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
We reserved a Grande King room at the Inn & Spa at Loretto for 2 nights in October and were disappointed.
Cons: Parking is free on site, but must be done by a valet. If you need access to your vehicle (even to get an extra pair of shoes from the trunk) during your stay a valet must bring your vehicle to the lobby entrance.
The rooms are dark, almost cave-like. Management needs to paint the walls in a lighter color and add more lighting.
The bathroom is very small; if someone is standing in front of the sink, you cannot open the bathroom door without hitting that person with the edge of the door.
The closet is inconveniently located in the bathroom.
The room was spacious, but a lot of the space was wasted and could be used for a bench for luggage, coat racks, another sofa, etc.
It was cold in the room at night; the glass in the windows are only single pane. The heating unit roared when it operated.
$30 per day resort fee???
Pros: Close to the Square with its many shops and restaurants
Hotel staff were friendly.
Finally, even though there are receptacles labeled for recyclables, don't bother; I observed the housekeeper dump both the trash and recyclables into one large trash bag on her cart.
Very comfortable and well appointed. 2 issues: We encountered an infestation of box elder bugs in our hotel room. I guess we weren't forceful enough initially about our frustration. After speaking with the manager in person after several days of dealing with killing the harmless but annoying bugs; we were told we could have had another room on the opposite side of the hotel. The manager took care of the resort fee and comped 1 breakfast and dinner.
2nd issue: The name indicates to me that there is a spa. There are rooms dedicated for treatments and a pool but no other spa like facilities. I thought that was odd.
Over all a very nice, comfortable hotel which is walking distance to everything.
Stayed here for our wedding and I couldn't be more pleased with the service of the staff. The grounds were really well maintained, and the living room bar area was especially nice to relax. The service ranks at the top of other hotels I have stayed.