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Sun God Lodge
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   919 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571   |  
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Ranked #6 of 17 Hotels in Taos
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“functional”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We stayed in December for a ski trip ... the staff is wonderful, the location is great and offers a free shuttle to Taos Ski Valley. That said, the rooms are old and dumpy. The power went out several times during our stay and the rooms are on radiator heat, so temperature fluctuated. Was it worth the stay for the price? Probably, but these are very basic accomodations,

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, GA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We stayed here in Dec. and enjoyed the hotel very much. The owners and staff were friendly, and although the hotel was built in 1947, it has been very nicely re-done with local color and style. We had a 2-room suite with a fireplace; very cozy and comfortable. This is not a 5-star luxury resort but doesn't try to be. It's simply a clean, quiet affordable place close to downtown. The outdoor jacuzzi was wonderful; even in the snow. The only negative might be the old-style wooden walkways upstairs, which can be a bit noisy if you're on on the ground floor. Upstairs neighbors can be noisy as well, so request an upper floor for a more quiet stay. Other than that, it was great, and we would stay here again any time--and probably will!

Room Tip: Gat a suite on the second floor--room 142 is great for a family.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

We called only hours before our arrival and the staff scrambled to get us adjoining rooms in the face of a boiler failure that made some of the 50 or so rooms in the motel unavailable. They succeeded in arranging for a deluxe queen room and a room with two queens and a kitchenette in one of the buildings furthest from the highway.
We rate this place above average because of the thought and care that went into the design and decor. The rooms are Taos to a "T." Nichos with hand-crafted art, subtle lighting, hand-made furniture, hand-laid tile, and southwestern prints from the likes of the lateTaoseño R C Gorman. We found the price reasonable for the quality of the space and the location, minutes from the town plaza.
There are some tradeoff for this chance to live like a native. The rooms were thin on towels, tissues (absent), and other supplies. Mattress toppers would have helped bed comfort. The kitchenette offered one fork, two spoons, four plates, and no dish soap or other cleaning supplies. (We used picnic plastics from our cache.) The wooden steps were icy in places.
No breakfast is served (in fact the office had yet to open when we left at 9 a.m.), but with excellent options like Michael's only minutes away this was not really a problem. The courtyard was snowy and the hot tub unused during our stay, but both amenities would appeal to summer visitors and skiers, respective of the season.
Bring a few extra supplies and enjoy the ambiance!

Room Tip: Not all the 100 numbered rooms are on the first floor. Ask if this is a problem.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012 via mobile

Very pleasant stay. It's nice to stay in a decent place where the service is attentive and personable. The managers are always pleasant and positive. The hot tub is a great end to a busy day. We sat out in the tub under the stars. Probably the only negative is that the rooms are a bit dark, even with the blinds open.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We asked for the quietest room they had that still faced the lawn (we didn't want to pay for a kitchenette we would not use) and really liked the charm of the upstairs room on the end. Overall, the hotel looked well kept, room was superclean, and the lawn service kept flowers and lawn looking great. We had a noisy neighbor knocking on their next door room door, which was an interruption in a great night's rest, so it would depend on who's next to you. I liked staying at this local place and do recommend it.

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room upstairs if you can do stairs.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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United States
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We stayed here while taking a tour of northern New Mexico during the changing of the fall leaves. We chose this motel because it appeared to be among the nicest in the area and the prices were reasonable. However, upon arriving in Taos, we decided to have dinner first, so I called the motel and discovered they only had booked one room for us even though we had a confirmation for two rooms. Fortunately, there were other rooms still available, but had this happened the previous weekend, we would have been out of luck. Upon arriving at the motel and checking in, the first room had a broken deadbolt, so we were moved into another room, which was much larger than the first with two queen beds instead of one king. The room was clean, the bed was comfortable. The lighting is all compact flourescent bulbs and is not bright enough, especially above the vanity area. The biggest problem, however, was that our room was on the second floor of one of the back buildings, and getting our bags up the narrow stairs was a challenge. There was no offer to help us with them, so we had to do it ourselves. Also, the room had Wi-Fi, but we could never get it to work well.....it continually dropped the signal, so we finally just gave up on that. Next time we come through Taos, we will consider staying here again, but will request a downstairs room.

Room Tip: Insist on a ground floor room. The stairs to the upper rooms in the back units are difficult to neg...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Aztec, New Mexico
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

We chose the Sun God because it accepts dogs and the pictures and reviews looked good. When we arrived the room had ridges in the carpet like there had been water damage and it was stained everywhere. Walls and bedspread were dirty, too. There was a strange smell in the room, like a very strong chemical. It immediately began to give me a headache and nausea. Even the airconditioning could not eradicate the odor. The redeeming factor was that the people at the front desk were willing to be accommodating and offered to move us to another room, although they basically said the room was in that kind of shape because it WAS a dog room. It seemed for the pet fee shoud mean the room is clean before the next person stays there. The only other room available on this holiday weekend that was a dog friendly room did look better, but unfortunately it did not have air conditioning and was much smaller- not really room to put my dog's kennel, so we declined it. There were no other reasonably priced dog accepting rooms anywhere in town, so we had to stick it out for the night. They were kind enough to let us out of the second night of our reservation without charging us a cancellation fee. Perhaps the non-pet rooms are better, but it took me the rest of the weekend to get over the headache.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 919 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Taos County > Taos
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 17 Hotels in Taos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Sun God Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of the original adobe, Taos style boutique hotels, built around a large grass courtyard lined with beautiful old trees. The Sun God has a large selection of accommodations from one bed rooms, to spacious suites, all furnished with hand made Taoseño style solid wood furniture, and decorated with local art. The deluxe rooms around the rear courtyard are well away from street noise and close to the hot tub. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sun God Hotel Taos
Adobe Sun God Hotel
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