Hotel Don Fernando De Taos
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We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Santa Fe...It took me a long time to get the theme song to Cat Balloo out of my head though" We decided a Hot Spring was just what the doctor ordered...and we were right! They even had a camping spot available. Ojo has done quite a lot of spiffing up since I was last here. The last time I visited was during a Rosen Method workshop and one of my fellow students improvised a Watsu (Watsu is somewhere between a Thai Massage and a free-flowing ...
We drove the Enchanted Circle yesterday and these are a few of the pictures that I took. It was cloudy and rained on us a little. Had lunch in Taos at a Mexicsn resturant and then went grocery shopping. Real exciting but on Monday we were driving back from Mike and Kristin's and stopped for gas in ...
... we left for Taos in New Mexico, arriving this evening. Just outside Taos we visited the Taos Pueblo Unesco World Heritage Site, the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in north America. which was interesting, with all its adobe structures. Adobe as in buildings, not PDF reader ... However, most structures are empty and the whole place felt rather soulless and desolate.
... for six days so we are prone to get altitude sickness at this time. After the jiu jitsu match, I felt very drained and exhausted, but as soon as I listened to some 8 mile Eminem tracks the discomfort dissipated. We are all eating very well so I am not worried about altitude sickness, my body seems to be adjusting well. I am glad I got to push myself to the limit today, this is the first time I felt like I got a real workout since being away from Titans Academy.
... br> Driving along the road we stopped at the Orillia Verde Recreation Area (this is a National Wildlife Area). The Rio Grande Gorge runs along the highway and a side road where there are about five campground first come right along the river. George and I stopped along the road and took pictures of kayakers and rafters running the rapids on the Rio Grande. The Rio Grande passes through 800 foot chasms of the Rio Grande Gorge here. Class 2 ...
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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.