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Josefina's Old Gate
Ranked #2 of 2 Mesilla B&B and Inns
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62 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Perfect place ever!!!”
Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

My daughter and I go here every other weekend for mommy daughter lunch. This place is beautiful, food is great and priced nicely. Sometimes they have great patio music. Service is okay, people could be a little friendlier though.

  • Stayed April 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Hey, before we get too far into thread counts, am I the only one who noticed that this place is twice the price of the competition??? The good reviews for this place were reassuring, but why oh why so high? Well, I took the gamble and have now been there and back and.....YES, it is fair market value.
The issue, I believe, is that there is not really any place in Los Cruces to compare it to; if the same facility was in any other city, you would have a bargain. Compared to ABQ, SF, or my hometown Chicago...well such a deal!!!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Mn
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Kathleen, who owns and operates Josefina's, uses nothing but the finest for her accommodations and her restaurant. The sheets are silken, the towels fluffy, the ingredients for the fine food is the freshest and it is a winning philosophy. This is a wonderful place to stay and to eat. It has a beautiful patio and we look forward to returning..especially for another bowl of posole and fresh baked goods.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wimberley, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 12, 2013

My husband and I spent New Year's weekend at Josefina's Old Gate Inn in Mesilla, New Mexico. Our King room was the size of a large suite and the Kiva fireplace was situated in front of the bed where we lit a log and kept cozy and warm. Linens were silky and the comforter very luxurious for the cold nights. In front of our entry was the historic town square which was lit with Christmas lights and the church's bell rang out at different times during the day. This was a charming and wonderous holiday stay for both of us. It was unexpected since I wasn't familiar with this part of New Mexico, but the reviews of Josefina's Old Gate Inn enticed us to stay. It was a welcome and positive surprise to bring in the New Year in such pleasant surroundings. The proprietor is available to welcome you to her lovely inn.

Room Tip: There are only two rooms. I chose the King suite because it had a window to the front and I like nat...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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El Paso
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2012

..Has to be the nicest place Ive ever stayed. Had the queen suite & loved it. Has a beautiful private patio/sitting area with a beautiful SW garden. As a guest, you have rein of a beautiful kitchen and can tour the shop at your leisure. The staff/owners were very pleasant and accomodating. You also have a very secure private parking area for your car--a commodity in old mesilla. A little more money than places down the road, but worth every penny!

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 2, 2012 via mobile

Stayed two evenings in Josephina's historic inn on the square while visiting Las Cruces area and was not disappointed. Mesilla is 'old New Mexico' and the buildings feel like a step back in time with 21st century amenities. Our stay was in the king room and it was charming, quiet, clean and the bed comfortable. The restaurant attached to the Inn is available for breakfast with a discount. Since our stay included a Monday when the restaurant is closed, we found The Bean around the corner stood in quite well. We would definitely stay in Mesilla in Josephina's again.

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2011

My husband and I stayed in the Queen room for two nights. The property is clean and well cared for. Highlights included the restaurant area's patio and the fact that we were in the middle of Mesilla and could walk everywhere. Mesilla is certainly a more interesting place to stay than Las Cruces. I'm not giving this property five stars because it wasn't an "out of the park" experience, but I certainly wouldn't hesitate to refer a friend here. It's a nice place. If you like antiques, you'll love it here, by the way. And if you like to walk, head to the irrigation canal near the pottery studio, and head out among the neighborhoods and pecan orchards.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Josefina's Old Gate
Address: 2261 Calle de Guadalupe, Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM 88046
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Las Cruces > Mesilla
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Mesilla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This quaint adobe house known simply as “Josefina’s” has long been a symbol of warmth and welcome on the Historic Old Mesilla Plaza. Josefina’s is aptly named for the dynamic and outgoing woman who lived here for nearly 35 years and established the Luminaria Tradition of Mesilla. Dating back to the early 1900’s this home has served as a place to gather, socialize, and celebrate. This tradition lives on as “Josefina’s” opens its gates to the community and visitors of Mesilla.Once the site of holiday open houses and afternoon get-togethers, we now invite all to relax, spend time with friends and family, and enjoy the plaza in an intimate and comfortable setting. Whether you are gathering for a tea party on our patio, a luncheon in our café, celebrating a special anniversary in our Historic Inn, or shopping for that “must have” at Old Gate Antique’s, you are sure to find the warmth of Southern New Mexico charm. ... more   less 
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