||The reputation as Santa Fe’s landmark hotel certainly carries some expectations. Reports of an inn on this corner stretch back nearly 200 years, or twice as long by some accounts. Famed Santa Fe architect John Gaw Meem and celebrated Southwest designer Mary Jane Colter collaborated on the hotel’s distinctive appearance, creating the friendly ambiance that has made La Fonda on the Plaza a beloved landmark for generations. But that’s not to say that we take ourselves too seriously. Like Santa Fe itself, La Fonda enjoys a long history of quirky characters and local legends, international renown and community spirit. Santa Fe’s favorite spot for reunions, weddings, coffee clubs, and annual pilgrimages, La Fonda meets the highest contemporary standards of hospitality while exuding the Old World charm that makes Santa Fe unique among New World destinations.