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210 Don Gaspar Avenue

Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

Hotel: 505-983-5700

Reservations: 1-800-529-5700

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HOTEL ST. FRANCIS IN SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO

210 Don Gaspar Avenue
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

Email: nmreservations@hhandr.com
Reservations Toll Free: 1-800-529-5700
Phone: 505-983-5700
Fax: 505-989-7690

Hotel St. Francis is a historic hotel located in the heart of Santa Fe, close to numerous museums and cultural attractions. It is just one block from iconic Santa Fe Plaza and two blocks from the Loretto Chapel and the Palace of the Governors.

You can easily choose not to leave the property! Stay on premises for our award-winning and intimate Secreto Lounge with its outdoor Loggia. When you are ready to explore beyond our front door, you will easily discover dozens of top restaurants in Santa Fe, NM and night spots nearby.

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TRANSPORTATION

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Albuquerque International Sunport
Hotel St. Francis is only 75 minutes from the Albuquerque International Sunport, which sees roughly 340 flights daily on airlines including Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, Jet Blue, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

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Driving from Albuquerque via I-25: 

  • Take I-25 North to Santa Fe.
  • Take exit 282 (St. Francis Drive / also US 285 & 84 North; Directional signs will say Espanola, Taos, for instance) to Alameda Street, approximately four miles.
  • Turn right on West Alameda Street and proceed approximately one mile until you come to Don Gaspar Avenue.
  • Turn left on Don Gaspar Avenue.
  • Hotel St. Francis is the second building on the left, 210 Don Gaspar Avenue. Hotel Guest Parking is adjacent to the hotel.
  • The mileage from the Albuquerque International Sunport to the Hotel St. Francis in Santa Fe is about 69 miles and the driving time is approximately 75 minutes.

Driving from the northern communities of Los Alamos (NM 503) and/or Chimayo (NM 503):

  • Take US285/84 South.
  • Stay on US285/84, which will become St. Francis Drive.
  • Turn left on West Alameda Street and proceed approximately one mile until you come to Don Gaspar Avenue.
  • Turn left on Don Gaspar Avenue.
  • Hotel St. Francis is the second building on the left, 210 Don Gaspar Avenue. Hotel Guest valet parking is located in front of the hotel on Don Gaspar.
     

Driving from the north (Denver, Colorado Springs, Raton, Las Vegas and/or Pecos):

  • Take I-25 South to Santa Fe.
  • Take exit 282 (St. Francis Drive / also US285 & 84 North; Directional signs will say Espanola, Taos, for instance) to Alameda Street, approximately four miles.
  • Turn right on West Alameda Street and proceed approximately one mile until you come to Don Gaspar Avenue.
  • Turn left on Don Gaspar Avenue.
  • Hotel St. Francis is the second building on the left, 210 Don Gaspar Avenue. Hotel Guest Parking is adjacent to the hotel.

ABOUT HERITAGE HOTELS & RESORTS

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Heritage Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has come to embody the culture, spirit, and tradition of New Mexico. Our mission is to tell the story of New Mexico to our guests. We are a New Mexico-based, minority-owned company offering a collection of award-winning accommodations. Heritage Hotels & Resorts, Inc. was established in 2005 to develop culturally distinct hotels and resorts. Our collection of distinctive New Mexico resorts and hotels draws from a blend of the Southwest’s Native American, Mexican, Spanish and American Western cultural and historical influences. To enter any of our properties is to enter a world of timeless design and innovative craftsmanship.

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

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Hotel St. Francis supports cultural and artistic ventures by featuring design, decor, custom artwork, and cuisine created by our New Mexico community.
Our support includes:

  • Community partnerships and involvement
  • Hospitality community programs, cultural programs, and events
  • Non-profits and scholarships programs

CORNERSTONES COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

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This New Mexico non-profit organization works together with community members and leaders to preserve important community-owned, historic buildings, including 17th and 18th-century churches, schoolhouses, WPA buildings, penitente moradas, oratorios, and Native American religious structures. For more information, visit cstones.org below.

HISTORICALLY DESIGNED HOTEL

The historical Hotel St. Francis has the distinction of being Santa Fe’s oldest hotel and holds a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. Built originally as the De Vargas Hotel, this elegant and unique hotel has provided guests with a home-away-from-home in downtown Santa Fe for more than a century.

Along with this deeply-rooted history as one of the most historic hotels in Santa Fe, Hotel St. Francis offers today’s guests a unique hotel experience through the New Mexico art and New Mexico artifacts visible throughout its lobby and hallways.

The Hotel St. Francis design reflects the simple and spiritual style of the Franciscan Missionary Order. It exemplifies serenity, spirituality and simplicity in the heart of the vibrant city of Santa Fe. The elegant white, Mexican marble of our lobby reflects the flickering light of candles spaced throughout. A stone baptismal font serves as the lobby’s focal point. Various handmade crosses and historical religious prints and images throughout this unique hotel celebrate Santa Fe’s spiritual history.

HOTEL DESIGN DETAILS

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Discover how the historical Hotel St. Francis design offers guests the best when it comes to authentic historical culture in interior design and architecture

  • Colors - The light-colored earth tones seen throughout the historical Hotel St. Francis were inspired by the colors of wool from churro sheep brought to New Mexico by Spanish missionaries.
  • Wood furniture - Wood furniture in the lobby and hallways was crafted by local artisans with Hands of America, providing just one example of unique art here. Other fine pieces that show expert woodworking craftsmanship include the lobby statue of St. Francis, carved from a single piece of wood.
  • Religious prints - Dozens of religious prints can be seen in the lobby and in hallways. Some of these works of unique art date back centuries.
  • Chests - The wooden chests seen on the second and third floors date to the days of El Camino Real. Chests like these would have been used to carry goods like grain and would have been rolled.
  • Prints - Prints and New Mexico artifacts displayed on the second and third floor landings give a picture of historic Santa Fe and range from original ledger books from the De Vargas Hotel to images showing celebrations and cityscapes.
  • Fireplace in lobby - The grand fireplace is original to the De Vargas Hotel, and the mantle survived the 1922 fire that destroyed the original building.
  • Light fixtures - The light fixture hanging by our staircase once hung in Santa Fe’s original capitol building, making it one of the unique hotel’s Santa Fe and New Mexico artifacts.
  • Luggage Carts - If our luggage carts resemble antique bed headboards and footboards, it is because they were created from original De Vargas Hotel beds.
  • St. Francis statue - A wooden statue of St. Francis standing in our lobby shows master craftsmanship - it is carved from a single piece of wood.
  • Stamped tin light fixtures and room signs - Stamped tin is one artform that survives from New Mexico’s Spanish Colonial period. Fixtures depict pineapples, which have long symbolized hospitality.
  • Marble flooring - The white marble used on the lobby floor originated in Mexico.
  • Secreto Lounge - Secreto Lounge stands in the site of a historic barbershop.
  • Dining space - The dining space at Hotel St. Francis was historically a stable.
  • Pane of glass - One pane of glass in one lobby window dates back to the original De Vargas Hotel. It survived the fire that destroyed the building in 1922. The lobby fireplace mantle also survived the fire.

HOTEL ST. FRANCIS GIFT CERTIFICATES

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Use the link below to buy hotel gift certificates.

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The Seasonal Spirit of Santa Fe
Named for the city’s patron saint, this hotel founded in 1924 stands as something of the city’s patron hotel, and one of its oldest. The beautiful open lobby is candlelit, and the California Mission style is all traditional elegance. A block off of the Plaza, the St. Francis offers a quintessential Santa Fe experience.

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COVID SAFETY

Hotel St. Francis has always taken great pride in our cleanliness and will continue to improve the quality and standards for our guests during these times. Heritage Safe Escape reflects our enhanced cleaning procedures and personal protective equipment program to protect our guests and staff. 

CHECK-IN /CHECK-OUT

Check-in time is 4 p.m. and Check-out is 12 p.m.

AMENITY FEE

Waived March 19 - May 31

SMOKING

Hotel St. Francis is a non-smoking hotel. If there is evidence of smoking in a guest room, we will charge a fee of $200 plus tax to cover cleaning costs.

WIFI

WiFi is included in the amenity fee.

PETS

Hotel St. Francis welcomes dogs up to 50 lbs. at the property. Other pets are not permitted. There is a $25 per day pet fee. Please contact reservations at 800-529-5700 with any questions.

MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT

Guests must be at least 21 years old to make a reservation. Exceptions are made for active military with proper military ID if under the age of 21.