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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW 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... More 

Thank Greg J G
Hugoton, Kansas
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago 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... More 

Detroit, Michigan
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54 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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... More 

Littlefield, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 October 2016

I made reservations on the phone was quoted one price and when we got there the price was higher! We checked in anyways and when we got to our room the bed was not made at all no blankets, pillows not on the bed and the phone, mini fridge didn't work! Went back to the office, not even a I... More 

1 Thank marcojung2016
Management response:

This had to be the nightmare to end all nightmares. I would venture to say you had a very bad experience and this would be an understatement. I wanted to get back to you and tell you that the hotel has a new owner and the number one rule is "Customer Service". Things, like you experienced, will never happen again... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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44 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I checked out of my original hotel expecting to drive back to Albuquerque. Due to a project delay , I return to town to find all the hotels were booked up.as a last minute ditch I did a search and made a reservation at a hotel that was reasonably priced. My room was extremely filthy and the place is severely... More 

1 Thank Bryan B
Management response:

First off, I want to say that no one should have to go through what you went through. I can't even begin to apologize enough. Just so you'll know, the hotel is now under new ownership and we are working non stop to upgrade and correct all the wrong that has been done to our guests. Our primary concern is... More 

1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Okay, the rate for El Camino was a bit lower. The savings was not worth the trouble. There was a common theme at this hotel, 'we are trying to save a buck....at all cost.' First the overall look of the hotel is run down. It is clearly understaffed, on several occasions I found the front desk unmanned. This is a... More 

1 Thank Michael Y
Management response:

Let me just start out by saying, this had to be one of the worst experience you have ever had. There are not enough words in the dictionary to apologize appropriately. The good news is, the hotel is now under new ownership, and we are in the process of remodeling, painting, updating and redoing pretty much everything. We're rebuilding and... More 

Holbrook, Arizona
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26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

this place is in need of a bit of remodling. but for a nights sleep it good.swimming pool is awesome .only 1 ice machine working and it was up stairs .but bed soft pillows good.it did have a frig and a microwave ,flat screen tv.

Thank Jeff An Sandy C
Management response:

Thank you for your review. I'm so glad I have the opportunity to reply, so I could inform you that the hotel is now under new ownership/management. We are aware it needs a lot of repairs and improvements and on the operation of the business. We are rebuilding and retraining the staff. Our top priority is always Customer Service. The... More 

Level Contributor
87 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Reasonably priced for Taos, a little way from the action but it is walkable to town if you fancy a drink at night. Big room with all mod cons. Half decent continental breakfast: friendly Mexican staff who make you feel welcome. Recommended for a weekend.

Thank Markgraydon
Management response:

Thank you so much for your review. It is important that we get these reviews from our guests, as it is our main source on how we are doing. As you may not know, we are under a new ownership/management team. We are very excited with all the new plans for the hotel. Most important it is getting a much... More 

Willow Park, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Rooms are filthy, many of the clientele suspect. Service is terrible. On top of everything else an electronic device was left there and we still cannot get the Manager to return it after 3 weeks despite repeated calls. Expedia was also no help with this issue. Avoid this place like the plague.

Thank phillipfrazier
Management response:

First off, I completely understand your dismay with the hotel. I have read many reviews very similar to yours, however, the hotel is now under new ownership/management. We have a lot to do to revive this place. One of my first duties is to reply to all these reviews, mostly negative. We are in the process of making many changes.... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I picked this place for it's location to downtown and even read the reviews, but I was totally taken by surprise. The first "non-smoking room we checked into, totally wreaked from cigarette smoke and pet odors. They were nice enough to change our room when I called the desk. I made my way to the reception area, but had to... More 

Thank Spongie J
Management response:

I am so sorry for your awful experience at this hotel. There are no excuses for all these disgusting things. When you check into a hotel room, you expect it to be at least clean. I wanted to let you know that the hotel is under new ownership and we are remodeling the entire place, from floor to ceiling. The... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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: €61 - €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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