This was the only hotel I saw in the middle of the town. It is right in the main square and everything is within walking distance.
When we arrived the staff on reception (who I think were the owners) were very friendly and efficient. We had booked on line and the website had not passed on that we needed a room for 4 as we were travelling with our 2 boys. The staff immediately changed our room to a bigger one - 2 interconnecting rooms actually, at no additional charge. The lady also immediately ran to the room to check it was ready for us.
The hotel is beautiful and an interesting old building which has a collection of DH Lawrence paintings. We didn't have a chance to see them which is a pity but they are open several times a day. We were not aware of his connection to the area.
There is a lovely mezzanine with a PC and games. Unfortunately the wifi only seems to work in this area, but that was a very minor issue for us.
There is complimentary coffee at the cafe adjoining. I'm not sure if it is part of the same business but would agree with the comment from another contributor that the service here was not so friendly, but again a minor issue.
Overall a great place to stay in Taos with style and character.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The oldest hotel in Taos centrally located on the historic Plaza. Completely renovated to provide the most current 21st century amenities amid historic, authentic, southwestern atmosphere and architecture. Home to the infamous D.H. Lawrence Forbidden Art collection. The hotel's Plaza Cafe offers authentic Northern New Mexican cuisine at moderate prices and guests enjoy complimentary coffees and teas in the Starbucks "Noula's" Coffee shop. ... more less
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