Full of history and culture, Merida, the capital city of Yucatan State is for sure one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico. A wonderful combination of colonial city and cosmopolitan destination, it is also known as "The White City" both for a common color of its buildings and the fact that the residents keep it particularly clean. A city of 1 million people, it offers a wonderful mix of colonial history and a sunny inviting atmosphere. Surrounded by the former haciendas of the rich and powerful who once ruled the Yucatan from this shining city, Merida offers visitors and residents the intrigue of a unique and captivating side of Mexico, a place with a character and heart entirely its own.
It is a town steeped in history and culture, with narrow streets, broad central plazas, and the region’s best museums. The Paseo Montejo, its main avenue, was designed along the same lines as the Champs Elysees and it is also lined with monuments, restaurants, stores, and hotels all in the shade of glorious flamboyant trees. Frequently the city will close many of its streets at night so that guests can dine outside and enjoy music and festivities promoted by the city.
Merida is a great place for a pleasant trip into Mexico’s pre-Hispanic world and Mayan culture. The city’s friendly atmosphere, archaeological sites and colonial architecture are only a few of the many reasons to visit.
The hotel generates an air of understated luxury inspired by hacienda nobility of a century past. Both wings of the two-story Hacienda, its graceful columns and wide arches, overlook an open courtyard. The hotel is just a two minute walk from Uxmal; guides can be hired and tickets for the Light and Sound Show are available at the front desk!
Welcome to a small historic hotel that still strikes a dominant chord in Yucatan's cultural, political, and artistic life, as it has in past centuries. Casa Mexilio is a rich mix of memories and themes of the lives of those who have inhabited its rooms. It is elegant and at the same time homey and genial. She wears her age well and with some style. She is a green, comfortable and tranquil oasis in the heart of a hurried city.
Lodge guests enjoy full privileges of our neighboring sister hotel, Hacienda Uxmal, its two pools, outdoor grill, tennis and volleyball courts. Tickets to Uxmal’s Light and Sound show, staged nightly at the park, are available at the front desk of either hotel. The Lodge at Uxmal is the perfect base for exploring the real Yucatan!
Maison Lafitte is located in the historical center of Merida, on 60th Street across the Santa Lucia Park. Dine at La Fuente and enjoy delicious Mexican cuisine or relax in our cocktail lounge. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet daily. Maison Lafitte is located within this colonial city, amidst many fine architectural styles dating from the 1600's on through the 1800's. The Cathedral of San Idelfonso, which was completed in 1599, is the oldest cathedral on the North American continent and lies only a short stroll away.