A small luxury hotel meticulously furnished with a treasure trove of Asian and Tibetan antiques, The Inn of The Five Graces has wow factor at every turn.
Located in a collection of beautiful adobe buildings in Santa Fe’s historic Barrio de Analco neighbourhood, the inn can safely claim to be one of the most remarkable small luxury hotels in the Southwest if not the United States.
Its owners, Ira and Sylvia Seret, both acclaimed interior designers, have been collecting Central Asian textiles and furniture since their time living in Afghanistan in the seventies. It is this collection that fills every room of the inn with an opulent, color-filled wonderland of Afghan carpets, intricately carved furniture and hand-painted Tibetan tiles.
The hotel’s various adobe buildings are interspersed with flower-lined courtyards and pretty patios. It’s the perfect place to enjoy an early evening cocktail while listening to the bells toll at the nearby San Miguel Mission, the oldest church in the United States.
Each of inn’s twenty-two rooms are unique in their decoration but all display the same careful attention to detail. All have wood burning kiva fireplaces and many have private balconies or patios. The bathrooms are a work of art in their own right, with intricate hand-laid tile mosaics in each one. For a truly opulent experience, the Luminaria House is a two bedroom home that is truly grand in design and scale. Spread over two floors, it boasts a separate kitchen area, five fireplaces and two large outdoor decks.
Need to Know
The inn serves authentic New Mexican fare for breakfast in the dining room or tree-shaded courtyard. For dinner, the inn is within walking distance of a number of excellent Santa Fe restaurants.