I adored this hotel. The history, the artwork, La Plazuela restaurant, the great shops attached to the building, the margaritas, the location, the rooms! Those perfectly appointed rooms on the renovated fifth floor, with a real wood burning fireplace stocked daily! The tile work is stunning, and that bathtub! Heaven. I appreciated having a fridge in the room. I also loved the "window shopping" displays in the lower hallway.
Because we were there during renovation, sadly the Bell Tower bar was closed, as was the pool. The huge disappointment however was that there wasn't a single location in the hotel where we could sit outside on a balcony and enjoy the great April weather. I located a balcony on the second floor, but they had it locked tight, a disservice to guests IMO.
I also thought the lounge was oddly located with bad feng shui. It was so dimly lit and in that odd interior space, it just wasn't a place we ever wanted to hang out, even with those fab margaritas and live music. Santa Fe begs you to go outdoors, so I hope their Bell Tower bar reopens soon.
If I had to sum it up in two words: romantic nostalgia.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- La Fonda On The Plaza Hotel Santa Fe
- La Fonda Hotel Santa Fe