An impressively restored 1930 hacienda designed by star architect du jour Mary Jane Colter, this was the last great railroad hotel built for the Fred Harvey Company along the Santa Fe Railroad. Elaborate tilework, glass-and-tin chandeliers, Navajo rugs and other details accent its palatial Western-style elegance.
They go surprisingly well with the splashy canvases of Tina Mion, one of the three preservation-minded artists who bought the rundown place in 1997. The period-styled rooms are named for illustrious former guests, including Albert Einstein, Gary Cooper and Diane Keaton. The pet fee is $60 per visit, $50 of which is refunded in the absence of 'incidents.'