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
My husband and I stayed 2 nights at Palacio de Marquesa it was a truly memorable experience. The property and room were beautiful and the location was perfect. Close to town center but also in a beautiful quiet setting.
Lauren was our hostess and she was a delight. Genuinely friendly and hospitable. She made us feel very welcome and ensured that everything we needed was taken care of.
The breakfast included in our stay was delicious and brought right to our room each morning. It was just another added touch that created a truly memorable experience.
We highly recommend Palacio de Marquesa and want thank the entire staff for a 5 star experience!
Our daughter & son-in-law sent us to Taos for the weekend.We really enjoyed our week-end away from home.Chef made a delicious homemade breakfast each morning, & brought it to our room. Lauren was like family, welcoming us to Taos, N.M. It's the perfect place to stay, so convenient.
Wonderful room and staff. Room was quiet, comfortable, and great bed. Breakfast was delicious with many choices. And they will deliver to you room. Room rate reasonable for a luxury B&B. We look forward to returning.
Everything was perfect! Nothing at all to complain about. The room was very quiet and had one of the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. The breakfast was delicious. Our host was extremely friendly and appeared to be very concerned about meeting our needs. Would recommend anyone who prefers smaller hotels to stay there for a visit to Taos.
We stayed here for one night while in Taos. We needed to check in a little early due to an event we were attending and Lynn and Lauren were awesome and helped make this happen. Lauren was there to greet us when we arrived and even arranged for breakfast to be in our room the next morning. Cute and quiet place. Definitely worth checking out.