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Parador San Miguel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Av Independencia 503, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #13 of 112 hotels in Oaxaca
Vancouver Island Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“One of the Best!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

The PSM is a terrific little property in a fabulous location (less than half a block from the Zocalo). Spotlessly clean, attractively furnished, wonderful staff and a truly Colonial atmosphere make this gem of a hotel one of the best in every respect. I have stayed in this hotel on previous visits to Oaxaca and would not hesitate to return.

Room Tip: Rooms toward the back of the building will be quieter - away from the street and restaurant.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Lunenburg, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Excellent front desk service. Parking is extra and several blocks away. This hotel is on the main street entering Oaxaca, only two blocks from the Zocalo. We chose a room at the rear as we wanted to avoid the street noise. The rooms are nicely decorated but the hotel is noisy and the rooms which face into the courtyard have glass windows in the doors. I jerry rigged a bath towel over the door to provide a degree of darkness.

The rooms could do with a desk and chair for writing and computer use. The wasn't an alarm clock in our room. Good shower.... no bath. Average overall impression. Good restaurant.

Room Tip: Select a room at the back if you are a light sleeper.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for just under a week and on the last night had to move rooms, into suite for one night so experienced 2 rooms. ( we knew this may happen beforehand so no problem).

The rooms are large and spacious. The beds are WIDE and comfortable. Everything was very clean and the chamber maids arranged a towel into animal shapes every evening - very time consuming. Shower was hot and good pressure - so all happy.

I found the decor to be a little dated - there was freshness missing from them. The rooms we stayed in were also rather dark, the suite being worse, Furthermore, with the suite the bathroom window faced the opp. rooms bathroom window and we could hear every belch n burp from there. The Headboard was against the restaurant kitchen, and every time they were washing up it was a cacophony and we had to actually complain about the noise at about 10pm on the last night. Not being a morning person, it was a little noisy first thing in restaurant with singer and guitar and outside traffic, and birds tweeting and guests chatting etc. so I'd loose the singing first thing in the morning.

The staff are super friendly though, especially the female manager. She was super super great. The other staff didn't seem to stop cleaning either, the bird cages and corridors etc. Very hardworking.
The restaurant was good - things did get quiet at about 10pm in the main areas. Location was ok - being on a busy street but at least central.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Spent nine nights at this lovely and charming hotel at the end of October. I'm so glad that it was highly recommended to me and I'm happy to report that it lived up to my expectations and more! Traveled solo - I don't speak Spanish and I found it extremely cozy and friendly. The staff is terrific - very helpful and accommodating. They really strive to offer first class service in a delighful, but unpretentious environment. They even have bubble wrap at the ready that they gladly offered up as I was packing the fragile goodies I purchased during my travels. I adored hearing the beautiful chirping birds in the morning and sitting in the lovely courtyard. Room was large and comfy - I was on the ground floor -the first room. Flat screen TV with sooo many channels - not that I was there to watch TV, but I appreciated the many options in English. While they don't yet have CNN International, I'm told they are planning to add it to their package. As mentioned in other reviews, the towels shaped into adorable animals by the talented housekeeping staff were a daily delight - as were the flowers and chocolates placed in my room. It's perfectly located - just two blocks from the Zocola and a few blocks from the Soledad church. Muchas gracias to Jorge, Uriel, Mayra, Mariana, Judith, and all the wonderful staff who made my stay so special. Big thumbs up for Parador San Miguel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Canberra
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I chose this hotel because of the great reviews on Trip Advisor, and was not disappointed.
Great location, spotlesslly clean, lots of hot water and extremely helpful staff. I speak no Spanish, but this was not a problem at all.
It is a small hotel, but this only adds to its charm. The courtyard is delightful (although I ewish they didn't have caged birds). My room was the smallest of the lot, but I certainly found it large enough for my needs. Love the towels folded into different animal shapes every day.
Only two drawbacks: 1) the restaurant is overpriced and the food unexceptional, and 2) the recommended tour company was dismal. I tool 4 of these tours and only 1 (to Monte Alban) was worth the price. You are far better off hiring a taxi for a day than going on these cattle trips. Food from the street stalls 2 blocks away is a far better bet for eating.
I spent 5 nights here and found it just wasn't enough time to see and do everything I wanted. Recommend you spend at least a week; preferably two!

Room Tip: Ask for a ground floor room if you have a problem climbing stairs.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chapala, Mexico
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

I have stayed in this spotlessly clean, efficient, small boutique hotel twice this year, both times for 3 nights with a tour of seniors, which can be challenging to any hotel. There is not much that they don't think of in terms of your comfort. Check in for our group of 30, from curb to room was accomplished in about 10 minutes. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The maid looked like she could also have worked in the reception area. Considering the location,\on a busy street, the the rooms are very quiet. Good food and service in the convenient restaurant at reasonable prices.This is a place that has taken any small negative and turned it into a positive. Everything from the sheets and pillows to the soap and decor are quality. Normally, I consider a hotel just a place to sleep and price is a big consideration. As long as it's clean, I'm okay without a lot of frills. This lovely place is the exception.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Telluride, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

I own a tour company and have brought two groups to Parador San Miguel. I wouldn't consider staying anywhere else in Oaxaca City. The staff goes above and beyond to make our stays outstanding. They are efficient, professional and accommodating. The rooms are lovely and the courtyard, with its plants and singing birds, is an oasis in the city. The rooftop deck is a wonderful place to enjoy a glass of wine with the city at your feet. The restaurant is charming and the food is delicious. Located almost on the zocalo, it is the perfect location to walk to all the sights of Oaxaca City. I highly recommend this charming hotel to anyone visiting Oaxaca City.

Room Tip: The suites are especially lovely and roomy.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Av Independencia 503, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Oaxaca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Oaxaca
#9 Romantic Hotel in Oaxaca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Parador San Miguel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With a privileged location, 20 minutes from the airport. In the historical downtown area, only a half block from the Central Alameda. The beautiful colonial-style building has three floors with 23 rooms, including four suites.Located on one of the main avenues in the city, the facade had a grand entry door of carved cedar, opening to a lovely porch with a statue of St. Michael the Archangel.A wrought iron gate opens to the hotel vestibule, where walls of ochre, terra-cotta, beige and cream combine with dark green ironwork and green granite columns to provide a dramatic backdrop for the brilliant bougainvillea and geraniums that thrive in the home's central patio. From here you can catch a hint of the spellbinding flavors of our Oaxacan kitchen. In "La Cocina" you can choose a magical dish to your specifications.Small gardens lead to the first level rooms. A majestic green granite stairway crowned with glorious stained glass leads to the second and third levels. On the second level terrace, you could relax or sunbathe accompanied by canaries in a kaleidoscope of multicolored flowers. ... more   less 
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