We smelled cigar smoke

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This wonderful group, Rebecca Meares with Sunny Turner, her sister Linda, Linda’s daughter Sarah, and Sarah’s boyfriend Craig, smelled fresh cigar smoke while we took a short break at La Fonda’s lobby. Bob Saud, the current owner of La Fonda, showed the group the drawings by D.H. Lawrence, and on the way out of the hotel, we smelled the smoke again — this time, from the vestibule, where no smoking is allowed.

Saki Karavas, one of the former owners of La Fonda, is known to haunt the hallways and lobby of La Fonda. He is described as being a “constant presence in the hotel” by people who work, visit and stay there.