Santa Fe's Historic Hotels

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It is unknown when the earliest commercial lodging establishment came to Santa Fe. However, the first clear identification of a hotel at a specific site in Santa Fe dates to 1833, when Mary and James Donoho operated an inn on the site of what is now La Fonda on the Plaza, the Inn at the End of the Trail. This book presents an overview of Santa Fe hotels from the past and highlights the city's important remaining historic hotels. The chapters include key establishments that had their start in the early 20th century and continue in operation today. Most of them are still in buildings with considerable historic and architectural significance, such as Bishop's Lodge, La Fonda, and the St. Francis. A chapter on an iconic Route 66 motor court, which is now known as the lovingly preserved El Rey Inn, is also included.
ISBN: 9781467130097
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Mexico
Series: Images of America
Images: 180
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Paul R. Secord is a 1972 graduate of the University of New Mexico with degrees in anthropology and geology. After a career in Southern California as an environmental planning consultant specializing in historic and cultural resources, he currently calls New Mexico home. Secord has prepared numerous cultural resource evaluations and National Register of Historic Places listings. He is the author of Arcadia Publishing's Albuquerque Deco and Pueblo.
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