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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
This is obviously a nice old property with a good location. For the most part the staff is great, particularly the breakfast staff. But I approached the front desk to check in. I was the only guest there and there was only one person behind the desk. She was staring at a video on her phone. I didn’t interrupt. After a minute or so another employee came up behind me and said “welcome”. That broke the trance. The room was not ready (we were early) so we checked our bags. When the room was ready, I was given our keys by a different employee and I gave her my claim check numbers and asked that our bags be sent up. After 45 minutes I went to the storage area and was told my request was not passed along. Later I called for the car to be brought up. Apparently those calls go through the front desk. We went down and stood a while. It was pretty busy. However we asked and learned our keys were not in the “queue” to be retrieved
I know, “first world problems”, but you expect more from this staff
We have stayed several times and we have never been disappointed. Great location.Great staff. Very clean. Very upscale. My wife was disappointed that they had changed chiefs and pumpkin waffles were no longer offered but other than that we had another great stay.
Our company meeting was held in Santa Fe and we provided our employees and guests a spa service if they requested. Well, I certainly took advantage of this as well and I am so glad I did. I had an 80 minute Swedish massage by Jessica and it was the best massage I have ever had, and I try to have at least 6-8 massages a year! She listened to what I needed, worked on problem areas and was extremely professional. I highly recommend!