La Fonda on the Plaza

100 E San Francisco St. | Santa Fe, NM 87501-2110  [SEE MAP]Santa Fe, NM  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

The property is an historical building in the center of Santa Fe
Some guests warn that La Fonda's central location can mean the surrounding streets stay a bit crowded and noisy through the night

Like many of the elite hotels in Santa Fe, La Fonda has a rich history this landmark property has been welcoming Santa Fe visitors since the 1920s. And according to guests, the hotel has aged well: Many describe La Fonda as charming and enchanting, marveling at the pueblo-style architecture and Native American artifacts. The guest rooms also feature this type of decor, as well as modern comforts such as flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Travelers also rave about the friendly and attentive staff and the mouthwatering cuisine served at La Plazuela. Just as its name suggests, you can find this hotel on the famous Santa Fe Plaza; a location that has attracted such visitors as fur trappers, gold miners, businessmen and families for centuries. However, some guests warn that La Fonda's central location can mean the surrounding streets stay a bit crowded and noisy through the night.

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Location
Santa Fe, NM
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Hotel, 180 rooms
Primary View
City center, Neighborhood
Style
Traditional
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Groups, Families

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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018

Fodor's

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This venerable Downtown landmark underwent its biggest renovation in nearly a century in 2013, its rooms upgraded with more modern amenities and better climate controls, but with a warm, artful design — including whimsical painted headboards and handcrafted furniture — that's faithful to the vision of Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter, the vaunted architect responsible for the hotel's elegant Southwestern aesthetic.

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Frommer's

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The best hotel right on Taos plaza has roots that date back to 1820, when a hotel first appeared on this spot. The rooms, while not huge, have an undeniable historic elegance, with hand-tiled bathrooms and fireplaces in some.

Frommer's Very Highly Recommended

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 919 have reviewed the La Fonda on the Plaza, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 919 reviews 4.5 (based on 919 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Rooms feature unique headboards painted by local artists, handcrafted furnishings and original Native American artwork. Each room is individually decorated, but all rooms feature Serta Dynasty beds dressed in Egyptian cotton sheets, Nespresso coffee makers, robes and guests' choice of down or foam pillows.
  • Some units have fireplaces.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access

Standard room size350 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

This historic hotel, which was built in 1922, sits in the middle of downtown facing the city's plaza, the heart of the historic district. The property has served as an inn and hotel since the city was founded in 1607, making it the oldest hotel corner in the country.
  • Santa Fe Regional Airport around 12 miles southwest; Albuquerque International Sunport is about 68 miles southwest
  • The Santa Fe Trail ends at La Fonda
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking ($20)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

La Plazuela dining room serves New American fare with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients. The space is airy and light-filled with tile floors and folk art accents. La Fiesta Lounge offers a New Mexico lunch buffet and live music at night. The rooftop Bell Tower Bar is a popular place for alfresco cocktails and sunsets in warm months.

    Number of restaurants3

    Cuisine TypesBuffet, American

    • Fine dining
    • Casual dining
    • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
    • Bar/lounge
    • Room service
    • 24-hour room service
    • Free breakfast

    Pool

    The outdoor pool is heated and open year-round along with a Jacuzzi. Lounge chairs and umbrellas surround the pool area. There's also a two-tier whirlpool with a fountain.
      • Family pool
      • Infinity pool
      • Whirlpool/hot tub
      • Adults-only pool
      • Lap pool
      • Wading pool
      • Lazy river
      • Seasonal
      • Indoor
      • Outdoor
      • Indoor/outdoor combo
      • Pool bar
      • Lifeguard on duty
      • Poolside service
      • Waterslide
      • Deck chairs or cabanas

      Spa

      The spa offers a variety of massage, facial and body treatments, including the Santa Fe Indulgence with a cinnamon brown sugar scrub and chocolate cream mineral mask.
      • In-room massages also available

      Services offered:

      • Massage
      • Facial
      • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
      • Salon services
      • Outdoor treatment area
      • Steam room
      • Sauna

      Fitness

      The hotel has a compact fitness center with a few cardio machines and weight-training equipment, including free weights. The fitness center also offers steam rooms.
        • Weight equipment
        • Cardio equipment
        • Yoga mats
        • Free fitness classes
        • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
        • Bicycles
        • Tennis
        • Guided runs
        • Paddle boats
        • Motor boats

        Business

        The hotel has a small 24-hour business center with computers and a printer available to guests. For meetings, business travelers can choose from 7 rooms decorated with original art, kiva fireplaces and hard-carved beams. The New Mexico Room has been the site of events since the 1920s.
        • Can accommodate up to 250 guests

        Number of meeting rooms7

        • Business center
        • Meeting rooms
        • Meeting and event planners available

        Pets

        Dogs weighing up to 45 pounds are welcome for $50 per night.
          • Pets allowed (with fee)
          • Dog walking
          • Pet-sitting

          Wedding

          La Fonda on the Plaza has planners who can assist with details of the wedding and related events. A variety of menu options are available and the hotel's historic venues feature rich architectural touches and Santa Fe design elements.
          • Can accommodate up to 350 reception guests

          Maximum wedding guest capacity350

          • Hotel hosts weddings
          • Outdoor space for weddings
          • Wedding planners available

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