|Staying near the center of Santa Fe has its advantages since you can
easily walk to many of the shops, restaurants, and museums near the Plaza.
Parking is quite limited downtown, so searching for a place to put your
car is also avoided.
Santa Fe offers all kinds of accommodations from deluxe resort hotels
to small Bed and Breakfast inns at rates from reasonable to outrageous.
We generally choose smaller hotels or inns within a 10 minute walk from
Guests loved gathering in these rooms during the day and especially during "wine and cheese" receptions from 4:00 to 5:00 pm.
Eight buildings hold the reception area, accommodations, conference rooms, spa, fitness room, and guest laundry (a wonderful addition for long staying guests or families). Several foliage-filled courtyards are here and there, and even the parking lots are nicely landscaped. The architecture is adobe, of course, with tile walkways. For a map of the property, click the image below.
Rooms and suites have traditional Santa Fe decor including kiva fireplaces plus all the modern amenties. Some have balconies or private patios, others open into a lovely courtyard.
We reserved one of the Sanchez Suites and had a separate living room, bedroom, and small private patio in the back in addition to a covered sitting area outside our front door.
We loved our stay at Inn of the Alameda. It has most everything anyone would need for a delightful vacation - spa, meeting rooms if needed, lovely common areas. Kenny and I both highly recommend it to others headed for Santa Fe. Inn of the Alameda, 303 E. Alameda, Santa Fe, NM 87501, 1-888-984-2121, 505-984-2121, FAX 505-986-8325.
The Eldorado Hotel and nearby "sister" condos, casitas, & inn is now our newest and favorite downtown choice and the array of accommodations will suite everyone from honeymoon couples to large families looking for lots of space. The elegant pueblo style hotel is fairly new and has the only 4 star rating in Santa Fe. It offers all the amenities expected of a fine hotel - pool, valet parking, concierge, room service, massage therapy room, sauna, and exercise atrium to name a few. It has a wide variety of rooms and suites in all price ranges. Located on West San Francisco, only 3 blocks from the Plaza, it is an easy walk to all the downtown areas except for Canyon Road. The Eldorado Hotel, 309 West San Francisco St., Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 - 800-955-4455 and 505-988-4455 or FAX 505-995-4555.
The Eldorado Hotel also manages and accepts reservations for two other nearby properties which share the hotel amenities - Zona Rosa Condominiums and the Casa Pueblo Inn.
The Eldorado also manages the Casa Pueblo Inn which is several blocks from Las Palomas. It features a large reception/lounge area with tables for breakfast. Twelve one bedroom suites and studios each have a fireplace, kitchette or snack bars with refrigerators. Breakfast is included in the room rates. Casa Pueblo Inn, 138 Park., Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 - 800-955-4455 and 505-988-4455 or FAX 505-995-4555.
Zona Rosa, located one block
west of the hotel, has 1, 2, and 3 bedroom condominium units - all very
spacious with big kitchens, living rooms, kiva fireplaces, and full bathrooms.
Guests have access to a washer dryer room and plenty of parking space.
We discovered that the 3 bedroom, 3 bath Unit A has a doorway to the 1
bedroom, 1 bath Unit E and when combined could easily make a 4 bedroom,
4 bath unit. We stayed in Unit B which had three large bedrooms and
two bathrooms. Click HERE for floor plans
of these units. Zona Rosa Condominiums, 429 West San Francisco
St., Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 - 800-955-4455 and 505-988-4455 or FAX
sister-in-law, Martha DeCou, and her husband like to stay at Bishop's
Lodge which is located a 3 miles north of the Plaza. She finds
the resort very warm and inviting with excellent service, great food, and
a friendly attentive staff. It is in a secluded valley and offers
the best of both worlds "city close, but country quiet".