There are king and queen guest rooms available, as well as a private adobe casita that’s great for those traveling in groups. In-room amenities include a Tivoli sound system, beautiful, unique decor that represents the area, a desk, and more.
Price: From $209 per night
Offering an authentic Santa Fe experience, the comfortable El Farolito Bed & Breakfast Inn can be found in the historic downtown area. Housed in a traditional adobe structure, El Farolito provides guests with a homey-but-luxurious boutique experience.
The beautiful gardens and private patios allow guests to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of Santa Fe from an intimate retreat that’s right next to all the main attractions and entertainment options in town.
The accommodation options at El Farolito include beautifully-appointed guest rooms and exclusive casitas for those seeking more privacy. Native American and Spanish Colonial art pieces are featured in every space.
A delicious breakfast with Southwestern flavors is served daily and can be enjoyed in the dining room by the fireplace or on a private or shared patio.
Price: From $357 per night
An exclusive experience within the Hotel Santa Fe, The Hacienda & Spa is one of the city’s most premium accommodation options. It houses one of the best collections of Native American artwork in the area — collectively it pays homage to the 19 pueblos of New Mexico and more.
The Native American decor and warm color palettes throughout the Hacienda are representative of the Southwestern style, especially the Pueblo-style architecture.
A complimentary breakfast is served daily, and there’s an evening reception available to guests that makes for an excellent socializing opportunity.
King and double guest rooms are available, along with a choice of 3 suites. Many rooms have a fireplace, but they all benefit from butler service, a coffee maker, a fully-stocked minibar, and more.
Price: From $263 per night
Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe is located right next to Santa Fe Plaza — a central location full of history. This authentic Santa Fe escape is inspired by the many styles that shaped the city.
This boutique hotel boasts the largest suites in the area, and every detail exudes modern comfort and sophistication. The hotel offers tours of downtown Santa Fe done in style via a custom 1964 Impala that emulates the style of the hotel.
The Chimayo’s beautiful guest rooms can include a separate living area, a wood-burning fireplace, or a private balcony. Suites are also available, with the Presidential Suite boasting a full kitchen.
Price: From $295 per night
The Inn & Spa at Loretto features design and architecture inspired by the Taos pueblo. Located right next to the Loretto Chapel, this boutique property offers refined rooms full of light, color, and Native American decor.
With Santa Fe Plaza only 2 blocks away and the gorgeous art galleries of Canyon Road also just a few minutes away, the Inn & Spa at Loretto provides easy access to the main attractions in the city.
The Inn & Spa at Loretto features various types of luxurious accommodations, and it also has the only penthouse suite available in Santa Fe.
This opulent room features 5 terraces, 2 bathrooms, and a gourmet kitchen. It also has a wood-burning kiva fireplace, an elegant spiral staircase, and a sunroom. The 360-degree views it offers over Santa Fe are unmatched.
Price: From $715 per night
A high-end boutique hotel located in the oldest continuously inhabited neighborhood in the country, The Inn of The Five Graces sprawls over multiple historic buildings made from traditional adobe and stone.
The traditional exterior does not hint at the many treasures found inside the property. The decor blends elements from the East and the West all in a New Mexico atmosphere.
Each room is unique and features handcrafted art pieces that represent the history of the Silk Road. Guest rooms and suites provide luxurious comforts and include a wood-burning kiva fireplace for the colder months. Some rooms have a private balcony and soaking tub along with gorgeous tiled bathroom.
Price: From $238 per night
Designed in an authentic New Mexico style, the Inn of the Governors is an upscale location full of local charm. Found right next to the historic Santa Fe Plaza, the Inn has been providing excellent boutique service for over 50 years.
Guests have access to the best of historic Santa Fe right outside the hotel’s doorstep, but they may not want to leave these luxe premises often. The Inn welcomes guests with a gift of sherry and sweet biscochitos (a traditional New Mexican cookie).
There is free on-site parking available for cars and even buses, and guests can enjoy the complimentary Mountain Sunrise Breakfast at the start of each day. A full range of guest rooms, as well as a mini-suite, is available for guests to choose from.
Price: From $225 per night
The Pueblo-style Inn on the Alameda sprawls over a 2-acre traditional adobe compound that represents the heritage of Santa Fe. Providing excellent service since 1986, the Inn on the Alameda provides a comfortable stay in a classic New Mexico setting.
This is an all-inclusive boutique experience that encourages guests to unwind and take advantage of the pampering offered by the property.
Traditional rooms full of Southwestern style provide an atmosphere of romance and history. Deluxe rooms add more space and even more luxurious amenities like Talavera tile bathrooms and handcrafted furnishings. Step up to a Santa Fe Suite and you’ll get a fireplace and a wet bar.
Price: From $545 per night
A high-end property with a traditional adobe exterior, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi provides a curated experience full of luxuries and comforts to all guests indulging in a stay there.
This sophisticated hotel redefines the Pueblo style in a modern way, but it doesn’t sacrifice any of its heritage. Just steps away from the historic Santa Fe Plaza, the Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi also boasts the honor of having the city’s only dedicated tequila table.
This Rosewood’s luxurious guest rooms and suites feature traditional wooden ceilings and handcrafted artisanal furnishings. There are superior, premier, and deluxe guest rooms, a junior suite with sprawling balcony space, and the Anasazi Suite with 1 or 2 bedrooms. Room amenities also include a gaslit kiva fireplace and beautiful indigenous materials.
Price: From $299 per night
Vanessie is an upscale boutique hotel in an adobe building that’s just 3 blocks away from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.
Live entertainment is provided every evening at the Vanessie Piano Bar and Restaurant, a landmark lounge that is a local favorite. The resort fee covers numerous hotel amenities, including on-site parking, late checkout, and a daily newspaper, and contributes to the historical preservation of the hotel.
Each room at the Vanessie features a unique design and offers amenities like bottled water, coffee service, deluxe designer bath products by Gilchrist & Soames, a minifridge, and more. Complimentary tea and coffee are also available daily in the lobby.
Santa Fe offers so much to anyone who visits. Make your next trip even more memorable by choosing any one of these special properties — you certainly won’t regret it!
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