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Castaneda Hotel

Las Vegas, NM train station
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The Hotel Castañeda is a historic Fred Harvey Hotel located in Las Vegas, New Mexico along Amtrak’s Southwest Chief line.
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Travel Information

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Getting Here By Car

From Albuquerque
Take I-40 to I-25 North toward Santa Fe. Plan about an hour and forty-five minute drive to the Castañeda Hotel. Take exit 345 for NM-104/NM-65 toward Interstate 25/University Avenue. Turn left onto NM-104 W/E University. Turn left onto Grand Ave. Turn left onto Douglas Ave. Turn right onto Railroad Ave and the hotel will be on your right.

The Golden Triangle Loop
Las Vegas, Taos, and Santa Fe have strong and distinct Indian, Spanish and Old West influences which make this journey an adventure into northern New Mexico history and culture. At the center of the Golden Triangle is the original Old Las Vegas, anchored on either side by two national treasures. The golden triangle loop is roughly a 4 hour drive. From Las Vegas, take I-25 to Santa Fe. Take highway 285 north to highway 68 to Toas. From Toas, take highway 518 south back to Las vegas.

Getting Here By Train

The Amtrak train still stops at the Las Vegas railway station just down the street from the Castañeda Hotel. The train stops here twice daily on the Los Angeles/Chicago line. For details and reservations, call AMTRAK at 1.800.USA.RAIL or visit the AMTRAK website.

Getting Here By Air

Las Vegas, NM Municipal Airport (7 miles away)
Santa Fe, NM Airport (74 miles)
Albuquerque, NM Airport (126 miles away)
Pueblo, CO Memorial Airport (223 miles away)
Amarillo, TX Airport (243 miles away)

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Tours of the Castañeda and Plaza Hotels – and many other beautiful places from Las Vegas’ remarkable past – are available from Southwest Detours. Please call 505.459.6987 or email for more information.

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Trackside Dining

Trackside serves a unique combination of American cuisine infused with Southwest flair, where sophistication and homestyle cooking meet on one dish, located inside the stunning Castañeda Hotel. Join Trackside for some Pecan Crusted Chicken or Lobster Truffle Mac & Cheese. They also offer Happy Hour, and the Bottle Shop for spirits or snacks to go!

Legal Tender Saloon

Located sixty miles southwest from Castaneda, you’ll find New Mexico’s Famous Landmark, the Legal Tender Saloon & Eating House. The historic location, which first opened in 1881 as a Mercantile, is the oldest operating saloon in the state. Allan Affeldt and Chef Muphy O’Brien have created a delightful dining and drinking establishment, perfect for special events.