Paseo de Montejo No. 1, at Calle 49, Colonia Centro
tel: +52 (999) 928-1800
NileGuide Expert tip:
Merida's Saturday night street festival takes place right outside Hotel San Angelo's front door on El Remate de Paseo de Montejo - enjoy music and dance performances, all for free.
Merida's Paseo de Montejo starts right at the front door of family-owned Hotel Casa San Angel. This is a graceful boutique hotel with an interesting history: it was the Yucatan home of Mexican scientist Graciano Ricalde who calculated the path of Halley's comet in 1910. Lavish murals decorate the walls of the central courtyard, where a squawking parrot greets visitors (Don't worry, they cover his cage at night which quiets him down). Rooms have high ceilings, flat screen TVs, deluxe Sealy mattresses, and whisper-quiet "Minisplit" AC. The hotel promises guests "an angel in every room," a charming detail, with a heavenly painting or sculpture decorating each accommodation. Two fine shops are located as you enter the hotel: Boutique Pineda Covalin, which features fine clothing and accessories; and 100% Hecho en Mexico, a purveyor of high quality Mexican handicrafts. Merida's free event on Saturday nights, Fiesta Noche Mexicana, takes place in front of the hotel.
Accommodations: # of Rooms: 15
Prices: Standard, US$140. Special, US$160. Superior, $210. Special promotions on web site. Taxes not included (MX$ rates calculated daily based on dollar/peso exchange)
Payment: Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Cash.
Services: Free Wifi, non-smoking premises, Tala Bistro restaurant, 7:00 am to 9:00 pm. swimming pool, free parking, no guests under the age of 15, two boutiques, filtered water, AC, ceiling fan, in-room safe, flat screen TV, some handicap accessible rooms, no pets, 24 hour reception, luggage storage, room service, wakeup call, lounge/common area, English spoken, check out 12 noon, hammocks in most room