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La Fonda on the Plaza
Ranked #6 of 61 Hotels in Santa Fe
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Amarillo, Texas
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45 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“I give them 5*”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We had such a wonderful stay at La Fonda. We enjoyed everything they offered very much; everything was perfect but especially the 5* treatment by the staff, their wonderful restaurant, and the wonderful staff at the Bell Tower Bar at the top!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Roswell, New Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is my favorite hotel in Santa Fe, The hotel takes up a city block and is truly a central point in the history of Santa Fe and NM. Old world charm combined with unique shops and classic NM dining. The rooms are nicely appointed. If it's your first trip to the 'City Different', I recommend this hotel. Wander the halls and check out the hotel's flyer on the history of the area. There are also ghosts from the past throughout the establishment. Being in the plaza, you are at the heart of Santa Fe and within walking distance to several sites, museums and art galleries. One day, Santa Fe will claim the title of oldest continuously lived-in city in the US (yep, older than St. Augustine, FL). La Fonda is a little on the $$ side, but in line with all the other establishments in the immediate area and certainly the best for the location.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Longmont, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We stayed for a week in July, driving in. The hotel has its own parking garage which was easy to find. The staff was very efficient and courteous when helping with our luggage. We had the traditional room which at first glance might seem a bit small but we really spent very little time there. The hotel is right on the corner of the historic plaza and there was a concert in the park every afternoon and evening. The hotel has three restaurants plus a rooftop bar which was a great place to watch the sun go down behind the mountains. Many other eateries are within walking distance. Overall a relaxing stay in an historic area with unique architecture. And don't miss the neat little French restaurant and bakery right off the main lobby.

Room Tip: When checking in ask for a room with a view. We had the Loretto Chapel right outside our window.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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60 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We make a yearly trek from Denver to Santa Fe with our best friends to attend the Santa Fe Opera. For the last few years we have stayed at La Fonda in the terrace rooms. We couldn't be happier with the rooms, service, location, food and staff. This year, our car broke down and we had to stay a couple extra nights. Adrian, head of guest services, was amazing. He helped us get a room, assisted us with a rental car and was genuinely enthusiastic in wanting to help us in whatever we needed.

Room Tip: All the rooms have been newly renovated and are fantastic.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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479 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The hotel has convenient off street parking right next to the hotel itself and it is located just feet from the central plaza. The restaurant in the hotel was very good for dinner and breakfast and there was an independently run French Bakery on premise for coffee and pastries. The gym is very limited and one of the two treadmills was not functional but the pool was nice. The terrace called the Bell Tower was worth a visit at cocktail hour for a great view of the sunset. I commend them on offering free wif. Overall an excellent choice and good value for money. It is what I would classify as a four star hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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72 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Can't beat the location right off the main square of downtown Santa Fe. This quaint hotel is a very nice spot - recent renovations are great and they did a great job of maintaining the historic feel. The rooms are a little small, but overall great spot!!

Stayed July 2014
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My partner and I were married on The Terrace at La Fonda on 7/5/2014. The venue itself is absolutely gorgeous, but what made it even better was the staff. Every detail was exactly as we'd wanted it to be. Samie planned our wedding as if it were her very own and was more focused on our experience than profit for the hotel. We visited 2 other venues in Santa Fe prior to choosing La Fonda and there was just no question in our hearts where we were meant to be married.

Rebecca served as our concierge on the terrace level for the week and I can't even begin to say enough to adequately thank her for making us (and our guests) feel right at home. She was attentive, patient and pulled off an amazing last minute adventure for us.

Elena worked the reception with the bartenders and did a superb job in making sure everyone was comfortable and well "hydrated" :) Chef Lane did a SUPERB job on the food for our reception - people are still talking about the food 3 days later!!!

Jessica and Ed worked really hard to ensure everyone who wanted to stay at La Fonda was accommodated by working out a fair price for our room block. They even extended the deadline for a few who were able to make it to the event unexpectedly.

If you are in a position like we were and need a destination to get married where it's legal - La Fonda is your place! You will not be disappointed!

Room Tip: I highly recommend a room on the Terrace Level. If you are going to be there for an extended period...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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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 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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