What to Expect at the Inn and Spa at Loretto:
This quiet, medium-size hotel in the very heart of Santa Fe is part of the Noble House Resorts family. Built in “Pueblo Revival” adobe architectural style, The Inn and Spa at Loretto feels very Old West.
Its lobby is lined with art galleries and boutiques. Its in-house restaurant and spa are outstanding. A heated outdoor pool awaits. A 24-hour fitness center offers cardio machines and a circuit-training station. Parking is valet and costs extra.
Guest Rooms at the Inn and Spa at Loretto:
Anticipate hand-carved Southwestern furniture, finished ceilings, ample storage, and colorful bedspreads topped by a plush monkey, the Noble House mascot. Most rooms, while not huge, feature inviting balconies with wonderful views. Some suites have kiva fireplaces.
Amenities include a minibar, concealed TV, high-speed Internet access, CD player, voicemail. Bathrooms are elegant, with his-and-hers pedestal sinks, soaking tubs, fragrant SpaTerre toiletries, and plush towels and robes.
Dining at the Inn and Spa at Loretto:
The menu in the hotel's Luminaria Restaurant features indigenous seasonal ingredients flavored with Southwestern spices.
Weddings at the Inn and Spa at Loretto:
The Inn and Spa at Loretto hosts many personalized weddings. Catholic couples can opt for services in the historic Loretto Chapel known for its “miraculous staircase.” The Inn’s numerous patios and balconies lend themselves to elegant open-air services and celebrations. Another option for couples is to host cocktails in a private sculpture garden before dinner in the Zuni Ballroom. Five beautiful suites enhance wedding-night romance.
Romantic Getaways at the Inn and Spa at Loretto:
Check the hotel Web site for seasonal packages.
Spa at the Inn and Spa at Loretto:
The Spa at Loretto has a dedicated couples suite. The environment and treatments are inspired by the traditions of Native American spiritual healers.
Nearby the Inn and Spa at Loretto:
The Inn adjoins Loretto Chapel, built in 1873 by French-born Archbishop Lamy. Here pilgrims pay homage to the winding, unsupported, “miraculous staircase” constructed for the nuns by an anonymous carpenter who used no nails or other hardware.
Santa Fe’s Spanish-colonial town square, the Plaza, is two blocks away. Museums, restaurants, theaters, boutiques, and Canyon Road’s galleries are within an easy walk. Spectacular hiking trails through mountains and canyons are within a short drive.
Is the Inn and Spa at Loretto Right for You?:
If you have never been to Santa Fe and are looking for a hotel strong on Old West character, Inn and Spa at Loretto is an excellent choice. Its location just off the Plaza is ideal. While not over-the-top-luxurious, the Inn and Spa at Loretto is well-appointed and distinguished by Baleen restaurant, SpaTerre and a well-equipped fitness room.
For brides, it offers romantic Southwest atmosphere and many event options; guests will enjoy the Inn’s convenient location and Old West mood.
Where to Find More Information About the Inn and Spa at Loretto:
Inn and Spa at Loretto
211 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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