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The Historic Taos Inn
Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Taos
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 April 2014

Overall we had a positive experience and I loved the decor of our room. The master bed was large and comfortable. The back door opened to the courtyard which we lunched in one afternoon near the koi pond. The inn is extremely clean and I was impressed with how many people were cleaning and lobby/ bar area each morning. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful. We rented rooms 104/ 105 which was a huge suite. The room tended to be too hot especially the smaller room. Being on the first floor, my sons did not know how safe it was to open the window at night. Also we were near where the band played so that could be noisy if you go to bed early. Although the wooden blinds were pretty they did not totally block out the street lights so if light at night keeps you awake I would not recommend this room. We did not try the restaurant but walked to other restaurants nearby.

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Reviewed 8 April 2014

All the people we encountered that worked there were very nice and helpful. The Bar was packed in the evening. We were in an outside suite. The smell of gas/propane was strong enough to cause us concern. probable safe but it was unnerving. The layout of the main room was odd and the pull out couch took up the entire other room.
Our friends were in and outside double and it was positively claustrophobic.
The food in the restaurant was good, however, the service was appalling.
All the power to them that they can command that rate but we will stay elsewhere next time.

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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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mexicotomaine, General Manager at The Historic Taos Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2014

Dear Trestexans-

Thanks for sharing, though would have loved to have been given the opportunity to address your concerns while you were here. All of our rooms are different in shape, and some in appointments, and we would have been happy to move you to a room with more space, or get you into adjoining rooms that allowed for more separation of space within your party. I would agree that some of our rooms are smaller in square footage than what is typically expected. Many of them were built in the late 1800, and early 1900, when the standards for square footage for a lodging were considerably less. As such, we have very few rooms that accommodate the current standard two queen configuration that is expected in today's travel market. Most of our rooms are single kings or queens.

We are on natural gas, so I am unclear about your propane comment. Over the 18 years I have worked here, I have heard of an occasional complaint from odor coming from Paseo del Pueblo Sur, which is the main road thru Taos, and does border the front of our property. Depending on the barometric pressure and wind, exhaust or other restaurant smells will travel over the building and into the courtyard, where you were housed, but this is rare. The only other incidence of gas smell occurs outside near our pressure valves, which by deign release a bit of natural gas periodically to maintain the correct pressure in the system. Of course, these are on the roof, and could have blown some of this towards your suite. I did examine both suites, and did not experience any natural gas odor within the room. Of course, we will keep reviewing this for safety and guest comfort, especially if we receive further concerns.

The most alarming concern was your feedback about the restaurant, which is disconcerting, especially in light of the almost uniformly positive reviews we have been recently getting on the TA Doc Martin's page. Further, there is very little information as to the nature of the problem, or if you sought help. I will most certainly let our Food and Beverage Director know of your criticisms regarding service.

Should your future travel plans include Taos, and you are traveling with a larger group, properties such as the El Monte Sagrado, or possibly La Fonda, might be better suited to your needs.

I would be happy to hear from you directly if you were available to share in more detail about your concerns.

Chris

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Reviewed 8 April 2014

We were guests during the Taos Shortz Film Fest a few weeks ago. Lovely spot. Great food in the restaurant - great live acts in the lounge. Very comfortable beds. The heat controls were a little wonky - we were out in the back in "Helen's House" section. No pool or spa - but really convenient to all that Taos offers.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

We enjoyed out stay at the Taos Inn. The furnishings are old but in character with the historic nature of the hotel. Much more interesting that staying in a chain hotel. We noticed that the website picture associated with our room didn't match the actual room - no adobe fireplace - but that didn't really affect our stay. We stayed on a Monday night when there was open mic in the Adobe Bar and enjoyed the "local color" who participated. We had read that our room (102) might be noisy but didn't find this to be a problem. In fact, by 9:15 p.m. it was perfectly quiet. Since the Inn is right downtown, it was easy walking to most shops, restaurants, etc. Overall, we had a very nice stay and would do so again.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 April 2014

My wife and I and her and some girlfiends have stayed here. Each time the service, rooms and grounds have been perfect. It is a bit pricey but I think it's worth it. The location is right by the square and I loved sitting outside and watching the people and cars go by on the main drag.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

The rooms are classic historic New Mexican, very charming. The staff were exceptionally friendly. The location is unbeatable, walking distance to the plaza and many cute little shops and galleries. And the price was very reasonable. Free parking,too.

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1  Thank Julie P
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

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.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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mexicotomaine, General Manager at The Historic Taos Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2014

Dear hjworton-

Thanks for your feedback. You are right in alerting that folks should spend the time to pick their room. Your location, which represents just a small fraction of the hotel(6 of 44 rooms), is typically booked intentionally by individuals and couples wishing to be a part of the "living room of Taos". They want to people watch and enjoy the music. Your needs were to have some privacy and tranquility, which we do offer in the remaining 38 rooms on the property in our gardened courtyard, in the Helen's House, Sandoval House, and other areas of the main building. Your location above the lobby and bar was not appropriate for your needs. Had we been made aware of the situation, and we had the inventory to provide another accommodation, we would have gladly done so free of charge.

By the way, the funky cracked plaster you indicated as part of the charm is not on our building, but our neighbors. As is typical of pueblo style adobe architecture, many of the buildings have shred walls, and it is impossible to tell where one property distinguishes itself from it's neighboring properties.

Certainly hope that you might join us again. Thanks for all of the positive feedback about your experience.

Chris

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Address: 125 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571-5901
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Region: United States > New Mexico > Taos County > Taos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Taos
Price Range: £70 - £195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Historic Taos Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 44
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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