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El Monte Sagrado

Kessler Hotels perfect the art of traveling well

As sexy as Elizabeth Hurley in a bikini, El Monte Sagrado is primed for seduction. She'll titillate you with El Monte SagradoEl Monte Sagradoher over-the-top opulence - the Morocco room is straight out of a scene from Pretty Woman. If you're prone to envy, stop reading now. It's all you imagine and more.

What they do right...

  • Living Spa: An old grove of cotton trees dictated El Monte SagradoEl Monte Sagradothe layout of the property. A waterfall, stone sculptures, footbridge, and a trout pond enhance the natural beauty of the trees. Within minutes, I felt myself relax and tune into the breeze blowing through the branches.
  • Green Philosophy: All water on the property is recycled with a Living Machine - an ecologically engineered system for collecting, treating and recycling water with minimal impact on the land. A Biolarium (a beautiful glass atrium filled with plants) within the spa lets guests experience firsthand how water sustains all life.
  • What they need help with... 

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  • Transportation: Taos doesn't have a public transportation system and cab service is sketchy at best. If you're dining out for the evening and plan to drink, arrange a ride back to the hotel before you head out.
  • Diamond Rating: The prices reflect a 5-diamond rating, but it's only listed as a 4-diamond. With a more focused approach they could easily exceed expectations and actually deliver what you're already paying for.
  • 84 suites and casitas
  • Year built: 2003
  • Dining - Anaconda Bar, The Gardens, De La Tierra, room service available
  • Each room features artwork from local artists, pueblo-style fireplace and private-label toiletries
  • Gym/Living Spa/Sacred Circle with waterfall and pond
  • Close by: Horseback riding, golf, shopping, llama trekking, hot air ballooning, fly fishing, rafting, mountain biking, hiking
  • Room Rates
  • Standard Minimum: $300USD
  • Suite Maximum: $1700USD
  • El Monte Sagrado Resort & Spa

    317 Kit Carson Rd
    Taos, New Mexico
    87571
    Toll Free: 800-828-TAOS
    Local: 505-758-3502

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