After touring a few of Santa Fe's top hotels, memories of them begin to meld together a bit. Everything is Adobe, so it becomes difficult to differentiate one from the next. Eldorado falls into this similar Santa Fe-style accommodation, but we like it! Inside, Eldorado gives off a vibe of luxury and peacefulness. The air within is also completely smoke free thanks to the hotel's 100% non-smoking policy. Common area spaces are stylish and reflect southwestern charm. The guest quarters can be small depending upon the room type. But the casual decor, overstuffed chairs/couches, premium bedding, mini fridge and local art make this temporary abode more cozy than cramped. Flat-screen televisions and high-speed internet ($fee) add elements of modern technology.
Eldorado's renown and highly praised Agave Restaurant serves all three meals. And even better, those same dishes can be ordered through room service from 6:30a to 11p. The all day menu offers ceviche, real salads, enchiladas, soups and more.
The 5th floor gym gets above-average style points from us. Far from a square room with white walls and no windows, Eldorado's in-house fitness center is cheerfully colored and offers views of the nearby Square through small windows. It has a loft-like feel with some parts of the ceiling exposing wood beams. But, the ceilings are somewhat low and we are wishing there were more strength options. However, there is a good mix of cardio equipment and the dumbbells and multigym are appreciated. All cardio is equipped with personal television screens.
Swimmers must look off-site for a lap option as Eldorado's outdoor pool is too short for meaningful yardage accrual. Check our Santa Fe Work Out pages.
In addition to the treadmills, joggers should consider an outdoor jaunt along one of our recommended routes.
Post-workout, reward yourself with a massage or treatment at Eldorado's luxury spa.