We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

La Fonda on the Plaza

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
La Fonda on the Plaza
La Fonda on the Plaza
Panoramas (11)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

2,109 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 2,074: English reviews
Start your review of La Fonda on the Plaza
 Click to rate
Pleasant Hill, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is a perfect hotel for a quick visit to Santa Fe. Location is right on the main square. The rooms are atmospheric, large and comfortable. It has lots of good food options as well. Pity that the terrace was closed during our visit.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank kpandza
Michigan
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

I would like to start by saying how much I had been looking forward to our stay at La Fonda. I booked our reservations approximately 6 months in advance. We chose La Fonda based upon Trip Advisor reviews. Admittedly, I started getting concerned a couple of months after booking, when several other guests expressed disappointment with their stays. However, most...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Melinda P
john r, General Manager at La Fonda on the Plaza, responded to this review

Dear Melinda, Thank you for taking the time to review La Fonda. I hope you will accept our sincerest apologies for your unpleasant experience during your stay here. This truly is not the norm for La Fonda but it appears we failed you on so many different levels which we find deeply disturbing. I have escalated your comments up to...

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As a native of Santa Fe, La Fonda has been one of my haunts for my entire life. Built at the end of the century and operated by the revered Fred Harvey company La Fonda was the "inn at the end of the trail" - Santa Fe trail that is. By the mid 1960's the hotel had fallen into dis-repair...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank DPMII
john r, General Manager at La Fonda on the Plaza, responded to this review

Dear DPMII What a lovely review! Thank you so very much! We love hearing from our guests but your comments are extra special because it comes from a native Santa Fean who has seen the evolution of La Fonda through the years. We are so pleased that your 'staycation" at La Fonda fulfilled and exceeded your expectations. Everyone who works...

Salida, United States
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As always this wonderful, right in the center of everything, hotel lived up to every expectation. Since they remodeled it a few years ago the rooms are top notch with comfortable beds and all the amenities I need when visiting Santa Fe. The garage parking with in and out privileges is right at the door, cars are safe, and hotel...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Harrison R
Miami
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Helen P. is a truly magnificent Concierge. Very knowledgeable of the area and her recommendations make the most of our trip in Santa Fe. Great recoomendations for the sorroundings also. If you need what to do on your stay, ask her. Thanks Helen!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank EduardoV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

La Fonda truly rates a 5 star review ! The location was perfect for walks around the town. Plenty of restaurants within walking distance. The hotel staff was uniformly friendly, the rooms were beautifully decorated and comfortable, and to top it off they provided free bottles of water in your room every day which was a welcome sight after a...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Cynthia T
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Historic hotels are always quirky, and this one is charming. Actually touching the corner of the Plaza, it rambles over most of the block. The halls, lobbies, and even our room were packed with original local art from decades past. The architecture was the best of classic early 20th century New Mexico. Our room (we splurged) had a nice balcony...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Gregory F
Colorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The history of this hotel is fascinating and if you're able to take the tour they have I would highly recommend it. Beautiful art fills all of the unique rooms in the new beds are quite comfortable. Our bathroom was a little difficult to get in and out of the tub with the almost 12 inch marble lip surrounding it....

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank eccewbd
john r, General Manager at La Fonda on the Plaza, responded to this review

Dear eccewbd, Thank you for taking the time to review La Fonda and advise us of the service issues you had during your visit. We are so very sorry that your Keurig coffee machine kept exposing coffee. It absolutely should have been replaced immediately and we appreciate you advising us that it was not. We file work orders with every...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Fonda is situated downtown in walking distance of major museums, restaurants and stores. The atmosphere and decor is of an old hacienda filled with beautiful original art. the center patio has an excellent restaurant. Service is wonderful.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Gale M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel was great! We were 3 ladies sharing a room. It was very large. We had the breakfast package. Well worth it, the restaurant was open from 7am to 11:30. You could order anything off the menu which had a wide variety on the menu. The trout was delicious. We are at both the restaurant and the bar. Both...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Candi Y

1,248 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (771)
Viewed
Dining (52)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (167)
Viewed
Room/Suite (167)
Viewed
View from Room (44)
Viewed
Bathroom (40)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (6)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Other (293)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (398)
Viewed
Amenities (15)
Viewed
Bridal Suite (67)
Viewed
Deluxe King Room (66)
Viewed
Deluxe King Room with Fireplace (58)
Viewed
One Bedroom Suite (46)
Viewed
Pool (23)
Viewed
Dining (30)
Viewed
The Hotel (51)
Viewed
Traditional King Room (42)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (79)
Viewed
Room/Suite (14)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (16)
Viewed
Dining (9)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (6)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (32)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Santa Fe hotels
Downtown
Inn on the Alameda
Inn on the Alameda
#2 of 60 in Santa Fe
2,131 reviews
Downtown
Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi
Inn of the Five Graces
#1 of 60 in Santa Fe
568 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Downtown
Inn and Spa at Loretto
Inn and Spa at Loretto
#23 of 60 in Santa Fe
1,750 reviews
Downtown
Inn of the Governors
Inn of the Governors
#11 of 60 in Santa Fe
1,522 reviews
Old Santa Fe Inn
#7 of 60 in Santa Fe
1,514 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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 

Additional Information about La Fonda on the Plaza

Address: 100 E San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM 87501-2110
Region: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe
Price Range: €184 - €421 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — La Fonda on the Plaza 4*
Number of rooms: 180
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Orbitz, Expedia, Hotwire, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Cheap Tickets, TripOnline SA, getaroom.com and HotelQuickly so you can book your La Fonda on the Plaza reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
La Fonda On The Plaza Hotel Santa Fe
La Fonda Hotel Santa Fe
La Fonda On The Plaza Santa Fe, New Mexico
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from La Fonda on the Plaza staff and other travellers.
20 questions
Ask a question
Miami, Fl
Springfield, Missouri
over a year ago
3 months ago

See all questions (20)

Questions? Get answers from La Fonda on the Plaza staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“I do not believe there are any bad rooms, although for an upgraded experience the hotel does offer a concierge floor”
DPMII, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are excellent, but you could ask for an outside room with a view, the others just view the pool.”
harrisonr359, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Best view, 3rd floor facing the church”
mimimer3, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you need a little more space, upgrade to the one bed suite”
Pool_Afficianado, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We asked for an upper floor room near the elevator with a view--we GOT it! Rooms seem very quiet.”
Kathyindenver, 8 Apr 2017 | Read review
5 of 5