Major renovation at La Fonda - January 1, 2018

Historic Hotels Award of Excellence, Best Historic Hotel 2016


For 95 years, La Fonda on the Plaza has had a long-standing passion for the arts, collecting original art that graces our walls. We are excited to announce that, now, you too, can experience a working artist studio inside La Fonda with the new Artist-in-Residence program. READ MORE

Joining with Santa Fe’s Artists in Residence program, La Fonda will be offering a weekly art experience that will connect New Mexico artists with our guests right here in the lobby of the hotel. Book this unique special to engage with our artists as they create their masterpieces. BOOK NOW 

And, if art is not your area of interest, we are now offering some enticing rates for the off-season. Make sure to check out our other specials, such as the Bed & Breakfast or Empty Nesters specials. Hope to see you soon!  BOOK NOW. 


With the major components of our hotel renovation now complete, it’s a real pleasure to add the finishing touches, like refreshing our largest meeting space, the Lumpkins Ballroom, not upgraded since it was added to the hotel in the late 1980s. READ MORE


Welcome Fred Heads and Mary Jane Colter Fans! October 20th through October 22nd, 2017 is Fred Harvey Weekend in Santa Fe and Detours at La Fonda will be featuring all things Harvey. In store on Friday October 20th from 10am-1pm and from 4-5:30 PM as well as Saturday, October 21st, artist Elise Renault will be on hand with unique, wearable sculptures made from very scarce, broken pieces of Fred Harvey dinnerware that she finds along the railroad tracks. READ MORE


Red Chile Sauce
Red Chile is the other "Elixir of Life" for New Mexico Chile Lovers. This condiment is the basis for many delicious chile dishes that you will find in La Plazuela at La Fonda and all over New Mexico. After much coercion, Chef Lane reluctantly gave up La Plazuela's secret recipe for our loyal followers. READ MORE


If you want to experience the energy of Latin music played for an enthusiastic local audience, Savor is the band that packs the dance floor with its Cuban rhythms, complete with congas and the Spanish lute known as laúd. READ MORE