Set in the historic El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro (the Royal Road of the Interior), just 30 minutes north of the Mexican border, the Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces draws upon the rich heritage of the region where Spanish Colonial and Mexican influences abound.
Though the exterior may not seem like much at first glance, the interior “channels a gracious hacienda” (Fodor’s) with Spanish archways, burnt-orange Saltillo tiled courtyards and dark-wood hand-carved details. The lobby features hand-crafted stone sculptures and Mexican pewter crosses -- the landmark that gave the city its name -- and photographs by artist Miguel Gandert hang on the walls depicting scenes from New Mexico’s past.
The hilltop locale lends east-facing rooms views of the picturesque Organ Mountains, while westward-facing rooms look out onto the city lights. Just beyond the city limits and about a 10-minute drive from the hotel sits Old Mesilla, the 19th-century frontier town (home to infamous outlaw Billy the Kid) where adobe buildings, taverns and antique shops fill the historic square.
At the hotel, amenities include a fitness centre, spa, and an outdoor patio with a heated pool (open year-round), hot tub and fire pit. Wi-Fi is complimentary, and a free shuttle is available for rides into Las Cruces, which is 3 miles away. The hotel is also pet friendly; pets weighing under 75 pounds are welcome for a daily fee of $25.
From the press:
“Spanish Colonial elegance defines this seven-story hotel on the east side of town, about a 15-minute drive from Mesilla, with an incredible view of the city and the Organ Mountains"-- Frommer's
“Naturally, whether it's a main destination, a college-scouting visit or just a stop on a roadtrip, many travelers hope to overnight somewhere that offers local flavor -- and this hotel, owned by New Mexico's own Heritage Hotels, delivers" -- USA Today
“What looks like a multistory chain hotel from the outside -- it was built as a Hilton in 1986 -- channels a gracious hacienda inside" -- Fodor's
Infant cots / cribs
Newspaper / magazines
Extra beds / roll away beds
Golf course (on-site)
Gym / fitness center
Nightlife / entertainment
24-hour front desk
Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
Complimentary shuttle service
Currency exchange / ATM
Hair salon (fees apply)
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Complimentary Internet access
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
Accessible meeting room
Accessible path of travel
Accessible pool area
Facilities for guests with special needs
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 21.
Standard checkout time: 12pm.
Children and additional guests
Children 17 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Crib available on request, free of charge for children. A $100 crib deposit is required and refunded upon return of crib in original condition. Extra bed available on request: $20 per night + tax. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.
Pets are allowed on request (maximum wright: 75 lbs per pet) and will be charged a nonrefundable charge of $25 per night on checkout; up to two pets allowed, canines only.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
El Paso International Airport is about an hour from the Hotel Encanto. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel will cost roughly $50 per person, one way.
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