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
It was first class. The grounds were beautiful. We were greeted by Lauren and chocolate chip cookies (she was amazing). The rooms was perfect; great big marble shower; gas fireplace and super comfortable. The grounds were gorgeous and so was the main house. Breakfast was delicious. Couldn’t ask for more; very chic.
We recently spent a lovely evening at Palacio De Marquesa, in the Modernist Room. Great furnishings, a very comfortable bed and a very nice bathroom. Lauren is a charming hostess and very helpful with suggestions for dining options. Our breakfast of a spinach and goat cheese frittata was delicious. It is a very easy walk from The Palacio to the main square. We would definitely return should we be in Toas again.
We were so happy with our stay! We were greeted with fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies and asked to fill out our custom breakfast request. They brought us breakfast to our room, and it was delicious, with the granola, the fruit compote — just all the details —made there freshly in house. The room was clean, cute, and thoughtful, with cards about notable women in art, and the owner/manager was extremely knowledgeable about art and artists of the area. Pretty bathroom. All very clean and comfortable. Lovely stay, lovely host.
We spent one perfect evening at the beautiful Palacio de Marquesa. We were met by Lauren, who was fabulous in all ways. She had texted us earlier in the day to welcome us to Taos and let us know how to connect with her when we were ready to check in. When we arrived, she showed us around the main house and then took us to our incredible room. We stayed in the Icon room, named after Georgia O'Keefe. The room was so lovely--everything perfectly designed. Elegant yet comfortable, and creatively inspiring. The linens on the bed were heavenly. All the amenities you could want were at hand, including gorgeous robes. Location was excellent. Private yet accessible. The next morning Nick prepared a beautiful breakfast, with perfectly basted eggs, fresh squeezed OJ, and everything we had requested, including a French Press of decaf coffee. It was the best finale to a creative and inspiring road trip through Abiquiu, Ojo Calientes and Taos. We wish we had booked a longer stay, so we are already planning our return. Lastly, I love that each room was themed in honor of an extraordinary woman of Taos who helped spread the word of the beauty of the SouthWest.
We absolutely adored this small hotel! Fantastic decor, in a modern New Mexican style. We loved the garden courtyard, a great place to have a BYO dinner. Also, a wonderful, thoughtful host, who gave good advice about our driving route. Blissful!