What are the best hotels in Santa Fe?

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If it’s Southwestern solitude you’re after, head for the hills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe. The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel was designed as a destination for wellness and rejuvenation, and you’ll find a spa that melds Southwestern traditions with Asian and Ayurvedic treatments. Guest rooms are casita-style — we love their wood-burning fireplaces and mountain views.

Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe is just 10 minutes away from city attractions, but if convenience is your deciding factor when it comes to choosing a hotel, we recommend staying at Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi. This Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel is in the middle of downtown Santa Fe and is a short stroll from the New Mexico Museum of Art. Once you walk through the hotel’s authentic, handcrafted doors, though, its quiet luxury will welcome and relax you.

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Santa Fe is a land of luxury hotels and indulgent resorts, but some of the best places to stay are:

1. Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi. Guest rooms at this Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel near Santa Fe Plaza boast kiva fireplaces and Southwestern textiles, and the hotel’s excellent Anasazi Restaurant is similarly rooted in New Mexico tastes.

2. Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe. Located just north of downtown in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, this Four-Star Four Seasons is a wellness haven with a Four-Star spa and beautiful casitas for guests.

3. La Fonda on the Plaza. This historic property, often called “the living room of Santa Fe,” stands out for its location near the Plaza; its comfortable, recently refurbished rooms and suites; La Plazuela restaurant; and the La Fiesta Lounge and Bell Tower Bar that probably offers the best views of Santa Fe’s famous sunsets.

4. La Posada de Santa Fe. Once the Victorian home of the wealthy Stabb family, La Posada has expanded to a compound of luxurious rooms with corner fireplaces, fine dining at Fuego, a full-service spa and gardens throughout its grounds — all within walking distance of the Plaza.

5. Inn and Spa at Loretto. Modeled after the stepped exterior of Native American pueblos, this hotel’s Southwest motif continues in its luxury rooms, shops, Luminaria Restaurant (with patio dining) and Spa at Loretto.

6. Hotel St. Francis. The elegant Hotel St. Francis, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a block from the Plaza and features a fine dining restaurant, Tabla de Los Santos, along with New Mexico artisans displaying their skills in its lobby.

7. Eldorado Hotel & Spa. Well-appointed Pueblo Revival-style rooms, Agave Lounge, Nidah Spa and The Old House Restaurant make this large hotel feel like a boutique.

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