Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Chimayó de Santa Fe

125 Washington Ave., Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87501, USA

Among the handful of midprice, full-service hotels within a couple of blocks of the Plaza, this attractive, Territorial-style adobe hotel with a mix of spacious standard rooms and even bigger suites is a terrific option, especially given the extensive amenities available in many units—wet bars, kitchenettes, spacious sitting areas. All the rooms are decorated with handcrafted furnishings and Southwestern textiles, and have wood-burning fireplaces and either shared or private patios. You enter some rooms through a charming central courtyard, while others are set down interior hallways. The hotel's main restaurant, Estevan, serves a mix of traditional New Mexican and international fare, and the offbeat Low 'n Slow Lowrider Bar—decked in artfully displayed vintage car parts—is a fun spot for a drink. In an additional nod to the area's low-rider and cruising culture, the hotel owns a 1964 Impala lowrider in which guests can be escorted around the Plaza. The hotel is beside the venerable city library and across the street from the New Mexico History Museum and several good restaurants.


  • Unbeatable location
  • Spacious rooms and extensive in-room perks are nice for families or groups
  • Offers free Downtown walking tours May–October


  • In a crowded part of Downtown
  • No pool or gym
  • Can have some street noise




Phones: 855-752–9273 | 505-988–4900


54 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals