Hotel Highlights

  • Eastern-inspired spa using Southwestern ingredients
  • Spectacular decorations from around the world
  • A block from Santa Fe's prettiest plaza

Overview

A desert jewel, The Inn of the Five Graces hotel in Santa Fe wows with an exotic décor that seamlessly blends the Southwest with the Far East. The 24 adobe-style rooms and suites, all facing the gorgeous courtyard, are decked out in boldly patterned fabrics, carefully selected artwork from the designer-owners' world travels, hand-painted accents, mosaic-tiled bathrooms and wood-burning kiva fireplaces.

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Here's what you get for booking The Inn of the Five Graces with us:

Welcome gift from the chef, and 10 per cent off 315 Restaurant & Wine Bar, excluding alcohol

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Exclusive rates, packages and special offers at The Inn of the Five Graces

3 nights for the price of 2

Facilities

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Need To Know

Rooms

24, including 21 suites.

Check–out

11am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 4pm.

Rates

Double rooms from $440.00, excluding tax at 15.18 per cent.

More details

Rates include full breakfast, parking and soft drinks from the minibar.

Also

The crimson-and-gold walled spa has a stone fireplace and a slew of treatments inspired by Tibetan and East Indian traditions. Try an Ayurvedic healing massage or High Mountain Hydration, a steam treatment that is perfect for high altitude.

At the hotel

Spa, gym, CD/DVD library free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, CD/DVD player, minibar, free bottled water, coffee maker, Desert Blends Natural Earth bath products.

Our favourite rooms

The two-bedroom Luminaria House is the most lavish place on the grounds, with five fireplaces, two patios, brilliantly tiled bathrooms and a lapis ceiling with an orb-like red chandelier. Of Superior Suites, we like Jasmine, which has mountain views from its private balcony, a beautiful sandstone bathroom and a curtained bed that feels like a cocoon.

Also

Dogs are welcome for $75 a night in certain rooms; the hotel will greet Fido with treats, bowls, bedding and a kennel.

Children

Leave them at home. This hotel is best-suited to adults.

Weddings

This property is suitable for weddings

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Food & Drink

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Hotel Restaurant

Each morning, full breakfast with your choice of dishes, including spicy huevos rancheros, French toast, yoghurt and fresh juices is served on site or in the courtyard. In the evenings dinner is served at 315 Restaurant & Wine Bar, just down the road. Chef Louis Moskow prepares mussels, steak frites, seared scallops and other French classics.

Hotel Bar

There is a bar at 315, which pours excellent wines. Take a cue from the Francophile soundtrack and order an earthy French red. The Burgundy selection is particularly strong.

Last orders

Santa Fe is early to bed and early to rise. Dinner is served from 5pm to 9pm, and breakfast starts at 7am.

Room service

The full breakfast and dinner menus are available for delivery to your room.

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Dress code

Crisp and casual, with a bit of local turquoise if you have it.

Top table

Take a table closest to the doors to catch evening breezes.

Local Guide

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Eat, drink, see, do: local favourites and more…

Local restaurants

For a tiny town, Santa Fe has tons of excellent restaurants. There’s a reason locals and tourists queue for their share of organic New Mexican food at Cafe Pasqual’s (+1 505 983 9340; pasquals.com), a four-minute walk from the hotel to Don Gaspar. The 50-seat restaurant makes superlative, well-spiced salsa-doused dishes. The breakfasts are most popular, but the chilli-topped BLT, quesadillas and enchiladas are well worth a visit for lunch at dinner. Less than a mile from the Inn on Canyon Road, Geronimo (+1 505 982 1500; www.geronimorestaurant.com) in a converted 18th-century house, is one of the best restaurants in the region, serving lamb in chilli-mint sauce and mesquite-grilled lobster. Like most of Santa Fe, The Shed values its chillis. The restaurant sources its supply from Hatch – New Mexico's chilli capital – which it turns into stew, salsa and burrito fillings (+1 505 982 9030; www.sfshed.com). It also sells many of its ingredients, so you can continue the feast when you return home.

Local bars

Sip local beer at Blue Corn Café & Brewery off the Plaza, which serves spicy bar snacks – excellent with the coriander-laced 40k Honey Wheat Ale and the End of the Trail Brown Ale (+1 505 984 1800; www.bluecorncafe.com). Snag a seat along the railing of Coyote Café’s Cantina (+1 505 983 1615; www.coyotecafe.com) for a frozen prickly pear margarita and menu of tacos and burgers.

Local cafés

Santa Fe’s signature dish is the green chilli cheeseburger, and the best one is likely found at Bobcat Bite, a no-frills roadhouse (+1 505 983 5319; bobcatbite.com). The restaurant is a bit of a drive out of town, but its pepper-topped patties are worth the schlep. Ask for a seat on the patio of La Choza, the Shed’s more casual sibling. Hidden by the railroad tracks, the restaurant serves some of the city’s best New Mexican food. Try a combination platter with an enchilada and soft taco and, herbal iced tea for those hot desert days (+1 505 982 0909; www.sfshed.com/lachoza.htm). Laid-back New Mexican restaurant Maria’s specialises in blue-corn enchiladas, which are served with your choice of red chilli sauce, green chilli sauce or Christmas sauce, which is a mix of the two (+1 505 983 7929; www.marias-santafe.com). Bring a designated driver: Maria’s margaritas are potent and irresistible.

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Centre of old Santa Fe

The Inn of the Five Graces

150 East De Vargas Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501, United States

The Inn of the Five Graces is in the heart of Santa Fe where the Old Santa Fe Trail and East De Vargas Street connect.

Planes

The most convenient airport is Albuquerque International Sunport, a 65-mile drive from the hotel. The airport serves Chicago (www.united.com), Baltimore (www.southwest.com), Los Angeles (www.aa.com) and other major cities. Closer to the hotel, Santa Fe Airport is a municipal airport 20 miles from town,with flights to Los Angeles (www.aa.com) and Dallas (www.aa.com).

Automobiles

Although Santa Fe is small enough to navigate without a car, many visitors fly into Albuquerque, an hour’s drive away and hire cars at the airport: the drive is easy, and the hotel offers free valet or self-parking.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

By Mr & Mrs Smith.

Every hotel is visited personally by members of our team and given the Smith seal of approval prior to review. As soon as our anonymous reviewers have returned from this boutique hotel in Santa Fe and unpacked their Georgia O’Keeffe posters and chilli powder, a full account of their desert escape will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside th...

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The Inn of the Five Graces

By Mr & Mrs Smith.

Every hotel is visited personally by members of our team and given the Smith seal of approval prior to review. As soon as our anonymous reviewers have returned from this boutique hotel in Santa Fe and unpacked their Georgia O’Keeffe posters and chilli powder, a full account of their desert escape will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside the Inn of the Five Graces…

If travellers from the Silk Road detoured to Santa Fe, they’d be most at home at this eye-popping hotel a block off the main plaza. The Inn of the Five Graces boldly combines the vivid colours and patterns of fabrics, rugs and furniture from Southeast Asia, Tibet and the American Southwest. The result is a collection of 24 unique rooms that are each warm, sultry and like nowhere else. Owners Ira and Sylvia Seret travel the world to source objects for their hotel and their decor shop, Seret & Sons. Sylvia, a renowned mosaic artist, gets elbow-deep in each room, creating sweeping mosaic art in each kitchenette and bathroom.

In keeping with New Mexican tradition, the buildings of the hotel open onto vine-tangled courtyards doted with fountains, sunloungers and day-beds. When you emerge from the feathery four-poster beds, stake out a spot on the patio to order breakfast, which includes both classics and New Mexican specialties. No matter where the decor takes you, one bite of chilli-topped huevos rancheros will remind you that you’re blissfully, undeniably situated in the heart of Santa Fe.

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