Some ground-floor rooms are noisy from upstairs neighbors
The 50-room El Pueblo Lodge attracts
budget-minded couples and families who want a pet-friendly Taos property that
includes barbecue picnic areas, a hot tub, and a pool. A quaint adobe
breakfast room and terraced seating area are also on hand. Guest rooms feature attractive Southwestern decor along with flat-screen TVs, kitchenettes, and balconies or
patios. Guests do report occasional maintenance issues (such as leaking AC units) but most guests still prefer El Pueblo to the competition; it may also be worth considering the similarly priced Historic Taos Inn, however.
The lodge’s small entrance
is adorned with folk art decor and a viga ceiling. The interior lobby is
charming with Southwestern decorations, terra-cotta tiles, and a front desk with an adobe curved window. The breakfast room continues the motifs found
in other common areas. A garden terrace offers a flower-filled well, portable
heaters, and green patio tables with umbrellas.
Within walking distance to Taos Plaza and other local sights
The property is relatively close to an
assortment of attractions. Taos Plaza -- with its galleries, shops, restaurants,
and bars -- is an 11-minute walk southwest from the lodge. Kit Carson Home
and Museum, Historic Taos Trolley Tours, and Taos Art Museum are all within
walking distance as well. Driving west to Rio Grande Gorge Bridge takes 15
minutes while it’s a 30-minute drive in the opposite direction to Taos Ski Valley. (Taos
Mountain Casino is much closer by.) Santa Fe Municipal Airport is 90 minutes south and Albuquerque International Sunport is more than two
Budget rooms offer attractive Southwestern decor; it's hard to find better in the area for the price.
the lodge come with king or queen beds, with some spaces offering two queen beds. Southwestern textiles, viga
ceilings, and kiva fireplaces add New Mexican charm that is a welcome surprise at this price point. Features include flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, tea/coffeemakers,
air-conditioning, and free Wi-Fi. There’s also a three-bedroom condominium with
three bathrooms, a kitchen, and a fireplace. Patios or screened balconies offer
views of the mountains or gardens. Bathrooms include shower/tub combos and some
sinks have lovely painted basins. Upgraded rooms have kitchenettes with
microwaves, sinks, and toasters. Previous guests recommend second-floor rooms
for a quieter night’s sleep.
Internet corner and small gym along with seasonal outdoor pool
In the lobby, guests have access to an Internet
corner with a PC and printer/copy machine. A meeting space is also used for private functions. A small enclosed complex has an outdoor
pool, only open seasonally, and a large hot tub that’s equipped with a
wheelchair lift. Patio tables and chairs are on the deck. The pet-friendly lodge also offers a dog park and stand with plastic
clean-up doggy bags.
A small carpeted gym features a treadmill,
weights, water cooler, and flat-screen TV. Glass patio doors provide natural light. El Pueblo serves free afternoon cookies as well.