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About Us

About Us

Known by Guests for Location, Comfort, Quality, Service, Value!

John, Suzanne, and Stormy Slenes invite you to experience, explore, and enjoy Taos and Northern New Mexico and relax at Indian Hills Inn, Taos Plaza. Many folks have heard about or know they want to see and experience Taos and the Southwest, but wonder what to do when they arrive. Each Guest Service Associate is selected, trained, coached, and encouraged to be your "tour guide" to maximize your pleasure and time visiting the mountains, activities, cultures, museums, Taos Pueblo, history, and art of historic North Central New Mexico: the area surrounding Taos.

Indian Hills Inn, Taos Plaza mission statement: Provide our Guests the best lodging value in the Taos market through exceptional service, friendly hospitality, sharp housekeeping, Guest comfort, reasonable rates, and remarkable quality. We accomplish that by paying attention to Guest satisfaction, service, and quality in every Guest interaction, maintenance that exhibits pride, detail oriented, thorough, professional housekeeping, and having a team of thinking, service motivated, associates who maintain a Guest service focus.

As you enter the lobby, you're greeted by an exquisite hand carvered front desk with scenes of Taos Pueblo and one of the multitude of pueblo designed churches in Northern New Mexico. Winters, you'll be welcomed by our warm cozy lobby fireplace. Both locals and Guests are often found talking, reading, using their laptops, or relaxing in the spacious comfortable lobby.

Indian Hills Inn, Taos Plaza hotel offers tourists and travelers of all types lodging and accommodations surrounding a central park courtyard located on over 3 acres right in the heart of the downtown historic district of Taos, NM. From the moment you see our hand carved southwestern totems, you'll begin to appreciate your visit to Taos and stay at Indian Hills Inn, Taos Plaza. The hotel design is traditional southwestern pueblo architecture and has offered weary travelers friendly hospitality, a great night's sleep, and comfortable lodging since the early 1900's, something over 100 years. With the same ownership since 1975, we are the independent Inn you can rely upon!

Owner Slenes' ancestoral property in Norway is roughly tranlated from "sleigh ness" to Slenes. That was a stopping point on the trails from the mountains to the fjords/shoreline. In other words, the Slenes's continue the family tradition of meeting travelers hospitality needs.


Our hotel service is known by Guests for: location, comfort, quality, service, value. The Indian Hills Inn, Taos Plaza is Taos' best located hotel lodging. 2 blocks South of historic Taos Plaza, most Guests leave their vehicle at the Inn and wander the historic district with 80+ galleries, 100 shops, five museums, restaurants galore, loads of nooks and crannies, and many other sites of interest.

Part of our claim to fame is affordable rates. We've held fairly constant in room rates over the last 6 or 7 yeqars in spite of significant operating cost increases. We have simplified our continental breakfast and removed a couple of little used ammenities so we can maintain our exceptionally reasonable rates. During one recent mid 2017 month, the town's average daily rate was about $111...ours was under $70! Booking direct ALWAYS saves us both money (someone pays for all those TV ads you see)! Book DIRECT from this website or our Facebook page, choose the 15OFFDIRECT code to save $15 each night. That's $15 lower than you can book ANYWHERE else online.

ALERT - CAUTION - WARNING! To get best value and service, always make certain you are calling or accessing the hotel itself or it's website direct. Most 3rd party booking companies use pay per click with the hotel name included. They ALL cost us both of us big bucks. Our main website is www.IndianHillsInnTaosPlaza.com all one word - no dashes, no dots, not as a prefix, not as a sub domain of ANY other site. Our booking system uses a company called Connect-Inn. We'll best ANY online travel site (other than ours) rate by $5 for direct bookings/calls to our number or when you walk in! See/ski you soon!

By the way, that advice applies to ALL of your travels. When you call the hotel front desk direct, most hotels will gladly work with you. Most hotels and most of the time they will gladly book DIRECT for you at a 5 to 10% savings to you (it also saves them a similar amount).

An integral part of your accommodations at Indian Hills Inn, Taos Plaza is we are your "tour guide". We are your travel - tourist directory for Taos and Northern New Mexico: Rafting, hiking, biking, golfing, hunting, fishing, skiing, nutrition, specials, coupons, art, shopping, health and wellness, and sight seeing are all yours from this site and Taos! With all those tourist and visitor ideas, you can build your own packages around Taos and Indian Hills Inn, Taos Plaza. We're your "Taos Lodging Connection" (c). If you need help finding something, email, ask on our Facebook page, or call us! We are here to earn your repeat visits and referrals.

Already write a review? Bring a copy of your review (from any online place) for a FREE upgrade or $15 discount (one discount per night/stay). While many Guests tell us they enjoyed their stay and visit to Taos, they aren't the ones who invest the time to write reviews. FYI, less than 1/10th of 1% of our Guests have written reviews...and only about 1/3 of that tiny sample made somewhat negative comments or gave us less than 3.5 out of 5. Again, over the last few months of Summer 2017, 70%+ of our reviews are higher than our current average review score...we are working to improve your Taos visit experience! Yes, we appreciate and need your thanks when our team does a good job!
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