We stayed here for a week during Day of the Dead celebrations this year - and enjoyed our stay immensely. This was probably our sixth or seventh stay at the Parador over the last ten years, and we have enjoyed each one. The historic center of Oaxaca is now filled with boutique hotels, many of which are beautifully decorated, but that have very impractical rooms. We have stayed at a few where all the furniture was wrought iron--not good to sit on for more than a few minutes. At the Parador, on the other hand, the decoration is quite plain, but the suites are spacious. In the livingroon there is a sofa that can seat three, plus one or two comfortable chairs. The kitchen has a table seating four; bedrooms are large with two queen beds. The parador is on Macedonia Alcala, the pedestrian walkway, just a 10-15 minute walk from the zocalo; a terrific location close to the action, but not right in the middle of the noise. The staff is very friendly, especially if you make overtures to chat with them. And the parador is one of the few hotels in central Oaxaca with a pool. Granted, it's pretty small, but it's well-maintained and is nice to cool off in after a hot afternoon's outing to Monte Alban or a village. And the cost? Currently around $60/night, including taxes. It is a great bargain. We will definitely stay there again on our next visit to Oaxaca.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Parador Santo Domingo de Guzman has 18 suites, roomy and nicely decorated in the Mexican style. The Suites have 2 queen size beds, private bathrooms, living rooms, dining room and kitchen with all the necesities. Security boxes as well as internet connection in each room and wireless (wi-fi) all over, swiming pool with a protected shallow side for kids and resting areas along the pool, private parking, and restaurant are part of our facilities, as well as the best personalized service. All of this with an affordable price. Major credit cards accepted. ... more less