Indian Hills Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Historical Traveler Reviews Indian Hills Inn Taos
Splendid Indian Hills Inn!
Set in the historic part of Taos, this little gem sits minutes from all that's going on downtown. The rooms are comfy and spacious, and the park, lovely to relax in. The element which makes this hotel special in my eyes is the service. Unlike elite hotels where the smiles are forced, the folks here are chatty and genuine. They will help you require anything you may need with a twinkle in their eye. I love it so much, I stay there at least once a week, 4 hours away from Durango! Keep it up guys!!
The hotel is a dump. No matress pads, noisy at night, and poor service during checkout.
Place is a dump
Boy do pictures lie. There's nothing quite like that feel of having your feet stick to a dirty carpet. It would have been less dirty to camp out. Sometimes small hotels are cozy. This is not the case with this one. I strongly recommend against this place. Not even sure if they change the sheets between visits.
Lots of nice hotels in town to choose from, this just isn't one of them.
Good value for price paid
Stayed in one of the king rooms in the newer section. Room is quite spacious and well kept but the sound proofing is rather poor. If your neighbor is engaging in any "activities" you will know about it and vice-versa. Housekeeping was prompt and detailed. Small continental breakfast provided. Basically mini-bagels, coffee and OJ.
The in room guide advised that the pool would be open from mid-May to mid-September. We were there in June and it was empty and sorely in need of maintenance before filling. Not sure if it even works any more and as it was not pool weather we did not enquire further. If a pool is a deal breaker for you, I would call ahead.
Advertised as 2 blocks from the Plaza but they are long blocks - about a 10 minute mainly uphill walk along a busy street. No problem for us but some might not enjoy the trek.
Dirty in Downtown
We picked this hotel due to its proximity to the plaza. Our reservations required a 24 hour cancellation. My son was sick with a stomach flu and we need to get him comfortable. We checked in in early afternoon. The first thing we saw coming out of the lobby to the courtyard was an empty pool with a puddle of dirty water at the bottom. Lounge chairs were piled high in one corner. The grounds were unkempt and the grass not mowed. Paint peeled from the building where we were staying. A pitbull type dog was chained to a tree near the back of this building almost as if it was gaurding the back stairs. The room itself was ordinary and unappealing. The carpets were atrocious, heavily stained and unvaccumed. The contiental breakfast consisted on a box of muffins purchased from a local grocery store. Upon checkout the manager made no concessions to mitigate the conditions we experienced in our room. My wife, son and I all give this place a big thumbs down. Do yourself a favor, spend a few extra bucks, fight the traffic and stay at the Hampton Inn further south.
I'll stay somewhere else next time
Okay, $69.00 USD (plus tax) isn't bad. A Frommers review certainly painted a different story than what we got. Carpet needed replacing, the continental breakfast was like getting samples at Sam's, 1 hair dryer for the whole place and side walks covered with snow/ice. Not what I would expect.
My brother in-law stayed at the Hampton down the road, paid the same, and had a MUCH NICER room/amenities etc. I felt mislead by the reviews I read on line. I know the place has potential, but it needs to rise to the occassion and not let a "budget chain" out do it.
As a side note, we stayed in the Hampton in Santa Fe when we visited, it was awesome for the money. Everything the Indianhills Inn lacked, it covered.
One wing of the hotel was built in the early 60s, the other was built in the mid-90s. We stayed in the newer wing. It was comfortable and quiet. Fantastic location and great food at the place next door.
Spoke with the head of housekeeping for quite a while while they did their morning rounds. Very nice lady! She was hired specifically to recommend improvments to the hotel. They're working on updating the 60s wing (paint, carpet, drywall, etc.) as they can, and she's working on getting coffeepots, etc. to all the rooms.
All the staff were very friendly and helpful. They're trying hard to make this a top rated hotel. I'd stay there again.
Great value, great location, spacious and charming
My partner and I recently stayed at the Indian Hills Inn during the Taos Picture Show at the beginning of April. We were looking for a reasonably-priced hotel within walking distance of shopping and restaurants for a weekend getaway. We found it at the Indian Hills Inn!
The hotel location was great -- within two blocks of the Plaza, and right next to the Downtown Bistro where we enjoyed a delicious, modestly-priced lunch (The Downtown Bistro also delivers next door to the Indian Hills Inn if you want room service). You could even walk to the Taos Center for the Arts or Bent Street from there in 10-15 minutes -- not a bad idea because traffic on Taos' main street moves pretty slowly.
Though the carpet in one of the newer wing's king rooms was a bit worn and my partner would have liked a coffeemaker in the room, the rest of the room was a delight -- spacious and clean with southwestern-style furniture and a funky gas-log fireplace that kept the place toasty warm despite chilly nighttime temperatures. The desk and housekeeping staff were friendly and welcoming. We would definitely choose The Indian Hills Inn again on our next getaway to Taos!
The good things about the Indian Hills are the location - walking distance to the Plaza and the staff who are genuinely friendly. But my room, although large, was tired and a bit drab, and the walls were very thin - I could hear my amorous neighbours all night long!
This was my 3rd time in Taos. Stayed at the Best Value Indian Hills Inn, was nice place to stay, but the continental breakfast left a lot to be desired....Wonderful people at the desk...
We drove around the Enchanted Circle and the Aspens were turning yellow, the top was down on the rental car 90% of the time. Taos Pueblo, Rio Grande, Wool Festival and eating out near the Plaza used up our time, I will be back again someday.
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