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The Best Lodging in the Heart of Santa Fe

Santa Fe is a city filled with exciting things to do, an enriching culture filled with historic places like the Palace of the Governors and the Santa Fe Plaza, an expansive arts community, stunning parks and natural surroundings, and fantastic food and drink. In short, Santa Fe has everything you want and need in a vacation destination, which is at least in part why it’s become such a sought-after place to get away. If you’re looking for lodging close by everything, offers excellent value, and comes with impeccable hospitality, you’ll be pleased to know there’s no better place to stay than our Santa Fe Bed and Breakfast.

The historic Santa Fe Plaza is one of the top destinations in the city, but it’s not the only historic site worth visiting. We also recommend you visit the Palace of the Governors, which is found on the north side of the Plaza. The Palace serves as the foundation of the New Mexico History Museum and stands as a reminder of Santa Fe’s rich, diverse, and, at times, complex history. Whether browsing the amazing exhibits here or taking a guided walking tour of Santa Fe’s historic district, we hope you take the time to learn more about Santa Fe’s unique history and its many cultural influences. 

Our Santa Fe Bed and Breakfast offers high-end, boutique-style lodging near the heart of Santa Fe. It’s within easy walking distance to the New Mexico State Capital, the Santa Fe Plaza, the Palace of the Governors, many top-rated museums, and many more of the best things to do in Santa Fe. Our boutique Inn offers a range of luxurious guest rooms, exceptional hospitality, and high-end amenities to create the perfect home away from home. Start planning your getaway to our Santa Fe Bed and Breakfast today! 

Colorful walkway outside the Palace of the Governors in the Historic Santa Fe Plaza

Explore the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe

There are some incredible historic sites in Santa Fe, NM, including the famed Santa Fe Plaza. On the north side of the plaza is a steady fixture over Santa Fe’s long history, the Palace of the Governors. The Palace of the Governors is a beautiful adobe structure built in 1610. It was initially constructed to serve as Spain’s seat of government during Spanish colonial rule, and it still stands as the oldest building constructed by European colonists to be in continual use.

After the Mexican War of Independence, the Palace of the Governors became New Mexico’s first territorial capital. In 1909, this historic site became the Museum of New Mexico. A century later, the New Mexico History Museum was expanded, and a new campus was opened adjacent to the palace, allowing for more space. Though the original building has been greatly expanded and altered over the centuries, it is a Registered National Historic Landmark and, in 2015, was also recognized as a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Inside the Palace of the Governors, you’ll find a range of fascinating historical exhibitions and collections. These exhibits focus on the diverse cultures, communities, and events that have shaped the city of its arc. The core exhibit is called Telling New Mexico, which serves as a fantastic introduction to the most recent 400 years of history. Free docent tours are also available daily, as are self-guided tours of the Palace of the Governors and the adjoining New Mexico History Museum.

In addition to housing the New Mexico History Museum, the Palace of the Governors is perhaps best known for its exterior portal facing the Santa Fe Plaza, where Native American artisans sell handmade jewelry and other crafts. These are some of the most unique and authentic purchases you can make in Santa Fe. The Friends of History offer several great historic tours of Santa Fe, including walking tours of the Santa Fe Historic District. We highly recommend one of these walking tours.

A guest room at our Santa Fe Bed and Breakfast, located near the Palace of the Governors

The Best Santa Fe Bed and Breakfast Near the Palace

If you’re looking for convenient lodging near the Palace of the Governors and other top Santa Fe attractions, you’ve found it! Our Santa Fe Bed and Breakfast is tucked away on a quiet residential street, close enough to the historic Santa Fe Plaza and the New Mexico Capitol but far enough away to remain a quiet and tranquil place to unwind in the evening. Our Santa Fe Bed and Breakfast offers six luxury guest rooms, each decorated with traditional Southwestern Decor and a diverse range of fantastic local art. They also feature a welcome range of amenities, including comfy beds, private entrances, fireplaces, and more. 

With just six guest rooms, our boutique Santa Fe Bed and Breakfast offers a welcome retreat and more intimate lodging. You’ll almost feel as though you have the entire compound to yourself, except that you’ll enjoy exceptional, personalized hospitality from our team of Santa Fe experts. Each morning, join us for a cup of freshly roasted coffee and a delicious multi-course breakfast. We always offer our guests a selection of fresh teas and juices, along with a hearty selection of fresh-baked bread or pastries and fruit. Once you’ve finished your starting courses, we’ll serve you a daily entreé, which we vary throughout the year. Whatever we serve that day, rest assured you’ll be well-fueled for a fantastic day in Santa Fe. 

If you need any other help throughout your stay, we’re here to help. We offer every guest personalized recommendations and concierge service so you can enjoy all the top things to do in Santa Fe – including, of course, a visit to the Palace of the Governors and the New Mexico History Museum. We’d love to help you make the most of your upcoming visits to Santa Fe. Book a room at our top-rated Bed and Breakfast in Santa Fe today!

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