El Monte Sagrado Living Resort

Randi Redmon
Deal Expert

Why We Love It

  • Luxurious pueblo-style lodge near Taos Plaza
  • The resort landed on Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List in 2013
  • Stunning grounds and earthy Native American-inspired decor
  • Unique spa treatments and AAA 4-Diamond on-site restaurant

"It could be an art museum" -- Condé Nast Traveler
Enjoyed This
(6 Member Ratings)
"Setting and room"
Martha J
Nov 30, 2016
Highlands Ranch, CO, United States

Map & Directions

There are no direct commercial flights into Taos. Taos Regional Airport is 9 miles away. Another option is to drive from either Sante Fe (an hour and 20 minutes away) or Albuquerque (a little over two hours).

Rooms & Rates

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The AAA 4-Diamond El Monte Sagrado Living Resort and Spa, surrounded by unbridled mountains and desert, is as swanky as it comes in laid-back New Mexico -- so much so that it nabbed a spot on Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List in 2013.

It’s also in a prime spot from which to explore Taos. Find art galleries and some serious cowboy chow along Taos Plaza, a 10-minute walk away. The 1,000-year-old Taos Pueblo (considered the oldest continuously inhabited community in the U.S.) is 10 minutes north by car, and a bit farther up the road is Taos Ski Valley, which features world-class slopes.

Similar to the architecture of the ancient Taos Pueblo, El Monte Sagrado is a Native American-inspired oasis. Its luxe suites and casitas are dolled up in earthy, eclectic décor, including original works by local artists in all styles ranging from Native American to Tibetan, and some feature a fireplace and private courtyard. The spacious standard rooms come with a standalone soaking tub and must-have views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

Because Taos is known for its mystical magnificence, spa treatments involving sacred indigenous crystals sound about right. Get one at the cozy on-site Living Spa, which uses elements like blue turquoise and fossilized desert salt in its healing therapies. De la Tierra, the property’s AAA 4-Diamond restaurant, serves locally inspired dishes with plenty of opportunities for guests to sample New Mexico’s famous green chili. Afterwards, sip signature margaritas at the Anaconda Bar next door.

An on-property art gallery is also a nice diversion, and a heated indoor pool with hot tub and sauna are ideal during those chilly Taos evenings.

From the press:
  • "Mountains and desert surround this modern pueblo-style resort that is so beautiful, it could be an art museum" – Conde Nast Traveler
  • “Posh, eco-minded, and decidedly quirky boutique resort” – Fodor’s



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free
  • Steam Room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Public car park (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

- 8 p.m. Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children up to the age of 17 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Crib available free of charge. Extra bed available on request and in Taos Mountain One King Bed, Taos Mountain One King ADA and Spa Suite One King only: $25 (subject to tax) per night. Extra person charge is $20 (subject to tax) per night.Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets (maximum weight: 100 pounds) are allowed on request, and will be charged $50 (subject to tax) per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Fees: A Resort Fee of $25.00 (tax inclusive) per night is additional and will be added to the total price at check-out. This fee includes:

  • Valet Parking and luggage service
  • 24 Hour Local Shuttle (locations within 3 miles of the hotel
  • WiFi
  • In Room Bottled Water and More
  •  A Refrigerator and Safe in each guestroom
  • 2 bottles of water per guestroom per day
  • Access to the heated salt water pool, hot tub,   fitness center, business center and printer, newspapers and coffee in our lobby
  • HD TV and NFL Sunday Ticket in each guestroom (during the NFL season).

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

Enjoyed This
(6 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for El Monte Sagrado Living Resort and Spa over the past 15 months.
4.8 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.7 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Setting and room
Other Comments
Lovely people and facilities. Plan yo go back!!
Martha J Nov 30, 2016 Highlands Ranch, CO, United States
Enjoyed Most
Very comfortable room and bed. The staff was amazing and wanted to make sure you had anything you wanted. Very quiet - no room noise beside or below, though the hall noise was noticeable. Restaurant was very good.
Other Comments
We ended up staying an extra 2 days, because it was so comfortable and attractive. And it was only a 3-4 block walk to the Plaza, galleries and shopping. The valet service was among the best I have ever experienced.
Mary Nov 30, 2016 Oro Valley, AZ, United States
Enjoyed Most
The restful landscaping and the tasteful settings for everything. (The double upgrade didn't hurt!) The bartender in the Anaconda was personable and informative. The happy hour menu was just right.
Ivan Nov 02, 2016 Monte Vista, CO, United States
Enjoyed Most
The people that run the resort are awesome. All of the staff are so friendly and helpful. Everyone smiles and asks if they can do anything for you. It's like stepping into a fairy land and everything is beautiful.
Other Comments
Everyone should experience this beautiful place.
Janine Nov 05, 2016 Bailey, CO, United States

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