My boyfriend and took a long weekend to Santa Fe at the end of October. This is the PERFECT time of year to go to Santa Fe. No big crowds, no long lines, crisp Fall air, you've got the city to yourselves.
Hotel St. Francis was wonderful! The rooms are European style and therefore quite small, but you really don't need a lot of space, especially when it's cold and you want to cozy up with your hunny. The room has a lovely built in closet/cabinet and the windows open, french style, to the beautiful air of the region.
The hotel is in a prime location, with parking across the street. Definitely get the B&B package if they have it. It saved us a ton of money.
The hotel is not in the typical style of Santa Fe, which we really liked. Instead of the loud colors of the southwest, you get more of the subdued creams and grays of the Spanish Mission. Simple, elegant, calming, and lovely after a day of blues, reds, oranges. The floors are incredible, old hard wood that creak as you walk around. Much warmer than the Spanish tile of the other hotels and B&Bs.
The staff is very nice and the bar is great! Lots of interesting drinks and a cozy atmosphere.More