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“Cute, Clean, Rooms Vary in Quality” 4 of 5 stars
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Av. Revolucion no. 8, Xalapa 91000, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #7 of 19 Xalapa B&B and Inns
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“Cute, Clean, Rooms Vary in Quality”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2011

My spouse and I visited Xalapa and fell in love with the place. As a result, we spent nearly one month at Hotel Limon, so I figure we have a good impression over time!

The hotel is very clean, and the cleaning ladies clean the rooms thoroughly every day. The inner courtyard is very cute, with pretty blue tiles. As the other reviewer pointed out, the single rooms tend to be small and stuffy, and feel a bit grotty, especially in contrast with the airy courtyard. However, we stayed in a room with two beds, at the back of the hotel, and this one was airy, with a big bathroom and a window. I definitely recommend checking multiple rooms.

The staff was quiet, but helpful whenever we asked them. They were kind and accommodating. There's someone at reception and they lock the gate after 11 PM (they open it for you, of course) so the place felt very safe. Our room at the back overlooked the parking lot, and music from the shopping street was loud and distracting during daytime (9 AM to 9 PM approx.) The parking costs 50P per day, and is NOT adjacent to the hotel. Rather, you have to go around to the other street.

Though they don't advertise it, the cleaning staff can wash your clothes for you. It's cheaper than lavanderias that charge 30P for a full batch of clothes.

Hotel Limon is very conveniently located just one block north of the cathedral and the zocalo (Parque Juarez.) Although be warned, you have to climb a pretty steep hill to get to the hotel. (The whole of Xalapa is like this, so you'd better get used to it!) Everything is within walking distance in the center of Xalapa, so you can easily reach excellent cafés, bars, restaurants and parks from Hotel Limon.

About Xalapa: in my humble opinion, it's perhaps one of the best cities in Mexico. There's GREAT coffee, and a seemingly endless supply of excellent restaurants offering economical comida corridas in the afternoon. There's beautiful parks (Paseo de los Lagos to the south, Macuiltepetl further north) and the place is filled with beautiful architecture.

Only downside for me was the lack of wifi anywhere in the hotel.

Also, if you're thinking of visiting Xalapa in the winter (end of December to mid-February), be warned that cold fronts turn the otherwise pleasant weather into bouts of wet, cold misery.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2010

The Limon (usually translated in Mexico as lime and not lemon) was our first choice of hotels to look at, partly because it was very affordable and partly because it was very central. We found it listed in two well known guidebooks but not on Tripadvisor. It was easy to find- up a short hill half a block behind the cathedral and just off the main drag, Enriquez, and a block or two from the main government buildings and main park in Xalapa.
The Limon was old. It was founded in 1894 but was well scrubbed and clean looking. The interior was full of colored tile and glass and was the nicest thing about the hotel. The room, however, was as plain as the interior was charming although we sort of lucked into getting one of the few rooms with a balcony on the inner courtyard. The room was small and very simple but also very clean. It did come with an old TV and the bathroom was immaculate with plenty of hot water. It was also very affordable. We paid only 215 pesos for the two of us (less than $20) and if we had asked for a larger room with two double beds it would have been 240 pesos or right around $20. I suspect the hotel was cheap because it was old and the rooms were simple. But we loved the hotel's interior decor and the clean room.
The Limon is right downtown and close to shops and restaurants. It was also close to the bus stop to the famous Anthropological Museum which was maybe four KMs away. Xalapa is a neat town that sits on some hills. It is the capitol city of Veracruz state which gives it some importance.
We recommend the Limon if you are looking for an inexpensive place to stay with no luxury. The room is very basic although the bathroom was quite adequate. The hotel too is quite charming if you take a close look at the tiles and colored glass. The desk staff was not especially friendly but all we did was drop off our key when we left and ask for it when we returned.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Av. Revolucion no. 8, Xalapa 91000, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Veracruz > Xalapa
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Ranked #7 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Xalapa
Number of rooms: 46

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