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3650 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507-2909
Phone: 505/438-3822   |   Fax: 505/438-3795   |   95 Rooms
Check Out Time: 12:00 PM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

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If you're looking for a hotel near Santa Fe Plaza or a hotel near Georgia O'Keefe, depend on our Santa Fe hotel to provide you with the best location, service and quality.

Our hotel near Ski Santa Fe is surrounded by the area's top attractions. Brand loyalty means that you can always depend on our Santa Fe hotel to make you feel right at home with the best amenities. Our 100% non-smoking hotel is pet friendly, so feel free to bring the whole family on this trip. From spacious, quiet rooms to the most convenient location in town, everything you need is just moments away.

We're the best value hotel that is close to downtown Plaza. At our Santa Fe hotel, there are no long commutes or being far away from the action. If you need a hotel near Santa Fe University of Art and Design, we regularly welcome students, their families, and visiting guests and faculty to our property. Whether you're here for a weekend or a semester, count on our friendly staff to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

The Santa Fe Indian Market is a short drive away, and the Santa Fe Folk Art Festival brings travelers to the region from around the world. At our Santa Fe hotel, there's always something exciting happening nearby. From the Santa Fe Spanish Market to winter skiing, year-round activities and events are looked forward to by locals and travelers alike. The conveniences like our proximity to museums and cultural centers as well as the plaza bring many guests to our property.

Business travelers in the region with the State Capitol, Chevron Corporation® and the Law Enforcement Academy call us their home away from home. At our Santa Fe hotel, guests are treated to luxury bedding and the peace and quiet they need to take care of work, or to simply rest up for another fun-filled day of vacation. From work to play, we're the best choice for all

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Longitude: 35.64482  /  Latitude: -106.007487


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From: Interstate 25. Take Exit 278, and then go north three miles. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn of Santa Fe is on the right.


We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Bandelier National Monument

The Bandelier National Monument, a U.S. National Monument, encompasses over 33,000 acres of land preserving the Ancestral Pueblo People. Bring your camera to capture images of the excavated archeological sites and dwellings along one of several miles of trails in the park. In Frijoles Canyon, visitors view the dwellings, kivas, petroglyphs and rock paintings, dating back to the 1150 to 1600 periods.

Ranger-led guided walks are also available. Schedule time to stroll through the visitor center to view the life-size dioramas of Pueblo life, pottery, artifacts, and tools. After relaxing, enjoy a nice walk to the downtown shops, restaurants and museums for a fun night out in the Santa Fe area.

Cerrillos Hills State Park

Concealing over 1,100 years of mining history among its five miles of hiking trails, Cerrillos Hills State Park is northern New Mexico's newest addition to the state park system. Open year round from sunrise to sunset, visitors can roam the park on foot, on bike, or on horseback. Interpretative signs accompany safeguarded mine shafts and there are plenty of places to enjoy a picnic with views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

The park's full potential remains untapped as the state continues to add trails and explore the mysteries of the former mining land. This is an excellent opportunity to watch history slowly unfold and reveal itself. The park is located 16 miles south of Santa Fe.

El Vado Lake State Park

This remote reservoir sits in Northern New Mexico's mountain country and is an excellent resource for keen anglers and bird watchers. Anglers come for the stocked trout and salmon while bird watchers catch glimpses of wintering bald eagles and other birds.

Outdoor enthusiast can partake in swimming, picnicking, and hiking the local 5.5 mile trail that connects with Heron Lake State Park to the north. This park is located north of Santa Fe and east of Bloomfield.

Fenton Lake State Park

Quiet, remote, and tucked away in a sanctuary of ponderosa pines and forested mountains, Fenton Lake State Park is a haven for fishing, wildlife viewing, hiking, and picnicking. It is also a popular location for cross country skiing in the winter.

Located north of Albuquerque and Santa Fe, this park is open 24 hours a day year round. Visitors to the park will be most struck by Northern New Mexico's stunning and peaceful wilderness and postcard worthy snapshots of the lake.

Heron Lake State Park

One of New Mexico's top destinations for small boat sailing and salmon and trout fishing, Heron Lake State Park boasts scenic views and excellent summer playground and winter wonderland recreation.

Sailors, kayakers, and canoers can venture on undisturbed thanks to a 'no wake' policy and plenty of open water. Hikers enjoy the 5.5 mile connection to El Vado Lake in the south, alongside wooded terrain and a pedestrian suspension bridge. In the winter, the lake is popular destination for cross country skiing. Open 24 hours daily, the park is located north of Santa Fe and east of Bloomfield in Northern New Mexico.

Hyde Memorial State Park

Set in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Hyde Memorial State Park covers 350 acres in northern New Mexico near Santa Fe. Operated by the New Mexico State Parks Division, the park is named for Benjamin Talbot Babbit Hyde.

Open 24 hours daily, Hyde Memorial State Park features over four miles of hiking trails, bird watching, and volleyball. Winter recreation includes cross-country skiing, sledding, and snowshoeing – plus exhibits in the cozy Hyde Memorial State Park Visitor Center.

Institute of American Indian Arts

The Institute of American Indian Arts is the United States' only four-year fine arts institution specializing in contemporary Alaska Native and Native American Arts. Located in Santa Fe, the institute offers degrees in Creative Writing, Studio Arts, Museum Studies and New Media Arts. The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts and the Center for Lifelong Education are included on campus.

This northern New Mexico campus offers a wonderful variety of museums. The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, the New Mexico Museum of Art, and the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum offer a wealth of information on the area's rich history.

Loretto Chapel

The Loretto Chapel, completed in 1878, is a beautiful Gothic Revival-style Chapel in Santa Fe. The Chapel was built for the Academy of Our Lady of Light (Loretto). Unlike the area adobe churches, the Chapel resembled the King Louis IX Sainte-Chapelle in Paris, France. The ornate stained glass inside the Chapel came from Paris and the stone is from a quarries in Colorado and New Mexico.

One of the focal points of the Chapel is "the Miraculous Staircase". The 20-foot tall staircase has two 360-degree turns without center support, resting on the base underneath and against the choir loft. It surely is a sight to see. Tour the Chapel to see the staircase, "one of Seven Wonders of New Mexico", and admire the beauty of the Chapel. Check into the local Best Western hotel to enjoy comfortable accommodations, while traveling in the Santa Fe area.

Museum of Fine Arts

New Mexico's oldest museum, the Museum of Fine Arts is set in downtown Santa Fe neighboring the Santa Fe Plaza. Established in 1917 as the Art Gallery of the Museum of New Mexico, the MFA is set within a Pueblo Revival structure, originally designed by I. H. and William M. Rapp – both pioneers of the Santa Fe style.

Santa Fe’s Museum of Fine Arts features permanent exhibits like Georgia O'Keeffe's Legacy in New Mexico and collections of landscapes, contemporary, and works by other New Mexico artists. After your time at the Museum of Fine Arts, rest easy at a Best Western hotel in Santa Fe.

Northern New Mexico College

Founded in 1909, the Northern New Mexico College is a public, four-year institute set in northern New Mexico – set just north of Santa Fe. The 200-acre campus is set in Española, and features nearly 4,000 enrolled students.

Formerly the Spanish American Normal School and Northern New Mexico Community College, NMMC also features the Eagles athletics program. The NMMC campus also includes the American Indian Center – encompassing the American Indian Affairs Office, Northern Pueblos Institute, and Pueblo Indian Studies.

Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area

Stretching across several counties in New Mexico, the Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area preserves the lands once inhabited by the Puebloans. The counties include the Santa Fe, Taos, and Rio Arriba in northern New Mexico.

The area features plenty of sightseeing and outdoor recreation areas.  Featured attractions include Hyde Memorial and El Vado state parks, Sante Fe and Carson national forests, the Picuris and Santa Clara pueblos, and more.

Pecos National Historical Park

Set along Interstate 25, the Pecos National Historical Park is located in north New Mexico just southeast of Santa Fe. A U.S. National Monument, Pecos Park is also a U.S. Historic district and U.S. National Historic Landmark.

Also listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, Pecos National Historical Park features sites like the Arrowhead Ruin, the Glorieta Pass Battlefield, and the Forked Lightning Ranch House. Explore the two-mile Civil War Battlefield Trail, or browse through the Pecos visitor center.

Santa Fe Municipal Airport

Residents and visitors of Santa Fe, the oldest Capital in America, have enjoyed aviation services in Eastern New Mexico, since 2009. The Santa Fe Municipal Airport encompasses 2,120 acres of land, southwest of downtown Santa Fe. It provides year-round commercial flights to Dallas/Fort Worth and to Los Angeles, aboard American Eagle Airlines. Before departing from Santa Fe, take a break in the airport's Santa Fe Airport Grill for a bite to eat and a moment of relaxation.

General aviation enthusiasts find plenty of services at the airport's full-service fixed base operator, Santa Fe Air Center. They provide flight school training, hangar space, concierge business needs, ground transportation and catering. Additional flight schools at the airport are Sierra Aviation, SkyMachines and Fantasy Fighters, which provides specialty flight instruction. Enjoy your time in the southwest as a guest of Best Western hotels, providing quality accommodations and guest services.

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 20.00 mile(s) from Espanola
  • 33.00 mile(s) from Los Alamos,
  • 60.00 mile(s) from Las Vegas,
  • 60.00 mile(s) from Albuquerque
  • 80.00 mile(s) from Taos
  • 120 mile(s) from Ruidoso
  • 250 mile(s) from El Paso, TX
  • 400 mile(s) from Denver, CO
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Santa Fe Place
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Santa Fe Harley Davidson
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Fashion Outlets of Santa Fe
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Santa Fe Convention Center
  • 4.00 mile(s) from NM State Patrol Headquarters, New Mexico State Patrol Headquarters and Academy
  • 5.00 mile(s) from State Capital, New Mexico State Capital
  • 5.00 mile(s) from St. Vincent Medical Center, Regional Medical Center
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Bureau of Land Management
  • 6.00 mile(s) from DeVargas center
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Los Alamos National Labs
  • 3.00 mile(s) from NM School for the Blind
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Santa Fe Indian School
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Santa Fe Community College
  • 4.00 mile(s) from College of Santa Fe,
  • 6.00 mile(s) from St. John's College,
  • 60.00 mile(s) from University of New Mexico, University of New Mexico; Albuquerque New Mexico

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Indoor pool
  • 10.00 mile(s) from horseback Riding
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Camel Rock Casino
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Cities of Gold Casino
  • 16.00 mile(s) from Towa Golf Club
  • 17.00 mile(s) from snow skiing
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Black Mesa Golf Course
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Cochiti Golf Course

Nearby Restaurants

  • Adjacent to Bumble Bees Baja Grill, Cafe, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner, Santa Fes freshest food - Baja Style. Including burritos, tacos, fresh salads, veggie specials, kids menu and salsa bar -- fast, fun, friendly and Bee-licious. Open daily at 11:00 A.M. Beer and wine served. Try the famous Fish Tacos, voted best of Santa Fe.
  • 0.10 mile(s) from Olive Garden, Full Service, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.10 mile(s) from China Star, Buffet, Chinese, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Osaka Bar Grill and Sushi, Full Service, Japanese, Open for: lunch, dinner, Japanese & Sushi Bar
  • 0.30 mile(s) from Red Lobster, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.30 mile(s) from Applebees, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.30 mile(s) from Blue Corn Cafe and Brewery Full Service, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner, Micro-Brewery
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Outback, Full Service, Greek, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 4.00 mile(s) from La Choza, Full Service, Mexican, Open for: dinner, La Choza Restaurant, the locals choice for chile, opened in 1983 to offer hospitality and cusine typical of Northern New Mexico. Situated in an old adobe ranch house next to the historic Railyard Park, they are now excited to offer the most delicious margaritas concocted at their full bar.
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Horsemans Haven, Cafe, Mexican, Open for: breakfast, lunch, Famous for its fiery green chiles and Huevos Rancheros. Its a must stop when visiting Santa Fe.
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Coyote Cafe and Cantina, Cafe, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, The fun Rooftop Cantina adjacent to the Coyote Cafe is continually hopping with Latin music and a fun and festive atmosphere. They serve traditional Southwestern and Nuevo Latino cuisine. Specialty cocktails accompanying the perfect sunset view are served daily. Entrees include: pork, beef, steak and chicken selections. Appetizers, soups, salads, fajitas, sandwiches, burgers, combination dishes and desserts are listed on the menu.
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Cowgirl BBQ, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner
  • 5.00 mile(s) from India Palace, Full Service, Indian, Open for: lunch, dinner, Voted Best Ethnic Restaurant in Santa Fe. Located one block from the plaza, India Palace specializes in the dynamic, complex cusine of Northern India using ayurvedic (the science of longevity) cooking principles. Homemade cheese, yogurt, ghee and kulfi (pistachio ice cream), and tandoori-fried traditional breads complement the extensive menu, which included chicken, lamb, seafood, and vegetarian dishes. Entrees may be ordered mild, medium or hot. No artifical flavors or MSG.
  • 5.00 mile(s) from La Casa Sena and Cantina, Full Service, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner, La Casa Sena is located in the heart of old Santa Fe in the historic Sena Plaza. Featuring innovative American Southwest cusine, an extensive wine list, and a spectacular outdoor patio, La Casa Sena is one of Santa Fes most popular restaurants. Recipient of the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator. For a more casual dining experience visit La Cantina.
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Maxs, Full Service, American, Open for: dinner, Maxs is an intimate fine dining restaurant in the Railyard district. They feature locally raised meats and organic produce whenever possible and have a frequently changing seasonal menu. Popular nights include our half-price wine Tuesday and a special locals night.
  • 5.00 mile(s) from El Meson Restaurant, Full Service, International, Open for: dinner, The soul of Spain in downtown Santa Fe. Offers classical Spanish cusine, including tapas, paella, and exquisite wines. Full bar and live entertainment.
  • 5.00 mile(s) from The Bull Ring, Full Service, Steak House, Open for: lunch, dinner, Serving Santa Fe since 1971, the legendary Bull Ring is the prime steakhouse in town. Voted Best of Santa Fe year after year, it also offers fresh seafood, chicken, chops, an extensive wine list, a saloon menu and patio dining.
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Geronimo, Full Service, Pacific Rim, Open for: lunch, dinner, In its celebrated 18 years, Geronimos has established a reputation as the place to dine in Santa Fe. Tradition and innovation merge at this Canyon Road legend, where simplicity and understatement reign. New Mexicos only Mobil 4 star, AAA 4 diamond rated restaurant.
  • 6.00 mile(s) from The Compound, Bar/Lounge, International, Open for: lunch, dinner, Before its incarnation as a restaurant, the Compound was the centerpiece of a group of houses on Canyon Road known as the McComb Compound. The chef has chosen to focus his menu around the true regional ingredients brought to the Southwest United States by the Spaniards. Signature entrees include dishes of grilled beef and tuna, classic choices feature pork, seafood, and duck. The Compound offers a fine French and rare wine list.
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Harrys Roadhouse, Bar/Lounge, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner, Offers comfort food with a Southwestern twist.
  • 11.00 mile(s) from Gabriels Restaurant, Full Service, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner, Rated one of Americas best restaurants, renowned for guacamole made at your table. Housemade corn tortillas, red and green chile, sizzling fajitas, vegetarian plates. Mountain view patio dining, cozy adobe interior with kiva fireplaces showcasing local Southwest art from the Gabriel Gallery.


Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Santa Fe. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

March 2015

March 28 - April 3, 2015
2015 Passion Play

This lively, dramatic performance depicting biblical tales will be held at the McGee Park Convention Center leading up to Easter Sunday. The show begins at 6 p.m.

April 2015

April 10-12, 2015
2015 Annual Contest Pow Wow

Join the Farmington community McGee Park for three days of arts and crafts, food booths, and more, presented by the Native American Center and San Juan College. Event times are TBA.

May 2015

May 8-10, 2015
2015 Bloomfield Days

Bloomfield becomes the site for a weekend of live entertainemt, arts and crafts, food vendors, and plenty of children's activities and games. Event start time is TBA.

May 16 & 17, 2015
2015 Ty Wayborn Memorial Rodeo

This awe-inducing, NMRA and CPRCA sanctioned event will be held at McGee Park Memorial Coliseum in Farmington, featuring some of the best riders in the region. Event start times are TBA.

May 22-24, 2015
2015 Riverfest

There is certainly something for everyone at Riverfest – held annually along the Animas River in Farmington. The festival features live music, food, art, entertainment, rafting rides, and a 5-10k fun run as well.

May 16 – 17, 2015
27th Annual Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival

The 27th Annual Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival is held over 42 acres at the Balloon Fiesta Parkway. This Celtic heritage event starts at 9 a.m. each day, ending at 8:30 p.m.

June 2015

June 1 – 7, 2015
2015 Albuquerque Film & Music Experience

The 2015 Albuquerque Film & Music Experience is a week-long event held at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque. The event features workshops, contests, live music and poetry, and more.

June 7 – 14, 2015
Festival Flamenco Internacional de Albuquerque

The 2015 Festival Flamenco Internacional de Albuquerque is held at the National Hispanic Cultural Center at the Rodey Theatre at the UNM campus.

July 2015

July 2-5, 2015
29th Annual Freedom Days Celebration

Celebrate our nation's independence with the community of Farmington, as fireworks, live music, a parade, sporting events, and plenty more family-fun make up the festival's intinerary. The festival is held at Brookside Park with start times TBA.

July 18, 2015
2015 Land of Enchantment Rod Run

Car buffs and motor heads won't want to miss historic downtown Farmington's Northern New Mexico Street Rodders show – featuring 100s of historic hot rods on display with plenty of family-friendly entertainment and food to top-off the day. The event begins at 6 p.m.

July 31 - August 7, 2015
2015 Connie Mack World Series

Some of baseball's up-and-coming and future MLB stars compete in a week-long tournament series at Ricketts Park in Farmington. First pitch time is TBA.

July 11 – August 1, 2015
2015 USA Roller Sports Speed

The 2015 Figure & Rink Hockey National Championships is a free event held at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Times are to be announced.

July 2015

July 17 – 19, 2015
2015 Route 66 Summerfest

The 2015 Route 66 Summerfest is a free, three-day event held at Nob Hill. The fun lasts from 2 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

August 2015

August 9-15, 2015
2015 San Juan County Fair

Visit McGee Park in Farmington for what's known as the "largest county fair in New Mexico." Enjoy livestock shows, a parade, vendors of all kinds, and plenty of family-friendly live entertainment.

September 2015

September 5 & 6, 2015
2015 Totah Festival Indian Market & Pow Wow

Held annually at the Farmington Civic Center, this unique festival features artisan crafts, gifts, and goods, as well as an authentic Navajo rug auction. Event begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday.

September 10 – 20, 2015
2015 New Mexico State Fair

Held at the EXPO New Mexico: Home of the State Fair, the 77th Annual New Mexico State Fair features a carnival, live entertainment, and of course, great food. Kids 5 and under are free.

October 2015

October 3, 2015
2015 Road Apple Rally

Bikers from all walks of life are encouraged to join in this annual event – featuring pro, veteran, and beginner mountain biking courses in the Glade Run Recreational Area near Farmington. Race times are TBA.

October 3 & 4, 2015
2015 Aztec Highland Games & Celtic Music Festival

Join the Aztec community as they celebrate their Scottish Highlands culture at Riverside Park. Live music, physical competitions, Scottish dances, and traditional foods are the two-day docket. Event start times are TBA.

October 11, 2015
2015 Fall Navajo Song & Dance

Visit the Farmington Indian Center for an afternoon dedicated to celebrating Navajo traditions – including song, dance, stories, and more. Event time is TBA.

September 25 – 26, 2015
¡Globalquerque! World Music Festival

The 2015 ¡Globalquerque! World Music Festival is a two-day event held at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Don't miss the Global Village of Crafts, Culture & Cuisine.

October 3 – 11, 2015
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

The most anticipated event in ABQ, the 2015 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta at Balloon Fiesta Park will feature incredible performances, food, crafts, and more.

December 2015

December 3, 2015
2015 Christmas Parade

Farmington hosts its annual Christmas Parade in downtown Farmington – featuring festive floats, marching bands, and an appearence from Santa Claus. The parade begins at 5:45 p.m.

December 5, 2015
2015 Luminarias

Visit the campus of San Juan College for an evening of bright Christmas decorations illuniating the night. Visitors can drive-by or walk through the display. The lights go on at 6 p.m.

December 4, 2015
2015 Riverglo

Take to the shores of the Animas River near Farmington for an evening of holiday themed musical performances, bonfires, luminaries, and an appearance from Santa Claus. The holiday fun begins at 6 p.m.

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