La Fonda Hotel
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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.