Our Favorite Santa Fe Hotels for LGBTQ Travelers

Andrew Collins | February 22, 2018

One of the most progressive small cities in the country, Santa Fe has long had a sizable and highly visible LGBT population, and it's favorite destination among LGBT travelers, too, especially couples planning romantic getaways. Virtually every accommodation in the city is gay friendly, from larger hotels to small B&Bs, but these lodgings have cultivated a bit more of a devoted following. That said, all of the properties here draw a mixed crowd—there are no LGBT-exclusive properties in Santa Fe.

#10

Casa Escondida B&B

Why it made the list

This small property in Chimayó, along the fabled High Road to Taos, makes an effort to make LGBT travelers feel extremely welcome.

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#9

Sunrise Springs Spa Resort

Why it made the list

The sister spa retreat of LGBT-popular Ojo Caliente, this upscale resort on the south side of Santa Fe has a sizable following with the community. Many of the staff are LGBT, and the soaking pools and spa are hugely popular.

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#8

Lodge at Santa Fe

Why it made the list

This mid-priced chain-style property is the closest large hotel in town to the Santa Fe Opera, has been a regular sponsor of Santa Fe Pride, and is part New Mexico's Heritage Hotels & Resorts company, which has long been extremely proactive in marketing to LGBT travelers. Other Heritage Hotels properties in Santa Fe include Eldorado Hotel & Spa, Hotel Chimayó de Santa Fe, Hotel St. Francis, and Inn and Spa at Loretto.

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#7

Inn at Vanessie

Why it made the list

One of the draws for LGBT travelers of staying at this upscale inn a few blocks west of the Plaza is that it adjoins Vanessie restaurant, which has an excellent cabaret lounge that's extremely popular with the local LGBT community.

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#6

Four Kachinas B&B

Why it made the list

An LGBT-owned sister inn to El Farolito, this cozy B&B with six warmly furnished rooms is a terrific option if you're seeking quiet and privacy, and most rooms have private exterior entrances.

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#5

Drury Plaza Hotel

Why it made the list

Downtown Santa Fe's newest full-service hotel is a charmer, with gorgeous common spaces and a hip and trendy rooftop perch, Bar Alto. The hotel has been a key sponsor of the annual Santa Fe Pride celebration in late June.

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#4

Hotel St. Francis

Why it made the list

Although Santa Fe has no full-time gay bars, the two bars at this stylish boutique hotel—Secreto Lounge and Gruet Winery Tasting Room—tend to be very popular with the LGBT community. The hotel is also part of the gay-popular Heritage Hotels & Resorts company.

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#3

Ten Thousand Waves

Why it made the list

An eco-friendly spa resort set in the foothills northeast of Downtown, Ten Thousand Waves draws a sizable LGBT contingent to soak in its communal and private tubs, enjoy treatments in the spa, and dine in the izakaya-style restaurant. The overnight accommodations here are sleek and contemporary.

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#2

El Farolito

Why it made the list

This attractive, upscale Adobe compound close to both the Railyard District and the Plaza is owned by charming hosts and partners Walt Wyss and Wayne Mainus. It's a perfect roost from a romantic getaway.

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#1

Inn of the Turquoise Bear

Why it made the list

Not are the owners of this rambling adobe inn on the southern edge of Downtown gay, the Turquoise Bear is also the former home of gay poet and scholar Witter Bynner, who lived here throughout the middle of the 20th century. Bynner entertained countless luminaries in this home, including W.H. Auden, Willa Cather, Stephen Spender, Georgia O'Keeffe, Christopher Isherwood, and Errol Flynn

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  • 10. Casa Escondida B&B
    64 CR 100,Chimayó,New Mexico,USA,87522
  • 9. Sunrise Springs Spa Resort
    242 Los Pinos Rd.,Santa Fe,NM,USA,87507
  • 8. Lodge at Santa Fe
    750 N. St. Francis Dr.,Santa Fe,New Mexico,USA,87501
  • 7. Inn at Vanessie
    427 W. Water St.,Santa Fe,New Mexico,USA,87501
  • 6. Four Kachinas B&B
    512 Webber St.,Santa Fe,New Mexico,USA,87505
  • 5. Drury Plaza Hotel
    823 Paseo de Peralta,Santa Fe,New Mexico,USA,87501
  • 4. Hotel St. Francis
    210 Don Gaspar Ave.,Santa Fe,New Mexico,USA,87501
  • 3. Ten Thousand Waves
    21 Ten Thousand Waves Rd., off NM 475,Santa Fe,New Mexico,USA,87504
  • 2. El Farolito
    514 Galisteo St.,Santa Fe,New Mexico,USA,87501
  • 1. Inn of the Turquoise Bear
    342 E. Buena Vista St.,Santa Fe,New Mexico,USA,87505

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