St. Francis of Assisi was a rich aristocrat who gave up a life of luxury to follow an ascetic path of devotion. The hotel named after him offers the best of these two extremes, combining a simple, historic aesthetic with modern luxury. Pillar candles flicker on the plaster walls and wide stone floors in the lobby, while the rooms are sparely but tastefully decorated, with high ceilings and casement windows. The three-story National Historic Register property offers a relaxed cosmopolitan vibe, with a multilingual concierge and high tea in the lobby every afternoon. (Don’t miss the cherubs above the Victorian fireplace in the lobby, a motif that’s repeated elsewhere.) Some of the rooms are small. The hotel offers the Gruet Santa Fe tasting room in which you can relax and sip premium Gruet wines, the Market Steer Steakhouse, and an award-winning wine and cocktail bar, Secreto Lounge, with a loggia patio that's a local favorite for drinks and street-side people-watching.