Elegant lodgings inspired by the southwest's ancient pueblos.
This hotel attracts an upscale clientele that knows there's more to Southwest artistry than silver and turquoise belt buckles. Massive timber beams frame the front door and offer a warm welcome, while the interior draws the beauty of the desert indoors, with cactus in large pots and décor that represents the state's Native American, Hispanic and Anglo roots. The hotel is particularly busy from July through October, when numerous events draw visitors to town: the Opera in July, the Chili Festival in September and the Hot Air Balloon Festival in October are just a few. Log beam ceilings and lots of natural light are just a few of the highlights in the 58 guest rooms. Their style embraces the best of the Southwest and feature thoughtful touches such as hand-hewn furnishings and kiva-style gas fireplaces. Accommodations are also equipped with TVs, DVD players, Keurig coffee makers and more. While the hotel stays true to tradition, the house restaurant has a hipper feel, which is no doubt one of the reasons it's so popular with locals. Meeting spaces of various sizes include the Wine Cellar and richly furnished Library. Massage and aromatherapy treatments are available.