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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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Finksburg, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located on the top floor of the La Fonda hotel is the Bell Tower Bar. Its the high ground in Santa Fe. There's a building ordinance limiting buildings to 5 floors. The bar is outdoor with a great view of the western sky so if the weather is cooperating you have a great view of the sunset. We got prickly... More 

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Maryland, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have stayed at all the highly rated downtown Santa Fe inns, and you can't beat La Fonda. The location is the best, right on the corner of the central plaza, a short walk to everything downtown. The rooms, recently redone, are really nice and SO quiet. We never heard any hall noise or any street noise---unlike at other places.... More 

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Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My first impression was a not so positive vision of a Disney hotel, tons of people, etc. I was a bit turned off and my first impression of the room was not so good. OK give it a chance - I was there partly for a meeting. After settling in and falling in love with Sante Fe, I started to... More 

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Sugar Land, TX
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The concierge employees at the La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe, NM were the best I have ever worked with. They were very cheerful, full of great ideas and specific suggestions, and had all the info I needed every time I stopped by. I used their restaurant and day excursion recommendations and they were spot on every time.... More 

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Jabbeke, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at La Fonda for only one night but it was great! First class hotel with friendly people and beautiful room ( suite). Breakfast was just gorgeous! I would recommend this hotel to any one who is visiting Santa Fe. Maybe for a longer stay it is a bit crowded. But we would stay there again if we would... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for a conference and it was fantastic. The rooms are large and clean, but the staff takes great care of you. Even the lobby seems to be full of people who want to help you, rather than looking away when a customer seems to have a question. The conference facilities are great too, and I would encourage... More 

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Thornton-le-Moor, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Gets very crowded in lobby and cafe/ restaurants due to tourists coming in ... Room I had was relatively small but well equipped. Kept clean. Lovely original artwork throughout the hotel. I went to The Pkazuela restaurant for breakfast. ... Unimpressed, as I wanted something simple .. Tomato and mushroom but that seemed difficult for the waitress. It was underwhelming... More 

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Jenison, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice historical hotel, close to all interesting historical sites in Santa Fe, beautifully decorated, and has its own very distinctive character. It is also just a few steps away from St. Francis Cathedral, Loretto chapel, several museums, many nice restaurants, art galleries and shops.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our 5-night stay at La Fonda. From the beginning, we were made to feel welcome. Our bellman Nate was great...thoroughly reviewed room details and explained hotel layout. We reserved suite on the Terrace level, so can't comment on other room types. Greta service, very good and beautiful La Plazuela for breakfast. Nice service throughout hotel. Patrica and... More 

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Southlake, Texas
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, what a gem. Even if you aren't staying there, go into the hotel and look around. The restaurants is excellent for breakfast. The old section rooms are individually decorated, but the new section rooms are more standardized as you might expect from a very luxury hotel.

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