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Exterior Suite

One King Bed or Two Double Beds
344 square feet • Max Occupancy: 3 adults, 1 child
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Interior Suite - European Plan

One King Bed or Two Double Beds
Max Occupancy: 3 adults, 1 child
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Exterior Master Suite

One King Bed or Two Double Beds
Max Occupancy: 3 adults, 1 child
Includes: Full Breakfast, Breakfast for 2
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Interior Master Suite

One King Bed or Two Double Beds
344 square feet • Max Occupancy: 3 adults, 1 child
Includes: Full Breakfast, Breakfast for 2
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Garden-filled former convent in historic center

Stroll to the plaza

4 blocks from Oaxaca's main plaza and historic center, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Site, this 91-room former convent exemplifies the provincial capital's regal heritage.

Regional cuisine

The hotel restaurant offers dining on the terrace, beneath an arcade, or amid candlelight and colonial art. Regional specialties include a selection of traditional moles, and other fine cuisine.

Peaceful sanctuaries

In the former nuns' quarters, guestrooms display high-beam ceilings, heavy wooden shutters, and windows that overlook lovely gardens or city streets. Minibars and TVs with U.S. channels are included.


4 blocks from Oaxaca's zócalo, or central plaza, this historic hotel occupies the former Convento de Santa Catalina de Siena, sections of which date back to the 16th century.

The hotel blends Spanish Colonial and indigenous design elements and is dotted with frescoes, fountains, courtyards, and gardens. 1-meter-thick (3-foot) walls ensure a cool stay on hot summer days.

El Refectorio provides candlelit and colonial-art filled rooms and outdoor spaces, and showcases traditional moles and other regional cuisine. On Friday nights, guests can attend the hotel's weekly Guelaguetza, a traditional stage show held in the 16th-century chapel, with music, folkloric dancing, and dinner buffet (surcharge).

Complimentary wireless Internet access is provided in the restaurant and main garden. An independently operated travel agency can arrange a variety of excursions (surcharges). Parking is available nearby (surcharge). On-site shopping is possible. Pool umbrellas and sun loungers/chaise longues are provided, and guests have access to a nearby sports center.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Audiovisual equipment
  • Number of floors - 2
  • Banquet facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Business center
  • Business services
  • Concierge services
  • Multiple large conference rooms
  • Doorman/doorwoman
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Event catering
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Beach/pool umbrellas
  • Wireless Internet access - surcharge
  • Multiple small meeting rooms
  • Multilingual staff
  • Total number of rooms - 91
  • Parking nearby (surcharge)
  • Parking nearby
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Security guard
  • Shopping on site
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tour assistance
  • Wedding services
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Available in all rooms: Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Wireless Internet access - surcharge


Parking nearby, Parking nearby (surcharge)

Room Amenities
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge)
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Satellite TV service
  • Ceiling fan
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Desk
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Hair dryer
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Minibar
  • Air conditioning
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Turndown service
  • Plasma TV
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El Refectorio - Restaurant divided into 4 dining areas, each with distinctive décor and views. Historic settings and outdoor terrace. Regional specialties include traditional moles, tasajo, cecina, estofado, and chapulines.American breakfast and international dishes available. Mexican buffet and live mariachi music Saturday nights. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Las Novicias Bar - Intimate bar facing the gardens. Live music on weekends. Open from early evening to late evening.

Room service - Available 24 hours.

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An outdoor pool within the hotel's courtyard offers lounge chairs for sunning and an adjacent terrace for dining and drinks. Guests have complimentary access to a fitness center, two blocks away.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Sports center nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Swimming on site
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Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Accepted at this hotel: Visa, American Express, MasterCard


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No onsite parking is available.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No elevators

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  • The property is a member of Historic Hotels of the World.

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