The Hotel La Fonda: the Rooms

As you stand on the beach and look up at the hotel, the rooms are perched on the cliff. There are two types of rooms: small rooms with baths and twin beds with ocean views, and the one-of-a-kind rooms with fireplaces, wiggy bathrooms at the end of upwardly winding staircases, little kitchens, sunken minibaths, and portraits of tigers on black velvet. We've had cool rooms with picture windows and outdoor patios.

The best is the price: about $55 for small rooms, $65 for fireplace rooms, and $75 with a cute kitchen. By the way, bring wood and tinder for the fireplace ... and bottled water for the cotton mouth, if you drink a tad too much.


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