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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 #5 of 60 Hotels in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Salt Lake City, Utah
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful Hotel!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We stayed here 2 nights on our way to Nashville.Loved every minute of our stay.The location is perfect, close to everything.The rooms are beautiful with every little detail being thought out.We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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  • 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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New York City, New York
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17 hotel reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

we had a drink at the bar, listened to music, shopped in the book store and gift shops and explored the artifacts and architecture on display. We should have booked a room earlier but it had no vacancies when we arrived. We were ready to leave a hotel out on the highway for a room at about the same price--to be in the heart of the old town. I've stayed here previously and the rooms lacked noise abatement--but the hotel is under refurbishment and should correct that deficiency.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

This is one of America's classic hotels. Currently a major renovation is underway and some facilities like the pool and rooftop lounge are not open. When booking a queen room early in the year for our May 23 arrival, I was given a very special rate to compensate for minor inconveniences. We were greeted immediately upon entering the adjoining garage, bags unloaded and given a VIP parking spot. A warm welcome ! The desk advised that we would be the first guests to check into a totally rebuilt room on the second floor, looking out on the Loreto Chapel. Beautiful custom furniture and fixtures, hand painted headboards by a local artist. Not a very large room but quite comfortable. This is THE place to stay in Santa Fe !





Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lafayette, Indiana
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5 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

The La Fonda has anchored one end of the Plaza in Santa Fe for decades. It is a large hotel but with Southwest charm. The entire hotel is undergoing a complete restoration to be completed in August 2013. This includes major renovation of the guest rooms including fabulous hand-painted headboards on all beds, a La Fonda tradition. Rooms are not large as typical of older hotels but are quite comfortable. There is an excellent restaurant on premises as well as a casual cafe with music in the evenings and lunch buffet. A cocktail bar on the roof is open until sunset and served dynamite Margaritas.
Parking garage is attached and you are right in the middle of the action. Don't miss the fabulous chili pistachio chocolate bar from Senior Murphy's chocolate shop on the premises as well as the wonderful French pastry shop and lots of other high end stores.

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  • Stayed May 2013, 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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Rockton, Illinois
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

There is nothing bad to say about this hotel. We stayed in a newly renovated suite and could not have been happier. Dillon, at the front desk did an outstanding job getting us a room for a few nights. He was professional, helpful, and made our stay wonderful. Thank you Dillon!! Please stay at this hotel......restaurant is fabulous!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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College Station, Texas
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

A beautiful two room suite with a wood burning fireplace. A private balcony with a great view of the mountians and dowwntown Santa Fe. Walking distance to everything. Highly recommend for a trip to the area.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Rocky Mount, NC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

la Fonda is in the middle of renovation. A lot of the amenities (pool, exercise room, spa, roof bar, business office, etc. ) were not available. However, the dining room and bar areas were open and the ambiance and food were great.... lots of activity and music. Our room (5th floor) looked out over the Loretta Church and we could enjoy views of the church, the hillside vistas, and activities of the street vendors....Very relaxing. The room had been recently renovated and my wife Loved everything about it (that is important). I can't wait to see the hotel after all the renovations are completed. We always include a lunch or dinner at The Lafonda when we are in the area, however, this was the first time we ever stayed there and had a great time in spite of the renovation inconveniences.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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:
#1 Business Hotel in Santa Fe
#2 Spa Hotel in Santa Fe
#2 Family Hotel in Santa Fe
#3 Luxury 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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