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If you are planning a visit and you are not sure where to stay in Valladolid, in this post I will help you find the perfect hotel for you.
The getaway of the Colonial Yucatan from Cancun and the Riviera Maya, Valladolid is a colorful colonial town with so much to see that it’s worth spending a few days.
In my recent stay, I experienced a few hotels and visited others and this is my honest review.
There are many different hotel options in Valladolid, for every budget and style.
The good part is that even the most moderately priced hotels offer the quaint colonial feel and local colorful decorations, manicured lush gardens, and, most of all the usual Yucatan hospitality that will make you feel at home.
Deciding where to stay is important. It’s refreshing to know that after a day spent exploring Valladolid and its surroundings, you will finally go back to a comfortable and cozy place to relax and chill or get ready to explore the Valladolid Restaurants.
So without further ado, here I am sharing my favorite places to stay in Valladolid Mexico.
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MID-RANGE PRICED HOTELS IN VALLADOLID
1. CASA SISAL
Casa Sisal is my favorite Valladolid hotel for a budget traveler.
Located only a few steps from the pretty Parque Sisal, this cute little hotel is the perfect place to stay if you are looking for style at a low rate. In fact, it’s one of the best bargains I have found in Mexico so far.
The spacious rooms are simple but impeccably clean and decorated with fine and pretty details that make your stay extremely pleasant.
You won’t be that much in the room as you will be busy exploring the pretty city of Valladolid and but the rooms are indeed equipped with all the essential amenities and facilities and offer a great state for a very low price. WIFI works perfectly.
I enjoyed my stay here and I will definitely be back.
2. CASA HIPIL
I fell in love with this hotel in Valladolid at first sight. The rooms are simple but very nicely decorated with the finest Mexican art and colorful details.
The internal patio is also really cute, with a small pool and lots of plants and trees.
The rates are very reasonable considering the quality of the place.
I believe that’s the best deal in town, among the hotels I have seen.
It’s also conveniently located only two blocks from the main square.
Oh! and the guests have full access to a fully equipped kitchen to prepare their own meals if they wish.
3. LA MESON DEL MARQUES
This hotel is quite an icon in Valladolid.
It’s right in the plaza with the room facing an internal patio with a pool.
I have stayed there a couple of years ago and the rooms are decent and clean, although not particularly glamorous.
Still a great option if you want to stay right in the heart of the city.
Their restaurant is also quite popular in a nice courtyard, offering Mexican cuisine.
4. HOTEL ZENTIK PROJECT
This is another favorite of mine among Valladolid hotels, although it’s located about 1 mile from the center, which in this heat can become quite a long way.
The hotel is one of a kind thought and definitely worth the distance. It’s like an oasis of peace and art. Every room is decorated with unique pieces of graffiti art from different artists, locals, and foreigners.
They have a natural cave that they have filled with mineral hot water for healing treatments, besides a pool, a spa, and colorful art all over the place.
They have a restaurant that is open for the guests and to the public as well.
Definitely, a beautiful place to stay.
LUXURY HOTELS IN VALLADOLID
5. REFUGIO 41
What a spectacular hotel! The best Valladolid hotel for a luxury stay, but most of all the best value for money.
I spent there just one night unfortunately because I booked last minute and they didn’t have availability but if you can plan ahead of time I would definitely recommend this colonial gem in the heart of Valladolid.
Located at only 5 minutes walking distance from Parque Sisal, on Calle 41 (hence the name), Refugio 41 is a very special place in an old colonial Casona that has been refurbished multiple times and turned into an exquisite hotel that welcomes style-conscious travelers in search for a tranquil nest while they are tripping around Yucatan.
The spacious rooms are nicely decorated with local artsy elements and equipped with the finest amenities and linen.
The garden offers a quiet space to relax around the pool and listen to the chirping of the birds in the mornings or stargazing at night.
Despite being in the heart of the city, it’s very quiet at night allowing the guests to have a peaceful rest.
A delicious breakfast is served in the morning on a big table where guests can socialize before heading for their daily explorations.
6. LE MUUCH HOTEL Valladolid
A very tiny and elegant property, and super private, since they made up excuses not to show me a room.
From what I am seeing though, the accommodation follows the same elegant style of the reception, while conserving the traditional colorful tiles and other decorative objects of the colonial times.
An exquisite property indeed.
It’s also located 2 blocks from the center.
7. COLONTE HOTEL ORIGEN
I saw it while biking passed it and I was impressed by the chic-rustic style of the entrance. So I peeped in and decided to go back the following day for breakfast.
I was happy to find a vegan option and I enjoyed my delicious meal in the peaceful garden, by a pool, surrounded by lots of plants.
After breakfast, I managed to see one room and it did impress me.
It was one of the rooms located downstairs which are bigger and with a very private outdoor patio that gives access to the shower and bathroom.
The room is minimally decorated and very elegant.
Not sure whether it is worth the high price but certainly a good option to consider.
8. VERDE MORADA
Located in an old colonial house that was originally a tile fabric, right in the trendy Calzada de Los Frailes, this beautiful boutique hotel will make you feel like you have jumped in the past right in the colonial era.
Everything about this hotel is a piece of history combined with the finest art and amenities for the comfort of the guests. The well-maintained garden and the vintage-style pool are also part of the charm.
A lovely coffee shop within the premises offers vegan and vegetarian snacks and breakfast.
9. HOTEL POSADA SAN JUAN
Stunning romantic property located in a beautiful ancient colonial building and furnished with artsy decor and modern amenities.
The hotel rates include a delicious breakfast served in the manicured hotel courtyard. Location is also great in the heart of Valladolid.
Valladolid travel tips
Is Valladolid Mexico worth visiting?
Yes, definitely worth it. I consider Valladolid like the getaway of the Colonial Yucatan, the first city that you will find if you are road-tripping from Cancun or the Riviera Maya.
Here you can feel the authentic Mexican culture and enjoy many aspects of it including the Yucatecan cuisine, the old monastery, churches refreshing cenotes, and much more.
There are so many things to do in Valladolid that you can spend a full week and never get bored. So visiting Valladolid is not only worth it, it’s a must :).
Is Valladolid Mexico safe at night?
Valladolid, as much as the entire Yucatan state, is one of the safest places to travel in Mexico. And although I wouldn’t walk on narrow peripherical roads on my own in the dark, I would say that the historical center of Valladolid is pretty safe to walk around at night, until there is life going on.
How many days do you need in Valladolid?
There are so many things to do in Valladolid that you can spend days here and never get bored.
However, if you are short of time, you could also see all the essentials in a couple of days, depending on your pace and on what you are interested in.
So I would say 3 to 7 days would be ideal, but if you have just one day, it would be still worth a visit. The town in itself is quite small.
How do you get around Valladolid?
The best way to get around Valladolid is by bike or on foot. Valladolid historical center is quite walkable but in the summer the heat can be unbearable so you can rent a bike for 150 pesos per day and enjoy some fresh breeze while exploring around.
If you have your luggage and need a ride you can find taxis everywhere.
There is no Uber in Valladolid. Car rental is an option but you will need to rent it in the closest city Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, or Merida because so far there are no car rentals in Valladolid itself.
Find the best car rental deals and explore around freely, at your own pace. My favorite way to enjoy a destination!
Can you drink water in Valladolid?
Absolutely not. In Mexico in general you cannot drink tap water for your own safety and health. You can find big water tanks (garrafones) in every hotel where you can fill up your portable water bottle.
What is Valladolid known for?
Valladolid is mainly known for being the first colonial town if you are coming from the more touristy Riviera Maya or Cancun. It’s also the closest city to Chichen Itza and a must-stop on every Chichen Itza tour.
Where to stay in Valladolid: final thoughts
There are many beautiful hotels in Valladolid to choose from for every style and budget. I would plan at least 2 nights in Valladolid so you can have a full day to explore and also try the many different restaurants available, browse through the Calzada de los Frailes up to Parque Sisal where you can enjoy a visit to the San Bernardino da Siena Convent and a nice meal at the new vegan restaurant Elela. It’s really up to you but I hope this post was helpful to make up your mind. 🙂 Happy travels!
About the Author
Hello there! This is Isabella, the author of this blog, and a cat lover. I am an Italian expatriate with a Mexican permanent Residence. After 7 years of living in Cancun, I have decided to leave my job and explore my beloved Mexico and the rest of this beautiful world, starting from South America, while sharing my travel stories and offering useful travel tips about traveling as a solo female traveler and digital nomad.