Travel Blogs from Taos
... large bridge that spans the Rio Grande. We thought we were driving in the wrong direction because we couldn't see anything, and then bam, we were crossing the bridge which spans a deep gorge. On the other side of the bridge both sides of the road are full of craft stallholders selling jewellery and other wares. We went around them up to the visitor centre to take some photos and then came back around so we could walk to the centre of the bridge. It was amazing to see ...
... running today as a tourist attraction. We took the train uphill, from Durango to Silverton and it took us 3 1/2 hours to cover 45 miles.
Silverton lies at 2800m altitude and our fleeces and jackets came out ! These days it’s a small historic town, preserving many of the buildings that were erected at the hight of gold mining more than 100 years ago.
After two days ...
... the lights out again and has proven herself to be a natural skier and quickly made friends with a family from Texas - Charlotte was kept on the "little kids" slope but she sucked it up really well and hunkered down and actually LEARNT how to turn and stop this time - last time she just blasted down the mountain in a straight line and started yelling for people to move when she approached the bottom. MUCH better outcome this time and she was really pleased with herself at ...
The campers at the site across from us at Mesa Verde were heading to New Mexico for a month, and before leaving they suggested that a visit to Taos Pueblo, where Puebloans have been living for a thousand years, would provide a wonderful follow-up to what we had seen at Mesa Verde; furthermore, one could camp at Ghost Ranch, where Georgia O'Keeffe had lived and painted for many years. Since we had not planned an itinerary beyond Canyon de Chelly, ...
We were bound and determined to make it to Taos during this trip, despite the distance from Albuquerque. We weren't totally sure what to expect, but headed out early on Sunday morning to begin the adventure.
Past Santa Fe, we took the turnoff for the High Road to Taos. Along the route were little towns and villages, high desert, mountains, and forests. The route goes through the Sangre de Cristo ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking
Historical Traveler Reviews Hampton Inn Taos
Zimmer in Ordnung, Frühstück nichts Besonderes
Dies war unser zweiter Aufenthalt innerhalb von acht Monaten. Ich bin ein großer Fan der Hampton Inn Kette, allerdings nur von Hotels, die eigens für die Kette gebaut wurden. Das Zimmer war sauber und die Internetverbindung war kostenlos und hat reibungslos funktioniert. Das Hampton Inn Frühstück war wirklich nichts Besonderes und wenig zufriedenstellend. Alles scheint aufgewärmte Tiefkühlkost zu sein, sparen Sie also ihre Zeit und gehen Sie lieber zu Michales Kitchen. Für New Mexico und besonders für Taos ist das Hotel immer noch ein ziemlich guter Deal.
A bit less than expected from a Hilton brand
This property was suffering from neglect unlike most Hampton inns. Hampton nationwide has a well earned reputation for standards and high quality.
The tub would not drain in our room. The box springs were so worn that someone had cut the pillow tops off of them leaving the fringe exposed when the covers were pulled back. The room was in a state of disrepair that is almost never experienced with Hamptons. The 100% satisfaction guarantee resulted in our rooms being free, but this should not have happened. The whole place looked worn.
Staff was nice. Room was clean. Breakfast was good...but there were not enough tables for everyone to eat. We had to eat in lobby one morning. Staff was helpful and friendly. Location is not close to the plaza. Lots of traffic. Nice restaurant next door called Tequilas. Good view of mountains from the pool and parking lot.
MAIN complaint was that the heated pool was VERY COLD. WE avoided another hotel in town because someone said their pool was cold. AND then we had a cold on too.
My wife and I stayed at the Hampton Inn for three nights over Memorial Day. We were very pleased with the facility. The rooms were large and clean and quiet! Ask for room 231 - it's a corner unit on the top floor, and you'll only have one neighbor. We received an AARP rate of $89 per night, which was very reasonable considering the overall quality of the hotel and the room. Our only disappointment was the continental breakfast. Unless you arrive very early, there won't be any fruit left.
Filthy loggy & restroom
Walked into the lobby to use the restroom prior to cheking in. Lobby was well worn and looking dated. Restroom was VERY dirty. Cancelled my reservation and went elsewhere!
I stayed 1 night at the hotel and was fully satisfied. Room was clean and quiet. Pool and whirlpool are in a separate building steps away from the main building. Free breakfast was tasty and had a good variety of items. The property is located on the main road into Taos, where all the hotels are located. It is a little further from the Taos plaza and pueblo than most of the hotels on the main road. On the other hand, it is very close to Rancho de Taos and the famous church there.
Good Service and Clean Facility
Very nice hotel, with polite and informative staff. Liked having the bill receipt slipped under the door so we could leave early and not have to check out. Nice continental breakfast with a little different selection (e.g. hot bisquits and gravy; sausage) as well as the usual.
Very easy stay
Very clean hotel with staff that is considerate. The breakfast is well managed and seems to be something that someone cares about. Most of the hotel staff struck me as caring. I really think it is a good place to stay.
Fairly new Hampton managed pretty well...
Clean, well maintained, on the main drag at the south end of town, a bit of a drive to the plaza but worth it for a modern hotel. The staff is a little snotty and none of the housekeeping staff or supervisors spoke English but that's not unusual anywhere else these days. Good hot breakfast with cold cereals and top notch cheese danish. I could forgive them for being out of orange juice one morning, but not two in a row. Can't someone go get a couple of gallons of Minute Maid from the grocery store? Otherwise, one of the better Hamptons of the 3 I've stayed at in the last year.
Thought the Hampton was good.
Check-in was quick and painless as I had a reservation. The room was nice and clean. The continental breakfast was good and included some hot food such as french toast and waffles.