As Santa Fe's oldest, best known hotel, La Fonda on the Plaza (100 East San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501) has set the standard for warm and elegant accommodations since the early 1900s. Located in the historic heart of the city across from the 1887 St. Francis Cathedral Basilica, La Fonda long been the destination for discriminating travelers, earning a reputation as the crossroads of the world. The legendary Santa Fe Trail ends at La Fonda, signaling to travelers that, wherever their journey began, they've finally arrived.
Special ICSA Conference Rate: $119/night plus tax. Attendees may take the special rate 3 days before and after the conference. Room rate is subject to prevailing taxes, currently 15.3125%; 7% Lodger’s Tax and 8.3125% Gross Receipts Tax. Cut-off date for making reservations: Monday, October 9, 2017.
History and Amenities of La Fonda
Santa Fe is a captivating destination, honored by UNESCO as one of only 19 Creative Cities in the world. No matter what the season, there is always something delightful and intriguing about this 400-year old city. La Fonda on the Plaza is the oldest hotel in the oldest capital city in the United States. La Fonda opened its doors in 1922 and operated as a Fred Harvey Hotel for over 40 years. In 1968 Santa Fe businessman Sam Ballen purchased La Fonda. Under their leadership, major renovations and improvements restored La Fonda to its status as a first-class hotel with a unique history and character.
A new beginning…With a new beginning we are fortunate La Fonda’s new ownership, siblings Jennifer Lea Kimball and Phil Wise, continue with the same family tradition that has made La Fonda such a success over its 93-year history. La Fonda’s well-earned reputation as one of the most distinguished hotels in the country will continue to be the cornerstone of its success.
Location…La Fonda is the only hotel in Santa Fe that is located on the historic Plaza, which is the focal point of the city’s activities and attractions. These include some of the best restaurants in town, great shopping and Santa Fe’s premier museums and galleries. Clients often tell us we have a “built-in spouse program” because there is so much to do right outside our door.
Dining and Entertainment within the Hotel…La Plazuela Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. For the seventh year in a row, we have received the Wine Spectator Award! Our La Fiesta Lounge serves our well-known New Mexico lunch buffet and other great food and drinks throughout the evening as well as offers nightly entertainment. In-room dining is available daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There is also the French Pastry Shop just off La Fonda’s lobby, which offers delicious breakfast and lunch selections! Our outdoor Bell Tower at La Fonda (open seasonally) serves light fare and full bar including our signature Bell Ringer Margarita from the afternoon until sunset (best views in town).
Our sleeping rooms and function space have ambiance and charm. La Fonda’s 180 newly renovated sleeping rooms and suites feature craftsmanship and artwork that reveals and honors our rich and storied past.
In addition, we are pleased to announce that La Fonda has received its confirmation as a four diamond property for the third year in a row, which also speaks to the hotel’s long-standing tradition and stature as the only hotel on the historic Santa Fe Plaza. Santa Fe is among the most prominent leisure destinations in the nation, as a capital city of New Mexico, La Fonda is in good company.
Our 20,112 square feet of meeting and banquet space features unique artwork, kiva fireplaces, hand-carved beams, and dramatic chandeliers. La Fonda’s catering menus are imaginative, our food is delicious, and our banquet staff is impeccably trained to create flawless and memorable meetings and events.
E-Center…Our guests have complimentary access to computers and printers on a 24-hour basis
Our guests can enjoy our Fitness/Relaxation area featuring outdoor heated pool open year-round, a two-tier hot tub, a workout room with the latest equipment, a luxurious treatment room, and dressing rooms with steam room in each.
Rental Car Agency…For guests looking to venture outside of the downtown area, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is conveniently located right on property
History & Art Tour de La Fonda…Join us for a complimentary informative tour guided by one of our knowledgeable docents. The tour allows guests an opportunity to better understand the role that our hotel plays in honoring the rich traditions of New Mexico and Santa Fe by providing an overview of our striking architecture, our world-class art collection and museum-quality, hand-crafted works throughout the hotel. You will get to know some of the artists one-on-one as though they are walking with us throughout the tour.
Tours are offered three times a week (Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday) at 10:30am. For your group, please allow us to work around your schedule by offering complimentary customized private tours for your attendees.
In November of 2015, our hotel was awarded by the New Mexico Hospitality Association as the Best Outstanding Attraction for New Mexico.