Inn and Spa at Loretto Rating: 4.0 Pearls
This upscale property has a long-standing reputation as one of the finer inns in Santa Fe. It features 12,000 square feet of event space, with catering services, audiovisual equipment, and technical assistance staff available. Business travelers will also likely appreciate the modern tech features in the rooms, including 42-inch flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, and (most of the time) iPod docks.
Eldorado Hotel & Spa Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The business-friendly four-pearl Eldorado offers the convenience of being just two blocks from the Plaza, plus some great features such as a fine dining restaurant, a top-notch spa, and some of the largest business facilities in town. The Southwestern-themed rooms are attractive and clean, and the modern fitness center with views of downtown Santa Fe and the free Wi-Fi are nice perks for those travelling on business.
Fairmont Heritage Place, El Corazon de Santa Fe Rating: 3.5 Pearls
The Residence Club at El Corazon acts as a home away from home for business travelers. A collection of shared-ownership vacation homes in a gated community, the Club is an elegant, fully equipped sanctum just two blocks from the Plaza. The luxurious and spacious two-bedroom condos contain every convenience of home and are furnished with the most modern appliances and gorgeous furniture -- and perks like free Wi-Fi and parking. Since these are essentially private homes, there is no restaurant, spa, or pool on-site, but these amenities are available at partner businesses.
Villas de Santa Fe Rating: 3.0 Pearls
The lower-middle-range Villas de Santa Fe may be one of the best values in town. The all-suite condos are large, clean, and have the latest tech features, as well as kitchenettes with Cuisinart appliances -- so those on extended business trips will have all the conveniences of a home -- including free coffee and free parking. A free shuttle is offered within three miles, which helps avoid the headache of parking at the Plaza (which is five blocks away). There is no restaurant at the hotel, but it does feature a small pool and a modern fitness center.