Because it's the closest thing Santa Fe has to a convention hotel, the Eldorado sometimes gets a bad rap, but it's actually quite inviting, with individually decorated rooms and stunning mountain views. Rooms, which received an attractive makeover in 2013, are stylishly furnished with carved Southwestern-style desks, large upholstered club chairs, and art prints; many have terraces or kiva-style fireplaces. The rooftop pool and gym are great fun, and the hip Agave Lounge
is one of the most inviting happy-hour and late-night snacking spots in town—it's far better than the main restaurant, the Old House, which is pricey and inconsistent. A full slate of treatments, from Vichy rain showers to High Mesa salt scrubs, is offered by the hotel's Nidah Spa.