In another city, La Fonda would be a derelict, with many rooms in a sad state of repair. Ours had a bathroom door that was warped and wouldn't close, covered with many coats of poorly applied paint. The bathtub was obviously refinished by someone who had clearly not mastered the craft. The furniture was old Santa Fe kitsch, with some drawers not fitting well. Signs of deferred maintenance abound. (To be fair, there are other rooms we have stayed in that have been refurbished and are quite nice). So why would one pay a premium price to stay here? The answer is that this is a wonderful old historic hotel, part of the Fred Harvey Tradition for many years. It is right on the old Santa Fe Plaza, and reflects the Santa Fe atmosphere better than any of the newer hotels in the Plaza area. So, my advice is to overlook the shortcomings, immerse yourself in old Santa Fe and have a great time. Oh, by the way, the beds are very comfortable, there is free WiFi throughout the hotel and the room had a new flat screen HDTV!
- Also Known As:
- La Fonda On The Plaza Hotel
- La Fonda On The Plaza Hotel Santa Fe
- La Fonda Hotel Santa Fe
- La Fonda On The Plaza Santa Fe, New Mexico
- 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 Wi-Fi, fitness center, outdoor pool and hot tub, spa services. La Terraza concierge level offers 14 luxury accommodations. La Plazuela restaurant is famous for it's award-winning cuisine and 400 hand-painted windows. ... more less
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