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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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 have been coming to the Anasazi for at least the last 20 years. Through all the years and different ownership, the hotel has been among the top two or three in the city. They still suffer from a need to keep better maintenance and good help. All the hotels in Santa Fe have this issue.
This almost turned into a case of too many trying for too few tables in the shade on a sunny and warm afternoon. Luckily a party they were expecting opted for another restaurant. A table under an umbrella was a lovely place to have lunch on a Thursday at 2PM. As well as having two persons at the table next to us knowing a lot about Santa Fe as they seem to summer here, avoiding the summer weather in Florida which did not suit them. So we got some good tips about restaurants and attractions. Our meal began with two Margaritas, like any lunch in Santa Fe should. One was a Tommy’s, or a skinny Margarita, the other an Ultimate Gold, had a shot of Grand Marnier included. Next came a appetizer plate of Blackened Ahi Tuna, used here as a main course. And lastly a Cobb Salad with Shrimp. The prawns were large and plentiful. Corn and Black Beans made this a wonderful Southwest treat. Highly recommend.
We spent four nights at this lovely boutique hotel very close to the Santa Fe Plaza. We had a room with a small balcony. It was a wonderful stay — very comfortable room, great bathroom, nice public spaces. We enjoyed having the balcony — lovely place for breakfast but also lovely in the evening. Most importantly the staff were great. Everyone had a positive attitude and wanted to make our stay as wonderful as possible. You really felt cared for. It reminded me of some luxury boutique hotels I have stayed at in Europe where service standards are very high.