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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.
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.
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.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!
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).
WiFi (surcharge) 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)
- Number of floors - 2
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Business center
- Concierge services
- Conference space
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Pool umbrellas
- WiFi (surcharge)
- Meeting rooms
- Multilingual staff
- Total number of rooms - 91
- Pool sun loungers
- Shopping on site
- Smoke-free property
- Number of buildings/towers - 1
- Outdoor pool
- Wedding services
- Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge)
- Satellite TV service
- Ceiling fan
- Free toiletries
- Cribs/infant beds available
- Hair dryer
- Daily housekeeping
- In-room safe
- Iron/ironing board (on request)
- Air conditioning
- Shower/tub combination
- Turndown service
- Room service (24 hours)
- Plasma TV
Where to Eat
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.
Nearby Things to Do
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.
- Ecotours nearby
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Check-out time is noon
You need to know
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
- Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: MXN 0.00 (rates may vary)
Awards & Affiliations
- The property is a member of Historic Hotels of the World.