If you are wondering where to stay in Valladolid, in this post I will help you find the Best hotels in Valladolid Mexico.
If you have been following me for a while, you know that I live in Cancun and I often go explore the area. I often visit Valladolid which is one of my favorite places in the Yucatan peninsula to connect with the Mayan Culture.
There are many different hotel options in Valladolid, for every budget and style.
The good part is that even the most moderately priced hotels offer the quaint colonial feel and local colorful decorations, manicured lush gardens, and, most of all the usual Yucatan hospitality that will make you feel at home.
The Valladolid accommodation offer is quite eclectic and for every budget. So without further ado, here I am sharing my favorite places to stay in Valladolid Mexico.
Where to Stay in Valladolid
The best area to stay in Valladolid is the city center (Centro Historico), which is why all the hotels I have selected for you are located there.
However, if you wish to stay in a Hacienda in the nearby surroundings, I’ve got you covered as well. 🙂
Casa Sisal is arguably the best hotel in Valladolid Mexico for budget travelers. I recently stayed there and loved it.
Located only a few steps from the pretty Parque Sisal, this cute little hotel is the perfect place to stay if you are looking for style at a low rate.
In fact, it’s one of the best bargains I have found in Mexico so far.
The spacious rooms are simple but impeccably clean and decorated with fine and pretty details that make your stay pleasant.
You won’t be that much in the room as you will be busy exploring the pretty city of Valladolid but the rooms are indeed equipped with all the essential amenities and facilities and offer a great state for a very low price. WIFI works perfectly.
I enjoyed my stay here and I will definitely be back. You can also check out the excellent reviews from previous guests.
2. Casa Hipil
I fell in love with this hotel in Valladolid at first sight. The rooms in Casa Hipil are simple but very nicely decorated with the finest Mexican art and colorful details.
The internal patio is also really cute, with a small pool and lots of plants and trees.
The rates are very reasonable considering the quality of the place.
I believe that’s the best deal in town, among the hotels I have seen.
It’s also conveniently located only two blocks from the main square.
Oh! And the guests have full access to a fully equipped kitchen to prepare their own meals if they wish.
This hotel is quite an icon in Valladolid. It’s right in the plaza with the room facing an internal patio with a pool.
I stayed there a couple of years ago and the rooms are decent and clean, although not particularly glamorous.
Still a great option if you want to stay right in the heart of the city.
Their restaurant is also quite popular in a nice courtyard, offering Mexican cuisine.
This is another favorite of mine among Valladolid hotels, although it’s located about 1 mile from the center, which in this heat can come quite a long way.
The Hotel Zentik Project is one of a kind thought and definitely worth the distance. It’s like an oasis of peace and art. Every room is decorated with unique pieces of graffiti art from different artists, locals, and foreigners.
They have a natural cave that they have filled with mineral hot water for healing treatments, besides a pool, a spa, and colorful art all over the place.
They have a restaurant that is open for the guests and to the public as well.
Definitely, a beautiful place to stay.
Among the luxury Hotels in Valladolid, I loved my stay at Refugio 41. What a spectacular hotel! The best Valladolid hotel for a luxury stay, but most of all the best value for money.
I spent there just one night unfortunately because I booked last minute and they didn’t have availability but if you can plan ahead of time I would definitely recommend this colonial gem in the heart of Valladolid.
Located at only 5 minutes walking distance from Parque Sisal, on Calle 41 (hence the name), Refugio 41 is a very special place in an old colonial Casona that has been refurbished multiple times and turned into an exquisite hotel that welcomes style-conscious travelers in search for a tranquil nest while they are tripping around Yucatan.
The spacious rooms are nicely decorated with local artsy elements and equipped with the finest amenities and linen.
The garden offers a quiet space to relax around the pool and listen to the chirping of the birds in the mornings or stargazing at night.
Despite being in the heart of the city, it’s very quiet at night allowing the guests to have a peaceful rest.
A delicious breakfast is served in the morning on a big table where guests can socialize before heading for their daily explorations.
A very tiny and elegant property, and super private, since they made up excuses not to show me a room.
From what I am seeing though, the accommodation follows the same elegant style of the reception, while conserving the traditional colorful tiles and other decorative objects of the colonial times.
An exquisite property indeed. It’s also located 2 blocks from the center. If you don’t stay there, I have heard they have delicious breakfast available for external guests!
I saw this hotel while biking passed it and I was impressed by the chic-rustic style of the entrance. So I peeped in and decided to go back the following day for breakfast.
I was happy to find a vegan option and I enjoyed my delicious meal in the peaceful garden, by a pool, surrounded by lots of plants.
After breakfast, I managed to see one room and it did impress me.
It was one of the rooms located downstairs which are bigger and with a very private outdoor patio that gives access to the shower and bathroom.
The room is minimally decorated and very elegant.
Not sure whether it is worth the high price but certainly a good option to consider.
Located in an old colonial house that was originally a tile fabric, right in the trendy Calzada de Los Frailes, this beautiful boutique hotel will make you feel like you have jumped into the past right into the colonial era.
Everything about this hotel is a piece of history combined with the finest art and amenities for the comfort of the guests.
The well-maintained garden and the vintage-style pool are also part of the charm.
A lovely coffee shop within the premises offers vegan and vegetarian snacks and breakfast.
This stunning romantic property is located in a beautiful ancient colonial building and furnished with artsy decor and modern amenities.
The hotel rates include a delicious breakfast served in the manicured hotel courtyard. The location is also great in the heart of Valladolid.
Located in the heart of Valladolid, near the famous Zaci Cenote, Hotel Colonial Zaci by GuruHotel offers delightful spacious rooms that are nicely decorated in the typical colonial style.
Guests will enjoy a nice garden, free private parking, a shared lounge, and a terrace.
Also, this 4-star hotel offers room service, a 24-hour front desk, and free WiFi and some rooms have balconies.
Coqui Coqui Valladolid is one of the most exclusive hotels, featuring only two rooms which are decorated using only prestigious local artefacts and accessories.
Guests can also enjoy a private garden, excellent spa treatments, and a coffee and tea room. There is a perfumery shop inside the hotel where you can find locally made perfumes and a few unique accessories.
I would recommend booking way in advance if you want to find a place, and if you don’t you should definitely check out the shop.
Frequently Asked Questions: Where to Stay in Valladolid
Is Valladolid Mexico Worth Visiting?
Yes, definitely worth it. I consider Valladolid like the getaway of the Colonial Yucatan, the first city that you will find if you are road-tripping from Cancun or the Riviera Maya.
Here you can feel the authentic Mexican culture and enjoy many aspects of it including the Yucatecan cuisine, the old monastery, churches refreshing cenotes, and much more.
There are so many things to do in Valladolid that you can spend a full week and never get bored. So visiting Valladolid is not only worth it, it’s a must :).
Is Valladolid Mexico Safe at Night?
Valladolid, as much as the entire Yucatan state, is one of the safest places to travel in Mexico.
And although I wouldn’t walk on narrow peripherical roads on my own in the dark, I would say that the historical center of Valladolid is pretty safe to walk around at night, until there are people around.
How Many Days Do You Need in Valladolid?
There are so many things to do in Valladolid that you can spend days here and never get bored.
However, if you are short of time, you could also see all the essentials in a couple of days, depending on your pace and what you are interested in.
So I would say 3 to 7 days would be ideal, but if you have just one day, it would be still worth a visit. The town in itself is quite small.
How Much is a Hotel in Valladolid?
Depending on your budget, you can find a mid-range, nice hotel for about 50 USD per night however, if you like a more luxurious stay rates can go up to 100 – 150 USD per night or more.
How Do You Get Around Valladolid?
The best way to get around Valladolid is by bike or on foot.
Valladolid historical center is quite walkable but in the summer the heat can be unbearable so you can rent a bike for 150 pesos per day and enjoy some fresh breeze while exploring around.
If you have your luggage and need a ride you can find taxis everywhere.
There is no Uber in Valladolid. Car rental is an option but you will need to rent it in the closest city Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, or Merida because so far there are no car rentals in Valladolid itself.
Can You Drink Water in Valladolid?
Absolutely not. In Mexico in general you cannot drink tap water for your own safety and health. You can find big water tanks (garrafones) in every hotel where you can fill up your portable water bottle.
What is Valladolid Known For?
Valladolid is mainly known for being the first colonial town if you are coming from the more touristy Riviera Maya or Cancun. It’s also the closest city to Chichen Itza and a must-stop on every Chichen Itza tour.
Also, there are many Mayan Cenotes around Valladolid.
Where to Stay in Valladolid: Final Thoughts
There are many beautiful hotels in Valladolid to choose from for every style and budget.
I would plan at least 2 nights in Valladolid so you can have a full day to explore and also try the many different restaurants available, browse through the Calzada de los Frailes up to Parque Sisal where you can enjoy a visit to the San Bernardino da Siena Convent and a nice meal at the new vegan restaurant Elela.
It’s really up to you but I hope this post was helpful to make up your mind. 🙂 Happy travels!
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