The Eldorado Hotels and Spa rolls out the red carpet for well pedicured paws—special bedding, food bowls and most importantly (to my food obsessed pug) first class pet treats. Local neighborhood dog bakery, Pooch Pantry, makes organic freshly baked doggie biscuits, which were included in our Golden Paws Club gift bag. The hotel also provides a list of pet sitters, local vets and pet stores.
We received an exceptionally warm welcome from the staff including parking valet, Joe, front desk reception personnel and concierge, Dachelle. The lobby is urbanely chic—far more impressive than on the hotel’s website.
Our 5th floor deluxe king with kiva fireplace was peaceful and posh—warm rich woods, oversized chairs and the bathroom has a great roomy vanity (a much appreciated feature for female guests) and all the little extras you expect in superior accommodations—comfy terrycloth robe, complimentary grooming items, coffee maker and refrigerator. The real wood-burning fireplace was such a treat during our stay in January when temperatures can plummet. The hotel staff provides ample firewood and is available to light the fire at your convenience. We enjoyed an impressive panorama of Santa Fe from our private balcony with electric luminarias—a spectacular view at night!
The Eldorado Hotel and Spa was a super bargain in January. Our room was $139 and can increase to over $300 in peak spring and summer seasons.
The hotel’s Agave lounge is a popular spot with well-heeled locals and has an intimately comfortable ambience featuring small and large plate items —I enjoyed a very tasty and well prepared fresh tuna tartare. The bartender caters to a discerning clientele and his drinks do not disappoint (the pomegranate martini was super!).
Chef Anthony Smith employs a special hand-crafted chamber to dry age the beef served at the hotel’s affordably priced Old House fine dining restaurant, adjacent to the lounge. The hotel does not offer pet friendly dining options at present but my pug and I enjoyed our excellent in-room dining service—food was hot, well presented and local and organic ingredients are used predominately —no extra charge for substitutions.
Hotel complimentary amenities include: in-room WIFI, access to fitness center, outdoor heated pool, sauna and whirlpool. Parking is $24 nightly, pricey— but in the heavily populated downtown area—the norm and the price you pay for an ultra convenient location (walking distance to shops, museums, etc.)
$50 per pet fee (maximum 2 dogs per room).