Hotel Reviews / New Mexico

Suite Experience: Hotel Santa Fe Hacienda & Spa

Look around the room and tell me if it seems familiar. I’m not referring to the decor or the architecture but the sense of the room. You inch around and glance up and down at the walls and the layout. “My grandma’s house,” you tell me and shrug your shoulders slightly. I laugh and smile. Guess again. “I’m supposed to know this, right?” you ask me. Maybe. If you’ve seen the movie. And the movie was cringe-worthy enough to remember (not because it was gruesome but the forced slapstick comedy didn’t suit my personal tastes). Then it hits you slowly. Something about this room itches familiarity. Words start to string together. Ridiculous 6. Adam Sandler. I jump up with excitement. Yes! This was indeed the set for Ridiculous 6.

What is the Best Hotel in Santa Fe? Adam Sandler's Ridiculous 6 movie room.

But why did I bring you here? Well, the set is just one small part of Hotel Santa Fe Hacienda & Spa and we are going to be taking a little tour around the rest.


We’ll start by checking in. The service at Hotel Santa Fe Hacienda and Spa goes beyond cordial and borders into friendly. There isn’t as much of a distance between the staff and the guest as you would expect and we find this to be a pleasant surprise. You get a key card with a Native American pattern on it, which is a nice touch with an ode to the hotel’s origins. Hotel Santa Fe Hacienda and Spa is the only Native American owned hotel in the city and thus, the Native American culture is prevalent in every fine detail.  


The room is a two part suite. From outside, you can see a partial view of a teepee. The low flute music resounding in the lobby seeps in, building on the Native American vibe. The room is also filled with artwork and let me tell you, filled is an understatement. Don’t believe me? Just watch the video below and count how many works of art appear in the room. On a side note, the Hotel Santa Fe Hacienda & Spa is actually very eco-friendly and runs 100% on Solar power. That’s right – 100%. Isn’t that amazing? 


Best Hotel in Santa Fe? Check out Amaya.

The Hotel Santa Fe Hacienda and Spa serves a hefty breakfast at their on-site restaurant. We grab a plate and make our way around the continental breakfast line, selecting some croissants and orange juice. There is even a selection of fresh fruit that you can garnish with creamy housemade cheese. If we are feeling hungry later on, maybe we can check out the dinner menu at Amaya as well. The dishes are guaranteed to have local influences and a blend of fresh ingredients. Amaya is part indoor restaurant but extends into an outdoor patio. Since it is slightly cold right now (but then again, coming from Texas, I find anything below 75 degrees cold), we can sit near the warm, toasty fireplace.



Since we have a little time left, let’s start exploring. The first thing we do is walk into the Hacienda, which is the adjacent building to the main hotel. There is a vast selection, around a seven figure digit’s worth, of art. The Hacienda bridges the gap between hotel and museum. We maze in and out of the halls, searching for pieces that catch our attention. Afterwards, it’s time to relax. We can either sink into the pool and hot tub or head out for a spa treatment. The Hotel Santa Fe Hacienda & Spa offers a wide variety of packages, but the Santa Fe Indulgence sounds the sweetest (quite literally). You get a brown sugar scrub and chocolate mineral mask followed by a full body massage. After a tiring day of exploring, it’s the perfect way to rejuvenate. We could also go to the gym, but I’m more than ready to hit those duvet covers back in the room. Santa Fe Hotel & Hacienda has a fitness center armed with all the basic necessities. But the highlight? Sunrise yoga sessions are offered seasonally, so we’ll be sure to take advantage of that later on.


Tell me, would you like to take a tour of the Railyard District? It is right outside and everything from shops to restaurants are within walking distance from the hotel. If we need transportation out farther, this boutique hotel has got us covered, with shuttle buses (ahem, purple cars). These vehicles will have us out and about to explore the rest of Santa Fe in no time. Are you coming? Let’s eat, breathe, and dream this unique city

Travel Tip: You can learn more about Hotel Santa Fe Hacienda & Spa (including rates and availability) here. 

Room Rates: $150+/night

Location: 1501 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Call For Reservation: (505) 982-1200

Disclaimer: Passport to Eden was invited to stay at the Hotel Santa Fe Hacienda & Spa as part of a press trip with the Santa Fe Tourism Board. P2E was under no obligation to write this article whatsoever. I just thought it would be fun to play the role of tour guide. 


  • Erin Fred
    May 9, 2016 at 1:39 AM

    The brown sugar scrub and chocolate mineral mask sound amazing. Sounds like a lot of fun!

    • Anshula
      May 9, 2016 at 2:16 AM

      The mask and scrub are indeed amazing! It is such a great way to relax and a great idea for a girl’s night too 🙂

  • Travel Pockets
    May 9, 2016 at 2:02 AM

    There’s so much color in this hotel, I love it so much! Your video was very helpful too 🙂

    • Anshula
      May 9, 2016 at 2:14 AM

      Yes, it is so colourful! There is a ridiculous amount of clay colours like red and orange. I’m glad you enjoyed the video!

  • soniya
    May 9, 2016 at 2:07 AM

    loved the video.. very helpful!!

    • Anshula
      May 9, 2016 at 2:14 AM

      Thank you so much! I plan on filming more like it in the future!

  • Stefan - The Millennial Budget
    May 9, 2016 at 2:09 AM

    The video was a great tough! Very unique hotel if I may add.

    • Anshula
      May 9, 2016 at 2:13 AM

      Thank you so much! The Hotel Santa Fe Hacienda & Spa is indeed very unique!

  • The Traveling Gals
    May 9, 2016 at 2:15 PM

    I love the décor! Seems like a nice place to stay. I was in Santa Fe when I was really young so I would definitely like to go back and explore.

    • Anshula
      May 9, 2016 at 3:42 PM

      It’s definitely a city that is different from the norm! If you ever get the chance, you should go back and explore! ?

  • The Oracle
    May 9, 2016 at 3:59 PM

    Cool! It looks very calming and western at the same time

    • Anshula
      May 10, 2016 at 1:28 AM

      Yes! It was very calming (the flute music was practically hypnotic) 🙂

  • Rachel @ STCL
    May 9, 2016 at 4:59 PM

    What a fun hotel! New Mexico is on my list of places to visit – hopefully soon!

    • Anshula
      May 10, 2016 at 1:29 AM

      Fingers crossed for you! New Mexico has an unearthly beauty!

  • Brandy
    May 9, 2016 at 5:44 PM

    This looks like a really great place to visit, I have pinned it under my Travel Pinterest Board in case I am ever in this area!

  • Joscelyn | Wifemamafoodie
    May 10, 2016 at 2:26 AM

    What a pretty place! I’ve been wanting to visit Sante Fe for a while now and this would be a great place to stay!

    • Anshula
      May 14, 2016 at 1:20 PM

      Yes! The Hotel Santa Fe is so pretty (and the spa is amazing too) 🙂


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