El Monte Sagrado Living Resort & Spa

317 Kit Carson Rd | Taos, NM 87571-6405  [SEE MAP]Taos, NM  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Accommodations feature kiva fireplaces
Small pool
Flanking the eastern edge of Taos, New Mexico, (about a 70-mile drive northeast of Santa Fe), the El Monte Sagrado takes hacienda living to a new level. Rooms feature adobe-style fireplaces, hardwood or tile floors and intricately carved furniture, as well as flat-screen TVs and coffee makers. However, some previous visitors note that, despite the privacy offered by the casitas, the rooms are on the decline and in need of a facelift. But guests can venture from their rooms to the Living Spa, which earns high praise for its bulging menu of treatments, or sample the food at De la Tierra restaurant, which impresses with its contemporary American cuisine.
Taos, NM
Hotel Class
Property Type
Hotel, 84 rooms
Primary View
City center
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Families


  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Other Awards

  • Frommer's Exceptional
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards



The 84-room El Monte Sagrado ... is an upscale pueblo escape decorated in posh Southwestern designs and art, with lush gardens and chic lounges. The hotel is a desert retreat for couples, with a spa, indoor pool, and stylish restaurant and bar. Rooms have unique adobe architecture, fireplaces, and lovely courtyard views.

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Exceptional
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1388 have reviewed the El Monte Sagrado Living Resort & Spa, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1388 reviews 4.0 (based on 1388 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Standard guest rooms are inspired by a ranch lifestyle with adobe architecture, kiva fireplaces, leather seating and Southwestern artwork and patterned rugs. Amenities include flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and complimentary Wi-Fi. Upgraded rooms include suites with private courtyards and wet bars.

    Standard room size520 square feet

    • Premium channels
    • Workspace/desk
    • Minifridge
    • Bathrobes/slippers
    • Minibar
    • Shower/tub combo
    • Separate shower
    • Separate tub
    • Internet
    • Wireless internet
    • Free internet
    • Fee for internet usage
    • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
    • Adjoining rooms available

    Location & Parking

    El Monte Sagrado is nestled in between the Rio Grande River and Pueblo Peak. The hotel is located less than a mile from the Taos main plaza and is near museums, galleries and other attractions.
    • Located 9 miles southeast of the Taos Regional Airport
    • About 80 miles north of Santa Fe Municipal Airport
    • 24-hour valet parking ($20)
    • 24-hour self-parking ($15)
    • Airport shuttle
    • Car service

    Within walking distance of:

    • Bus stop
    • Restaurants
    • Movie theater
    • Train station
    • Beach
    • Theater
    • Subway/metro stop
    • Grocery store
    • Shopping


    The on-site restaurant, De la Tierra, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a light-filled Southwestern-style setting with local art. The menu is locally and globally influenced. The Gardens is an adjacent solarium with plants, trees and plenty of sun, offering the same menu. The Anaconda Bar serves drinks and light fare with occasional live entertainment.

      Number of restaurants2

      Cuisine TypesAmerican

      • Fine dining
      • Casual dining
      • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
      • Bar/lounge
      • Room service
      • 24-hour room service
      • free breakfast


      The hotel has a small pool and whirlpool, with a retractable roof. There are a few lounge chairs for relaxing.
        • Lap pool
        • Wading pool
        • Lazy river
        • Family pool
        • Infinity pool
        • Whirlpool/hot tub
        • Adults-only pool
        • Lifeguard on duty
        • Poolside service
        • Waterslide
        • Deck chairs or cabanas
        • Pool bar


        The Living Spa uses all-natural and organic products with a focus on indigenous plants and flowers. Some treatment rooms have kiva fireplaces. Signature treatments include the Sacred Time, designed to bring the body into balance and harmony. A variety of packages are available.

          Services offered:

          • Massage
          • Facial
          • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
          • Salon services
          • Outdoor treatment area
          • Steam room
          • Sauna


          This resort has a pool and a library with loaner books and magazines, checkers and a billiards table. However, no other kids amenities are offered on-site.
            • Kids Club
            • Free Kids Club
            • Fee for Kids Club
            • Cribs
            • High Chairs


            The hotel's fitness center offers cardio and weight-training equipment along with floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the grounds. There is also a yoga studio for private classes. Nearby recreation options include skiing, fly fishing, rafting, llama trekking, mountain climbing and hot air ballooning.
              • Weight equipment
              • Cardio equipment
              • Yoga mats
              • Free fitness classes
              • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


              The hotel offers 7,000 square feet of meeting space in a variety of venues both large and small. The Grand Bohemian Gallery overlooks aspen trees and waterfalls. On-site coordinators can help with various aspects of events.

                Number of meeting rooms6

                • Business center
                • Meeting rooms
                • Meeting and event planners available


                Pets that weigh less than 50 pounds are welcome for a $50 nonrefundable cleaning fee.
                  • Pets allowed (with fee)
                  • Dog walking
                  • Pet-sitting


                  Among the wedding venues available at El Monte Sagrado is the Sacred Circle, an open green space surrounded by mountains, waterfalls, ponds and cottonwood trees. Also outdoors, the Taos Mountain Lawn offers a backdrop of the Taos Mountains. Indoor options include the Rio Grande Ballroom as well as smaller venues. The ballroom is opulent, with crystal chandeliers and a grand piano. Planners can assist with the wedding details and plan outings for guests.

                    Maximum wedding guest capacity400

                    • Hotel hosts weddings
                    • Outdoor space for weddings
                    • Wedding planners available

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