$159 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 1, 2014 Check-out: Sep 2, 2014

La Fonda Hotel

4 stars
100 E. San Francisco, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
83 reviews
La Fonda

Staff: Extremely friendly, courteous and helpful. I would recommend La Fonda to anyone visiting... See full review

  • The other Joyce
  • Aug 16, 2014
Great hotel, amazing food - highly recommend

We stayed here for 3 days, and the only disappointment was the ocassaional rain that kept us out of... See full review

  • TwoBrooklynites
  • Jul 19, 2014
Stay at the vibrant landmark hotel on historic Santa Fe plaza

La Fonda Hotel is a Santa Fe classic. This downtown hotel has firmly held its place in the heart of the city for nearly a century. Treat companions to a New Mexico experience steeped in authentic southwestern atmosphere. Guest rooms are custom decorated in traditional pueblo revival style. Don't miss sunset on the rooftop bar, the highest in the city.

Highlights
  • One of the oldest hotel locations in America
  • 100 percent non-smoking
  • Pets OK (fees apply)
  • Restaurant and two bars
  • Heated swimming pool and full-service spa
Rooms

La Fonda Hotel offers varied room types to suit the many guests that come through its storied doors. Tile murals, original artwork, hand-painted furniture and kiva fireplaces offer authentic touches throughout all 170 rooms and suites. Standard amenities include Egyptian cotton linens, pillow-top Serta Dynasty beds, free Wi-Fi, terry robes, and coffee-makers. Refrigerators and balcony rooms are available.

Features

The La Fonda Hotel was established in 1922 and was a lodging site for traders long before that. Many visitors to Santa Fe pay a visit just to soak in the lore. Guests have access to an exclusive year-round heated swimming pool, hot tub and fitness center. Classic aromatherapy massage treatments are available at the modern full-service spa. Additional guest amenities include concierge services, babysitting and laundry services. Covered parking is on-site (fees apply).

Dining

La Fonda dining ranges from casual to elegant starting with a popular pastry shop and lunch buffet. Catch sunset over the adobe rooftops with 100 percent agave tequila margaritas from the seasonal open-air rooftop bar. The airy La Plazuela patio restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Arrive hungry for fresh guacamole and Filet y Enchiladas. Room service is available. 

Transportation
  • New Mexico Rail Runner Express Santa Fe depot (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Santa Fe Municipal Airport (10.5 mi/16.8 km)
  • Albuquerque International Sunport airport (67 mi/107 km)
Attractions
  • Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark/Downtown (Adjacent)
  • Santa Fe Ski Area (15 mi/25 km)
  • Albuquerque, NM (63.8 mi/103 km)
  • Taos, NM (70 mi/113 km)
Business
  • Complimentary 24-hour business center
  • Over 14,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting spaces and private suites added in modern renovations
  • Event planning staff
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
Policies and fees
Room renovation is nearly completed.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

35.687 -105.9381
Area served
Historic Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Albuquerque and Taos.
Nearby airports
ABQ International
Area description
Shopping, Pueblo's, Dining, Historic Plaza and skiing

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La Fonda Hotel Rooms

Deluxe Room
Completely Renovated Fall of 2013. Larger with king bed, sitting room sofa bed, free high-speed wireless coffee maker.
Traditional Double/Double
Completely Renovated Fall of 2013. Guest room with two double beds, SW style, free high-speed wireless, robes and coffee maker.
Traditional King
Completely Renovated Fall of 2013. Traditional guest room with one king size bed, SW style, free high speed wireless, robes, coffee maker.
One Bedroom Suite
Completely Renovated Fall of 2013. Suite with king bed, separate living room sofa bed, free high-speed wireless coffee maker.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Pool
General
Concierge
Pet friendly
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Dining

Bell Tower Bar
The 5th floor Bell Tower Bar is open from late spring through early fall for cocktails and great sunset views.
La Plazuela
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. La Plazuela, a beautiful enclosed courtyard restaurant featuring an award-winning culinary team and interesting, contemporary Nuevo Latino cuisine as well as New Mexican favorites.
La Fiesta Lounge
La Fiesta Lounge, adjacent to La Plazuela, offers a New Mexican lunch buffet daily as well as snacks and live entertainment nightly.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
La Fonda offer eight meeting rooms with over more that 14,000 square feet of meeting space. La Fonda's experienced sales and conference services staff help select the setting, style, floor plan and atmosphere to suit your needs. We work hard to provide the service that is essential to the success of every event.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (83)

Ratings and reviews for La Fonda Hotel

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
8 out of 83
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
3.6
Room comfort:
3.4
Location:
4.8
Value:
2.9

62% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
wildcatgreenback
kansas
Jan 6, 2013

great place

great location on the square, classic old hotel, lots of class

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Shed

Review of La Fonda Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mel99
Jackson, MI
Jun 18, 2012

Lovely room with beautiful furnishings

Two great things about this room: 1. Location, location, location. Park your car and enjoy all that Santa Fe has to offer with minimal walking. Bonus: bell tower bar with a great view. 2. Beautiful hand painted furnishings. Would definitely recommend

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of La Fonda Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Loves Santa Fe
Cincinnati, OH
Mar 31, 2012

Location fabulous but...

Front desk staff needs some training in customer service and knowledge about the hotel. Pictures on website are extremely misleading as to size of units. We paid extra for a "suite" that was really the same size as a rather smallish hotel room anywhere else. I would rate this hotel as 3 star rather than 4 star. The 4 star rating would be for the location. Onsite less expensive restaurant is not that great, service below standard. And more expensive than other better restaurants in Santa Fe.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Review of La Fonda Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
sandf
Chandler, AZ, USA
Mar 15, 2012

Friends getaway

This hotel is located by the plaza. Everything that you would want to see is right there or a short walk to get there. Food was good. This hotel is very popular, so very busy and they have entertainment on some nights. Our friends room was close to the band so it did get loud. Over all a great place to stay, just make sure to confirm your room with the hotel directly after you have booked it .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

The native american indians have they jewelry for sale right in front of the Palace of the governors. You can get some great buys.

Review of La Fonda Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Geena
Abq, NM
Nov 15, 2011

Girlie Get Away

Overall we had a great time! The rooms are kinda small and the beds are only doubles, so it wasn't as comfy in that sense, BUT it was only for a night. The hotel itself is a GREAT location, in the heart of the plaza, a great restaurant (food was a little cold from kitchen) but we returned it and it came back just right, the food was very tasty :0) I already paid online, but they DO charge a per-authorization fee that seems to be taking a while to clear, (it's been 3 days) I wish I had known about that upfront....in either case, I would return...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Great food within the plaza, a short walk

Review of La Fonda Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Nick2
Dallas, TX, USA
Oct 12, 2011

Like staying at a cheap, old Rest Home.

One of the worst rooms I ever stayed in. Furniture was old and cheap, bathrooms out-dated and the room smelled bad, like they were trying to cover up a noxious odor with an overpowering fruity scent. The bathroom door would not close. And the room was rather small for the price. This could be a really nice hotel. The location on the plaza is great, and it does have a certain charm, but it needs a total update. Spend your money elsewhere until they spend some of theirs and redo this place.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Review of La Fonda Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
el paso tx
Sep 14, 2009

Really Bad

small rooms, small bathrooms, small gym. Restaurant never opened.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Review of La Fonda Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Cortaro, Arizona
Jul 31, 2009

Ideal combination - service and location

Wide array of amenities and super location within easy walking distance of most everything in downtown Santa Fe.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Get map fropm hotel and plan walks, but don't be afraid to wander off to explore.

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