The Best Hotels to Book in Taos, New Mexico

Taos offers a chance to get acquainted with traditional New Mexico architecture
Taos offers a chance to get acquainted with traditional New Mexico architecture | © BHammond / Alamy Stock Photo
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23 December 2021

​​Surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the lure of this art colony town has many facets – rich spiritual traditions, fine art, distinctive cuisine, a thriving music scene and of course, the raw, natural beauty of the landscape. Also home to a world-class ski resort in Taos Ski Valley, and a Unesco-listed site in Taos Pueblo, you’ll never be short of something to do. When you need a place to lay your head, check out the best hotels in Taos, bookable on Culture Trip.

Club Wyndham Taos – for living away

Club Wyndham Taos outdoor pool with hot tub and loungers
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This fantastic high-desert mesa resort is located at the base of the spectacular Sangre de Cristo Mountains, just a 2-minute walk from the Taos Art Museum and a 7-minute drive from Taos Pueblo. The comfortable accommodation feels like a home away from home, with large in-room living areas adorned with earthy tones reflecting the local landscape. There are separate outdoor pools for adults and children, a games room with a pool table and a well-equipped gym. There are also gas fireplaces for colder nights.

Blue Sky Retreat Center – for a reflective vacation

Blue Sky Retreat Center lounge area with traditional fireplace and wood beams
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Just a short way from Taos Plaza, this refined ranch, built in 1925, will slot you right into the landscape and the local way of life in no time. There are eighteen individually decorated rooms that range from a cozy and romantic getaway for two with a warm and inviting fireplace, to pueblo-style larger rooms that can host a group of up to seven. Would-be hippies will love the chili pepper-shaped pool, sweat lodge, yoga yurt, and even the peaceful meditation path.

Palacio de Marquesa – for an inn-credible stay

Palacio De Marquesa tile floors in chic dining space with fireplace and exposed beams
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This beautiful inn offers visitors a very bougie take on a mountain retreat in northern New Mexico. This luxury hotel in Taos pays tribute to the remarkable women of Taos, with rooms honoring Georgia O’Keeffe and Gene Kloss, both artists with connections to the town. Amenities include complimentary breakfast (delivered up to your room if you wish), marble bathrooms with heated floor tiles, and wood-burning fireplaces.

Dreamcatcher B&B – for sweet dreams

Dreamcatcher room with fireplace, exposed beams and tiled floor
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​​A short walk from Taos Plaza, this high-end and welcoming B&B features accommodation decorated in a Southwestern style; some with heated floor tiles, some with vaulted ceilings. You’ll love the complimentary local lip balms and soaps in your room. All rooms have private entrances which open out to the beautiful communal gardens with hammocks, fountains, and plenty of seating space to snuggle up around the firepit. They serve a cooked breakfast, and, most importantly, freshly baked cookies. Yes, please.

El Monte Sagrado Resort & Spa – for a worldly experience

El Monte Sagrado Resort & Spa outdoor ponds with lush greenery and balconies
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More of a Hacienda than a resort, this striking hotel is situated in the mountains of Northern New Mexico, surrounded by waterfalls, ponds, and cottonwood trees. Rooms are inspired by cultures around the world, and feature amenities such as beamed ceilings, private patios – and even the odd sarcophagus in the Egypt suite. Sip a cocktail under a giant snake in the Anaconda Bar, or munch on regional and seasonal American dishes in the refined restaurant. You’ll love soothing your soul in the wellness center, with two hydrotherapy tubs and a sizable saltwater pool.

Hotel Don Fernando De Taos, Tapestry Collection By Hilton – for a chain hotel with a twist

Hotel Don Fernando De Taos bar with steer skulls and stools with flatscreen
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Close to Taos Plaza and Harwood Museum of Art, Hilton has really blended into the local area with this pueblo-style hotel. Spanning six buildings over six acres of land, you’ll be greeted by a faux adobe facade, and you’ll find murals of pueblos in the contemporary guest rooms. Relax in the indoor pool, before digging into breakfast – both complimentary and served in a classy restaurant featuring indigenous artwork.

The Blake at Taos Ski Valley – for a stay near the slopes

The Blake at Taos Ski Valley room with wooden bed, ski art and desk
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The skiing, hiking and snowboarding in this mountainous part of New Mexico is excellent. If you’re looking for a stay near the slopes, this high-end offering is an 80-room alpine guesthouse next to Lift 1. When you come back from a day out in the powder, The Blake’s luxurious rooms give the alpine lodge vibe a Southwestern twist, and the onsite spa offers massages, facials, body treatments, and even an oxygen bar. Ski storage is also available.

The Historic Taos Inn – for a sleep steeped in history

The Historic Taos Inn room with fireplace and antique cupboard
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This inn offers warm, Southwestern hospitality and adobe architecture dating back to the 1800s. Welcoming guests looking for an authentic experience for generations, every room has charming individual detail – from antique furniture and hand-carved doors to wood-burning fireplaces. The dining options, meanwhile, include a very popular local bar (featuring limey margaritas and live bluegrass musicians), and a restaurant celebrating everything New Mexico – try the ceviche. Just three minutes walk from Taos Plaza, amenities include free yoga sessions, gym passes, and an indoor pool.

Hotel La Fonda Taos – for being in the heart of the action

Hotel La Fonda Taos lobby with art, wooden beams and fireplace
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​​Fonda Taos? You will be after staying at this authentic pueblo-style hotel, the only one on Taos Plaza. The homely bedrooms, some featuring plaza views, are rustic, cozy, and restful (with pillowtop mattresses). There is also a striking 12-sleeper penthouse available. There’s a colorful and friendly on-site café serving Starbucks coffee, assorted pastries and cookies. Want to discover more history? You’re just a short drive from Taos Pueblo.

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