500 Douglas/El Fidel Hotel
In the heart of New Town in downtown Las Vegas, a small but vibrant New Mexico city east of Santa Fe, El Fidel is a vintage hotel built in the early 1920s. Steeped in history, it is a fine example of Spanish Colonial Revival style and includes a restaurant, guest rooms, retail space, restaurant (leased), ballroom (updated 2014) and lounge. Hotel has a grand stairway with regal wood railing, and a lobby showcasing such timeless details as ceramic tile, numerous arched windows, and handsome period-influenced woodwork, conference room and glass accents The guest rooms feature comfortable carpeted or tile flooring, classical molding, wood-paneled ceilings, and windows looking out over the revitalized historic city; some rooms include useful kitchenettes. The hotel’s glorious courtyard — with its brick-paved patio areas and paths meandering amid mature landscaping — is ideal for alfresco relaxation. Ornate architectural detail contributes to a sense of Old World refinement here.