New Mexico is nicknamed “the Land of Enchantment,” and anyone who has paid a visit to this beautiful state can attest to the breathtaking natural landscape and storied history. Make your visit even more enchanting by staying in any of these top unique hotels across New Mexico.
Most people don’t have “sleep in a cave” on their bucket list yet, but when you see Kokopelli’s Cave Bed and Breakfast, you’re sure to add it. This surprisingly sweet and cozy B&B tucks you into a sandstone alcove for a stay you’ll never forget.
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In the much less glitzy and chaotic Las Vegas - Las Vegas, New Mexico - you’ll find the beloved Plaza Hotel. This spectacular historic building has been serving visitors since 1882 and one step inside allows you to enjoy that rich history.
Another fantastic New Mexico accommodation for history buffs is El Rancho Hotel in Gallup. This hotel was built in 1937, but its placement on the National Register of Historic Places comes not from its age but from the famous faces who have laid their heads here. Lucille Ball, Gregory Peck, Humphrey Bogart, and Katherine Hepburn are just a few of the celebs on this hotel’s star-studded guest list.
There’s a special kind of nostalgia you get from motor hotels, and the great minds behind Motel Safari wanted to bring that to Tucumcari by restoring this local legend. Head to this haven along Route 66 to experience a vintage feel with plenty of modern comforts.
The Taos Inn has been a fixture of its neighborhood for many years and it’s steeped in local lore. The hotel is a conjoining of several Taos adobe homes that date back to the 1800s, so you’ll enjoy a touch of history along with a purely local decorative feel.
There are so many facets of the Inn of the Five Graces that make this Santa Fe hotel unique - where to begin? It’s located in the oldest continuously inhabited neighborhood in the US, for starters. Furthermore, the interior is spectacularly decorated with one-of-a-kind art pieces, including relics of the Silk Road.
Who doesn’t want to feel like royalty for a day to two by booking a stay in an incredible mansion? The next time you’re in Albuquerque, you can do exactly that at the Bottger Mansion. It’s located in Old Town, the historic center of Albuquerque where you’ll find an abundance of history, shops, and attractions just steps from the door.
The town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico is known for its amazing natural hot springs. If you want to revel in relaxation, the Sierra Grande Lodge and Spa is the place to go, with enclosed and open-air natural hot springs inside the resort for your enjoyment.
You might not be able to fulfill the wealth-chasers’ fantasy of sleeping on a bed of cash, but you’ll feel like you are at the Trinity Hotel. This Carlsbad hotel originally opened as a bank in 1892. It has also housed multiple newspapers and the headquarters of the Carlsbad Irrigation District, making it a key part of the town’s history.
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If you want to truly experience the Southwest, the Dreamcatcher Bed and Breakfast in Taos is a perfect choice. Enjoy hyperlocal adobe-style decor along with a cozy fireplace in every room.