La Plazuela Restaurant offers authentic Santa Fe cuisine
#4 - Top Hotels in Southwest & West - Condé Nast Traveler
Hotel view from the Santa Fe Plaza
2016 Best Historic Hotel in its Class
#4 - Top Hotels in Southwest & West - Condé Nast Traveler
La Fonda hotel is located on the Santa Fe plaza
2016 Best Historic Hotel in its Class
#4 - Top Hotels in Southwest & West - Condé Nast Traveler
2016 Best Historic Hotel in its Class
#4 - Top Hotels in Southwest & West - Condé Nast Traveler
Gold List, 2015: Hotels with Great Art Collections; Condé Nast Traveler, 2015
2016 Best Historic Hotel in its Class
La Fonda's Bell Tower
2016 Best Historic Hotel in its Class
Enjoy city views from the Bell Tower
2016 Best Historic Hotel in its Class
#4 - Top Hotels in Southwest & West - Conde Nast Traveler
Heated Pool Year-Round
2016 Best Historic Hotel in its Class
Destination Weddings
Detours at La Fonda gift shop
Detours, La Fonda Gift Shop
2016 Best Historic Hotel in its Class
Specials & Packages
Upcoming Events

The Only Santa Fe Hotel on the Plaza

Charming Historic Details

Step into the past and experience the splendor of the American Southwest at La Fonda on the PlazaTM, the only Santa Fe hotel situated on the historic Santa Fe Plaza. Start your vacation in Santa Fe and experience the allure of old world charm at one of the best Santa Fe hotels, where tasteful, modern conveniences blend with the warmth of authentic New Mexican style. 

Vibrant decor and authentic New Mexican architecture intermingle with indulgent amenities including Wi-Fi, concierge services, free water, a complimentary business center and more. Each of our 180 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites present an opportunity to experience the elegance of our property, boasting original artwork and hand-crafted furniture. 

An authentic example of one of Santa Fe's 4-Diamond hotels, La Fonda on the Plaza offers three classic New Mexican dining experiences including a one-of-a-kind outdoor cocktail bar. Breathtaking event venues showcase views of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, creating an idyllic location for Santa Fe weddings and events while stately meeting rooms and a complimentary business center make La Fonda the ideal solution for business meetings and corporate travel. Our central location on the Santa Fe Plaza provides guests with unsurpassed access to original local artwork, entertainment and attractions. And as the Travel + Leisure's Readers' Choice Destination of the Year 2017, Santa Fe's distinction as an unforgettable destination has never been clearer. 

Splurge and enjoy!
"We loved our La Fonda experience! First we're history nuts, so loved all the history of being a Fred Harvey hotel with Mary Coulter's decorative touches. And the artwork is fantastic! We walked all over the hotel and enjoyed every little touch and piece of artwork that was displayed - wonderful! We booked a B&B package which gave us a king sized room suite complete with a kiva that the hotel staff came and lit for us - along with bringing us hot chocolate! What a fabulous way to enjoy a January evening in front of a pinon scented fire! Just fabulous! We ate dinner that night in the hotel restaurant and also breakfast the next morning. Both experiences were truly fine and added to our overall enjoyment of our stay. Splurge and stay here when in Santa Fe - you'll never regret it! Make some memories! " Great Plains, 

Stayed January 2017, traveled as a couple

More Reviews

Perfect winter getaway

"Had a wonderful stay at La Fonda over MLK weekend. The snowy setting was beautiful and I wish we'd had more than our one night stay, But we made the most of it by enjoying the wonderful restaurant cuisine, watching NFL playoffs in the lounge and drinking hot chocolate by our fireplace - could easily have had a wonderful vacation for several days without even needing to leave the property. The staff was beyond gracious and a special thank you to Anita at reception for being so welcoming and helping make my husband's birthday so memorable. We look forward to many future stays."

Stayed January 2017, traveled as a couple

“Authentic true Santa Fe , a must visit”
There's just some Santa Fe requirements 1 eat lunch in the bar area fabulous 2 eat breakfast in La Plazuela it doesn't get better 3 shop the lobby and Things Finer 4 visit the Bell Tower at Sunset 5 enjoy the beautiful accommodations our Suite had such detailed true architecture and comforts this is the greatest place to stay Houston, TX
Stayed January 2017, traveled on business
Beautifully Illuminated Wonderland of a Hotel

La Fonda is a lovely place to stay, dine and shop. Their staff members are friendly and professional. The rooms are cozy, comfortable and very attractive. In fact, you feel cherished and who doesn't want to feel cherished? The hotel is very central and has a shuttle service to the Opera House. I recently heard that when white peaches are in season, they serve Bellinis on a sunset viewing veranda. Food in the restaurant is excellent and you can take tea by a merry wood fire off the lobby. Go and feel cherished. You deserve it.  Stayed January 2017, traveled as a couple

Santa Fe vibe in a great location

This is an excellent choice for a hotel in Santa Fe. As far as we were concerned we received 5 star treatment without 5 star prices. The hotel staff are all extremely friendly (mind you most everyone in New Mexico seems friendly). The location is great, with many sites, shopping, etc within walking or a very short drive. The hotel has the convenience of a parking garage as well. The restaurant is very good (we ate dinner there twice. Would definitely stay here again on our next trip to Santa Fe.

Stayed February 2017, traveled as a couple

More Reviews

Exceptional hotel experience!
"I had the pleasure of staying in this lovely hotel over the weekend; I cannot say enough positive things about my experience! First, this hotel is so professionally run. The staff is so very friendly and welcoming. When I called the hotel to inquire about their pet policy, the concierge was so kind and informative. Did not even realize that well behaved pets were welcome at this beautiful property. It is a warm and welcoming environment with beautiful fireplaces burning throughout the property. There are staff thoughtfully placed and always available to assist the guest, whether it be in the parking garage area or the information desk. The rooms are very well appointed and well-kept. Very professional and efficient housekeeping staff! Thank you for making our stay so very lovely! Look forward to visiting again in the summer." New Orleans, LA  
Stayed January 2017, traveled with friends
Love the Remodel and the Food

La Fonda recently updated many things in their hotel, and did a fantastic job. It's difficult with a place so rich in history to bring it into modern times, while still maintaining such a loved culture. I honestly think what they've done has only improved the hotel tremendously. The new bar is beautiful. Not as dark and dungeon-like as it was before. The new U-shaped bar is one of my favorite additions, a real blast from the past from the original lounge which also featured a U-shaped bar. The new seating is one of the few "trendy" things they've added. If you're a local to Santa Fe, you'd know there's not much nightlife for the 20-30 somethings- I feel like those changes make it much more inviting to a younger crowd. Very smart, as it opens the bar up to a larger audience. You can see how the remodel has affected the employees as well. Everyone is all smiles, even more friendly than they were before. And the food is STILL delicious, which isn't surprising (c'mon, what do you expect from La Fonda?) Those in charge at La Fonda have truly done a fine job, and should be even more proud that they've kept- and even improved upon- the charm that has kept people coming back for years. BRAVO.

More Reviews

Best Location in Santa Fe

Step into the Old West from the best location in Santa Fe. Totally renovated to its 1920 origins, the lobby, La Plazuela Restaurant and the rooms were great. We were there for a special birthday for my wife and were pleasantly surprised to find a bottle of wine, a box of chocolates and homemade anise cookies in our room, compliments of the hotel. We thoroughly enjoyed the birthday dinner in the atrium-lit restaurant with original chandeliers, classic fabric on the heavy wooden chairs and benches and beautiful painted windows. Santa Fe itself is a charming destination and La Fonda is the best place from which to enjoy it.

April 2016, traveled as a couple

More Reviews

Absolutely Perfect

"Amazing hotel, steeped in history and Santa Fe style and charm. We had a suite on the top floor, overlooking the Loretto Chapel. The room was spacious, with a fireplace and a small terrace, and was very comfortable. One of the hotels restaurants, La Plazuela, is gorgeous, and although indoors, has an outdoor garden feel with trees and twinkle lights. Breathtaking! Nice rooftop bar for watching the sunset, but get there early to get a seat, because it's popular and not a big space. They have a pool and the location is ideal, directly on the Plaza and within walking distance to just about everything. Reasonably priced for all you get plus the prime location. It's not often that a hotel exceeds your expectations, but we were so glad we picked La Fonda! August 2015

More Reviews

One of the coolest hotels

"This place oozes old southwest character and since their major renovation a few years back it is a top notch place to stay. The architecture and artifacts are awesome. The restaurants and attached shops like the bakery are really convenient and delicious. The plaza is an awesome location too. It is an annual for us now"

More Reviews

5 Stars All Around

"I just recently stayed at the La Fonda for my wedding. 1) I visited most of the "top rated" hotels in Santa Fe and La Fonda was the winner all because of Samie Doerfler. Not only was the La Terraza breath taking, Samie was the one who sold me. She made sure that my reception was everything I could have imagined. She was very helpful on recommending different vendors to use. On the day of the wedding, she made sure that I didn't have a worry in the world! (what else could I have asked for?!) 2) The food at the La Fonda is some of the best in Santa Fe. My husband and guests all agree that the breakfast at the La Plazuela is by far the best breakfast in town. As far as the reception dinner went, the steak was melt in the your mouth and the drinks were awesome! 3) If you're considering a reception or wedding in Santa Fe, go with the La Fonda and Samie Doerfler!"  Jenna & Cody, Dallas, TX

More Reviews

Spectacular Renovations

La Fonda’s guest room renovation is spectacular. Our fireplace was a very pleasant surprise – very romantic. The TV, beds and bedding are beautiful! We had a great experience.

Egg Harbor, WI 

More Reviews

Love this Hotel

This is our favorite hotel in the southwest. So love the lobby and shops. We ended up upgrading our room as our first one was very small. We upgraded to a one bedroom with fireplace and it was heavenly!!! All restaurants are fabulous also!!!

Dallas, Texas

More Reviews

Spacious, Comfortable and Pristine

We recently visited Santa Fe and stayed at La Fonda for two nights. We liked it so much that the following week we returned and rather than stay at the ABQ airport the night before our flight, we chose La Fonda. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and pristine. The furniture is Southwest and beautifully done. We had a deluxe king and also a suite on the concierge level. The balconies were an extra added touch. The food was excellent as was the service. Wanona at the front desk was a delight to work with. We will definitely return to Santa Fe and La Fonda on the Plaza

More Reviews

Great Food, Bar and Wonderful Staff

If you want a great bar - this is it. If you want a great roof-top bar - its even better. If you want old Santa Fe history in a lobby you are in luck. And if you want great rooms look no further. This hotel is at the center of it all - great food, great bars, wonderful staff and so fun. Sit in the lobby and visit with people from all over the world - buy Indian jewelry from the little ladies in the bar - visit some of the outstanding boutiques - it's all grand.
Houston, Texas

More Reviews

Best Quesadillas Anywhere

Best quesadillas anywhere and can't beat the view from the rooftop with covered seating and comfortable lounge chairs for groups. They even offer selfie sticks. Fabulous mango iced tea. Try the green chili chicken quesadilla with pineapple salsa. Yum!

Bonney Lake, Washington

More Reviews

Located in the Center of Santa Fe

This is a landmark charged with history, ideally located in the center of Santa Fe. 
It immediately makes you feel comfortable. Our room was not big, but very cosy and functional, with a nice bathroom. Although it was close to the lobby, and opened on the street on the first floor, the room was quiet. Very kind and helpful staff.
Mexico City, Mexico

More Reviews

Sojern Image Pixel