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
We booked a Grand Vista Suite on the Loretta website which pictured a beautiful room with a fireplace and stated “private balcony. “ we were looking forward to a romantic, cozy, winter Valentines weekend. Upon check in we found the fireplace to be a facade, not wood, not gas, just a plaster facade. We wanted a fireplace! Our private balcony was not only shared and open to our immediate neighbors, but also the five or so adjacent rooms on the hall. The staff is very friendly, the location can’t be beat, but PLEASE don’t be misinformed from the photos and descriptions of the rooms, as we were. We booked two nights and are in the process or relocating to a different hotel this afternoon so we can salvage at least one cozy night. I will not return. If you say private it should be private. If you show a fireplace there should be a fireplace.
It had been many years since I stayed here. I loved it. THe ambiance just screamed Santa Fe. THe room was very nice, the staff friendly and the location was great! 2 blocks to the Plaza and 2 blocks to the Capital
I got to enjoy this city gem due to some weather. I had a wonderful view of the snow showers in my very comfortable room. The Inn and Spa at Loretto is always a lovely stay. Friendly service, great food and cocktails. Also one of my favorites shops is in the hotel, Santa Fe Soap Ranch.
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.