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
This accommodation is located in a lovely tree-wrapped property very close to the Plaza. The breakfast was excellent, with many choices. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The charming, individualized rooms was very comfortable. The couple we came with had a similar reaction to this serene retreat.
This was our first time staying at a bed and breakfast, we usually opt for hotels, but stumbled across Palacio de Marquesa when it’s sister property did not have any rooms available during our stay. We are so glad we chose to stay at the B and B as it is cute and charming and our host Lauren was great. The rooms each have private entrances and patios. Our room, the ICON, was nice and the skylight in the shower gave it and extra special touch. We were treated to a lovely breakfast out on our patio in the mornings complete with French Press coffee and freshly squeezed orange juice. As an added bonus you have access to El Monte Sagrado which is around the corner if your interested in swimming or working out. We’d definitely stay here again the next time we are in Taos and plan to check out other Heritage Hotel and Resort properties.
My wife and I stayed one night here and were very impressed. The delightful lady who checked us in couldn't have been nicer. She went over our breakfast order for delivery the next morning right to our room.
Our room was bright and cool with white walls and window coverings combined with dark wood accents. The cross breeze and ceiling fan made it a heavenly place for the night. Everything was sleek and modern, including the bathroom which we love.
I would definitely recommend this as the place to stay while visiting Taos.
A beautiful B&B in Taos, minutes from the plaza. The location is tucked among giant cottonwoods and the architecture is beautiful. The outdoor areas need a little TLC, but the service and the room exceeded our expectations.
My husband and I stayed a week in June to escape the heat of Sedona. Even though it was warm in Taos, it was cool in the evening and even rained, which was a lovely treat. Lauren met us in the parking area when we arrived and made us feel more than welcome. By the end of our introductions and conversation, we felt like old friends. Breakfast was delicious and we had the option of eating on our little patio or the dining room. We also could enjoy all the amenities of the other Heritage Hotel, El Monte Sagrado which is within walking distance. We had a wonderful time with no regrets!