My husband and I booked this mini-vacation away from the kids and it was fantastic. The property is simply gorgeous, with ponds, fountains, little pathways and beautiful fruit trees. The spa, pool and restaurant areas are all like a zen oasis retreat. We were upgraded for free to a Native American suite room, and they were really beautiful with a balcony that overlooked the ponds. Also, you are a 15 minute easy walk to downtown Taos, so it is a very convenient location. We couldn't have planned a better get away for the two of us.
There were just a few minor issues that didn't really bug us, but seemed inconsistent with the 5 star quality of the rest of the hotel. First, our room had a flat screen TV, but not digital picture, so watching TV was annoying (not that we did that much in this hotel anyway). Our suite had an enormous, deep soaker tub, which I loved but could be tricky to get out of, particularly if you had any mobility issues. Also, we had a fridge, but no microwave (even all the cruddy hotels we stayed at along I-25 had microwaves in the room!). The restaurant was just okay - beautiful setting and the food was good, not out of this world, but pricey and somewhat small/limited. I'd recommend evening drinks on the patio, but dinner elsewhere.
Overall, I give it a big recommendation for a couple's get away. We saw a few kids there, but this hotel seems to be a little grown up for children.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just three blocks from Taos Plaza, El Monte Sagrado Living Resort and Spa offers a secluded yet indulgent sanctuary. In harmonious coexistence with its natural setting, El Monte Sagrado is surrounded by towering mountains and rustic high desert, sunlit, fish-filled streams, tropical flora and the sounds of calming waterfalls. Guests are inspired by the nurturing ambiance and mystique of the resort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Monte Sagrado Hotel Taos
- El Monte Sagrado Taos