Best place to stay in Sante Fe

Old Dec 29th, 2007, 03:19 PM
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Best place to stay in Sante Fe

My husband and I are planning a trip to Sante Fe next July (no choice, we have to wait until our teenage kids are out of school and away). We have two free nights at Bishops Lodge, and plan on staying at least another few nights, somewhere else because I read some bad reviews of Bishops. We are looking for luxury stay, good service and amenities. Also, any suggestions of a second destination in the southwest, maybe southwest Colorado? We can be away for up to 10 days.
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Old Dec 29th, 2007, 04:26 PM
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For southwest Colorado, your best bets are probably Durango or Telluride. Telluride is more upscale than Durango, but D. certainly has some nice places to stay.
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We live in SW Colorado [after moving from Albuquerque] so know the areas pretty well.

Bishops Lodge, from the public places, seemed pretty nice to me. I don't know what the rooms are like. The property is very pretty. It is a bit of a ways from Santa Fe, so a car will be needed.

Come to SW Colorado. I would spend more time in Durango than Telluride. Telluride is nice, but 2 days is really all you need.

We just stayed overnight at a wonderful B&B in Durango. It was an amazing property and the hosts are the nicest people. The breakfast was cooked to order and delish. The rooms are spacious, and are comfortable. The bathroom was squeaky clean.

http://appleorchardinn.com/

We are headed back there for Valentine's Day.

I have quite a few posts on here about day trips in SW Colorado. Click on my name, or email me for info.

Be sure to go to Mesa Verde National Park.

There are great places in NM too.

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Old Dec 29th, 2007, 07:29 PM
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Taos would be nice also for 2 days or so.

http://www.adobepines.com/ is a wonderful place to stay.

Also, checkout Ten Thousand Waves just outside SF.

If you need a nice place to stay in ABQ - Tamaya Hyatt is great place. There is also a nice Embassy Suites not too far from ABQ airport.
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A couple of suggestions for other hotels in Santa Fe--the Hacienda at the Hotel Santa Fe and the Inn of the Anasazi.
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I agree with Inn of the Anasazi, and would add La Posada and Inn of the Five Graces.
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Here is another enthusiastic vote for Inn of the Anasazi and I will throw in a suggestion for elk steak at Geronimo's.

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Bishop's Lodge has lost it charm and hospitality for us on our past stays as they are catering to the corporate crowd. The newer rooms are nicely decorated and the bathrooms are larger than the smaller historic rooms. While we love the setting -- especially the patio and large fireplace and stables on site -- it has lost its charm which is very sad to us. Also, a resort fee is imposed which isn't unusual anymore but still irritating to me. They do offer a free shuttle to town if you don't have a car which is nice.

Inn of Five Graces is a very nice place to stay and would highly recommend it. We think its the nicest of all lodging in Santa Fe. Great host, great service and close to the plaza and restaurants. And the rooms are decked out in antique rugs and antiques.

www.fivegraces.com

Also, La Posada has improved. Nice rooms. Has a spa on site and one of the best restaurants in town for a very extravagant dinner -- Fuego. La Posada does charge that dreaded resort fee and parking is high, too. The grounds are beautiful and cocktails in the courtyard are highly recommended.

www.laposada.rockresorts.com

Inn of the Anasazi is another great choice. Rooms are well appointed, spa services available and a great location near shopping and restaurants. I don't recommend their restaurant at this time as it seems to be in a slump. I do recommend the cozy bar.

I highly recommend Ten Thousand Waves for spa services. It rates as one of the top spas in the US and is a "must-do" anytime we are in Santa Fe.

www.tenthousandwaves.com

July is high season so book as soon as you can.

Southwest Colorado is Debi's neck of the woods and agree you must go to Mesa Verde.

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If you want an extremely friendly, very comfortable B&B within walking distance of downtown, I recommend El Farolito. It was one of the best stays we've ever had anywhere!
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