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January 7, 2018 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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El Monte Sagrado in Taos, New Mexico

Taking a cue from the Native Americans, a culture that embraces tranquility and the gifts of nature, El Monte Sagrado offers an awakening experience that is both surreal and serene. With charming guest rooms, suites and spacious casitas, this Taos, New Mexico marvel is surrounded by mountainous beauty that further promotes a calming effect on those fortunate enough to find themselves here. The intimate chambers, with their hand-painted walls, local artists' creations, delightful kiva fireplaces, tandem soaking tubs, and private courtyards or patios, are considered to be mini capsules of luxury where the world fades away once the door latches behind you. Quaint, charming, and just a couple of blocks from Taos Plaza, this resort is a part of the Lifestyle collection of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

This adobe-style sanctuary is home to the delightful De la Tierra dining destination, whose menu displays cuisine with global and indigenous influences coupled with a setting illuminated by the soft glow of candles. The Gardens offers both a casual menu and setting, while Anaconda Bar features live entertainment, a mix of refreshing cocktails, and a socially vibrant ambiance centered around an amazing 1100-gallon saltwater aquarium. The hotel's Living Spa should rise to the top of anyone's list when yearning for a much-needed massage or body treatment. Taos is often thought of as an enclave for artists, which it most certainly is, but there is more to the story as well. Fly fishing, llama trekking, and skiing at the nearby Taos Ski Valley are among the many recreational activities, but culinary lessons, wine tasting and pottery classes should not be overlooked either. A closer look and you will discover that El Monte Sagrado strikes the perfect balance between a luxurious getaway and a culturally rich retreat.

Location of El Monte Sagrado

El Monte Sagrado
317 Kit Carson Road
87571
Taos, New Mexico

Nearest Airport: ABQ

Amenities for El Monte Sagrado

  • General Information
  • 37 Rooms, Suites, and Casitas
  • Non-Smoking Property
  • Pet Friendly
  • Ecologically Sustainable Practices
  • Handicap Accessible Facilities
  • Dining
  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Restaurants
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Concierge
  • Spa on Property
  • Library
  • Fitness Center
  • Indoor Heated Pool
  • Art Collection
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Fireplaces
  • In-Room Safes
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Activities
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Wine Tasting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Canoeing
  • Nature Walks
  • Fly Fishing
  • White Water River Rafting
  • Cultural Tours
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sightseeing
  • Aqua Fitness
  • Business
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center
  • Conference Facilities
  • Family
  • Babysitting
  • Nearby
  • Historic Sites
  • Art Galleries
  • Museums
  • Interests
  • Spa & Wellness

Reviews for El Monte Sagrado

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

Stayed here for two nights and loved it. The room is very nice with a fireplace, the valet/shuttle service was top notch as well. Received a hot stone massage from Maria at the Living Spa and was the most relaxing massage I've ever had. I highly recommend it.

David H


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

I traveled with a group of women, ages 45 to 70 years old (+/-). We were celebrating a December milestone birthday and El Monte Sagrado was THE destination. As a group, we stayed in different rooms, with some choosing global suites and other choosing mountain view rooms. 1. El Monte Sagrado gets five stars because it is a beautiful property. It is a visual feast. We all loved the roaring fires, wafting incense and eclectic décor. It is a gem. 2. The food in the restaurants was very good. I especially enjoyed the flourless chocolate torte and the breakfast burrito. The restaurant did, however, miss an opportunity to place birthday candle on our celebrant's dessert. 2. The parking, unfortunately, was a nightmare. Since we were staying during holiday season, we were all encouraged to use the valet parking and incur an additional fee. Some women chose to self-park (and walk the 20 yards from the parking lot). Self-parkers described unfortunate interactions with parking attendants/valets. They were told that the lot was "full," even though they were overnight guests. 3. Maintenance is lacking. A burned out bulb in a global suite was never replaced. The telephone (in Room 26) emitted a constant high pitched squeal. Water ran off the pool roof and created a slippery ice slick. The steam room in the spa was broken. 4. All the rooms are beginning to show their age. There are many spots, stains and cracks. The rooms are still charming and lovely, but wear is evident. Despite these minor flaws, we all had a great time and will be back again.

Megan H - Albuquerque, New Mexico


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night on the tail end of a trip across the Southwest, I will definitely be back for a longer stay. The hotel is located in a serine, tranquil setting. The rooms are spacious and well designed. The restaurant and lounge were excellent for the one meal I had there. My only issue with the hotel was the terribly slow internet speeds. To me, when you stay at this level of accommodation, it should be given to expect internet connectivity that is on par with today's high speed technology. The internet speed tested at a painfully lethargic 8 MBps. I travel regularly on business so the internet speed a hotel provides has become extremely important to me. In fact, I often ask the hotel how fast their internet speeds are, and unfortunately most front desk folks have no idea. I am hoping that management begins to realize that high speed internet needs to be greater than single digit MBps, it shapes my decision as to whether to stay at their hotel again. But still, it's Taos, and I want to go back and show the wife this incredible town - so I will return and stay here. Dear management- Please improve the internet before I get back!

Steve P - Ocala, Florida


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is hands down the best hotel in the area. The staff is super friendly and the indoor pool is one of the best I have ever seen. There is also a huge atrium area that is super cool. My suggestion to the GM. Add some lights to the atrium area, natural music etc. I’ve stayed in several Four Seasons, and other high end resorts. You have a hidden gem with this rock pool grotto and your totally down playing it. The atrium needs lights, natural music etc. It is absolutely an amazing resort and well worth the cost. I stayed in the Jim Thorpe room and was not disappointed at all. FYI, the Cheese Enchiladas are super hot so beware.


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where do I begin? My husband and I wanted to spend Thanksgiving, 2017 in Taos, NM because we had never been there and we like to travel to different places for the holiday. After many searches and reading reviews, we chose El Monte Sagrado Hotel and Spa. We chose it mainly because it was a Hotel and Spa, and we both wanted a place to relax and unwind. We arrived on Monday, 11/20/17. I have to say the valet's were on time, ready to help you and guide and inform you of where to go for check-in and what would happen with your luggage and vehicle. Registration, will depend on who is there. Our check in was one person at the desk, who was already waiting on someone else. It took me approximately 12 minutes for my turn once the gentleman in front of me finished telling his life story. Once we were checked in, I went back out to get my husband and our luggage. We arrived in our room and were pleasantly surprised with the accommodations. So far so good. We unpacked and decide to head down to the bar for a drink. I think we sat at the bar for about 8 minutes before someone actually came up and asked us for our drink order. We had two drinks and decided to check out the hot tub/pool area. After a long drive from Oklahoma, we really wanted to sit in the hot tub and relax. Unfortunately, the hot tub had a sign on it that the jets were not working. I went to the front desk and asked when the hot tub jets would be fixed. The man on the radio said he had received the parts and the hot tub was to be drained on Tuesday, 11/21 and possibly be back up and running by Wednesday, 11/22, but he was not making any promises. Needless to say, the hot tub jets were never worked on through our entire stay. We did sit in the hot tub, but only had the hot water, no jets. Tuesday (11/21/17) morning, its just a little after 7:00 a.m. and we went down for breakfast. We stood at the check-in area for approximately 6 minutes and no one ever came out. I went to the front desk and asked if there was anyone to sit us for breakfast. The lady at the desk commented that they were having computer issues, but she would have someone meet us. It took about another 10 minutes before someone came out to seat us. I do have to say that breakfast was very good. Later on that afternoon, we stopped at the bar for more drinks. About 5:10 p.m. we walked over to the dining room area so we could be seated for dinner. Again, no one was around to seat us. We went again to the reception area and were told that was not their department. We ended up going out for dinner. Later we had a conversation with the manager of the dining area and complained about the lack of attention from the staff. Wednesday (11/22/17) we were greeted upon arrival for breakfast and the staff was very attentive and didn't miss a beat. Later that evening, we decided to eat dinner at the bar. Dinner was amazing. I had the Lamb and my husband had a New York Strip steak. Both dishes were simply mouthwatering. Thanksgiving Thursday, we had reservations for the buffet and it was one of the best Thanksgiving meals we've had in all our travels. Unfortunately, we were disappointed upon returning to our room. Our bed had been made so my husband assumed housekeeping had cleaned the room. Down about two rooms over we had passed a housekeeper who was cleaning another room. The entire time she was "cleaning" that room, she was on the phone. I could hear her conversation where she was talking about how she had been going through a bad time where she was depressed because of someone who had cheated on her and treated her like dirt. Apparently this was the same housekeeper who had been in our room. Our room was not cleaned because there were still dirty towels laying on the floor from our morning showers. I told my husband, all she did was make the bed. We had no new towels, so my husband walked back to this housekeeper we had just passed. He asked her if she had cleaned our room. She said yes. He mentioned we had no clean towels and her comment back to him was "oh, you wanted clean towels"? At that moment, she hands my husband a bunch of towels and goes back to her phone conversation. That was the deciding factor in cutting our trip short. We checked out Friday (11/24/17) instead of Sunday (11/26) as originally planned. While the grounds are amazing and this property does have several other good qualities, service falls short on other areas. The other issue is when you pay a much higher price for a hotel, you expect that all their amenities are in working order, such as working jets in a hot tub.

bjliche - Katy, Texas


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