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
A refined take on traditional Santa Fe style, with a central location just steps from the historic Plaza
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. Meanwhile, guest rooms are stylish but can feel a bit tight, dominated by four-poster King beds so high you almost need a step-stool 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 Peter O’Brien shows tremendous fluency with local Southwest ingredients in dishes like Talus Ranch pork chop and bison short rib served with ancho chiles and stewed wild mushrooms. On warm nights, the courtyard bar is a lovely place to whet the appetite with a nicely piquant 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.
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We had three nights and loved the Rosewood Inn. Our room was lovely, airy, comfortable, great bed and immaculately clean. Staff were excellent, from valets, through receptionists, to housekeeping. There were a couple of exquisite little touches. I left my spectacles on the bedside tables, and returned after dinner to find a packet with a lens cloth. On our last night, a Native American Dreamcatcher was left on our pillow. I have not experienced this in any other hotel in the world,
This is a special place. The restaurant and bar need a bit of smarter thinking, but this is a very good hotel.
As always we loved our stay. The service is so attentive and prompt.The hotel is in the most convenient location for browsing the shops in the plaza and walking to Canyon Road. We walked everywhere to the restaurants we love and it is fabulous returning home to a small charming hotel as opposed to a larger one. Everyone made us feel like friends; using our names and asking how our day/evening was. They leave delicious cookies nightly which you can munch on while sitting by the fire in your room or have a drink in the living room on the main floor. . Very comfy bed and lovely bedding. It is a pleasure to eat in the restaurant. The rooms are sparkling clean and very, very quiet. Don't stay anywhere else when in Santa Fe. If you are on a budget, be mindful you have to pay for parking the rental car.
This hotel was excellent except for a couple of exceptions: The bar was totally lacking in atmosphere, and was over lighted....totally lacking in charm and the library and lounge on ground level were frequently rented out for private parties which denied their use by hotel guests.