Casa de la Marquesa is the perfect place to stay during your time in Querétaro!
This stunning pink-orange Latin-American style colonial era hotel was the perfect base for exploring Querétaro. The hotel staff picked us up from the Querétaro airport and brought us to the hotel, which was about a 45 minute drive. Thankfully I spoke Spanish, because the hotel staff did not understand us very well when we spoke English, so if you visit be sure to have a working knowledge of hotel lingo in Spanish, or Google Translate app loaded up with Spanish prior to your arrival. The hotel is situated in the center of the city, and is within walking distance of the Querétaro Museum of Art, the city center and town square, as well as a number of delicious restaurants. The building was much cooler than the ambient temperature outside, which was a welcome relief after traveling all morning from Mexico City.
The halls were hand painted by local artists and air-purifying plants were hung throughout the hotel, even though the air was much, much better than it had been in Mexico City, and Mexico City wasn’t even that bad. The staff member who showed us to our room was very eager to ensure that we were comfortable and he recommended several things to do and places to eat in the area. We immediately felt at home, and settled in to a routine in the city right away.
Our room was gorgeous and one of only 15 in the hotel. With vaulted sealing, a balcony facing the church across the street, and intricately hand-painted tiles, we were in awe of the beautiful, old building. The hotel staff who had shown us to our room told us the carpets and tapestries in the hotel were all handmade by local artisans, which was really cool. Water pressure in the shower was incredible, the air conditioning worked extremely well and kept us comfortable the whole time we were there. We felt very safe in the area, and never had any issues hearing other guests or with outside noise. The hotel also has an in-house restaurant on the first level which we had dinner at the first evening of our stay. The food was delicious, inexpensive, they had a number of vegetarian options, and we never waited more than 15 minutes for our food to be brought out.
My only complaint with our stay was that the first evening we were there the internet went down and was never fixed, so for a week and a half we couldn’t get anything done in the evenings after exploring. Aside from that, our stay exceeded our expectations and I would definitely recommend it to anyone staying in Querétaro! You can book your stay on their website, here. Subscribe to my blog for more about our time in Mexico and around the world, as well as the best places to eat around the world, and what I wear while traveling!
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