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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 #7 of 60 Hotels in Santa Fe
missouri
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“You'll love it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

After nearly two weeks in hotels and most of them motor lodges, I was ready for an upgrade. $199 for the night at this hotel was definitely worth it. I did a lot of Tripadvisor research and chose La Fonda. The location cannot be beat. Walk out the door to shopping and food. There are cute shops in the hotel lobby too. The lobby is bustling which is fun. Dylan at the front desk was so nice. Great with advice and directions and he upgraded us to a deluxe room. Check-out is NOON! How nice is that? Room was gorgeous. Love the painted headboards. Everything is so clean. Had a wonderful night's rest---so quiet. They had SIX towels in the bathroom--two of them bath sheets. Never see that. So nice not to run down more towels. We shared a crepe in the French pastry shop. It was delicious. I've made a few bad choices on this trip but not this time. I couldn't be more happy with my decision to book the La Fonda.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 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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  • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We arrived without reservations at 9:30pm and we got a room. We asked for a quiet room so the front desk put us away from other people which was very nice. The room was very comfortable but very small so the next morning we asked to change to a larger room and they upgraded us and they moved our stuff for us. The new room was much larger with a separate sitting alcove. We were super happy with the new room. We extended our stay twice because we really liked this hotel.

The reception area of the hotel is busy - with shops, restaurants, and people. It feels like a hub of a plaza - in a very nice way. When we went to our room, we didn't hear any of this nose, surprisingly.

The rooms have tile floor with a big area rug under the bed. The bed is super comfortable. The bathroom has a shower, sink, and a toilet. The shower is large and very nice but water does get outside. We put the bath mat at the entrance to the shower and it absorbed any water that got out. They provide shampoo and hair conditioner, and they are really nice quality!

We did not hear our neighbors but we heard the mechanical equipment noise in the first room, #459, and our second room, #114, was next to the ice machine so we hear the hum of that. It wasn't annoyingly loud but we heard it.

The rooms had a microwave oven and a refrigerator in a very nice cabinet with cubby holes for your stuff.

All of the hotel personnel we came in contact with were very helpful and super friendly.

We are very happy we stayed here and if we are in Santa Fe again, we would stay here.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I was at the LaFonda for a conference and had arranged for a hospitality suite with food and a bar for 2 nights. The staff - all of the staff - were just excellent. I never had to wait more than 5 minutes for any request and most of the time it was much less. The food was good, the suite and other rooms were just perfect. I would recommend this hotel in the heart of the plaza for anything from a vacation to business meetings to conferences. Thank you LaFonda staff for making the week absolutely enjoyable and stress free.

Room Tip: The suites in the Terraza side of the hotel are very spacious with balconies. Rooms near the St. Fra...
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  • Stayed June 2014, 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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Broomfield, Colorado, United States
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We checked in on a Friday afternoon, and the parking lot staff made a space for us since our truck is a crew cab. How's that for starting a week at one of the nicest hotels I have stayed at in years? A bellman helped us immediately and we checked into our room for a conference in the old section of the hotel near the Bell Tower bar. That was the only downside to this stay, since there was a little noise from food carts on the fifth floor that filtered down to us in Room 452.

The bar was lovely at sunset. Great margaritas and appetizers to share. . . The Hotel's restaurant is outstanding and we had a hospitality suite for the event and catering was superb.

Overall, we had a fabulous time at La Fonda and will stay with them again the next time we come to Santa Fe.

Room Tip: Stay in the new section of the hotel if you can. Nearer the Cathedral.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Taos, New Mexico
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

we stayed overnight for my birthday present [we are from taos] and it was great. if you are not familiar it is right on the plaza and you can walk every ware avoiding the santa fe parking problems. the hotel has been refurbished over the last several years and it is a fabulous job, eye candy is every ware and the dining room remains a thing of beauty. service is great and it reminds me of a grand old hotel in europe, a rare experience in america not to be missed.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Montrose, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Santa Fe is a great town and you want to stay close to where all the action is - and that is the La Fonda on the Plaza! Right smack in the middle of the square where the vendors show off their merchandise and where all the shops are. Close to historic churches and great restuarants and museums. The hotel itself is charming and the people who work there are more than gracious. Don't miss the rooftop bar for margaritas and, well more margaritas. What a view!!! The concierge helped us out a lot and we had 2 great meals at the La Plazualea - amazin' food!!! Can't imagine a better place to stay!!

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Novato, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

delicious food, great service, beautiful art and property. concierge was fabulous. We celebrated a birthday. Directions were easy to follow and recommendations for restaurants were spot on. We visited the Japanese spa as well.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 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 ( Wi-Fi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Santa Fe
#2 Luxury Hotel in Santa Fe
#2 Business Hotel in Santa Fe
#4 Romantic Hotel in Santa Fe
#9 Family Hotel in Santa Fe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — La Fonda on the Plaza 4*
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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