Inn and Spa at Loretto – Destination Hotels & Resorts
What We Love
- One of the most striking buildings in town, thanks to Pueblo-inspired architecture
- A $7.5 million refurbishment in 2008 raised the caliber of the rooms
- In common areas, works by leading Santa Fe artists are on display (and for sale)
- Year-round heated outdoor pool
What To Know
- Dogs and cats are welcome ($20 nightly per room), and the hotel is close to several pet-friendly trails
- A $15 (plus tax) resort fee per night will be collected by Jetsetter upon checkout
- Valet parking is $21 (plus tax)
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- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The contemporary-yet-traditional inn offers some of the most elegant accommodations and lounge spaces in the city. Following a recent makeover, the Loretto captures the Native American and Spanish Colonial aesthetic of northern New Mexico. Loretto’s angular, earth-tan adobe architecture is a hallmark of Santa Fe, while inside, traditional beamed ceilings, handcrafted fixtures and authentic artwork add a personal touch.
Bed and Bath
In Loretto’s 134 guestrooms, amber lighting, earthy red and tan hues, and snug leather and upholstered chairs create a warm, completely relaxing vibe. The hotel’s stacked designs allows for many balconies, both shared and private, for taking in the mountain views. Traditional King and Double rooms are spacious and elegantly appointed. Opt for the Junior suites for more room and a private balcony, some of which offer views of the soaring Sangre de Cristo Mountains rising above Santa Fe’s eastern edge.
The hotel’s outstanding dining room, the romantic Luminaria, dishes up such standouts as Blue Corn Crepes with duck confit and chili Colorado or Blackened Shetland Salmon with green onion risotto. Its Sunday brunch is a relaxing, opulent affair. The spa refreshes, with Native American-inspired treatments in five suites, and a heated outdoor pool relaxes guests year-round.
In the Area
The centrally located five-story hotel sits right on the gurgling Santa Fe River, about the same distance from the historic Plaza and its fine museums and restaurants, the hip and recently revitalized Railroad District, and the artsy Canyon Road gallery strip. It’s just a 10-minute walk to Canyon Road, a curving, historic lane lined with more than 50 fine art galleries, plus several well-respected restaurants. The remarkable Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, just a short walk away, contains a dazzling collection of works by the painting legend, who lived for many decades outside Santa Fe. Next to the hotel, the 1878 Loretto Chapel is a must for architecture and history buffs — note the spiral staircase that appears to defy physics to this day.
How to Get There
Beautiful hotel on the inside and the outside, my only complaint is that the rooms are really small. I booked a Vista King which looked really roomy on the website but was very small in person. Changed once to find one a bit bigger, front desk was very accommodating. Restaurant and bar areas are great. The restaurant has a lovely patio for outdoor dining with a view of the Loretto chapel literally a stones throw away. Walking distance to the square.
Pictures on the website for this hotel make you think you are going to a four diamond resort. When you first arrive, the place looks promising from outside. Not so, my room was very dark, with walls painted a deep red, accented in black. It felt dingy and in need of repair. Definitely not worth the $330 per night I paid. They charge a $30 per night resort fee....for what? The pool? That had problems with the water, and they include valet parking. But I did not have a car! Housekeeping was good, and I only ate breakfasts, which in general, were good. I did go to the spa for a massage, and the setting was very relaxing, the massage good, but way overpriced. I know it is high season in Santa Fe, and I chose the Inn at Loretto for its location. I would recommend you look at the new Drury Inn, which is off Palace and one block off the Plaza. Probably a lot less per night as well.
Upon arrival, after receiving 2 text messages about my reservation, I was told that the pool was unavailable and that arrangements had been made to use two sister properties. Fail. Why not send a text message allowing me to make other arrangements, did I mention it was 94 degrees that day. FAIL
The room was an upgrade with two chairs a desk, a small fireplace and a balcony. the duvet had a stain on it. Probably clean, but did have to ask for a new comforter. Very limited space drawer space. FAIL
The staff was wonderful, valets Eric and Ben, Oscar in room service, and the front desk. PASS
The room service had to be called twice, they forgot to deliver my order. Cesar salad was not very tasty, but the soup was great!!! But the fact that they forgot my order, makes it a FAIL.
The bathroom was very clean and nice. PASS
The location is fabulous, close to all the shops,Cathedral and Canyon Road. No car is necessary.
Overall I gave the experience a 2.5 and rounded up to a 3.0
My wife and I stayed at the Inn for 2 nights. We were on motorcycles, and the valet staff was very accommodating. They made sure we had a spot each evening when we returned. They even let us park our son's car there while we walked the street fair that was going on. While the drinks at the bar were a bit overpriced, everyone was very nice and the room was clean and odor free.
Beautifully designed hotel with a old-time Southwestern theme. The bedrooms are very dark with virtually no closet space, or drawers for clothing storage. Entire staff are very cordial, and helpful. Onsite restaurant is excellent