Best Areas to Stay in Merida, Mexico

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Where to stay in Mérida – A guide to the capital of Yucatán

Mérida is a romantic and bohemian city that exhibits in its streets vestiges of an interesting and splendid past.

The “White City”, as some call it, is the capital of the state of Yucatan, and a strategic point to start any trip through the Mayan lands.

The epicenter of the city is the Plaza de la Independencia, around which you can find the Cathedral of Merida, the Church of the Third Order, with a mixture of colonial and Mayan style, in addition to La Casa de Montejo, a 16th century mansion.

The transport service in Mérida is dominated by the bus, although it also has taxis, mobile applications and rental cars.

Mérida is an important cultural center that has museums, art galleries, cinemas and shops.

The capital of Yucatan is also a cosmopolitan and modern city with a variety of shopping centers, hotels, restaurants and leisure options.

In gastronomy, Yucatan food has a very different flavor from what most people consider “Mexican” cuisine, having Mayan and Caribbean influence.

Being surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, Mérida’s climate is classified as tropical-warm and humid, with rains in the summer (from June to October).

When choosing where to stay in Merida, Mexico the City Center is the best option for its transport connections and proximity to attractions See accommodation in Merida City Center.

Here’s a guide with the best areas to stay in Merida, Mexico.

The best areas to stay in Merida, Mexico

1. Our favorite area: Mexico City Center

Considered one of the best areas to stay in Merida, the City Center stands out for its colonial design, with an Old Town formed by its main square, the Cathedral, the Government Palace and the Municipal Palace.

In Merida City Center, there are also other important buildings such as the house of the Montejo, place of residence of the conquerors of Yucatan, and the imposing Cathedral of San Ildefonso, built in the fifteenth century and considered the oldest in America.

Another emblematic place of the City Center is the Picheta Passage, located next to the Government Palace, full of restaurants, handicraft shops and typical clothing of the area.

The City Center is one of the best places to visit and stay in Mérida for hosting the best bars, canteens and nightclubs, as well as cozy and affordable hotels.

Where to stay in Merida, Mexico - City Center

Where to stay in Merida, Mexico – City Center

Accommodation in Merida City Center - Click on the map to see all accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Merida City Center – Centro Histórico – Click on the map to see all accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Merida, Mexico:

  • Best area for sightseeing
  • Heart of the city
  • Good public transport connections

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Hotel Mérida

Hotel Merida is conveniently located in Mérida and offers American breakfast and free Wi-Fi throughout. It was built in 1940 and is a 4-minute walk from Merida Cathedral and 300 meters from the main square.

from US$44
Budget

Hotel Montejo

Montejo Hotel is located in Mérida, just 200 meters from the charming historic city center, and features an outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant. It also has a beautiful garden and free Wi-Fi.

from US$38
Luxury

Mansión Mérida On the Park

The Mérida On the Park Mansion is located in the center of the town of Mérida and occupies a renovated 17th-century French-style mansion. It offers an outdoor pool, a bistro bar, a gym and spa facilities.

from US$199
 

 

 

2. Paseo de Montejo

Paseo Montejo or Montejo Walk is the most important avenue in the city of Mérida.

It extends from the neighborhood of Santa Ana, in the center of the city, to the exit to the port of Progreso.

The imposing Paseo de Montejo has a design inspired by that of the French boulevards, with a tourist area that begins on 49th Street and a commercial area called Paseo de Montejo extension, with the Monument to the Homeland.

On the Paseo Montejo, other emblematic buildings and monuments can be found, such as the mansions that were the residence of wealthy people in Yucatan in the 19th century, boutique hotels, shops, museums and bars.

Along the avenue, there are restaurants, cafes and patisseries for all tastes. It is worth visiting at night to appreciate all the life and fun that prevails in the Paseo de Montejo, in whose surroundings there are hotels at affordable costs as it is one of the best areas to stay in Mérida, Yucatán.

Dónde hospedarse en Mérida, Yucatán - Paseo Montejo

Dónde hospedarse en Mérida, Yucatán – Paseo Montejo

Accommodation in Paseo de Montejo - Click on the map to see all accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Paseo de Montejo – Click on the map to see all accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Merida, Mexico:

  • Best area for shopping
  • Boutique-type hotels
  • Best area for nightlife

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Fiesta Americana Mérida

This hotel is ideally located near the historic center of Merida, a short drive from the airport, and includes a Porfirian architecture and modern services and facilities.

from US$69
Budget

Ibis Mérida

The property is located very close to the new international convention center, just 3 minutes walk. The Ibis Mérida hotel is 3 minutes from the city center, 10 minutes from the 21st Century Convention Center.

from US$34
Luxury

Casa Azul Monumento Historico

The Casa Azul Monumento Histórico is a 19th-century listed building that is located 2 blocks from Montejo Avenue. This boutique hotel offers an outdoor pool, restaurant and luxury suites with free Wi-Fi.

from US$174
 

 

 

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