Category Archives: New Mexico Hotels

Chapelle Street Casitas-Santa Fe, New Mexico

Chapelle Street Casitas, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

http://www.santa-fe-vacation–rentals.com/

Rates begin at $88 per night
Pet fee:$ 20 fee for the first pet and $ 10 for the second.

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I recently relocated to Santa Fe and made the wise decision to look for a long term rental while staying at the Chapelle Street Casitas.

I spoke to the owner, Bruce, a very hospitable and helpful host who offered the casita at 321 McKenzie #7. This casita (one of many operated by Chapelle Street Casitas) was very attractively furnished, great light, all the comforts including a kitchenette and located beside the office, where a wonderful breakfast is served daily from 8:30-10:30am.

Karen and Lonnie were superlative hostesses and served with a European style presentation, fresh fruits, yoghurt, granola and even home made tamales! The casitas attract guests who enjoy a unique, authentic rather than generic hotel experience. I’m not usually a morning person but I really looked forward to the convivial conversation and sharing our Santa Fe experiences.

The location couldn’t be better—right behind the Georgia O’keeffe museum and walking distance to all the popular sights. I brought my senior rescue pug who was treated with the deference and warmth that all us human guests received.

A great value (free WIFI, parking, complimentary breakfast) and a wonderful introduction to living in Santa Fe!

 

Fire Water Lodge, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Fire Water Lodge, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
www.firewaterlodge.com
Rates begin at $90
No pet breed or size restriction
Pet fee is $10 per pet per stay

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I had the recent pleasure of staying in the Datura room at the pet friendly Fire Water Lodge with my well behaved pug companion, Miss Dolly.

Host/owner, Richard Epstein purchased the historic Motor Court 20 years ago and has lovingly upgraded and renovated the property (including creating some of the charmingly rustic furnishings) keeping the integrity of the building while remodeling after the horse shoe shaped charming villas in Mexico.

The inner courtyard is a relaxing and charming space with flagstone patio, comfortable seating, barbecue and decorated with uniquely quirky found object art and hand carved posts and a wonderful outdoor hot spring tub with views of the Turtleback Mountain. A perfect place to relax and enjoy the early evening breeze and spectacular New Mexico sunsets.

My room was spacious, very clean and attractively furnished. The bed was comfy and firm and the highlight is the in-room hot spring tub! Complimentary breakfast is included at the Happy Belly Deli, next door—a great place to meet the friendly locals!

Richard is a hands-on, very hospitable host and all the staff are friendly and accommodating.

Guest amenities and the details make this unique lodge a superior experience and a great value!

Hotel Santa Fe, Hacienda and Spa

Hotel Santa Fe, Hacienda and Spa, Santa Fe, NM

http://hotelsantafe.com/

Rates begin at $149
No pet breed or size restrictions-$20 per pet nightly (2 pets maximum)

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This was my second time staying at the Hotel Santa Fe. This exceptionally well run property has the healing power to soothe the savage beast that lurks inside the weary traveler.  I arrived at the hotel in a fairly disgruntled state and the true litmus test of a great hotel is the ability to change my attitude in a matter of minutes.  The warmth and hospitality of the front desk staff, the owner, Paul, the Hacienda Butler, Peter, all conspired to shift my disgruntled mental state to cheerful wellbeing.

My king bedroom in the Hacienda building was very attractively furnished—super comfortable bed and quality bedding.  As the only Native American owned hotel in Santa Fe, the furnishings and art work are harmonious and generously displayed— Kiva style fireplace, fine hand crafted furnishings and luxury bathroom amenities. I honestly can’t find one detail that has been overlooked, including New Mexico art books in room.

Pet friendly plus! Owner, Paul’s canine mascot, Herman meets and greets at the front desk and canine guests receive dog cookies, pet waste bags and a map of the hotel’s Puppy Professional Park (where doggies do their business).

We had a wonderful dinner in the (full)bar section of the Amaya Restaurant where my furry companion was able to join me.  Sophie, the restaurant manager, adds a cosmopolitan air and European hospitality and new bar employee, Birdy, made a Cosmopolitan extraordinaire.

Families definitely feel welcome here but there is a wonderful sophistication still to be savored.

In warmer weather, guests are able to relax and enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, hot tub and dining area patio.

Full spa services, which I intend to explore on my next visit.

 

 

Bear Mountain Lodge is an Enchanted Art Filled Sanctuary

Bear Mountain Lodge, Silver City, NM
www.bearmountainlodge.com
Rooms start at $160
Pet policy is $30 per night

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Have you ever dreamed of staying in a beautiful elegantly rustic lodge in the woods, where deer roam freely, art fills the interior and exterior and a world of gracious living and hospitality await you and your furry family members?

Bear Mountain Lodge is this and more. Nary a styrofoam cup or plastic utensil in this luxurious respite on 178 secluded acres, where guest comfort and esthetic touches are in the details.

Enjoy a delicious European style breakfast tailored to your diet concerns or restrictions and served in the attractive art enhanced dining room with panoramic scenic view. The fresh mountain air amped my appetite and the hearty portions were appreciated: a freshly prepared and flavorful egg, potato and cheese frittata with bacon strips, fresh fruit cup, juice, yogurt and homemade granola.

Rooms begin at $160 and Include free parking, full European style breakfast, WIFI (no TV) and extensive walking trails.

Co-owner Linda (her super friendly standard poodles are Lodge mascots) combined her art gallery—formerly located in downtown Silver City, with the Lodge. Rooms are attractively and comfortably furnished with handcrafted oversized wood furniture, wood beam ceilings and hickory wood flooring, Company Store 100% cotton bedding and goose down feather pillows. 

The spacious,updated bathrooms feature luxury bath amenities: Bear Mountain herbal bath grains and Aveda products.

The downside? We were only able to stay one night.

Santa Fe Sage Inn is a Winner!

Santa Fe Sage Inn, Santa Fe, New Mexico
santafesageinn.com
Room rates start at $69
Non-refundable pet deposit of $15.00 for first pet per night and $10 for each additional pet per night.

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Xmas in Santa Fe is especially festive and The Santa Fe Sage Inn, located in the heart of downtown Santa Fe was a perfect choice for  our recent Holiday family reunion.  The Inn  exudes warmth and hospitality and offers plenty of freebies including a complimentary shuttle, gym and laundry facilities, WIFI, self parking and full European style breakfast as well as 24 hour coffee and tea.

This is a wonderful hotel for pets, singles, families with kids and and the owners (locally based) continue to upgrade the rooms while maintaining the reputation as the “most affordable downtown hotel.” I was very pleased with the hotel’s cleanliness and the convenience —Whole Foods is adjacent to the parking lot!

Even my pug associate, Macie Mae was given VIP treatment (ground floor rooms designated as pet friendly) and offered a selection of sample size premium dog foods courtesy of nearby pet boutique, Zoe and Guido (a must visit).

The staff is uniformly professional, courteous and responsive. I look forward to my next stay!

 
 

Black Range Lodge

Black Range Lodge, Kingston, New Mexico
www.blackrangelodge.com
Room rates start at $79
No pet weight or size limit

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We just returned from an over night stay at the charmingly rustic and historic Black Range Lodge in Kingston, New Mexico (1 1/2 hour drive from Las Cruces,NM). Pet friendly plus!

Acres of wooded grounds for a city pup to sniff and explore and even the kitchen is not off limits (a delicious breakfast is included—freshly baked muffins, organic eggs from the Lodge’s chickens and organic coffee from a coop in Mexico. Continue reading

Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces
www.hotelencanto.com
King Standard room rates begin at $109
Pet fee $25 per night
no weight or size restriction

 

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Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces is a privately owned, former Hilton hotel (don’t be mislead by the uninspired exterior) but completely renovated in 2007— continued upgrades include the current construction of an outdoor Olympic sized swimming pool, lush landscaped garden and gazebo.

The Spanish Colonial inspired décor reflects the heritage of the founding of first European settlement along the upper Rio Grande and creating the road linking the New Mexico provinces to the religion, language and architecture of the colonial capital. Continue reading

Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown

 

Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown
www.sheratonalbuquerqueuptown.com
no pet fee
no size or weight limit
Standard Rooms start at $120

Comfort, Convenience and Canines Welcome!”

 

 

Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown is conveniently located near Highways 40 and 25 and a bevy of boutique shopping and restaurants are close by (complimentary shuttle is available).  Continue reading

The Hotel Blue, Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Hotel Blue
www.Thehotelblue.com
Pet fee is $15 per night
Standard room rate $75
flexible weight and size rules

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The Hotel Blue has an unimposing exterior and a very welcoming minimalist stylish interior.

Pets are welcome—although there are to date, no pet amenities, so bring your own bowls. The pet rules regarding weight and size are very flexible—there is a $15 daily pet fee and furry guests are accepted on the 5th floor only (as extra cleaning is routinely given to this floor).

Freebies galore here: WIFI, Full American breakfast, chocolate chip cookies and beverage available 24/7, free security parking, gym, swimming pool.  No restaurant on premises, but plenty of places to dine within a 2 block radius. Continue reading