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Review of La Fonda on the Plaza

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La Fonda on the Plaza
Ranked #6 of 60 Hotels in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
Easton, Maryland
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143 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Excellent hotel, great location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013

You are right in the middle of Santa Fe and within walking distance of good restaurants, shops, and O'Keeffe Museum. The service was excellent over all-except the front desk when we first arrived. Not a smile, greeting, just going through the motions. A little off putting after a long drive. Beautifully decorated hotel, clean, room had fireplace, sitting area, nice porch but not much of a view. Our room was cozy and extremely comfortable. There's a small bar downstairs that make superb margaritas. There is also a restaurant which offers meals but the food was not remarkable. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Cortez, Colorado
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37 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2013

The hotel is beautiful and perfect for our week long girl getaway.
However, the lounge offers a daily buffet and we decided to try it. We got there and the buffet server looked angry. I tried to make conversation with him and he mumbled something an turned away. The food was cold, even the soup, and really felt rushed. I never complain, but this was unacceptable and the server was not very nice at all.
But as I said, the hotel is wonderful and a great experience especially if you love history and Harvey Houses , make this a stop.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Kristen P
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Littleton, Colorado
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2013

We have stayed at La Fonda twice since they remodeled all the guest rooms. The first visit was for the Indian Market in early September. Our room was nice, but probably shouldn't have been rented since it was not quite ready to occupy. The light switches did not work, so no overhead lighting. You had to walk in to a lamp before you had light. Bathroom style was good, but the showerhead had such little movement that you had to back up to it, and the shower control then was pressed against your behind. Chairs in the room were not very comfortable, but were unique in that they were leather sling chairs. Worst of all, the internet provided did not work for most of the time we were there. A tech person came to our room, and immediately blamed our Apple computer and IPad as the culprit, stating that the antennas in those devices were not very good. A critique I could have done without. Also, the TV was so far away from the bed, that the remote wouldn't operate without getting up and walking toward the TV. The bed was great, as well as the balcony overlooking San Francisco street, and a great view of the Basilica. Great food at La Plazuela, convenient parking. Overall a good experience.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank KentonLCampbell
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Gatesville, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2013

After driving 11 hours from Texas in bad weather we were so glad to arrive at this lovely hotel. It is beautiful and Gabrielle and staff at the front desk were so nice and helpful! They went out of their way to make sure our stay was a memorable one!!! The room is awesome.... super comfortable bed and pillows and a fireplace as well. The hotel is located in the middle of everything, so after a day of walking and shopping in freezing weather the fireplace is extra nice! The food and drinks are awesome too. We will definitely be back! Thanks La Fonda for a great stay!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank LanaiLittle
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Austin, Texas
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33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

There isn't a better meeting place in Santa Fe! This lobby is a blast. Get yourself a bottle of wine and have a seat in one of the great old chairs in the lobby to watch the parade. Rooms are very nice...roomy and comfortable. No bathtub in ours but a nicely remodeled shower. 2nd time to stay there and can't imagine staying anywhere else.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank GinaDoo
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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013

I was married in June of this year, but we didn't get to take a honeymoon until Thanksgiving week. We booked the week at the La Fonda in Sante Fe due to its proximity to the plaza and the rest of the historic section of town. It was wonderful. They upgraded us to a deluxe king and I guess the feature that made it a deluxe was a separate sitting area off the main room. The room was wonderful and gave us some space during the week-long stay. The remodel was done very nicely and the rooms were steeped in the favor of Santa Fe, without being overdone. Overall, it was a wonderful stay. There were only two areas of improvement on the hotel. 1) the spa closed at 4:00pm and 2) the room only had a shower. But we found a spa an 1 1/2 hours away that took care of our soaking in hot water needs.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank David G
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Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2013

Wonderful hotel with a storied history, located just steps away from the history town square and from the central tourist spots and shopping. Staff were very good and attentive. In house restaurant was excellent - better than some of the more highly touted nearby restaurants. Would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank WElmore
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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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Region: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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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