Santa Fe Recognized as #2 City in the United States, The Inn of the Five Graces named #1 City Hotel

July 10, 2019: has been recognized as the number two city on the “Top 15 Cities in the United States” list in the 2019 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards. The city also ranked at number 14 on the “Top 15 Cities in the World” list; making this the city’s fourth consecutive year as one of the most desired American travel destinations.

The Inn of the Five Graces, earned top honors ranking as the number one hotel on the “15 Best City Hotels in the Continental United States” list. The Inn’s first place ranking beats its previous rank at number 9 in the same category last year. The Inn also ranked number 33 on the “Top 100 Hotels in the World” list.

Additional honors for Santa Fe area properties include:

• Top 10 Destination Spas in the United States – Sunrise Springs Spa Resort (#3)

• Top 10 Destination Spas in the United States – Ojo Caliente Mineral Resort Springs & Spa (#5)

• Top 10 Destination Spas in the United States – Ten Thousand Waves Japanese Spa (#8)

“Santa Fe continues to win national recognition as one of the best places in America when it comes to hospitality, fun, food, art, culture, history, and quality of life, said Mayor Alan Webber. “To have the best hotel in the country, three of the best spas, and to be the second best overall city should make everyone in Santa Fe proud. Congratulations to the owners and operators of the properties that gained individual recognition—great jobǃ”

“Having The Inn of the Five Graces recognized as the top city hotel in the entire country by Travel + Leisure readers is an incredible honor,” said Randy Randall, Executive Director of TOURISM Santa Fe. “As a destination we are fortunate to have this amazing and special property, which captures the spirit of Santa Fe in such a unique way, and its guests are obviously passionate about it. To have both our community, this one of a kind property and three of our incredible spas honored at this level in this important national survey underscores what an incredibly unique city Santa Fe is.”

"We are honored to be recognized by Travel + Leisure as the number one city hotel in the U.S.," said Ira and Sylvia Seret, owners and creators of The Inn of The Five Graces. “For the past 25 years our family and the dedicated team have worked tirelessly to create a magical and soulful guest experience on one of Santa Fe’s most historic streets. We want to thank our amazing guests, friends and staff for all of their support.”

Every year Travel + Leisure’s 300,000 plus readers are invited to take part in the World’s Best survey and vote within selected categories. The complete list of awards is now available online at, and will appear in the magazine’s August issue.
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