What’s better than a classic upscale Santa Fe hacienda just a short walk from the Plaza—one with reasonable rates, natural and organic breakfasts, and a spa across the street? The Hacienda Nicholas, built as a residence in the 1920s, offers top-shelf service and a Southwest-meets-South-of-France design aesthetic, with lace curtains, four-poster beds of wrought iron or carved wood, New Mexico art and furnishings, and Mexican tiles in the bathrooms. Even the smallest and least expensive room here is delightful. Located off the inn's common room, the Sage Room is decorated in soft yellow and green tones and has a wrought iron queen-size bed and a Mexican-tiled shower. The three suites each have fireplaces and doorways that open onto the interior courtyard. The shared courtyard is mirrored by the Great Room inside, which also has a fireplace. A full southwestern-themed breakfast, such as southwestern frittatas and breakfast burritos, plus fresh fruit, homemade muffins and granola, cheeses and yogurt, is served; homemade cookies and other snacks are available all day; and evening wine and appetizers are served. The owner and staff provide a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and they're also willing and able guides to the city. Guests receive a 10% discount at Absolute Nirvana Spa, across the street and operated by the same owner. Be sure to check the website for seasonal and theme special rates. (The owner also rents two cottages nearby, with rates of $155 to $225.)