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
Very well located with all the appropriate amenities for a medium upper end hotel. Front desk and valet service was very pleasant and helpful. Lobby bar was large and fun. Did not have chance to try restaurant. I particularly liked the EV charger since I needed it for my car..
If you want to stay in a “luxury” hotel and pay a high rate and a resort fee, and dont mind finding a big bug in your pillows, stay here.
But I dont expect, in any hotel, a bug walking in your forearm at 2:00 am in the morning and finally seeing it in your pillow.
The staff was friendly and they only remover the resort fee.
Classic NM design staffed by unfailingly welcoming people. Terrific location. Lots of dining options within hotel. It was really hard to warm up the room, though. Large property and the elevators can be overwhelmed and slow at times.
Our party of four spent 5 days over Christmas at the hotel, being our 3rd time staying here over the last 10 years. We checked in on Dec. 22, (having made reservations 7 months in advance and being repeat customers) and were taken to a very small & dark room on the second floor. At check in we asked if they had any room upgrades available but the desk clerk never replied to our question. After checking into our rooms we met in the beautiful lobby with fireplace and comfortable leather couches. My wife asked another hotel employee "Perry" about other rooms available, as the room we had was very dark & small. Perry gladly took my wife & I on a tour of other rooms available (hotel was only about 50% booked ), showing us three other types of rooms available. We picked a room on the 4th floor, #404, which was very bright and bigger.
The hotel is starting to show its age as the carpet is very worn in areas, needs some TLC and bathroom/shower upgrades.
The lobby area is still our favorite hotel lobby in Santa Fe with fireplace and comfortable seating. Afternoon bar service is very nice but continues to be understaffed with very slow service.
This hotel had a very beautiful exterior and was part of the unique charm of Santa Fe. The rooms were a little outdated and musty, but otherwise comfortable. Location was great and service was outstanding! Would stay again in a heartbeat.