A Taste of Southwestern Culture: Best Hotels in Santa Fe

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A Taste of Southwestern Culture: Best Hotels in Santa Fe

With the melding influences of Hispanic, Anglo, and Native American cultures, Santa Fe, New Mexico, is rich in culture and history. Here you can explore an abundance of galleries and shops to see (and buy) traditional handicrafts and art, take in a world-renowned show at the Santa Fe Opera, and enjoy year-round hiking and biking.

Set in the incredible Rocky Mountains and boasting over 300 sunny days of the year, it’s an easy decision to add this place to your must-see list. Read on to find out more about some incredible hotel options in Santa Fe.

Garretts Desert Inn

Within walking distance of some of Santa Fe’s most important historical attractions, Garretts Desert Inn is the perfect location to immerse yourself in the city’s rich culture. Nearby attractions include San Miguel Mission, Palace of the Governors, and Canyon Road galleries.

All rooms and suites have views of the pool and include free Wi-Fi and coffeemakers, while some rooms also include a microwave and mini-fridge. Guests also enjoy access to several on-site amenities including a fitness center, heated outdoor pool, and restaurant. Pets are welcome, but always check with the hotel in advance.

Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe

Located near several historic sites in a 17th-century Spanish village, guests at the Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe enjoy free Wi-Fi access and coffee makers with some rooms boasting wood-burning fireplaces or private balconies. Each room and suite is decorated with original artwork by local artists and luxurious Frette linens.

There is an on-site restaurant serving three meals a day as well as a bar with light meals and snacks. Business travelers will appreciate access to a business center and available meeting space. As an additional service, the hotel offers laundry services and a complimentary area shuttle.

Hotel St. Francis

A Heritage Hotel & Resort property, Hotel St. Francis (named for the patron saint of Santa Fe) is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Taking inspiration from the Palace of Governors and early missionaries, this hotel features handcrafted wooden furniture by local artisans and a natural colour palette.

Enjoy all the modern amenities such as pillowtop mattresses and designer linens, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. Guests also have access to an on-site restaurant, fitness center, business center, and complimentary area shuttle. The hotel is only one block from the Santa Fe Plaza.

Inn and Spa at Loretto – Destination Hotels & Resorts

All guests can expect a room with a view at the Inn and Spa at Loretto Santa Fe – A Destination Hotel. Each room includes flat-screen TV, comfortable sitting area, and free coffee and tea. A workspace and Wi-Fi access ensure that guests can stay connected, and suites are available for guests who need a little more space.

Dine at the on-site restaurant, get pampered at the full-service spa, or relax next to the outdoor pool. The hotel is in the city center and gives guests easy access to the many historic and cultural sites of Santa Fe.

Inn at Santa Fe

All rooms at the Inn at Santa Fe include a flat-screen TV, fridge, microwave, free coffee, and Wi-Fi access. Upgrades to a suite are available. Guests also enjoy complimentary breakfast, access to a 24-hour fitness center, and heated outdoor pool and sauna.

There is a complimentary shuttle, giving guests easy access to the nearby shopping outlets as well as all the historic and cultural sites in the area.


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