La Fonda On The Plaza Hotel - Santa Fe

100 East San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, United States, 87501  show map
 4 stars
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La Fonda On The Plaza Hotel - Santa Fe

Free Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 20 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Reflex massage

Spa & wellness center

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 4-star La Fonda On The Plaza Hotel offers bright guestrooms. The hotel was opened in 1922, renovated in 2007 and is housed in a 5-storey building.

La Fonda On The Plaza Hotel is also located near Sweeney Convention Center, Loretto Chapel and San Miguel Mission. The venue is set within 1 km from Santa Fe city center.

The Harrell House of Natural Oddities and Bug Museum is 3.2 km from the hotel and Greer Garson Theater Center is about 4.5 km away.

La Fonda On The Plaza Hotel can be reached in 20 minutes by car from Santa Fe airport.

Rooms

The rooms in La Fonda On The Plaza Hotel come with cable TV with on-demand movies, TV with satellite channels, a fireplace, a safe and a wardrobe. The rooms look on to the mountain. Other comforts include coffee/tea makers and a fridge for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

The restaurant entices with dishes of regional cuisine. Refreshing drinks are offered in the coffee bar. A historic area features The Shed and French Pastry Shop & Restaurant within 50 meters of the venue.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

Guests can make use of 24-hour security, wedding services and shopping service on site.

Relax

A spa area and a Jacuzzi are offered for guests' enjoyment.

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
  • Free 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
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Vending machines
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Skiing

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Night club
  • Sun terrace
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator on request
  • Microwave on request

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow top mattress

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 15 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 

How to reach hotel

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

100 East San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, United States, 87501

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City Center
  • 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
  • Old Fort Marcy Park
    1600 ft
  • Hyde Memorial Park
    4400 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

Tradition Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or Double beds
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Tradition King Room
Bed type: King-size bed
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Tradition Queen Room
Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds
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One-Bedroom Suite
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Deluxe One-Bedroom Room
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Deluxe King Room
Bed type: King-size bed
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How to reach hotel

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

100 East San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, United States, 87501

Get directions
City Center
  • 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
  • Old Fort Marcy Park
    1600 ft
  • Hyde Memorial Park
    4400 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

La Fonda On The Plaza Location

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What's nearby

Places of interest

Convention centers

Sport related

Museums

  • Rance Hood Gallery - 400 ft
  • Barclay Fine Art - 400 ft
  • Arius Tile Don Gaspar Gallery - 400 ft
  • Azbell Charles Gallery - 400 ft
  • Arlene Siegel Gallery - 400 ft
  • Anderson Contemporary Art - 400 ft
  • Rainbow Man - 400 ft
  • Century Gallery - 400 ft
  • State Museum Admin Bldg - 400 ft
  • Institute of American Indian Arts - 400 ft
  • New Mexico Museum-Indian Arts - 400 ft
  • Palace of the Governors - 400 ft
  • Historic Artistic Patrimony - 400 ft
  • New Mexico State Monuments - 400 ft
  • Museum Shop - 400 ft
  • Museum of Fine Arts Shop - 400 ft
  • Chalk Farm Gallery - 700 ft
  • EL Nicho - 700 ft
  • Lensic Theatre - 700 ft
  • Museum of New Mexico - 700 ft
  • Southwestern Assn-Indian Arts - 700 ft
  • Andrew Smith Gallery - 700 ft
  • Santa FE Chamber Music Fstvl - 1000 ft
  • Music From Angel Fire - 1000 ft
  • Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery - 1000 ft
  • New Mexico Archaeological Stds - 1000 ft

Local attractions

  • Canyon Road - 1.1 mi
    Santa Fe, NM
  • Museum of International Folk Art - 1.7 mi
    706 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe
  • Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian - 1.7 mi
    704 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe
  • Museum of Indian Arts & Culture - 1.7 mi
    710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe
  • Museum of Spanish Colonial Art - 1.7 mi
    Museum Hill, Santa Fe

Near the hotel

  • Loretto Chapel - 500 ft
    207 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe
  • New Mexico History Museum - 500 ft
    113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe
  • Santa Fe Museum Pass - 500 ft
    NM Museum of Art, Santa Fe
  • Santa Fe Public Library - 800 ft
    145 Washington Ave., Santa Fe
  • Mountain Trails Gallery - 300 ft
    200 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe
  • Museum of Contemporary Native Arts - 400 ft
    108 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe
  • New Mexico Museum of Art - 700 ft
    107 West Palace Avenue, Santa Fe

Restaurants nearby

  • La Plazuela at La Fonda - 100 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 & Restaurant - 100 ft

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

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

  • La Cantina - 100 ft

    Address: 125 East Palace Avenue
    Phone: 5059889232

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

  • The Shed - 500 ft

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

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

  • Cafe Pasqual's - 500 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
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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 111 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
8.0
Rooms
7.4
Value
5.3
Service
7.7

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 Hotel - Santa Fe Santa Fe location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

100 East San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, United States, 87501

Get directions
City Center
  • 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
  • Old Fort Marcy Park
    1600 ft
  • Hyde Memorial Park
    4400 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