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“Great Taos Getaway” 5 of 5 stars
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El Monte Sagrado, Autograph Collection
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   317 Kit Carson Road, Taos, NM 87571   |  
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Ranked #4 of 17 Hotels in Taos
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Great Taos Getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Unique and memorable. Beautiful quiet property rich in architectural detail and designed with appeal, three blocks walking distance from the center of pedestrian Taos. Newer rooms are Southwest boutique design with gas fireplaces, jacuzzi tubs, leather hide trimmed armoires, timber viga beams, luxurious beds. "Global" rooms are larger, truly deluxe mini suites each with unique international themes ( India, China etc) and could be worth the surcharge for a honeymoon. Hotel is part of the Kessler 'Signature' boutique chain and now affiliated with Marriott. Grounds are beautiful, green, and quiet. Beautiful pool and jacuzzi in a lushly landscaped, tented greenhouse that is like a desert oasis. Architecture and grounds are a labor of love with beautifully detailed wrought iron, stone and tile, vigas and cottonwoods. Management and staff are excellent : friendly, welcoming, attentive and efficient. We enjoyed it so much we rearranged our itinerary so as to swing back for two additional nights and hated to leave. Thank you's to Stephen and Susan in reception/management, Dolores the maitre'd of the sunny and pleasant restaurant. Lovely onsite gift shop/art gallery run by a charming and knowledgable lady just relocated from another Kessler property on the East Coast. I highly recommend the Sagrado and can't imagine now staying anywhere else in Taos. One more Taos tip: don't miss Michael's Restaurant a short walk from the hotel, great food at very affordable prices, if I were a local I'd be a regular there. Do be aware that a daily valet parking charge will be added even if you self-park in their large lot and don't use the valet service. Two very enjoyable stays. Warmly recommended.

Room Tip: Newer rooms are boutique style: gas fireplaces, balcony/patio, jacuzzi tubs, great beds. "Globa...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pasadena, CA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

This Marriott property has all one could ask for in or near Taos. It was our first trip to Taos and we enjoyed splendid autumn colors. The shops of Taos are typically "touristy," but fun. The hotel is beautiful -- a little above our normal price range as we travel, but worth the extra. We only had two nights in Taos, but would love to go back for a longer stay. It would be especially nice for an "escape" to a quite, relaxing few days at a resort hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Providence, Rhode Island
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

This was a great holiday trip. The hotel property has a number of different rooms. We stayed in the Global Village- with themed rooms. This was a really interesting property. the rooms were tremendously original, the property was landscaped really uniquely - I had plums off the tree every morning. The service was a little spotty - I know they have a manager now that is really looking after the well being of guests. Great pool, and super close to the center of town. I would stay there again, great place to rest after skiing in the hills.

Room Tip: Great global themed rooms.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
54 hotel reviews
Reviews in 92 cities Reviews in 92 cities
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We stayed here for one night, and were given a lovely room with a fireplace and massive bathroom. We were very happy with this, as we were staying at the hotel on Marriott points and weren't paying for the room. Breakfast was not included.
The next morning we found under our door a bill charging us for the room, not putting the room against points, and surprisingly for parking too. My husband went to reception to sort it out, and received no apology for their mistake on charging us for the room. That is very bad customer service, and as a frequent traveller to the USA, I was surprised at that. As for the parking, the hotel charges $12 dollars+ tax a night, valet parking or not, just to park on their land!! Not good. Also we got charged $9.99 + tax for internet use.
All of that somewhat soured our stay.

Room Tip: 626 is a lovely room
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We checked into this " Five Star" hotel this afternoon and have been wondering where they got the other three stars from?
We asked if the bell service could bring our bags to the room and were told they were in a meeting, could we bring them up ourselves. The lady at the check-in was sweet so I just let it go. The room was dirty, with candy wrappers under a chair and the carpet needed to be vacuumed.
This is not a five star hotel by any stretch of the imagination, we will cut our stay here short

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Placitas, New Mexico
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We wanted a few days for just my husband a myself to forget about our hectic lives and did we ever find the spot! I believe that if you enter El Monte Sagrado and open your self to what it has to offer, you will be amazed! The most peaceful, tranquil, revitalizing experience! It is nested in the quiet little town of Taos NM, (which is an experience in itself), of from the main square, but still close enough so you can wander out during the day if you choose to do so and enjoy the town, or you can simply stay in the resort, get a message, facial or pampering of your choice. The pool area is so big, with three different pools as well as an area where you can just sit and read and listen to the water falls. The bar and restaurant have amazing healthy and delicious food choices and wonderful drinks. We came back a second time and brought our two adult children and my 24 year old son who plays pool loved the 100 year old pool table and the pool matches. Something for everyone! Great for weddings!

Room Tip: The cabins are worth the extra money as they are very private and just add to your relaxation
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kelly R, Executive Assistant at El Monte Sagrado, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Thanks so much for the glowing review. This is exactly the experience we strive to provide all our guests. We look forward to having you back.
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Sylvania, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

As far as I am concerned there is no other place to stay in Taos and no other time to go other than the first week of October. Entire sides of mountains had changed into golden vistas with the turning of the aspen leaves. To return to reviewing the property, my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the Native American suite with its beautifully carved ornamentation and Southwestern ambiance. The public rooms such as the restaurant were lovely as well and the food excellent, We each enjoyed a very relaxing spa treatment and would highly recommend El Monte Sagrado to anyone traveling to Taos..

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 317 Kit Carson Road, Taos, NM 87571
Location: United States > New Mexico > Taos County > Taos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 17 Hotels in Taos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — El Monte Sagrado, Autograph Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 84
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