Santa Fe Hotel Guide
Some say that Santa Fe hotels charge the highest rates in the Southwest, but you should still be able to find something in your price range if you know where to look.
For luxury, head to Downtown Santa Fe. Within walking distance of Santa Fe Plaza are numerous world-class properties such as the Eldorado Hotel and Spa, the Inn of the Anasazi and the Inn of the Five Graces. Although your bank account will take a hit, a night or two in one of these rooms will find you feeling like royalty in the morning.
Downtown is also a great home base if you plan on doing a lot of sightseeing. Hotels here are within walking distance of such top attractions as the Palace of the Governors, the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and the art galleries of Canyon Road. However, room rates reflect this location's popularity, especially during the last few weeks of August when events like the Santa Fe Indian Market is in full swing. Make sure to book well in advance.
If you're traveling on a budget, the city's bed and breakfast inns offer the same Southwestern ambience for a fraction of the cost. Recent visitors recommend the Hotel Santa Fe, housed in a three-story pueblo-style building that features handmade furniture, Native American art and one of the better restaurants in the city. The Old Santa Fe Inn is another budget-friendly favorite nestled right near the Plaza. There are also numerous affordable chain hotels along Cerrillos Road to the south of town.
- You'll invariably be treated well, but don't expect formal service or especially sophisticated decor. In Santa Fe, all buildings must, by law, be made of stucco or adobe -- which makes it admirably cohesive, but a bit monotonous, design-wise." -- Concierge.com
- You should be aware of the seasonal nature of the tourist industry in Santa Fe. Accommodations are often booked solid through the summer months, and most places raise their prices accordingly." -- Frommer's
- Hotel rates are generally highest during the peak summer season but fluctuate less than those in most major resort areas. If you plan to come in summer, be sure to make reservations in advance. You can avoid the heaviest crowds by coming in spring or fall." -- Fodor's
- December to April: Good snowfall, sunny days, and families on holiday spell crowds, but many properties offer worthwhile ski and stay package deals during this time." -- Sherman's Travel
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