Lodging/Airport/Ground Transportation



PDI has secured a hotel block at discounted rates for program participants and their families at the Hilton Inn Historic Plaza.

Our discounted rate for the Hilton is $169 per night for either a double room or Queen . We have also arranged for you to receive complimentary parking. Although you may book at another hotel, you likely will not find anything for this rate or free parking near the old-town historic plaza area. The Hilton is a very short drive to the studios where we will be holding classes and workshops, and a walk across to the street will get you to the Lensic Theatre where the students will be attending the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet concert on Saturday night. You will also be within walking to all of the major tourist attractions and restaurants.

Student Roomsharing

For those students wanting to share the cost of a room, the PDI staff will coordinate in the process of matching up roommates.  All shared costs between students will be their responsibility.  If you are potentially interested in this option, there will be a place for you to indicate on the online application.

Hilton Inn Historic Plaza

Two blocks from the historic Santa Fe Plaza in downtown Santa Fe, our hotel is within walking distance of amazing cultural attractions like the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, the Santa Fe Community Convention Center and fantastic shopping and dining venues. We are also just 10 miles from Santa Fe Municipal Airport (SAF), so perfect for a stay before your travels.


Santa Fe is accessible to air travel through two airports, the Santa Fe Municipal Airport and the Albuquerque International Sunport. Albuquerque is about an hour’s drive south of Santa Fe. Major car rental companies are based near the Sunport, with free transport running between rental pick-up and return lots and the airport every five minutes. The Sandia Shuttle service provides transportation between the Albuquerque Sunport and Santa Fe. The RoadRunneR Shuttle and Charter provides door-to-door service.  The Rail Runner train connects Albuquerque and Santa Fe as well. 

The Santa Fe Municipal Airport is on the outskirts of Santa Fe and a short drive to any of the town’s destinations. However, it is a very “cozy” airport with limited in- or out-bound options. Avis Rental and Hertz Rent-a-Car provide services from the Municipal airport for ground transportation once you arrive.

Ground Transportation

Uber and Lyft are both available in Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Santa Fe’s taxi service is Capital City Cab. They provide rides only in response to calls to (505) 438-0000.