La Fonda Hotel

Santa Fe, New Mexico

SFT photo

Photo by Laura L. Brewer

This four-story former Fred Harvey Hotel, the "Inn at the End of the Trail," was built in 1922 on the site of the former Exchange Hotel, a trail landmark. Its distinctive adobe architecture, ornate lobby and 153 rooms overlook the Plaza.

The original hotel in this site, the Exchange Hotel, also known as La Fonda, was a prominent inn during the SFT days. It was a gathering place for merchants, traders, trappers and politicians. The Exchange Hotel was destroyed by WWI tanks in 1919 and La Fonda was built in 1921-22. Legend is that there has been a hotel on this site since there's been a Santa Fe. In the Santa Fe Historic District.

    Location Information

  • View the Google Map for this site (lat-long decimal degrees, NAD27) 35.68657-105.93715
  • Contact Information

  • La Fonda Hotel
  • 1219 Luisa, Suite 8
  • Santa Fe, NM 87505
  • 505-988-3984
  • Main Fax: 505-984-8135
  • Voice Mail: 505-989-1122
  • www.lafondasantafe.com/contact.html