Mansión Mérida on the Park
What We Love
- The painstakingly restored architectural details, from soaring ceilings to hand-painted tiles
- Fab location within strolling distance of all the city’s attractions
- The international cuisine mixed with regional Yucatecan dishes at the restaurant
- The Park Bistro terrace set on lively Hidalgo Park
What To Know
- Breakfast and WiFi are included
- Free parking
- Guestrooms feature soundproof windows
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Step back in time at this new 14-room gem, which showcases the Spanish and French colonial-era style for which Merida is renowned. From the brightly colored hand-painted traditional tiles to the 20-foot beam ceilings, this mansion turned hotel gets all the period details just right. The spacious rooms feature sparkling chandeliers, carved mahogany doors and French colonial touches such as ornate plaster scrollwork and hand-painted trompe-l’oeil wall designs. There’s a small gym, pool and spa, but the restaurants are the real highlights, offering a range of experiences from tapas at the bar, with its strikingly colorful murals, to International mixed with traditional Yucatecan fare at the more restaurant, to cocktails and people watching beneath almond trees on the terrace facing Hidalgo Park.
In the Area
Start at Merida’s main square, variously called the Zocalo (after Mexico City’s famous square) or the Plaza Grande, and check out the historic sights with which it’s lined, from the 16th-century cathedral (the second-oldest in the Americas) to Museo Casa Montejo, which was once the home of Spanish conqueror Francisco Montejo. Don’t miss the modern art museum MACAY, situated just off the square, which showcases a more contemporary side of this ancient city. Sample Merida’s best home-cooked Yucatecan food at La Chaya Maya, a buzzy restaurant with two downtown locations (the newest in a lovely mansion) where you can dine on such regional specialties as chichinita pibil (a roasted pork dish) or salbutes (fried tortillas heaped with turkey, pickled onions and avocado). Nearby, see what’s cooking at Apoala, an upscale joint on Santa Lucia Square that serves mostly Oaxacan-inspired dishes to well-heeled Meridanos. Shop for beautiful artisanal clothing and accessories plus hand-crafted candles and fragrances made in nearby Valladolid at Coqui Coqui, a chic boutique that wouldn’t be out of place in New York or Paris.
How to Get There
We stayed 3 nights in Merida and contrary to the other hotels our travel agency had booked, they had now placed us in Hotel Caribe next door. This was an outright disaster with dirty small rooms and airco’s that broke down while it was 30C....
So we moved our 2 daughters next door to the Mansion Merida as their front desk accomdated us brilliantly. The next day we moved our son and ourselves to the Mansion too.
The hotel is an old very stylish house with a courtyard in the middle. It has another courtyard with a swimming pool highly appreciated by our teenage kids. The rooms are huge with comfortable beds and a big bathroom. The service is truly 5 star including valet parking. They saved our stay in n merida!
The hotel is beautiful and the staff is friendly but do not expect it to work as a traditional big hotel. Parking is extremely tricky. You are almost better off parking the car in the garage in the next corner. Restaurant has limited hours for dinner.
Great hotel in the center of Merida.
The building is amazing. The rooms have a fantastic decoration.
A place to relax and to breath history.
We stayed only for one night but the period should be longer.