My husband, two young children, and I stayed two nights at the inn during a very short trip (visiting family). I fell in love with this place instantly. I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay between two 14 hour car rides.
Upon arrival, we were greeted by Dolce, the cutest, friendliest Chihuahua Maltese mix and Anthony, the manager. We had asked for early check-in and our room was ready as promised. Check-in was a breeze. Parking was steps from our door.
The courtyard was the most peaceful experience you might imagine...in the quiet beauty of the courtyard I completely forgot I was in the middle of bustling downtown Santa Fe. The turquoise lounge chairs, pillows, and lavender scent wafting through the air were like the Santa Fe equivalent of lounging in a hammock on the beach.
The room (we stayed in Aria) was amazing. The wood, tile, and stone throughout exuded such warmth and character. The bed and linens were comfortable and soft with pillows of down. The refrigerator was stocked with sodas, water, juices, candy bars, Nutri-Grain bars, pate, and cheese. Above the fridge were wasabi peas, crackers, coffees, teas, and more. The toiletries included the typical shampoo, conditioner, and soaps as well as a few unexpected items (lip balm and bath salts for instance). All were fabulous and made of plants native to nearby Taos, NM.
The breakfast was delicious. The first morning I had the Huevos Rancheros and my daughter (age 8) had the manager's recommendation, Minnie Mouse pancakes. She was delighted at the sight of it with blueberry eyes, strawberry nose, orange mouth, and strawberry butter hair bow. She took a bite, her eyes rolled back in her head, and she said, "Mmmm! They taste like chocolate." Wonderful recommendation Anthony! Thank you! My husband had the French toast made with Hawaiian sweet bread (also Anthony's recommendation). He loved it so much that he had it again the next morning. The second morning my daughter couldn't betray the Minnie Mouse pancakes, but did enjoy a bowl of fruit along with it. My son joined her in making the same choices. I, on the other hand, had to try one of the other delicious sounding dishes on the menu. I opted to try the white corn grits with cheddar and jalapeno and a side of bacon. Delicious indeed!
We experienced great service throughout our stay. Our room was always meticulously cleaned not only each day, but also each evening at turndown. Speaking of turndown service, each night when we returned to our room we entered the room to find soft relaxing music, turned down bedding (of course), slippers, a plate of cookies bedside, and replenished treats. Every staff member we encountered seemed to be the perfect mix of professional and casual familiarity. Spend a few minutes with the manager, Anthony, and it will be apparent that he leads by example. Even my children, timid of strangers, felt at ease with Anthony. I was amazed at his, not only willingness, but eagerness to give a degree of personal attention to his guest that is so rare today.
Everything about Inn of the Five Graces was, simply, perfect.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In one of Santa Fe’s most historic neighborhoods, designers Ira and Sylvia Seret, transformed a neglected cluster of traditional adobe buildings into a unique hotel. As internationally-known importers of exotic antiques, rugs, textiles and architectural elements, the Serets conceived the hotel as a showcase for their combined creative talents. From its 1996 opening as “Serets’ 1001 Nights”, the 24-suite hotel has been a magical retreat, brimming with the most exquisite of the Serets’ treasures, collected on travels through Central and South Asia. Sylvia Seret’s glorious, one-of-a-kind tile mosaics adorn the suites’ kitchens and bathrooms, while Ira Seret’s signature design style makes every space an extraordinary living experience. In 2002 the Inn was renamed to honor its sensuous atmosphere along with its many Afghan and Tibetan artifacts. The name, “Five Graces”, refers to an Eastern concept — the five graces of sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste. Each needs to be honored in the full experience of life. Over the years, the Serets’ original vision has been continually developed with meticulous attention to excellent service, cuisine, and comfort as the Inn has grown into newly acquired properties on its historic street. They continually enhance the hotel’s visual experience, updating design elements and collection pieces throughout. The Inn’s mission is to offer guests a uniquely unforgettable experience. ... more less
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