Conference Meeting Venue and Hotel

The conference will be held at the La Fonda on the Plaza, a beautiful hotel on the historic Santa Fe Plaza in walking distance to many restaurants and attractions in the city. This was the site of the 1st Southwest Fire Ecology Conference in 2011!  
We have a block of rooms reserved at the prevailing federal per diem rate (currently $141) plus 15.44% tax. Conference attendees will not pay the daily resort fee and will have discounted parking of $20 per day. The charge for additional person(s) in a room after 2 is $15 each per night. 
A link for room reservations will be added on this page in June 2024.

La Fonda on the Plaza
100 East San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone: 505-982-5511
Toll Free: 800-523-5002

Travel Information

Albuquerque International Airport: Major airlines serve Santa Fe via the Albuquerque International Sunport, just 60 miles to the south of Santa Fe. Regular shuttle bus service and the New Mexico Rail Runner connect the two cities, and rental cars are readily available.

Santa Fe Municipal Airport: Located southwest of the city, the Santa Fe Municipal Airport provides commercial airline service by American Eagle Airlines and United Express.

Directions to La Fonda on the Plaza

Directions from I-25 and Albuquerque Airport

  • As you’re leaving the airport, take the Sunport exit to I-25 North
  • Take Exit #284 (Old Pecos Trail)
  • Turn left onto NM-466 N/Old Pecos Trail
  • Proceed North to the third traffic light, bear right to stay on Old Pecos Trail
  • Sight left onto Old Santa Fe Trail
  • Turn left on E Water Street
  • Turn Right on E San Francisco Street, the hotel will be on your right
  • Proceed to the hotel’s parking garage at the end of the block, on the right side of the street

The New Mexico Rail Runner carries passengers in and out of Santa Fe between Albuquerque and points south. There is no direct train from the Sunport. You must take a shuttle or taxi to the Albuquerque Train Station and catch the train north from there. View the Schedule and Current Fare Structure, and visit the New Mexico Rail Runner Express. For more information, you may also call: 1.866.795.RAIL.

Shuttle Services
A variety of shuttle services offer convenient transportation between Santa Fe and the Albuquerque International Sunport with pick-up and drop-off at all hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, colleges, and other locations.

Sandia Shuttles: 505-474-5696, 888-775-5696
Road Runner Shuttle: 505-424-3367