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La Fonda on the Plaza
Ranked #5 of 60 Hotels in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
Roswell, New Mexico
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88 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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“Always excellent”
Reviewed 2 May 2014

I visit Santa Fe frequently and stay at the La Fonda. The hotel had a rich history and excellent management. The staff are friendly and efficient and the location is perfect if you want to be near the plaza.

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Reviewed 30 April 2014

This room is under the "bell tower" which is a bar, with people shuffling and moving chairs and tables around on a tile floor. EXTREMELY loud, our dogs thought it was thunder and were fearful. They offered to move us, but I had spent 20 minutes unpacking. If it continues for much longer, I will have to change rooms. VERY ANNOYING and not very well thought out.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Bloomington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2014

A great place to unwind with a night cap before enjoying a goodnight chocolate or a great place to get a little exercise on the dance floor at the La Fiesta Lounge before bed. Enjoy a spectacular view of Santa Fe from the View on the roof while sipping a Margarita or a glass of wine with a tapa or two. Very friendly staff from reception to wait staff to concierge, newly refurbished beautiful rooms which still retain the original flavor of La Fonda. What's not to enjoy? La Fonda is the perfect location for galleries, shopping, cooking class and all within walking distance. We parked the car and didn't get back into it until the day we left. Our stay at La Fonda was perfect!

Room Tip: All the rooms are wonderful. Just remember when you close the shower curtain be sure the loop goes...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2014

We arrived earlier than expected (midday) and our allotted room was not ready. No problem. We were immediately upgraded to a concierge room with a vast private balcony. Nothing was too much trouble for the experienced staff. The room was a delight. It came with breakfast included, which we took in their colourful restaurant. That was the only small disappointment. I would rather have ordered from the menu and paid for it as the offering wasn't up to the hotel's otherwise exemplary standards. Overall tho -- highly recommended.

Room Tip: See if you can swing an upgrade!!!
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2014

Recently stayed at La Fonda for 2 weeks. The hotel is lovely, comfortable and well located. The service at La Fonda was incredible. From check in at the front desk, through many meals in the hotel, room service, concierge, bell staff and check out...without exception the service was second to none. In particular Daniel Martinez was always available to help, always pleasant, always smiling...though in fairness I could not find one employee of this property who did not demonstrate a similar level of exceptional service. The French Patisserie off of the Lobby was terrific...service was great and the French pastries and coffee a daily must! I had many meals at both the Restaurant and Bar during my stay and the food was always excellent and service impeccible. The Margaritas are the best! I would highly recommend La Fonda and certainly plan to return.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2014

Staying at La Fonda allows one to really experience the rich history of this amazing old city called Santa Fe. You can't go wrong with getting a room here as the place is eye candy for all things New Mexico from the fantastic artwork to the authentic building itself. While the place has been remodeled it still has much charm with modern efficiencies.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2014

On a spring break road trip with my two sons, we had been staying in chain hotels, which is a pretty homogenous experience, so the switch to a unique but still very comfortable setup was a welcome one.

The very nice people upgraded us to a suite, which I gather they do regularly when they have a suite open. It was a lovely room, every comfortable bed and luxurious (if cavernous) bathroom. Upon our request, two people from housekeeping came to make up the hide-a-bed for my youngest son - they were there inside five minutes and it took them barely two minutes to complete. Our interactions with the staff could not have been better.

La Fonda offers walking tours of downtown Santa Fe in the mornings. Though we did not have the time to do it, we ran into one of the guides out on the plaza the night before, and he selflessly offered us some fascinating history of the monument and the buildings around. The history of Santa Fe is eye-opening and I would highly recommend this tour that I admittedly did not take.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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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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