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About Santa Fe

Discover Santa Fe, a unique city with a robust history complemented by the vibrance of contemporary artistry. Honored as one of the world's most creative cities, Santa Fe has remained rooted in the artistic community for over a century.

Established by Don Pedro Peralta circa 1609, the city was settled by Europeans before the Plymouth Colony, establishing Santa Fe as the oldest European community West of the Mississippi. Connected to the city's first settlers, Santa Fe, New Mexico attractions are rich with history, allowing guests to experience authentic Pueblo architecture and the city's first government building, the Palace of the Governors.

La Fonda on the Plaza holds a coveted place in a rich tapestry of hospitality that predates American independence. City records indicate that La Fonda sits on the site of the town's first inn, established when the city was founded by Spaniards in 1607, making our property the oldest hotel corner in America.

Vibrant and eclectic, and a proud member of the Historic Hotels of America, La Fonda's history can be traced back 400 years.  In 1821, Captain William Becknell and his party found their way to La Fonda during the maiden commercial route across the plains from Missouri, establishing the Santa Fe Trail as well as La Fonda's reputation for hospitality.  Throughout the 19th century, La Fonda quickly became the preferred lodging option among trappers, soldiers, gold seekers, gamblers and politicians. The adobe structure changed hands several times as the years progressed, enduring milestones such as the Civil War, railroad expansion and New Mexico statehood, while maintaining its status as a Santa Fe landmark. 

In 2022, La Fonda celebrated its Centennial Anniversary! Read more here

Standard Guest Amenities

  • Complimentary high speed internet access for attendees
  • Complimentary access to Fitness & Relaxation areas
  • Complimentary docent-led Art & History tour of hotel
  • Discounted valet parking ($20/night per vehicle) with in/out access
  • Pillows Down and foam filled, allergy-free pillows
  • Nespresso coffee makers in room and hot tea pots
  • Nightly turndown
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Plush Robes
  • Bottled water
  • Hair-dryer & Luxury toiletries
  • Individual WiFi, USB ports & extra charging cables upon request
  • Safe

  • 100% smoke free hotel

Official Host Hotel

La Fonda on the Plaza

100 East San Francisco Street

Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

ABE Attendee Rate: 

$259.00 per night + tax (single/double)

Check In: 3:00 pm / Check Out: 12:00 pm

Reservation Cutoff Date: March 15, 2025

BOOKING LINK will be available once registration opens in 2024

To make or modify a La Fonda reservation by phone, call 1-800-523-5002 (option #1) and ask for the ABE rate.  

ADA Rooms are available upon request. 

Upgrades & Room

 Traditional Room  $259.00 / night plus tax
 Deluxe Room*  $319.00 / night plus tax
 One Bedroom Suite*
 $359.00 / night plus tax

     *Upgraded rooms are based on availability-call hotel directly to reserve.

  • Room rates are based on double occupancy.  Additional guests in room are $15/night per person. 
  • ABE group rate is available 3 days pre- and post-meeting, based on availability. Call hotel to book if arriving before April 26 or departing after May 1.
  • Sleeping room taxes are 15.45% and subject to change without notice.
  • Children 12 and under stay free in the same room with parents, utilizing existing beds/bedding. Roll away beds are limited.
  • La Fonda guarantees that no other lower rates will be offered for rooms during ABE 2025 (incl. internet rates) so you can book with peace of mind knowing you are getting the best rate!
  • Individual reservations must be canceled at least 72 hours before the guest’s scheduled arrival dates to avoid the first night’s room/tax penalty fee.

Health & Safety

The health and well-being of our guests and employees is of paramount importance to us at La Fonda on the Plaza.  We are actively monitoring Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) and will continue to follow guidelines from these agencies and local health authorities.  We made the NM Safe Promise to keep our guests, our staff and our community safe.  Learn more about the NM Safe Promise here.   We are in full compliance with all guidelines from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control as well as the New Mexico Department of Health and are following all of their recommendations and requirements. For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 and related travel restrictions, please visit these helpful websites:

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