Where To Stay In San Cristobal De Las Casas, Mexico - Updated 2021

where to stay in san cristobal de las casas mexico

San Cristobal de las Casas is located in Chiapas, in the central highlands region of Mexico. The terrain here is made up of crumbling mountains, and the city itself is found in a valley, surrounded by these hills. In the areas surrounding the Spanish colonial city of San Cristobal de las Casas, dozens of indigenous villages are inhabited by the Tzotzil and Tzeltal peoples. Thus, the region is a unique location, where the old world lives alongside the modernities of contemporary culture and tourism. The city is also known as a popular location for supporters of the Zapatista rebels, lending itself to an infrastructure built upon the cohabitation of the area by artists, progressives, and foreign guests alike. In 2003, the city was declared to be one of the most magical locations in all of Mexico, officially dubbed a “pueblo magico”, or a magic village.

Read on to learn about the best hotels and vacation rentals to stay at in San Cristobal De Las Casas!

1. Hotel Casa Lum (from USD 106)

With its modern amenities and decor, The Hotel Casa Lum embodies the new world meets old world energy of San Cristobal de las Casas. Every room in the hotel features a flat screen television with cable, a sofa, a bathtub and a shower. There is free WiFi and internet access throughout the hotel, as well as 24-hour service at the front desk. The garden and terrace provide guests with a beautiful place to relax and enjoy their vacation time. All of the popular tourist sites are in close proximity to the hotel, such as the cathedral, central plaza, and the Del Carmen Arch. Parking and luggage storage is free for all guests.

Casa Lum

Address: Real de Guadalupe #30, Centro

Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies Sun terrace Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Physical distancing in dining areas Security alarm Laundry Free parking Luggage storage

2. Hotel Diego de Mazariegos (from USD 44)

In keeping with the colonial architecture and design of the city, Hotel Diego de Mazariegos maintains Spanish charm with all the modern amenities. Each room comes with television, free WiFi and classic-style furniture. This 18th-century structure comes complete with beautiful courtyards and plant life, a common characteristic of homes in this incredible city. Also in the hotel are two restaurants and a sports bar, but the property is a short walk from the center of town, where there is a wide array of cafes, bars, and dining experiences to choose from.

Hotel Diego de Mazariegos

Address: Maria Adelina Flores 2, Centro

Physical distancing in dining areas Free WiFi Library Shuttle service (additional charge) Breakfast in the room Nightclub/DJ Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Meeting/banquet facilities

3. La Casa de los Cactus (from USD 144)

Appropriately named after its beautiful garden that brims with cacti and plant life, La Casa de los Cactus is full of Mexican charm. Each room is bright and full of natural sunlight and the carefully planned, colorful decor is pleasing to the eye. The living area is decorated in a refreshing, relaxing Mediterranean style. Set in the oldest and most popular part of the city, the house is minutes away from the town center, where all of the tourist hot spots and famed markets can be found.

Nature and Peacefull in LA CASA DE LOS CACTUS
San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chis., MX
4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

4. The Veinte Soles Apartment (from USD 30)

This fully furnished, pet-friendly vacation stay rests on a private gated property, in very close proximity to the city center. Because of its location, the apartment feels secluded enough for a getaway, without giving up the convenience of being in town. It comes complete with all the modern amenities necessary, such as a gas stove, a microwave, and a coffee maker. The bedroom includes an ensuite bathroom, and there is also a communal garden with a shared balcony.

Live like a local in San Cris! Pets welcome!
Apartment 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

5. La Bamba Guesthouse (from 150 USD)

At La Bamba guest house, visitors can stay in a totally private cottage in the city. It is peaceful and quiet and offers a secluded place for absolute relaxation, while still being only a few blocks away from the city center. The views from the rooftop terrace reach all the way to the surrounding mountains, making it a great place for contemplation or meditation. The location has an intimate feel to it, much like a bed and breakfast, complete with a garden and outdoor fireplace. Read from the large selection of books in the sitting room or lounge in the day bed or Spanish style chairs. Guests will find the bedroom to be incredibly cozy, with a large fireplace and windows that look out onto the garden. The kitchen comes fully equipped and the bathroom is private.

La Bamba Guesthouse

Price: from 150 USD

Number of Guests: 2

6. La Casita (from USD 52)

This lovely little AirBnb is a small adobe house located in El Cerillo, the oldest barrio in the city. It comes complete with a king-size bed, fluffy and brilliant down comforters, wood flooring in the bedroom, and a fully functional kitchen. Other amenities include a fireplace, additional gas heating for colder nights, a beautiful garden space, and a washer and dryer. The space is warm in tone and decor, inherently relaxing and welcoming. The private patio and shared garden provide excellent views of the city.

La Casita
San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico
69 reviews
Entire house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lots of natural light hot water wifi and an amazing smell of flowers coming from the stunning garden
equally beautiful cozy and spacious with a well equipped kitchen nice patio and fantastic fireplace highly recommended
i highly recommend helga’s apartment early mornings and evenings in this garden are magical you will feel restored
a terrific vacation and an apartment that was simplicity at its best
it’s also very comfortable with a well-stocked kitchen spacious layout nice bedding and awesome fireplace
bright and clean and comfortable
spotlessly clean absolutely beautiful home
helga is a great host
the hosts are thoughtful and attentive to all your needs with an incredibly quick response time
helga is a wonderful host and we had a wonderful week staying at la casita
helga was so friendly and helpful and her place is amazing
helga is super-responsive and checked in with me several times to make sure everything was fine
ideal location perfect
the location is perfect
the location is perfect
the house is so special with its great architecture interesting history beautiful gardens and ideal location
very private clean and walking distance to centro
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7. Beautiful house in El Barrio Cerillo (from 104 USD)

This beautiful home can be found in the popular barrio of El Cerillo. From here it’s just a five-minute walk to the market, plaza, and all the walking streets in town. Newly renovated, the home is full of natural light and includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large brick fireplace, and a pot-bellied stove in the spacious kitchen. Enjoy views of the city’s rooftops, surrounded by the majestic mountain terrain.

Lovely San Cristobal Casa

Price: from 104 USD

Number of Guests: 4

8. Historic 2 Bedroom house

Located in the heart of historic downtown San Cristobal de las Casas is this colorful, fully renovated home. It is stacked with modern conveniences, including a fully equipped kitchen, a fireplace, and gas heating. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom, and the second bedroom is a comfortable loft. The grounds are quiet and peaceful, with a lovely garden.

Lovely, fully renovated 2 BR house, downtown area
San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico
61 reviews
Entire cabin 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
kitchen and bathroom are both well-equipped (above average) and the entire place is spacious and over all lovely
casa loly is amazing incredibly comfortable 15 minute walk from the plaza/zócalo 31 de marzo warm strong wifi
the master bedroom is spacious has a comfortable bed and many cupboards for clothes and extra linens
it was very clean and convenient to town
the whole place is bright and meticulously clean
such a lovely home really beautiful cosy and clean the location is also great
awesome service from owners
pilar is a perfect host she was very helpful in providing any advice or assistance we requested
in addition to that pilar was just the greatest host
pilar is a wonderful friendly host
the host was easy to communicate with and quite accommodating with check in and check out
we found the location great - just 2 blocks from the main street to downtown
great place with real character and a lovely city to stay in
this is a beautiful peaceful and clean place in easy walking distance from the town centre
it is located within walking distance to the main part of san cristóbal but still quiet and peaceful
it's a perfect place for a long term stay in san cris
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Color therapy

Every single one of these beautiful rentals in the Mexican city of San Cristobal de las Casas vibrates with color and energy. They encapsulate the city’s tone - a place that is of historic and cultural richness, with a freedom of spirit known to artists and rebels. Beauty is all encompassing here, and no matter where you choose to stay, it will follow you.

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