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Josefina's Old Gate
Ranked #2 of 2 Mesilla B&B and Inns
Deming, New Mexico
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487 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
“Nice little place”
Reviewed 12 December 2013

Did not stay in the Inn, but we have eaten lunch there several times and found the atmosphere and the food to be very good. The menu is creative, the portions are good sized and taste great. Just a few steps from the town square, it's worth the trip.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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El Paso, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2013

Located right in the heart of Old Mesilla, New Mexico, Josefina’s Old Gate is definitely not your ordinary overnight stay. It’s not a bed & breakfast and it’s not a hotel. The entire Josefina’s area is an indoor café, a patio café, an antiques store, and the inn. The inn is comprised of only two rooms, a king suite and a queen suite, and they do not come cheap.

We were fortunate enough to reserve the king suite only a week in advance on Labor Day weekend for one night. We were looking for a weekend getaway near Mesilla, NM and Josefina’s was perfect. The room has a quaint, old fashioned feel, made up of a sitting room, bedroom, and bath. The suite features a comfortable bed, lush, thick towels, a fireplace, and modern amenities like a Keurig coffee maker and an iHome iPod player. Guests also are able to use a mini fridge in the hallway adjoining the two rooms. Highlights are the sitting areas in the garden greenhouse and the backyard patio.

The owners, Bob & Kathleen Hamilton, make you feel right at home and they leave the inn area to you overnight. We had the place to ourselves, and it was very peaceful and quiet. Guests have access through a front door entryway and a back door entrance through the garden greenhouse from the guest parking area.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and it was great to be within walking distance of all the attractions in Old Mesilla without having to worry about parking. It was a relaxing, romantic escape and a truly one of a kind experience. We will be back!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Owasso, Oklahoma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2013

We were raised in Las Cruces and just coming home for a short visit, but wanted something out of the ordinary. Josefina's fit that bill perfectly - a beautiful little gem of an Inn, just a few short steps away from the Old Mesilla Town Square. With every little detail you can tell the owner truly goes out of her way to make your stay a memorable one, from the soft, comfy luxurious bedding to the fluffy bath robes, she doesn't miss anything! You can enjoy a beautiful New Mexico evening from the private courtyard or a nice quiet breakfast in the cafe on site, such a serene setting made for a really delightful stay! We will, without a doubt return next time we are in town.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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New Mexico
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57 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2013

Josefina's is a nice little cafe for a relaxing lunch. We've been there several times because it is peaceful, within walking distance of the Old Mesilla Plaza, and they serve a good local wine from St. Claire's Winery. We've always enjoyed ourselves. The food is good...nothing special or memorable...but not bad. We go there for the atmosphere. I don't know much about the hotel part except that it seems to have quite a few guests each time we go their to eat.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Baltimore, Maryland
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31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2013

We found Josefina's online when looking for a B & B in Old Mesilla. This is a unique place. Not really a B & B, not really an Inn, not really a motel - more of a private hideaway in a beautiful, peaceful, old southwestern village! We used both the queen room and the king room. Both have luxerious bedding, comfy robes, tasteful furnishings, lovely sitting rooms, need I go on. The greenhouse/courtyard area is so refreshing to relax in. The fact that Josefina's has a cafe onsite is wonderful. We sat out on the patio and listened to live music while enjoying tasteful beverages. The owners are fabulous - make you feel very welcomed and cared for. Can't wait to go back to this beautiful, seclude little hideaway!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2013 via mobile

My daughter and I go here every other weekend for mommy daughter lunch. This place is beautiful, food is great and priced nicely. Sometimes they have great patio music. Service is okay, people could be a little friendlier though.

  • Stayed April 2013
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1 Thank scorpionstorm
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Chicago
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257 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2013

Hey, before we get too far into thread counts, am I the only one who noticed that this place is twice the price of the competition??? The good reviews for this place were reassuring, but why oh why so high? Well, I took the gamble and have now been there and back and.....YES, it is fair market value.
The issue, I believe, is that there is not really any place in Los Cruces to compare it to; if the same facility was in any other city, you would have a bargain. Compared to ABQ, SF, or my hometown Chicago...well such a deal!!!

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Josefina's Old Gate
Address: 2261 Calle de Guadalupe, Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM 88046
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Region: United States > New Mexico > Las Cruces > Mesilla
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Mesilla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This quaint adobe house known simply as “Josefina’s” has long been a symbol of warmth and welcome on the Historic Old Mesilla Plaza. Josefina’s is aptly named for the dynamic and outgoing woman who lived here for nearly 35 years and established the Luminaria Tradition of Mesilla. Dating back to the early 1900’s this home has served as a place to gather, socialize, and celebrate. This tradition lives on as “Josefina’s” opens its gates to the community and visitors of Mesilla.Once the site of holiday open houses and afternoon get-togethers, we now invite all to relax, spend time with friends and family, and enjoy the plaza in an intimate and comfortable setting. Whether you are gathering for a tea party on our patio, a luncheon in our café, celebrating a special anniversary in our Historic Inn, or shopping for that “must have” at Old Gate Antique’s, you are sure to find the warmth of Southern New Mexico charm. ... more   less 
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