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Alhondiga 41-a, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
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Socavon
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Ranked #15 of 59 Hotels in Guanajuato
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok if you are on a budget, rooms are basic, beds are very hard and rooms are very noisy, breakfast is adequate, staff is quite helpful, a little far from the center . Basically a very simple hotel nothing less and nothing more.

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I like staying at quaint little places in small towns in Mexico. The Socavon certainly did not disappoint. The hotel is some kind of old mine and has a ton (literally?) of bricks in the lobby, and rooms. Very old and charming. Of course if you are looking for a modern place look elsewhere. The plumbing fixtures are quite dated... More 

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Statesville, NC
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46 hotel reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

This was my second stay in the hotel, and again, it didn't disappoint. I stayed here with a youth group this time. The rooms were adequate, and the water was hot and with reasonable pressure (we stayed on the second floor, which may have helped that.). The gentlemen at the front desk were always cordial, and the waiter in the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Clean no frills accomodation. Nice inner courtyard. Rooms are dated but have some charm. Included breakfast is good. Try to get a top floor room as noise from guests above can be easily heard. Good front desk service.

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peachland, bc
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The Socavon hotel is in a great location, within walking distance, perhaps 15 minutes, of centro. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. We had a room with two double beds, facing a nice courtyard filled with lots of plants. Very nice pillows! From the outside it doesn't look especially welcoming, but once inside, it's nice. The rooms tend to be... More 

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Bronxville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

This stay was a great value near the museum/landmark of Alhondigas de la Granitas, the site of the first major victory of the Insurgentes under Hidalgo (and where his head later hung for over a decade). My only complaints were that the room was warm/no ventilation even though the ceiling fan was going---I had to leave the windows open but... More 

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Whitehorse, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

This hotel doesn't look like much from the street, but once you get inside it's much better. The rooms are basic, but clean. The first night of our stay, we were in a room facing the street. There was alot of street noise and the internet didn't work from it. We asked to move to a quieter room for our... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Four hours away from Mexico City Guanajuato is easily one of Mexico's most beautiful towns with a great nightlife. The hotel boasts a very beautiful although unused courtyard. The rooms are nice, clean, simple and spacious enough. The hotel is cheap and you get a lot of value for your money. Although you can choose between many breakfast options food... More 

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Leon, Mexico
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

The Socavon is definitely not a four of five star hotel. However, if you're looking for a good inexpensive hotel in Guanajuato, this is a great option. The place is clean. It has charm. It had a good internet connection (I was able to use video skype with no problems). A full breakfast was included. I'd definitely stay here again.... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

Rooms are simple and clean. Beautiful little interior courtyard with mining equipment depicting Guanajuato's roots as a silver mine city. All the rooms look out onto this. We had 3rd floor room in the corner that was decorated with self portraits of artist Frida Kahlo. Looked out over courtyard and you could hear the doves roosting in the eaves. No... More 

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Address: Alhondiga 41-a, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Guanajuato > Guanajuato
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 40
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