12 Top-Rated Resorts in New Mexico
It's for good reason that New Mexico has been given the nickname "The Land of Enchantment." This beautiful state is where you'll find some of the most stunning scenery in the American mid-west, from spectacular deserts to rugged mountain landscapes.
It's also a popular vacation destination, and to meet the needs of demanding travelers, hoteliers have risen to the challenge with a wide variety of accommodation options suitable for all budgets. The luxury hotel market includes popular brands such as the Four Seasons, whose Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe is worth considering if a chic place to stay and indulgence are top on your agenda.
There's also plenty of pampering on offer at the state's many boutique spa hotels. These include such locations as the Edelweiss Lodge & Spa in Taos Ski Valley and the Sunrise Springs Spa Resort in Santa Fe, both of which offer a variety of great options for families and couples that are worth considering. Whether you are traveling as a couple or you have the kids in tow, choose the best place to stay on your next vacation with our list of the top-rated resorts in New Mexico.
1. Inn of the Five Graces, Santa Fe
Ranked as the top luxury hotel in New Mexico, the elegant Inn of the Five Graces is a great place to stay for those wanting to experience the state capital of Santa Fe. Located just steps away from the city's historic downtown core, the inn's rooms are richly decorated and furnished, featuring exquisite handcrafted furniture and artworks. You can choose from one- and two-bedroom suites, most with king beds, separate sitting rooms, spacious mosaic-tiled bathrooms with separate showers and bathtubs, either patios or balconies, and - an especially nice touch - authentic wood-burning kiva fireplaces.
The inn's amenities are certainly world-class. Notable features include attentive concierge staff, a charming Tibetan-themed spa, a fitness center, and meeting and conference spaces. There are plenty of quiet spots to sit and relax, including a number of pleasant courtyards with attractive gardens and fountains.
Accommodation: Inn of the Five Graces
2. The Blake at Taos Ski Valley
Located in one of the top ski regions in the Southwest, The Blake at Taos Ski Valley is an 80-room alpine guesthouse, which offers quality service and luxury. Just steps away from the ski lifts, the hotel features one- and two-bedroom suites ranging in size from 1,165 square feet to 1,392 square feet. The one-bedroom units come with a king bed in the master bedroom, along with a pull-out couch in the living area, while the larger two-bedroom unit comes with a king bed in the master bedroom, either a queen or two twins in the second bedroom, plus a pull-out sofa bed (it also comes with an additional bathroom).
Features of these elegant and well-appointed suites include kitchenettes, gas fireplaces, laundry facilities, and HDTVs. (Some pet-friendly units are also available.) Amenities include concierge services, as well as a full-service spa and wellness center. There are also plenty of dining, shopping, and entertainment opportunities in the surrounding alpine-themed village.
Accommodation: The Blake at Taos Ski Valley
3. Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe
Another great Santa Fe property that's worth a visit, the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado is a sumptuously designed boutique hotel consisting of just 65 elegant rooms. Spacious and chic with a locally inspired design aesthetic, the rooms include standard features like indoor fireplaces, private terraces, and large bathrooms with stand-alone showers and bathtubs (bathrobes provided). Also included are handy wet bars with mini-fridges, HDTVs, and twice-daily housekeeping.
The amenities are certainly worthy of attention. Highlights include a world-class spa offering a wide variety of treatments, a fitness center, heated swimming pool, and a restaurant offering a variety of great dining experiences (in-room dining is also offered). Valet parking is available.
Accommodation: Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe
4. Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, Santa Fe
Consisting of just 58 luxurious guestrooms, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi is another must-stay location when traveling to Santa Fe. A popular choice of room for couples are the well-appointed superior king rooms, each decorated with original local artworks, handcrafted furniture, and regional textiles. An additional treat is the inclusion of a gas-lit kiva fireplace. Be sure to request a room with a balcony, which comes with comfortable seating and great views.
When you're not out and about exploring Santa Fe, there's plenty to do on-site. Notable amenities include a fitness center, in-room massage service, and plenty of quiet space where you can kick back and relax. Dining, shopping, and entertainment opportunities are all available close by.
Accommodation: Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi
5. Sunrise Springs Spa Resort, Santa Fe
Set amid 70 acres of land in Santa Fe, Sunrise Springs Spa Resort is a popular getaway destination for couples, families, and corporate gatherings. Accommodations include 20 large and luxurious stand-alone bungalows, along with an additional 32 garden-view rooms. Whichever size you opt for, features include private balconies or patios, blackout curtains and blinds, mini-fridges, and plush bathrobes.
The amenities are certainly world-class and include a full-service spa, well-furnished terraces surrounding the saltwater swimming pool, hot tubs, and a unisex steam room and steam showers. In addition to exploring the lovely grounds (the gardens alone cover some 20 acres), guests can enjoy fun and informative cooking or art classes, dining in the restaurant or café, taking a yoga class, or working out in the gym,
Accommodation: Sunrise Springs Spa Resort
6. Hotel Chaco, Albuquerque
Its location in historic old town Albuquerque has certainly been a benefit to Hotel Chaco, one of the top luxury places to stay in the city. It's also a bonus for guests, who find themselves perfectly positioned to enjoy everything this fine city has to offer. Each of the hotel's 118 luxury rooms and suites feature high ceilings and large windows, ensuring they're bright and airy. Another benefit are the city and mountain views from the balconies. Other features include tile floors, comfy seating, a work space with desk, and original artworks. If available, be sure to book into one of the large presidential suites with their spacious patios and balconies; separate living rooms with a fireplace; dining areas; master bedrooms; and luxurious master bathrooms with a double vanity, deluxe shower, and separate stone soaking tub.
While it's fun exploring the city, it's also pleasant spending time in and around this charming hotel... especially around its attractive gardens. Other amenities include a large heated outdoor swimming pool, fitness center (with yoga classes), rooftop restaurant, business center, and complimentary snacks.
Accommodation: Hotel Chaco
7. La Fonda on the Plaza, Santa Fe
Thanks to its distinction as the only hotel in the famed Santa Fe Plaza, La Fonda on the Plaza is an excellent choice for those wanting to explore this charming historic area. Consisting of 180 elegantly appointed rooms and suites, the accommodations spoil you for choice. With handcrafted furniture and authentic artwork, the rooms feature quality king or queen beds, separate living spaces with fireplaces, comfortable seating, and furnished balconies. If available, opt for one of the 15 larger luxury suites, which come with extras such as mini-fridges and additional living space.
A highlight of a stay here is sampling the three restaurants, popular for serving up authentic regional dishes. Also worth a visit is The Spa at La Fonda on the Plaza, with couples massages and many beauty treatments. The hotel even boasts its own impressive art collection, featuring the works of some of the city's best known artists (their work can be purchased in the hotel's gift shop). There's also a business center and plenty of meeting space.
Accommodation: La Fonda on the Plaza
8. Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, Santa Ana Pueblo
The Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa sits amid 550 acres near Bernalillo and is a great base from which to explore the surrounding region and the cities of Albuquerque and Santa Fe. There's plenty to do on-site, from relaxing and being spoiled in the Tamaya Mist Spa & Salon, enjoying a meal in one of five restaurants, or getting in a round or two of golf at the resort's championship course. Other fun things to do include trail riding, biking, and hiking.
It's a large resort - and one that's popular for large groups and conventions - consisting of 350 rooms and suites. In addition to boasting magnificent mountain or golf course views from their private balconies, your luxury unit features upgraded beds and bedding, large bathrooms with separate showers and bathtubs, and HDTVs. (Accessible units are also available for those with mobility issues.)
Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa
9. Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm, Los Ranchos De Albuquerque
Boasting one of the most idyllic vacation locations in New Mexico, the Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm in Los Ranchos De Albuquerque is set amid 25 acres of working farmland, which consists of beautiful gardens, lavender fields, and cottonwood trees. Built in 1932, the elegant inn features just 50 guest rooms, each unique and richly decorated with hand-carved fixtures and furnishings and exquisite New Mexican artwork. Highlights include authentic wood-burning fireplaces, mini-fridges, and terraces.
The amenities are certainly worth mentioning. Highlights include free newspapers; complimentary bike usage; a well-equipped fitness center; heated outdoor salt-water swimming pool; and excellent dining featuring communal long tables, which encourage guests to mix and mingle.
Accommodation: Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm
10. El Monte Sagrado, Taos
Located in Taos in northern New Mexico's high desert area, the luxurious El Monte Sagrado hotel offers a variety of exquisitely appointed rooms and suites. Popular with couples are the hot tub suites. These bright, 1,100-square-foot units consist of two-bedrooms, two bathrooms, a spacious living room, gas fireplaces, dining areas, and wet bars... and, of course, an exquisite private courtyard with a hot tub. Some pet-friendly units are available, so be sure to request one when making a reservation.
The rest of the hotel is also beautifully decorated, ensuring that spaces such as the spa are delightful places to relax. Also pleasant is exploring the grounds, with their beautiful gardens. Other notable features include an indoor waterfall and plenty of meeting and function space. There's also a restaurant featuring international cuisine, a library area with a pool table, concierge and laundry services, a business center, fitness center, and a heated indoor saltwater swimming pool and hot tub.
Accommodation: El Monte Sagrado
11. Inn & Spa at Loretto, Santa Fe
Located in the heart of Santa Fe and an easy walk to the city's top dining, entertainment, and shopping, the Inn & Spa at Loretto is a great choice of luxury hotel. Amenities include a full-service spa, heated outdoor swimming pool, fitness center (open 24-hours), and laundry services. Added services that make a stay here special include access to a secluded garden and fire pit, shops, and art galleries (there's even an artist in residence). A business center and valet parking are also available, as is a free guided walking tour of the city.
Accommodations include a mix of elegant rooms and suites, which come with a choice of king bed or two double beds, mini-fridges, and balconies. A nice touch are the bathrobes and slippers provided.
Accommodation: Inn & Spa at Loretto
12. Edelweiss Lodge & Spa, Taos Ski Valley
A great luxury option for winter sports enthusiasts, Edelweiss Lodge & Spa in Taos Ski Valley offers a variety of first-class accommodations. Ski-in, ski-out options include various deluxe one-bedroom condo-style units, some of which come with two bathrooms, separate master bedrooms with en suites, living areas with pull-out couches and gas fireplaces, full kitchens with high-quality appliances, dining areas, and balconies. A slightly smaller version with a single bathroom is perfect for couples on a romantic getaway.
The amenities available are certainly worth noting. Highlights include a fitness room, outdoor hot tub, dry sauna, and the use of ski lockers and complimentary ski valet service. In addition to on-site dining, guests also have access to a concierge service and a full-service spa.
Accommodation: Edelweiss Lodge & Spa