These 17 Santa Fe Hotels Serve Up Free Breakfast

Andrew Collins | February 06, 2018

Breakfast is a popular meal in New Mexico, with hearty dishes like breakfast burritos smothered in green chile, piñon hot cakes, and huevos rancheros reflecting the region's diverse Spanish Colonial, Native American, and anglo culinary roots. Many of the smaller inns and B&Bs in town, along with a handful of larger hotels, include filling and delicious breakfasts in the rates. These properties are particularly well-regarded for their complimentary morning meals.


Drury Plaza Hotel

Why it made the list

One of the only large full-service hotels in Santa Fe that include a full hot breakfast in the rates, Drury Plaza serves its meals in an attractive atrium-style lobby with large windows that let in the New Mexico sunlight. These impressive breakfasts are buffet-style and include pancakes, eggs, biscuits, sausage, and more. It's nothing fancy, but it's a cut well-above the breakfasts served at most chain hotels.

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Inn on the Alameda

Why it made the list

Among the larger properties in Downtown Santa Fe, this stylish boutique hotel excels when it comes to the complimentary breakfasts. The buffet-style meals includes smoked salmon, excellent pastries, bagels, fresh fruit, bacon, sausage, and a range of hot dishes, which could include blintzes, French toast, chilaquiles, frittatas, or quiche.

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El Farolito

Why it made the list

The generous buffet breakfasts at this upscale inn in the South Capitol neighborhood always feature a hot egg dish along with plenty of fresh fruit and tempting baked goods. You can dine in the cheery breakfast room or out on a sunny patio. The inn's nearby sister property, Four Kachinas, serves equally excellent breakfasts.

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El Paradero Bed & Breakfast Inn

Why it made the list

One of Downtown Santa Fe's finest little inns, El Paradero features generous hot-cooked breakfasts each morning, with beautifully presented dishes like pecan pancakes with waffles and huevos rancheros. This cozy breakfast room has a kiva-style fireplace.

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Inn at the Delta

Why it made the list

Breakfasts at this reasonably priced Española inn are served in a large, gracious dining room featuring a world-class collection of Southwestern artwork. Green-chile burritos are a favorite in the morning, and there's always oatmeal, fruit, juices, baked goods, and plenty of other fixings to help you start your day.

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Rancho Nambe

Why it made the list

Meals in the morning at this 18th-century hacienda between Santa Fe and Chimayó are a highlight. They're served in a fireplace-lighted dining room and might feature tomato French toast or a seasonal vegetable frittata, plus first-rate coffee.

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Casa Cuma B&B

Why it made the list

Breakfasts at this charming little inn just north of downtown nearly always feature dishes with eggs laid by the resident chickens. Other fare might include baked stuffed French toast or breakfast quesadillas.

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Inn on the Paseo

Why it made the list

Waffles with fruit compote and breakfast tamales are a couple of the hearty and tasty dishes featured in the morning at this friendly B&B on the east side of Downtown. The lovely deck out back is a splendid spot for savoring breakfast on summer days.

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Ravens Ridge

Why it made the list

Guests at this intimate three-room B&B rave about the full breakfasts, which can be enjoyed in the breakfast room hung with the owners' exceptional artwork or out in the aromatic garden, amid fluttering hummingbirds. Eggs with mole sauce and oatmeal pancakes are among the favorite dishes.

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Bobcat Inn

Why it made the list

The helpful innkeepers at this secluded B&B on the south side of Santa Fe serve fine artisan-roasted Ohori's coffee to their guests each morning, along with granola, yogurt, baked goods, and New Mexico–inspired hot dishes like blue-corn pancakes. Mingle with other guests in the dining room or on the courtyard, or eat in the romantic privacy of your guest room.

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Casa Escondida B&B

Why it made the list

The deftly prepared hot breakfasts at this atmospheric Chimayó inn might feature lemon-blueberry pancakes or green-chile soufflée. On warm days, dine on the patio, soaking up views of the spectacular High Road to Taos scenery.

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Inn of the Turquoise Bear

Why it made the list

Breakfasts as this historic Spanish Colonial–Pueblo Revival inn are served at a long table in an elegant dining room warmed by a fire. The hot entrées here might feature quiche Lorraine, frittatas with farm-fresh vegetables, and blue-corn pancakes. Many guests choose to dine at one of the outdoor tables set among the inn's landscaped terraces during the warming months.

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The Madeleine

Why it made the list

A sister property to the neighboring Hacienda Nicholas, this gracious Victorian inn serves similarly sumptuous organic breakfasts—you might be treated to blueberry-stuffed French toast one morning, and then calabacita breakfast enchiladas the next. There's always house-made granola, too.

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Rancho Gallina Inn

Why it made the list

This rural inn with a gorgeous setting south of Santa Fe along the Turquoise Trail is run by innkeepers devoted both to sustainability and fine cuisine. This means in the morning you can count on absolutely delicious organic breakfast (featuring eggs provided by the happy residents chickens), which feature such eclectic fare as quiche with green chiles and Middle Eastern shakshouka.

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Hacienda Nicholas

Why it made the list

The kitchen at this inviting Downtown B&B balances healthy ingredients with slightly decadent touches in preparing such memorable morning dishes as blue-corn piñon waffles—and they'll happily share the recipes if you ask. In summer, the garden courtyard is an idyllic setting for your meal.

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Inn of the Five Graces

Why it made the list

At this ultra-luxurious boutique inn, the full breakfasts are as lavish as every other element of the property. There's always a gourmet hot entrée along with artisan breads, homemade granola, fresh fruit, and savory Southwestern dishes. You can feast in the landscaped courtyard or before a glowing fire in the art-filled dining room, but many guests enjoy their breakfasts back in their gorgeously appointed suites.

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Casa Culinaria Don Gaspar

Why it made the list

It's not surprising that breakfasts at this culinary-inspired inn run by a talented Cordon Bleu–trained chef are a highlight of many guests' stays. These full breakfasts feature local, organic ingredients as much as possible—among the rotation of about 15 different regular dishes, consider rolled bacon "flowers" with poached eggs and two types of chile sauce, or tomato confit and eggs over house-baked sourdough. Desserts might include peach-piñon crumble or a lemon tart with fresh-made whipped cream (you read that correctly—there's dessert at breakfast). If you enjoy the food here, consider taking one of the inn's cooking classes.

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