Mexico Boutique Hotels: Quick Trips Close to Home

MP Mexico News Staff

Indulge your love of classical music in an ancient city. Spend a night in a palace. Marvel at the Baroque details of a period building. Italy? France? Try again. This is Mexico: right in your own back yard, just south of the border. Which means less coin for airfare, more coin for entertainment. Less time in an airplane, more time to enjoy your getaway.

Hundreds of years of history and culture are woven into the tiny towns and mighty cities of this country. At Mexico Boutique Hotels, we’ve gathered a select collection of accommodations and specials that give travelers a chance to experience it all themselves.

Located in the oldest living city of the American Continent, Cholula, the hotel La Quinta Luna harks back to the 17th century, once home to a descendant of the Pre-Hispanic indigenous nobility. Lovingly restored, it presents a marvelous contrast between the classical colonial architecture and the contemporary art that graces its walls. Classical music concerts, superb cuisine, an excellent 3,000-book library and gorgeously appointed rooms with modern amenities are only the beginning of an unforgettable stay. Enjoy the Quinta Luna’s 4-day, 3-night package for two including a guided tour of the captivating town of Cholula, daily a la carte breakfast a three-course meal with wine, a visit to a Talavera workshop and more. Rates start at $819 for a stay in a charming junior suite and the package is good through November 30, 2008.

Los JuaninosThe former Episcopal Palace of Michoacán, Los Juaninos has been transformed into a luxurious boutique hotel with views of the magnificent cathedral of Morelia from its rooftop restaurant. Each of the 30 rooms behind the elaborate pink limestone façade is decorated with exquisite care and the service is remarkable. Located in the historic downtown district, guests can while away the hours browsing through tiny shops and galleries or sipping fresh coffee at an outdoor café. Their three-night package for two begins at $790 and includes an evening of sampling the local cuisine (with wine), guided tours of the historical center and the nearby towns–famous for their handicrafts–and more. Valid through November 30, 2008.

Colonial Mexico and its striking influences from the mighty cities of Europe is alive and well in La Casa de la Marquesa. In the heart of Querétaro, one of the country’s many World Heritage Sites, this family-owned hotel is elegant, art-filled and welcoming, a world-class establishment on par with any of its European counterparts. Their three-night stay in a luxury room for two includes meals and guided tours of the nearby Freixenet Winery, Cadereyta, Tequisquiapan and the Peña de Bernal and more, from $1,175. Valid through August 31, 2008.

These are but three of the many opportunities offered by MBH to treat yourself to an Old World vacation that saves you time and money–without sacrificing a bit of indulgence! Call 1-800-728-9098 (US and Canada) or visit

About Mexico Boutique Hotels: Established in 1999, Mexico Boutique Hotels is a collection of 47 upscale, independent member properties (in over 25 destinations) handpicked for their intimacy, high level of service and outstanding attributes. Some are housed in exquisitely restored architectural gems, others are paeans to Mexican cuisine, still others showcase the sleekly modern–but they each encourage guests to savor the many fascinating traditions of this vast country and all offer guests a unique travel experience. Typically less than 30 rooms in size, they are often destinations unto themselves. Based in Puerto Vallarta, MBH is staffed by an experienced team of travel and hospitality professionals who both live and work in Mexico.