Hidalgo’s state capital, Pachuca, is a less-often-traveled but nevertheless a classic destination in the center of the country. Home of Mexican soccer and ubiquitous paste meat pies, there is plenty to do and see on a weekend trip here. Here, we take a look at the best hotels in Pachuca and in next-door Pueblo Magico Real del Monte, just minutes from the capital.
With a cozy, welcoming vibe, the Casa al Aire is definitely not your run-of-the-mill hotel. They offer six different room categories, some with hot tubs, some with balconies, all decorated with a soft antique look that speaks romance and relaxation. The hotel offers room service, an on-site restaurant and bar, free parking, and free Wi-Fi. There is no charge for pets, and the hotel also features common TV and lounging areas, breakfast in bed, and an indoor pool.
With a modern ambiance and design, this new hotel in Pachuca’s centre differentiates itself with sleek design and all the right amenities. They are known for their international and Mexican menu and the friendliness of their staff. The well-appointed rooms have free Wi-Fi, flatscreen TVs, coffeemakers, and high-quality toiletries. Close to everything, HK Hotel is great for business and pleasure.
The Camino Real Pachuca, a well-respected chain with hotels throughout the country, has a minimalist and contemporary design and is good for both leisure and business travelers. They have a long list of amenities including Wi-Fi, a business center, meeting space, a coffeeshop, luggage storage, and even babysitting services. While their design and layout are fairly standard, the reputation of the Camino Real hotels precedes them and you can depend on both comfort and prompt customer service.
The Fiesta Inn is a great business hotel with all the services and amenities that travelers need for a good stay in Pachuca, and is located just 10 minutes from Pachuca’s historic center. They have 156 rooms in four different categories, and one is fully accessible for those with mobility issues. They offer 24-hour room service, high-speed internet, an on-site gym, laundry service, covered parking, and an on-site restaurant, La Isla. The rooms’ decor is bright and welcoming.
The most grand and sweeping of the hotels on this list, the Krystal has a modern design of steel and glass and a wide-open lobby to welcome you to Pachuca. Just 15 minutes from the historic center of Pachuca, the hotel is near the famous Huracán stadium of the Pachuca soccer club and the Soccer Hall of Fame Museum. They have a pool, an on-site gym, a kids’ area, and meeting spaces. Rooms have subdued decor with full bathtubs, coffeemakers, flatscreen TVs, Wi-Fi, safes, and minibars.
Casa Basalto’s name is inspired by the basaltic prisms of Santa María Regla that were discovered by Alexander von Humboldt in 1803. These imposing basalt rock structures line the ravine of Pachuca’s San Antonio Dam. The hotel prides itself on being eco-conscious, with solar power and water-saving technologies in use throughout its facilities. The rooms are simple with modern decor, and are designed for maximum elegance and minimal visual noise. There is an on-site restaurant with a traditional Mexican menu.
With an indoor pool, business center, and meeting space, this hotel sits at the entrance to the city and next to the oldest golf course in the country, so it’s great for business travelers looking for a comfortable stay and a round or two of golf in their time off. They have 114 rooms with 24-hour room service, an on-site bar, and air-conditioning. The decor is conservative and the comfort level is high.
With rooms named after flowers and a soft color palette in its decor, the Alondra reimagines an English ambiance from the early 1800s. Situated in Real del Monte, the Pueblo Magico just outside of Pachuca, Alondra sits among beautiful mountain landscapes and the quaint architecture of this ancient mining town. Rooms include free Wi-Fi, a smart TV, coffeemakers, and hairdryers. Be sure to ask for a balcony with a view.