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!
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
Top guest reviewsthe view from the apartment and its private patio are amazinggreat apartment with a great view of the citymindie’s apartment was amazing and the views from the window and the rooftop were spectacularour entire stay was extremely comfortable and the view of course is even more incredible than we imaginedwe were comfortable throughout the week with the ceiling fan and open screened windowsclean and stylish spacethe apartment was so clean we felt like we were staying in a hotelthe place is very tastefully decorated and everything was super clean check in was super easythe view from this place is to die for very clean and comfortable and wonderfully decoratedour stay at mindie's place was fantastic the apartment was beautiful larger than expected and very clean
Host:the place is great and host is wonderful and communicativethat being said the recommendations provided were very helpful and her restaurant choices were deliciousmindie was lovely and very helpfulmindie is a very gracious and experienced host who is very attentive and responsivemindie is a super hostRead more reviewsit's close to the central city and all the attractionsa great central location to explore all areas of guanajuatoexcellent location and within 5-10 minutes of almost everything you’ll want to see in gtomindie's studio was so fun to be in and close to everythingwe really enjoyed our stay at this location and definitely look forward to returning again
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.
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 CasitaGuanajuato, Mexico
Top guest reviewswifi worked great hot showernice apartment with great view and locaionthe apartment is just like the photos very spacious and you even have a private patio/gardenthe apartment has a small beautiful garden with an orange tree and we had often our breakfast therethe apartment has a nice outdoor patio area where we ate outsidevery clean and comfortable apartmentquiet clean and very privatethe apartment is very nice decorated and clean with a own terracethe apartment is fully equipped very clean spacious and charmingnice clean cheery private bathroom does require a step outside across the landing
Host:the hosts are friendly and helpfulour hosts where wonderful about taking care of thingsand the hosts are gracious and hospitablemike and sam were extremely helpfulshe is very knowledgeable and helpful with occasional textsRead more reviewsgreat location to everything centralgreat location very comfortablegood location in dowtown guanajuatoa beautiful home in the best location (just a few minutes walking from the teatro juarez)it truly is close to central guanajuato
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
CASA BALCONES / GUANAJUATO CENTROGuanajuato, Mexico
Top guest reviewsstylish room and great views from the balconyour stay would have been perfect if the wifi was workingbeds were comfortable and view was nicevery cozy and beautiful viewsweet 2 bedroom apt with great viewsvery clean and everything we neededthis house was clean and comfortablei would stay here again comfortable rooms and bathrooms everything clean and quite attractiveit was very clean and the communication with the owner was really goodsalvador's place is large and clean just like the picture shows
Host:the host was flexible to our schedules which we highly appreciatednice lodging and great feedback from hostsalvador was very attentive and a great hosthost good w communicationsalvator was a great host that he responded quickly and ordered a taxi for us to the airportRead more reviewsgreat location 5-10 min uphill walk from the universitynice location typical guanajuato neighborhood and city center within walking distancethe location is extremely good: safe and close to the downtowngreat house in a great location close to everythingthe location was also wonderful
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 GuanajuatoGuanajuato, Mexico
Top guest reviewsspectacular view from the patio and apt of the mountains and brightly colored houses belowthe view from the apartment and terrace were outstandingalso you have a nice view and a cozy placevery nice apartment and the terrasse view is gorgeousthe mattresses were comfortable and the linens were great qualityit is well maintained and cleanplace is sparkling cleannice clean a great condo type stay a nice walk to centro take a 3 usd taxi backthe accommodations are adequate and cleanits a great place to stay very clean and the hosts are really friendly
Host:the hosts are super lovelythe hosts were welcoming and accommodatingbarbarin and erica are wonderful hoststhey were incredibly helpful and thoughtfulbarbarin and erika responded immediately to any requests and were always helpfulRead more reviewsit’s not close to downtown guanajuato but walking distance feels like a breezeit’s in a safe and remote locationa very comfortable well-equipped apartment in a spectacular locationthe place itself was a nice walk to center and an easy access from the bjx airportthe place is great not too far from the center
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
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/DowntownGuanajuato, Gto., Mexico
Top guest reviewsthe mattresses and pillows in both rooms were super thin and unsupportivei thought it was fairly clean as wellclean and comfortable for our family of 5cute clean and spacious placeclean and great viewshouse was extremely clean and very well put together - only down fall is getting there and parking
Host:the hosts were excellentjorge was a great hostjorge was very helpful informative and attentivehost was kind and very attentivebeautiful home & great hostRead more reviewsthe location was perfectionexcellent location everything was walking distancethe location was greatthe location is amazing central located and close to everythinglocation location location walking distance to pretty much everything
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 NOUVELGuanajuato, Mexico
Top guest reviewsthe studio was very clean and it smells really goodeverything perfect clean and i am giving my best recommendations for this apartmentthe apartment is very clean modern and included everything we needed for our 3 night stay
Host:cedric and daniela are very sweet and accommodating hostsRead more reviewsnevertheless the location is super centraltheir airbnb is very well located just a 5 minute walk to the city center restaurants cafes marketsdaniella was very friendly and attentive it’s a very short walk to most of the major sitesgreat hostoverall geat location super clean place would definily recomend it
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 PaxGuanajuato, Mexico
Top guest reviewsa fan in the bedroom helped keep things cool and the small courtyard was very pleasantaccess to a small patio which lets some natural light into the apartment was my favourite featureapartment has all the appliances including an excellent stove and microwavewifi a bit hit and miss in private area due to thick walls but perfect in common locationbut they provided a space heater that worked well- in addition the kitchen was well appointedthe dishes were cleanthe bed was clean and adequately comfortableit is clean and has a measure of charm that made for a pleasant abodethe space was clean and more spacious than i expectedthe place is very clean and located impeccably
Host:susana was very responsive to all my questions and check in went very smoothlysusana was also a very responsive hostsusana and francisco were super helpfulsusana is a very attentive host and her place was fantasticsusana and francisco were very accessible and helpfulRead more reviewsexcellent location close to plazuela los angelesthe location is amazing everything was so close bygreat location near all the main spotsfantastic location but relatively quiet especially considering its very central locationperfect location for the historic centre
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
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
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 CenterSan Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
Top guest reviewsall the channels on the tv and great wi-fi speedsit was really nice to have a fully equipped kitchen for our 2 week stayactually it’s my first time to write a review for airbnb but ashley’s apartment is amazingi was particularly grateful for all the kitchen utensils and appliancesthe place was really clean and comfortablevery very clean bathroom with really nice touchesthis studio is clean quiet and securethe space is beautiful clean and modernvery clean stylish great host and great amenities
Host:ashley and gabriela are really kind"super host" is definitely well deservedashley our host was wonderful he left great local tipsashley was a wonderful host and great to talk with about the areaashley has a beautiful airbnb friendly placeRead more reviewsvery convenient location and easy to navigatethe gated golf course community location is the safest area in the san miguel de allende areaa great place in a great neighborhood ; a pleasant alternative to the bustle of centrovery quiet and beautiful location great to come back to after a day in the city centrewe enjoyed tranquility easy access to town by taxi bus or walking and peace and quiet
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
Top guest reviewsnote 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 comfortablethe room and private bath are indeed cozy but very niceour stay with beth was "wonderful"and super comfortable i felt very welcomedthe place was very comfortable and cozyit was very clean and well decoratedthe room is clean and very quietthe house is very cozy and cleanbeth's "secret garden" was a clean secure and convenient place for a solo traveler to sleepplus side though it was clean and cheap
Host:she was a very attentive and helpful hostbeth was a great hostand a caring hostfortunately beth's friend was kind enough to rescue us and share us his parking spota kind friendly and considerate hostRead more reviewsthe location is greatthe location is pretty perfectthe location is just a short walk to the town center making everything easily accessiblethe location was perfect walking distance to most tourist attractions with plenty of bars/restaurants near byit's located in the middle of everything but quiet and beautiful
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?
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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