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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

The rates were good, the room clean but low budget. The breakfast was SAD. Not much available and the coffee was so weak it was almost clear. We ended up going to McDonald's. Their coffee is always good. We won't stay here again. For a few more bucks, there are plenty of better motels in Taos. The lobby was beautifully...

1Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Management response:

I would like to apologize for your stay at the hotel. As you probably already know, we have just recently purchased the hotel and are in the process of remodeling and retraining the entire staff. However, there is no excuse for weak coffee. I can assure you this will never happen again. There is a lot of work to be...

Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Checked in and thought it would be decent just for us guys for a couple nights. We were in town for a hockey tournament for my boys and the price seemed reasonable at $49 a night. I'm not sure it was though. The floors resembled the side walk of the Vegas strip. I don't think black was the original carpet...

2Thank Greg J G
Management response:

I must apologize for your stay at our hotel. We have just purchased the hotel and are in the process for remodeling everything. The carpet, furniture, paint, linens, etc. Everything must go and be replaced. You caught us during the transition which will take some time as there is a lot to do. If you are ever in the area...

Hugoton, Kansas
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

This is the first time me and my friend came to New Mexico! Overall we enjoyed their service very well! The owner of this hotel has changed. They also renovated the hotel. They are very friendly and welcoming! ^_^

Thank kachionalin
Management response:

Thank you for the nice review. Yes, the hotel is under new ownership and we want it to be the best it can be. We are so glad you had a good experience at our hotel. We have a long way to go but are very enthused and excited about our project. We hope if you are ever in the...

Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Had a nice room on the 2nd floor in the back - clean, with frig and micowave. Pool is in another building attached to lobby. Breakfast provided, quite a variety. Staff, owner, and service was great. Good pricing. Not far from downtown Taos along the main road.

Thank Bernadette L
Management response:

Thank you for the kind review. As you probably know, we are under new ownership and are working diligently to make our hotel the kind of place you want to return to. Our number one concern is "Customer Service". So it's nice to know our staff was very attentive to you while you were here. We hope you will stay...

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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
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • 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: €69 - €94 (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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“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
“The best tip I can give travelers is to stay away from this hotel!”
 of 5 bubbles 204angelo, 16 Feb 2016 | Read review
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