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La Fonda on the Plaza

100 E San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM 87501-2110
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 13/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#5 of 65 hotels in Santa Fe
Travellers' Choice
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 high thread-count linens. Amenities include no resort fee, complimentary Wi-Fi, fitness center, outdoor pool, hot tub, and 24 hour covered parking. Upgrades such as spacious sitting areas, cozy fireplaces, separate living and sleeping areas, and balconies are available throughout the hotel. La Plazuela restaurant is famous for award-winning cuisine and 400 hand-painted windows and Santa Fe's rooftop destination, The Bell Tower, is the perfect place to drink in the sunset (open seasonally).
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Paid private parking on-site
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Breakfast in the room
Vending machine
Rooftop bar
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
VIP room facilities
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Z319FIjenniferr wrote a review 19 Sep
2 contributions
Friendly staff, fantastic location, stunning hotel! Will definitely come back. If you get the chance make sure to take the historic docent led tour of the hotel. Such beautiful artwork and history in and around the hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Rik Blyth, General Manager at La Fonda on the Plaza
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Fljenniferr, Other than comments about our great staff, my next favorite observation is when guests enjoy and appreciate our incredible collection of original art. Some of this art dates back to the opening of the hotel, when artist Gerald Cassidy was commissioned to create a dozen over-sized paintings for the lobby area. Our complimentary docent tours, which you also mentioned, are an excellent way to learn about the art and history of La Fonda. Thank you! All my best, Rik Blyth General Manager
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joannmar559 wrote a review 11 Sep
West Palm Beach, Florida16 contributions
La Fonda Hotel was the exact Santa Fe (Southwest) experience I wanted to have. Without leaving the hotel I had fabulous architecture and art, the 350 hand painted glass window around the dining area was beautiful, then the historical American Indian Art, contemporary art, photography and tour of it all. The food was some of the best in town. Every staff member was welcoming and helpful. The decor was authentic and lovely. In private rooms it was spacious and quiet and the public fun and festive without being overwhelmed. Shopping covered every need from simple to luxurious. One of the most remarkable, memorable and authentically beautiful places I have ever stayed. Loved everything about the hotel. A stay here is a MUST! It is right on the square with the Cathedral as your day and lit up night time view. Great parking and convenient to everything by foot. Absolutely loved it and would not stay anywhere else in Santa Fe. There is just nothing else like it anywhere.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: The hotel is 100 years old and the walls are 10 inches of stucco. It is ALL quiet, peaceful, and...
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Response from Rik Blyth, General Manager at La Fonda on the Plaza
Responded 1 week ago
Dear joannmar559, THANK YOU --- What a fantastic review! I am so pleased you seemed to enjoy every aspect of La Fonda's facilities and services. We truly strive to maintain the flavor and culture of our 100 year history, while also staying current with amenities and features today's travelers are looking for. It seems, in your eyes, we've nailed it! Although you used the word "Perfection" in the title of your review, I always share this quote, from legendary NFL coach Vince Lombardi, with my staff: "Perfection is not attainable. But, if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence!" Thank you once again, Rik Blyth General Manager
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Dean B wrote a review 9 Sep
2 contributions
The staff is friendly and helpful and accommodating. We traveled with our 30 pound dog, and it was the best place to travel with a dog we have experienced. The hotel is welcoming and comfortable. The hotel is so well located and central to the plaza. The food is excellent.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Rik Blyth, General Manager at La Fonda on the Plaza
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Dean B, As a dog owner myself (my 2 Cocker Spaniels are always jealous after I've been petting our guest's dogs all day) I truly enjoy the fact we are a dog-friendly hotel! In addition, 20% of our nightly pet fee is donated every month to Espanola Humane, a nearby shelter that does tremendous work in the community. Thank you for staying with us and for mentioning our great staff who look after our guests! I hope you return again soon... Best regards, Rik Blyth General Manager
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STACY W wrote a review 8 Sep
1 contribution
Location on the square with easy (friendly!) valet parking. The wide, beautifully decorated hallways are a hint that the rooms that are charmingly decorated as well and feature my winning trifecta - magnifying mirror, hot water kettle (there's also a Nespresso) and a fridge. Comfy bed with amazing painted headboard, and plenty of bathroom storage. Snaps to Felix the concierge who was able to get us last-minute seats at the Coyote Cafe. I've already booked my next trip!
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Date of stay: September 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from Rik Blyth, General Manager at La Fonda on the Plaza
Responded 1 week ago
Dear STACYW, What great news to read you are already planning a return trip! I love it when our guests appreciate our decor and the original artwork throughout the hotel, those touches really set us apart from more modern properties and give us a uniqueness not often found these days. Thank you for mentioning Felix, he is a wonderful ambassador for La Fonda and goes out of his way for our guests! We look forward to welcoming you back! All my best, Rik Blyth General Manager
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K-traveler13 wrote a review 7 Sep
West Palm Beach, Florida26 contributions17 helpful votes
La Fonda is a great hotel in a great location with an art collection to die for and a wonderful rooftop cocktail patio. As those who have read my reviews can attest, I am generally sparing in my praise. La Fonda deserves it. Our kingsize bed was comfortable, the room spacious, closet and drawer space were plentiful and the air conditioning controls worked perfectly. The bathroom left nothing to be desired. Concierge, desk and bell services at the hotel were excellent. La Fonda offers a daily guided tour of Santa Fe starting 10 am in the lobby. It is outstanding. Finally, La Fonda is truly in the middle of or an easy walk from everything. K-Traveler13
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Rik Blyth, General Manager at La Fonda on the Plaza
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear K-traveler13, To receive such positive and descriptive comments from someone who is "sparing of praise" in their former reviews, is indeed humbling! I am so pleased to read all of your kind remarks and thank you so much for sharing them. I will make a point of sharing your review with my staff! Thank you once again, Rik Blyth General Manager
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US$120 - US$311 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Fonda on the Plaza
Which popular attractions are close to La Fonda on the Plaza?
Nearby attractions include Keshi (0.2 km), The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi (0.2 km), and New Mexico History Museum (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at La Fonda on the Plaza?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at La Fonda on the Plaza?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at La Fonda on the Plaza?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at La Fonda on the Plaza?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Fonda on the Plaza?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sazón, Sassella, and El Callejon Taqueria and Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at La Fonda on the Plaza?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is La Fonda on the Plaza located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Santa Fe.
Are any cleaning services offered at La Fonda on the Plaza?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at La Fonda on the Plaza?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does La Fonda on the Plaza offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.