Paseo Montejo No. 451, at the corner of Av. Colón and Calle 60
Corner of Paseo Montejo
92127 Merida, Mexico
800/343-7821 in the US and Canada
If you prefer a Yucatan hotel very near Merida's Historic Center but not right in it, choose the Fiesta Americana Mérida, a full-service, large international chain property that is conveniently located on Paseo de Montejo. With 350 spacious rooms on five floors the Fiesta Americana offers several categories of accommodations including two rooms that are fully handicap-accessible. What in lacks for in local charm the hotel makes up for in convenience and first-class amenities, among them two restaurants in the soaring atrium lobby – Los Almendros and Café Montejo, room service, bar, gym, spa, and outdoor pool. You can also shop without going outside at the building's first floor mall, Plaza Americana, which contains a Sanborn's restaurant and store (with a great magazine selection in several languages), clothing and jewelry stores, car rental agencies, and a Chili's restaurant. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride from the hotel entrance to the Main Square.