The remodel/renovation at La Fonda is beautiful. The hotel exudes the same character and charisma of other great "old" hotels such as the Ahwahnee. Many in our travelling party had spectacular, newly renovated rooms. That said, the room we were assigned at check-in was not the grade room we reserved when reservations were made five months ago. It was a spectacular disappointment. Although the room was newly renovated, it looked out over a roof complete with scaffolding and other construction related items... that was our "view". No need for an alarm... the hammering on the walls started promptly at 7:00 AM. The front desk was unresponsive when we asked to relocate. Beyond that, the construction detail of the shower rendered it impossible to shower without absolutely flooding the bathroom floor. I'm sure that will be on the "punch list" for the contractor. Unfortunately, we considered our room simply a "crash pad"... which perhaps was a good thing as it encouraged us to get out and enjoy beautiful Santa Fe. On another note, there was a power outage throughout the the area at apx. 2:00 AM. I stuck my head into the hallway and noted that the backup lighting system was on. As the elevator was obviously out of operation, I decided to follow the exit route "just in case". The route that I followed lead to a dead end where construction had "walled off" the route. I tried a different stairway with the same results. I finally found a route to the lobby. Thankfully there wasn't an emergency or we'd have been trapped like rats. Wouldn't you think that someone would have the foresight to post accurate "Temporary Evacuation" signs during this construction period? The common areas, gift shops, and restaurants were beyond expectations. I would absolutely book La Fonda again... but I would also make it absolutely, abundantly, unmistakably clear upon booking that I will not accept a room such as the one I stayed in.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- La Fonda On The Plaza Hotel Santa Fe
- La Fonda Hotel Santa Fe