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 ranges for every pocket.
What I consider as luxury hotels are small boutique hotels where the stylish and high-end decoration is matched by the same excellence in service.
Especially if you compare it to its trendy neighbor city San Miguel de Allende, which has seen a dramatic increase in design luxury hotels in the past few years, and it hasn’t stopped since.
Guanajuato is a beautiful charming city full of history, legends, and interesting traditions, attracting visitors from all sides of Mexico and internationally.
There are so many things to do in Guanajuato and the city is so brimming with cultural activities that you can spend a whole month and never get tired.
Guanajuato hotel offer ranges from budget hostels and small hotels to lovely properties artfully built within the walls of stunning old colonial houses, full of history and charm.
However, just a few of them have reached the 5 stars exclusivity.
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 including Guanajuato Airbnb options.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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Where to stay in Guanajuato: mid-range priced hotels
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.
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
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.
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.
Where to stay in Guanajuato – Airbnb
I always prefer to stay in a private home, especially if I am planning a long stay. And I always use Airbnb platform which I find super practical and user-friendly and most of all I always find amazing apartments for rent.
Use the below search box to find your place or check out my top 5 Airbnb in Guanajuato, that I have selected after an attentive search.
Here my top Airbnb picks in Guanajuato historical center:
I hope this post was helpful and offered you some good options about where to stay in Guanajuato. Let me know which accommodation you chose. I would love to hear from you.
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