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.”

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Purple jacaranda trees frame one of Queretaro’s main churches in the Centro Historico, which is a beautiful & very walkable area.

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. 

Casa de la Marquesa, Where to Stay in Queretaro's Centro Historico, Girl Who Travels the World

La Casa de la Marquesa is set in a Baroque-style former mansion, & is one of the finest hotels in Queretaro.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.  
  4. 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. 
  5. 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. 

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This is where I stayed before flying out from QRO Airport: the beautifully-modern & perfectly-located Hotel Criol.

Map of Queretaro Hotels

Hotel Criol

La Casa de la Marquesa

Morazul Hotel Boutique

El Serafin Boutique Hotel

Casa del Atrio

Photos of Casa de la Marquesa & Casa del Atrio

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Rooms at La Casa de la Marquesa are some of the finest in town, with elegant, Baroque furnishings & ornate chandeliers. Photo by Orbitz.

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The hotel’s lobby & restaurant are both opulent, & the hotel is located close to some of the best museums & plazas in town.

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.

La Casa del Atrio, Where to Stay in Queretaro, Mexico, Girl Who Travels the World

Step into your own private bath with cathedral views, at La Casa del Atrio. Photo by Booking.com.

Photos of Morazul & El Serafin Boutique Hotels

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Morazul Boutique Hotel has a beautiful courtyard with a “Living Wall,” & a staircase leading to upper rooms.

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I chose Morazul for its spacious rooms, lovely color palette, & modern amenities. And GREAT location.

Search prices at the tranquil & well-appointed Morazul Hotel Boutique ($81+night)….where I stayed : )

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El Serafin Boutique Hotel has a lovely, authentic Mexican-style feel, & is set in a former 18th-century mansion.

Where to Stay in Queretaro

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I took this photo at about 9PM in Queretaro, near the Plaza de Armas. Walking around at night felt as safe as if it were the middle of the day…

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!

xoxo Noelia

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