Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza
Reliable business services and central location are key draws of this downtown chain property.
The rambling Hilton lies right in the center of Santa Fe, a five-minute walk from the historic Plaza and also from dozens of the city's finest restaurants, prestigious galleries, fascinating museums and upscale boutiques. This low-slung building contains rooms with fairly standard Southwestern-inspired furnishings, such as carved armoires and nightstands and colorful linens with 250-thread counts; modern touches include flat-screen televisions, black-out-curtains, bathrobes, phones with voice mail, and well-designed work desks with adjustable lamps. Recent renovations have greatly improved the usability and comfort of this chain hotel that's especially popular with business travelers thanks to its extensive meeting rooms and well-equipped business center. It's a solid choice among the city's several upscale chain properties. The airy Chamisa Courtyard Cafe serves tasty breakfast fare, and you can sample more substantive Southwestern food at lunch or dinner in the Pinon Grill, or Starbucks coffee as well as pastries and snacks in El Canon, which is open till 11 p.m.