La Fonda on the Plaza

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 12 publications
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Top 4% in Santa Fe About the TripExpert Score

12 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

Yes, it's big and bustling but this classic pueblo-style landmark (it opened in 1922) is a perfect place to rest your weary head Full review →

For the full Santa Fe experience, request a room with a cozy fireplace or balcony.

DK Eyewitness

Artworks are everywhere: the guest-room headboards, the blanket boxes, and even the light switches have been painted by the hotel's resident artist.


Fodor's Tick Choice

Some suites have fireplaces; the rooftop suites are the most luxurious and include Continental breakfast and private concierge services. Full review →


Forbes Travel Guide

Santa Fe’s La Fonda on the Plaza is perfectly located for strolling the City Different’s charming shop-surrounded square, and the hotel itself is a historic landmark Full review →


Frommer's 33

Whether you stay in this hotel or not, it's worth strolling through just to get a sense of how Santa Fe once was -- and in some ways still is. Full review →


Gayot 48

Dates to 1922 but looks even older, with its stately Pueblo Revival architecture and snazzy tiled lobby decked with fine antiques and art... Rooms continue the theme with handcrafted wooden furniture. Full review →



Newly renovated New Mexico–style digs with a bell tower bar, an award-winning restaurant and 92 years of history. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

Staff artist Ernest Martinez has been painting thousands of windows and other fixtures since 1954, giving La Fonda its unique folk-art character. Full review →


Oyster 4.0

Amenities include a year-round outdoor pool, full-service spa, boutique shops, and fine-dining restaurant... all of the top local attractions are within walking distance. Full review →


Rough Guide Tick Star

Built in 1920 to replace the century-old original, it features hand-painted murals and stained glass throughout, and plenty of nooks and crannies where you sit and soak up the atmosphere.


Star Service Tick 4

Occupying an entire block facing the plaza, this is the oldest and most famous hotel in Santa Fe, a rambling Southwest icon that will suit all but the most finicky traveler Full review →

Units are sold run-of-the-house, so request one facing the plaza or one on an upper floor, which are the only ones with views.

Travel + Leisure

The rooftop Bell Tower Bar is the place for sunset cocktails with a view of the Jemez Mountains. Full review →

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La Fonda on the Plaza

4 Star Hotel lafondasantafe.com

100 E San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM 87501

  • Fitness Center
  • Multilingual
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Spa
  • Conferences
  • Air Conditioning
  • Accessible

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