Santa Fe Recognized as #2 Small City in the United States, The Inn of the Five Graces named
#1 Top Hotel in the USA/Southwest & West plus #4 Top Hotel in the USA

October 7, 2019: Condé Nast Traveler announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards today with Santa Fe placing #2 in the category of “Top 10 Small Cities in the U.S.” Santa Fe hotel, The Inn of Five Graces, ranked as the #1 hotel in the category of “Top 20 Hotels in USA/Southwest & West” and #4 on the list of “Top 10 Hotels in the USA.” In addition to the win for Inn of Five Graces, multiple hotels and resorts throughout The City Different were award winners.

An internationally beloved travel destination, Santa Fe has finished in the top five in the “Top 10 Small Cities in the U.S.” category for several years, making it one of the most awarded cities. To determine results, more than 600,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers across the globe submitted a recording-breaking number of responses rating their travel experiences to provide a full snapshot of where and how people travel today.

Honors for Santa Fe area properties include:
Top 10 Hotels in USA
• 4th – Inn of the Five Graces

Top 20 Hotels in USA/Southwest & West
• 1st – Inn of the Five Graces
• 2nd – La Fonda on the Plaza
• 9th – Eldorado Hotel & Spa
• 12th – Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi

Top 30 Resorts in USA/Southwest & Texas
• 7th – La Posada de Santa Fe, a Tribute Portfolio Resort & Spa
• 11th – Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa
• 30th – Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” The full list of winners can be found here.

“Santa Fe is truly honored to be recognized by Condé Nast Traveler and its prestigious readers once again as one of the top 10 cities in the country,” said Randy Randall, Executive Director of TOURISM Santa Fe. “Our city continues to evolve so we can continue to provide visitors with new ways to be immersed in Santa Fe. With legendary history and culture, an expansive art scene, accommodations with world-class status and most importantly, countless memorable experiences for visitors, The City Different lives up to its name. We are proud to continue winning national recognition as a top destination.”

"We are honored to have been selected in Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious Reader's Choice award again this year," said Ira and Sylvia Seret, co-owners of The Inn of Five Graces. "Together with our son Sharif Seret, we have poured our love and creativity into The Inn of the Five Graces to create a little jewel in the Land of Enchantment. It means a great deal to us that readers have recognized the hotel in this way. We are hidden away on a historic street near the center of town, and one of the things that makes our hotel so special in addition to our outstanding staff and unparalleled service, is the artisan work from Silk Road countries that runs through every aspect of our property -- it's our signature Seret aesthetic. Santa Fe celebrates artists, and so do we. Over and over again we hear from guests what a unique and special experience they have when they stay with us."

The 2019 Readers' Choice Awards published on Condé Nast Traveler's website at and will be celebrated in the forthcoming November issue of Condé Nast Traveler US and UK print editions.


About Santa Fe
Santa Fe is one of the world’s top award-winning and most beloved destinations. “The City Different” is four centuries of history and legend, ancient and modern cultures, a majestic outdoor world of recreation and adventure, vibrant visual and performing arts, expansive culinary delights, revitalizing spas, and uniquely tasteful shopping. Fly direct to Santa Fe from Dallas, Denver and Phoenix. TOURISM Santa Fe, a department of the City Of Santa Fe, promotes the city to leisure and business travelers and operates the LEED Gold Certified Santa Fe Convention Center. For information, access your Official Santa Fe Guide and visit

About Condé Nast Traveler
Condé Nast Traveler is the world’s most distinguished travel title providing inspiration and advice for discerning travelers. Authoritative and influential, Condé Nast Traveler is a multi-platform, transatlantic brand. Publishing US and UK print editions under Editor-in-Chief Melinda Stevens, Condé Nast Traveler offers award-winning expertise in luxury travel from around the world. For more, visit

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