Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi
What We Love
- Friendly concierges who can point you toward not just the city’s fine dining restaurants but also its best dives for green chile cheeseburgers
- A location right off the plaza and within walking distance of many of Santa Fe’s top spots
- Inspired takes on traditional New Mexican food at the hotel restaurant
What To Know
- Rooms can be on the small side, making them tough to share
- There’s no pool or spa — this is a hotel as home base, a place to set out from rather than hole up in
- The small bar makes a mean margarita but isn’t a particularly lively scene
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- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The chicest take on Santa Fe style around. The adobe lobby is warmed by a flagstone fireplace and given pizzazz by potted cactuses and leather armchairs, while the restaurant banquettes are made of Indian blankets, and the cozy library is chock-a-block with Spanish-colonial-style furniture. The staff looks completely at home here in Western shirts and cowboy hats.
Bed and Bath
The rooms are stylish but can feel a bit tight. The 300-square-foot standard rooms are dominated by four-poster King beds so high you almost need a stepstool to climb into them. The beds are terrifically comfortable but don’t leave space for much besides an armoire, night table, and cow-print chaise. Bathrooms are likewise lovely but compact, sometimes with just one sink, and come with the Lady Primrose bath products found at many Rosewood hotels.
The Anasazi restaurant is a destination in its own right. Executive chef Juan Bochenski was raised in Argentina and trained in Australia and London, but he shows tremendous fluency with native New Mexican ingredients: Green chile “caviar” adds depth to duck enchiladas molé with pico de gallo and cilantro sour cream, and a green chile–almond crust enlivens Atlantic salmon. On warm nights, the courtyard bar is a lovely place to whet the appetite with a nicely piquant Gold or Silver Coin margarita.
In the Area
The hotel is just steps from the Santa Fe Plaza and Palace of the Governors, where Indian jewelers sell their wares. The gallery scene on Canyon Road is a half-mile away, and art lovers can get more culture on at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, dedicated to the artist’s work when her career reached its peak in New Mexico. Some of the city’s best New Mexican food is at the Shed (get the red chile cheese enchiladas with an egg), while the old-timey saloon ambience at the Palace’s bar can’t be beat.
How to Get There
We stayed here for 2 nights in the fall and had a lovely room with a roll away bed for our daughter. The roll away made the room very tight and I would have thought they would have put us in a larger room for that reason. I believe they were fully booked so when we requested a room change, nothing larger was available. My only reason for saying this is that with a luxury hotel of this level, I would hope that the person assigning rooms would take in to consideration when a roll away is requested, they assign a larger room so guests don't have to climb over the bed to get around.
The location was perfect and the concierge was helpful in making dinner reservations and recommendations.
After much research I selected Rosewood Inn at the Anasazi and was delighted with my stay. The location is perfect, the rooms are lovely, the staff is friendly and the food was high quality. It is the perfect place to be based for downtown Santa Fe and day trips to Taos and Los Alamos. It is such a small town that I was able to check out the other hotels and I have no doubt we chose correctly.
We upgraded to a larger room with a sitting area upon arrival. It was a special offered to us and it was worth it. I don't have enough words to explain what a wonderful experience it was to stay here. The property and rooms were beautiful, with a fireplace in the room and windows to open for fresh air. Right outside of our room was a water feature that was a magnificent work of art. One evening I was sick and asked room service for a bland meal. They sent plain pasta, bread and called later to check on me. The concierge was a great help in planning activities and meals. Also, the inn is set up to accommodate parties as well, with beautiful libraries and private dining areas. Amazing!!
We booked this hotel a month before we arrived. When we checked into our “superior king room” we complained to the front desk that the room was unacceptable to us as the view out the window was the roof of the next door building and it featured all their air conditioning equipment. See picture below.
The view was most unpleasant. The hotel said they could do nothing as they were “sold out” of rooms with less offensive views. When we checked out we complained again about this terrible experience we had for our two night stay, which cost over $800. All they did was give us complimentary valet parking, worth $50.
I booked the hotel through Expedia and wrote a critical review. The managing director of the hotel did not acknowledge my review even though she did acknowledge all other reviews on Expedia.
Perhaps she’ll respond to my Trip Advisor review now. I am curious as to why I have not heard from her. It reflects badly on Rosewood Hotels. If I do not hear from the managing director I will next contact Rosewood’s US headquarters in California.
I am so happy we decided to stay at the Inn of the Anasazi. It is perfectly located right off the plaza and you can easily walk to all the major attractions and sights in Santa Fe. The hotel is charming with exceptional service. The decor is a more modern, fresh take on the southwest style. The rooms are very quiet and comfortable. They even have little humidifiers in them to help combate the bone dry air. The turn down service is such a nice touch. The only thing that is a little bit of a bummer is that there is no pool. It is hot in Santa Fe in the summer and having a pool to take a dip in would be nice. However, the top notch customer service, location and decor make up for the lack of a pool. I would 100% stay here again and throughly enjoyed my experience.