This post will guide you through the best hotels in Guanajuato that I have personally visited and reviewed precisely to help you decide where to stay in Guanajuato.
I was especially hunting for luxury hotels but I have seen different kinds of properties for every pocket.
What I consider luxury hotels are small boutique hotels where the stylish and high-end decoration is matched by the same excellence in service.
Guanajuato is a beautiful charming city full of history, legends, and interesting traditions, attracting visitors from all sides of Mexico and internationally.
In this list of Guanajuato hotels, I mention the 5 ones that I consider top luxury properties plus I give you other options for mid-range and low-budget hotels.
Of course, this is just according to my personal taste, opinion, and experience besides the star ratings and comments of other guests.
Where to stay in Guanajuato: Luxury boutique hotels
1. La Casa del Rector
This hotel ranks at the top hotels in Guanajuato for me. It has something special, be it for the history behind its building or the elegant rooms, or the stunning views of the city’s charming historical center.
As the name itself suggests, the original building where the hotel sits, was previously the house of the first Dean of the prestigious University of Guanajuato, Armando Olivares, a literate who gave a great impulse to the cultural growth of the city of Guanajuato with his poetry and cultural initiatives, including the foundation of a library which has now its name.
The house is one of the oldest in the city and its beautiful facade is one of the prettiest in its road, in the typical style of the XIX century.
Previously it was also home to general Florencio Antillón, uncle of the famous writer Jorge Ibargüengoitia, a name in the history of Mexico for his participation in the war of Puebla
You can feel the presence of history through the wall of the hotel and some paintings.
The modern rooms’ design elegantly matches the classic tone of the old colonial building with a more modern minimalist taste, more suitable for the new, sophisticated traveler in search of style and comfort.
The outdoor design is also one of a kind, the restaurant walls are made of Cantera stones taken from the leftovers of the mining works.
The views from the Sky bar are breathtaking, especially at sunset.
2. Hotel 1850
This brand new hotel is located right in the heart of the lively city right beside the majestic Teatro Juarez.
The elegance of this property stands in the fine French interior decorations in the rooms, each one individually designed and inspired by and named after the ladies of the owners’ families.
Everything about this hotel is carefully thought of, the artworks hanging from the ceiling as much as on the walls and the wallpaper, with a different pattern in each room.
Despite being right in the center of the busy city, the double windows provide total isolation, peace, and tranquility in your cozy stylish room.
An attentive concierge team will assist you with tours and restaurant reservations or anything you will need to make your stay in Guanajuato more comfortable. A rooftop bar will be the perfect place to watch the sunset in Guanajuato in style.
Among the hotels I have visited in the city, this is indeed the most classy and elegant.
3. VIlla Maria Cristina Relais & Châteaux
This elegant property is located in a newly reformed neighborhood at about 2 km distance from the city center. I was staying in the same area during my two weeks spent in Guanajuato, and it’s an enjoyable walk through the city lanes.
The Relais & Châteaux signature is a guarantee of quality service and exceptional beauty, therefore any further comment on my part would actually be irrelevant.
I have visited this property and, although I didn’t stay there, I could feel and experience the exclusive atmosphere, in the immaculate outdoor spaces, the gardens and the pool area, the indoor pool and spa.
The suites are huge and elegant with a high ceiling, wooden floor, and French stylish furniture, marble bathroom with a whirlpool.
4. Quinta Las Acacias Hotel Boutique
The public spaces have been extended with more additional rooms which embed the old tradition with the modern Mexican artworks and style.
The rooms in the new building surround a beautiful and peaceful garden where you can only hear the sound of nature. This property is in fact situated at about 2 km distance from the city center, in the same area as the previously mentioned Villa Maria Cristina, in a nice and peaceful bohemian neighborhood, the oldest of Guanajuato.
The hotel offers exceptional service, views to the mountains surrounding the city, and a fine dining restaurant. Close to the area, there is also a beautiful hike on a close by hill.
5. Hotel Edelmira
As you walk into the lobby you can immediately admire the old feeling in the big grey stone walls and vaults harmoniously in contrast with the modern and elegant rooms, decorated with modern art and equipped with the finest linen.
The hotel is located right in the center of the city at an easy distance from all the points of attraction and historical places and museums, restaurants, and bars.
Where to stay in Guanajuato: mid-range priced hotels
6. Hotelito Casa Dionisio
With spectacular views over the city, this tiny hotel boasts lovely rooms in Mexican style and modern comfort. Kind of romantic as well for couples but also perfect for photographers. The views from the terrace are unbeatable for stunning pictures.
7. Antigua Trece hotel Fusion
Conveniently located in the Centro Historico, Antigua Trece Hotel Fusión is set a few steps from The Alley of the Kiss (Callejon del Beso).
This stunning hotel might be a little above mid-range price, but all worth it, with its nicely decorated modern room, great service, and amazing views from the beautiful terrace where to relax at night while enjoying the views with a glass of wine in your hand.
Where to stay in Guanajuato: low-budget hotels
8. Hotel Meson Cuevano
When I saw the pictures and the prices I thought it was a mistake. Too nice to be so cheap. But it’s for real. The best option for budget-conscious travelers.
9. Hotel Casa Sangre de Cristo
Do not get intimidated by the name which I find a little creepy. This is another great option to stay in the heart of Guanajuato in a nice hotel with a cheap budget.
A great opportunity to skip hostel dorms and stay in a comfortable private room without paying big money.
Things to do in Guanajuato
There are many reasons why you want to visit Guanajuato. The Capital city of the homonymous tiny state, it’s one of the most interesting city to visit in Mexico, for it’s history, colonial heritage and beautiful arquitecture.
It’s also home to the first University in Mexico and nowadays the University of Guanajuat remains one of the most prestigious and culturally active.
Here are some of the most interesting things to do in Guanajuato, but you want to learn more, just click on the link to read the full post.
✅ Walk around the historical center
✅ Take a walking tour of the city with a knowledgeable guide.
✅ Hike up to the Pipila Statue for a spectacular panoramic view of the city
✅ Visit some of the vineyards in the surroundings
✅ Visit the historical Pueblo Magico of Dolores Hidalgo where the first Grito of the Mexican Revolution took place.
✅ Visit the nearby San Miguel de Allende
Where to stay in Guanajuato FAQ
How many days do you need in Guanajuato?
It really depends on how much time you have and how much you want to visit. To walk around the city one day is enough but if you want to spend time in the museum, do some of the amazing hikes and enjoy the beautiful university city living like a local, I would say about 4 to 7 days.
Is Guanajuato worth visiting?
I love Guanajuato and I believe it is worth visiting for sure, for its interesting history and cultural heritage that reflects in the everyday life, the student callejoneada, and the beautiful architecture.
Is Guanajuato the most beautiful city in Mexico?
I don’t think it’s possible to determine what’s the most beautiful city in Mexico. There are so many and each one is special on its own.
Is Guanajuato city safe for tourists?
Although the state of Guanajuato overall is considered a hot zone for narco-related issues, it’s relatively safe for tourists to visit. So I wouldn’t worry about that.
How do you get around Guanajuato?
The city is very small and you can easily walk around, which is the best way to get to know all the secret treasures it has to offer.
Is San Miguel de Allende safe now?
San Miguel de Allende is one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico and definitely worth a day trip from Guanajuato. You can catch a local bus or take private transportation.
Where to stay in Guanajuato: final thoughts
As you can see there are many interesting hotel options in Guanajuato for any price and style, but I recommend you stay in the city center which is the best way to enjoy the town’s lively atmosphere. Enjoy!