La Fonda On The Plaza - Santa Fe

100 E San Francisco St, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States, 87501  show map
 3 stars
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La Fonda On The Plaza - Santa Fe

Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 20 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Spa & wellness centre

Editorial review:

The current La Fonda, built in 1922, sits on the same site as previous inns that served the intersection of the Santa Fe Trail and the Plaza for almost 400 years. In 1925, the new building was acquired by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway and then leased to Fred Harvey who turned La Fonda into one of the famous Harvey Houses. This is a fun colorful hotel with beautiful tile work and murals. The 150 some odd sleeping rooms are comfortable, but if you are looking for luxury be sure to upgrade to a concierge room. The best views are from the rooftop bar.

Overview

The contemporary La Fonda On The Plaza Hotel provides guests with 179 non-smoking rooms as well as a car park, a souvenir shop and a news stand. Featuring historical architecture, La Fonda On The Plaza Hotel was renovated in 2007.

The hotel lies 150 meters away from Loretto Chapel and 150 meters from The Plaza. La Fonda On The Plaza Hotel is within about 10 minutes' walk of the center of Santa Fe.

Nearby points of interest include a museum, a palace and a chapel.

Santa Fe airport lies within 25 minutes' drive away from La Fonda On The Plaza Hotel.

Rooms

While staying at La Fonda On The Plaza Hotel guests can make use of a mini bar, cable TV with on-demand movies, a laptop safe, a refrigerator and a fireplace provided in the rooms. Some rooms overlook the mountain. The rooms offer a shower, a hairdryer and bathrobes supplied in the bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

Guests can try refreshing drinks in the coffee bar. Offering American, continental and Mexican meals, La Plazuela at La Fonda is situated 50 meters of the property.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

There are a business centre, a meeting room and a photocopier available on site.

Relax

Guests will enjoy using Ayurveda therapy, facials and massage at the hotel.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site at USD 20 per day.

Year renovated:   2007.  Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   179.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Ski storage
  • Lift
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Vending machines
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Skiing

Services

  • Room service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Night club
  • Sun terrace
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • Courtyard view
  • Pool view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bathtub

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

100 E San Francisco St, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States, 87501

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City Centre
  • Santa Fe
    400 ft
Airports
  • Santa Fe (SAF)
    9.8 mi
  • Los Alamos (LAM)
    22.9 mi
Restaurants
  • La Plazuela at La Fonda (cuisine: American, Continental, Mexican)
    100 ft
  • The Shed (cuisine: Mexican)
    500 ft
Parks
  • Nambe Falls
    400 ft
  • Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens
    1600 ft
Ski areas
  • Ski Santa Fe
    2.6 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    179

Rooms and availability

Premium King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

1 King - Non-Smoking - Premium

La Fonda On The Plaza photos Room
Tradition Room
Courtyard view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds, 1 Queen-size bed, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Local calls
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard Double Room with Two Double Beds - iPod docking station, in room safe, television, Low floor, hair dryer, desk, internet access - wireless (complimentary), toiletries, mirror, flat screen television, coffee/tea maker, blackout curtains, Private bath, satellite/cable TV, air conditioning, alarm clock, bathtub, ironing facilities, refrigerator, complimentary tea, seating area, complimentary bottled water, carpeting, bathrobes, interconnecting room(s) available, smoking policy - non-smoking available, internet access - wireless, linens, heating, shower, complimentary instant coffee, towels, telephone

Tradition King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

This room comfortably holds up to four guests with a king-sized bed and pull out sofa. It is 528sqft. There is wireless Internet available (surcharge apply), the DVD player and TV with cable channels are offered for your entertainment. The private kitchenette is equipped with a refrigerator, a stovetop, and a microwave. Bathroom amenities include complimentary toiletries and a hair dryer. A ceiling fan, and a separate sitting area are among the conveniences offered. This room is Non-Smoking.    

One-Bedroom Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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Room Description:

One-Bedroom Suite

Superior Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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Room Description:

Superior Queen Room With Two Queen Beds

Superior King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

Superior King Room

Deluxe Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Double beds, 2 Single beds

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Double Room (Double bed)

Deluxe King Room
Pool view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

1 King - Non-Smoking - Deluxe - Pool View

Luxury Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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La Fonda On The Plaza Location

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Museums

  • Arius Tile Don Gaspar Gallery400 ft
  • Arlene Siegel Gallery400 ft
  • Barclay Fine Art400 ft
  • Azbell Charles Gallery400 ft
  • Rance Hood Gallery400 ft
  • Rainbow Man400 ft
  • State Museum Admin Bldg400 ft
  • Palace of the Governors400 ft
  • Institute of American Indian Arts400 ft
  • Anderson Contemporary Art400 ft
  • New Mexico State Monuments400 ft
  • Century Gallery400 ft
  • Museum of Fine Arts Shop400 ft
  • New Mexico History Museum400 ft
  • New Mexico Museum-Indian Arts400 ft
  • Museum Shop400 ft
  • Historic Artistic Patrimony400 ft
  • Andrew Smith Gallery700 ft
  • Southwestern Assn-Indian Arts700 ft
  • Chalk Farm Gallery700 ft
  • EL Nicho700 ft
  • Lensic Theatre700 ft
  • Museum of New Mexico700 ft
  • New Mexico Archaeological Stds1000 ft
  • Santa FE Chamber Music Fstvl1000 ft
  • Aspen Santa FE Ballet1000 ft

Local attractions

  • Santa Fe Children\'s Museum5000 ft
    1050 Old Pecos Trl
  • Chocolate Smith5100 ft
    851A Cerrillos Rd.
  • Santa Fe Workshops 1.5 mi
    1 Mount Carmel Rd
  • New Mexico National Guard Museum5000 ft
    1050 Old Pecos Trail
  • C.G. Higgins Confections 1.0 mi
    847 Ninita St OR 130 Lincoln Avenue, Suite B

Near the hotel

  • Loretto Chapel500 ft
    207 Old Santa Fe Trail Between Alameda and Water sts.
  • Santa Fe Farmer\'s Market 200 ft
    Old Santa Fe Railroad Station
  • Museum of Contemporary Native Arts400 ft
    108 Cathedral Pl
  • Mountain Trails Gallery400 ft
    200 Old Santa Fe Trl
  • The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi500 ft
    131 Cathedral Pl
  • New Mexico History Museum 600 ft
    113 Lincoln Avenue
  • 109 East Palace400 ft
    Santa Fe, NM

Restaurants nearby

  • La Plazuela at La Fonda100 ft

    Address: 100 E San Francisco St
    Phone: (505) 982-5511

    70% likes this, based on 565 reviews
    Cuisine: American, Continental, Mexican
    Price Range: USD 21 - USD 21

  • French Pastry Shop & Restaurant100 ft

    Address: 100 E San Francisco St
    Phone: (505) 983-6697

    62% likes this, based on 312 reviews
    Cuisine: French

  • La Cantina100 ft

    Address: 125 East Palace Avenue
    Phone: 5059889232

    62% likes this, based on 55 reviews
    Cuisine: Mexican
    Price Range: USD 36 - USD 46

  • The Shed500 ft

    Address: 113 1/2 East Palace Ave
    Phone: 505-982-9030

    75% likes this, based on 1074 reviews
    Cuisine: Mexican

  • Cafe Pasqual's500 ft

    Address: 121 Don Gaspar Ave
    Phone: 505-983-9340

    79% likes this, based on 1071 reviews
    Cuisine: Southwestern
    Price Range: USD 12 - USD 46

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    179

La Fonda On The Plaza Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at La Fonda On The Plaza

Average guest rating

8.0out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 115 reviews

Rating by category:

Service
7.7
Location
8.0
Rooms
7.4
Value
5.3

Guest reviews

  • Family with children
    10.0

    The hotel is long famous for it's gracious design, old world charm and superb location right on the Plaza in historic Santa Fe. It is an " old lady" that has aged very well! There are newer and fancier places in and out of town but we were very impressed at the level of care and authenticity with which the hotel has been maintained. A lovely experience! We loved being able to show our 8 year old the feeling of the "real" Santa Fe! The service could not have been better.

    I wouldn't have minded if the bathroom had been a little more "posh"; the pool area needs some green plants to offset the "closed in" feeling and all that adobe!

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    So close to the Plaza. Great southwest ambience. Belltower patio in the evening was great for a cocktail.

    Should update bathrooms in rooms

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    Great location, very comfortable beds and beautifully decorated in Southwest style. Great hotel for mature couples.

  • Family with children
    10.0

    The hotel has a great historic ambiance and is in the heart of Santa Fe. Everyone was nice and accommodating. After upgrading from a standard room, we had a very nice room with comfortable beds and a nice living room area. It seemed like the perfect home base in Santa Fe. The restaurant was a wonderful place to start the day with breakfast. Other great restaurants and all the museums/churches were within an easy walking distance.

    I would caution others that all rooms are not created equal. Having seen a standard room, I would splurge on something above that--a deluxe room or the Terrace.

  • Group of friends
    9.6

    Everything! Close to shopping, good restaurants, just the center of everything.

    Rooms a little small

  • Group of friends
    9.6

    It's location and its friendliness

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    We have stayed at the La Fonda many times and the experience is always good. The location is what makes it so special - plus their dining room is lovely with a nice menu and charming setting. It is a good central place to use as a "home base" while exploring Santa Fe. Hard to beat.

  • Couple
    7.8

    Nancy Helman. Need I say more? She is a gem!

    I thought the rooms were a little tired, especially the bathroom, for the money.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    Historic look and feel,architecture, dining, lounge entertainment.

  • Single
    7.0

    The bed was very confortable and the fabrics of good quality. I tried the restaurant and I found both the food and the service to be above average (as are the prices). The location is really excellent, just in front of the Cathedral. Free Wi-Fi works fine.

    Breakfast was not included and parking is USD 12.00 per day. Other 3 stars hotels close by offer free parking. I turned to the concierge for a car rental and she was not very useful. In general I found the staff friendly but not well informed/willing to help. There were no towels in the room at the time of my arrival and I had to change the key because it failed in opening the door after one day stay.

  • Family with children
    7.0

    It was a great location. The restaurant exceeded our expectations.

    It did not have that clean freshness and needs to be renovated. The carpets looked pretty worn and not that clean. The bathroom was not cleaned very well and really needs updating. If they want to attract younger people they need to keep the shops open later and have a better drink menu in the bar.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    It was so easy to walk everywhere we wanted to go from the hotel.

    Parking was convenient but fees should be covered with the purchase of the room.

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    Atmosphere, friendly staff, delicious food

    The business center was a little inconvenient but I needed the excercise!

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    Restaurant was nice/service friendly/

    Bed was not comfortable/noisy on Water Street at night and day/church bells constantly and early.

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    charm/ ambiance/ southwest feeling/ history

    small room

How to reach hotel

hotel La Fonda On The Plaza - Santa Fe Santa Fe location
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Hotel Address:

100 E San Francisco St, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States, 87501

Get directions
City Centre
  • Santa Fe
    400 ft
Airports
  • Santa Fe (SAF)
    9.8 mi
  • Los Alamos (LAM)
    22.9 mi
Restaurants
  • La Plazuela at La Fonda (cuisine: American, Continental, Mexican)
    100 ft
  • The Shed (cuisine: Mexican)
    500 ft
Parks
  • Nambe Falls
    400 ft
  • Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens
    1600 ft
Ski areas
  • Ski Santa Fe
    2.6 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    179