A Unique Hotel in Santa Fe
Featuring New Mexico Art, New Mexico Artifacts and CultureThe Lodge at Santa Fe is a unique hotel that pays tribute to the culture and building traditions of the Puebloan Ancient Ones. The Lodge’s distinctive look and feel speak to the traditional pueblo building methods and materials found at the ancient dwellings of Chaco Canyon. A 28-foot tall Kiva tower, along with the unique art within the romantic and intimate non-denominational chapel, La Capilla de Santa Fe, and numerous New Mexico artifacts, offer guests an unparalleled look at New Mexico art and culture in hotels.
Perched above Downtown Santa Fe, the Lodge offers guests spectacular and peaceful views of the city, the Sangre de Cristo mountains, and the Sandia mountains.
Though the Lodge at Santa Fe draws its unique hotel design from New Mexico’s Puebloan Ancient Ones, it also reflects the influences of Colonial Spain and the American West on New Mexico. From a distinct exterior to vibrant interior floor coverings to a unique cabaret theater, guests are immersed in the distinct cultures.
Design and Architectural Details Offering Guests a Unique Hotel Experience
- Kiva tower - This stone tower that greets guests at our historical hotel in Santa Fe and is visible from a distance represents Anasazi religious practices. It also symbolizes a watchtower, used in fortifications across the Southwest. Kivas are among the structures that can be seen and explored at nearby Bandelier National Monument.
- La Capilla de Santa Fe walls - Our wedding chapel in Santa Fe features magnificent hand-formed earthen walls containing shimmering flecks of mica collected from a secret location. Camilla Brown de Trujillo created these walls in this centuries-old tradition, and is one of only a few artisans who still who practices the New Mexico art tradition. The walls create a warm atmosphere and provide guests with a sense of history.
- La Capilla de Santa Fe altar - The chapel’s handcrafted altar was decorated using natural mineral pigments. Master Santero Charlie Carrillo, who created this masterpiece, is credited with revitalizing the unique art form.
- Viewing porch - The viewing porch along Garduño's in Santa Fe follows a style reminiscent of historical lodges. The porch affords guests unparalleled city and mountain views.
- Maria Benitez Cabaret Theatre - Although indoors, this theater space is reminiscent of an outdoor plaza.
- Room carpeting - Carpeting in our rooms was modeled after Navajo blanket designs.
- Latilla ladders - Ladders are used in traditional pueblos to reach one level from another, and can be seen rising above flat pueblo roofs or linking dwellings in Bandelier National Monument. Latilla ladders reach toward the sky as part of our exterior design, but they also serve a functional use in our guestrooms as towel holders.
- Viga ceilings - the large wood beams that span guestroom ceilings are characteristic of older adobe buildings.
- Furniture - Artisans crafted furniture found in the Lodge at Santa Fe.
- Photographs - Our Santa Fe hotel rooms feature striking photographs of Native Americans.