Where to Stay in Queretaro’s Centro Historico
There are many reasons you may find yourself in Queretaro. You might be using it as a stopover on the way to popular San Miguel de Allende, which I recently did. Or maybe you’ve flown in from Dallas, which now offers a direct flight to QRO. Or perhaps you’re in town for medical tourism, as Queretaro is one of the “Top 10” places in Mexico to receive medical care. I stayed in town for two nights on a recent trip, & did much hotel research: I wanted to stay in a fun, safe part of town that was very walkable. Let’s dig into my findings & see “Where to Stay in Queretaro’s Centro Historico.”
If you’re new in town, the best neighborhood to stay in is the charming Centro Historico. I arrived at Morazul Boutique Hotel around 8PM on a Thursday, & the town was buzzing: loads of people were out walking, a concert was happening in a nearby park, cathedrals were beautifully-lit, & I felt entirely safe strolling a few blocks to a wonderful rooftop dinner.
In this post, I share my top five favorite hotels for visitors to Queretaro ~ two of which I stayed in…
Overview of Great Hotels in Queretaro
After much research, I narrowed down my hotel search to the ones listed below. For the price, you’re getting a lot for your money ~ high-end design, beautifully-furnished rooms, & all have great locations surrounded by hundreds of restaurants & shops.
- La Casa de la Marquesa ($126+/night): This is the most expensive hotel listed (still a steal), & it’s a great spot to live out your Mexican-Baroque fantasies. Set in a historic building, rooms are ornate & fabulous. Many have chandeliers, terraces, & elegant furnishings. There’s a restaurant, bar, & chapel here ~ & you’re just steps away from museums, shops, & all the main plazas in Queretaro. This is a fantastic location.
- La Casa del Atrio Hotel Boutique y Spa ($90+night): This is many people’s favorite hotel in Queretaro ~ probably because many rooms have whirlpool tubs on decks with cathedral views! A “WOW” kind-of-experience. Located just blocks from both Jardin Guerrero & Jardin Zenea, this is a great location with chic rooms, spa, & self-service bar. Breakfast is included, & pets are also welcome.
- Morazul Hotel Boutique ($81+night): I stayed here my first night in town. Located right by Jardin Guerrero, this is a fabulous location. Stepping through heavy doors leads you into a tranquil & beautifully-designed courtyard that’s totally quiet; you almost forget you’re in the middle of a city. Rooms have high-end design ~ mine had a gorgeous stone wall, insanely comfortable king bed, large private terrace, & an espresso-maker in the room. There’s no restaurant on-site, but you’re just steps away from great coffee shops & restaurants.
- El Serafin Hotel Boutique ($49+/night): I almost stayed here….but then chose Morazul Hotel Boutique instead. Rooms & furnishings are authentic Spanish-style, & the hotel is set in a historic 18th-century mansion. You can have breakfast delivered to your room here, & also schedule in-room massages. This is a great value for the price.
- Hotel Criol ($63+/night): I stayed here on my last night in Mexico, before catching a 5:30AM flight out of QRO (my Uber picked me up at 3:30AM)! Because of the early call time, I loved the location: Hotel Criol is located on a quiet side street one block from the main Plaza de Armas. The vibe is modern-chic; rooms are centered around a central courtyard with fountain & lovely library, & beds are very comfortable with loads of pillows. I opted for a suite with a HUGE jacuzzi on a private patio, & views of town, for less than $100/night.
Map of Queretaro Hotels
La Casa de la Marquesa
Morazul Hotel Boutique
El Serafin Boutique Hotel
Casa del Atrio
Photos of Casa de la Marquesa & Casa del Atrio
Check prices at elegant, Baroque-styled La Casa de la Marquesa ($126+night), which has its own restaurant & bar on a popular street in Queretaro.
Photos of Morazul & El Serafin Boutique Hotels
Search prices at the tranquil & well-appointed Morazul Hotel Boutique ($81+night)….where I stayed : )
Where to Stay in Queretaro
This trip to Queretaro was book-ended by visits to Mazatlan & San Miguel de Allende. Temperatures were in the 80’s in all three places….which was a welcome respite from the freezing temperatures we keep having in Oregon!
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