by Amanda Norcross
The Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa is a full-service resort in New Mexico. The resort offers cozy guestrooms with Southwest-inspired decor, as well as an onsite restaurant serving contemporary American dishes with a Southwest flare. Guests can also partake in excursions with Ted Turner Expeditions; activities include bicycling, birding, and hiking.
The best part of a stay here, however, is the onsite spa, where guests can enjoy a 30-minute complimentary soak in the hot tub’s healing mineral waters. The spa offers several private pools and a full list of treatments and services.
Our Editor Loves
- Deluxe onsite spa
- Onsite restaurant
- Offsite excursions
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Staff was very friendly from check in to check out. Room was clean but the shower location was awkward, although understandable for a hotel this age. The bed was comfortable but the sheets and pillows could be nicer. Complimentary breakfast was tasty and one of the few places in town with a liquor license. The private hot spring soak is the feature of the hotel and we reserved the outdoor tub. 30 mins is included in your stay and our soak was wonderful. However, the landscaping could easily be improved at this tub and I recommend Ted Turner get on that ASAP because it really detracts from the experience. The landscaping everywhere else at the hotel was beautiful.
My son and I stayed here one night and enjoyed ourselves immensely! This is a first-class place. We were there during off-season, so the place was not very full. When we arrived, the desk clerk checked us in. Then she kindly asked if we would like to have a second room at no extra charge! We had booked a room with two small single beds. Of course we took her up on her offer! So my son had the room with the two singles all to himself. His room faced the front of the hotel, with the large balcony. He was able to watch the sunset from the balcony. The room was rather small, but he really enjoyed having it to himself. I got a room across the hall with a big old queen bed! My view was a rock wall but I didn't mind. It was a VERY comfortable bed. I loved the smell of the soap that they provided in the rooms. We also took advanage of the spa soak that comes with your room stay. We enjoyed a late night soak in the large spa, which was really big enough for 8-10 people. It was actually a bit hot for us, but very relaxing. We were the only ones in the entire spa that night. It would have been nice to be outdoors, but they were doing some repairs on the outdoor tubs while we were there. We ALSO got a free soak on the morning of our departure, which was the next day. This time, we were put in a smaller room with a smaller spa tub, but we actually liked it better. It was peacefu and not quite so steaming hot. It was a lovely way to start the day. We tried the restaurant on the night we arrived, just for dessert. (We had eaten a really late lunch that day.) We really liked the atmosphere of the restaurant, sitting out on the patio. Our desserts were quite good, although they did not blow us away. In the morning, breakfast was included in our stay. The menu was limited to a few items, but they were all delicous. I had a really lovely granola parfait. The coffee was good too! We just loved the entire experience, and hopefully we will be able to return someday.