Last Updated on May 29, 2024 by Katrina

Photo credit: La Fonda on the Plaza

It’s easy to feel inspired in New Mexico’s capital city. Bask in the beauty of the Pueblo architecture and the natural majesty of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Enjoy the scent of roasting green chiles. Spend your time in Santa Fe browsing the shops and galleries around downtown’s Plaza. Or visit the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, then head back to your hotel for more Santa Fe ambience. Need a fabulous place to stay? Here are the best hotels in Santa Fe.

La Fonda on the Plaza (100 E San Francisco St.; 505-982-5511) Downtown Santa Fe

Afar calls this 180-room hotel overlooking the Plaza “one the city’s most iconic luxury hotels” with “bright and airy rooms outfitted with handcrafted furnishings, local artwork and all the luxuries expected of a modern grande dame.” One Yelp user notes that this is still an older hotel: “Bathrooms are a little cramped… If you are the sort that needs a cookie-cutter room, you might quibble. I was fine with it, considering the fantastic decor and a patio.” Don’t miss the fine-dining courtyard and the sunset views from rooftop Bell Tower Bar.   >> Book this hotel for less

Eldorado Hotel & Spa (309 W San Francisco St.; 505-988-4455) Downtown

Stay at this remodeled AAA Four-Diamond hotel for easy access to the Plaza, a good spa, and acclaimed onsite food and drink. “A gorgeous property,” says a Google reviewer, “the Cava bar and Agave lounge were magnificent, and our room was spacious and very well appointed. We had a real wood fireplace that the staff will light for you.” A Tripadvisor reviewer describes the hotel as “an old gal who still has it. My room had an amazing view of the city and mountains.”   >> Book this hotel

Rosewood Inn Of the Anasazi (113 Washington Ave.; 505-988-3030) Downtown Santa Fe

Want prestige? According to Condé Nast Traveler, this 58-room Pueblo-style hotel a block off the Plaza and a few blocks from the O’Keeffe Museum “is an obvious choice. Rooms feature kiva fireplaces and antique Navajo rugs, while attentive concierges cater to guests’ every whim, arranging tequila tastings and securing primo tickets to shows at Santa Fe’s open-air opera house.” A Google reviewer likes the mix of service and perks. “Our room was lovely and cozy. It was a very nice touch having fresh cookies in the lobby each afternoon and the staff were all super courteous and helpful.”   >> Book this hotel

The Inn of The Five Graces (150 E De Vargas St.; 505-992-0957) Downtown

Rooms at this small Relais & Chateau property “are the most colorful, ornate, creative of any place I have been,” says a Tripadvisor reviewer. “One of my favorite hotels of all time.” Forbes Travel Guide applauds the hotel, a collection of adobe buildings, for its “rich furnishings collected from around the world…from Afghan rugs to Tibetan furniture, and carved wooden doors from India.” Forbes also likes that this hotel puts you in the heart of town: “The petite inn transformed a quiet block into a luxurious retreat within walking distance to many of the historic town’s best attractions, shops and restaurants.”   >> Book this hotel

Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe (198 NM-592; 505-946-5700) Santa Fe

This 65-room branch of this Four Seasons “manages to feel luxurious without sacrificing authenticity,” says Afar. While it sits about 10 miles north of downtown, the magazine says that it “gives guests a true taste of the high desert—plus views of the Jemez and Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Rio Grande River valley—while still granting easy access to downtown via a complimentary shuttle.” The former ranch has only been a Four Seasons since 2012. One Google reviewer calls it a “very small resort with spectacular views. Our favorite thing was coming back to our casita at night and building a fire on our patio. Restaurant had beautiful views, and most of the food was very good.”   >> Book this hotel