A perennial favorite of art aficionados and lovers of Western culture, Santa Fe is a high desert oasis situated in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains. It is home to the Georgia O’Keeffe museum and known for its Pueblo architecture.
These luxury hotels make a good home base for exploring the area, and are in close proximity to excellent hiking, fine dining restaurants and world-class art galleries. Selections were based on posh amenities, location and guest reviews.
From $405/ night
Conveniently located on historic Santa Fe Plaza, where local artisans sell authentic Native American wares, this rustic contemporary hotel features a fitness center, shared lounge and TV area, and a library. Guests rooms are bright and airy, have exposed beams, flat screen televisions, and kiva fireplaces. The hotel has three restaurants, which serve appetizers, cocktails and Southwest cuisine. Restaurants are shopping are within easy walking distance, and Cathedral Park is a five-minute walk from the hotel. Santa Fe Municipal Airport is 20 minutes away by car. Guests who want to stay in the heart of Santa Fe will enjoy this property.
From $229/ night
Guests who would like an immersive cultural experience will love Hotel Santa Fe. The Native American-owned hotel is located in Santa Fe’s trendy Railyard District, which is filled with galleries, breweries and boutique shops. Guests can enjoy ceremonial dance performances, historical storytelling and other cultural activities on-site, and there is also a gift shop featuring handmade arts and crafts. Along with all this, the hotel has an exceptional spa and a gourmet restaurant, Amaya, that serves Native American-inspired cuisine. Guest rooms are in the hacienda style and all have fireplaces and seating areas. Breakfast and an afternoon reception with refreshments is included.
From $275/ night
For those who would like a more subdued vacation, this resort outside the hustle and bustle of downtown is a quiet, private oasis. Featuring a hot tub and sauna, guests can relax and get away from it all, then enjoy a fine meal at the on-site restaurant. Guest rooms are spacious and decorated in contemporary Southwest style. Hiking and walking trails wind throughout the property, and there’s a luxurious spa offering beauty services and massages. Health conscious guests will also appreciate the on-site workout facilities, outdoor pool, and yoga classes.