We stayed in a 2nd floor room with a king bed. The bed was beautiful to look at and a joy to sleep in: linens, mattress and pillows all very comfortable, with a choice of pillows.
The room had a mini-fridge concealed in the clothes cupboard/dresser, in which were 2 bottles of water, plus another 2 bottles were outside the fridge with the Keurig coffee machine. Water was replaced every day, without charge, and more is available at the front desk if you ask for it. The desert elevation really hits hard at first and being well hydrated is a necessity.
The bathroom was not huge, but comfortable, with great amenities and towels.
Everything is very close - restaurants, little shops, the State Capitol building, museums, sights. La Fonda has a great breakfast area, if very slow service, great bars inside and occasionally live music. The hotel sent me newsletters every month once I booked to keep me updated on local events, both inside the hotel and out, and I found the tips useful.
Parking is a little weird - the entrance to the parking garage is on the far northeast corner and it's easy to miss the first time you go around the one-way streets. On the other hand, there are many pedestrian entrances to the hotel from the street. The hotel itself is a little tough to navigate at first, since it's a historic hotel and expanded several times over the years, so not all hallways connect at the ends to the other side of the building, but the great artwork on the walls made exploring fun.
Only nitpick - that original leather sling chair (can be seen in one of my artwork photos) was a lot nicer to look at than to sit in.
- 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