In the heart of Mérida’s Centro Histórico there’s a beautiful mansion which takes you back to the early 20th century: The Mansión Mérida Hotel. This gem was constructed in the French neoclassical style and is full of sumptuous accents such as Murano with gold and Baccarat chandeliers, antique furnishings imported from France, and Italian tiles which decorate both the ample corridors and suites of this wonderful property. Every detail has been curated to match the architectural and decorative trends of the “green gold” period, the epitome of Yucatán’s henequén production.
Sit in their outdoor patio with a view of Parque Hidalgo to have breakfast or a cup of coffee, just like characters such as Porfirio Díaz, Alma Reed “La Peregrina,” and Felipe Carrillo Puerto did before you. This hotel’s privileged location will allow you to be just footsteps from some of the city’s most iconic historical monuments, including the San Ildefonso Cathedral, the Jesús de la Tercera Orden Church, the José Peón Contreras Theater, and Santa Lucía Park.
This beautiful house is one of the only ones in the Centro Histórico to actually be located within a park. We mustn’t forget that it is first and foremost a family home which has remained within the same family for four generations. This home was lovingly remodeled for 20 years to bring it back to its original splendor, and open its doors to Mérida’s visitors so that they too can experience the warm, legendary Yucatecan hospitality.
If you’ve already made your reservations for your upcoming trip to the city, don’t worry, you can visit the restaurant any day of the week. Saturdays and Sundays are especially recommended since this is when they have their traditional Yucatecan breakfast buffet. The hotel is also open to visitors from 9 am to 8 pm every day, so you don’t have to leave Mérida without experiencing the majestic splendor of the Mansión Mérida Hotel.
Calle 59 #498 x 60 y 58, Centro
Tel. (999) 924 4642
Editorial by Maggie Rosado
Photography by Gerardo Aram Correa Baeza for use in Yucatán Today
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