With a beautiful colonial core of lovely, tree-shaded streets and appealing culinary and cultural scenes, Oaxaca remains one of the more captivating cities in Mexico. Artisans and artists alike are inspired by the bright, clear light, indigenous traditions, and creative atmosphere that the area is home to. There are many bustling weekly markets surrounding Oaxaca that always give tourists something to do and the city itself is surrounded by interesting archaeological sites and villages. If you are planning to stay in or around Oaxaca, you want the best possible hotel for your wants and needs. That is why we have broken down the best possible options in a number of different categories.
Best budget hotel – City Express Oaxaca
If you do not want to spend an arm and a leg to stay in Oaxaca but still want comfort and convenience, the City Express Oaxaca is the perfect place to stay. There is free parking, an onsite gym, a business center, complimentary wireless in all areas and the hotel is close to the Santo Domingo Cultural Centre. The Oaxaca International Airport is only 20 minutes away by car, making it a convenient stop for travelers as well.
Calzada Niños Héroes de Chapultepec 300, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca, OAX, Mexico
+52 951 502 3500
Top overall hotel option – Casa Oaxaca
The Casa Oaxaca is what happens when you take an 18th-century colonial house, remodel it with interior designer to give it a peaceful and minimalist atmosphere, and then give it a distinctly Mediterranean feel. The cacti-filled inner courtyard is bright white and the rooms allow for the maximum amount of space and light. It is also a hotel that favors local artists, because craftwork and paintings from many different local artists is on display in every room.
Casa Oaxaca has won an number of different awards for its smart and stylish design, but one of the main draws that keeps people coming back is arguably the best restaurant in Oaxaca. The restaurant here offers mouthwatering modern cuisine. With a personal yet professional staff atmosphere, Casa Oaxaca remains the best option throughout Oaxaca.
Garcia Vigil 407, Centro, Oaxaca, OAX, Mexico
+52 951 514 4173
Best luxury hotel – Hotel Palacio Borghese
With only six rooms, it is safe to suggest that Palacio Borghese offers an aura of exclusivity. For those wanting personalized service wrapped up in refinement and luxury, the Palacio Borghese is a great option for your stay.
Each of the rooms that guests are able to enjoy at the Palacio Borghese are different, they all combine modern technology and European elegance. The rooms are all luxuriously decorated and each room is adorned with fine upholstery and drapery. All six rooms have a different color theme, which makes it even more appealing for returning guests to try another room that they have not spent the night in before.
Ignacio Allende 208, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca, OAX, Mexico
+52 951 501 0901
Best centrally located hotel – Hotel Boutique De La Parra
This hacienda-style boutique hotel is within close proximity of the center square of Oaxaca, also known as ‘the Zócalo’. Not only does the hotel offer the latest amenities, including a minibar, air-conditioning, and an onsite restaurant and pool, but there are many gourmet restaurants around the restaurant as well.
The hotel is located within Oaxaca’s majestic historic center. This means that there are many different sites of interest here, including fascinating museums and beautiful churches. For those who want the convenience of being in the heart of the city without sacrificing luxury and comfort, Hotel Boutique De La Parra is an excellent option.
Calle Vicente Guerrero #117, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca, OAX, Mexico
+52 951 514 1900