Hotel Don Fernando De Taos
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I headed for Taos, NM today. Some of the drive was through some nice scenery. Near Taos I came across Earthship Biotecture, a group of houses built with natural and recycled materials using solar and wind for power. I stopped and ...
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I had a great day watching football (the Broncos and the Giants was good), but the all time butt-kicking, mauling, came against ...
Overcast and drizzle at Taos Pueblo, but we got good photos.
Found another great brew pub, the Ale House at Taos, where the singer gave us his CD. Great guitar player on to Santa Fe.
It took hours to drive through the flat hell of north-west Texas. The miles seemed to get longer and longer, and it was so dry. Nothing but a brown, flat horizon, punctuated by stinky stockyards, red road signs, oil pumps, and wind farms. No wonder. The wind whips across those plains and you have to hold the steering wheel at a 45 degree angle just to stay in the lane. We made an overnight stop in Abilene on the way north ...
... s mecca up here). Whilst there I heard a couple of friends calling out to each other below, one yelled to the other "hey Pablo don't forget the tacos", what more can I say :)
One of the museums I saw today was Kit Carson's house. He was an explorer and mountain man that arrived in the area in the mid 1820s. During his life time he was a fur trapper, an Indian Agent and an Army officer. His first two wives were Indian (the first Arapahoe, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Don Fernando De Taos
Not worth it for skiing
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.
Overall, the room rate was good= $55 a night on their website(internet rate), comfortable and good sized rooms, free continental breakfast, clean.
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 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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.