This 11-story Southwestern-style hotel rises distinctly above Old Town's ancient structures. As a Heritage Hotels & Resorts property, attention is paid throughout to New Mexico's artisan craftwork, from Nambe Pueblo-designed metal work to Navajo rugs. The large rooms have elegant, contemporary desert-color appointments, hand-wrought furnishings, and tile bathrooms; most rooms have a small balcony, which opens out onto some fine views. Garduños offers casual New Mexican
food; its bar specializes in margarita flights. Thursday's salsa night in the Q-Bar lounge draws a large local crowd, as do events at their adjacent, historic adobe property, Casa Esencia. Spa treatments and facials are available.