This historic compound (it's a National Register property) of 1930s- and '40s-era adobe casitas is perfect if you're seeking seclusion and quiet, yet desire proximity to museums, restaurants, and shops. Casas de Sueños (sueños means dreams in Spanish) is a few blocks south of Old Town Plaza, on a peaceful residential street fringing the lush grounds of Albuquerque Country Club. Each uniquely decorated unit opens onto a warren of courtyards and gardens that are
spotted with sculptures and tilework that echo the inn's past as artist housing. Saltillo-tile floors, kiva-style fireplaces, skylights, and Southwestern furnishings are typical. Most rooms have flat-screen TVs and some sleep as many as four adults. The full breakfast is served in the former studio of Taos painter J.R. Willis; don't forget to take a peak at the building's topper—it's local architect Bart Prince's Nautilus.