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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
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 21 hours ago

As another reviewer already said, it's sad when the best service you receive at a resort of this caliber is with their Valet Service, but it's true. So let me say right away that their valet staff is excellent, especially Marcos: we were welcomed with a warm handshake by Marcos when we arrived. And he looked us straight in the eye when he did. We were so impressed with his sincerity, warmth and great manners! Over the course of our stay he was warm, friendly, and helpful. Perhaps if they made him the manager, this place would get better reviews. He was that outstanding! The rest of the valet staff, though, was also wonderful. When I made our advance reservations, we had no real idea of what the rooms looked like. We were coming to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary and I asked for a "romantic room". We ended up in room 402, which was very nice, but by no means romantic. Our bedroom at home here is much nicer and more romantic! But, we were already there and the room was pretty, with a fireplace, patio and beautiful turquoise covered longhorn skull. Some problems we encountered: - The two wardrobes were beautiful, but so incredibly under-lit that my husband had to get the flashlight out of our car in order for us to see in the drawers or what we'd hung. It was that dark! - The fireplace "fire" was so low that it really was just glowing fake embers. - One wardrobe had 5 hangers, which my husband needed to hang his slacks and shirts on. Mine had no hangers at all. The next morning I did call down and request some. They kindly sent 6 or 7. - There is a semi-frosted glass half-wall between the toilet closet and the shower. We are not prudes, but that was just too odd! You can definitely see anyone sitting on the commode while you're in the shower. . . in some detail. Ugh! - The service and much of the food in the hotel's dining room leaves much to be desired! See my separate review of it here on TA. But, it's not right to only mention the negatives. Here are Some Positives: - This place is seriously drop-dead gorgeous! Make sure that you see the Library, the enclosed pool area, and their smallish meeting room up on the top floor. It's that impressive and beautiful! The art, the restaurant upholstery, the grounds, the Anaconda Lounge are also truly beautiful. Even their public bathrooms are outstanding! - The Valet service was excellent: warm, friendly and helpful. Yes, we will probably be back again someday, as we are longtime NM residents and we do love our long weekends in Taos. And, since we no longer ski, this resort fits our needs better than up at the ski village. But, I truly hope that Management has worked out the kinks before we return. I turned down a second honeymoon is the Caribbean for this trip, and I was disappointed in some major aspects of our stay here.

LynninNM - Santa Fe, New Mexico

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

There were many disappointments and just strange things here. We were here over the holidays and paid almost $400/nt for a traditional room, not even a superior. Understood prices were higher because of the holiday, but then this place bills itself as a luxury resort, so I thought it would be worth it. Boy, was I wrong. Pros - beautiful property in a beautiful town, pretty close to the Taos main plaza. Rooms have gas fireplaces. Cons: - very poor service, long check-in wait with only two people helping even over the holiday. Many complaints and they were not addressed promptly nor thoroughly. - TERRIBLE housekeeping - we checked in and our room was not cleaned. Food crumbs all over the ground, open shampoo in shower, hand soap USED in the dish, and worst of all, when we went to turndown the beds...the sheets were rumpled and had hairs in them! Clearly hadn't been changed at all. Called down to housekeeping and had to leave our room for an hour to wait for them to make-up the room, and even when they did, they still hadn't vacuumed, properly addressed the bathroom, etc. It seemed they just did the bed. Oh, and we had 2 queen beds, and 1 had a down duvet on it and 1 did not. I called down asking for them to bring one, and they did not. Then, on the LAST night they finally dumped one onto our bed in a roll (not made up as it should've been) and I went to just put it on myself as by now I was used to this treatment, and the thing was actually damp. Yes, they brought us a matted damp down duvet and expected us to put it on ourselves. - Medicore restaurant with SLOW and poor service as well. We had free breakfast included in our rate and even then, ended up eating somewhere else by the 3rd AM, because we'd rather pay than sit there and wait for a simple breakfast to come out. - Annoying valet parking lot, which is included for the $25/nt "resort fee", and just makes it a hassle to get your car in/out because they double park everyone. - Pool area is OK, but the pool itself seems covered in a kind of scum, dark brown and very unappealing all over the side and bottom of the pool.Also, pool is in main building very far from many guest rooms so you have to walk outside in the cold winter air while wet in your robe. - Seemingly no understanding of true customer service... I've seen many others on TA say the same. Wish I'd have seen that before I booked here! Please, listen to us. I did mention my many issues to the front desk when checking out as well and asked to speak with the hotel manager. She basically tried to run interference and keep me from speaking to him by offering me $75 off. Really? That's all the many inconveniences were worth, esp frustrating considering this is supposed to be a spa resort and place of relaxation and pampering. HA! This place is a small local inn parading as a high-end resort, and it's probably worth about the $200 you might pay normally to stay there, but certainly not more.

Carrie C

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

The spa is awesome and Courtney gave me the best massage I have ever had. Our Two Corgis loved the open areas (on leashes of course). Are more energetic Corgi kept demanding Intake him out for another walk. We have stayed in nicer rooms elsewhere and I would say the staff were mixed in friendliness at times. But between the awesome spa and the fun our dogs had and the great location for walking to town a five star rating is deserved for our needs. We travel to relax and not be hasssled. If your looking for high pampering service everywhere you turn this is probably not the place for you yet. They may get there but this are things we don’t want or look for.

JeffHA58 - Houston, Texas

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at the Monte Segrado this weekend. We stayed here a couple years ago and were looking forward to coming back. The resort has changed ownership and the changes are disappointing. The rooms and location are fantastic but the service has declined since being a Marriott property.

alexis p

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large grounds and common areas, nothing really stood out as exceptional in our three night stay. Location is within easy walking distance of the main district of Taos. First, the grounds. The property is on a huge chunk of Taos real estate and offers a big pallet on which to create a work of art. As of December, 2017 there was still a lot of work to do. The room (Taos Mountain Rooms for our stay) was a motel room with the standouts being the bathroom and fireplace). Large open ground out the back door on which our dog could stretch. The lounge seemed to be the only serving area that was regularly and adequately staffed - shout out to the barkeeps. The restaurant was a bit disappointing in both service and fare. We can not speak to the spa - we stopped in on our little walking tour of the grounds but did not partake of any of their services.

sheeshman_13 - Flower Mound, Texas

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