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12 Best Boutique Hotels in Merida Mexico for 2022


Ready to book your Boutique Merida hotel?

You’ve come to the right place, because I live in Merida! That’s right, you have the most coveted of all Merida tips right at your fingertips — travel advice from a local — to point you in the right direction to discover all the best luxury boutique hotels in Merida Mexico.

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Don’t have time to go through the whole list?

I recommend The Diplomat Boutique Hotel Merida — one of the best boutique hotels in Merida with a near-perfect rating!

Ready to discover the 12 best boutique hotels in Merida, Mexico? Let’s get to it! After finding your perfect place to stay, check out the Merida travel FAQ at the end of this article so you travel to Merida like a pro.

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1. The Diplomat Boutique Hotel

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⭐️ Rating: 9.8/10 (87 Reviews) | 📍 Neighborhood: Centro Historico | 🏩 View on Booking.com

The Diplomat Hotel Merida is housed in a renovated Colonial hacienda-style mansion right in the heart of Downtown Merida. A mix of vintage vibes and stylish modern decor, guests will love the outdoor pool and lounge area with bar, and complimentary breakfast each morning.

What a gem The Diplomat Merida is… Best place I’ve stayed in a very long time. The property is beautiful, all important things are working exceptionally well, from wifi to service.

—Kristyna (more reviews)
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No Best Boutique Hotels in Merida Yucatan list is complete without The Diplomat Boutique Hotel, which has a near-perfect traveler rating! (Photos: Expedia)

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2. Rosas y Xocolate Boutique Hotel & Spa

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⭐️ Rating: 8.5/10 (133 Reviews) | 📍 Neighborhood: Paseo Montejo | 🏩 View on Booking.com

Right off the bat: There are only four rooms in this boutique Merida hotel, so if you want to stay in Rosas y Xocolatebook it ASAP! If you can’t get a room here, check out Casa Azul Historico or Diez Diez Collection, both have a similar vibe and are located nearby.

For me clearly the best hotel in Merida. Great ambiance and style. Really superb food and useful wine list…. Excellent service at reception and restaurant… Nice pool and terrace. Great location.

—Art (more reviews)

Rosas y Xocolate is located right on Paseo de Montejo; the best street in town. Besides the gorgeous hotel, there’s a relaxing spa, boutique shop, restaurant and bar on site. On Sunday mornings, they have an amazing Jazz Brunch with some of the best live music in Merida!

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Rosas & Xocolate, one of the most beautiful boutique hotels in Merida, provides an unforgettable stay. (All photos: Expedia)

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3. Casa Lecanda Boutique Hotel

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⭐️ Rating: 9.5/10 (103 Reviews) | 📍 Neighborhood: Paseo Montejo | 🏩 View on Booking.com

Set among tranquil gardens, Casa Lecanda Boutique Hotel has charming lounge areas and a terrace. Featuring beautiful tiled courtyards, a swimming pool and luxurious rooms, this hotel is located just off the best street in Merida, Montejo Avenue. Note: Casa Lecanda is adults only.

This hotel is a gem. Every detail is beautifully realized. From the room to the public spaces, Lecanda is in an elite class.

—Tristan (more reviews)
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One of the top rated boutique hotels Merida Mexico has, you can’t go wrong with Casa Lecanda Merida — which is ! (Photos: Expedia)

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4. Hacienda Santa Cruz Hotel & Spa

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⭐️ Rating: 9/10 (59 Reviews) | 📍 Neighborhood: Mérida | 🏩 View on Booking.com

Hacienda Santa Cruz is 20 minutes by rental car from Downtown Merida — but for a true Yucatan hacienda experience, this is the closest one to the city. Enjoy comfortable rooms, an on-site restaurant, gorgeous gardens, two pools and a spa at one of the best Merida haciendas.

The setting is magnificent. So many old growth trees and beautiful gardens. Our room was very comfortable. The staff is very pleasant and very proud of their work. It was a very tranquil and relaxing stay.

—Trina (more reviews)
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Among the best haciendas in Merida, you’ll love staying at Hacienda Santa Cruz — one of the best boutique hotels Yucatán has to offer! (Photos: Expedia)

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5. El Palacito Secreto Boutique Hotel

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⭐️ Rating: 9.6/10 (381 Reviews) | 📍 Neighborhood: Centro Historico | 🏩 View on Booking.com

El Palacito Secreto (The Secret Palace) features the spectacular 19th Century French architecture Merida is known for. This boutique hotel in Merida Mexico has eight luxurious suites, decorated with authentic period furniture that transports you into the past!

Very beautiful rooms, staff was professional, kind and helpful, and the location is great. They make a delicious breakfast and the hotel has everything you need. We also ordered a massage, which was great & professional.

—Sarah (more reviews)

A true Merida Mexico bed and breakfast, enjoy complimentary breakfast each morning prepared fresh by the El Palacito Secreto chef. You can also have a massage at the hotel (for an additional fee), and enjoy taking a dip in the 40-foot-long outdoor swimming pool.

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El Palacito Secreto is the best bed and breakfast Merida Yucatan Mexico has to offer! (Photos: Expedia)

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6. Wayam Mundo Imperial

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⭐️ Rating: 9.2/10 (186 Reviews) | 📍 Neighborhood: Paseo Montejo | 🏩 View on Booking.com

Wayam Mundo Hotel is one of the newest of all boutique Mérida Mexico hotels, and one of the most stylish. Enjoy comfortable rooms, an outdoor rooftop pool, gym, and a restaurant located in a lush garden setting. 🐶 The Wayam is also one of the best pet friendly hotels in Merida.

I loved staying at the Wayam! From the stunning design aesthetic, delicious food, and brilliant incorporation of nature – I wanted to live at the hotel.

—Yvette (more reviews)
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The Wayam Mundo Imperial Hotel has everything a guest would want. (Photos: Expedia)

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7. Ya’ax Hotel Boutique

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⭐️ Rating: 9.0/10 (87 Reviews) | 📍 Neighborhood: Centro Historico | 🏩 View on Booking.com

Ya’ax Hotel Boutique is a hacienda-style hotel, located a few blocks from Plaza Grande and the Merida Cathedral. This boutique hotel offers complimentary breakfast in the onsite restaurant, a swimming pool set in a lush garden, and stylish decor in the rooms and common areas.

The staff is wonderful and took very good care of us. The property is beautiful and historic. It’s about 5 to 7 blocks from anywhere you’d want to go in the central part of town.

—Jesse (more reviews)
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For a chic Merida, Mexico hotel, look no further than Ya’ax Hotel Boutique in Centro Historico. (Photos: Expedia)

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8. Diez Diez Collection

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⭐️ Rating: 9/10 (53 Reviews) | 📍 Neighborhood: Paseo Montejo | 🏩 View on Booking.com

Diez Diez Collection is among the newest hotels in Merida, located just half a block off Paseo Montejo. This photogenic hotel has stylish decor, free WiFi throughout, a rooftop pool and bar, and the hip Fronto Restaurant downstairs — led by famed Yucatan chef, Roberto Solís.

Greatness is here: Everyone is just as nice as it can get, the property is absolutely beautiful and the food and accommodation is just marvelous.

—Anónimo (more reviews)
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Diez Diez Collection is one of the hippest Mérida hotels in Yucatan. (Photos: Expedia)

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9. Hotel Hacienda Merida VIP

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⭐️ Rating: 9.2/10 (244 Reviews) | 📍 Neighborhood: Centro Historico | 🏩 View on Booking.com

Hotel Hacienda VIP Mérida is located in the heart of Downtown Merida. Besides its ideal location, you’ll enjoy Old World hacienda vibes and modern conveniences, like air conditioning and a pool. There’s a restaurant onsite, with à la carte breakfast served each morning for guests.

I can’t imagine a better hotel in Merida. Everything is perfect: from staff to rooms, food, location… I would love to go back and stay there again. Staff is always there for you. Bedrooms are big… Location is fantastic, as you are near everything you want to go to.

—Carine (more reviews)
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A Condé Nast Mérida top choice, Hotel Hacienda VIP Mérida is the best hacienda hotel Merida Mexico has. (Photos: Expedia)

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10. Casa Azul Monumento Historico

⭐️ Rating: 9.3/10 (25 Reviews) | 📍 Neighborhood: Paseo Montejo | 🏩 View on Booking.com

Hotel Casa Azul (Blue House Hotel) is a National Historic Monument, built in the 19th Century. Enjoy a pool, small gym, restaurant and luxurious suites, set amidst Old World decor and just one block from Paseo de Montejo, the best street in Merida. Note: Casa Azul Merida is adults only.

Casa Azul really made us feel we are at home. Very peaceful and quiet. The staff were very nice and kind. Always helpful.

—Faisal (more reviews)
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Hotel Casa Azul Merida is the only National Historic Landmark that’s also a Merida boutique hotel. (Photos: Expedia)

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11. Villa Mercedes Curio Collection By Hilton

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⭐️ Rating: 8.4/10 (135 Reviews) | 📍 Neighborhood: Paseo Montejo | 🏩 View on Booking.com

Villa Mercedes Curio Collection had a major overhaul in 2021, and the new interior has a chic, modern design. Relax in comfy beds, enjoy the pool and gym, and dine at the hip Frutas y Flores Restaurant. As a nice perk, all rooms include free coffee from your in-room coffee maker.

The property is great, very clean, great location, amazing rooms, amazing breakfast. All the staff members are very helpful, always there to help you!

—Svetlana (more reviews)
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The Villa Mercedes Curio Collection By Hilton is well-located, just off Merida’s Paseo de Montejo. (Photos: Expedia)

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12. TreeHouse Boutique Hotel Merida

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⭐️ Rating: 9.7/10 (10 Reviews) | 📍 Neighborhood: Centro Historico | 🏩 View on Booking.com

The Merida TreeHouse Hotel is a charming oasis in downtown, nestled amongst lush greenery and several types of trees. It will feel like you’re at a resort when you enjoy breakfast on your terrace that overlooks the pool, and fall asleep on your comfy bed. Note: Adults only.

The hotel was beautiful, it was like staying in paradise, the rooms where beautiful and comfortable… The staff went out of their way to keep us happy.

—Jason (more reviews)
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TreeHouse Boutique Hotel staff will deliver continental breakfast to your room for just $10USD per day. (Photos: Expedia)

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BONUS: Coqui Coqui Merida

⭐️ Rating: 9.8/10 | 📍 Neighborhood: Centro Historico | 🏩 View on Coqui Coqui website

Right off the bat: There is only one room in this boutique Merida hotel, so if you want to stay in Coqui Coqui Merida — book ASAP!

This is definitely not an easy place to book with just one room, but if you can get a Coqui Coqui reservation, you’re in for an unforgettable Merida luxury hotels experience. As far as design hotels Mérida has, it’s hard to top Coqui Coqui, which also has an on-site spa and perfume shop.

It was like staying in a palace, we felt like royalty… We felt very pampered from the moment we arrived. A very special place to stay.

—David (more reviews)
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The Merida Coqui Coqui Hotel is located in bustling Centro Historico, but feels like an oasis. (Photos: Coqui Coqui Hotel Merida)

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Merida Travel Guide & FAQ

Is Merida safe?

Given the media’s portrayal of Mexico, it has a bad wrap. However, as a large country, yes, Mexico has parts you should avoid — but Merida isn’t among those parts. In fact, Merida is known as the safest city in Mexico. Beyond Merida, the entire Yucatan Peninsula is considered safe for travelers.

Should I get Mexico travel insurance?

Wondering, Should I get travel insurance for Mexico? Want an added level of security and peace of mind during these strange travel times?

Just as you insure your car, home and body, you can also insure your luggage, belongings and health while traveling. I’ll be honest, when I first started traveling solo, I wasn’t insured. However, after years of solo traveling, I wised up. If Mexico travel safety is on your mind, get your FREE quote below now!

10 General travel safety tips
  1. When in doubt: Get Travel Insurance!
  2. Always listen to your intuition — because your intuition is always right.
  3. If you get a sketchy or uneasy feeling about a person or place, get away from that person or place asap. Don’t worry about making a kind, nice or politically correct exit from a creepy person or bad situation — Just get away fast.
  4. Don’t walk home alone at night; use Uber in Merida.
  5. Don’t keep your phone, keys, wallet, passport, or anything valuable in your back pocket.
  6. Learn some basic Spanish — Rocket Spanish will have you confident and conversational after just a few modules.
  7. Take all of your belongings into the bathroom with you, rather than asking a cafe/bar neighbor to watch your things. This is annoying, for sure, but it works to not get your stuff stolen.
  8. Speaking of bar neighbors… don’t take drinks from strangers and/or leave your drink unattended.
  9. Don’t wear flashy clothes, expensive jewelry, designer sunglasses, etc.
  10. Keep some cash in your pocket so you don’t have to pull your whole wallet out every time you need to pay.
Register for the STEP Program

Make sure you enroll in the FREE STEP Program before your trip. The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, or STEP, allows U.S. citizens traveling to Mexico to document your trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

After you’ve registered, the U.S. Consulate in Merida can contact you in the event of an emergency, including natural disasters, civil unrest, etc. STEP can also put you in touch with your family and friends back home in the event of an emergency while abroad.

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Where is Merida, Mexico?

Merida is in the Yucatan Peninsula, a region comprising three states — Quintana Roo state (home to Tulum, Cancun, Playa del Carmen and more), Yucatan state and Campeche state. The Yucatan Peninsula is located in southeastern Mexico.

As you can see on the Merida map below, it is the center of the Yucatan — and the perfect home base for many great Merida day trips. From Merida cenotes and pueblos magicos (Mexico magic towns), to Mayan ruins and tropical beaches, there’s so much within 1-2 hours of Merida.

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How do I travel to Merida, Mexico?

Wondering about flights to Merida? There’s actually an airport about 20 minutes from downtown — Merida International Airport (code: MID). The airport is in the southern part of the city, though all the best Merida, Mexico hotels are in the center of northern parts of the city. ▶︎ Find Merida flights now!

There are direct flights to Merida, Mexico, from just a few cities in the U.S., like Miami and Houston. For most travelers, it’s usually easier to catch a connecting flight to MID from Mexico City International Airport or Guadalajara International Airport., or travel from Cancun to Merida.

From the airport, you can drive your rental car, or take an Uber, taxi, or private transport service to your accommodation. The airport is only about 25-35 minutes from Downtown Merida.

Merida Airport Transfer

Merida Car Rental

If you are looking to rent a car in Merida, the airport is the best place to get your Merida rental car — but make sure your hotel offers free private parking! As this isn’t a huge city, Merida car rental options can be limited, so do book in advance, especially if you need a specific type of car or SUV.

For travelers staying in the city itself, skip the rental! However, if you’re taking a few day trips from Merida, you’ll want to rent from Discover Cars, a reputable company for a rental car in Merida — which I always use! ▶︎ Book Now with Discover Cars 🚙💨

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RELATED ARTICLE 🇲🇽 50 Best Things to Do in Merida, Mexico + FREE Map

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What’s the best time to visit Merida?

The best time of year to visit Merida, Mexico is from October to March, when Merida’s weather is cooler. May is often the hottest month, and even us Merida expats and locals dread May! Located in the tropics, it rains pretty much daily during the peak of Merida’s rainy season, June to September.

Like much of Mexico, December is the busiest month in Merida. However, December is also a festive and fun time to visit with city-wide festivals like Noche Blanca to enjoy, in addition to nice weather. The worst months to visit Merida are April to August, when it’s very hot and humid (even for us locals).

Weather in Merida, Mexico: Average Temperatures

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What do I pack for Merida?

Merida Mexico, and the Yucatan Peninsula, have a tropical climate. As you can see in the average yearly Merida weather chart above, this part of Mexico is hot (and humid 😥) for most of the year, so definitely pack a Water-To-Go Bottle to stay hydrated, and filter your drinking water!

As far as how to dress in Merida, think flowy, tropical, breathable, cotton, and light-colored clothing; bonus points for anything that doesn’t show sweat! A cute sun hat will help keep the sun off your face, and of course, sunglasses are a must.

FREE Printable Packing List for Mexico

Wondering exactly what to pack for Merida and all of Mexico? Head to Ultimate Packing List for Mexico to download your FREE printable packing list for Mexico — it covers both Mexico beach packing and Mexico city packing — and more importantly, what not to bring to Mexico.

Not sure what to do in Merida? Check out these 12 Best Merida Tours for an Unforgettable Mexico Experience!

Final Thoughts: Best Boutique Hotels in Merida Mexico

Merida is a very special city — and not just because I live in it! From colorful Colonial architecture, to amazing Yucatan food, Mexican and Mayan culture, boutique shopping, amazing day trips from Merida, nearby Merida beaches, and great hotels, it’s hard to not fall for Merida’s charm.

Though it’s an amazing city overall, picking where to stay in Merida can either make, or break, your trip. All the Merida boutique hotels on this list are located in the best parts of town, so you can relax knowing this list was picked by a local, who knows Merida well!

If none of the luxury hotels in Mérida listed have availability, some others include Merida Santiago Hotel Boutique, Ontico Urban Design Hotel, Hotel Boutique Casa Flor de Mayo, Villa Orquidea Boutique Hotel and Mansión Mérida Hotel, one of the best hotels in Mérida Centro.

Merida Travel Planning Guide

🚑 Should I buy Mexico travel insurance? 100% YES! — With basic coverage averaging just $5-10USD per day, enjoy peace of mind with a plan from World Nomads, the biggest name in travel insurance. (Read more)

💧Can you drink the water in Merida? No — You’ll want to buy a Water-To-Go Bottle, which filters your drinking water so you don’t get sick from drinking water in Mexico, and helps keep you hydrated while traveling Mexico. (Read more)

🚙💨 Is it safe to rent a car in Merida? Yes — Renting a car in Mexico is one of the best ways to see the country! I always rent with Discover Cars, which checks both international companies and local Mexican companies, so you get the best rates. (Read more)

📲 Will my phone work in Merida? Maybe — It depends on your company, so check with your provider. If you don’t have free Mexico service, buy a Telcel SIM Card. As Mexico’s largest carrier, Telcel has the best coverage of any Mexico SIM Cards. (Read more)

🏩 What’s the best way to book my Merida accommodation? For Mexico hotels and hostels, Booking is the best site. If you’re considering a Mexico Airbnb, don’t forget to also check VRBO, which is often cheaper than Airbnb! (Read more)

✈️ What’s the best site to buy Mexico flights? For finding cheap Mexico flights, I recommend Skyscanner.

🎫 Do I need a visa for Mexico? Likely Not — U.S., Canadian and most European Passport holders don’t need a visa for Mexico; but check here to see if you do need a Mexico travel visa. The majority of travelers will receive a 180-Day FMM Tourist Visa upon arrival.

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