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La Fonda on the Plaza

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100 E San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of Santa Fe's historic landmarks. Every detail was carefully planned back in the 1920s, and just as important for us today, it has been thoughtfully updated: comfortable bed, soft linens, good lighting, flat-screen TVs, USB port, decent wireless. All of this combines successfully with the mission/pueblo revival-style furnishings and the original art you'll find everywhere. Our room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of our favorite places to stay! It is right on the square and has the Santa Fe atmosphere that makes you live the town! The restaurant is also one of the places I eat every time I visit and the lounge has live music and dancing. Every Time we stay we are never disappointed!

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived at LA Fonda driving our large GMC Denali. No Valet and a garage that appeared small with a low ceiling. There was a gate. However,when the attendant approached and we gave our name,the gate lifted and they cleared a special parking spot right in the front. Daniel came and announced that a suite #703 was already prepared for... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful old hotel with spacious rooms and excellent service. Located on the Plaza made it convenient to everything. We especially loved the rooftop deck and bar and the margaritas are the best. It was also great for a afternoon snack. Everyone was very helpful. We will go back!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful hotel! The rooms are nicely cleaned and furnished. The restaurant in the hotel is very good with lots to choose from. The shops are cute with fun things to purchase. However, it is on the pricey side so if you are on a budget you might want to find another option. If you aren't on one... More 

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Tucson AZ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very luckily we were upgraded to a suite - a very nice, good-sized room. Most rooms of La Fonda will not see the Plaza. That can be a good thing as events on the Plaza can be quite loud (although they all seem to quit at 9:00 PM) The main dining room - La Plazuela Restaurant- is historic and beautiful.... More 

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Sussex
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I don't know what to make of this place. Big and busy with friendly staff, we booked two rooms - a small suite for my brother and his two children and a larger room in their Terazza wing for myself and my husband chosen because it had a large patio area where we hoped we could sit with our family... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second visit to La Fonda, and we were as pleased this time as the last. They are very consistent in their service. The property is beautiful and well-maintained. We stayed on the 5th floor, and our room had a lovely balcony overlooking the pool. Ours was a 1 bedroom-suite -- with a separate living area and fireplace.... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely love our deluxe king room- it had an alcove with a large window that had a sleeper sofa for our daughter. Authentic Santa Fe style and wonderful, comfortable bed with top of the line sheets and pillows! Tile floors, beautiful furnishings,mini fridge, coffee maker, light and bright! Great bathroom, too! Loved being right on the plaza!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed here during our 25th wedding anniversary trip to Santa Fe in late July 2015. The room was clean, updated, and fairly luxurious. The Bell Tower bar, dinner restaurant, pool, and various stores located within the lobby further added to the experience. Lastly, the location adjacent to the Plaza cannot be beaten compared with hotels of... More 

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