Enjoy our Downtown Santa Fe Hotel Next to the Plaza

The rich Southwestern heritage and culture comes to life at this historic Santa Fe hotel. Hotel Chimayó (formerly the Hotel Plaza Real) is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Santa Fe, just a half a block from the historic Santa Fe Plaza and Palace of the Governors museum. Discover world-class art galleries, outdoor craft markets, stunning museums and unique historic landmarks, all within walking distance of this brilliant downtown Santa Fe lodging. Guests will also appreciate the easy access to a number of annual Santa Fe art festivals, heritage attractions, and special events. Learn more about things to do in Explore Santa Fe section.

Attractions near Hotel Chimayó de Santa Fe

  • Historic Downtown/Santa Fe Plaza - 1/2 block
  • Palace of the Governors - 1 block
  • New Mexico State History Museum - 1 block
  • Institute of American Indian Art Museum - 1 block
  • Santa Fe Convention Center - 1 block
  • St. Francis Cathedral - 2 blocks
  • Loretto Chapel - 3 blocks
  • Georgia O'Keeffe Museum - 3 blocks
  • Lensic Performing Arts Center - 3 blocks
  • Canyon Road Gallery District - 1 mile
  • Museum of Indian Arts & Culture - 1.7 miles
  • Museum of International Folk Art – 1.7 miles
  • Nidah Spa at our sister hotel Eldorado Hotel & Spa - 5 blocks
  • Santa Fe Opera - 8 miles
  • El Rancho de Las Golondrinas - 18 miles
Nearby Cities in New Mexico
  • Chimayó - 30 miles
  • Taos - 70 miles (Check out our new sister hotel in Taos, Palacio de Marquesa )
  • Albuquerque - 63 miles

Need a Hotel near the Santa Fe Airport?

The Santa Fe Municipal Airport is only 10 miles from Hotel Chimayó de Santa Fe. The Albuquerque International Sunport (Airport) is 60 miles and offers shuttle service to Santa Fe.

Hotel Transportation

Rental cars, taxis and shuttles to Santa Fe are available at the Albuquerque International Sunport (Airport). The Rail Runner Commuter Train runs from Belen, New Mexico through downtown Albuquerque to downtown Santa Fe. Santa Fe tour companies offer guided tours, with transportation included, from the hotel, but these must be scheduled in advance.

Driving Directions to our Santa Fe Hotel Location

From Albuquerque and the Airport:

  • Take I-25 North from Albuquerque approximately 56 miles to Santa Fe.
  • Take the Saint Francis Drive (Exit # 282) and go left under the overpass, then merge right on Saint Francis Drive heading north.
  • Go approximately four miles to the second intersection with Paseo de Peralta, and turn right onto Paseo de Peralta.
  • Go 3/4 mile and turn right on Washington.
  • Go three blocks down and Hotel Chimayó de Santa Fe is on the left.
  • Private Parking is available below the hotel. Turn left on Nusbaum St. just before the hotel, and then right into the parking structure below the hotel.

From the Northern Communities of Taos, Chimayó, Los Alamos and Española:

  • Take US 285 / US 84 South toward Santa Fe.
  • Follow signs to St. Francis Drive and stay to the right into Santa Fe.
  • Go to the intersection with Paseo de Peralta, and turn left onto Paseo de Peralta.
  • Go 3/4 mile and turn right on Washington Avenue.
  • Go three blocks down and Hotel Chimayó is on the left.
  • Private Parking is available below the hotel. Turn left on Nusbaum St. just before the hotel, and then right into the parking structure below the hotel.

From Colorado:

  • Take I-25 South to Santa Fe.
  • Take exit 282 (St. Francis Drive/also US 285 & 84 North; Directional signs will say Española, Taos) to Alameda Street, approximately four miles.
  • Go to the intersection with Paseo de Peralta, and turn left onto Paseo de Peralta.
  • Go 3/4 mile and turn right on Washington Avenue.
  • Go three blocks down and Hotel Chimayó is on the left.
  • Private parking is available below the hotel. Turn left on Nusbaum St. just before the hotel, and then right into the parking structure below the hotel.