El Dorado Hotel & Spa
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Location, Art, Style, & Substance
Proximity to the trendy new Railyard District is just one factor distinguishing the El Dorado Hotel & Spa from other upscale hotels in downtown Santa Fe. From the El Dorado, discover Casa Chimayo Restaurant on W. Water Street; visit the saints at the Santuario de Guadalupe; explore antique and contemporary furnishings at the Railyard; or find your perfect vintage western hat and boots at Kowboyz. All this from a base that is 2 blocks to the Plaza. As Santa Fe makes room to nurture the artists it embraces, the El Dorado is at the epicenter, in close proximity to everything that is both traditional and cutting-edge in Santa Fe style. Art is another distinguishing factor. The work of Upton Greyshoes Ethelbah, Kevin Box (featured above), and Kiki Martinez figured prominently on a recent visit. While artwork changes regularly, quality is carefully curated by Bobby Beals of Beals & Co. For the conference-bound, amenities abound. Beyond the usual, (two excellent restaurants, a fitness center, spa), oxygen treatments are available for those experiencing difficulty adjusting to the altitude. Finally, whether planning to attend Latin mass at San Miguel Mission (2pm Sundays), searching for authentic Navajo blankets, or planning a day trip to a Pueblo, Ghost Ranch, or Bandelier, the concierges are outstanding. The entire staff, as a matter of fact, were welcoming and generous with their knowledge, making it easy to see why New Mexico is called the Land of Enchantment.
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