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
Fantastic small boutique hotel In the beautiful Mexican city of Guanajuato. Wonderful helpful happy staff who can’t do enough for you. We were in Guanajuato for a family wedding and the Hotel Edelmira was the perfect place to stay. Step out the door and you are right in the middle of a beautiful square surrounded by cafes bars and restaurants. I can really recommend this wonderful hotel.
I don’t know who likes this hotel and why but it really is very down in the mouth. I had two rooms there, a deluxe and a suite. Both showed signs of severe age. The A/C was loud and for some reason in the Deluxe blew right on to the bed. Friend froze. No couch despite the pictures on web site. The first suite (24) I looked at abutted the elevator The second (33) was off on in the hinterlands and overlooked an alley with a noisy fan. The restaurant is awful with paltry offerings for breakfast and a bad cook. Coffee was horrible. Service in the hotel wasn’t up to its rating.
Bathrooms are very small and water pressure a dribble. There is an abandoned semi-rooftop bar on the 4th floor. They direct you over to the 1850 for a drink. Even though it is off the plaza the noise from it permeates the rooms which is why worthless ear plugs are provided. This is the one bad choice in hotels I’ve made in recent years and I won’t do it again. The Villa Maria Christina is a long walk or short cab from the square and far better and much quieter for the same price.
In a crammed city like Guanajuato, it's hard to find a comfortable room for the night. The Edelmira however offers just that. Petit but ultra comfy rooms in a very central location with excellent service. The hotel also has a pool and a hot tub which are a rarity in town. I absolutely love this place and would recommend it to anyone visiting Guanajuato.
Pros: I was very pleased with the service of this hotel. The concierge ladies were very nice and accommodating as well as always friendly when I was in and out. Our deluxe room was clean and comfortable especially after hours of walking and "hiking" throughout the city. The AC was a lifesaver! In comparison to other hotels on the same plaza this is one of the best ones. Its cute, clean and quiet, if that is what you are looking for then definitely stay here.
Cons: The wifi was spotty, I had to register for classes while I was there and near had a heart attack with how slow it was at 2:00 am. It wasn't the worst but not the best. The bed was also just okay, not extremely comfortable but not a rock. They also offer various options for pillows.
Massage: I LOVED it! I don't remember the woman's name but she was fantastic. My mom and I both got the "relaxation massage". Book your massage with the concierge.
Other: I did not dine at the restaurant nor use the pool since we were out and about all day exploring. However, they both looked nice and quiet. We also enjoyed the mariachis and other musicos in the jardin so we spent a lot of time there. This hotel is in a great location, its not in front of the jardin but close enough to enjoy it.
The location is absolutely perfect within walking distance to sites, shopping, and restaurants. It is also the cleanest hotel thanks to Angelica and Carmen who are fabulous! Eduardo, Luis, and Ramon were always friendly and helpful in every way. The indoor pool and hot tub made me feel like I was in an exclusive spa and was so relaxing. They do provide complimentary ear plugs but I did not need them.