The Best Hotels in Guanajuato, Mexico

With a drink in hand, take in the beautiful views from the top of Casa del Rector Hotel Boutique
With a drink in hand, take in the beautiful views from the top of Casa del Rector Hotel Boutique | Courtesy of Casa del Rector Hotel Boutique / Expedia
Laura Field

In central Mexico, you’ll find the colorful city of Guanajuato. Here, colonial-era mansions and churches dot the Unesco-listed historic center, as do characterful places to stay. Here’s our pick of the best hotels Guanajuato has to offer – bookable on Culture Trip.

This Unesco-listed city has a rich silver- and gold-mining history that sparkles today in its many subterranean streets and sinuous alleyways – such as the Callejón del Beso (Alley of the Kiss), where the balconies are close enough for couples to caress. The Festival Internacional Cervantino also lures creative types to central plazas in October each year. To discover all that Guanajuato has to offer, stay in one of these charming hotels, some of which once hosted dignitaries and housed musicians.

1. Hotel Boutique 1850

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Spacious lobby at Guanajuato Hotel Boutique 1850, with high ceilings, exposed brick beams and colourful, contemporary furniture.
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Hotel Boutique 1850 lies in Guanajuato’s picture-perfect historic center in a colonial-style building with a modern twist – think quirky art pieces, sculptures and statues in the rooms and lobby. The rooftop One Bar and Lounge is the ideal spot for taking in panoramic views of the multicolored roofs dotting the city, including the 17th-century, ocher-painted Basílica Colegiata de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato.

2. Antigua Trece Hotel Fusión

Boutique Hotel

The outdoor courtyard and pool at Antigua Trece Hotel Fusión, Guanajuato.
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Antigua Trece Hotel Fusión sits in a 19th-century home next to the Callejón del Beso. The 28 rooms are decorated in bold colors, with handwoven Mexican textiles, mosaic tiles and modern minimalist furnishings contrasting with the building’s high-ceilinged neoclassical bones. The fairy-lit terrace has one of the best views in town, and there’s a small courtyard pool for cooling off in the afternoon.

3. Hotel de la Paz

Boutique Hotel

Twin room with juliet balcony overlooking colourful buildings at Hotel de la Paz, Guanajuato.
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Hotel de la Paz is in the heart of the historic center, next to the impressive, bright yolk-yellow basilica. Many of the rooms have balconies where you can watch the world go by. Free coffee is on tap, and the breakfast buffet offers fresh fruit, yogurts and baked goods. Also, head to the nearby funicular to be whisked up to the El Pípila monument, where you can take in sweeping views of Guanajuato.

4. Edelmira Hotel Boutique

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Stone-walled courtyard with outdoor pool and sun-loungers at Edelmira Hotel Boutique, Guanajuato.
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Edelmira Hotel Boutique dates back to the 19th century when it doubled as a house that welcomed dignitaries. Today, it welcomes you, too, with 27 character-packed rooms bearing exposed stone walls and thick wooden beams. There’s a heated pool, which flows through a stone archway, and a jacuzzi that’s perfect for a dip. For extra pampering, the hotel’s calming spa offers rebalancing facials and massages.

5. Villa María Cristina

Boutique Hotel

Mosaic-clad patios with outdoor seating at Villa María Cristina, Guanajuato.
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Villa María Cristina is set in an 1880s house along the tree-lined, tunnel-like Paseo de la Presa and looks out onto the impressive Cerro de la Bufa (Bufa Hill). Suites are decked out with fine French furniture and paintings of local Mexican landscapes. Have a meal at Teresita – one of the on-site restaurants – set in an ornate fireplace-flanked room; the mezcal-buttered rib eye and the Guanajuatan Miner enchiladas come highly recommended.

6. Hotel Mesón del Rosario

Boutique Hotel

Rustic courtyard at Hotel Mesón del Rosario, Guanajuato.
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Hotel Mesón del Rosario has a colossal colonial-style wooden entrance door, right in the heart of the historic center. Once inside, you’ll find stone arches, cobbled floors and wooden beams that give the place a rustic yet regal feel. Spacious rooms have pristine white walls and linens with comforting wooden headboards and furnishings. It’s a short stroll from San Roque Plaza, a colorful corner of the city home to the faded pastel-pink San Roque Temple, dating back to 1726.

7. Hotel Indigo Guanajuato

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Stylish, colourful dining area featuring a mural of colourful Guanajuato houses at the Hotel Indigo, Guanajuato.
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Hotel Indigo Guanajuato is inspired by the building’s former resident, José Carpio, an 18th-century musician known as El Cantador. Guanajuato’s mining heritage also gets a nod, with feature walls in the rooms depicting scenes and snapshots from the city’s past and industrial-style cogs acting as wardrobe handles. There’s also a stylish on-site restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks.

8. Casa del Rector Hotel Boutique

Boutique Hotel

Boho-chic king room with rustic furnishings and city views at Casa del Rector Hotel Boutique, Guanajuato.
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Casa del Rector is part lavish hotel, part swanky art gallery, with contemporary statues, paintings and photographs adorning the artistic refuge. The hotel itself sits in a 19th-century building that has a standout neoclassical facade. Take a dip in the pool or lay back on a lounger to take in the hotel’s historic surroundings and Guanajuato’s colorful, rippling landscape.

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