Inn of the Five Graces, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Santa Fe , New Mexico
Tel: 505 992 0957
Concierge.com's insider take:
When you can't take another cheeky Kokopelli motif, this utterly incongruous Scheherazadian fantasy is your haven. Founded to showcase the wares of the local design import store Seret & Sons, today it's run by the Garrett group, which also owns the rustic-luxe Adirondack resorts The Point and Lake Placid Lodge. The 24 suites are set in a jumble of low adobe buildings near the downtown government buildings—a rather magical warren of small courtyards with lounge chairs and swinging benches. The interiors are a hodgepodge—heavy Native American Indian bedspreads, mirrors from Spain, wood furniture from Tibet, and lattice woodwork over windows. Many also have wood burning fireplaces and a few have gas stoves. Bathrooms are similarly whimsical, with hand-painted tiles and shards of pottery stuccoed into the walls of the separate tub and shower. Our only gripe is that while it's snuggly in winter, it feels a bit gloomy on sunny days. A full breakfast is included, the minibar items are free, and tips are included.