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
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.
Edelmira hotel is a lovely property with terrific staff. Rooms are clean and well appointed. We enjoyed a room tucked up in the back of the property away from street noise and very private.
Reasonably priced centrally located just steps from the square with several great food options. Don’t miss the taco place right next door, perfect stop after a long day of sightseeing...fresh tacos, light and delicious.
We loved our few days in Guanajuato, it’s a beautiful clean city with a European flare.
Hotel is very nicely equipped and it was reconstructed with a big style.
First i was not so happy about the fact that we have windows heading into the hotel and not to the street. But then seeing the party on the streets it was great.
It doesn’t have own parking, but its the price to being so centrally.
Generally its a problem with parking in the city of Guanajuato
The was our first visit to the city of Guanajuato (GTO) and we certainly hope it won’t be our last. The Edelmira is excellent in so many ways. It is located immediately adjacent to Jardin de la Union, a beautiful park with great restaurants on its borders, street musicians, and competing Mariachi bands (some of the best we’ve heard in our travels in Mexico). It is a short walk to the funicular, which takes you to the statue of La Pipila where you get panoramic views of the entire city of GTO. A short walk in the other direction takes you to the university and to Casa Diego Rivera, where the artist lived as a young man and which is now a museum containing some of his early work. The staff at the Edelmira is extremely helpful in ensuring that you have a wonderful stay. The rooms are comfortable and clean and the breakfasts, complimentary with our booking, were excellent. GTO is a clean, vibrant city. We will return to GTO and to the Edelmira to continue our exploration of this exceptional place.
We liked everything about this hotel. It was small, well designed, clean and well run. The location is perfect for visiting the charming town of Guanajuato. There were many choices of restaurants but because the food and the service were so good we ate several meals in the hotel restaurant. Excellent front desk, thank you Barbara, and lobby service. Highly recommend!