Hotel Don Fernando De Taos

Address: 1005 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos, New Mexico, 87571, United States | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located on 1005 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos, is near Manby Hot Springs, Carson National Forest, Latir Peak Wilderness Area, and Cruces Basin Wilderness.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Don Fernando De Taos

    Not worth it for skiing

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    The room was okay and clean, however, the amenitites were very lacking. I wanted to spend some time at the hottub after a long day of skiing. However, the water was not hot at all and at a low level, and not always open all the time. When I asked the front desk to help get the water to be up to a suitable level and heated, they said they will send someone over to look at it. But noone shows up, so I ask again after 20 minutes, and they said they sent someone over to look at it. Again, nothing changes and I ask again, then slowly some cold water comes up from the bottom.

    For the aggravation and time wasted, I could have stayed a bit more modern hotel with a working hottub for the same amount and a clean room. I do not recommend staying there if you are skiing.

    Not all we expected but have had worse

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    Overall, the room rate was good= $55 a night on their website(internet rate), comfortable and good sized rooms, free continental breakfast, clean.

    But a couple of problems that annoyed the heck out of us: That hot tub that they are sooo proud of is somewhat like the the last reviewer described with the exception that it is bigger than they described; but the water level was low, and the water was not hot by any means. Example, I have a hot tub at my home, and by law it cannot be above 104 degrees, which is very, very hot! When complained to, they said they are taking care of it and it will be piping hot in 20 mins., well it did raise the water level and the water got warmer, but I will honestly say you could get your bath water hotter than their hot tub! The huge pool was nice, but it was very very cold, I thought they could of heated either the room better or maybe the water, but I didn't gripe cause the kids were switching back and forth from the bath water hot tub to the pool and seemed happy. Anyway, I asked upon checkout for use of their internet by a manager or someone behind the desk to print me a map or help me utilize their internet for mapping directions; well they said at check-in that wouldn't be a problem at all, come any time and they would print that right up for me, but at crunch time(check out) they said no one had permission to use their internet, only the head manager, which I new was crap and he happened to not be anywhere around. That is all my gripes. Good, clean rooms, otherwise nice staff, sorry hot tub, big pool, nice little breakfast, neat little bar, no internet if you don't have laptop, etc, etc. You get what you pay for I guess... I was told while skiing, that for budget travelers like myself, try the Hampton next time???

    Very Disappointed

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    Our main goal in visiting Taos was to go skiing, and after a long day of being on the slopes, what could be better than hitting the hot tub and soothing your muscles? It's a hypothetical question, because their "hot tub" was more of a half-full tepid tub. We read raves about this place having the best hot tub in the area, and when we finally got there, it was barely big enough to fit the four of us. Not that big of a deal, except that the water level was less than half, and it never rose above a lukewarm temperature.

    When we told the staff, they assured us it would just take about 15 minutes to raise the water level and the heat. The only thing that happened was a slight increase in freezing cold water on an evening that was around 25 degrees.

    Six times over two days we brought this up to the staff, who half the time were sitting at the bar, and six times they told us to just wait a little while and everything would be taken care of. It never was...

    I will say that the rooms were of sufficient size, and the beds were sleepable, however there was also a very strange smell coming from the room that was never found. The apathy of the staff and the greatly exaggerated claims about the hot tub made our stay quite unremarkable. I would recommend just about anywhere else. The skiing was great, though!

    Highly recommended

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    When I arrived, there was a bit of a delay in locating my reservation. Not to worry, I was upgraded to a suite. Although I didn't use the fireplace, it was nice to know it was included, along with a small fridge and coffee maker.

    The suite was more than enough room for my 2-night stay. The hotel is arranged in small sections with courtyards, and my upstairs suite was quiet and pleasant. A large group of kids with an athletic team (playing in some sort of tournament, I guess) were staying there too, and I was not disturbed at all by any extraneous noise as you might fear.

    Although not in the "downtown" area of Taos, this is a great place to relax and chill out.

    Don't Stay Here

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    Very outdated, unkempt, with apathetic staff. The reservationist at Fechin Inn recommends this place probably because her boyfriend works there. But you'd be so much better off staying somewhere else for what they charge you to stay here.

    Friendly and perfectly adequate

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    I visited during Thanksgiving 2004 with my husband and 1-year-old. It's not fancy; it's your slightly-above-average-Holiday-Inn-type of place. The rooms were clean and well-kept, and the front desk was very helpful with cribs, etc. The indoor pool was very nice on this freezing weekend. The hotel's only drawback is that it isn't in walking distance of anything interesting, unless you consider Wal-Mart to be interesting (it's across the street). Surprisingly, the bar was hopping - there was live music throughout the weekend.

    Great family hotel

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    Stayed here at the end of March for a hockey tournament.

    Had king suite -- lots of room for adults and kids -- great pool area for communal dining and entertainment!

    Good location awaay from downtown plaza, June 7-9, 2004

    from

    It's no longer part of holiday inn, and quite worn, but suites are nice with fireplaces, refrig in room, just ask to be upgraded. Pool in outdoors. Near movie theater, across the street. and other restaurants nearby, but about 15 min drive to where tourist areas are... we got the best rate by checking on orbitz, then calling hotel direct, they matched orbitz.

    Great value in Taos

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    My wife and I visit Taos every ski season and typically stay at a local bed and breakfast, but decided to hit Don Fernando this last time. The place is very affordable and accomodating for the price. If you are looking for an affordable hotel in the town of Taos then this is your answer. Drive up rooms are nice to lug skis in and out also.

    Taos Skier

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    We stayed here for a few nights to do some skiing at Taos. It's a clean place with a home-spun atmosphere as opposed to the usual Holiday Inn business traveler feel. I can't speak about the restaurants evening fare but for breakfast it was more than adequate. It has a small bar that's kind of fun for happy hour, most locals. The rooms are clean, fresh, and not terribly tacky (but this is not 4-star). I will stay here again.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Don Fernando De Taos

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