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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place is the worst motel we have ever stayed in. The carpet in the entry was shredded, and had holes in several places, besides being just dirty. There was 1/3 of a roll of toilet paper, no soap in dispenser, no amenities such as shampoo or lotion. There was a coffee maker, but no coffee pot or coffee making...

Thank KandJ80482
Management response:

I have read your review and I would like to apologize for your apparent bad stay at the hotel. We are still in the process of putting our team together and sometimes it just doesn't work like we planned. The carpet, I understand, as it is not being replaced till April/May. But the rest of it, is just unacceptable. Please...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the property's reply's to previous reviews on TripAdvisor I was under the impression that the new ownership was re-branding the property making vast improvements to the rooms and surroundings, retraining the housekeeping staff and making guarantees as to the quality of the new continental breakfast. I can unequivocally say I did not see any changes or improvements from my...

Management response:

I have read your review and I cannot apologize enough for your terrible stay at the hotel. I offer no excuses, all I know is we failed you and your party, completely. I just don't even know what to say. Everything you have read about updating and remodeling, is true. I cannot understand why we would have put you in...

Manchester, New Hampshire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried it because some reviews were positive. It is dirty. We had to go out and buy toilet bowl cleaner and clean the bathroom. Blanket on bed had a burn hole, stains on rug and walls. None cleaned the room during our 4 day stay.

Thank Jhenri_13
Management response:

Please accept our apology for your stay at the hotel. When you check into a hotel, at the very least, you expect to get a clean room. You didn't and we are so sorry. We've only just started on this project and sometimes it seems like you just take one step forward and two steps back. We are a work...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel was absolutely amazing. The rooms were clean and provided everything you need for your visit. The staff was very friendly and was very helpful. The hotel breakfast was delicious and it was a great way to start your morning. All in all, a great experience !!

Thank Dalibor Z
Management response:

Thank you so much for your very kind review. We love to read reviews like yours, I makes us feel like we are headed in the right direction. It also gives the staff an incentive to work harder to make our guests happy. Customer service is our prime concern. We hope to see you again, real soon. Again, thank you...

Reviewed 23 January 2017

When we first got to the room I noticed that there were some used tissues under the table, toilet paper in the bowl, and blue cleaning product that had not been rinsed out of the shower. This is the cheapest place in Taos, so I somewhat expected it to be less that impressive and forgave these offenses. However, when we...

Thank vanessa c
Management response:

I have just read your review and I wanted to apologize for your experience in our hotel. Yes, we are the new owners and we are working very hard at rebuilding the reputation the hotel has acquired over the years. We are in the process of retraining and rebuilding our entire staff. As you mentioned, they need more training. We...

Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I m staying over here for last couple of the days and i m working in taos ski valley mountain and the elcamino lodge is too good and the service which i got itz awesome and also the lodge is having with beautiful view ...

Thank Avijit S
Management response:

I have just read your review and I am so pleased that you are enjoying your stay at our hotel. As you might know, we have just purchased the hotel and we are working very hard to update and remodel the whole hotel. We want it to be a place you will want to return to over and over again....

Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

A beautiful lodge to live if you are in taos. With big and beautiful rooms. I'm here since last couple of months i'm loving this place. You should definitely choose this lodge to live if you're here.The facilities provided by this lodge is way more than how much they charge.

Thank Piyush C
Management response:

Thank you so much for your nice review. If you've been there for a while, then you must have noticed some of the work being done. We have just purchased the hotel and we are, " a work in progress". It's very exciting, even though we have a long way to go. I do hope, the next time you are...

Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Staff was friendly & very helpful. Breakfast was adequate but they kept running out of things. Staff replaced what they could & apologized when they couldn't. Room was clean & bathroom looked newly tiled. Walls were thin and the noise from other rooms & outside were bothersome. Overall it was ok for the price.

1Thank northerngirl58
Management response:

Thank you so much for your review. As you may know, we have just recently purchased the hotel, so a lot of work is being done. I hope it wasn't too disrupting to your stay. We are addressing the breakfast department, we don't like running out of food. I hope you'll accept our apologies. We have a long way to...

Reviewed 10 January 2017

This place is wonderful, under new ownership. Very pleased with level of service. Everyone is pleasant and accommodating. Room was clean and very well appointed. The hotel itself is quiet and has a great location! Would definitely stay again and recommend it to anyone!

Thank Tijana V
Management response:

Thank you so much for your review and your recommendation to others. That means a lot to us. Yes, we have just purchased the hotel and we have a lot of plans in store for this beautiful old hotel. We do have a long way to go, and as you might have noticed, we are a work in progress. Hopefully,...

Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Great hotel staff is amazing and friendly. Rooms are nice and cozy great ambiance hot tub and pool are wonderful and is close by to great restaurants. Breakfast is awesome and a complimentary for the guests.

Thank Michael S
Management response:

Thank you so much for your review. As you may have noticed, we are a work in progress. We've just recently purchased the hotel and are truly excited about the overall outcome. We do have a long way to go, but we love a challenge. Hopefully, next time you're back in the area you will stay with us and check...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast Available
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Additional Information about El Camino Lodge

Address: 615 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571-5228
Region: United States > New Mexico > Taos County > Taos
Price Range: €68 - €116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — El Camino Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 110
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Also Known As:
Whitten Hotel Taos
Paragon Hotel Taos
El Camino Lodge Taos, New Mexico
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“Don't stay here!!!”
 of 5 bubbles MSMCIB, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We had a room on the 2nd floor in the back. Quiet, with parking lot in front.”
 of 5 bubbles 173bernadettel, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There is no good room at this motel”
 of 5 bubbles 76carlar, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Don't go there!”
 of 5 bubbles MJB19, 31 May 2016 | Read review
“If you don't care if your room is dirty, choose this hotel”
 of 5 bubbles Fira123, 17 Mar 2016 | Read review
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