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Abasolo 313, Colonia Centro, Oaxaca 68000 Mexico
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#26 of 154 in Oaxaca
Hotel Azul is a unique boutique hotel in the city of Oaxaca. Modern in its structure and design, it preserves the warmth of Oaxaca by providing an atmosphere created in detail by local artisans. What that makes Hotel Azul unique is the close connection it has with art, culture, design and gastronomy of the city, allowing guests an unmatched experience within the property. The suites have been intervened entirely by 4 of the most renowned artists of Oaxaca: Francisco Toledo, Ruben Leyva, Jose Villalobos, Luis Zárate and the collective Fríjol Parado. The interior design is by Héctor Esrawe, one of the nation's leading designers. The graphic design by the young creative company Sociedad Anónima. The building was conditioned by Tres Manos Arquitectura firm, led by Architect Farid Cruz López. Also captivating, is its cuisine which entails unique recipes with pre-Hispanic elements and personalized service that will make you feel at home. Art, comfort, cuisine: the Azul Experience.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Rooftop bar
Car hire
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German
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ezmall wrote a review May 11
11 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed for one night last week, but had a complete tour of the property and learned that all of the suites have been designed by local artists. As a result each suite is totally unique, with every detail attended to. The hotel's walls are 3' thick, so the rooms are completely quiet and peaceful. The location is excellent, just a few blocks walk to the Zocalo which is full of life and high energy. We loved the experience and will be back as soon as our travels will allow us to return!
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Date of stay: May 2022
Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Delightfully surprising, serene, spotless, service was outstanding. Staff could not have been nicer
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Capybara11 wrote a review Feb 2020
Toronto, Canada62 contributions44 helpful votes
Love the location of this boutique hotel - easy to visit places by foot from this location. The area feels very safe. The staff are friendly, starting with the woman at reception. We received a warm greeting and were brought up to our second floor room. The room was a good size for two people. Our room had two queens. The wardrobe had ample space, with a safe. It is a little dark in the room when the window is shuttered, but I love that we can open the shutter AND the glass. Being on the second floor, we had a beautiful view of the flowering tree. The bed was comfortable and the sheets were clean. I do wish that they provided a second chair in the room. My only negative remark would be that it took a long time (3.5 - 5 minutes) for the water to run hot in the shower. On the first night, we took cold showers, thinking that there was no hot water. The second night, we decided to crank the water to hot and let it run and that "fixed" our cold water situation. I think it's simply because of the location of our room (#13) in relation to the water heater. In terms of water wastage, not the best, but we were happy to have hot showers again. I would say that most of the staff did not speak English, and our Spanish is extremely limited, however, we got by fine. The staff at breakfast were very kind. Although we did not take full advantage of the free breakfast, we would always have a cup of coffee and a plate of fruit. We did have a full breakfast on our final morning, and overall, everything is fresh and delicious. It's easy to miss the little shop in the hotel, but it has some beautiful jewelry and crafts - worth a look. If you are light sleeper, you'll probably want to sleep with the shutters firmly closed. The church bells do start chiming at 6:30 am and the morning chorus starts around the same time (end of January). I got used to waking at this hour, so it didn't bother me. I'd say only the fireworks going off at 6:30 am in the city was the only sound I didn't love in the morning (like canons being shot). But that only happened on one morning. I'd definitely stay at Hotel Azul again.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Room 13 is at the end of the hall, so it's pretty quiet, but it takes a while for the water...
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Drewskie wrote a review Oct 2019
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico33 contributions22 helpful votes
This hotel is great. Awesome location, service is impeccable. It is older and sound echos, however, what it lacks from a being a legit 5 star property, it makes up with the staff. The food at the restaurant is great. Good coffee, amazing Oaxacan hot chocolate! Free breakfast, always a plus!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled
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TiburonMako wrote a review Oct 2019
Miami, Florida15 contributions7 helpful votes
I'm a seasoned traveler and my husband has worked in hospitality for over 20 years, and never in our lives we have been treated with so little respect (and in my own country... what a shame!). This was beyond outrageous and close to unbelievable! We went to bed at 9:30pm and at 11:40pm we started hearing huge noises outside in the common area... they were tossing a HUGE pile of gravel in the patio in the middle of the hotel. We complained about them waking us up, and asked them to stop. They stopped, we went back to bed, and 20 mins after at 12am (midnight) they wake us up AGAIN by calling over the phone to our room, telling us that they will continue the construction, and that they can get us another hotel if we are not ok not to sleep with the HUGE noise... Of course we were not ok since there was NO WAY to sleep with having 6 workers tossing gravel around. We had to pack at 12:15am and we left the hotel, never to come back and wanting to share this terrible experience so nobody has to live this uncomfortable and humiliating experience again. We were staying for 9 nights at the hotel, had already spent 4, yesterday night was the 5th, and 4 were pending. I am sorry for the owners because clearly the Manager they hired is not the right one. He was not available to resolve this issue (M.I.A), and he left his nice and extremely ashamed night lady front desk agent to resolve all the issue alone... he lost 9 nights of stay = $2,000 dollars, plus another $200 for the night they needed to pay for us to move to another hotel and taxi, and gained a terrible worth of mouth for free. What type what of manager schedules a construction at midnight with guests in the hotel? What type of manager doesn’t PREVENT the situation by asking kindly the guests to relocate for 1 night and get 1 complementary night? What type of manager doesn’t supports their staff to carry out their dirty work.... I would recommend the owners to search for a more qualified management. My husband been in hospitality for so long we completely understand that hotels need to perform maintenance and repairs from time to time, and we would have been understanding if a proposal was given to us at a convenient time; but the lack of planning, guest anticipation and lack of touch, caused for something that could have been easily prevented or resolved, to become a terrible experience! Better stay in another hotel in Oaxaca, don’t risk with this one!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled
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Adriana P wrote a review Oct 2019
Mexico City, Mexico7 contributions7 helpful votes
The staff is incredibly stupid and started construction in the middle of the night, and then proceeded to kick us out. this is outrageous. They sell themselves as a boutique hotel and really operate as a 3rd class hotel
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Date of stay: October 2019
Sleep Quality
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RainyReverie wrote a review Aug 2019
Chicago, Illinois9 contributions7 helpful votes
Loved our time at Hotel Azul. It’s beautiful with a nice cozy feel. The room is cute and they even have a hat, scarf, and tote for you to utilize. Breakfast was included and was yummy with made to order quesadillas. Sara was very nice and gave us some recommendations. It was next to the Santo Domingo cathedral and a relaxing walk to the center. We really enjoyed our stay and loved the city!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled
Response from HotelAzuldeoaxaca, Gerente at Hotel Azul
Responded Aug 31, 2019
Dear guest, Thank you for your comments, ¡Come back soon!
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Joanne H wrote a review Jul 2019
New York City, New York29 contributions27 helpful votes
I spent two nights at Hotel Azul since the other boutique hotel I was staying at was sold out for the last two nights of my trip. I travel quite frequently, and i have to honestly say this is probably between a 3.5 and 4 star hotel. The hotel rooms aren't that well maintained, showers are a little dingy, nothing special about the design space inside the rooms, and all of the rooms face a courtyard in which it can be loud and disruptive at night. The inner courtyard is beautiful, but the bedrooms are a bit cold in feeling. The staff is mediocre, not super friendly and not certain if this is because they have a chip on their shoulders since this is a "high-rated" hotel. All in all, you'd be better spending this amount of money on a better rated boutique hotel in the same location.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Traveled
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Rosa H wrote a review Jul 2019
7 contributions1 helpful vote
I have been a fan of this hotel for years. The staff is the very best: on our first day back from sightseeing they greeted us with mezcal. Breakfast is included and it’s delicious. They remembered I liked cafe mocha & the restaurant staff had it made by the time I sat down. You have to visit their store for necklaces & bags. Even the famous KPBS Mexican chef Paty Jinish was staying there !
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Traveled
Mitzy Applegate wrote a review May 2019
Chicago, Illinois253 contributions196 helpful votes
PROS - Good location: feel comfortable walking at night to restaurants - Friendly staff at door and front desk - A few pieces of cool art (phallic sculpture in courtyard, woven light in stairway) - Breakfast, two bottles of water, fruit plate, two chocolates included - My room (5) was quiet, dark - Clean - Good internet service - Accepts Hotels.com credit CONS - Room was painted bright white -- makes it feel a bit like a hospital (and so out of character for such a colorful city) - No other people in common areas -- lacked energy, vibe - Little natural light in rooms
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Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: 5 was quiet.
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suntop00 wrote a review May 2019
philadelphia3 contributions3 helpful votes
We left town for short excursion to Puerto and its beaches. On early morning ride to airport, my daughter realized she had left her rings in her hotel room bathroom, so we called the hotel to let them know. When we returned to pick up the rings, we were told they never found them. It was obvious though from their response they were being dishonest: either the receptionist we called never relayed the message to the cleaners or the cleaners took or threw away the rings (which were not made of precious metals and only held sentimental value). Our daughter was heartbroken and this misstep on the hotel's part unfortunately dampened our otherwise wonderful experience in Oaxaca.
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Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Traveled
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Azul
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Azul?
Nearby attractions include Coyote Aventuras (0.1 miles), Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzmán (0.2 miles), and Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca, A.C. (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Azul?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Azul?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Azul?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Azul?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Azul?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Destilado, Casa Taviche, and Los Danzantes Oaxaca.
Does Hotel Azul have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Azul offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel Azul located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Oaxaca.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Azul?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Azul?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Azul?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and German.