Book one of our Holiday Inn® hotels in Santa Fe to enjoy the arts of New Mexico. Explore the Plaza, where the Southwest’s best cuisines lie in every direction, and discover colorful Southwestern-style landscape paintings in nearby galleries.
Our hotels in Santa Fe sit in the center of one of America’s most exciting arts communities. The New Mexico Museum of Art displays over 20,000 works, from moody landscapes by Georgia O’Keeffe to imaginative outdoor sculpture by Luis Jiménez. Native American art takes center stage at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. Explore centuries of culture with this treasure trove of finely-woven quill baskets, solid turquoise jewelry and the haunting melodies of Native American music and dance. Our Santa Fe hotels are near St. Francis Cathedral, whose fancifully-ornamented spires cast shadows over the original 1610 church, Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel.
Pick up strings of dried chiles and spicy chipotle sauces from shops surrounding the Plaza, where merchants, restaurateurs and artists have done business for 400 years. Native American vendors sit cross-legged under the Plaza’s portico selling hand-strung turquoise necklaces and tooled leather belts. A dozen art galleries display some of the nation’s finest art: inventive New Mexican landscapes, terracotta-and-black pottery and abstract stone sculptures. For dinner, settle into a hidden courtyard café near our Santa Fe hotels for fried flautas, stewed chicken or pork wrapped in a tortilla, and chiles rellenos, New Mexican peppers stuffed with white cheese.
Stay in our Holiday Inn hotels in Santa Fe in July and August, when Native Americans from across the country and craftsmen from around the world sell their wares at the Santa Fe Indian Market and the Santa Fe International Folk Market, or in November to bid on paintings and sculpture in the Santa Fe Art Auction.