Surrounded by the picturesque Sangre de Cristo mountains, Taos is a gorgeous town in the north center of New Mexico. With an impressive array of art galleries, museums, and historical landmarks, Taos is rightly known as an artist’s colony. Its creative vibe also extends to its collection of interesting accommodation options which range from luxurious resorts and boutique hotels to downhome vacation rentals and B&Bs. Here are my personal favorite cool and fun hotels in Taos, New Mexico…
Nestled in the quiet charm of Callejon Road, Casa Gallina became one of my favourite places during my Taos visit. The adobe casitas exuded rustic elegance, providing the perfect escape from downtown’s hustle.
From standard studios to spacious three-bedroom houses, each casita showcased New Mexico art and bespoke furnishings, creating a vibrant atmosphere. Ponderosa pine vigas, antique rugs, vintage pieces, and hardwood floors added a unique touch to my stay.
The kitchens, equipped with wood-burning stoves and kiva fireplaces, were stocked with eggs from the B&B’s chickens. Wooden cabins featured inviting courtyards and private patios, making it a cozy retreat. Including laptop computers, Wi-Fi, and satellite channels in every unit was a thoughtful touch, ensuring a seamless and connected experience throughout my stay.
Nestled in Callejon Road, Casa Gallina’s bespoke furnishings and wood-burning stoves made it a rustic-chic haven.
2.5 miles from Taos Plaza
Limited dining options
El Monte Sagrado Resort & Spa
Nestled in the breathtaking mountains of Northern New Mexico, El Monte Sagrado Resort & Spa became one of my favourite places to unwind. Surrounded by majestic cottonwood trees, enchanting waterfalls, and serene ponds, this hidden gem on Kit Carson Road captured my heart.
During my stay at this 4-star haven, I discovered lavishly appointed rooms that indulged my senses. Flat-screen TVs, coffee makers, private patios, and spa baths created a luxurious retreat. Whether my room boasted a balcony or not, the garden views provided a tranquil backdrop.
When hunger struck, I didn’t have to venture far. The award-winning De La Tierra Restaurant became my go-to spot, offering a delightful culinary experience. Alternatively, the Anaconda Bar within the hotel tempted me with creative cuisine and signature cocktails. El Monte Sagrado Resort & Spa truly turned my getaway into a memorable escape.
The serene ponds and spa baths at El Monte Sagrado Resort & Spa offered a tranquil escape amidst Northern New Mexico’s beauty.
Proximal to Filemon Sanchez Park
No microwave in rooms
The air con is a bit noisy
Adobe and Pines Inn Bed and Breakfast
One of my favourite places, Adobe and Pines Inn Bed and Breakfast, is just four blocks from the enchanting San Francisco de Asis Church in Taos. The cozy B&B, nestled in an adobe structure dating back to 1832, offers a serene retreat.
While staying at this charming inn, I loved the warm rooms, suites, and cottages adorned with traditional furnishings and captivating works by local artists. The property’s subtle details, from kiva fireplaces to intricately tiled bathrooms and original vigas, truly captured my heart.
During my visit, I opted for one of the chic cottages, which featured indulgent amenities like whirlpools, private patios, and sunken bathrooms with saunas and soaking tubs.
Each morning began with a delightful 3-course breakfast, setting the perfect tone for the day. Afterward, I explored the lush gardens surrounding the B&B, discovering a captivating labyrinth and a picturesque stone bridge over an acequia. The experience was nothing short of magical.
The sunken bathrooms with saunas and enchanting gardens at Adobe and Pines Inn were my serene morning retreats.
Local artist works
Sunken bathrooms with saunas
Street view rooms are a bit noisy
A bit pricey
Some rooms are small
Dreamcatcher B&B is one of my favourite places, a romantic Southwest-style getaway nestled on a tranquil country road just six blocks from Taos Plaza. While visiting, I was captivated by the uniquely decorated rooms equipped with coffee makers, satellite TV, mini-fridges, and iPad/iPhone docking stations. The charm continued with a gas-log fireplace or a wood-burning kiva in every room.
The ornamental details, from traditional viga ceilings to heated tiled floors and high wood accents, gave the entire place a vintage allure. My personal touch was booking a room with a rough oak bed frame for that homespun vibe I love. Two log cabins were stylishly appointed for couples seeking an extra touch of romance, perfect for a honeymoon retreat.
During my stay, I explored the lush garden and the inviting courtyard adorned with hammocks, adding to the overall serenity of the experience. Dreamcatcher B&B exceeded my expectations, offering accommodation and a sensory journey into the heart of Southwest charm.
Dreamcatcher’s vintage decor and gas-log fireplaces added a cozy charm to my romantic Southwest-style getaway.
Heated tiled floors
Small TV (27-inches)
Kokopelli suite is a bit small
Only one luggage rack
Inn on La Loma Plaza
One of my favorite places to stay is a sophisticated inn on Ranchitos Road, styled like a Southwestern hacienda, just a short walk from the vibrant art galleries and museums on Ledoux Street.
I love the snug rooms and two-bedroom suites in this intimate inn, each adorned with handcrafted furniture and featuring cozy wood-burning fireplaces. I opted for an upgraded unit with a private deck during my stay, providing a perfect spot to unwind. Some units even boast convenient kitchenettes.
While visiting, I experienced the peaceful surroundings of parks and exquisite gardens, turning the Inn on La Loma Plaza into a true oasis of serenity just minutes away from the bustling city.
Inn on La Loma Plaza’s serene gardens and handcrafted furniture provided a peaceful retreat minutes away from the city buzz.
Close to city
Some rooms quite small for families
Rooms only use physical keys (no keycard)
Taos Goji Farm & Eco-Lodge Retreat
Nestled at the foot of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains, Taos Goji Farm & Eco-Lodge Retreat became one of my favourite places. It’s a haven for various getaways, spanning 40 acres of raw landscapes and lush gardens. While visiting Taos for its breathtaking natural beauty, I loved this idyllic retreat surrounded by Carson National Forest, providing stunning mountain views. Living here, I experienced virtually all of Taos’s natural treasures, some up close and others from a distance.
I loved the fully functional kitchens, en-suite bathrooms with showers, and patios offering serene garden views during my stay in the two-bedroom cottages. Whether it’s a family vacation, a weekend escape, or a romantic honeymoon, this historic cabin rental is the perfect choice for diverse trips.
Surrounded by Carson National Forest, Taos Goji Farm offered stunning mountain views and fully equipped kitchens in idyllic cottages.
Organic farm vibe
Fully equipped kitchens
Surrounded by Carson National Forest
Difficult to find after dark
Limited equipment in the kitchen
No on-site restaurant
Old Taos Guesthouse B&B
Set in a 200-year-old hacienda on the outskirts of Taos, this B&B became one of my favorite places. Nestled on Witt Road, just two miles from Taos Pueblo, it’s not just accommodation – it’s a cultural landmark.
While visiting, I fell in love with the authentic charm of this place. Hand-carved doors, red oak floors, viga ceilings, and red-willow furnishings create a Southwest-style haven rich in subtle details. Each room, boasting Mexican tile bathrooms, has its unique touch. Some even come with kitchenettes and gas kiva fireplaces.
Staying at this enchanting B&B, I experienced the blend of history and comfort. It felt like a journey through time, surrounded by the essence of the region’s heritage. When it came to dining, I tried the New Mexican specialties, savoring each bite while seated by the warm kiva fireplace or amidst the beauty of the patio’s plants. The experience was nothing short of delightful.
Set in a 200-year-old hacienda, Old Taos Guesthouse’s Southwest-style interior and New Mexican specialties made it a cultural delight.
New Mexican specialties
Close to Taos Pueblo
No air con
only a fan
Limited dining options
Hotel Luna Mystica
One of my favorite places, this hip and quaint hotel provides accommodation in charming trailers just five miles from the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. While staying at this unique spot, I loved the family rooms with private bathrooms, kitchenettes, patios, flat-screen TVs, coffee makers, and free Wi-Fi.
Choosing from over 21 uniquely designed trailers was a delightful experience. Some trailers had a pure vintage touch, while others offered a slightly modern feel. While visiting, I tried engaging in many exciting activities nearby, including skiing, hiking, and fishing. It truly made my stay unforgettable.
The charming trailers and engaging nearby activities made Hotel Luna Mystica an unforgettable and unique stay.
Exciting activities (hiking and fishing)
Five miles from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
The beds are a little soft for some
La Dona Luz Inn a historic B&B
One of my favourite places to stay is this rough-and-ready B&B, housed in building parts dating back to the 19th century. I love that it’s located on Kit Carson Road, just four blocks from the Taos Art Museum.
While staying at this historic B&B, I experienced uniquely decorated rooms with en-suite bathrooms featuring whirlpool tubs, wood-burning fireplaces, flat-screen TVs, and mini-fridges. The solo suite at La Dona Luz Inn, a Historic B&B, became my cozy haven, complete with a full kitchen and a private deck featuring a relaxing hot tub.
The attention to detail in the rooms is impeccable, showcasing Spanish colonial antiques and stunning Native American arts and crafts. It felt like I was immersed in a blend of history and culture during my stay.
La Dona Luz Inn’s whirlpool tubs and wood-burning fireplaces immersed me in history and comfort.
Nestled in the woods, just 20 miles from Taos, RidgeWalk Treehouse quickly became one of my favourite places during my visit to Taos for its captivating forests and mountains.
While staying at this charming retreat, I loved the cozy setup with two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and a living room featuring a snug sofa bed. Waking up to the breathtaking mountain views, I cherished sipping my morning coffee on the patio, complete with a hammock and outdoor furniture that added a touch of serenity to my experience.
The cozy setup and breathtaking mountain views from the patio made RidgeWalk Treehouse my forest retreat.
Fully equipped kitchen
Patio with hammock
20 miles from Taos
Casa Benavides Inn
Casa Benavides Inn on Kit Carson Road is one of my favorite places. The charm of this historic B&B, located about three miles from Taos Pueblo, captured me immediately. Stepping into the adobe buildings, I couldn’t help but admire the handmade log furnishings, Native American crafts, and antique Mexican headboards in my room.
The Spanish-colonial decor with cowboy accents throughout the inn adds a unique touch I love. What sets this 3-star hotel apart is the attention to detail—most rooms boast whirlpool tubs and private balconies, while all rooms feature beautifully tiled Mexican bathrooms.
After exploring, I indulged in the on-site hot tub to unwind and relieve stress. Alternatively, the massage room provided a perfect escape for relaxation. Casa Benavides Inn exceeded my expectations with its historical charm and thoughtful amenities.
Casa Benavides’ whirlpool tubs and Spanish-colonial decor, just three miles from Taos Pueblo, provided a historical charm.
Address: 137 Kit Carson Rd, Taos, NM 87571, United States
Handmade log furnishing
No coffee machine in the room
Can get booked up
Inn on the Rio
Nestled on Kit Carson Road, the Inn on the Rio became one of my favorite places during my Harwood Museum of Art visit. The rooms are modest yet charming, boasting exposed-beam ceilings, en-suite bathrooms, and cozy sitting areas. Opting for a family room, I discovered the comfort of two double beds, perfect for accommodating up to four guests.
One of the highlights was the vibrantly decorated dining room, where I eagerly anticipated and savored a freshly prepared breakfast each morning. To unwind, I indulged in the on-site outdoor hot tub and took refreshing swims in the seasonal outdoor pool. The overall experience at Inn on the Rio was a delightful blend of comfort and relaxation, making my stay memorable.
Inn on the Rio’s exposed-beam ceilings and outdoor hot tub were delightful, creating a relaxing break during my visit to the Harwood Museum of Art.
Address: 910 Kit Carson Rd, Taos, NM 87571, United States
Outdoor hot tub
Seasonal outdoor pool
No safety bars in the bathroom
No coffee machine in the room
No fitness center
Hacienda Del Sol B&B
I adore Hacienda Del Sol B&B, a charming adobe from 1804, just shy of two miles from Taos Plaza.
My room was delighted, with charming details like viga ceilings and hand-painted Mexican sinks. Wrapped in a cozy Southwest-style quilt, I enjoyed reading by the wood-burning fireplace.
Some rooms offer steam rooms, whirlpool tubs, and private patios for extra luxury. During my stay, I indulged in these amenities and relished free access to the health club and the on-site hot tub. It truly felt like one of my favorite places.
Viga ceilings and steam rooms at Hacienda Del Sol B&B offered a romantic Southwest-style experience.
Address: 109 Mabel Dodge Ln, Taos, NM 87571, United States
On-site hot tub
Some rooms lack aircon
Rooms are large but dated
The Historic Taos Inn
One of my favorite places is The Historic Taos Inn, a charming inn housed in adobes from the 1800s. While staying at this unique spot, I loved the rooms’ perfect blend of minimalism and style. The hand-carved doors, antique furnishings, and viga ceilings added a touch of history and character that I truly appreciated.
During my visit, I experienced the convenience of free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs in all rooms. The 3-star hotel surprised me with complimentary perks like parking and gym/yoga passes, making my stay even more enjoyable. The on-site hotel’s menu featured various regional dishes I tried and loved.
One highlight of my experience was the nightly live music at the luxurious bar, creating a vibrant and lively atmosphere that added to the overall charm of The Historic Taos Inn.
Special ritzy bar
The single suite is small
No microwave in the room
No refrigerator in the room
Best Extraordinary Hotels in Taos Compared
The following table compares the Top 14 Cool and fun Hotels in Taos for your ease.
|Hotel Name||Location||Price Range (per night)||Fitness Facilities||Distance to Attractions (km)||Nearby Restaurants|
|Casa Gallina||609/613 Callejon Road||$747||No||0.4||3|
|El Monte Sagrado Resort & Spa||317 Kit Carson Road||$438-$666||Yes||3.1||3|
|Adobe and Pines Inn Bed and Breakfast||4107 State Road 68||$794-$1018||No||3.3||3|
|Dreamcatcher B&B||416 La Lomita Road||$181||No||2.4||3|
|Inn on La Loma Plaza||315 Ranchitos Road,||$210-$636||Yes||2.6||3|
|Taos Goji Farm & Eco-Lodge Retreat||1530 Old State Road 3||$151||No||1.3||3|
|Old Taos Guesthouse B&B||1028 Witt Road||$380||No||2.4||3|
|Hotel Luna Mystica||25 ABC Mesa Rd||$116-$166||No||4.0||3|
|La Dona Luz Inn a historic B&B||114 Kit Carson Rd||$468-$611||No||3.2||3|
|RidgeWalk Treehouse||42 Calle De Los Caballeros||$1084-$1183||No||2.9||3|
|Casa Benavides Inn||137 Kit Carson Road,||$198||No||3.2||3|
|Inn on the Rio||910 Kit Carson Road||$212||No||2.2||3|
|Hacienda Del Sol B&B||109 Mabel Dodge Lane||$187-$312||No||3.1||3|
|The Historic Taos Inn||125 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte||$202-$284||No||3.3||3|
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