Hotels & Resorts — 17 August 2015
Feel at home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

By Hope S. Philbrick

The one question I’m asked most frequently as a travel writer is, “What’s your favorite place?”

That’s an impossible question to answer because there are lots of great destinations that appeal for different reasons.

That said, one of my personal favorite hotels is Inn on the Alameda in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

It’s not the fanciest, most glamorous, luxurious or even most upscale hotel that I’ve ever been lucky enough to call home for a few days. There are lots of great hotels. But The Inn on the Alameda ranks high with me because it’s uniquely homey with a distinct sense of place, it’s convenient walking distance to all historic Santa Fe has to offer—including some great dining options including the casual Mucho Gusto, the award-winning Restaurant Martin, and the new Eloisa—it’s got everything a hotel needs—including privacy, comfort, and amenities like laundry facilities, an on-site spa, and free breakfast (which is far superior to the average hotel’s free breakfast)—and the folks who work at the hotel are among the best in hospitality. Whether you need directions to just about anywhere in New Mexico, restaurant recommendations, shopping advice, and/or just friendly conversation, whoever is working behind the reception desk, in the lounge or strolling the grounds is sure to deliver. And the price you’ll pay for all this and more feels like a great value; it’s the rare hotel these days where you won’t feel nickeled-and-dimed.

Inn on the AlamedaThe Inn on the Alameda is nestled in an artistic community where inspiration seems to hang in the air. Retreating to the comfort of my guestroom, I’ve been able to write multiple stories—which is honestly quite rare for me when I’m on the road.

The Inn on the Alameda boasts spacious guestrooms in various configurations. Beyond necessities like a soft bed and spacious bathtub are welcome extra amenities like a gas kiva fireplace, private balcony, a daily breakfast buffet, and wine and cheese reception each evening.

Décor details like Mexican tile, handmade furniture, local artwork and warm colors lend warmth and serve as a reminder that this is Santa Fe. Situated three blocks away from the hustle of the historic plaza, The Inn on the Alameda offers a quiet reprieve within convenient walking distance of the city center. It’s also the closest hotel to the popular Canyon Road art gallery district, just one block away.

Whether you hang out in your guestroom or get out and explore—and be sure to let the charms of Santa Fe lure you!—The Inn on the Alameda offers a welcome respite that’s so cozy you’ll feel at home.

Finding a place that truly feels as comfortable and welcoming as home while traveling is rare. The Inn on the Alameda is a place that consistently delivers and, even after I’ve had a few years for the memory of the place to build up, it even manages to exceed expectations on a revisit.

I can’t wait to return.

Inn on the AlamedaInn on the Alameda

Essentials…
  • Free parking
  • Free Internet access
  • Free local and toll-free calls
  • Lots of amenities!
  • Pets allowed in designated rooms; fees apply
  • Non-smoking hotel
  • Rates from $125/night.
  • Located three blocks from the Historic Plaza and one block from Canyon Road art district.
  • Go Green
  • Odds of Encountering Children: Varies, but generally low compared to national chain hotels.
More Information…

Inn on the Alameda
303 East Alameda
Santa Fe, NM 87501
888-984-2121

Santa Fe Tourism

New Mexico Tourism

– Photos © HSP Media LLC

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HopeP_144Hope S. Philbrick is founder and editor-in-chief of Getaways for Grownups. She became a freelance writer and editor because she believes that work and fun should not be mutually exclusive. Her work has appeared in dozens of publications nationwide. When not writing, she can usually be found on the road or savoring something tasty.

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