I stayed at La Fonda hotel recently. The hotel was full of New Mexico charm. The room was small, but comfortable. There was a refrigerator in the room that was helpful for keeping some drinks cold. The staff in the hotel were friendly and helpful. There were a few quirks though. The housekeeping staff forgot to replenish the coffee and water (a MUST for the dry climate) in the room. I am not certain that I would return to Santa Fe though. Although many of the people were friendly on the surface, if they don't like you, they can be just plain rude. I smoke, and the lady in the gift shop let me know clearly that she disapproved, and made it difficult to purchase cigarettes. I was traveling with an Asian friend from SE Asia who purchased over $150 of trinkets for his friends from a general store. When he asked the lady a question about the charge on his receipt, she told him she was busy and it is self-explanatory. Finally, in a grocery store, a local person came up behind us and uttered racial slurs directed at him. I was certainly embarrassed for the way they treated a guest in this country, and the combined experiences certainly marred the Santa Fe experience.
- 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