The Hermosa, on 6 acres of lushly landscaped desert, is a blessedly peaceful alternative to some of the larger resorts nearby. This boutique hotel's ranch-style lodge was the home and studio of cowboy artist Lon Megargee in the 1930s; today the adobe structure houses Lon's at the Hermosa, justly popular for its New American cuisine. Villas as big as private homes and individually decorated casitas hold an enviable collection of Western art.
Feb 5, 2005
Grounds are beautiful, but the room was outdated and had a faint, musty smell. Room service was expensive and fairly unprofessional. Pillows are uncomfortable foam rubber. Both mornings we found flies sitting on the fruit and muffins at the breakfast buffet.
Jul 4, 2003
The rooms are beautifully decorated and have an old west meets spa feel to them. The bed could have been a little firmer. The bathroom was dated -- nice amenities, but the old stand-in-the-tub to shower basics. The rooms all have patios, and the grounds are equisite complete with wildlife and birds. Because the property is older, the landscaping is mature -- towering trees, beautiful gardens, quiet pool area (although the pool is small). I had
room service. The food was wonderful, but very pricy -- $58 for fish and salad and water -- tap water at that. I felt that, for the price, bottled water should have been included. Also, the server had me get out my own tray from the closet and open it while he stood there and told me how often he'd pinched his fingers trying to do so. I gave it a 5 for value as the summer rates are very inexpensive.