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“Easy to find, quiet” 4 of 5 bubbles
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El Camino Lodge
Ranked #15 of 17 Hotels in Taos
Superior, CO
Level Contributor
91 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Easy to find, quiet”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

We'd never before been to Taos so weren't sure what to expect -- we'd picked this motel based on its low price and certainly were pleased with that. We arrived v-e-r-y late (after midnight), had called to let them know, and they were kind and welcoming. The room was clean and quiet -- nothing fancy but we didn't need that. The motel is on the main drag (Paseo) as are many hotels, and it would've hurt to find out we'd spent more money on another hotel equally located, so that is a BIG win for then Whitten Inn.

We have a young child with mobility issues, so loved getting to park right in front of our first-floor room.

They offer a fair breakfast which is always nice. If I were to return to Taos this would be a fair choice for a hotel, although I always prefer to rent a house if possible ....

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank June_Boys
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Denver, Colorado
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39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

This is definitely a two star motel, but for a two-star, the price was very fair, the rooms were clean and decent, and the staff was quite friendly and helpful. It's a mile from the Plaza, and if you're walking it is not a scenic or interesting trip.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Hal G
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sarasota
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

I spent an entire week at the Whitten Inn in Taos NM and was treated like royalty...esp. by the manager Natasha. Clean, quiet, perfection. I highly recommend a long or short say at this economical friendly Inn.

Room Tip: back rooms are lovely
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank PattycakeSarasota
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Mclean, Va.
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013

The staff was very polite and sincerely helpful. However, the hotel needs some repair and updating. And don't bother paying additional money for the rooms with fireplaces because the fireplaces provide barely discernible flames and add no warmth or charm.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alice M
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52 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

The room was large and clean, with a gas fireplace and we were allowed to have our dog along. The rooms looked to be recently remodeled, with fresh paint and a new TV. The hot tub is huge and was well-cared for (clean). The breakfast was typical continental with a self-made waffle machine available. This hotel could work on frequency in attending to the breakfast room. The trash was overflowing both mornings and the key item....coffee...was often out. Also, the external halls are clean, but aging and need some attention.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Wb81224
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Utah
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

We travel quite a lot for business and pleasure, but our favorite destination is Taos. We love the people and the skiing...Of course we always stay here at the Whitten Inn when we're in town and its not just because of the friendly staff or the clean rooms, not to mention the fabulous heated indoor pool and hot tub, but the signs that they always have up which attracted us to this hotel in the first place. We think that they are clever and lots of fun. We were here just last week and we got to fip a coin to see if we could get a half priced room on their already reasonable prices. And a month ago we sang a song to get a $20 dollar discount which the kids loved doing. Everytime we're here its always something new we're excited to see what they come up with for next week. If your in taos, make this your hotel for good fun, great service and clean rooms. They really do make you feel like your at home.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Utahmommie
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Spring, Texas
Level Contributor
18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

This hotel was average and you can tell they are updating the property. The breakfast they offered was excellent. The staff was extremely friendly and welcoming. We had a two night stay with no worries. Also, the price was VERY reasonable. Thank you.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SpringChick2920
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Property: El Camino Lodge
Address: 615 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571-5228
Location: United States > New Mexico > Taos County > Taos
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 17 Hotels in Taos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — El Camino Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 110
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly owned, operated, and renovated! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Whitten Hotel Taos
Paragon Hotel Taos

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