My wife and I love Taos - and New Mexico as a whole. We visited for the second time last month on our annual spring ski trip. Usually we stay at the cheapest and nastiest dives in town - figuring that after a days' skiing, you are so tired that a good hotel room is not necessary. This trip we did it differently; we stayed at 6 different places in 17 days, and the Historic Taos Inn was second on that list. It's certainly got plenty of charm - from the slightly crumbling adobe exterior, the narrow and winding car park entry road, the mezzanine seating in the main building, the cool bar....it's a lovely place to spend some time. The problems we had were just two - firstly, our room 120(in the aforementioned main building) was tiny. Barely enough room for two people to move around in. Bed was OK but crammed into a corner, couldn't really get out very easily. The main advice here is to use the hotels website and read up on rooms before you book(we didn't do this) - some are very different to others. The other issue is the every-night live music - the bands set-up next to the bar in the main building...just below our room, and those others in and around the reception area. The bands were generally setting up around 4pm - just as we got back from skiing - and music began from around 6ish until 10ish. This does not sound bad at all but....it was SO loud in room 120(they do mention this on the room guide on their site. We didn't see it and they didn't mention it at check-in). If the band had been playing IN our room(which would've been tough given how small it is) it could barely have been any louder. I'm not prone to exaggeration but even I was pretty depressed by it - we just wanted to relax, had serious jet lag and were exhausted from skiing Taos. There was no escape. I'd hate to give a bad impression of this cool hotel but beware of the live music if you value your rest.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Quintessential adobe inn located in the heart of the historic district. Legendary Doc Martin's Restaurant on site. Live music presented nightly in the Adobe Bar, fondly dubbed by locals as "the living room of Taos". Rooms indvidually decorated and uniquely adorned, many with seasonal wood-burning fireplaces. Full service fitness center entrance and yoga classes at Shree Yoga Studio inclusive. "An Adventure for Visitors, a Traditon for Locals" - Travel and Leisure Magazine ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Historic Taos Hotel Taos
- Historic Hotel Taos
- The Historic Taos Inn New Mexico