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The La Fonde is located right on the historic plaza and we loved our stay. There is ample parking at the back of the hotel which is $6 per night payable at reception. All the staff we encountered in both the hotel and adjacent Starbucks were lovely. The bedrooms have bags of character and, though we had 2 large cases, still had ample room. There is no restaurant in the hotel but free coffee, tea, etc. is provided on the first floor each morning. The location is five minutes walk max from bars and restaurants
Great location, front desk staff are welcoming and knowledgeable, room....spotless, and overall the hotel was a relaxing and perfect place to use as home base in Taos. And if you happen to be here at the right time like we were, the farmers market is right outside the front door!
We chose this hotel due to the perfect location for exploring all that Taos has to offer. Hotel itself is old but very well maintained. We had a king balcony room on the third level (no elevator to 3rd fl) so asked for help with our luggage and staff happy to assist. It does not have A/C but in Oct it was actually chilly. The second floor has a nice lounge area for guests. You can get your Starbucks fix at street level, grab a newspaper and relax on the second floor. The bath was a tad tight, not enough plugs, and skimpy on water pressure but none of that was a problem. Water is a very precious thing in the SW. Taos does seem to have a homeless problem like many cities today. We enjoyed our coffee on a park bench right outside and watched the same several people walk round and round the plaza checking out the trash cans, sad and a tad uncomfortable. The bed was very comfortable, though with windows open we did hear street noise off and on through the night. The topper however was around 6 am what sounded like a trash or dump truck was backing up on the street just below our room making all kids of noise with really loud back up warning signals. We got up, but be forewarned if you like to sleep in around 8 am the church bells started ringing.
This place is a real delight. It is not a modern hotel (inside or out). The mattresses aren't three feet thick. There might not be air conditioning, but you really don't need it in the mountains. (Enjoy the fresh air.) The bathroom fixtures aren't from this century but they work and they're clean. The hallways are full of local art, plus books and board games to enjoy in the generous, cozy common areas. It's a friendly old family-run place with all the quirks one comes to New Mexico for. There are charming (and even good) restaurants all around the plaza. And, yes, D.H. Lawrence should have stuck to writing.
much choice in lodging .. Bike broke .. luckily right at the intersection uphill from the hotel .. front desk was very courteous, thorough and informative .. Starbucks coffee in the lobby .. old historic hotel in the heart of things .. pillows 4/5, linens 4/5, towels 4/5 .. little noise from road at night but honestly no complaints .. great food and shopping well within walking distance .. any future times through Taos, La Fonda will be our stop for the night ..
Where do I start? This was the scene of a great weekend in Taos. This hotel is a very very nice stucco establishment. The hotel itself is old but very well maintained. We had a room with a king and a balcony overlooking the Taos Plaza. Just for grins its room 302. The pictures are exactly what you get in this room. Very nice and comfortable. Bathroom was small but very doable.Bed was very soft and slept very well on it. The rooms are clean and the staff was right on top of everything. The only drawback if there is one is that the hotel does not have A/C...but..please dont let that stop you from staying here. They have swamp coolers on the roof that run like central air. Was very comfy with the window open. We went last of July last week and the nights were in the 50s. We did buy a box fan and placer it by the window and actually had to cover up it got so cool. The location of this place is the big winner./ It is situated right on the plaza with tons of shops and galleries. I guess the only thing about this place that i did not like was the stairs from level two to level three... But that was menial. I got over it quickly. STAY HERE... ITS A PLUS DECISION.
Beautiful hotel featuring excellent shops , delightful eating spots and some amazing antiques. I enjoyed the lovely coffee shop and found. That other restaurants. To be quite nice as well. A terrific knife store is attached nearby offering top notch cutlery and gifts
Can't comment on this place as a hotel because we only stopped in to see the paintings. That said, you couldn't find a more central location. So please take no note of the "average" score I was obliged to put in the review The story behind the collection was extremely interesting and helped bring to life a character whose books I read avidly in my teens. Frankly, it is no surprise that the original exhibition of these paintings was banned but scarcely on the grounds of indecency. They are simply awful paintings. Nevertheless, a worthwhile trip and €3 well spent.
This is an old hotel right on the central plaza, close to all the central restaurants and sights including Kit Carson House and restaurants are nearby.This is an ideal spot to do the Enchanted Circle drive, by the way do it anticlockwise for best views.
When I booked the room the staff failed to inform me that there was no air conditioning, website says there is -- so do they just turn it on when they feel it is needed? Our 'suite' had two rooms with a queen bed in one and king bed in other and each had their own tv. The room with king bed had a window which we had to open to cool the rooms - they did have ceiling fans. After dinner the rooms had cooled down and were comfortable so we felt that sleeping would be good due to the cool breeze coming in. However the street noise was such that without ear plugs sleep would have been impossible. Loud cars, bar noise and people walking by under the window - we were on the second floor. The next morning the city was out bright and early setting up for an event on the Plaza so again lot's of noise and this does not even include the church chimes which began at 7 a.m. Although the staff were gracious and accommodating they were not enough to make up for the room noise and temperature issues. I would not stay there again and certainly not recommend the hotel.
Hotel La Fonda Taos places you next to Taos Plaza and Taos Plaza Theater and Arts Center. This 25-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi.
This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.
Hotel La Fonda Taos's 25 rooms are air-conditioned and provide free newspapers, free local calls, and free bottled water. Guests can expect LCD TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Ceiling fans and ironing boards are also standard.
Guests of Hotel La Fonda Taos enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and free newspapers. Self parking is offered for USD 6 per night. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Additional amenities include wedding services and a fireplace in the lobby.