We were disappointed with our stay here.
Breakfast was served in only one sitting at 8:30 a.m. Unless you arrange a week in advance for “special dietary needs,” everyone gets the same thing. For example, one breakfast was a small-medium plate of melon pieces with one blackberry in the middle, two baked eggs that were very hard inside topped with a truly forgettable béchamel sauce, a muffin, two pieces of odd-tasting sausage, and juice and coffee. The other breakfast was two pieces of a strange sort of bacon, French toast, the small melon bowl, and juice and coffee. My guess is the per-person budget was $3 or lower. The afternoon “snacks” were a plate of cookies; I had a bet with my husband they were store-bought. The only reason he thought they weren’t wasn’t because they were terrific, but because some were raised slightly higher than others.
The hotel’s policy with housekeeping is it’s right after breakfast. Uh, why? Usually people appreciate going to their room for a bit after breakfast. When the housekeeper appeared at our room she informed us that she had already cleaned all the other rooms and was leaving, and was there anything we required. I was very surprised so asked her if it was customary for her to clean rooms. She said it was, so I suggested to my husband that we step out so she could at least make the bed, but he just said to forget it because he thought it was obvious she was attempting to leave. We were amused to hear later she said exactly the same thing to another couple. At any rate, this makes zero sense. Why doesn’t housekeeping clean all rooms after checkout, which I think is 11 a.m.? That way guests would be less likely to be inconvenienced as they’d probably be elsewhere, and their rooms would get cleaned.
We stayed in the La Casa, which is the separate unit. While the main building is very nicely decorated and quite attractive, this apartment was almost as bland as a chain motel room. It had an extremely small sitting room with a fireplace and tiny loveseat angled in. A fire would have been great, but cramming both of us in front of it would have been uncomfortable. That place needs a sofa against the wall with something to put your feet on, and I would think something could be found that would be more comfortable and yet not catch on fire. Like I said, small room! The bedroom had a king bed crammed in with very little room around it. The tub, advertised for two, will need your imagination to make that happen.
I hope this B&B’s management doesn’t reply to this review by saying we stayed there when they weren’t very busy, and that’s why everything was so disappointing. My thinking is with tax, our room was $250 a night. That’s not cheap. To be competitive, La Posada needs to always provide excellent food, service, and ambience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Taos' First B&B is centrally located just 2 blocks west of Taos Plaza, an easy walk to dozens of restaurants, galleries, shops and live music venues. Our full multi-course breakfast is served each morning to all our guests with no additional charge. ... more less
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- La Posada De Taos B&B New Mexico