This landmark hotel is central to the town’s literary, artistic, and social scene. Since 1936, The Historic Taos Inn has welcomed guests such as Greta Garbo, D. H. Lawrence, and Pawnee Bill. Local residents, including author John Nichols, and visiting celebrities, such as Robert Redford, frequent the inn’s Adobe Bar famous for its Cowboy Buddha and other specialty cocktails.
The inn is made up of several 1800s adobe houses surrounding a small plaza, now the inn’s lobby. One of these homes, formerly owned by Dr. Thomas Paul (Doc) Martin, the area’s first physician, now houses Doc Martin’s Restaurant, which serves solid contemporary New American food and weekend brunches. The Taos Society of Artists was founded in the Martin family’s dining room. The inn continues its artistic focus today with a series of “Meet the Artist” talks.
The inn is well appointed and comfortable; however, families or those seeking quiet should ask for rooms at the back of the property, outside the main building where the restaurant and bar bustle into the late evening.