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What happens when you combine a highly-enterprising and honored tribal government with the hotel management talent of a gentleman trained British-style? The results are the gracious and close customer care of Santa Fe’s only Native American-owned hotel, a warm and refined example of Pueblo architecture and Native art that’s located in a polished and convenient setting in historic downtown Santa Fe. Indeed, you are embraced by Hotel Santa Fe the Hacienda & Spa.
Owned by the people of the Picuris Pueblo, Hotel Santa Fe the Hacienda & Spa is the only venture of its kind. The Picuris (“people of the hidden valley”) was one of the largest tribes in the region in the 19th century. By 1900, however, war, religious strife, and disease reduced it to the smallest. Managing to maintain their collective honor for their Native culture and ambition to succeed, the Picuris opened Hotel Santa Fe in 1991. Now a Santa Fe landmark, the hotel, its Four Diamond addition—the Hacienda at Hotel Santa Fe—and the Spa at Hotel Santa Fe, is the ultimate in luxury accommodations and personalized service.Its location on the Paseo de Peralta, which encircles the center of Santa Fe, is a 15 minute walk from the graceful main plaza, and is across from the trendy Guadalupe Railyard District.
Inside the main lobby is a combination of restaurant seating for Amaya, known for being one of Santa Fe’s most preferred dining houses, adjacent to the hotel lounge where, as one TripAdvisor reviewer said, they pour “a mighty fine mixed drink.” The atmosphere is the epitome of Southwest intimacy with warm, gem-like tones, impressive timber beams, and an inviting kiva fireplace. For such a large and acclaimed destination, Hotel Santa Fe has the affinity of a smaller European pension. Guests especially love the London taxi service that whisks them away to any Santa Fe treasure they choose to visit. A highlight of visiting Hotel Santa Fe is the chance to see musician Ronald Roybal playing flute for guests in the lounge, just as he has done every week since the hotel opened.
The hotel’s rooms indulge you with the ultimate in comfort. There are innumerable accolades from visitors all over the Internet, with a particularly satisfied reviewer stating the beds “are the most comfortable we have ever experienced.” Another said this was the best place they had stayed anywhere. The Spa at Hotel Santa Fe is an immersion in relaxation and tranquility. Experience a hot stone massage, or choose from a selection of Ayurvedic therapies, facials, and nail care treatments. Special atmospheric touches emphasizing water, sky, and earth and an impressive array of treatment modalities will leave you blessed and blissed.
As a guest you can’t help but be impressed by the hotel’s interior design. It’s truly comfortable, but it’s also Southwest elegance at its finest. Don’t miss the extensive art collection displayed in the Hacienda at Hotel Santa Fe. It’s your own private museum within the amazing historic icon that is Santa Fe, the City Different.
For reservations and beautiful images, visit their website. Located in the historic district in Santa Fe, find this notable hotel at 1501 Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe, and phone them at 800-825-9876.