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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
So excited to have found this little slice of Taos paradise on the outskirts of the town. My husband and I wanted a little excursion south after a week in Pagosa Springs before we flew out of Durango. Enjoyed the beautiful drive to Taos with snow dusting the mountains and a lovely hike through that same snow on the Divisadero Trail before we checked in. Lauren heard us pull in and came out to greet us with her darling southern drawl. She thoroughly took us through the check in process, including ordering our breakfast, and then showed us our room which was the Modernist. A nice size room with a wood burning fireplace. A super comfy bed with great linens and pillows. The bathroom was wonderful with two generous sinks and great lighting. A small fridge stocked with beverages to enjoy. Also a Keurig with a variety of pods. We walked a short walk into town and then came back to head to dinner at the Love Apple which I can't recommend enough. It was freezing when we left dinner so the wood burning fireplace was such a cozy treat for this Southern California couple. Woke up and waited for our breakfast which I ate in bed and throughly enjoyed as well as my own pot of French Press coffee. A little while later, Lauren knocked on the door to let us know that there were a multitude of hot air balloons outside which I ran out to view. Such an awesome day for that. Our only regret is that we didn't stay longer but we will be back next time and build this excursion into our next pilgrimage to Pagosa Springs!
Loved our overnight stay in Taos at the Palacio de Marquess. We stayed in the Dorothy Brett Romantic Room. Loved the kiva fireplace and spacious dual headed shower. Shaun was a warm knowledgeable and gracious host.
From the moment we checked in Shawn greeted us and showed us around giving us the history behind each room and the property. Shaun pointed out where to find everything we needed. He also helped us choose our breakfast which we would need to do for each day that we stayed. The best check in experience that we’ve ever had. The space was just what we hoped for....a romantic getaway. When we needed extra coffee or firewood for the room Shaun took care of that. Being able to use the spa at the El Monte was amazing. So relaxing! Breakfast in our room was a nice treat and the social aspect of having breakfast with the other guests was really enjoyable. Lauren was delightful! It was easy to get downtown and to everywhere we wanted to go. We didn’t want to leave.