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  • Discover the Spanish Colonial Revival-style architecture this meticulously restored hotel situated on the historic Santa Fe Plaza. It features such details as the original viga ceiling beams, wrought-iron chandeliers, handcrafted furniture, and the 400-plus hand-painted windows that enclose the former patio and now centrally located restaurant.

  • Enjoy a complimentary docent-led history tour of the hotel and learn about its Pueblo Revival-style architecture. Get a closer view of Arnold Rönnenbeck’s terra cotta relief panel above the fireplace and the hammered-tin chandeliers in the event rooms. And take in the hotel's 1,000-piece art collection, which includes works by Gerald Cassidy and Paul Lantz, with many of the pieces dating back to the 1920s.

  • Walk the hallways to recall the hospitality era that Fred Harvey introduced to the American southwest, which is famously depicted on screen and in print. The Harvey Girls movie (1946) starred Judy Garland. Stephen Fried’s book Appetite for America: Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the Wild West, One Meal at a Time also detailed Harvey's support of women and people of color in the workplace, including at La Fonda. The 1947 film noir Ride the Pink Horse was shot onsite as well.

  • Dig deeper into the heritage of Santa Fe and La Fonda, as well as elements like the hotel's design and art collection, at one of the educational talks given by visiting artists, writers, historians, and other experts. Held monthly, these fascinating discussions are part of the education program for the hotel's docents, and guests interested in learning more about La Fonda on the Plaza are welcome to attend. Check with the concierge for dates and speakers.

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