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“Pet Friendly B&B in Taos.....treats Travelin' Jack, Bulldog Reporter in FINE STYLE!”

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Palacio de Marquesa
Ranked #7 of 23 Taos B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
57 reviews
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“Pet Friendly B&B in Taos.....treats Travelin' Jack, Bulldog Reporter in FINE STYLE!”
Reviewed 18 September 2013

Travelin' Jack knows comfort....and he has once again discovered a Gem of a Pet-Friendly facility..this time an historic Taos B&B called Palacio de Marquesa. Just a quick note here...in case the name doesn't ring a bell..that's because it recently changed ownership and name. Previously known as Casa De Las Chimineas (house of chimneys), this fine historic lodging option has graced Taos for many years and taken care of many guests...including the 4-footed variety. Now the ever-lovely B&B is owned by New Mexico's culturally iconic hotel group, The Heritage Hotels & Resorts....the B&B will undertake a renovation soon enhancing its even current great setting.

But Travelin' Jack needed to test it out himself, so off we went to Taos to see if luxury really does find itself in a Taos B&B. And we did!

From personalized greeting at the (massive) double wood front door entryway...we were whisked inside the main house area and given an overview and tour by the GM. Breakfast time was set up for us at our convenience for the next morning...and then we were let loose to enjoy the various nooks and crannies and courtyards and fountains found throughout this lovely casa.

We over-nighted in a lovely adjoining suite that included two large and cozy bedrooms, one with a King, and one with two Queens. A joining doorway allowed us the flexibility of opening the rooms up together...with a cozy sitting and reading area bringing the two bedroom suites together nicely. Southwest decor graced the rooms from fine art to rugs and tapestries to massive wood furniture. The feel of Taos eminates throughout. Each room had a Kiva fireplace for those cool mountain nights and a handy wet bar as well. Nicely outfitted bathrooms with very nice amenities and a very classy touch at the toilet.

But perhaps what Travelin' Jack liked the best in addition to all these nice touches....was the enclosed courtyard that the two rooms and full suite shared. We sat under the stars that evening...Jack dined on his doggy dinner in style in the tile courtyard...and then lounged while we enjoyed wine and cheese on this lovely summer evening.

After a cozy night's sleep, we enjoyed a Jack walk around the pet-friendly courtyard and lawn areas...only to be treated like a dog-star should be upon breakfast time! His own table was reserved for Travelin' Jack...providing special comfort and service by the staff for ALL members of the party. Nothing but the best for this traveling dog....and the 'gravy' on the pet-friendly welcome only got better as Jack was served his own breakfast plate of EGGS BENEDICT that was prepared (or as Jack would say pup-ared!) for him specially. Now THAT is above-and-beyond! And Travelin' Jack would not dog-dare not appreciate this special gesture...so he let them know his total appreciation while he demolished the food on his plate quite fast! The humans in the party enjoyed their breakfast repast as much as he did...with artistically designed fresh cut fruit, and a rich bold coffee complementing the delicious eggs benedict breakfast platter.

We were able to spend some nice leisure morning time meandering around the B&B, both indoors and out...and Travelin' Jack (and his human travel partners) were all made to feel totally at home in this beautiful setting.

We can't wait to go back to Palacio de Marquesa once they have completed their renovation...because we are interested to see how they can improve on an already fabulous lodging locale. But we are guessing that being a part of Heritage Hotels...they will without a doubt figure out how to do just that---on this already wonderful place.

Travelln' Jack gives Palacio a very strong 4 1/2 PAWS rating....holding out room for his ultimate 5 paws rating down the road a bit....when we return for our next visit post-renovation!

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Calabasas, California
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

We stayed here for two nights of the Labor Day weekend. It is a well designed, low density complex, with spacious rooms, comfortable beds, and lots of closet space. It has ample open space on the property to encourage a very relaxing feel. Our host, Chad, was very nice and did everything he could to make our stay comfortable and relaxing. New ownership had taken over a few months before our stay, and we heard a lot about the upgrades that were going to be happening over the next few months. The condition at the time of our stay was acceptable, but not great. The workout room had very limited equipment; our room was advertised as having a steam shower, but that didn't work. Overall, it was just showing signs of wear. Of the two breakfasts we had, they were decent, but my wife and I were both a little hungry when we left. It's close to the center of town, but the streets have no sidewalks so it seemed easier (and safer) to drive than to walk. If they follow through on the planned renovations, I would go back. Overall, it was a nice place to stay.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

The Palacio de Marquesa is hidden away on a dead end side street and it is all to easy to miss the sign. However, the rooms and setting are wonderful. Yes, it is a very old adobe construction, but it is charming and reasonably well maintained. Our host. Chad, was most personable and was both helpful and knowledgeable. The biggest surprise was that he was an excellent cook. Chad had actually cooked and his huevos rancheros was quite tasty. His green chili salsa was devine. This leads to our only disappointment. On our second morning there was a "cook" hired to prepare our breakfast. The hired cook heated frozen waffles over which she poured canned strawberry sauce. I could have done as well in our rooms microwave.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

My girlfriend and I were celebrating our 3rd anniversary and a friend recommended Palacio de Marquesa-we're SO glad she did.
The grounds are beautiful. You know when you turn up the drive that you are in for a treat and the Palacio doesn't disappoint. Chad was delightful and warm. Breakfast was delicious. Our room was HUGE and luxurious. The giant jacuzzi tub and matching robes were the cherry on top.

Additionally the privacy afforded each guest combined with communal breakfast is the best of both worlds. As a lesbian couple we also felt safe and supported in this space.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

This bed and breakfast is in a secluded spot, but very convenient to the Taos shops and attractions. I walked to the Square, so didn't need to worry about looking for a place to park my car. The host, Chad, is very gracious, charming and friendly and the breakfasts are hearty, although they kept forgetting that I was a vegetarian. The rooms are about to get a makeover; they are very nice, but could use it. For the price, I found the rooms to be lovely, but less than luxurious. I would gladly stay there again, and look forward to seeing what is done in the makeover. Let's hope the prices don't go up too much. Quiet, yet close to town. Perfect spot to relax.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Miranda E, Senior Manager of Interactive Marketing at Palacio de Marquesa, responded to this review, 30 August 2013
Hello Tallwoman,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We appreciate your feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed the great location of our property. We love being so close to Taos Plaza while still maintaining that quiet, secluded feeling.

I'd like to apologize about your breakfasts. We are working to ensure meal preferences are well noted for our staff moving forward.

Thank you again for your review. We really hope to see you back after our remodel in November. I think you'll be very pleased with the upgrades we'll be making to our rooms.
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albuquerque
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

My daughter and I traveled to Taos especially for some time together away from the hectic workweek. Having visited Taos many times, it was such a wonderful surprise to find this small, elegant B&B. Our overly large and spacious room had a small sitting area where I could enjoy my early morning cup of coffee without awakening my daughter. We were both impressed with the luxury of the large bathroom, the decor and private courtyard. Chad met our every expectation of an experienced, attentive innkeeper and attended to even the smallest request. We will return to experience this lovely retreat in the winter where it will likely be a small bit of white, elegant winterland!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Miranda E, Senior Manager of Interactive Marketing at Palacio de Marquesa, responded to this review, 30 August 2013
Hello NMnativetraveler,

I am delighted to hear you and your daughter enjoyed your stay. We feel our property really is a wonderful retreat and perfect place to unwind from a hectic workweek!

I'm so happy to hear you're planning to return in the winter. Taos is beautiful that time of year! We'll be completely remodeling all of the rooms in November and I am confident you'll find the new design even more luxurious and relaxing than before.

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We look forward to seeing you and your daughter again in the winter!
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

We stayed at the Palacio de Marquesa in July and loved our time there. We were greeted by the manager and walked through what we would experience. He took the time to get to know us and was very friendly. He walked us to our beautifully decorated room off of a gorgeous courtyard and showed us where everything was. It was quiet, quaint and so peaceful. You feel like you are truly escaping once you enter the gates.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Miranda E, Senior Manager of Interactive Marketing at Palacio de Marquesa, responded to this review, 30 August 2013
Hi kskattebo,
Thank you for staying with us in July and for taking the time to write a review.

I'm so happy you enjoyed the time you spent at the property and the manager's hospitality. I hope you'll come back to have another relaxing weekend with us again very soon.
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Property: Palacio de Marquesa
Address: 405 Cordoba, Taos, NM 87571-6571 (Formerly Casa de las Chimeneas)
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Region: United States > New Mexico > Taos County > Taos
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Taos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Palacio de Marquesa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Palacio de Marquesa is 2 1/2 blocks from the historic center of town, Taos Plaza. Built on 7/10 of an acre with a high wall and seventeen large trees around the perimeter, it seems secluded and apart from the bustle of town, yet is close to all the historic sites, shops and restaurants. ... more   less 
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