This is really the only neat place to stay if you're visiting the old West town of Las Vegas, New Mexico (which, sadly, does not have an old West feel, more like a depressed economy feel. But they do have great antique stores - well priced and really old interesting stuff - Rough Rider Antiques near the train station, also there's one on the plaza).
The food in the dining room is really good - real hash browns made from someone slicing real potatoes, a green chili Southwestern stew with chicken - yum!
The rooms are architecturally beautiful - 12 foot ceilings, tall windows, spacious. We stayed in the only King suite in the old part of the hotel - #301. The decor is tired - the mattress actually caved in the center, one lamp needed new bulbs to work (but maintenance never came), we didn't get the wake-up call we asked for (but so much light streamed in the windows that we woke up anyway), and one hair dryer was broken. Still, I enjoyed being there - the rooms are pretty low priced so I didn't feel ripped off. Big flat screen TV and the WiFi worked - yay!
The staff was very nice when you spoke to them. I tried to reach them in the morning though, and the phone rang & rang until it finally hung up on me - no one picked up. So you get the idea.
Still, you don't often get the chance to stay in a real live 1880's hotel where they used to have hangings in the center of a plaza that you can see from your room.
By the way, the "new" section is really an old building that was recently converted to more space for the Plaza Hotel. So it's old, but the rooms are more nicely decorated. If I were to come back, I'd stay in the new part.
Free WiFi and free hot breakfast made to order! (not buffet). Eggs, bacon, home fries, grapes, a homemade biscuit and coffee! Also, they allow dogs, which always makes me feel warm-hearted toward a hotel. (I didn't see any though, just people).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Finest historic hotel (1882) and fine dining in Northern New Mexico, overlooking the beautiful Plaza Park. This is the only hotel in downtown historic Las Vegas - once the biggest and richest city in New Mexico, with 1000+ historic buildings! Purchased in 2014 by owners of the legendary La Posada in Winslow AZ, the Plaza Hotel is receiving a top-to-bottom upgrade. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Plaza Hotel Las Vegas