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
- 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 pulled in to La Posada after a long day on the road from Texas. Tired with two cranky kids. There were a couple dampers on our room that were a bit frustrating but Thomas from the valet went above and beyond to accommodate us. He single handley carried all our kids stuff to our room in the snow. He was so kind and friendly to our kids. So much as that my little boy kept asking in the mornings if we could go visit “mr Thomas who drives the cars!”. Even with the small annoyances regarding the room he really turned our experience around. He had great recommendations for family friendly restaurants and amazing scenic hikes! He recommended palacio cafe down the street which had the best breakfast burrito ive ever had. He told us to check the Santa Fe children’s museum down the street for our kids and they loved it! He was a hard worker and extremely kind person! Thank you Thomas! We will definitely be telling our friends to stay here and request you!
We came and after have difficulties booking the correct room they got us in one with enough beds for us and our kids. Everyone was very friendly and accommodating. Unfortunately our room did have a few defects. There was a hole in the bathroom ceiling and it seemed to have been leaking prior to our arrival. Then the water was too hot to shower in. While it was a bit inconvenient they offered us to shower in the spa and offered us a refund on our stay in a few ways. Even though there were some hiccups with our stay they took care of us in every way they could and the property really was beautiful and in a great location! Also the shuttle service was amazing and always on time! We would love to stay there again!
This hotel fell well short of our previous stays at other SPG properties.
1. The concierge, Penelope was fantastic, phenomenal, and pick your own additional superlatives. Her recommendations were spot-on, she took time with the guests, and knew a LOT of Santa Fe history.
2. Spa: good service. The relaxation room used before the massage service was a bit small and crowded. The massage service and facilities were very nice.
3. Bar: Pretty good cocktail menu and bar food menu. The paintings were interesting, and service was good
1. Cleanliness. This one factor weighs pretty heavy in my judgment of a hotel. Housekeeping seemed to do an incomplete, superficial cleaning. (Water spots on the mirror were untouched for 3 days, the coffee mug from the in-room Keurig appeared to have just been wiped down). One day facecloths were not provided, and the shower amenities (which had been depleted) were not replaced. It took two requests to get the bath linens, and the shower amenities never did get replaced. The room next to ours had room service dishes on the ground in the common area outside our rooms
when we left at 9AM. They were still there when we returned at noon, then when we got back from town at 4PM, and were still there when we left for dinner at 6PM. We had informed the front desk of this as we left for lunch, and again when we got back from town at 4. They finally replaced some of our bathroom supplies and cleared the dishes from our neighbor between 6 and 9 PM.
2. Front desk assistance: In addition to the above, we had an incident with a lost item. I had left an item in the Uber vehicle which brought us from the airport on arrival on a Friday morning. It wasn't until I was packing to leave on Monday when I realized I had lost it. We contacted the driver through Uber. He arranged to deliver the item. When he got to the hotel, he told us that 5 minutes after our initial arrival to the hotel he had gone back to the front desk to deliver the item, gave the desk my first name, and asked them to call me to get it. They did not bother to call my room. (Again, he said it was 5 minutes after I checked in; it should not have been too difficult to figure out who I was).
Overall, it was not a great hotel experience. We plan to return to Santa Fe this fall, but we will be looking for another property for lodging. The location and the excellent concierge do not make up for the lack of consideration for the guests, and the substandard cleanliness.
Santa Fe was what I hoped it would be and a big part of it was the bungalow type resort I stayed at near the old square. Had my own wood burning fireplace and rustic timber beams in my room and it was quiet and clean and comfortable. Seems to attract locals for after work mingles as well. Top shelf spa from what I saw too. Neat place!
This is absolutely one of those beautiful places we have ever stayed. It has beautiful enclosed Courtyard that's completely walk around in even though it was cold is extremely beautiful. The people that work here are absolutely wonderful they're friendly and helpful at every turn. And make sure that you stop by for the evening drink at Julia's the bartenders there Eric Lewis and Alec are the best absolutely fantastic! And we love the fireplace in our room with the firewood they supplied it was wonderful.