La Posada de Santa Fe, a Tribute Portfolio Resort & Spa

A luxe former artist colony in Santa Fe
A short stroll from Santa Fe Plaza — the heart of the City Different — and nestled within six acres of gardens sits La Posada de Santa Fe, a Tribute Portfolio Resort & Spa.

While the bustling plaza certainly is a draw in this chic Southwestern town, you will find little reason to leave this newly renovated resort due to its top-notch Native American-inspired spa, celebrated New Mexican restaurant and popular historic bar.

Abraham and Julia Staab built their French Second Empire-style mansion in 1882. Today, the original home houses the lobby, restaurants and popular Staab House bar.

Paths lead from the Staab House to contemporary Southwest-style rooms nestled among 100-year-old cottonwood trees, flower gardens, fountains and contemporary sculpture art. Some guests and staff believe Julia still occupies her home, and the resort itself uses her as a muse.
Our Inspector's Highlights
• The luxury hotel’s proximity to downtown Santa Fe allows you to stroll to many museums, sites and shopping, and complimentary shuttle service within two miles of the resort is available.

• Throughout the gardens, contemporary statuary, fountains and fire features provide a meditative walk to your private casita.

• There are ample opportunities for relaxation at La Posada de Santa Fe—weekend yoga classes are offered and an outdoor heated saltwater pool and hot tub are open year-round.

• The 5,000-square-foot Spa Sage at La Posada has eight treatment rooms and a salon. You’ll find a diverse range of treatments using local ingredients, including the Santa Fe Chocolate Chile Wrap — Chimayo red chile, chocolate, marine algae and body butter are used to hydrate skin.

• Viga’s Bar and Grill, located within the Santa Fe hotel, is beloved for its specialty drinks, such as the Chile Ristra Margarita with Don Julio Reposado, pineapple puree, chipotle and cilantro, and its full-page menu of tequilas.
Things to Know
• Throughout the original rooms of The Staab House (including the restaurants and bars), make note of the intricate wooden-inlay floor, high ceilings with molding, ornate mantels and other historic details.

• La Posada de Santa Fe has an onsite curator for its $3 million contemporary art collection displayed in the original Staab House.

• Lively weekly resort activities include Margarita Mondays, Tuesday s’mores at the patio fireplace and a Friday Chef’s Reception followed by a tour with La Posada’s art curator.
The Rooms
• All rooms include high-speed Wi-Fi, complimentary bottled water, 37-inch flat-screen TVs, spa bathrobes, Keurig coffee and tea and C.O. Bigelow amenities.

• The detached rooms are now called casitas (Spanish for “little houses”) and have been newly remodeled with great success — the contemporary Southwest rooms have off-white plastered walls, Saltillo tile floors, wood beam ceilings and Southwestern leather and wrought-iron furniture.

• Colorful Native American and Spanish-inspired art grace the walls. Many casitas come with a wood- or gas-burning kiva fireplace and an enclosed patio.

• Bathrooms offer marble countertops and ornately framed mirrors with Spanish punched tin.
The Restaurants
• Julia, A Spirited Restaurant & Bar is the fine-dining option located off the lobby within the Staab House. Anchored by a large fireplace topped with a Spanish punched-tin mirror, the space looks as if it could have been a grand ballroom.

• Open for dinner, Julia provides a contemporary Southwestern menu with locally sourced ingredients and an extensive wine list. Popular starters include tuna and lobster claw parfait with Indian fry bread and beef tartare with quail egg.

• Adjacent to Julia, Viga Bar and Grill serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a more relaxed atmosphere. In the morning, choose from smoothies, oatmeal, huevos rancheros and Belgian waffles, or visit for a variety of burgers, soups and salads at lunch and dinner.

• At The Staab House, sit in a leather high-back chair at the well-stocked antique bar, or find a leather easy chair in front of the fireplace. Light bar fare such as Wagyu beef sliders, burgers and calamari are served.
Getting There
330 East Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
TEL505-986-000 | 855-811-0050
La Posada de Santa Fe, a Tribute Portfolio Resort & Spa