Edelmira Hotel Boutique
What We Love
- In the heart of historic Guanajuato, a painterly UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Effortlessly chic interior design, with stylish yet cozy furnishings in tapestry and earth-tone fabrics
- Staff can arrange tours of the city sights and nearby destinations, as well as transfers
What To Know
- Free overnight parking is a 15-minute cab ride from the hotel; paid hourly parking is available nearer the hotel
- The indoor pool is suitable for a plunge rather than a swim, and the water in the adjacent Jacuzzi is tepid
- Four Superior rooms have petite “balconies” with French doors overlooking the pedestrian street; interior room windows don’t open
- Children 11 and under are not permitted
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
The Edelmira Hotel, in central Guanajuato, fuses modern decor with Spanish colonial architecture. In a small interior courtyard, arches, columns and walls inlaid with stone hark back to the city’s roots as a 16th-century fortress. Parquet floors and a sedate color scheme in the common areas complement cherrywood floors covered with wool rugs and oversize chairs covered in cowhide. And on the rooftop terrace, you can sip sundowners in a teal Acapulco chair at a wooden table while overlooking the city center and surrounding rugged canyon terrain.
Bed and Bath
The 27 guestrooms juxtapose views of Guanajuato’s historical house-specked hills with Midcentury Modern decor. Exposed stone walls blend with vintage gold-framed mirrors, petite glass pendant lamps and striped wood headboards. Meanwhile, floral and taupe loungers, hand-loomed geometric rugs and throw pillows with playful damask prints add modern zing. Although small, each marble bathroom has a frosted glass shower with powerful jets and boutique bath amenities.
A free breakfast spread of bottomless coffee, fresh seasonal fruit and made-to-order eggs is offered on the airy rooftop terrace, where cocktails are also served at sundown. Three stories below, feast on lunch and dinner of international dishes, in the courtyard or the lounge-like restaurant. A strategically placed stairway connects the guestrooms to the basement spa, which has a single treatment room and a small indoor pool and Jacuzzi.
How to Get There
Perfect hotel for a quick visit. All the major attractions are close by. Request a room facing the street as many of the rooms face internally. Nice pool. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Breakfast was very good.
Edelmira is a very pleasant boutique hotel right in the heart of Guanajuato’s very approachable and welcoming historic center. You step out the front door and all the top sights are a few blocks away.
The staff at the hotel were extremely friendly and accommodating and had a “can do” attitude to any inquiry or request that we had.
Our room was very attractive and comfortable with large windows overlooking the street. Young people were partying into the early morning on the cobblestones below, but that added to the festive atmosphere.
In general this hotel is a good value and a great choice in Guanajuato. The location, service and accommodations were excellent. We did experience a few minutes of stress at the end of our stay when we were waiting for our airport transportation which we had arranged and prepaid with the day shift. At 5am, the night shift could not find any record of it! After a few phone calls and the arrival of another driver we were on our way to the airport. At check in we were told that our booking had been cancelled because the credit card given online through booking.com did not worked out! Wow! Fortunately, they did have a room available at a much lower fare so that was fine with us. I recommend this hotel, just have your credit card info updated and be careful with airport transfers!
We had a lovely stay at this hotel that is situated on an adorable tree-lined street with mariachi music at night. Every issue we faced — from connecting to the WiFi to seeking help booking bus tickets to nearby locations — was answered promptly and with care. The lovely Barbara at the front desk was our go-to assistant, and she spoke good English. A shout-out, as well, to Angel in the restaurant. We have just a few small suggestions: the water pressure was too light for our tastes, and the hotel should include breakfast in the price for all rooms.
- Great central location
- Comfortable pillow selection
- Good included breakfast
- Friendly staff (Especially Jesus, the bell boy)
- Tiny rooms: we had to demand to be changed to a larger one
- Not very accessible: There is no street access, so if you’re carrying luggage it’s inconvenient; stairs to get to most rooms; extremely dangerous and small spiral staircase to get to the pool (which is also inadequate)
- Gym: it shouldn’t even be called that, it’s just two very outdated treadmills that we’re disconnected in a small room.
- Pool: even though are was pretty, it is hard to reach, the “pool” is miniature, about the size of a a jacuzzi, and the water was cold.
- No car service: so if ubers (which are few) and taxis are busy, you’re stuck there. We had this happen and had no way of getting to our dinner reservations, but thankfully we walked to a nearby hotel that DID have car service.
- Maintenance: our sink was clogged; even after handyman was there for about 35 minutes “fixing it”, it remained slow and backed up the whole visit.
In summary, this is an OK hotel. If we had been expecting a 3-star hotel, this would’ve been fine. However, the advertised 5-stars and high price had ya expecting a good hotel. This is not that. DO NOT pay more than $100 a night for this hotel.
NOTE: I’ve lived in Mexico for most of my life, and travelled extensively, for reference.