Mexico Hotels Archive

Refined Antiquity at Meson Sacristia Boutique Hotel in Puebla

  We wrote back in April about the great Mexican Poblano cuisine cooking class at Meson Sacristia de la Compania boutique hotel in Puebla. That’s reason enough to stay at this quirky upscale hotel, but it’s just one facet of an unforgettable experience in Mexico’s fourth-largest city. It’s got a mouthful of a name to [...]

Sleek Nizuc Resort on the Edge of Cancun

After a bit of a lull in new hotel openings on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, a few new projects have opened in the past year. The latest and greatest is the sleek Nizuc Resort & Spa that’s a quick hop from the Cancun airport. This place was a while in the making, changing hands [...]

Hip Boutique Hotel 1850 in the Center of Guanajuato

Sometimes we review a hotel that seems better than it even needs to be. Hotel 1850 Boutique has the best location in Guanajuato, a historic UNESCO World Heritage Center, and if they had merely been an adequate luxury hotel I’m sure they would have still gotten lots of business. After all, the competition is not [...]

Mexico Tourism: Good Times Are Back

I spent last week at the Tianguis Turistico Mexican tourism fair in Cancun/Riviera Maya and I mingled with quite the upbeat crowd. The last time I attended this thing was two years ago, when most of the talk was about drug violence perceptions and the struggle to convince Americans to return in big numbers to [...]

Puebla Cooking Class at Mesones Sacristia Boutique Hotel

There are several cities in Mexico that are known for their food and Puebla is one of them. This city a bit to the east of the capital is included on any good culinary tour and is the land of the famous mole poblano. The word “poblano” refers to a type of pepper, but it [...]

Does Your Latin American Tour Include Interesting Hotels?

Because I write about tours and hotels a lot, friends or relatives will occasionally send a brochure or link and ask what I think of a tour they’re about to book. A lot of times the itinerary sounds fine, but the nights’ lodging spots seem like an afterthought. Instead of interesting hotels with a sense [...]