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
I can’t find a bad thing to say about the hotel. If the owner added one or two extra classy things, this would be a bonafide 5 star boutique hotel. I’m convinced I’m going back there 2020 at some point. Nice breakfast, a pool that really help me rest (I’m a bit sick; and not only because it’s water and swimming, also because the pool is a quiet delightful small place that obviously was planned carefully). Guanajuato is a great city to walk around, discover pieces of history, very charming, reminded me a bit of Florence. But the hotel made the experience way better.
Right around the corner from the main plaza this hotel is a nice little place, very clean! But the location also is noisy and busy! The staff is very helpful and kind. I was a little disappointed by the decor. The bathroom does not have air conditioning, as the air conditioner is on the wall in the bedroom. The curtains in our room did not entirely cover the windows, so light came in around them. The first night we could not figure out how to turn off the light on the air conditioner so it was a very bright night! The beds are fairly comfortable, but I asked for extra padding to be put on which helped. The water pressure is awesome! The bar makes a wonderful margarita!
The staff is great but for the price we paid we got a room smaller than a cruise ship or New York Hotel. We upgraded to a suite 2 days later only to be subjected to non stop music. For what they charge put in some double pane glass! We wondered what the ear plugs were for on the night stands.. now we know!