We have stayed at this hotel/motel five or six times. Before we always reserved a king room which as been very adequate in size. This time we reserved a two room suite which is convenient because I can get up with the dog early and let my wife sleep in. And obviously the property is pet friendly.
I think there are eight different buildings, each with two floors. The lay out is great and the hotel is on Pueblo del Sur, the main road through Taos. The rooms are in need of remodeling including new carpets and new furniture. You might say everything is well worn.
The landscaping is in need of maintenance as the lawn had not been mowed in over two weeks, weeds were everywhere, and volunteer Siberian elms were in many of the flower beds. The bar in the main building was closed, supposedly being updated although there was no sign of activity. Breakfast was provided in the restaurant. The food was fair. This was apparently the only use of the restaurant.
The property could be great with the location and layout. But the owners need to invest in it or it will be gone before long.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bargain affordable Taos hotels, 1.5 mi south of plaza on Rt 68, the main street, free breakfast, indoor pool, long term stay, 1 and 2 bedroom suites, fireplaces, plus Stray Catt II Restaurant casual dining - traditional Northern New Mexican plus American favorites.Don Fernando Taos Hotel - sitting on the Camino Real - Route #68, 1.5 miles from the heart of town - the plaza,Now under new management:- with indoor swimming pool- free hotel breakfast- extended stay accommodation- pets welcome - lots of green space for walking- hotel layout is that of small versions of the Taos Pueblo "look" - set in grass courtyards and under trees.- 112 rooms, many with sleeper sofas or two twins, arranged in six courtyard like pavillions- Plus 12 suites with fireplaces - one and two bedrooms plus sleeper sofa - superior for a family get-away- 2 large boardrooms- restaurant space for catering functions- all rooms are in "pods" of 22 rooms - built to look like the Taos Pueblo- built around a small pueblo-like courtyard- Two floors onlyHeated Pool All Year Round at our Taos Hotel. We are the only Taos Hotel with an indoor pool all year round. It is a standard oblong pool but we do have blow-up toys, wading pool, water games and a family resort feel. Our pool is open year-round, heated, and under glass. As the one indoor pool at a Taos hotel, we see many of our guests with families taking a break here in Taos, taking advantage of our affordable one and two bedroom suites with fireplaces and, then, after a day of exploring mountains and gorges, spending the evening at the pool. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Don Fernando De Taos
- Don Fernando De Hotel Taos