La Posada de Santa Fe, a Tribute Portfolio Resort & Spa
What We Love
- Evening walks through six acres of lush garden around the hotel
- The cozy and historic Staab House lounge
- The staff can coordinate activities, including whitewater rafting and mountain biking
- READ MORE: 72 Hours in Santa Fe
What To Know
- A $30 per night resort fee will be collected by Jetsetter upon checkout
- Room 101 is said to be haunted by Julia Staab, the original owner’s wife
- Popular with business travelers
- Expect cool weather in the evenings; you’ll appreciate the hotel’s fireplaces
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A few blocks from the Plaza, this historic hotel delivers an authentic Southwestern stay. La Posada’s suites and adobe casitas have kiva-style fireplaces and views of northern New Mexico’s undulating clay-colored hills. The Pueblo revival architecture and local paintings and sculptures evoke the artist colony that originally inhabited the building.
Bed & Bath
The 157 casita-style rooms each have their own look, but all retain historic details such as original late-1800s/early-1900s flooring, adobe walls and beam ceilings. The look is Southwestern romance, with buttery leather armchairs, rough-hewn wood tables, kilim pillows and cozy throws perfect for curling up under during Santa Fe’s chilly nights. Modern perks include WiFi, flat-screen TVs and climate controls. Many rooms have wood-burning kiva fireplaces or private patios.
All of the hotel’s amenities exhibit a strong sense of place. Many of the treatments at the expansive spa channel Native American traditions and use indigenous ingredients (think blue cornmeal and tobacco scrubs, cedar oil massages and chocolate chile wraps). The hotel has an on-site curator and offers half-priced rooms for return visits to collectors who purchase works from the collection. The award-winning restaurant serves a global take on New Mexican fare, with dishes like chocolate cherry duck molé with sofrito rice, and New Mexican lamb with red chile honey mint sauce and citrus couscous.
In the Area
Just a few blocks from the Plaza, you’re well situated for exploring Santa Fe. Grab a gallery map from the front desk and head straight into the thick of Santa Fe’s inspiring art scene. Take a tour of the city’s top sights, including pueblos, missions, museums and iconic monuments like the Loretto Chapel. Get a taste of classic New Mexican fare at the iconic Café Pasqual’s. Kokopelli Rafting Adventures arranges full-day river tours on the Rio Grande and its tributaries.
How to Get There
We had a wonderful 5 days at this unique, charming hotel. Six families joined us for a birthday/Baptism and it was the perfect setting and location for both. All of the rooms we had were different and unique. Some of the rooms were updated but still had a cozy, charm about the furnishings. We had two suites, which had not been updated but were large and roomy to make visiting with friends and family comfortable. The amenities were nice with CO Bigelow bath products.
All of the staff were very nice but a few stood out like Salma and Moises in the restaurant, Lisa in Concierge and Luz at check in. I am very sorry I did not get the gentelman's name who works at the pool bar but he was there our entire stay and was helpful and delightful, making us laugh.
The hotel is right down the street from the Plaza and Cathedral making eating options very convenient. The breakfasts we had at the hotel were very good.
We returned from a trip here a few weeks ago. We had an amazing time and loved the extensive amenities! We stayed in a junior suite and really enjoyed our spacious room and private terrace. We were greeted with flowers one night and complimentary drinks on several other nights. We planned to use the spa steam room but ran out of time. Great location, walking distance to place and canyon road. The common grounds were the real highlight for us, they were beautiful!
This is a very unique "casita" style Marriott property. The staff is friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. It is wrapped around the historic Staab House, and encloses several city blocks. Outdoor breakfast at Julia's was excellent.
There is a spa and exercise room that is small but adequate. We noticed some deffered maintenance in the room, but we were cheerfully accommodated, and assured that upgrades are coming.
The most amazing aspect of this property is how pet friendly it is. This is a luxury resort and spa hotel, but dogs are welcome everywhere except the pool and the indoor part of the restaurant. The casita layout across six acres is perfect for walking dogs, and allows them to attend to nature with offending or inconveniencing anyone. (There are cleanup bag dispensers in many places).
This was a Starwood property that Marriott is apparently upgrading in sections. We can't wait to return.