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“Unique Historic Bed & Breakfast in the heart of Taos”

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La Dona Luz Inn, An Historic Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #6 of 23 Taos B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Houston, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
151 reviews
33 hotel reviews
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“Unique Historic Bed & Breakfast in the heart of Taos”
Reviewed 18 June 2013

Nice Bed and Breakfast with several unique rooms. Rooms are beautiful and well kept. We spent a weekend in October in the Rainbow Room. This is a fairly large room on two floors and has a Hot Tub on the roof above. Not to hard to negotiate via ladder but my wife was a bit concerned. Overall this is a nice historic hotel.
Couple of Concerns:
1) If the Inn is fully booked it does not have adequate parking. Don't park in the parking lot next door, you will be towed.
2)The breakfast also does not come close to accommodating a full house. Not near enough tables and chairs. There was a good selection of items to choose from.
3) The heat is turned on centrally. We were there in October and it was in the 40's at night. No heat because they still had not switched for A/C to heat.
We arrived on the "Wool Weekend" and had a great time and several nice restaurants. Not a bad Bed & Breakfast but could use a bit of work..

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bern, Switzerland
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

This small place offers everything you can possibly expect: Suites with TV in each room, traditionally decorated, with kiva fireplace, heavenly bed, delicious breakfast, located in the heart of Taos, and all this for an affordable price. And if this would not be enough: Paco would do everything to help his guests, e.g. to find lost friends of whom you only know their names and that they live in Taos.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Melbourne
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

We stayed here for three nights recently and had mixed feelings about the place. The positives: great location, just steps away from Taos Plaza, and with distant mountain views from our windows. The room was quite large, and well fitted out with two queen sized beds, separate sitting room etc. My misgivings relate to an overall impression that it was generally rundown and could have been much cleaner. The covers on the beds were very worn and felt gritty; and we were not given a doona, just a very thin blanket, inadequate for the night temperature. Fittings, veranda floors etc were dusty and the place just seemed generally neglected. The hosting was similarly a bit disinterested and unengaging. We appreciated the individuality of the decor, and the work that had gone into making a unique environment, but in the end were left wishing that we'd made a different choice.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
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Reviewed 1 June 2013

Our stay at La Dona Luz was nice. We stayed in the Santiago room. Our room was furnished with many antique wooden pieces of furniture. Our bathroom was large and the tile work was beautiful. The breakfasts were good as we enjoyed delicious waffles with strawberries. The young lady who works there is sweet and helpful. The only minor issues we noticed were that the windows were dirty, When we did open them, the people in the courtyard were smoking and the smell of it bothered us. That was our fault for not looking into this. Other than that, the location is perfect.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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State College, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

This is definitely the best place to stay in Taos. It's comfortable, beautiful and the host and staff could not be nicer. We've had the opportunity to stay in almost all the rooms now and will only stay here when in Taos. My sister and her family joined us here last year and also rave about it. If you want a great experience, this is the place to stay!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 May 2013 via mobile

We really enjoyed out stay at Doña luz. We had a fabulous room that was decorated with many antique artefacts and artwork. I loved the authentic adobe fire we had in our room.
Breakfast was delicious and very filling.
Thank you Paco for making us feel so welcome. You are doing a wonderful job.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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Reviewed 12 May 2013

First, while our stay was brief, it was truly memorable due to the care & attention we received from Paco (our friendly host) and his staff. The Taos Information Center recommended this B&B which is right in the heart of "old" Taos and across from the Kit Carson house & museum. Paco recommended a restaurant about a block away and it served fantastic New Mexican food and drink. The interior and exterior of our adobe abode seemed right out of a 50's western film. I've attached a few pix so you can get the feel.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about La Dona Luz Inn, An Historic Bed & Breakfast

Property: La Dona Luz Inn, An Historic Bed & Breakfast
Address: 114 Kit Carson Rd, Taos, NM 87571-7012
Region: United States > New Mexico > Taos County > Taos
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Taos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — La Dona Luz Inn, An Historic Bed & Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Delight in the ambience of our quaint and colorful adobe inn. Our rooms are richly decorated in the Taos tradition and feature a large collection of fine art, Native American and Spanish antiques.Located in the heart of the historic downtown area, just a few steps off the old plaza. Recommended by The New York Times and USA Today. Featured on The Travel Channel series "Romantic Inns Of America". "The Essence of Old Taos". ... more   less 
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