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La Fonda on the Plaza

100 E San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM 87501-2110
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 10/13/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 10/13/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#5 of 65 hotels in Santa Fe
Travelers' Choice
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 high thread-count linens. Amenities include no resort fee, complimentary Wi-Fi, fitness center, outdoor pool and hot tub, 24 hour valet parking and 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.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Paid public parking on-site
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Coffee shop
Vending machine
Rooftop bar
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Steam room
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
VIP room facilities
Flatscreen TV
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Historic Hotel
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Raef wrote a review Oct 20
Spokane, Washington2 contributions
We were on a road trip to visit family in Kansas and had read about this hotels COVID precautions and that is why we selected to stay here. First of all, the property is beautiful. The rooms are tastefully decorated and everything is first class. However, the real standout is the measures they have taken to ensure the safety of guests. They did everything they talk about on their website and them some. We felt 100% comfortable at all times. The staff was amazing and everyone was so friendly and accommodating despite the difficulties of having to deal with pandemic protocols. I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough and we will absolutely be returning to stay again. Hopefully next time will be after the pandemic and we can experience everything the hotel has to offer. Don’t hesitate to book, you will be happy you did. For the staff of the hotel, I only wish we could find ways to say thank you for doing such an incredible job at keeping us all safe. I hope you know how much your guests appreciate each and every one of you. Thank you!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Rik Blyth, General Manager at La Fonda on the Plaza
Responded yesterday
Dear raefpnw, Thank you so much for your review recognizing our safety efforts, as well as your overall commendation of the staff of La Fonda! I have taken the liberty of printing this review and posting it in our employee cafeteria for everyone to enjoy. The past seven months have been a very difficult learning experience, but the one thing we instituted immediately was the requirement for all staff and guests to wear masks at all times in our public areas. The addition of dozens of hand sanitizer dispensers followed soon after. Although this caused us to move from "high-touch" service to "no-touch" service, it was the right thing to do and we've managed to keep Covid at bay so far! I also hope you will be returning in the not too distant future and that we will be able to offer you the full La Fonda experience at that time! All my best, Rik Blyth General Manager
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Elizabeth S wrote a review Oct 18
2 contributions
This hotel is my go-to when traveling - I actually add miles to my trip to Denver & go the southern route just so I can stay in Santa Fe at this hotel. Historic. Gorgeous. Comfortable. Excellent location & superlative service. It’s practically perfect (and dog friendly!).
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Rik Blyth, General Manager at La Fonda on the Plaza
Responded 5 days ago
Dear elizabethsV5434DO, Thank you! I especially appreciate that you go out of your way to spend time with us here at La Fonda! As a dog owner myself, I love meeting all of our furry guests and hope to say hello next time you pass through. All my best, Rik Blyth General Manager
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WorldTravelers1218 wrote a review Oct 9
Kentucky473 contributions146 helpful votes
The staff of La Fonda couldn’t be nicer. We were texted ahead of time that their kitchen was being moved/renovated (?) so no restaurants were open, nor the rooftop bar. They gave us a nice discount, THEN at check-in, we were upgraded to one of The Terrace suites. Yep, that more than made up for the no restaurants. The suite was large & comfortable, the balcony wonderful, king bed comfy, bath beautifully decorated. We had wine & snacks on the balcony before walking to dinner a couple of blocks away. Everyone taking precautions during this Covid scenario. This lodging is right at the famous Santa Fe Plaza. Will definitely come here again!!!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from Rik Blyth, General Manager at La Fonda on the Plaza
Responded 1 week ago
Dear WorldTravelers1218, Thank you for your understanding of our need to close dining options temporarily, while we transitioned from our outdoor patio to our classic indoor La Plazuela Restaurant. We had moved much of the main kitchen equipment to the upstairs kitchen where our patio is located, and it was impossible to relocate everything and still maintain our food services. I'm especially grateful you still chose to award us the highest rating, in spite of this inconvenience. We appreciate your business and look forward to welcoming you back! All my best, Rik Blyth General Manager
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cowboy1996 wrote a review Oct 7
Austin, Texas13 contributions3 helpful votes
This is an excellent hotel, with a very nice rooftop bar and beautiful rooms; the hotel is right on the corner of the Santa Fe Plaza, so it is extremely convenient to restaurants and shopping, to which we always walked. We probably won't stay anywhere else in Santa Fe unless there is no availability at La Fonda. The hotel also has a parking garage and some shopping venues in-house.
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Date of stay: October 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from Rik Blyth, General Manager at La Fonda on the Plaza
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear BobbyK194, Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your recent experience at La Fonda! It is always nice to see such a positive review and read that you'll be coming back, hopefully again and again! We look forward to your next visit... Best Regards, Rik Blyth General Manager
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billlofland wrote a review Oct 2
Seattle, Washington2 contributions2 helpful votes
The La Fonda is unquestionably the place to stay in Santa Fe. This is our second time within a year. A historic hotel that is impeccably maintained but the staff is what makes it great. It has a prime location right on the historic downtown plaza. This is your choice for a great stay. One more thing, we had their delux one bedroom suite. Book it for a memorable experience.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from Rik Blyth, General Manager at La Fonda on the Plaza
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear billofland, Thank you for being a repeat guest of La Fonda! I agree 100% with your comment about our fantastic staff, they really make a difference and are our greatest strength. Although we are restricted in some of our operations due to the COVID procedures, I was very pleased to see you enjoyed your stay so much. We look forward to welcoming you back! Best Regards, Rik Blyth General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Fonda on the Plaza
Which popular attractions are close to La Fonda on the Plaza?
Nearby attractions include Keshi (0.1 miles), The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi (0.09 miles), and Lensic Performing Arts Center (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at La Fonda on the Plaza?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at La Fonda on the Plaza?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at La Fonda on the Plaza?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at La Fonda on the Plaza?
Yes, paid public parking nearby, paid public parking on-site, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Fonda on the Plaza?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sazón, Sassella, and Cafe Pasqual's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at La Fonda on the Plaza?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Is La Fonda on the Plaza located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.07 miles away from the center of Santa Fe.
Are any cleaning services offered at La Fonda on the Plaza?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at La Fonda on the Plaza?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does La Fonda on the Plaza offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.