I love Santa Fe, New Mexico. Who doesn’t? After all, what’s not to love? From America’s early history and adobe architecture to contemporary endeavors celebrating art, cuisine and shopping, you would be hard pressed to find a more diverse and engaging destination. Think turquoise, silver and green chilies as well as the Santa Fe Indian Market, Spanish Market, International Folk Art Market and Santa Fe Opera.
And though Santa Fe is situated at more than 7,000 feet, its location as a high, arid plateau at the southern end of the Rockies ensures a milder climate than what you would experience farther north. Because of that, Santa Fe is a city for all seasons, with each time of year offering unique festivals and sensory experiences reflective of the Puebloan, Hispanic, Spanish and American blend of cultures that make the city so unique and different.
Since action centers on the historic Santa Fe Plaza, it makes sense to stay at the only hotel on the plaza. La Fonda on the Plaza is a Four Diamond hotel known for its history, authentic New Mexican architecture, handcrafted furniture, colorful décor and original art. It also has three New Mexican dining experiences along with a seasonal outdoor cocktail bar with killer views.
With 180 guestrooms and suites built on the historic corner of the oldest hotel corner in America, each features New Mexican craftsmanship, from hand-painted headboards and local artisan works to hand-painted tiles in some of the showers. On the modern side, complimentary amenities such as high-speed WiFi, bottled water in the rooms, Nespresso machines and luxury amenities that include plush bathrobes and nightly turndown service. Plus, it’s nice to know there is no resort fee in the price of a room.
La Fonda on the Plaza also offers complimentary art and history tours four days per week, a business center and much more. No matter the season, guestrooms at La Fonda on the Plaza offer special seasonal experiences that ooze culture, art, cuisine and festivities.
100 E. San Francisco St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
tel 505 982 5511
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