Oldest Hotel In Taos...
Posted Aug 12, 2013
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!