Ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
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3 out of 5
by Christina from NY, NY

Oldest Hotel In Taos...

Posted Aug 12, 2013
Pros: Location and character.
Cons: Any improvements would involved extensive renovation which would be wrong.
Location: Center of the action...walking distance of everything Taos has to offer. Trolley tours (3-4 hours each) of historical Taos or art museums.
Old can be charming (which this hotel is) or old can be...just old (which this hotel is). Overall my room was comfortable and adequate, with large windows that open wide to let in the cool evening breezes. It was not large...I couldn't sit at the desk without the chair backing into the bed...but you will probably not be spending too much time in your room anyway. The only thing I really disliked is that the bathroom (again..adequate but nothing amazing) had a 6" step at the entry. A bit dicey if you are using it at 3am in the dark. The owners must have realized this and thoughtfully provided a nightlight in the bathroom which I strongly suggest you use. The best thing about this place is the location...smack dab in the middle of town, within walking distance to every shop, store, gallery, cafe, store and restaurant in the area. (I highly recommend the Bent Street Cafe & Deli for breakfast...the French toast is amazing!) There's even a Starbucks in the lobby, and as a guest you get your morning coffee free! (I didn't dine at the Mosaic restaurant in the hotel.) The best part of La Fonda is the fact that you can cross the street, sit in the plaza with a Starbucks latte and people-watch for hours. The staff is friendly, helpful and La Fonda is a good, basic inn...not spectacular but certainly not terrible. As they say...location, location, location!
4 out of 5
by Carolyn from Scottsdale

The place to experience Taos

Posted Aug 1, 2013
Pros: Ambiance and that it played a historical role in the development of Taos. Location is excellent and staff was friendly and helpful
Cons: The restaurant was closed on a Monday night so I did not get to try out the menu. Several other restaurants were close by.
Location: Great location, all the stores are close by for shopping. Easy access to galleries, museums and restaurants.
La Fonda is strategically located in the center of the square within walking distance to most museums and sites. The charming hotel is beautifully preserved. The staff is delightful and helpful. The rooms are small but lovely and clean. Highly recommend it.
4 out of 5
by College Parent

At the center!

Posted Jul 27, 2013
Cons: The restaurant was closed.
Location: Must see the just restored Depression era murals in the courthouse depicting grand moral themes (e.g., 'Avarice breeds Crime,' etc.)
This hotel is absolutely in the center of Taos on the Plaza and across from the old municipal court and jail. Fiesta was on when we were there so many stores were closed. The D. H. Lawrence paintings in the hotel's function room are quite interesting. A member of the hotel's staff (Kristen sp?) was very knowledgeable about the paintings and their history.
4 out of 5
by Ian from Denver

Right on the Plaza

Posted Jul 16, 2013
Pros: Old, well kept hotel with great character. Free coffee at Starbucks.
Cons: Wi-Fi was spotty and mostly inaccessible.
Location: In the heart of Taos.
Cool place to stay in Taos. Room was quiet at night, got some Plaza traffic noise during the day but nothing terrible.
5 out of 5
by Ruthie from Oklahoma

On the Plaza

Posted Jun 16, 2013
Pros: The décor, the staff, the location
Location: Go to Taos Pueblo - World Heritage Site. Don't go on a feast day as the little shops will be closed. But you might see some Indian dances.
A great place to stay - on the old historic Taos Plaza. Lots of shopping around.
5 out of 5
by Pete

Best location in town

Posted May 16, 2013
Great location in the old square. Very interesting city with great history, and excellent restaurants
4 out of 5
by Jakie from Houston, Tx

Decent Hotel

Posted Jan 22, 2013
Pros: decor and location
Cons: small size of room, easily hearing neighboring room
Location: On the plaza
Nice hotel for a brief weekend stay. Shopping plaza all around. Rooms were very small but comfortable. Can hear people talking in other rooms.
4 out of 5
by Philomena from Chicago, IL

Right on the Plaza

Posted Sep 24, 2012
Pros: The Personal--so hepful.
Cons: Bath towels
Location: Location right on the Plaza--the Best
Small room, but to sleep and wake up , it was okay. Clean--but the towels were old and gray in color, not quality towels. Front desk personal were wonderful--Ann and Joanne. Help us tremendously with ideas for us to enjoy during our stay. I would return since it is right on the plaza.
4 out of 5
by Phil from Oklahoma, USA

Great Taos stay

Posted Sep 10, 2012
Pros: Friendly staff! And nice atmosphere.
Location: Great for central area of Taos.
Spent one night. The staff was attentive and friendly. Free Starbucks was nice although our first cup was lukewarm. We had plaza facing room. There can be a little noise issues. Bed was comfortable and room clean.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from London, United Kingdom

Great location on the Plaza

Posted Jul 7, 2011
Worth spending a little above motel prices to stay here. We were upgraded on arrival following a mix-up with our booking and the staff couldn't have been more friendly. The hotel has been renovated recently, and a bar/restaurant and coffee shop are attached. Guests are entitled to receive limited gratis items there such as 'drip' coffee (ie from the machine, but not espresso etc). A PC is also available on the mezzanine floor for guests foc. There's also free parking to the rear. Although it's on the Plaza it's not noisy. Ask nicely and they'll also give you a private tour of the DH Lawrence artwork that they have there.