5 Exquisite Design Hotels in Oaxaca

5 Exquisite Design Hotels in Oaxaca

Oaxaca is one of the most fascinating Mexican destinations for anyone who loves art, culture, music and food. It’s a city that will awaken your senses, it will inspire you and fascinate you in every way. It’s especially appealing for architecture lovers due to the way in which antique constructions dialogue with contemporary buildings. Here’s a list of five hotels that will turn your visit into an unforgettable experience.

Hotel Sin Nombre

This “nameless” hotel is at the center of the city, just a few steps from the main square. It’s ideal for anyone who wants to really disconnect from the hyper acceleration of daily modern life. The whole hotel’s concept is designed around the idea of minimalism, hence the lack of name, which is some sort of statement: the 22 rooms and common areas like the pool, courtyard and library open space for silence, tranquility, and calmness. The building was restored and adapted by architect João Boto Caeiro. Do not miss the restaurant, which serves a delicious approach to Oaxaca cuisine with a vegan twist.

Hotel Azul

This hotel merges minimalism with the colonial style that defines the city’s architecture. The building dates back to the 17th century and it was restored in a careful and meticulous way. Mexican legend Francisco Toledo developed a beautiful fountain wall that gives the space a great deal of character. He also designed one of the five signature suites, along with other four Mexican artists, turning the hotel into a perfect destination for all art and architecture lovers. All visitors will surely enjoy the library, movie theatre, gallery and terrace, among other attractions. 

Escondido Oaxaca

This hotel features a fascinating dialogue between two different periods through a colonial house and a contemporary construction. It’s a great example of the harmony that can be reached by the careful selection of different materials: among wood, cement and palm, every corner of Escondido will inspire its visitors. This boutique hotel has twelve rooms, each one with a distinctive design and exclusive areas to turn everyone’s stay into a unique experience. In addition, the rooftop pool is the perfect complement for a relaxing vacation. 


This cozy and stylish hotel is completely focused on the visitors’ sensory experiences. A great deal of the design in its spaces is achieved thanks to repurposed and reused materials and furniture, which gives it a unique style. Several local artists showcase their work in Boulenc, turning Boulenc into a fascinating reunion spot for the creative community. Do not miss its culinary offer, which among the best ones in town.

Pug Seal

This hotel opened in 2020 following the success of the one in Mexico City. It joins luxury with privacy and the traditional Mexican hospitality and warmth. The hotel honors Mexican art and Zapoteca culture. Every single corner features a careful design and artistic features, such as artist Rafael Uriegas’s murals. If you’re interested in Mexican history and culture, this is definitely the best place for you to stay. 

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