This is right up the street from the hotel. The Lensic Performing Arts Center is there on the left and in the middle distance is the Cathedral Basillica of St. Francis of Assisi. We headed out and walked around for about two hours before we went back to the hotel to enjoy the pool and spa on the rooftop.
We had a room on the top floor with a fireplace and a balcony. I have a fear of elevators but I bravely went up in down in one both days we were there.
Sorry, this pic is pretty dark. I didn't realize how bad it was until it was too late to take another.
This is the view from our balcony.
See the garden down there. We walked through it when we walked around town. I'll share more photos in a garden post later.
Here's the workout room which we didn't use. Saunas were also available.
This is the view from the pool area on the roof. There were tall walls with cutouts so you could take in the view safely. Even my fear of heights was comfortable up there.
Sunset from our balcony.
I took the next 8 photos with my cell phone 'cause I felt awkward walking around the hotel taking pics with my camera. Some day I'll have more guts and then you can see better photos. I don't remember what they called this big open room but it was big and open and had a piano.
This was a little room set up with different table presentations so you could choose how you wanted your event to look.
More of the big room.
A cozy place to sit off the lobby
There were real orchids in the lobby. Yes, I touched them to make sure they were real!
And yes, we enjoyed a fire in our room before bed because we could!
I wish I had taken more pics of the main floor. There is a lounge and a nice restaurant which we didn't visit. We did visit the spa for a complimentary eucalyptus steam room treatment. I loved the spa robe I got to use! We enjoyed our stay and felt spoiled by the time we left.
Our visit to Loretto Chapel Home of the Mysterious Staircase
Disclaimer: I did not receive any incentive to write this post. We visited the El Dorado Hotel and Spa on our own dime as a late 20th anniversary getaway and enjoyed ever minute we were there. I would highly recommend that you stay in old town if you ever visit Santa Fe and it is in your budget.