Stepping into Morelia feels like entering another era. Located in the Guayangareo Valley, this beautiful city and UNESCO World Heritage Site is the capital of Michoacán state in central Mexico. At the center, a magnificent Baroque cathedral stands proud as it echoes memories from centuries ago. Beyond it, the hot springs of Los Azufres await weary travelers traversing the terrain on horseback. Within its narrow streets and alleys, buildings made of pink stone and decked in a fusion of colonial, Renaissance, neoclassical and medieval aesthetics sit as silent testaments to the city’s past. But despite attractions suggesting it to be a busy tourist spot, the city sees surprisingly few foreign visitors. Morelia is a city steeped in unspoiled Mexican culture, and maybe, that’s the charm of it. Morelia’s unspoiled beauty is only one of the reasons why the city is worth visiting. If you find yourself longing for this haven of history and culture, here are 10 Airbnb vacation rentals you should check out.
Mercado San Juan is one of the most iconic markets in Morelia, and this lovely home lets you enjoy the activities in the market right at your doorstep. Located 10 blocks from the cathedral, this property is near the Aqueduct, Villalongín Garden, and the Tarascas Fountain. If you want to take part in the city’s cultural events, various museums and theaters are only a few steps away. The spacious and bright two-story house contains one bedroom with a double bed. There is also a sofa bed as well as an air mattress that guests can request for.
Spacious room, walking distance to the cathedralMorelia, Michoacán, Mexico
Top guest reviewscomfortable bed in a spacious room great wifi hot water coffee daily gracious hostessthe bed is comfortable and the wifi is strong and reliablevery nice room with his littel balcony analaura was great and warm welcoming a geat adresse for visiting morelia alicethe location was perfect for us and the wifi brillianta wonderful library of classic books (in spanish) in the roommy stay at analaura's was pretty much impeccable the room is centric and clean and our communication was excellenther home is clean artsy and practicalcentral super clean lovely bedroom and a superfriendly host
Host:they are great hostsshe sent a very kind friend of her to give me the keys and show the placeanna laura was a great hostanalaura si a great hostanalaura was a great host a caring host and very friendlyRead more reviewsthe location is quite near majour areas of interestthe location was goodit's a great place to walk to the main stripit's in a great location in el centroit's a lovely safe walk from the centro area
Located in the historic district, this spacious home is near the cathedral as well as a wide array of shops. Situated amidst colonial-era buildings, guests are treated not only to a central location but a fantastic view as well. Up to two guests can make use of one bedroom with a double bed and large closet, a private bathroom, and laundry facilities. There is also a patio where guests can take in the fresh air or have a cup of coffee. Because it’s located in the historic district, there are a lot of dining options to make up for the lack of kitchen access.
A 7 cuadras del centro historicoMorelia, Michoacán, Mexico
Top guest reviewsthe fan helped a bitthe wifi is super fast 70+ down perfect for workingthe room is very spacious with a lot of natural light and ample wardrobe spacenice size rooms good beds and large closetsthe room is spacious and with good lighteverything was clean clean cleannice clean room and bathroomthe rooms are clean and niceclean and like 10 minutes walking from the centreother than that susana's place was very clean and welcoming
Host:she is a really friendly host with perfect englishshe is attentive polite and enjoyable to converse withmartha and carmen were very polite and helpfulsusana is such an awesome hosta truly hospitable hostRead more reviewsit is the ideal locationit is peaceful and the location is close to major spotslocation is great for exploring everything on footthe place is not far from the centro historico - perfectwe hope to return in the future and will check the availability of your place again
Beautifully decked in natural elements, sculptures, and paintings, this boutique hotel is a piece of art itself. The hotel is located in the heart of the city, and the surrounding area is easy to explore on foot or by public transport. If you prefer going around with your own car, free parking is available on the premises. Each room contains one double bed, a kitchen, and a private bathroom. Free WiFi and television are available. Its brightly lit interiors are equipped with exquisite wooden furniture complemented by a beautiful local artwork. Outside, there is a patio with large umbrellas so guests can relax while protected from the heat of the sun.
HotelDelCallejonSANITIZADO,PetFriendly,PensionAutoMorelia, Michoacán, Mexico
Top guest reviewsthe small courtyard from where the rooms branch off is quaint and cleanhas free wifi although because of they style of the hotel it was limited inside the rooma floor fan is provided but without a window to open it's hard to cool off the spacewifi does not work in the rooms due to the thick walls hopefully they fix that soonbeautiful and stylish mud rooms and nice outdoor spacevery clean and prettygood bed and a clean roomnice safe and clean in a old stylish housevery good value for the price very clean and tidythe place was very quiet and clean and the court yard was perfect
Host:the staff was very friendly and above and beyond hostsquiet comfy and the staff was very friendly and helpfulfriendly and helpfulthe hosts were helpful and the place was immaculatewonderful place to stay great hosts would highly recommend itRead more reviewsnice place close in centro historicogreat value great locationbeautiful small hotel thats so close to everythingexcellent hotel very close to downtown moreliasuper close to the centro but nice and quiet at night
Spacious and bright, this quirky little loft is great for those who like having some color in their lives. This pet-friendly loft, colorfully decorated with vibrant aesthetics, is a great introduction to the art of Mexico. Up to four guests can make use of one double bed, a sofa bed, a bathroom, and a kitchen. If you have a vehicle and would like to go on a road trip, there is free parking on the premises.
Mexican Loft CENTROMorelia, Michoacán, Mexico
Top guest reviewsthe area is very safe with families and children out and i was very comfortable walking after darkit was clean and comfortablethe apartment building is very quiet which is nice in the evenings and also it was very cleannanis’s home is charming hip clean and practicallovely home super clean and nanis was very helpful and communicative
Host:awesome place very nice hostshe met me at the front door and was very helpful throughout my stayhost very responsive and available for any demandsnanis is very nice and was responsiveit is a very nice place to stay and nanis was always very attentive of our needsRead more reviewsthe location is idealnear the centro historico although the appartment is in a less cute streetnanis’ place is very well locatednanis's place is in an excellent locationthis was a great option because of the location
Located on the city’s main avenue, this lovely stone house offers travelers a chance to immerse themselves in the city’s history. The two-bedroom house is located near the cathedral and right next to Callejón del Romance, a picturesque little area with bougainvilleas and stone structures. The house is fitted with rustic decor and traditional Mexican aesthetics that evoke a warm, homey ambiance. Up to six guests can make use of six single beds, a kitchen, and two bathrooms. The Tarascas fountain and Aqueduct are both a few steps away, providing guests with plenty of opportunities to take in the city’s natural surroundings.
Casa histórica en centro de MoreliaMorelia, Michoacán, Mexico
Top guest reviewshaving no television or wifi lets you value and enjoy the time therehowever if you don't like noise or clutter you might be more comfortable elsewhere
Host:the host was responsive and very welcomingRead more reviewseasy walking access to the cathedral and all the attractions in the center of townthis is quite a unique and fun place to staywe were pleasantly surprised by the excellent location and historic ambienceoverall the place is a good value
The historic district of Morelia is truly one of a kind, but this stunning stone house is one that lets you live the history emanating from its walls. Located near the main plaza and cathedral, the property is only a few steps away from markets, museums, and cafes. The restored 17th century home can accommodate up to four guests and contains two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a fully equipped kitchen. The master suite, tucked away at a far corner of the house, contains skylights perfect for viewing the star-lit sky as you sleep. The master bathroom, aside from a glass ceiling, also contains a hot tub. The roof patio, covered in terracotta tiles, provides spectacular views of the cathedral as well as the hills of Santa Maria that lay beyond.
Restored Colonial Gem in MoreliaMorelia, Michoacán, Mexico
Top guest reviewsbeautifully decorated complete kitchen amenities and very cozy and quietthe wifi is quite fast the kitchen well equipped and modern and the bed very comfortablea fantastic bathtub perfect kitchen office and living room
Host:juan is a superb hostbeautiful city excelente hostjuan is a great host and gave us lots of advice and tips on the areabut its best asset is juan the property manager he is professional accomodating and extremely attentivethe host juan and the housekeeper isabel were professional accommodating and easy to talk toRead more reviewsperfect location just 3 blocks from the central plazagreat location only a few minutes walk from the city centercharming spanish colonial home very close to centro historicothis is a perfectly restored colonial house in a great location in moreliathis is a great apartment—terrific location and excellent value
Located right at the city center, this hotel is perfect for on-the-go travelers looking to explore the city. Aside from the majestic cathedral four streets away, there is also a nearby market where you can buy local sweets and handicrafts. If you want to immerse yourself in culture and culinary delights, there are a lot of dining establishments, museums, and gardens a few steps away. Up to two guests can make use of one double bed, a private bathroom, and free parking on the premises. The hotel also provides a laundry service, medical service, and sightseeing tours. Every morning, guests are treated to a nice breakfast to start a day of exploring the city.
Hotel Plaza MoreliaMorelia, Michoacán, Mexico
Top guest reviewsthe included breakfast was also good and alberto was super very friendlynice room with a very reasonable pricebreakfast was good also the communication with alberto was great he responded super fast and was helpfulsmall room but clean and comfortablealberto's place is a nice and very clean hotel in down town moreliathe room was excellent super clean and breakfast was goodalberto's place is clean friendly staffclean close to center and tours available from hotelRead more reviewsnice place close to downtowngreat location in the middle of the historic centerthe hotel is near downtown morelia easy walk to the cathedralsnice hotel right by the center ( 2 blocks) everything walkableit is an excellent location to see the beauty of this incredible city
Situated amidst beautiful stone houses, this three-bedroom property is a romantic little getaway for young travelers and couples. Located near the Tarascas fountain, cathedral, and endless restaurants and bars, this house is a great starting point for exploring the city. Up to seven guests can make use of three double beds, one sofa bed, an air mattress, a kitchen, and a bathroom.
MLM Casa en Callejón del Romance
Located at the Plaza de San José, this colonial-style house is a great way to experience local living. With a restaurant right in front of the house and a courtyard outside the rooms, guests are treated to the charm of city life without all the intrusion. The house offers one private room suitable for two solo travelers or couples. Guests can make use of one double bed, a shared bathroom, a kitchen, and laundry facilities. Breakfast is served every morning, and there is a common area where guests are free to interact with each other. If you feel like taking a breath of fresh air, located nearby are the Tarascas fountain, Las Rosas Garden, and Cuahutemoc Forest. The cathedral, Casa de la Cultura, and Cinépolis Centro are also a few minutes away. And of course, there are a lot of restaurants and bars where you can have a food trip with friends both old and new.
Room in La Esperanza, San José, Centro.
Situated a few minutes away from downtown Morelia, this two-bedroom apartment is great for travelers who wouldn’t mind a bit of walking. The apartment is on the fourth floor, and because there is no elevator, it’s not suitable for physically impaired visitors or those with a lot of huge baggage. The apartment has sleek, modern interiors and can accommodate up to four people. Guests can make use of two double beds, a bathroom, a kitchen, and laundry facilities. Free parking is available on the premises, but if you don’t have a car, public transport can be accessed nearby.
Confortable y ubicadisimo, 2 recamaras, 4 pax.Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico
Top guest reviewsvery clean and well equipped
Host:the space itself is excellent and the host was excellentmany thanks to our host chris for letting us spend time here :)if the host decides to fix these things the place has great potentialchris was very responsive and attentiveRead more reviewsgreat location and nice stylish spacethe place is a great location and it is very spaciousthis is a large clean space about 30 minutes walking distance to the historic centerwe were walking distance from lots of bars and restaurants that made our stay even that much betterit has free parking on premises and very close to restaurants and bars
Discover the rich heritage of Morelia
The city of Morelia is an underrated gem bursting with history and culture. From its pink stone buildings to its narrow streets, its colonial past is all but forgotten by its proud and loving residents. Whether you choose to stay in a modern apartment or a traditional home, you are always bound to look at Morelia as a city worth discovering and remembering.
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