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“Great hotel in a fabulous location” 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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Ranked #5 of 60 Hotels in Santa Fe
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Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
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74 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Great hotel in a fabulous location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

>a Fonda is an older hotel located right in the heart of Santa Fe. We chose it after having been in Santa Fe in 2011 and noticing the activity going on around the hotel. The Concierge is one of the big pluses of this hotel as nothing was a problem including sourcing tickets to opening night of the Santa Fe Opera. Our room was very spacious with a small sitting area included. The furnishings are very nice with a Native American flavour. The Dining Room is excellent and we had breakfast there every day of our 9 days there - it was so reasonably priced and of excellent quality. All of the staff were very customer focussed, and our room was immaculately kept, so it was a wonderful retreat from the extreme heat of the day after a morning's out and about exploring.

  • Stayed June 2012, 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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Stayed here for a conference and had the most incredible experience.
Amazing staff where even the maintenance people say good morning.
Bell men went out of way to help me get luggage, send stuff up to my room, tape up oversize bag for flight to get the shuttle set up for my trip to airport.
Live music every night we were there (TH thru SUN)
Most delicious food, memorable wait staff, great coffee, food was reasonably priced and each a culinary piece of art (taste and display)
a little tough to navigate with construction and many stairs, but cozy and quaint overall.
room was clean and turn down service each day.
front desk incredibly helpful, great workout room, did not notice construction at all except occasional man in hardhat going to office. historic nooks made for great reading and meetup space all weekend. Great shower that was actually OVERhead instead of in middle of the back, deep tub, down comforter and a ton of pillows made it perfect for me.
Didn't turn on the tv once, but used in-room fridge and full size coffee pot each day. Room was brightly decorated and looked out to street shopping. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

My wife and I have made the La Fonda our "go to" Hotel when we travel to Santa Fe. We first ended up in the La Fonda as a result of a spontaneous trip to Santa Fe, and the unavailability of rooms in the location we had previously stayed. The result was wonderful! Since that first experience, we have returned on two occasions and have enjoyed each one. We especially enjoy La Fonda as a couple's retreat, but took our family this past summer. The location is unbeatable, and the service is first class at every level. Several of our favorite restaurants have been discovered based on tips from the concierge, although you cannot go wrong eating in the La Fonda itself. Our 8 year old still talks about the pancakes he had.
The La Fonda is a wonderful experience that, at least for my family, is the epitome of Santa Fe.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Dallas, Texas
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160 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Stayed here during a quick visit to Santa Fe. The hotel is wonderful - historic, beautifully decorated, nice amenities, and a friendly staff. The hotel is undergoing a major renovation, and as a result, they're offering some great rates. The work caused no inconvenience or disturbance while we were there.

Enjoyed the restaurants during our visit. One for drinks and the other for breakfast.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Stayed here during a meeting. My room was very dark with hardly any day light. There is a lot of construction going on in the building, therefore there was a constant noise level during the day. There are better options in town.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

This place has it all! Location couldn't be better - directly on the plaza. The rooms are perfectly new mexican. Staff is super friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the area. The lobby is welcoming and cozy and going back to our room felt like home. I look forward to my next visit to Santa Fe and will definitely stay at La Fonda.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chanhassen
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

La Fonda on the Plaza is a treat for all the senses. Fine food, great personnel (especially Jeremy at the desk who helped us tremendously when we arrived late at night), and atmosphere with a capital 'A'. Loved being so close to the Plaza and its vendors. A nearby walk up Canyon Rd is good exercise for the body and your artistic senses. Don't miss sitting in La Fiesta lounge and enjoying the band and the locals who come in to dance. Busy but not crowded; no pressure if you just want to sit and sip and soak up the Santa Fe nightlife. At breakfast in La Plazuela order anything which has the ham shanks! Outstanding! La Fonda is a fine mix of history, art and hospitality. We loved it!

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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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:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Santa Fe
#2 Luxury Hotel in Santa Fe
#3 Business Hotel in Santa Fe
#3 Family Hotel in Santa Fe
#4 Romantic Hotel in Santa Fe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — La Fonda on the Plaza 4*
Number of rooms: 180
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 no resort fee, Wi-Fi, fitness center, outdoor pool and hot tub, spa services. Upgrades such as spacious sitting areas, cozy fireplaces, separate living and sleeping areas, and balconies are available throughout the hotel. The Terrace private concierge level offers 15 exclusive, luxury-level rooms and suites built around a rooftop terrace with stunning views of Santa Fe. La Plazuela restaurant is famous for it's award-winning cuisine and 400 hand-painted windows. ... more   less 
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