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“Perfect Hotel for sightseeing” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Fonda on the Plaza

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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
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“Perfect Hotel for sightseeing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2006

Stayed at LaFonda last weekend. The rooms were more than adequate, although not luxurious. They were perfect if you aren't spending lots of time in the room, but rather doing lots of sightseeing, shopping and skiing. Large airy rooms, plenty of closet space and large bathrooms. Staff was helpful and courteous. Definitely would go back again for its optimal location and "santa fe charm".

  • Stayed February 2006
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2006

Walls paper thin; kid with bronchitis next door kept me up night after night

Room furnishings tired & dated; broken lamp switch; no mini-bar; torn screen.

Resturaunt & wait staff were the best part.

Primo location dosen't make up for the feeling that no one had spent any serious money on these rooms since the 1980's.

  • Stayed February 2006
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2006

After a bad stay in October of 2004, we decided to try La Fonda once again. When I explained our bad experience last time with the ground level "deluxe room", the reservationist recommended a standard room on the fourth floor. It was a charming room with a balcony overlooking the Loretto Chapel. Much, much, much better! And although the room walls are paper thin (as attested by many of these reviews)and you can hear every word your neighbors are saying - the room was charming and we had a wonderful stay. The room was clean & warm, more than ample closet space, large tub/shower, the housekeeping and restaurant waitstaff were great, and the location of the hotel on the plaza can't be beat. We're glad we gave it another chance.

  • Stayed February 2006
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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:
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 Business Hotel in Santa Fe
#1 Spa Hotel in Santa Fe
#1 Luxury 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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Also Known As:
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