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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 05/13/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 05/13/21 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, hot tub, and 24 hour covered parking. Upgrades such as spacious sitting areas, cozy fireplaces, separate living and sleeping areas, and balconies are available throughout the hotel. La Plazuela restaurant is famous for award-winning cuisine and 400 hand-painted windows and Santa Fe's rooftop destination, The Bell Tower, is the perfect place to drink in the sunset (open seasonally).
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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 private parking on-site
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Breakfast in the room
Vending machine
Rooftop bar
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
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
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
VIP room facilities
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Pam And Jack C wrote a review Nov 2021
Pleasanton7 contributions16 helpful votes
This hotel is top notch. Everyone was very helpful and professional. My husband is in remission from stage 4 throat cancer so I wanted to find a hotel close to the Plaza and the Cathedral, so he wouldn't have to do too much walking. This place was the perfect choice as everything is within walking distance. We were upgraded to a beautiful suite in the La Terreza area and had a very memorable experience. The room was beautiful. Our 1st stay here and we plan to return! We had dinner at the restaurant here, which was very reasonable and food was delicious. We definitely would recommend this place to others.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Sleep Quality
ScDGal2001 wrote a review Nov 2021
Alexandria, Virginia280 contributions54 helpful votes
We stayed in a Deluxe King Room (#114 at approx $250/night) which provided a lot of extra room for us to spread out and also relax in the evening. There was a large bottle of Canyon Road Chardonnay waiting with a Happy Birthday card for me, which was a lovely touch. The room was large and clean. There was a walk-in shower but few toiletries. We were glad that we brought our own shampoo, conditioner and body wash. There was no housekeeping during our 5 night stay and our garbage was overflowing by the time we left. We had drinks and snacks the first night at the rooftop bar. The sunset did not disappoint. It was crowded and we did have to wait an hour, which we passed in the lobby bar. We had breakfast each morning at La Plazuela, which was tasty. We didn’t have to wait for a table. The lobby was crazy crowded during the day and evening; lots of people coming and going. I really liked the Detours shop. The other shops were a bit pricey for me. We self parked at $30/day but we did have unlimited in and out, which was good. The garage was rather tight to maneuver in but we managed not to hit anything with our large SUV. Many of Santa Fe’s sites of interest were within walking distance which was convenient. We did not use the whirlpool or pool but I did use the fitness room. I didn’t like being on the ground floor but it was quiet. I will probably stay a bit off the beaten path if I return. That said, the hotel is a solid choice and if you are not sure where to stay, I would recommend it.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Rik Blyth, General Manager at La Fonda on the Plaza
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear ScDGal2001, I appreciate you taking the time to write such a thorough review! As part of our ongoing Covid protocols, we offer Housekeeping service on request, as we've found some guests prefer not to have anyone enter their room. You should have received a welcome letter explaining this upon arrival. In spite of that, I am pleased to read you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you once again. Best Regards, Rik Blyth General Manager
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462BettyK wrote a review Nov 2021
Ann Arbor, Michigan32 contributions25 helpful votes
We have been coming to Santa Fe since my sister moved here more than 40 years ago and have always stayed with her at her house near the Plaza. However, on this trip, our first since before Covid, my husband, son and I stayed at La Fonda as a special birthday treat for me. I had always wanted to stay here and we made it happen. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. It is a beautiful and historic property. La Plazuela, the restaurant, was fabulous although we only ate lunch there. The fact that we could step out the door and be on the Plaza was a real treat. Covid protocols were enforced and everyone we saw, staff and guests alike, wore masked in the public areas. We loved out 2 days there.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Room Tip: Corner site was roomy and pleasant.
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Response from Rik Blyth, General Manager at La Fonda on the Plaza
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear 462BettyK, Thank you for your very nice comments and accolades! I'm only sorry you haven't stayed with us previously in all the times you've visited Santa Fe! Happy belated birthday and PLEASE don't wait another 40 years to stay with us once more...! All my best, Rik Blyth General Manager
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lighteningstrike81 wrote a review Oct 2021
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My wife and I wanted this hotel because of the history. The first night we stayed there the temperature dropped into the 30’s. The heat in the hotel did not work at all. We were freezing. We shivered all night. Our bed only had a sheet and a blanket. Not sure why they wouldn’t make beds with duvets during colder seasons. The next day we got a call from the desk saying there would be people up to fix our heat. So other guests must have complained about how cold it was. They fixed the heat and whatever blew out of the vents gave us constant nose bleeds and sore throats for the remainder of our stay. I’ve never been so uncomfortable in a hotel room. The food downstairs in the restaurant was fabulous but that’s not enough to make up for our lack of sleep and feeling ill. As soon as we left the hotel room and headed home our symptoms subsided.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from Rik Blyth, General Manager at La Fonda on the Plaza
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear lighteningstrike81, I regret you had issues with the heating system in your room and apologize for your discomfort. When the seasons change, there can be a lag in the switch over from air conditioning to heating, this happens in many older hotels. La Fonda, in particular, having been built in stages over the past 100 years, has 3 separate heating systems for our 180 rooms. Since we reached out to you about the heat, without you reporting anything, I believe you were staying in a section of about 20 rooms that do have a rather time-consuming method of starting up the heat for the winter months. When requested, we do provide extra bed coverings and even space heaters. Some folks, including myself, actually prefer to sleep in cooler temperatures. I'm almost certain the respiratory issues you related were caused by the dryness of the air in New Mexico. If you are not from the Southwest, having the relative humidity in single digits is a shock to the system. I hope you give us another try, the issues you mentioned are not common occurrences. Best Regards, Rik Blyth General Manager
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kristimartinson wrote a review Oct 2021
Ham Lake, Minnesota1 contribution1 helpful vote
We had a great time at the LaFonda. Excellent wedding venue! All meals we had at the hotel were excellent. Very friendly, helpful staff. Excellent location to shopping and restaurants. I would recommend this hotel to others.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: October 2021
Sleep Quality
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Response from Rik Blyth, General Manager at La Fonda on the Plaza
Responded Oct 25, 2021
Dear kristimartinson, Thanks for your very positive and complimentary review, you made my day! I hope we can welcome you back to "The City Different" many more times...! All my best, 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 (0.10 miles), and New Mexico History Museum (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at La Fonda on the Plaza?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a pool.
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 a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at La Fonda on the Plaza?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Fonda on the Plaza?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sazón, Sassella, and El Callejon Taqueria and Grill.
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.