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“Excellent B&B in a Great Location” 4 of 5 stars
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Casa Benavides Historic Inn
137 Kit Carson Road, Taos, NM 87571   |  
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Ranked #14 of 25 Taos B&B and Inns
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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73 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent B&B in a Great Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We wanted a nice and clean place to stay close to the square in Taos so we could walk down every day. This is the spot. The room was clean and reflected the history of Taos in the fireplace, ceiling and flooring. The skylight over the bed (Jemez Room) woke us early, but that was fine for use. Breakfast was wonderful, home made granola, fruit and yogurt or milk, sometimes fresh muffins, and then a hot breakfast if you wanted. Tea at 3:00 included freshly baked cakes, cookies, bars - probably eight different choices, with tea and lemonade. Just a delightful experience all around. We didn't try the hot tub, but enjoyed our morning coffee by the fountain one morning. We will stay there again for sure.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fort Worth, Texas
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The rooms were beautiful and cozy, very clean, and mirrored the town very well.The breakfast was okay, but the afternoon tea was fun. It was in a great location right down the street from old town/historic Taos.

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  • Stayed June 2014, 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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Newhall, California
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28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

Located within walking distance of the plaz this is a large facility but doesn't seem big with rooms around courtyards or in separate buildings. Breakfast includes juice, fresh fruit, ttasty granola, hot dish to order, and muffins. Servers are friendly and attentive.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York
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65 reviews
34 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We actually came back to Taos specially to stay at this hotel again. It is beautiful, well-appointed, GREAT breakfast and afternoon tea with freshly baked goodies, helpful staff, great location, lots of rooms to choose from, each one unique and beautiful. Could not ask for anything more. Perhaps our favorite hotel in all our travels.

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  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Sacramento, California
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We stayed here 3 nights. As the title indicates the hotel is in the middle of town so it allows one to walk around to shops and galleries. The hotel itself is clean and decorated nicely. The problems I found were:
*The king size bed was old and well used. In other words it was a "role to the middle type of bed".
*There were lights out side the room. I have no problem with this. But there was no way to block the lights from shining into our room. There were blinds, but merely for privacy not blocking out lights. We resorted to getting a piece of cardboard and laying it against the door to prevent the lights from illuminating our room. I am not kidding, one could read by the amount of light shining into our room.
*The breakfast was ok if one liked greasy pastries. They did offer granola (which was good) and an egg based dish. To be fair I don't eat beef, the egg dish was offered with a beef chili sauce which might have helped it.
But the egg based dish, which they called a quiche, was bland and really rubbery when eaten with out the chili sauce.
As I said above, one is paying for location and not much more.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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NJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We only planned on staying here for one night, then moving on to Santa Fe. We loved our room & experience so much we stayed another night. So happy we did! The room was absolutely perfect! Great wood burning fireplace, Spanish tiled bathroom & High Desert decor. The breakfast was sensational! Best granola ever. We even bought a pound to go. Would highly recommend this B&B for anyone looking to really relax. We had dessert & wine in front of our fireplace. Didn't want to leave.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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308 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

One of our principles of travel is that we prefer a location that offers us the ability to walk to/from in the evenings after we have had an "adult beverage' or two. Getting behind the wheel of a vehicle is not only irresponsible but unnecessary during the evening hours! Casa Benavides is located a long block from the main plaza and a bit further from a choice of centrally located restaurants. We truly enjoy a nice casual walk back to our lodging after dinner and this establishment fits the bill.

The staff (front desk & kitchen) is exceptional and you can see the pride they take in making Casa Benavides an enjoyable place to stay.

For future trips, we will never look at a different establishment for a place to stay as it fits our needs perfectly!

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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: 137 Kit Carson Road, Taos, NM 87571
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Taos County > Taos
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Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #14 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Taos
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Number of rooms: 30
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