This building style dates back to the Anasazi, ancestors of the modern Pueblo people, who built their homes using stones, wood and puddled adobe (mud) inside caves and canyons across a large territory encompassing modern New Mexico. This style of building, often rising up to five stories and accommodating whole communities spread over hundreds of rooms, impressed newly arrived Spaniards in the 16th century. They continued the building tradition, changing from the laborious method of hand shaping the adobe bricks to creating wood molds that made brick production quicker.
Set against the bright blue skies, the earthen red tones of the buildings create dramatic landscape photos. How better to have a thoroughly New Mexican experience than staying in one of these architectural gems? As a visitor to New Mexico, it’s part of the experience.
We’ve compiled our favorite adobe-style hotels in New Mexico, top-rated by trivago users. Join us to explore the most important adobe buildings in the state paired with equally beautiful adobe hotels and B&Bs rounding out this experience.