Fodor's Expert Review El Monte Sagrado

317 Kit Carson Rd., Taos, New Mexico, 87571, USA

This posh, eco-minded, and decidedly quirky boutique resort—part of New Mexico's stylish Heritage Hotels & Resorts brand—has some of the swankiest rooms in town as well as a fabulous spa. Suites and casitas are accented with exotic themes, ranging from Native American designs to foreign flourishes from faraway lands including Japan or Argentina—some have their own outdoor soaking tubs and private courtyards. All units come with flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and top-of-the-line bath amenities. A popular outdoor area dubbed the Sacred Circle is a patch of grassy land encircled by cottonwoods—this leads to the impressive spa and fitness center, where you might book a lemon-verbena body polish or hot-stone massage. The on-site restaurant, De la Tierra, serves inventive but somewhat spendy cuisine, and the Anaconda Bar makes a warm and inviting spot to sip and socialize.

PROS

  • eco-friendly
  • imaginative decor
  • terrific spa

CONS

  • unusual decor isn't to everybody's taste
  • service doesn't always measure up to premium rates
  • there's a $25 resort fee

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Green, Romantic, Trendy
Sophisticated
Central
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 575-758–3502 | 855-846–8267

HOTEL DETAILS

84 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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