The Best Budget Hotels to Explore the Old and New Spirit of Santa Fe, New Mexico

If you’re planning to join the four million tourists visiting the capital of New Mexico each year, then you need a few tips on what to see, when to go, and which Santa Fe hotels to choose from. With a vibrant artistic and cultural life, Santa Fe is surrounded by scenic mountains and national forest, and one of the best places to visit if you want to explore Native American history and heritage. To help you in your planning, read on for list of our top budget hotel choices in Santa Fe to match any type of traveler – families, business tourists, solo travelers, luxury seekers, and nature and adventure enthusiast.

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La Fonda on the Plaza

A mix of Old World setting and top of the line amenities, La Fonda on the Plaza welcomes guests with one of a kind paintings by local artists in each room, handmade furniture, original artwork, and premium bedding. Complementary high-speed internet and the fitness center accommodate the modern, health aware visitors, and those who want on-site entertainment can try the restaurant, the lounge with live entertainment, the bar, or the pool. The closest Santa Fe attractions to put at the top of your itinerary are the New Mexico Museum of Art and the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian.

Inn of the Governors

Inn of the Governors gets its special atmosphere from mixing Native American and southwestern decorations with a mix of lively colors, all in comfortable rooms and suites with complimentary Internet access and spiced with a comprehensive list of services. Free daily Mountain Sunrise Breakfast, free parking, and daily free sherry and tea hour, along with the meeting rooms and outdoor pool make it hard to live the venue. Yet when you do, Santa Fe Plaza, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Palace of the Governors are right there to amaze you.

Las Palomas

Right in the heart of Santa Fe, Las Palomas is perfect to explore the museums, art galleries, historical landmark, and shopping spots in the center of New Mexico’s Capital. The pet friendly Las Palomas spoils guests with the outdoor pool, a spa, and complimentary breakfast bistro, Internet access, and parking. After a long day of exploring San Miguel Mission, Museum of International Folk Art, or Saint Francis Cathedral you’ll be able to relax in front of a fireplace, which comes with every unit at this hotel.

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El Rey Inn

Vintage decor and classic Old West design make El Rey Inn an immersive experience in the old feel of Santa Fe. Each room has a unique design, with individual furnishings and architecture. Surrounded by charming gardens, the hotel also offers a hot tub cabana that’s open all year round, sauna and whirlpool, fitness center, and heated outdoor pool.

Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi

The luxurious boutique hotel Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi greets guests in spacious rooms and suits featuring handmade furniture, wooden ceilings, and kiva fireplaces. With two dining venues, in-room massage and aromatherapy treatment, child care services, and its proximity to Santa Fe Plaza, this is the perfect place to pamper yourself.