The looks like a very old building with a classic open couryard with trees, plants and birds. Large quiet rooms on the courtyard. A very good breakfast in the covered side of the open area. It was very quiet sitting in the morning having coffee.
The hotel is situated in the heart of mascota, next to la plaza central which is very convenient. At least 3 decent restaurants around the block including coffee shops, bakery’s, drug stores. Also 4 minutes away from El Templo Inconcluso which I might say is the main attraction there. The hotel is an old Mexican hacienda with not the warmest layout, the breakfast is good, the service is alright and the night-guard great at his service. The room floor constantly plagued by cockroaches even one fell off the ceiling into the bed, we didn’t have a great night sleep and feeling towards the room.
I don’t like writing this kind of review but what happened was deflating and dishonest. We have stayed here before and enjoyed this hotel. The first time we traveled to Mascota we walked into this hotel and asked if a room was available. We were quoted $1,300 MXN for our room and we gladly accepted at $2,600 total cost for two nights. This second trip we booked ahead and my spouse called to make the reservation. We were quoted a price for two rooms since my mother was traveling with. We were told that an email would soon follow. No email. Spouse called again and asked for email. Still no email but we were reassured the rate and reservation. I arrived and was given a very different price way above the quoted rate. My spouse was not with us and I had him call since he’s Mexican and Spanish is his language. Basically what we believe happened was a discrimination towards a foreign tourist. The lady who checked us in was caught off guard when my husband called to inquire why I was charged a much higher rate. She tried to make an excuse but was found to be lying and I felt robbed and very deflated at this point. So... foreign traveler be aware. I paid in pesos to get a better rate and still was taken advantage of. I did receive the difference only after my husband made the call and said he would be glad to drive the 2.5 hours to the hotel to demand to speak to the owner. I don’t know who the owner is but this owner should find out what was done unless of course this proprietor condones such dishonest behavior. …
Just stayed here last week during a motorcycle tour. The rooms were much nicer than I expected. The staff was very welcoming. They provided secure parking for us. Breakfast was great. This was a nice little town to explore and I would stay here again in a heartbeat.
If you stop by the sleeping town of Mascota, Meson de Santa Elena will welcome in their charming historical building. The staff was very accommodating and gave us a choice of three rooms, we picked the one we thought was the quietest away from the street with a private patio. The included breakfast was more than satisfying.