13 Hotels & Airbnbs That Won't Break The Bank In Guanajuato, Mexico - Updated 2021

where to stay in guanajuato mexico

Guanajuato is an eclectic city in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. Known for the Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato (Mummy Museum) and the Festival Internacional Cervantino, the state is home to over 5 million people, and the historic downtown is a popular tourist destination. If you’re planning a visit any time soon and wondering where to stay in Guanajuato, Mexico, be sure to check out this list to take the stress out of your travel planning. From quaint apartments to hotels in Guanajuato, we’ve got you covered!

1. Mirador Rooftop Studio (from USD 42)

Location is key when you are traveling abroad. This Mirador rooftop studio is located just a 5 minute walk from the heart of downtown Guanajuato, where you can relax in the Jardin Union, or explore the historic city center. Location aside, the apartment itself is simply wonderful, and boasts an incredible view of the town, as you can see in the photos. The interior of this Guanajuato Airbnb is equipped with a full kitchen, a washer and a dryer, wood beams, and fun Mexican decor. Here’s what Mark had to say about his stay at the Mirador Rooftop Studio:

“Mindie’s place was perfect. The view, of course, and the roof! But attention to detail when it would be so easy to rest on the obvious attributes would escape many. Not Mindie! That there was ground coffee and ice on arrival was such a plus! The towels and sheets were first-rate, the wi-fi was flawless, the lighting perfect, we always had ample hot water, the housekeeper was a delight, and the property manager was truly a love!” - Mark, Airbnb

Mirador Studio in Centro w/ Best Views.
Guanajuato, Mexico
187 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view from the apartment and its private patio are amazing
great apartment with a great view of the city
mindie’s apartment was amazing and the views from the window and the rooftop were spectacular
our entire stay was extremely comfortable and the view of course is even more incredible than we imagined
we were comfortable throughout the week with the ceiling fan and open screened windows
clean and stylish space
the apartment was so clean we felt like we were staying in a hotel
the place is very tastefully decorated and everything was super clean check in was super easy
the view from this place is to die for very clean and comfortable and wonderfully decorated
our stay at mindie's place was fantastic the apartment was beautiful larger than expected and very clean
the place is great and host is wonderful and communicative
that being said the recommendations provided were very helpful and her restaurant choices were delicious
mindie was lovely and very helpful
mindie is a very gracious and experienced host who is very attentive and responsive
mindie is a super host
it's close to the central city and all the attractions
a great central location to explore all areas of guanajuato
excellent location and within 5-10 minutes of almost everything you’ll want to see in gto
mindie's studio was so fun to be in and close to everything
we really enjoyed our stay at this location and definitely look forward to returning again
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2. Hotel Luna (from USD 76)

Those looking for a hotel in downtown Guanajuato should consider staying at Hotel Luna. With a stunning exterior that blends in beautifully with the other historic buildings in the area, the hotel is a great choice for travelers who like an accommodation with some charm and character. The rooms have a classic decor with regional accents and modern amenities. Some rooms also have a balcony from where you can take in lovely views of the historic buildings surrounding the hotel. A bar is located on the premises and La Paz Square is right outside the door of this property.

Hotel Luna

Address: Jardín de la Unión No. 8, zona centro Guanajuato
Price: from 76 USD

Free WiFi Tour desk Laundry Currency exchange Internet services Packed lunches 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms

3. Buena Vida Apartment (from USD 59)

This Buena Vida Apartment is great for any couples looking to explore downtown Guanajuato with ease (5 minute walk to city center). The interior of the apartment is colorfully decorated, with bright blue tiles lining the kitchen, and darker blue ties in the bathroom. In addition to the lively interior, you will also enjoy your own private patio garden with fresh fruit trees!

“My mom and I stayed for only a couple of nights, but the location really made us feel like we experienced the city. Sam and Michael were excellent hosts, and we would have liked to stay longer. I would highly recommend a stay here for an authentic experience, great view, and a comfortable and clean apartment.” - Amanda, Airbnb

Buena Vida Casita
Guanajuato, Mexico
89 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi worked great hot shower
nice apartment with great view and locaion
the apartment is just like the photos very spacious and you even have a private patio/garden
the apartment has a small beautiful garden with an orange tree and we had often our breakfast there
the apartment has a nice outdoor patio area where we ate outside
very clean and comfortable apartment
quiet clean and very private
the apartment is very nice decorated and clean with a own terrace
the apartment is fully equipped very clean spacious and charming
nice clean cheery private bathroom does require a step outside across the landing
the hosts are friendly and helpful
our hosts where wonderful about taking care of things
and the hosts are gracious and hospitable
mike and sam were extremely helpful
she is very knowledgeable and helpful with occasional texts
great location to everything central
great location very comfortable
good location in dowtown guanajuato
a beautiful home in the best location (just a few minutes walking from the teatro juarez)
it truly is close to central guanajuato
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4. Casa Balcones (from USD 25)

Casa Balcones is a great place to stay for up to four guests. The inside is spacious, with two bedrooms, a beautiful kitchen, and balconies for you to enjoy unbeatable views of the Paseo de la Virgen and the Caserio de Guanajuato. The location is also prime, only a few steps away from the beautiful University of Guanajuato main buildings.

“Salvador’s apartment is better than described. It has a great view of the city and roof access is spectacular. Apartment is very well kept and very modern. My wife is super picky, especially being her first time in Mexico, yet she fell in love with the apartment/city and can’t wait to go back.” - Alonso, Airbnb

Guanajuato, Mexico
399 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
stylish room and great views from the balcony
our stay would have been perfect if the wifi was working
beds were comfortable and view was nice
very cozy and beautiful view
sweet 2 bedroom apt with great views
very clean and everything we needed
this house was clean and comfortable
i would stay here again comfortable rooms and bathrooms everything clean and quite attractive
it was very clean and the communication with the owner was really good
salvador's place is large and clean just like the picture shows
the host was flexible to our schedules which we highly appreciated
nice lodging and great feedback from host
salvador was very attentive and a great host
host good w communication
salvator was a great host that he responded quickly and ordered a taxi for us to the airport
great location 5-10 min uphill walk from the university
nice location typical guanajuato neighborhood and city center within walking distance
the location is extremely good: safe and close to the downtown
great house in a great location close to everything
the location was also wonderful
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5. Furnished apartment with fantastic views (from USD 27)

Ideal for four guests, this well-furnished apartment has a rustic-chic interior. The compact apartment has a cozy living and dining area, a spacious bedroom, a clean bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen. From the shared terrace of this apartment, take in incredible views of the surroundings. Rayas Mine, a World Heritage site, is just a few meters away from this Airbnb.

Depa Mellado - Zona turística Guanajuato
Guanajuato, Mexico
168 reviews
Entire loft 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
spectacular view from the patio and apt of the mountains and brightly colored houses below
the view from the apartment and terrace were outstanding
also you have a nice view and a cozy place
very nice apartment and the terrasse view is gorgeous
the mattresses were comfortable and the linens were great quality
it is well maintained and clean
place is sparkling clean
nice clean a great condo type stay a nice walk to centro take a 3 usd taxi back
the accommodations are adequate and clean
its a great place to stay very clean and the hosts are really friendly
the hosts are super lovely
the hosts were welcoming and accommodating
barbarin and erica are wonderful hosts
they were incredibly helpful and thoughtful
barbarin and erika responded immediately to any requests and were always helpful
it’s not close to downtown guanajuato but walking distance feels like a breeze
it’s in a safe and remote location
a very comfortable well-equipped apartment in a spectacular location
the place itself was a nice walk to center and an easy access from the bjx airport
the place is great not too far from the center
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6. Hotel Quinta las Alondras (from USD 58)

If you prefer hotels over vacation rentals, Hotel Quinta las Alondras should be your first choice. As one of the best hotels in Guanajuato, besides basic amenities, this hotel also features a relaxing spa tub and a beautiful outdoor pool with lounge chairs; the perfect place to relax after a long day in the city. Its location is also very convenient, only 8 km (5 miles) away from the wildly popular Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato, also known as the Mummy Museum, which is one of the fun things to do in Mexico.

“The hotel is very well kept, clean pool, clean room. Nice staff and the location is great if you want a good night sleep” - Monica, Booking.com

Hotel Quinta las Alondras

Address: Carretera Federal Guanajuato -Silao Km 1
Price: from 58 USD

Tour desk Private parking Private check-in/check-out Indoor play area Massage 24-hour front desk Babysitting/child services Internet services

7. Casa Catrinas (from USD 14)

Casa Catrinas is one of the best places to stay in Guanajuato if you are traveling in a large group. With two bedrooms and five total beds, this home can comfortably fit six guests. It is located in downtown Guanajuato, which makes it within walking distance of all the main attractions, and you can enjoy a view of the National Museum of Mexican Independence from the terrace. While the nightly rate is 40 USD, Casa Catrinas offers more enticing perks for an added cost. This can include a breakfast cook, or even a stringed quartet to play romantic Mexican music in the home. Ooh la la!

“Marisol and Jorge are amazing hosts. The house is beautiful inside out and also has its own private rooftop with a view! All the travel tips and suggestions made our stay at Guanajuato very enjoyable. Jorge even took the effort to buy us tickets to a special walking tour that we would’ve missed otherwise. I recommend this place as it is a fantastic location and the hosts are a delight to stay with.” - Aditya, Airbnb

Casa Catrinas/RELAX & ROMANCE/TERRAZA/Downtown
Guanajuato, Gto., Mexico
412 reviews
Entire house 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the mattresses and pillows in both rooms were super thin and unsupportive
i thought it was fairly clean as well
clean and comfortable for our family of 5
cute clean and spacious place
clean and great views
house was extremely clean and very well put together - only down fall is getting there and parking
the hosts were excellent
jorge was a great host
jorge was very helpful informative and attentive
host was kind and very attentive
beautiful home & great host
the location was perfection
excellent location everything was walking distance
the location was great
the location is amazing central located and close to everything
location location location walking distance to pretty much everything
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8. Nouvel Studio (from USD 29)

Getting a nice place doesn’t have to be expensive. Get a good location, good lighting, pleasant ambiance, and nice views all while being comfortable in the Nouvel Studio, a fully equipped loft apartment located in downtown Guanajuato. It is set in a very ideal area that is near Juarez Theater, shops, and popular restaurants. The apartment comes with a double bed and a sofa bed. You also have full access to its kitchen, TV, and WiFi. Bathroom and bedroom essentials will be supplied by your host.

Estudio NOUVEL
Guanajuato, Mexico
61 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
the studio was very clean and it smells really good
everything perfect clean and i am giving my best recommendations for this apartment
the apartment is very clean modern and included everything we needed for our 3 night stay
cedric and daniela are very sweet and accommodating hosts
nevertheless the location is super central
their airbnb is very well located just a 5 minute walk to the city center restaurants cafes markets
daniella was very friendly and attentive it’s a very short walk to most of the major sites
great hostoverall geat location super clean place would definily recomend it
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9. Calixto 18 apartment (from USD 23)

Another affordable yet nice stay in Guanajuato is this apartment located a few steps from the alleys of central downtown and in front of Plazuela de Los Ángeles. The unit can accommodate up to six persons with its two studio suites. However, you have the option to rent only one side, which is good for two guests. Each studio is equipped with a private bathroom, cable TV, ample kitchen space, and internet connection.

Calixto 18 Centro Histórico 2 Pax
Guanajuato, Mexico
204 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a fan in the bedroom helped keep things cool and the small courtyard was very pleasant
access to a small patio which lets some natural light into the apartment was my favourite feature
apartment has all the appliances including an excellent stove and microwave
wifi a bit hit and miss in private area due to thick walls but perfect in common location
but they provided a space heater that worked well- in addition the kitchen was well appointed
the dishes were clean
the bed was clean and adequately comfortable
it is clean and has a measure of charm that made for a pleasant abode
the space was clean and more spacious than i expected
the place is very clean and located impeccably
susana was very responsive to all my questions and check in went very smoothly
susana was also a very responsive host
susana and francisco were super helpful
susana is a very attentive host and her place was fantastic
susana and francisco were very accessible and helpful
excellent location close to plazuela los angeles
the location is amazing everything was so close by
great location near all the main spots
fantastic location but relatively quiet especially considering its very central location
perfect location for the historic centre
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10. San Roque Loft

If simplicity is your preferred style, the San Roque Loft will be ideal for you. This quaint little lofted studio is located above one of the street markets, making it an ideal walkable location for Guanajuato. The apartment has everything you need, with a modern, simplistic feel. Out of all five reviewers on Airbnb, not one guest has rated below 5 stars. Here is what Gordon, a previous guest has expressed about his positive experience at the San Roque Loft:

“Ideal place for a stay in Guanajuato. A charming little ensuite studio on one of the small alleyways above the market. Thanks Omar!” - Gordon, Airbnb

San Roque Loft

11. Modern Condo

If you prefer a more modern style, this condo will suit you perfectly. Located in downtown Guanajuato, the condo is within walking distance of popular attractions. Although it is a one bedroom unit, the lush king size bed and couch can accommodate up to four guests comfortably. Inside, you’ll find modern furnishings and updated appliances, especially in the kitchen. Don’t miss out on this luxurious home away from home!

“The apartment was super centrally located and very clean and modern! It has more kitchen appliances than I have in my house, just about, so would be great for a long stay for someone who likes to cook, or just wants to make their own coffee and eggs in the am like we do. Anisia was super responsive and helpful. She answered messages within a couple of minutes usually! The only warning I would give is the noise level in that part of town. If you want to stay central you’ll have to deal with the noise of the central area, i.e. church bells, street tour party, etc. Get some ear plugs and enjoy the comfort of the apartment and a great host. What a lovely town!” - Alaina, Airbnb

Modern Condo

12. Luxury studio close to downtown

During your trip to Guanajuato, book a stay at this luxurious studio that is perfect for couples or two friends traveling together. The fully furnished studio has a seating area, a queen-size bed, a cozy dining area, a modern bathroom, a well-equipped kitchen and beautiful artwork on the walls. A shaded, private terrace is available too. Guests also have access to a garden and barbecue area. The historic downtown of Guanajuato is just a 10-minute drive away from this property.

Luxury Studio 10 Minutes From The Center
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
160 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
all the channels on the tv and great wi-fi speeds
it was really nice to have a fully equipped kitchen for our 2 week stay
actually it’s my first time to write a review for airbnb but ashley’s apartment is amazing
i was particularly grateful for all the kitchen utensils and appliances
the place was really clean and comfortable
very very clean bathroom with really nice touches
this studio is clean quiet and secure
the space is beautiful clean and modern
very clean stylish great host and great amenities
ashley and gabriela are really kind
"super host" is definitely well deserved
ashley our host was wonderful he left great local tips
ashley was a wonderful host and great to talk with about the area
ashley has a beautiful airbnb friendly place
very convenient location and easy to navigate
the gated golf course community location is the safest area in the san miguel de allende area
a great place in a great neighborhood ; a pleasant alternative to the bustle of centro
very quiet and beautiful location great to come back to after a day in the city centre
we enjoyed tranquility easy access to town by taxi bus or walking and peace and quiet
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13. Secret Garden

Calling all nature-lovers; this one is for you. The Secret Garden is located in the historic downtown of Guanajuato, which is one of the top UNESCO sites in Mexico. This vacation rental is an ideal place for those of you seeking peace and serenity. As you can tell by the name, this rental has a beautiful garden entrance and plenty of outdoor space for you to enjoy. Inside, you’ll find a one bedroom apartment that is small, but perfect for up to two people. The outdoor sitting areas offer barbecue grills and patio furniture to sit back and enjoy.

“The place was very comfortable and cozy. Beth was very friendly and helpful and she went above and beyond during our stay. She was also very communicative and understanding, and really made us feel welcome! Overall, we loved how cozy the room was, and we enjoyed waking up to the garden every morning.” - Dharmesh, Airbnb

The Secret Garden (private studio/centro)素晴らしい場所
Guanajuato, Mexico
152 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
note that the room is truly tiny and a bit cave- like (damp dark)
it's a very tiny but cozy place it has all the necessary things for you to be comfortable
the room and private bath are indeed cozy but very nice
our stay with beth was "wonderful"and super comfortable i felt very welcomed
the place was very comfortable and cozy
it was very clean and well decorated
the room is clean and very quiet
the house is very cozy and clean
beth's "secret garden" was a clean secure and convenient place for a solo traveler to sleep
plus side though it was clean and cheap
she was a very attentive and helpful host
beth was a great host
and a caring host
fortunately beth's friend was kind enough to rescue us and share us his parking spot
a kind friendly and considerate host
the location is great
the location is pretty perfect
the location is just a short walk to the town center making everything easily accessible
the location was perfect walking distance to most tourist attractions with plenty of bars/restaurants near by
it's located in the middle of everything but quiet and beautiful
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You'll feel like a local

With all there is to see and do in the beautiful city/state of Guanajuato, finding accommodation should be the least of your worries. If you’re planning a trip here soon and wondering where to stay in Guanajuato, Mexico, book your stay at one of these Airbnbs or hotels. With downtown locations like these, you’ll be feeling like a local in no time!

Frequently asked questions about where to stay in Guanajuato, Mexico

1. Which are the best Airbnbs in Guanajuato?

Many amazing Airbnbs are located in Guanajuato. For the best options, take your pick from the following Airbnbs: i) Mirador rooftop studio ii) Casa Catrinas iii) Secret Garden iv) luxury studio close to downtown.

2. Which are the best places to stay in Guanajuato for families?

Several places in Guanajuato are suitable for families. The best places to stay for those traveling with children are: i) Buena Vida apartment ii) Casa Catrinas iii) Hotel Quinta las Alondras.

3. Which is the best downtown hotel in Guanajuato?

Many amazing hotels are located in downtown Guanajuato. The best option for those looking for a downtown hotel in Guanajuato is Hotel Luna situated in La Paz Square.

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