The 8 Best Hotels for Families in Santa Fe

Andrew Collins | February 06, 2018

Although Santa Fe has quite a few smaller inns and upscale, romantic hotels that are better suited to adults than families, you'll also find an increasing number of well-designed, and in some cases surprisingly economical, properties with extra beds, large sitting and dining areas, pools, and other elements that work well if you're traveling with kids.


El Rey Inn

Why it made the list

This attractively priced mid-century-modern hotel offers a wide range of accommodations, from traditional rooms (some with two beds) to larger casitas and suites with kitchenettes and sitting areas. There's also one larger option, The Lodge, that sleeps several guests and has 1.5 bathrooms and a full kitchen. The outdoor pool is one of the larger ones in Santa Fe.

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Cliff River Springs

Why it made the list

Ideal for family reunions and other big gatherings, and especially well-suited if your kids enjoy swimming (in a pristine spring-fed pond) and hiking, this secluded retreat is set on 1,200 acres of high desert about an hour's drive north of Santa Fe. The seven guest suites are set around a pretty common outdoor space with outdoor grills, and each unit has its own well-equipped kitchen.

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Las Palomas

Why it made the list

Family-welcoming but also luxurious and capturing Santa Fe's rich and colorful design style, this compound an easy walk from the Plaza is made up of several different historic buildings as well as some contemporary condos with one to three bedrooms. These latter units, the largest of which can sleep up to eight, have full kitchens and plenty of room for families to spread out and relax.

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Residence Inn

Why it made the list

This well-maintained all-suites accommodation is geared toward extended stays and has suites with two beds as well as sofa beds. Each suite has a full kitchen, and there's a very nice outdoor pool in the center of the property. Rates include a full hot breakfast, and there's also a small on-site convenience store, evening social hours with food on Monday through Wednesday nights, and a picnic area with grills.

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Villas de Santa Fe

Why it made the list

A 100-room apartment-style hotel on the northern edge of Downtown, Villas de Santa Fe has been designed with families and travelers planning extended stays in mind. There's a nice pool and courtyard with gas grills, and off the larger lobby, a small game room has a pool table. Units have one or two bedrooms, and the latter have two bathrooms as well, and all have well-stocked kitchens. The location is also handy for families planning summer hikes or winter skiing in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

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Fort Marcy Hotel Suites

Why it made the list

With a central location on the north side of downtown and such useful amenities as an indoor pool and full kitchens in every unit, Fort Marcy is one of the most popular options for vacationing families. One-, two-, and three-bedroom units are available.

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Campanilla Compound

Why it made the list

This is the most upscale of Santa Fe's apartment-style hotels, comprising 15 beautifully appointed casitas with wood-burning fireplaces and patios or balconies with Weber gas grills. Each unit has a kitchen with high-quality appliances and utensils, and sleeper sofas, and larger units have two bedrooms and bathrooms.

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Homewood Suites by Hilton Santa Fe–North

Why it made the list

Guests at this all-suites property with its own pretty pool can also use the pool and arcade and dine at the several restaurants next door at the sister property, the Hilton Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino. Many suites have two bedrooms, and all have separate living areas with sleeper sofas and fully equipped kitchens. Plus, the complimentary breakfast spread is excellent.

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