Where to stay in Merida, Mexico

by Isabel
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Last summer I had the chance to visit Mexico with a short stop in the colonial city of Merida. Nicknamed the ciudad blanca (white city) despite its colorful architecture, Merida is a digital nomads dream, being inexpensive with a bohemian spirit, lovely cafes and excellent WIFI.

With so many beautiful hotels in Merida, choosing a place to stay can be tough. We stayed at Hotel Fiesta Americana Merida, a 5 story building of French style architecture, and an icon of the city. It is a relaxing spot, and considered not only one of the country’s finest hotels, but hands down the best in the city of Merida.

From the start, when you enter the lobby, it leaves an impression. It is breathtaking, decorated with Yucatecan stone quarry illuminated by the light coming through a big and impressive stained glass window on the roof. The hotel is right on top of a shopping mall and offers to its guests 350 rooms and suites equipped with a king size bed, a 29″ flat-screen TV, minibar, air-conditioning and balconies.

I have been  lucky enough to have stayed in Hotel Fiesta Americana Merida on two different occasions and enjoyed two very different types of rooms. The first time, my room was in one of the lower floors, facing the swimming pool. And have I mentioned the pool is to die for? The pool, complete with a beautiful sun lounger lined sundeck, all surrounded by the building’s local flagstone facade, turns the sensation of a casual swim into an experience not entirely unlike that of a magical swim through a grand Plaza Mayor. Truly unforgettable!

The second time I stayed in Hotel Fiesta Americana Merida I had one of the best suites I could have dreamed of, where, from one of the hotels top floor corners I enjoyed magnificent views of the city, overlooking the intersection of Avenida Colon and Paseo Montejo, one of Mérida’s most important avenues.

If you are ever visiting Merida, trust me, Hotel Fiesta Americana Merida is the hostel you want to stay at! It is perfect for getting lost and wandering the streets of this Spanish influenced city filled with rich Mayan culture, and discovering  the lesser known bits of Merida. Also the perfect choice if you want to relax in a little luxury without costing you a fortune.

Check out some extra photos from Hotel Fiesta Americana Merida‘s website:

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