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Recommended accommodations in New Mexico

Böttger-Koch Mansion, 110 San Felipe NW, 87104
It's hard to beat the Old Town location of this 1912 Victorian which was the first winner of the New Mexico Hotel & Motel Association's "Inn of the Year" award in 1997.
Each of the seven beautifully decorated rooms has a VCR, and some of the rooms have wonderful architectural details like pressed-tin ceilings. There's a pretty patio, and a gourmet breakfast and evening wine and hors d'oeuvres are included in the room rate. A great choice for those who want to be within walking distance of the plaza, and its shops and restaurants.
Phone:  800.758.3639 or
Fax:  505.243.4378
Doubles from:   139USD

Casita Chamisa, 850 Chamisal Rd. NW, 87107
Those who are interested in anthropology or Native American culture can have a unique experience at this 150-year-old pueblo smack dab in the middle of an archaeological dig. The main house guest room has tile floors, a fireplace, and a separate entry. The two-bedroom guesthouse has a fireplace, a small kitchen, and a greenhouse. Guests are welcome to enjoy the hot tub, the heated swimming pool, and redwood sun decks. Breakfast is included and served on the patio. Casita Chamisa is in Albuquerque's North Valley, 15 minutes from Old Town.
Phone:  505.897.4644
Double room:   95USD
Two-bedroom guest house:  135USD

Hacienda Antigua, 6708 Tierra Dr. NW, 87107
Located in a 200-year-old adobe that once served as a coaching inn, Hacienda Antigua surrounds a beautiful courtyard shaded by cottonwoods. Rooms have fireplaces, Mexican tile or wood floors and fridges, and are furnished with antiques. There's a hot tub, lap pool, and patio where guests enjoy a lovely breakfast. The North Valley location is fifteen minutes from Old Town.
Phone:  800.201.2986 or 505.345.5399
Fax:  505.345.3855
Doubles from:   99USD

La Posada de Albuquerque, 125 Second St. NW, 87102
New Mexico native Conrad Hilton built this, his fourth hotel, in 1939. Today, the National Register of Historic Places property has been beautifully restored and the Spanish tiles, hard-carved wooden beams and furnishings, and wrought iron make La Posada feel like an Andalusian villa. The two-story lobby has a tile fountain, tin chandeliers, murals, a beamed ceiling, and ballustraded balcony. Rooms are decorated in the Southwestern style and most are large and well appointed. The location is convenient to everything and the Jane Butel School of Southwestern Cooking is on the premises. There's live entertainment in the lounge on Friday and Saturday nights. Guest can use the facilities at a nearby health club. A good choice for those who prefer a hotel to a bed and breakfast. Currently closed for renovations
Phone:  800.777.5732 or 505.242.9090
Fax:  505.242.1945
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The Brittania & W. E. Mauger Estate, 701 Roma Ave. NW, 87102
Located between Old Town and Downtown in a restored Queen Anne dating from 1897, the Mauger (pronounced "Major") Estate is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Guests can use the facilities at a health club five blocks away. The stylish rooms features nice extras like stocked refrigerators, Satellite Televisions and data ports. Internet access and fax service is available for those traveling on business or wanting to stay in touch. You can even have a private e-mail address during your stay. A gourmet breakfast which could include an Asparagus Souffle or Green Chili Pie is included in the room rate. Another plus for roadtrippers -- pets are accepted.
Phone:  800.719.9189 or 505.242.8755
Fax:  505.842.8835
Doubles from:   99USD

Ranchos de Taos (Taos)
Adobe and Pines Inn, 4107 Highway 68 , 87557
Located in an adobe hacienda dating from the 1830s, the Adobe and Pines Inn is one of the most highly regarded B-and-Bs in Taos. The beautiful 80-foot portal is fronted by a courtyard and there's a stream crossed by an old stone bridge on the two-and-a-half acre property. Each of the colorfully decorated rooms has a private bath, private entrance, sitting area, and CD player and all but one have a fireplace. In fact, several of the rooms have a second fireplace in the bathroom and large Jacuzzi tubs. There's also a well-equipped cottage with a kitchen. Guests can enjoy the views of the Taos Mountains from the hot tub. Spa treatments are available and a gourmet breakfast is included in the room rate. The Adobe and Pines is about four miles south of Taos plaza, near the St. Francis of Assisi Church.
Phone:  800.723.8267 or 505.751.0947
Fax:  505.758.8423
Doubles from:   98USD

Santa Fe
Adobe Abode, 202 Chapelle Street, 87501
In Santa Fe's McKenzie historic district, Adobe Abode was built in 1907 to serve as the Fort Marcy Officer's Quarters. It's a short stroll from the plaza and the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Very stylish accommodations are available in the main house and in private "casitas" surrounding the courtyard. Each of the six rooms and suites is individually decorated in a different style -- from Provence country house to Adirondack lodge. Two of the casitas have fireplaces and all have small patios and private entrances. There are lots of nice extras here, like evening sherry and Santa Fe biscuits throughout the day. A full breakfast, which might include a green chile souffle, is included in the room rate.
Phone:  505.983.3133
Fax:  505.983.3132
Doubles from:   139USD

Alexander's Inn, 529 E. Palace Avenue, 87501
In a 1903 Craftsman a few blocks from the Plaza, Alexander's Inn is nicely located and well priced. There are five rooms in the main house and two two-story cottages with small kitchens and fireplaces. Rooms are decorated with antiques like four-poster beds, Oriental rugs, and fresh flowers. Guests may use the facilities at a neighboring health club, and there's a hot tub for relaxing after a hard day of gallery hopping. You can enjoy the included continental breakfast in your room or on the verandah. And fresh baked goodies are always available. Not all rooms have a private bath, so be specific when making reservations.
Phone:  888.321.5123 or 505.986.1431
Fax:  505.982.8572
Doubles from:   95USD

Bishop's Lodge, 1297 Bishop's Lodge Road, 87501
This Mobil four-star property was built in 1851 in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains as a retreat for Santa Fe's first bishop. It's about a ten-minute drive from downtown. With 111 rooms set in 15 "lodges," it's not exactly intimate, but with several hundred acres to roam, guests don't feel hemmed in. The chapel on the property is on the National Register of Historic Places. Many of the rooms have balconies, some with wonderful views of the Jemez Moutains, and 57 of the rooms have fireplaces. There's a swimming pool, health club, tennis courts, and horseback riding from April through October. The award-winning Bishop's Lodge Restaurant serves Southwestern cuisine. Just the spot for those who want to be away from the city and enjoy the fresh air.
Phone:  800.419.0492 or 505.983.6377
Fax:  505.989.8739
Doubles from:   189USD

Dos Casas Viejas, 610 Agua Fría Street, 87501
In a half-acre, walled compound in downtown Santa Fe, Dos Casa Viejas is made up of the two old houses for which the property is named and several small casitas. It's a ten-minute walk to the plaza and close to the Sanbusco Market. Each room has a private patio with willow furniture, Mexican tile floors, a kiva fireplace, a CD player, and a refrigerator stocked with complimentary beverages and snacks. Those who want a little pampering can arrange to have spa treatments in their room. A continental breakfast is included and can be enjoyed in the common room or by the lovely lap pool, or you can take it back to your terrace. All in all, this is one of the nicest properties in Santa Fe.
Phone:  505.983.1636
Fax:  505.983.1749
Doubles from:   195USD

Eldorado Hotel, 309 W. San Francisco St. , 87501
Just off Santa Fe's plaza, Santa Fe's first four-star, four diamond property is the frequent choice of visiting celebrities. Rooms and public areas are beautifully decorated in the Southwestern style and adorned with more than $1 million worth of fine art. Many rooms have fireplaces and balconies overlooking the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. There's a heated rooftop pool and Jacuzzi, a health club, sauna, and business center, and spa treatements are available. The property recently completed a $3.5 million renovation and now offers its guests high-speed Internet access in more than 200 of its rooms. The award-winning Old House Restaurant serves Southwestern cuisine, and service -- including Butler service -- is among the best in town. A good choice for those who appreciate luxury and prefer a hotel to an inn.
Phone:  800.955.4455 or 505.988.4455
Fax:  505.995.4544
Doubles from:   180USD

Grant Corner Inn, 122 Grant Avenue, 87501
Voted "Best B&B in Santa Fe" in 2000 and 2001 by the Santa Fe Reporter, the Grant Corner Inn is nicely located next to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, two blocks from the Plaza. Once you're inside the picket fence, surrounded by gardens and willows, you'll forget that you're steps from everything. Rooms are individually decorated and furnished with antiques such as hand-painted armoires and four-poster beds. There's a separate "hacienda" with two bedrooms and a kitchen for those seeking more room. Breakfast, which is included in the room rate, is an event here with entrees like artichoke basil eggs Benedict, pumpkin raisin pancakes, and green chile black bean burritos. A lovely place to stay.
Phone:  800.964.9003 or 505.983.6678
Fax:  505.983.1526
Doubles from:   130USD

Inn of the Anasazi, 113 Washington Ave., 87501
A Conde Nast Traveler 2007 Gold List and Travel & Leisure Top Worlds Best U.S. winner, along with additional accolades, the Inn of the Anasazi has been the place to stay in Santa Fe since opening in 1991. Just off the plaza, the hotel is beautiful with flagstone floors, beamed ceilings, and original art throughout. Each of its 57 large rooms has a fireplace, minibar, in-room safe, VCR, wireless internet access and hand-crafted furniture. The restaurant is arguably the best in town. Service is impeccable.
Phone:  800.688.8100 or 505.988.3030
Fax:  505.988.3277
Doubles from:   289USD

Inn on the Alameda, 303 E. Alameda St., 87501
Art lovers will appreciate the Inn on the Alameda's location five minutes from the Plaza and a short stroll to the galleries of Canyon Road. Over the years, the inn has expanded and what was once a bed and breakfast is now something of a compound with 69 rooms in four adobe buildings. The grounds are beautiful with cottonwoods and aspens providing cool shade in summer. Many rooms have fireplaces and balconies, and all are furnished with luxuries like Egyptian cotton sheets and Italian robes. The casita-style suites are huge and have hard wood floors and private patios. Starting at $255, they are a good buy. Breakfast is included in the room rate, as is afternoon wine and cheese. The two hot tubs are an added plus.
Phone:  888.984.2121 or 505.984.2121
Fax:  505.986.8325
Doubles from:   120USD

La Fonda, 100 E. San Francisco St., 87501
There's been some sort of hostel in the southeast corner of Santa Fe's Plaza since the city was founded in 1610. This one dates from 1922. Although its rooms have been renovated recently and the new deluxe rooms and suites in La Terraza roof-garden are very nice, La Fonda doesn't survive on the strength of its rooms or facilities. It's history that's the big draw here. Visitors and locals have been meeting in La Fonda's restaurants and bars for decades. There's no better place at sunset than the rooftop Bell Tower Bar and La Plazuela is one of the prettiest dining rooms in the city. The Pueblo Revival architecture, with its wood beams and tile floors, gives La Fonda an old world ambience, and there are hot tubs and a heated outdoor pool. And the Plaza front location is perfect for those who want to be right in the heart of things.
Phone:  800.523.5002 or 505.982.5511
Fax:  505.988.2952
Doubles from:    219USD

La Posada de Santa Fe Resort and Spa, 330 E. Palace Ave., 87501
On the property of a ranch dating from the 1880s, La Posada de Santa Fe combines Pueblo-style buildings with the original 1882 Staab mansion, which now houses the posada's delightful lounge. The ghost of Julia Staab is said to make occasional appearances. The six-acre property is just three blocks from the Plaza. A Rockresort, La Posada is gorgeous. In fact, it was featured in Architectural Digest. A $23 million renovation has spiffed up the rooms and brought a new full-service spa, but the older rooms are still on the small side. You can dine indoors or on the lovely patio. There's a heated outdoor pool and health center. La Posada is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World group.
Phone:  866.331.7625 or 505.986.0000
Fax:  505.982.6850
Doubles from:   169USD

Rancho Encantado, 198 NM 592, 87501
A member of Auberge Resorts, Rancho Encantado is set on 200 acres in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains eight miles from downtown. Over the years, the Rancho has hosted more than its share of luminaries -- everyone from Princess Grace and Prince Rainier to Robert Redford. New owners bought the property and it is scheduled to reopen in early 2007 following a complete overhaul. Private casitas with fireplaces, private patios and hot tubs are planned, as is a full-service spa and fitness center. Rooms will have CD/DVD players and high-speed Internet access. Horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, and other activities will be available.
Phone:  800.722.9339 or 505.982.3537
Fax:  505.983.8269

Water Street Inn, 427 Water Street, 87501
One of the Top 25 B&Bs according to Country Inns, the Water Street Inn offers good value for money a few blocks from the plaza. Located in a restored adobe, the Water Street Inn has tons of ambience with architectural details like brick floors, reed shutters, beamed ceilings, tile bathrooms, and private patios with fountains. Each of the rooms is decorated in the Southwestern style and offers amenities like VCRs, CD players, voice mail, and fireplaces or wood stoves. Breakfast and afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres are included in the rate. The well-regarded Vanessie Restaurant is next door. And there's a hot tub.
Phone:  800.646.6752 or 505.984.1193
Fax:  505.984.6235
Doubles from:   100USD

Casa de las Chimeneas, 405 Cordoba Lane, 87571
Located just three block from the plaza in an adobe dating from 1912, the "House of the Chimneys" is a AAA Four Diamond rated property. Each of the rooms has a private entrance, a fireplace, and a refrigerator stocked with snacks and beverages. Most of the rooms look out onto the courtyard gardens and fountains. The fitness facility offers spa treatments and massages, and there's a workout room, sauna, and hot tub. The room rate includes a three-course breakfast and an evening buffet supper which might include quesadillas, crepes, or a cheese torte.
Phone:  877.758.4777 or 505.758.4777
Fax:  505.758.3976
Doubles from:   180USD

Fechin Inn, 227 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, 87571
Named to the 2001 Conde Nast Traveler Gold List, the Fechin Inn opened in 1996 adjacent to the 1927 home of Russian painter Nicolai Fechin. The hotel is located on six quiet acres next to Kit Carson Park, yet it's only a few blocks to Taos Plaza. Hand-carved furniture, tile floors, stone tables, and wood beams add to the appeal. In-room amenities like data ports and mini-fridges ensure a pleasant stay. Most rooms have balconies or patios. And there's a hot tub, massage room, and fitness center. Although there's no restaurant, a continental breakfast is available.
Phone:  880.746.2761 or 505.751.1000
Fax:  505.751.7338
Doubles from:   127USD

Hacienda del Sol, 109 Mabel Dodge Lane, 87571
Named one of the "Top 10 Most Romantic Inns" in the country by U.S.A. Today, Hacienda del Sol is made up of three adobe buildings dating back to 1804, set on 1.2 landscaped acres. For many years, the hacienda belonged to art patron Mabel Dodge Luhan, and Willa Cather, D.H. Lawrence, and Georgia O'Keeffe were among the guests here. Rooms here vary quite a bit in terms of size, amenities, and overall appeal, but most have fireplaces and many have views of Taos Mountain. Guest can reserve the outdoor hot tub for a private half-hour soak. An elaborate breakfast and afternoon sweets are included in the room rate.
Phone:  866.333.4459 or 505.758.0287
Fax:  505.758.5895
Doubles from:   125USD

Historic Taos Inn, 125 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, 87571
Listed on the New Mexico and National Register of Historic Places, the Historic Taos Inn was originally purchased by the town's first physician in 1895 and converted into a hotel by his widow in 1936. Just off Taos Plaza, the Inn is a good choice for those who like to be in the heart of the action. The two-story Adobe Bar has been called "the living room of Taos." It has live music four nights a week. And Doc Martin's restaurant is one of the most popular in town. Rooms are located in the main building, the Sandoval House, and along the courtyard. They are decorated in the Southwestern style and many have fireplaces. The Inn is a short stroll to shops and restaurants.
Phone:  888.518.8267 or 505.758.2233
Fax:  505.758.5776
Doubles from:   70USD