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La Fonda on the Plaza
Ranked #5 of 60 Hotels in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
McKinney, TX
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82 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 415 helpful votes
“Perfect location, renovated guest rooms, excellent service”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

We stayed at La Fonda July 13 - 16, 2014. We like the location, right on the plaza, and within walking distance to Canyon Road for the art galleries and restaurants, specifically The Compound and Geronimo. We stayed in suite #502, the top floor, just a few paces from the Bell Tower Bar. The suite has been newly renovated with top quality furniture and fixtures. The suite reminded us of many guest rooms and suites that we've experienced in Europe. The bathroom was small for the two of us, and difficult for my wife's hair and makeup. We will return to La Fonda, and I'll probably ask for a room with a bathroom with more counter space.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Cute and clean rooms, sanitizing wipes on remote and phone..
Nicely updated showers are a plus. Great view from the roof top bar. Great location is the catch. The restaurant attached is very good and crepes are a winner from what I hear.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ohio
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46 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Stayed on 4th floor room w/ a balcony for 5 nights on a combined business/pleasure trip with spouse. The room was excellent, except it was very tight quarters -- even for just the two of us. We had to negotiate space carefully in the main room when we were both getting ready. There is a table with a chair, but it sits at the end of the bed such that when one person is sitting, the other can not cross from one side of the room to the other. The room has only a two drawer chest in the closet (which is good size), but no other furniture w/ drawers. The bed was comfy, the balcony was a great view and gave access to fresh air. The room had easy access via stairs to Bell Tower Lounge on 5 that was awesome for sunsets. Bathroom was good size with walk in shower. Amenities included small cube fridge, K-cup coffee maker, and free bottles of water, small chocolates at night. The hotel itself is perfectly situated for walking access to the plaza, Canyon Rd., and all the associated restaurants, museums, and galleries. There is a good jogging path close by. We parked a car one night ($15) and had in/out privileges. Wireless worked great, was free. Pool was in a tight courtyard and was smallish. All staff were very good, especially front desk when we wanted to check in early. Concierge helped us a few times, very cordial and informative. Did not eat on site, but heard from others it was very good. Would go back if I had to be in SF again.

Room Tip: 4th floor facing Water St., only 404-408 (I think) have balconies.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2014

This property is the best place to stay in Santa Fe New Mexico- you are walking distance to everything-best restaurants, fabulous shopping and all the sites on the To Do list. The restaurant in the hotel is wonderful for breakfast before your tours and shopping. Delicious fresh food and reasonable prices. The Roof Top Bar is fantastic- views of all of Santa Fe while having the highest rated Margarita in all of Santa Fe. Try the guacamole with the delicious tortilla chips!
The rooms have new beds and beautiful linens. Service was excellent and the room rates were reasonable. Loved it. A must stay.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2014

My boyfriend and I went this weekend for our anniversary and we couldn't have been happier! The room was cozy and clean. Our room overlooked the pool which was very cute. We went down that night, my only complaint would be that the hot tub didn't "bubble". We couldn't have had a better location on the Plaza. We were able to walk EVERYWHERE!! When it came to the accommodations in the hotel we really only went up the the bell tower. It was beautiful up there, but it was very busy and we didn't receive the best service. If you're not a morning person just remember that there are a lot of different churches in the plaza and we were up by 8:00 am by church bells on Sunday morning. There is a great Keurig coffee bar in the room. And a delicious french pastry shop downstairs. I can't wait to go back!!!!!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Montville
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41 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

We loved our recent visit to La Fonda, mostly because of the location. We were able to walk everywhere and it was great to be so centrally located! The hotel has been recently renovated and we had a great room. It was very clean; in fact, this hotel cleans the phones and remote controls in the rooms which we knew because they were wrapped in cloths when we first got to our room. Also, our room was on street level and I was very concerned about street noise but the glass must be very thick because we didn't hear a thing when the windows were closed. The service was more than fine but I didn't feel that any staff members were going out of their way for us. I must acknowledge though that we were celebrating our anniversary and the hotel did have a bottle of champagne chilled and waiting for us in our room when we checked in which was a nice touch. Housekeeping needs to work on consistency as we never knew how many towels we would find from day to day, whether or not we would have chocolates at night, whether our soap would be replenished, etc. although they did respond quickly when we needed extra towels on the days that we didn't get enough. To end this review on a very positive note, be sure to visit the roof top bar for excellent views and a relaxing start to your evening plans.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cancun, Mexico
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25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014

This is the cutest, historic but updated hotel. The room was large and had a corner fireplace. It is summer and we did not use it, but would be nice to have in the winter, after skiing, ect. The food was great, staff was friendly, and the location is perfect. I would definately stay here again and recommend it to others to truly experience the Santa Fe ambiance.

  • Stayed June 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 Spa Hotel in Santa Fe
#2 Business 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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