My new adoptive daughter and I recently stayed at the Madeleine for our very first "girls' weekend." I picked it because I am a Santa Fean who has always admired the exquisite beauty of this home,even before it was La Madeleine. I also knew the benefit of it's ideal location, so close to the plaza. I wanted the experience to be perfect for us both. I was right.
Our room was equipped with a delicious window bed, indulgently appointed with draping, whimsical fabrics. My daughter took to cuddling in it directly.
We snacked on the scrumptious cookies and teas as we lolled about in our tasteful,cozy (2!) beds oohing and ahhing over the beauty around us. Although we had planned to shop downtown, we were so lulled by the beauty of La madeleine, our room, the seating areas at the inn, as well as the seating indoor and outdoor areas at The Hacienda Nicholas, that we instead sat amongst the Hollyhocks and abundance of lovely flowers and drank our complimentary wine and took pictures which we'll treasure forever.
The next a.m, we went to the Hacienda Nicholas, (the sister inn across the way that is also a perfect example of classic, old-world New Mexican charm and sophistication,) and had a gourmet, tantalizing breakfast of tasty fruit, granola and yogurt, an amazing pastry creation that I had to resist having seconds of, coffee and bacon. The staff, an endearing group of ladies, was especially sweet to my daughter, fussing over her and making us both feel very welcome and comfortable.
We will always treasure our girls' weekend at La Madeleine and Hacienda Nicholas and suggest that the next time you need a getaway that pampers your every need, you will do the same.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This elegant 1886 Queen Anne Victorian, in a secluded garden setting near the Plaza, offers full breakfasts, delicious homemade baked goods all afternoon, and nightly wine & appetizers. Our Balinese-inspired spa, staffed with Master-level therapists, offers the ultimate in spa treatments. Spa packages are available. As members of the Green Hotel Network, we are committed to incorporating sustainable earth policies and practices in the running of our inn. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Madeleine Hotel Santa Fe