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“Interlude at La Fonda” 5 of 5 bubbles
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La Fonda on the Plaza
Ranked #5 of 61 Hotels in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
Bloomington
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Interlude at La Fonda”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2014

A great place to unwind with a night cap before enjoying a goodnight chocolate or a great place to get a little exercise on the dance floor at the La Fiesta Lounge before bed. Enjoy a spectacular view of Santa Fe from the View on the roof while sipping a Margarita or a glass of wine with a tapa or two. Very friendly staff from reception to wait staff to concierge, newly refurbished beautiful rooms which still retain the original flavor of La Fonda. What's not to enjoy? La Fonda is the perfect location for galleries, shopping, cooking class and all within walking distance. We parked the car and didn't get back into it until the day we left. Our stay at La Fonda was perfect!

Room Tip: All the rooms are wonderful. Just remember when you close the shower curtain be sure the loop goes...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014

We arrived earlier than expected (midday) and our allotted room was not ready. No problem. We were immediately upgraded to a concierge room with a vast private balcony. Nothing was too much trouble for the experienced staff. The room was a delight. It came with breakfast included, which we took in their colourful restaurant. That was the only small disappointment. I would rather have ordered from the menu and paid for it as the offering wasn't up to the hotel's otherwise exemplary standards. Overall tho -- highly recommended.

Room Tip: See if you can swing an upgrade!!!
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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119 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Boulder, Colorado
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38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Room Tip: I enjoyed being on the second floor in a two double bed room which allow easy access directly up the...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Denver, Colorado
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83 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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305 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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285 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: 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:
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 Business Hotel in Santa Fe
#2 Spa Hotel in Santa Fe
#3 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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