16 Santa Fe Hotels Right in the Heart of Everything

Andrew Collins | February 06, 2018

One of the oldest cities in North America, Santa Fe is also a relatively small and compact city with an abundance of noteworthy historic attractions, fantastic restaurants, stylish boutiques, historic hotels, and acclaimed galleries in its downtown core. That said, a big reason for visiting Santa Fe is to explore the many intriguing sites and natural wonders in the greater area. With that in mind, it's absolutely possible to enjoy a visit to Santa Fe without a car, as you can rely on cabs, Uber, and local tour operators for trips farther afield. But if you are here without a car, choose one of these excellent downtown hotels in the heart of Santa Fe, all of which have plenty to see and do within walking distance.


Inn at Vanessie

Why it made the list

A few blocks west of the Plaza and north of the Railyard District, this luxurious boutique inn also adjoins an excellent restaurant and popular piano cabaret. Several excellent restaurants along North Guadalupe Street—Fire & Hops, Dolina Bakery, Taco Fundación—are a short stroll to the north.

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Pueblo Bonito Bed & Breakfast Inn

Why it made the list

This 18-room historic inn is one of the top values in the city center. It's on the border between two great neighborhoods, South Capitol and the Railyard District, and the legendary grocery store, Kaune's, is a short stroll away and is stocked with gourmet food and fine wines and craft beers.

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Casa de Tres Lunas

Why it made the list

This small, charming inn is set along Paseo de Peralta, the main thoroughfare encircling the downtown core, meaning it's just a five-minute stroll to the Plaza and a similarly short amble to Canyon Road's famous galleries.

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Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza Hotel

Why it made the list

A perfect choice if you're seeking an upscale, but not exorbitantly pricey, chain property that's both a few blocks from the Plaza and the same distance from the trendy Railyard District, the Hilton also has a variety of great restaurants, galleries, and boutiques within a couple of blocks as well as the Lensic Performing Arts Center.

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La Posada de Santa Fe

Why it made the list

One of the best accommodations in town if you want to be close to Canyon Road's dozens of galleries, La Posada is a handsome resort with plenty of amenities right on the property, including two restaurants and two hotels and one of the city's best spas.

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Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi

Why it made the list

The only way to get closer to the historic Plaza, and adjacent Palace of the Governors, is to camp out on a bench. The Inn of the Anasazi is just a stone's throw away and also a short walk from Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, and such beloved restaurants as The Shed, La Boca, and Casa Sena

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La Fonda on the Plaza

Why it made the list

The true heart of Santa Fe's soul, both culturally and geographically, La Fonda overlooks the Plaza and is steps from Loretto Chapel, Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and the New Mexico Museum of Art.

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