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La Fonda on the Plaza
Ranked #5 of 61 Hotels in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
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86 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Fabulous! You won't be disappointed.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Recently stayed at La Fonda for 2 weeks. The hotel is lovely, comfortable and well located. The service at La Fonda was incredible. From check in at the front desk, through many meals in the hotel, room service, concierge, bell staff and check out...without exception the service was second to none. In particular Daniel Martinez was always available to help, always pleasant, always smiling...though in fairness I could not find one employee of this property who did not demonstrate a similar level of exceptional service. The French Patisserie off of the Lobby was terrific...service was great and the French pastries and coffee a daily must! I had many meals at both the Restaurant and Bar during my stay and the food was always excellent and service impeccible. The Margaritas are the best! I would highly recommend La Fonda and certainly plan to return.

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Staying at La Fonda allows one to really experience the rich history of this amazing old city called Santa Fe. You can't go wrong with getting a room here as the place is eye candy for all things New Mexico from the fantastic artwork to the authentic building itself. While the place has been remodeled it still has much charm with modern efficiencies.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

On a spring break road trip with my two sons, we had been staying in chain hotels, which is a pretty homogenous experience, so the switch to a unique but still very comfortable setup was a welcome one.

The very nice people upgraded us to a suite, which I gather they do regularly when they have a suite open. It was a lovely room, every comfortable bed and luxurious (if cavernous) bathroom. Upon our request, two people from housekeeping came to make up the hide-a-bed for my youngest son - they were there inside five minutes and it took them barely two minutes to complete. Our interactions with the staff could not have been better.

La Fonda offers walking tours of downtown Santa Fe in the mornings. Though we did not have the time to do it, we ran into one of the guides out on the plaza the night before, and he selflessly offered us some fascinating history of the monument and the buildings around. The history of Santa Fe is eye-opening and I would highly recommend this tour that I admittedly did not take.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

Location is in the city center, the check in process was nice and the rooms have recently been renovated, that is the good. The rest, not so good. The turn down service was them throwing three chocolates in the bed, not making it or closing the blinds. The front desk clerk gave absurdly wrong information for hiking, the lobby is nice.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rehoboth Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nites and had a suite that had a bath and a half. That was great -- it really cut down on the noise in the morning when I was trying to sleep and my husband was up and about. The suite had a large living room area with a good sized desk. The bedroom was also well sized and the full bath very nicely set up. The staff was always helpful and we were happy we picked a location right on the plaza. It allowed us to walk all around and never need to worry about a car. We walked to many good restaurants -- skip eating in the hotel as this was not a highlight.

Room Tip: corner suite is the roomiest and we had one of the higher floors
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The renovated La Fonda beautifully embraces the warmth and art of the Land of Enchantment. Hallways with contemporary and historic native art,
headboards painted by artists in the original La Fonda style,
and art in the rooms with descriptions on the origin of the pieces
all add to a truly Santa Fe experience. We loved finding the Kelly Jo tile art
in the shower and the Sheldon Harvey painting down a hallway. Tastefully done.
Service was excellent, from check-in to late-evening snack in the La Fiesta lounge.
The room was comfortable; the small balcony (one chair and a small table) overlooked Loretto Chapel. Keurig machine in the room for morning coffee, and the free wi-fi worked well.
Location of course can't be beat, steps from the Plaza and Cathedral. Common areas on main floor maintain the historic look and feel. We used the adjacent parking garage, it costs $15/night. We could hear some noise in the hallway in the early evening but the place was quiet the rest of the night. Our first stay at La Fonda, it was a treat.

Room Tip: room 408 has small balcony overlooking Loretto Chapel.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Recently spent 4 very relaxing days at La Fonda- the most comfortable bed, with lots of pillows and a clean spacious and quiet room, safe, refrigerator, bathrobes, chocolates on the bed at night. Keurig coffee maker with selection of pods, and complimentary bottled water that is refilled daily. Close to the Plaza, shopping, museums, and restaurants. Parking is $15/day for hotel guests. Very friendly service. Unfortunately the pool and hot tub were closed for 10 days for repairs. Won't wait another 15 years to visit Santa Fe and will be sure to return to La Fonda!

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Property: La Fonda on the Plaza
Address: 100 E San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM 87501-2110
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Santa Fe
#2 Business Hotel in Santa Fe
#2 Luxury Hotel in Santa Fe
#4 Romantic Hotel in Santa Fe
#5 Family Hotel in Santa Fe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — La Fonda on the Plaza 4*
Number of rooms: 180
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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