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A Merry Hotel Christmas: Eldorado Hotel

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  Site Where: 309 W San Francisco St. [map], Santa Fe, NM, United States, 87501
November 27, 2006 at 9:26 AM | by | ()

While most people prefer to be home for the holidays, others like to get away. And no one wants you to get away more than hotels.

The Eldorado Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico is currently offering a SANTA Fe Holiday Package (yes, the emphasis is on Santa) as a way for you to celebrate the season Southwestern-style.

With rooms starting at $209 a night, the package includes accommodations, dinner for two at the award-winning The Old House restaurant and several options to check-out the city's holiday festivities, depending on which time you visit.

For instance, if you plan on being there over Dec. 11, you can catch the city's Las Posadas, a traditional outdoor procession that reenacts Mary and Joseph's search for a room on Christmas Eve. Or if you stop by Dec. 18, you can get tickets to the Merry New Mexico Christmas musical celebration, featuring harpist Rosalind Simpson and the Santa Fe Desert Chorale. And for those with children looking to see Santa can visit Dec. 9 when the Palace of Governors has their annual holiday open house.

Guests can also do their Christmas shopping in town (perfect for art lovers) or they can head up to the nearby Ski Santa Fe for some snow.

As for spending time within the hotel, each of the 219 hotel rooms have their own private balconies and Kiva fireplaces. The hotel also has a spa and heated rooftop pool and jacuzzi where you can do some holiday-stress relieving. But past guests warn that this is not a luxury hotel and "if you are looking for a nice and clean 'trying to be upscale' hotel, this is a great place to stay.

Another guest recommends skipping the hotel parking which costs $16 for the $3 lot across the street.

Related Stories:
· Eldorado Hotel Reviews [TripAdvisor]

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