9 Hotels in Santa Fe With Amazing Mountain Views

Andrew Collins | February 06, 2018

Nestled on the western flank of the 13,000-foot Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Santa Fe has one of the Southwest's most picturesque mountain settings. From various parts of the surrounding area, you can also take in views of the Sandia, Jemez, and Ortiz mountain ranges. From fall through spring, you'll typically see snow atop these rugged peaks. These hotels are among the best in the area for sweeping mountain views, either because they have rooms on upper floors or they're located outside Downtown in the mountains themselves.


Lodge at Santa Fe

Why it made the list

This is the only hotel on the north side of Downtown Santa Fe, and its location on a bluff translates to excellent views of the Sangre de Cristos, both from the bar and restaurant patio and from many of the rooms on the top (third) floor.

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Elk Mountain Lodge

Why it made the list

Set high amid the piney forests of the Jemez Mountains, Elk Mountain Lodge contains five log cabin–style rooms with balconies and tall windows that afford grand view of the surrounding mountains and meadows.

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Cliff River Springs

Why it made the list

This small compound of contemporary casitas with plenty of windows is situated a little more than an hour's drive north of Santa Fe, on a rugged 1,200-acre patch of high desert with mountains views in all directions, especially to the east and south.

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Santa Claran Hotel Casino

Why it made the list

Although set in the center of Española, a not-especially picturesque city north of Santa Fe in a river valley, the Santa Claran is also one of the tallest hotels in Northern New Mexico, and rooms on the upper floors of this six-story building take in sweeping views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the east, and the Jemez Mountains to the West.

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Drury Plaza Hotel

Why it made the list

The Drury Plaza is one of the tallest buildings in a city whose building restrictions limit structures to heights of only a few stories. With its location on the east side, this means that rooms on the upper (third and fourth) floors, as well as the roof-deck pool and bar, have some of the best Sangre de Cristo mountain views of any property in town.

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Bobcat Inn

Why it made the list

This homey B&B on the south side of Santa Fe sits on a bluff with outstanding views south toward the Ortiz Mountains, and beyond them, the Sandias, down near Albuquerque. The inn itself is in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristos.

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Eldorado Hotel & Spa

Why it made the list

Rooms on the fourth floor as well as the pool and roof deck at this luxury property in Downtown Santa Fe have terrific views east toward the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

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Canon del Rio Retreat & Spa

Why it made the list

Guests who stay at this cozy eco-spa hideway in the tiny town of Jemez Springs enjoy dramatic views of soaring cliffs in the Jemez Mountains from the rooms, pool, common spaces, and patio.

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Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe

Why it made the list

Not only is this opulent boutique resort situated on lofty terrain high in the Sangre de Cristo foothills, it also faces north and west toward the dramatic Jemez Mountains, in the opposite direction. Many of the rooms rooms here, especially those on the second floor, have incredible views through big windows and glass doors that lead to expansive patios, although do ask when booking if a view is important to you, as some casitas look directly onto their neighbors.

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