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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
My wife & I decided to spend a night in Guanajuato Mexico for my Birthday. We also happened to have a friend visiting from NYC, and this would be his last night in Mexico before departing the next morning from Leon (BJX).
We chose the Edelmira Hotel because of it's central location in the city. It's located right off the Jardin, and just down the street from the Teatro Juarez.
We chose room's #21 & 22, based on Trip advisor's "room tips page" and were very happy with the rooms! #21 is a little bigger w/king size bed, but both have balconies that look down on Allende street. We were visiting on a Tuesday, so the nightlife scene is probably a little tamer than over the weekend. The noise level might be a distraction for some, but the hotel has either storm windows, or double pained glass on the French style doors, so when you close them the outside world's noise level is reduced to pretty much zero.
If you're arriving by car, just know that in that part of the city, it's very difficult to park. If you park in a paid garage (the most likely scenario), you'll be walking a bit to get to the hotel. Just prepare accordingly. Guanajuato is a very populated city, and I can still get turned around even though I've visited there many, many times. I have a good sense of direction except in Guanajuato! You'll also be driving in their famous tunnels below the city, and that's where most of the paid parking garages are located.
Just think of it as another adventure. It's truly worth the effort.
Yes, it was a little pricey but that got forgotten quickly. I got sick the day I was flying back home. The hotel let me stay three extra hours in the room without extra charge after time to check out so I could rest and get better. They also recommended a doctor who came and gave me antibiotics right away. Highly appreciated!!!
Yes the hotel provided basic accommodation and is well located but it is way overpriced. Lacking character and charm, this does not qualify as a boutique hotel. Room was very small and had about as much character as a holiday inn. For over 200usd a night we expected much more. There are way better options in Guanajuato, don’t waste your money on this place.