I got a pretty great deal on this hotel, for the amount I was paying I was honestly expecting some sort of bug-infested motel. Quite the contrary! Check in begins at 3, but we arrived at 11 am after having driven overnight from Central Texas; we asked the front desk if there was any way to check in early. They not only allowed this but they gave us a free room upgrade! I LOVED having a fireplace in our room - it was romantic and very practical, especially for a girl like me who's cold in anything below 70 degrees! The hotel was clean, the staff was over-friendly (we were walked to our room and given a walk-through - we even had to give our approval before the lady left). The hotel is so quiet, I honestly forgot other people were staying there! We did not go to the bar at the restaurant, because we were easily the youngest ones there by twenty years. The nightlife of Taos is seriously lacking, but I have absolutely no complaints about the hotel. I can't say enough how incredible the staff was. It was a fantastic stay!