8 Santa Fe Hotels That You'll Want to Hang Out In

Andrew Collins | February 07, 2018

With atmospheric Spanish Colonial hotels steeped in history, spa resorts with gorgeous lounges, and more than a few small inns with fireplace-warmed living rooms, Santa Fe and the surrounding mountains and high desert abound with lodgings that have common areas and landscaped grounds every bit as inviting as the guest rooms. Here are some of the best hotels for relaxing amid the grounds.

#8

Sunrise Springs Spa Resort

Why it made the list

This beautiful, 70-acre spa resort on the far south side of Santa Fe offers a wonderful mix of indoor and outdoor spaces, the most appealing of which overlook a natural pond. There's the smartly appointed Moon House Lounge, a lovely spot for cocktails warmed by a central fireplace. And outside, you can soak in a large saltwater pool or soak up the sun on a sprawling patio.

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#7

Inn at the Delta

Why it made the list

Guests at this reasonably priced boutique hotel north of Santa Fe in the small city of Español can happily chill out in the grand and gracious main house, where an attractive lobby is decorated with fine Native and Spanish artwork. The room is lined with tall windows, and there's a gracious dining room where a complimentary breakfast is served each morning.

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#6

Hotel St. Francis

Why it made the list

Guests at this historic Downtown hotel are sometimes surprised by the sleek, contemporary aesthetic of the lobby, with its stone floors, plaster walls, and minimalist look. It's a fine spot to lounge inn, but you can just as happily enjoy yourself in the swanky Secreto Lounge, which is renowned for craft cocktails, and the Gruet Winery Tasting Room.

Just one block south of the Plaza, this stately three-story Read More

#5

Inn and Spa at Loretto

Why it made the list

This attractive property in the city center has one of the largest and most inviting lobbies in Santa Fe. It's decorated with fine artwork and adjoins a great little bar. Step outside to reach the beautifully landscaped grounds and pool. Luminaria, the restaurant, is excellent, too.

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#4

Inn on the Alameda

Why it made the list

A key strength of this dandy hotel a short walk from Canyon Road is the handsomely furnished lobby, with its beam ceilings, wood-burning fireplace, and ample seating, which includes Mexican-style rocking chairs and upholstered armchairs. It's the sight of an hour-long social hour each afternoon, featuring complimentary drinks and light food.

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#3

La Posada de Santa Fe

Why it made the list

This handsome spa resort on the eastern side of Downtown is set around a stunning three-story Second Empire mansion with an art-filled lobby, beautifully landscaped grounds, and several different historic bars and restaurants.

Rooms on the beautiful, quiet grounds of this hotel vary, bu Read More

#2

La Fonda on the Plaza

Why it made the list

Santa Fe's most historic hotel is also the city's unofficial living room. The gorgeous lobby abounds with fine shops and boutiques, a first-rate restaurant, and one of the best spots in town for margaritas. Tours of the hotel's stunning art collection leave from the lobby several times weekly. You won't find a more atmospheric lobby in this famously ancient city.

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#1

Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi

Why it made the list

It's a tough call: which of the supremely elegant and stylish common spaces at this luxurious inn are the most appealing for relaxation? The intimate Living Room or the sun-filled library? In both you'll find cushy lounge seating and wood-burning fireplaces. The restaurant and bar are first-rate, too.

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  • 8. Sunrise Springs Spa Resort
    242 Los Pinos Rd.,Santa Fe,NM,USA,87507
  • 7. Inn at the Delta
    243 N. Paseo de Onate (US 84/285),Española,New Mexico,USA,87532
  • 6. Hotel St. Francis
    210 Don Gaspar Ave.,Santa Fe,New Mexico,USA,87501
  • 5. Inn and Spa at Loretto
    211 Old Santa Fe Trail,Santa Fe,New Mexico,USA,87501
  • 4. Inn on the Alameda
    303 E. Alameda St.,Santa Fe,New Mexico,USA,87501
  • 3. La Posada de Santa Fe
    330 E. Palace Ave.,Santa Fe,New Mexico,USA,87501
  • 2. La Fonda on the Plaza
    100 E. San Francisco St.,Santa Fe,New Mexico,USA,87501
  • 1. Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi
    113 Washington Ave.,Santa Fe,NM,USA,87501

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