Hotels & Inns in Santa Fe

by Christine Switzer
Find several hotels and inns throughout downtown Santa Fe.

Find several hotels and inns throughout downtown Santa Fe.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico, draws visitors from around the world with its vibrant cultural diversity, expansive art scene, deep historical roots and stunning natural beauty. Whether you want to relax poolside under the expansive blue sky or stay walking distance from the downtown plaza and tourist district, find comfortable, memorable lodging at hotels and inns throughout Santa Fe.

Luxury Lodging

Santa Fe has many distinctive, luxurious lodging options, from ranch-style resorts to historic hotels. For unparalleled downtown accommodations, reserve one of the Eldorado Hotel and Spa’s warm, spacious guest rooms, many of which include fireplaces, downtown views and exceptional amenities. From handcrafted furnishings to a charming courtyard, the Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza serves as a striking historic property just one city block from the downtown plaza. Other memorable luxury hotels and inns in Santa Fe include the Inn of the Anasazi, the Inn of the Five Graces and the Don Gaspar Inn.


For budget-friendly stays in Santa Fe, choose from among some of the city’s more inexpensive lodgings. Garrett’s Desert Inn, with Art Deco touches dating from the late 1950s, offers clean, spacious accommodations a few short blocks from the plaza. Antique furnishings and restful earth tones serve as nice touches at the otherwise modest but roomy Territorial Inn, located only two blocks from downtown. The La Quinta Inn, located on the economical Cerrillos Road stretch, affords comfortably tasteful rooms along with an outdoor pool. Other wallet-friendly stays include the Santa Fe Sage Inn, the Santa Fe Courtyard by Marriott and the Super 8 Motel.


Offering everything from patio grills to grocery services, family-friendly hotels and inns are found throughout Santa Fe. Enjoy a central location and affordability at the Santa Fe Sage Inn, which offers an enclosed pool and a convenient 10-minute walk from the downtown plaza. Request a guest room away from Cerrillos Road to enjoy comfortable family lodging at the El Rey Inn, which includes a picnic area and playground, as well as kitchenettes and small patios. Both The Lodge at Santa Fe and the Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort and Spa offer more luxurious accommodations for families, including outdoor pools, horseback riding and summer programs.

Bed and Breakfasts

For quieter and more intimate accommodations, tuck in at one of Santa Fe’s cozy bed-and-breakfast inns, many of which are located a short distance from the downtown plaza. Savor green chili corn soufflé and other hot dishes, paired with fresh fruit for breakfast at the Adobe Abode, distinctive for its creative décor and folk art. Relish a distinctively regional feel at the El Farolito, a bed-and-breakfast inn that charms with lavish old world elegance. Linger over afternoon wine and cheese on the sunny patios or in the Provencial-inspired Great Room of the Hacienda Nicholas. Other memorable bed-and-breakfast inns include The Madeleine and Water Street Inn.


About the Author

Christine Switzer has been a freelance writer since 2007. She contributes to travel and regional periodicals such as "Georgetown View" and "Burlington the Beautiful" and she enjoys writing on travel, lifestyle and the workplace. Switzer holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and a Master of Arts in English and has taught university courses in communication, public speaking and journalism.

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