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Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels Santa Fe, NM (2024 Updated)

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Lesbiangaybisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in the United States have evolved in recent decades. However, LGBT Americans may still face some legal and many social challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents, particularly in states with large conservative populations, such as in the Deep South; in rural areas; and in some Native American tribal nations.

U.S. federal law does not explicitly include protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. In June 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that sexual orientation and gender identity are included under “sex” as a prohibited ground of employment discrimination in the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the U.S. state of Florida may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Same-sex sexual activity became legal in the state after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Lawrence v. Texas on June 26, 2003, and same-sex marriage has been legal in the state since January 6, 2015.
Same-sex sexual activity has been legal since 1975. Same-sex marriage is legal statewide in New Mexico, as is adoption and access to fertility treatments for lesbian couples. Same-sex couples now enjoy the same rights as heterosexual married couples.
Santa Fe has a long history of being a  gay friendly town and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as The Matador & Vanessie Santa Fe the most famous gay friendly bars in Santa Fe, MN
Santa Fe, New Mexico’s capital, sits in the Sangre de Cristo foothills. It’s renowned for its Pueblo-style architecture and as a creative arts hotbed. Founded as a Spanish colony in 1610, it has at its heart the traditional Plaza. The surrounding historic district’s crooked streets wind past adobe landmarks including the Palace of the Governors, now home to the New Mexico History Museum.

Top attractions to visit in Santa Fe

1. Eldorado Hotel and Spa 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Santa Fe

Eldorado Hotel and Spa
Eldorado Hotel and Spa

Featuring the full-service Nidah Spa, this New Mexico hotel is a 6-minute walk from the historic Santa Fe Plaza. On-site dining, a rooftop heated pool and Southwestern-styled rooms are provided.

All rooms are adorned in pueblo revival style, with handcrafted native furniture and art. Featuring a flat-screen cable TV and an iPod docking station and work desk. The private bathrooms come with free toiletries.

The Agave Restaurant & Lounge is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers innovative cuisine using local ingredients. Eldorado Lounge features live music Thursday through to Saturday.

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum is a 5-minute walk from Eldorado Hotel. Guests are also a 5-minute walk from the New Mexico Museum of Art.

This upscale pueblo-style hotel is a 2-block walk from both Santa Fe Plaza and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.

The rustic-chic rooms and suites feature handcrafted furniture and local art, plus flat-screen TVs, mini fridges and free Wi-Fi. Upgraded units add balconies, and some suites have wood-burning fireplaces.

A sleek lounge offers cocktails and light fare, and the restaurant serves global cuisine made with ingredients from nearby farms. There’s a heated rooftop pool and a fitness center with views of downtown. The spa specializes in treatments using native plants and herbs.

Come to the newly remodeled Eldorado Hotel and Spa, where award-winning service and unexpected delights set the stage for an enchanting visit.
This acclaimed four-diamond hotel is located steps from the Santa Fe Plaza. Spacious rooms, many with views and some with wood burning fireplaces. Superb cuisine at the AGAVE lounge. Experience the new CAVA bar featuring Spanish wines, food and live entertainment. Ultimate pampering at the full-service Nidah Spa. Underground, covered parking.
Visited Santa Fe for an extended weekend and chose this hotel for its location and beauty. The hotel is a short walk away from most places to visit in Santa Fe. The room was large, very clean, comfortable for two of us. The dining in the hotel is very good and the concierges at the front desk extremely helpful. They were able to arrange shuttle rides for us to various attractions, recommend areas to walk through for site-seeing and worked extra hard to answer any of our questions. The hotel itself is beautiful and full of the art that makes Santa Fe such a beautiful place to visit.

Excellent property in downtown Santa Fe. Décor perfectly complements the architecture of Santa Fe and the local culture. Rooms are spotless and tastefully decorated with art that extends the southwester theme. Fixtures are older but very attractive and work just fine (e.g., the shower is still in a tub rather than what you now find in newer properties where the tub has been removed for a larger shower). Friendly staff and attentive staff. Good hotel food. There are many other amenities that I didn’t use (I was there for business), including a spa, all of which look very nice. Very reasonably priced for an upscale hotel.

Pros: Downtown location, attractive décor, friendly staff, good food, reasonable price!

This is an excellent place to stay and a easy walk to multiple restaurants and shops. The Georgia O’Keeffe museum is close by and a easy walk. They are currently building a rooftop pool and it was a bit noisy during the day, but then who is spending time in their room. Beds are comfortable. The shower has poor water flow on the 4th floor if you like a lot of pressure.
There is also a restaurant connected to the hotel and a very nice spa. Staff are friendly and helpful. Valet parking on the property if convenient. Consider staying at this hotel.
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gay hotels santa fe new mexico

How much does a room costs at Eldorado Hotel and Spa ?

Prices start 143$/night for Deluxe King Room. The  Deluxe Double Room with Fireplace is  176$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This air-conditioned room features a sitting area with a fireplace, a flat-screen TV and a sofa. The private bathroom includes free toiletries. Some rooms have a shared terrace overlooking downtown Santa Fe and the surrounding mountains.

Where to book online – Eldorado Hotel and Spa  –  Gay Friendly Hotels Santa FE you can find the best hotels deals in Santa Fe during Fiestas de Santa Fe which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Santa Fe on  Booking.comor or Hotels.comand see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Inn of the Turquoise Bear 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Santa Fe New Mexico

Inn of the Turquoise Bear
Inn of the Turquoise Bear

Located on an acre of landscaped grounds, this Santa Fe, New Mexico property is within 15 minutes’ walk of Santa Fe Plaza, Chapel of San Miguel and Linda Durham Contemporary Art. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in rooms.

Offering a fireplace, all rooms and suites include a seating area and a cable TV. Bathrobes are also provided in rooms at Inn of the Turquoise. Inspired by southwest design, all rooms feature plush white linens.

A complimentary American breakfast is provided daily for guests at Turquoise Bear Inn. Enclosed by adobe walls, this authentic estate offers terraced gardens and meandering paths.

With sections of the building dating from the mid-1800s, this adobe B&B set on an acre is 1.2 miles from Museum Hill and 1.1 miles from Santa Fe Plaza.

Individually decorated with Southwest furnishings, the rooms are named for prominent artists with ties to the area, including D.H. Lawrence and Ansel Adams. Details can include hardwood or Saltillo-tile floors, kiva fireplaces and claw-foot tubs. Some rooms have mini fridges, and a junior suite with a balcony is available. There’s Wi-Fi access.

Full hot breakfast is served, and free afternoon snacks are offered. The property features stone benches, flagstone paths and pine trees.

The historic property is very beautiful, well maintained, with in walking distance to the square and is set up in a way that social distancing can be maintained. The rooms were very clean, comfortable and quiet. Breakfast was delicious and very well thought out. Dan, Alex and staff were very friendly and helpful with recommendations.

Beautiful property that makes you feel like you are in fairy tale garden. The room (we stayed in the Shaman room) was very nice, spacious, yet very cozy. The location of the Inn is very convenient as it as only a 5 minute walk to the historical plaza. Breakfast was exceptional every day! The service was top notch and staff were very friendly and accommodating! We are definitely coming back.

This Inn is historic and beautifully maintained property. It says it’s a b&b but this is really a lovely, cozy hotel with a marvelous innkeeper and excellent service and staff. The breakfast is fabulous and makes you want to get up and see what yummy specials they have that day!

I used to stay at a rather fancy, double the price hotel and no longer as this is too wonderful an experience!

Staying in one of their three large rooms/suites actually. Georgie O’Keefe room with fireplace.

The renovations are authentic; we stayed in the carriage house, and the wall stucco was speckled with pieces of hay artfully embedded in the material. Decorations and furniture ,were lovely and unobtrusive, complementing the winding architectural lines of the house. The front sitting room, dining room, and office are all tastefully decorated without overdoing it. We were there mid-November, and the farolitos were lit each night, making an enchanting winter memory for me, when we students would make farolitos with actual brown bags, sand, and candles.

We stayed in The Shaman Room – and it was like stepping into a set. Beautiful old bricks on the floor, highly polished from use, comfortable bed, antique-style furnishings, books, a working fireplace, plus deep-set windows and courtyard seating areas. We arrived in the evening so experienced the spectacle of luminarias lining the tops of all the enclosing walls and lining the roof.

The Food. Wow. Wonderful hearty breakfast variety, available in a beautiful dining room with a polished-wood communal table. All the furnishings resonate with various New Mexico themes, and the entire dining area & shared sitting room are warm, rich, and cozy.

The Company. We enjoyed talking with fellow guests over a couple of leisurely breakfasts. Fascinating travelers in this setting gives one of the feel of travel as it must have been in the days of trains and carriages. We had a marvelous time.

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gay santa fe hotels

How much does a room costs at Inn of the Turquoise Bear ?

Prices start 294$/night for Classic Queen Room. The Deluxe King Room  is  336$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This second-floor room features a large fireplace, viga beams, a seating area and a cable TV. A private balcony with garden views and access to a private bathroom across the hall are also provided.

This room is also called The Witter Bynner Room.

Where to book online – Inn of the Turquoise Bear  –  Gay Friendly Hotels Santa Fe New Mexico you can find the best hotels deals in Santa Fe during Fiestas de Santa Fe which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Santa Fe on  or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. The Lodge at Santa Fe 3* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Santa Fe

The Lodge at Santa Fe
The Lodge at Santa Fe


On a hill overlooking Santa Fe, New Mexico, this hotel offers a shuttle service (upon request) to historic Santa Fe Plaza. It features an outdoor pool/hot tub, on-site dining, and free in-room WiFi.

The Santa Fe Lodge accommodations include cable TV and Southwestern furnishings. A work desk and coffee maker are provided.

HillTop Bar and Grille, The Lodge’s on-site restaurant, is open for breakfast and dinner and serves authentic Mexican cuisine and premium margaritas. The HillTop Bar is open 7 days a week and offers views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

Overlooking the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, this Southwestern-style hotel is 1 mile from both Santa Fe Plaza and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.

Individually decorated with Native American weavings and local art, the low-key rooms come with free Wi-Fi, cable TV and coffeemakers. Suites add microwaves, wood-burning fireplaces and balconies.

Amenities include free continental breakfast and parking, plus a seasonal outdoor pool, a fitness center and a theater that hosts live entertainment. A restaurant serves regional cuisine, and a bar has a daily happy hour. The hotel also offers free seasonal walking tours and an area shuttle.

The Lodge at Santa Fe is fully decorated to celebrate the wonder and awe of the Southwest’s most notable city. Located just five minutes to the Santa Fe plaza and historic attractions, the Lodge at Santa Fe is a unique hotel with cultural style.
Hilltop Bar and Grill onsite serves fresh ‘New Mexican’ cuisine, and our guests enjoy hand crafted furniture and breathtaking architecture. Beautiful stone flooring, Native American weavings patterns and weavings, and spacious suites with Kiva fireplaces are all part of the experience. The Lodge at Santa Fe has a shuttle to the historic Santa Fe Plaza, plus WiFi and parking. Experience the magic of Santa Fe when you book your visit at The Lodge at Santa Fe.
Cute Southwestern style hotel right outside of downtown Santa Fe, not really walkable but a quick 5 minute drive so the location was convenient and being up on a hill offered expansive views of the area.
The Lodge at Santa Fe is a great place to stay while visiting Santa Fe. It is convenient to the downtown area and very close to the Santa Fe Opera and the Tesuque Village Market and Cafe (a great place to eat).
The rooms are very comfortable, there is a lovely pool, and the onsite restaurant and bar are convenient and delicious; open for breakfast or dinner, they also serve a Brazilian buffet!

The shuttle service to and from the plaza and downtown area was very convenient and the drivers were awesome.

Yes, the hotel is older but we found that it added to the charm. The room was beautifully decorated in a southwestern theme. The view from the hotel is gorgeous – you can see the cathedral and the plaza. Everything was comfortable and clean.

Stayed at The Lodge at Santa Fe. A very nice hotel situated in a quiet area 7 minutes north of downtown Santa Fe. The hotel provided a shuttle service for guests going to downtown and back. We had the junior suite. The bedroom is tastefully decorated. Bed is comfortable. Linens are very clean. They have a pool & a hot tub. The restaurant has a view. Staff are courteous and helpful. We watched a wonderful flamenco dance show in their small theater.
The Lodge is a beautiful place to stay just a mile outside of downtown Santa Fe. I highly recommend the king kiva suite with a fireplace, made our experience cozy and unique. The jet spa bath tub is huge and soothing after a day of exploring the city or nearby places to hike. Close to town but away from the hustle and bustle. We will definitely stay at here again.

Guest room: had plenty space and decoration of the traditional Southwest was beautiful! The bed was comfortable enough to have a good sleep. Decent amount of towels and long double sink vanity was a huge plus! They have good bathroom supplies like shampoo etc. TV channels selection was ok, room was clean and every day we stayed (the first time, 4 days) housekeeping staff did a wonderful job. Pet friendly which we really liked it so much. (a little overpriced for pet per day but I guess it’s ok)

The Anasazi Kiva suite: was huge and it has a living room with a kiva fireplace a very nice traditional canopy king side bed it has kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave and sink but not stove which it would be a big plus. The kitchenette area is big enough and comfortable also it was a dining table with two chairs. The bathroom was pretty comfortable with a shower and jacuzzi?!

Lobby: was nice and cozy with a nice Kiva fireplace and decoration was just perfect to go with the relaxing atmosphere in the lobby.

Hotel appearance exterior: the hotel has like a adobe style in the outside suites very beautiful and the bar look very nice from the outside. Hotel is located on top a hill and the view is magnificent!

Courtyard: was very beautiful with a fountain and nice lawn.

Restaurant: very nice decoration and pretty big.

Location: was excellent very closed to shopping and to Sangre de Cristo mountains you can see it from the hotel and other attractions.

Gay Friendly Hotels Santa Fe New Mexico
Gay Friendly Hotels Santa Fe New Mexico

How much does a room costs at The Lodge at Santa Fe ?

Prices start 117$/night for  Traditional King Room. The Traditional Double Room is  119$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

A work desk and cable TV is available in this room. A private bathroom is also available.

Where to book online – The Lodge at Santa Fe –  Gay Friendly Hotels Santa Fe New Mexico you can find the best hotels deals in Santa Fe during Fiestas de Santa Fe which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Santa Fe on  or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.