According to the historical record, there has been a fonda, or inn, at this location—on the southeast corner of the plaza—almost since Santa Fe was founded in 1607. This incarnation was built in 1922 by famed Santa Fe architect John Gaw Meem. It served as a railway hotel and a Harvey House over the years, lending more weight to its claim of being the oldest and best-known hotel in Santa Fe, and the only hotel on Santa Fe Plaza. This is definitely an iconic place, once the end of the Santa Fe Trail and now a high-end hotel that still oozes history, from the cafe in its time warp–tiled lobby to its Pueblo Revival tower. The property is filled with art and antiques—and often ogling visitors, at least in the lobby—and boasts an unusually high level of personal service. All the rooms are luxurious, with everything you would expect in a top tier hotel. There is a wide variety of room types (thus the wide range of nightly rates) but all have plush seating, original artwork, and delightfully-hand painted headboards. The hotel’s famous Bell Tower Bar, on La Fonda's roof atop the fifth floor, is the best place in town to enjoy a sunset cocktail (open spring through fall).
Santa Fe› Hotel
100 E. San Francisco St.
Our Rating Neighborhood Downtown Phone 800/523-5002 or 505/982-5511 Prices Doubles $135–$594, suites from $309 Units 180 units Amenities Restaurant; 2 lounges; babysitting; car rentals; concierge; exercise room; hot tub; outdoor heated pool; room service; free art and history tours; sauna; spa, business center; free Wi-Fi. Children 12 and under stay free in parent’s room. Pets Pets accepted (under 45 pounds, $50 per night) Parking Self-parking $20 per day, valet parking $30 per day; maximum vehicle height 6'6" Web site La Fonda
Map100 E. San Francisco St. Santa Fe
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