Stayed one night at the Inn at Loretto on business in early May 2010. It is one of the nicer in-town hotels, and its public areas are very attractive. Like most other hotels in Santa Fe, it is an adobe-style building and as such has small windows that render its rooms fairly dark. Many other reviewers have noted the lack of reading light, and I have to agree. The room, while nice, was like a cave, even with the lights on.
That said, the bed was comfortable, the heat worked (it was 35 degrees the night I stayed) and it was quiet. The flatscreen TV had a decent selection of channels. The bathroom, while not modern enough for my taste (even for Santa Fe) was clean and serviceable. Oh, and the high speed internet was free and awesome - watched a movie on Netflix.com with no streaming issues at all! (WOW!)
The valet parking guys were quick and polite, the front desk people were friendly and the concierge I dealt with, a lovely British woman, was most helpful. The only negative during my entire stay was that the housekeeper knocked on my door in the morning in complete obliviousness to the do not disturb sign on the doorknob, a big hotel no-no.
All in all, not a bad stay, but why am I so lukewarm in my review, I wondered. After some consideration, I realized that it is the Santa Fe hotel style in general that I do not love. If you do like this style, by all means stay. I liked it far better than the Eldorado and the Inn on the Alameda, hotels at which I stayed in previous visits. I guess I just prefer the amenities and design I find in other cities. That would certainly not be appropriate in Santa Fe, so when in Rome…
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An exquisite Santa Fe, New Mexico hotel reflecting the culture and sophistication of its historic setting, the Inn and Spa at Loretto features 136 guestrooms, a full-service spa, casual fine dining, art galleries and a tranquil garden. The Inn is ideally located in the heart of Santa Fe, near the Palace of the Governors and just one block from historic Santa Fe Plaza's galleries, museums, restaurants and boutiques. Effortlessly blending old-world charm with world-class splendor, this Santa Fe luxury hotel is one of the state's most photographed buildings. Built at the end of the historic Old Santa Fe Trail high in the spectacular Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the Inn and Spa at Loretto is an architectural recreation of the Taos Pueblo, a national historic landmark. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Inn And Spa At Loretto Hotel Santa Fe
- Hotel At Loretto
- At Loretto Hotel
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