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Plaza Hotel Las Vegas NM, Historic Hotel overlooking Plaza Park
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“The Belle of the Southwest”
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The Plaza Hotel opened in 1882 as “The Belle of the Southwest”, the fanciest hotel in all of New Mexico Territory. Lovingly restored and overlooking beautiful Old Town Plaza Park, your hotel is today a favorite destination for historians, film crews, locals and travelers from near and far. For 125 years the Plaza Hotel and Plaza Park have been the heart of Las Vegas, New Mexico – the original Las Vegas! With our beautiful Ballroom, meeting rooms, dining room and saloon, the Plaza is your home for meetings, parties, conventions and other important events in northern New Mexico. Come stay with us and discover the most beautiful, historic small town in the Southwest!

Victorian Guest Rooms

The Historic Plaza Hotel and Event Center has 70 guest rooms, with 19 overlooking beautiful Plaza Park. Reserve online for the best rates or call 505-425-3591.


Coffee Shop Hours:
Daily: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Prairie Hill Café Restaurant Hours:
Tuesdays, Thursdays – Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Byron T’s Saloon:
Tuesdays, Thursdays – Sunday: 11:00 am–10:00 pm
*food served only from 11 am – 8:30 pm

Prairie Hill and Byron T’s are closed Mondays and Wednesdays.

Special Events:
For special events in the Ilfeld Ballroom contact:

Welcome to the Plaza Hotel (1882), and the Castaneda (1898) across town. We hope that you will come to love Las Vegas NM as we have – it’s the most beautiful, interesting and historic small town in the Southwest. Thanks for being our guest!

Allan Affeldt, Tina Mion & our wonderful crew

Las Vegas, NM

Las Vegas was established in 1835 after a group of settlers received a land grant from the Mexican government. The town was laid out in the traditional Spanish Colonial style, with a central plaza surrounded by buildings which could serve as fortifications in case of attack. Las Vegas soon prospered as a stop on the Santa Fe Trail.

Tripadvisor 2020
Travelers’ Choice Winner

Welcome to the Plaza! Owner Allan Affeldt shares architectural history of Las Vegas New Mexico, and gives a brief tour of the historic Plaza Hotel.

Historic Plaza Hotel Las Vegas NM Events
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Plaza Hotel
Las Vegas, NM
photo credit: New Mexico Tourism Department
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