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“Fantastic room and hot tub!” 5 of 5 stars
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La Fonda on the Plaza
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   100 E San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM 87501   |  
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Completely Renovated 2013
Ranked #4 of 60 Hotels in Santa Fe
Sedona, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic room and hot tub!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

We had a wonderful experience at La Fonda. We had a room up on the upper level where there is a hot tub. It was a beautiful view of Santa Fe from our balcony and the church right next door! The breakfast was so good. Everything was really great. I had only one bad experience and that was with a woman that was working in the gift shop at the time we were on vacation. She was really rude, and I was so stunned I couldn't speak. I went back the next day though and talked to another woman working there about my experience with her. All in all, it was an extremely good experience.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Argyle, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Excellent service staff including ----- JEREMY, ELENA, MR MARTINEZ, JANET, RACHEL, WINNERS, Excellent in both dining rooms..... We enjoyed our stay.... one note ---- housekeeping needs to make sure bathroom items are replenished daily --- soaps, shampoo, etc

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Argyle, Texas, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Our recent trip is worthy of some comments:
We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful during our stay. Specifically we want to commend the following staff members for their courtesy and efficiency during our stay.
Brenda - desk
Rachel - desk
Jeremy - desk
Elena - server
Janet - server
Mr Martinez - baggage
Omar
Thanks to all of you ---- including the names of some that I have forgotten..

Two points of a negative nature --- housekeeping had to be reminded to leave fresh soap in our room daily...

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Whether you are a Santa Fe veteran or a first-timer to the city, the La Fonda is a must. The service is exceptional - folks went above and beyond to make me and my pup companion comfortable (for dogs, they even had a welcome bag with a stuffed squeaky sheep and a list of pet friendly restaurants). The La Fonda is in the center of nearly all the best that Santa Fe has to offer. The rooms are small and that is part of the charm. Prepare to emerse yourself in a Santa Fe experience.

Room Tip: When the staff says they have a room ready now, or you can wait for an even better one...wait! Requ...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

This hotel really felt like the heart of Santa Fe. There are the usual things that make it such as nice place to stay- the great staff, the prime location, the comfortable rooms, etc. But these things alone can't convey how this place begins to feel like home. The restaurants within the hotel are absolutely delicious. The staff treat you like long-lost family. Even though it's indoors, the main floor of the hotel feels like a plaza, where you can walk from one Southwestern era to the next, all while enjoying shops, food, fireplaces, and hospitality. Whether here for business, a relaxation retreat, or a prelude to the great outdoors, La Fonda will hit the spot.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Magnolia, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

From check in to check out....the people at the front desk were welcoming and friendly. The hotel is in a great location on the plaza. The rooms are very comfortable and we loved the way the room was decorated. Brenda at the front desk is a superstar!!! We had a small problem with the air conditioner...she was johnny-on-the-spot making sure it was taken care of and that we were happy!!! I would highly recommend the La Fonda!!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

We would have been perfectly happy even if La Fonda was all we saw of Sante Fe. We were with a group with three different rooms. All were on the fifth floor and had spacious balconies inviting comfortable visiting. Each room was uniquely decorated with charming handpainted detail.

Staff at the front desk and the restaurants were friendly and helpful. Parking was convenient and reasonably priced.

The main restaurant is delightful. Delicious and beautiful food, attentive and knowledgable service, and cheery and comfortable atmosphere. I can't imagine a better way to sample so many New Mexican specialties than the lunch buffet.

Room Tip: Rooms on the street side have nice views, while those on the inside overlook the pool and can be noi...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about La Fonda on the Plaza

Address: 100 E San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Santa Fe
#1 Spa Hotel in Santa Fe
#1 Business Hotel in Santa Fe
#3 Romantic Hotel in Santa Fe
#6 Family Hotel in Santa Fe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — La Fonda on the Plaza 4*
Number of rooms: 174
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic La Fonda on the Plaza has been described as "the essence of the city's exuberant soul." Each guest room and suite is unique, with hand-carved and hand-painted furnishings, fitted with luxurious pillow-top Sealy Posturepedic Comfort System Dynasty beds and Anichini linens. Amenities include Wi-Fi, fitness center, outdoor pool and hot tub, spa services. La Terraza concierge level offers 14 luxury accommodations. La Plazuela restaurant is famous for it's award-winning cuisine and 400 hand-painted windows. ... more   less 
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