Palacio De Marquesa
What We Love
- Just eight guestrooms spread out over a private estate
- Gourmet made-to-order breakfast delivered to your room
- Locally owned and operated by a company that supports local culture and art
What To Know
- Best for couples
- It is a five-block stroll to Taos Plaza
- Free self-parking
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
This eight-room B&B set on a quiet block dates back to the turn of the 20th century and was an established inn for years before New Mexico–based Heritage Hotels and Resorts purchased it in 2013. For high country romance, the setting can’t be beat, with a series of adobe buildings ringing a shaded courtyard with a gurgling blue tile fountain and wildflower garden. The new ownership completed a renovation in spring 2014, sprucing up the grounds, refreshing the guestrooms and infusing the entire estate with works by New Mexico’s finest female artists.
Bed and Bath
Each guestroom has a private entrance, giving it an at-home-in-Taos vibe. Other perks include gas kiva fireplaces, heated tile floors and spacious Italian marble bathrooms. Each room’s design is inspired by a famous female artist and Taos resident, including Georgia O’Keeffe and Dorothy Brett, and each has unique charms. The Icon Room looks out over the garden, while the Romantic room is set back and filled with sunlight through large skylights. The Modernist makes good on its name in stark, mod furnishings and is shaded by a century-old cottonwood tree. Common design threads across the property include viga roofs, ivory-colored adobe walls, brushed nickel furniture and leather sofas and chairs.
The made-to-order breakfast delivered to your door is the ultimate start to a day spent exploring Taos Pueblo, gallery-hopping in the plaza, or carving the nearby ski mountain. Specialties include a rich frittata and tasty turkey green chili sausage. The new owners have added a team of therapists available to deliver in-room treatments, and the manager is also your concierge, guiding you to the best of Taos.
In the Area
Pair a walk through the famous Taos Art Museum at Fechin House and its collection of paintings by leaders of the Taos Society of Artists with a trip to the 1,000-year-old Taos Pueblo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For a window into the city’s more contemporary side, join offbeat locals in the historic Plaza‘s galleries and boutiques. In the winter Taos is home to one of the country’s hidden gem resorts: Taos Ski Valley. This winter the resort opens pristine advanced terrain on 12,450-foot Kachina Peak.
How to Get There
My husband, pup and I decided last minute to drive 4 hours to Taos for our first visit. We did not know what to expect, but I can say that we picked a perfect place at Palacio de Marquesa. Lauren greeted us upon arrival, and to say she was wonderful would be an understatement! She gave us a list of suggestions of things to do during our visit, and she made the registration process very simple. I loved the passion she showed while she shared some history about the hotel.
We took Lauren’s advise and ate at the sister hotel bar. It was delicious! I hope that we can try the salt pools next time we visit!
Lastly, I appreciate the accommodations the hotel makes for dogs. Our small maltipin, Picasso, is like a child to us. We never leave him alone. It takes a lot of pressure off of us to find such a fantastic place that accepts our four-legged family member. Picasso slept like a baby!
I will definitely recommend the Palacio de Marquesa to friends and family that want to visit Taos!
My husband and I stayed here while on a ski weekend and absolutely loved it. We were about a half an hour from Taos Ski Valley and right near the downtown area of Taos. The rooms were cozy and it was so nice to come back and have a fire in the fireplace in our room. Lauren was amazing - she was very hospitable and friendly. We had breakfast in our room each morning which was perfect. Already can’t wait to come back!
Thank you so much to Mark and his staff for excellent accommodations, delicious breakfasts and warm, friendly customer service!
We love love love Taos and our stay at Palacio made our trip memorable and special.
We stayed in the Matriarch suite with its comfortable king bed and well appointed bath. The weather was cold and snowy during our stay and we enjoyed coming back to our room and building a fire.
We can’t wait to return and will hold on to some great memories of our stay.
A true Taos oasis.
I just spent three nights at Palacio de Marquesa boutique inn in Taos. I stay in luxury hotels for business and pleasure about 100 nights per year, everything from Four Seasons to Relais de Chateau, so I have a lot of points of comparison. This inn is marvelous, from its charming and individual decor, to its privacy and intimacy despite being walking distance to the Square, and most especially because of its skilled and welcoming staff. Mark and Lauren were gracious hosts, eager to make my stay memorable -- from lighting the piñon wood fireplace in my sitting room to delivering freshmade chocolate dipped strawberries. The chefs brought my delicious breakfast to my room room or served me in the lovely dining room...such a personal touch to be able to meet them. The Matriarch suite with its “library” with its walls of interesting books, many about New Mexico or Taos artists, kiva fireplace stacked with piñon wood with two comfortable red leather armchairs arranged in front of it, twin sets of French doors looking into the courtyard, and dining table for four was the perfect place to relax before and after skiing. I also took advantage of soaking in the sister property jacuzzi and salt-water pool. I cannot wait to return in any season!
First time in Taos and upon arrival we received a text and call asking if we had any special requests and what time we would be arriving. We were skiing that day, so we checked in late and everything was set up. Our room was amazing with steam shower, jacuzzi, comfortable beds and delicious breakfast brought to our room in the morning. Great location as well. I will be staying here when I come back to ski in Taos.