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“Spotless, friendly, well priced, air conditioned with good location.”

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Hotel Boutique Parador San Miguel Oaxaca
Ranked #9 of 108 Hotels in Oaxaca
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Reviewed April 10, 2006

The location of this hotel is excellent. It has thick walls and remained reasonably quiet despite it's central location. The hotel seemed to always have someone available with at least rudimentary English skills. One very polite desk clerk was pursuing a university degree in English. The Spanish spoken was also of high quality, and I understood everything said to me in Spanish since I have a basic level of fluency. No muttered slang; this was "correct" Spanish spoken at a comprehensible speed. When the staff spoke to me in Spanish (they politely keyed in to my preference to use Spanish) they would "check in" with me to make sure I understood by asking me questions about what they had just said. A nice touch. They offered good advice about how to take "collectivo" taxis to outlying towns for the various markets. They helped me pick what markets and sights were most interesting. They had time for us.
The hotel rooms and common areas are spotless, period. The cleanliness meets and possibly exceeds American, Canadian and European standards. The interior design is excellent and pleasing to the eye. There is a wonderful guest "sitting area" with comfy furniture that is somewhat private in that it is not viewable from the front reception nor the restaurant, so it creates a nice space for a beverage and to recount the days events with your significant other or travel companion as you gaze into the central courtyard over a coffee or cerveza.
The air conditioning was very effective. The wall mounted units are those commonly found in good mexican hotels and have precise digital temperature controls.These units can take a bit of getting used to. Remember that cold air sinks, so set it for a warmer temperature than you might think reasonable. Also avoid the "oscilating" feature of the AC fan duct as it is a bit unnecessary. Keep pushing buttons and you will figure out the units and how to stop the oscilator.
Tasteful tile, color and room appointments throughout the hotel. It is a beautiful hotel. Beds were comfortable. Two free bottled waters daily. Plenty of hot water. They have some king beds available, but no worries if one is not available. Just push the two full size beds together and enjoy the adventure. My wife loved the place and it is possibly the cleanest and best maintained place I have ever stayed in Mexico or Central America. Finally, the push key strong boxes "caja fuerte" in each room were large and were bolted fast to something. A nice touch. Suites are palatial if you want to drop the extra money. I checked one out and was quite suprised. The bathroom was giant and the room palatial. A "standard" room is not huge, but my wife and I did just fine with it. A "standard" room has a shower, and this one had a small "handicapp" grab bar in it so you could scub your feet with confidence. It does not have an elevator, but the stairs to the rooms had proper dimensions,short rises, and were not slick but rather a tumbled stone with relief or traction, so someone with moderate mobility could probably stay here. Also, there are first floor rooms and one huge suite is on the first floor. Would likely be suitable for someone wheelchair bound. Tile floors in mexican showers can be slick and steep, so flip flops are smart, but this one had a nice mellow slope to the shower floor that was American/Canadian in safety standards. Somebody really knew what they were doing when they put this hotel together.

  • Stayed: April 2006
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14  Thank JamesofTacoma
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Ramona, California
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Reviewed March 27, 2006

We located this hotel through the TripAdvisor and my wife and I met my sister and her husband for a week away from winter. We found our rooms spotless and attractive. The staff was most helpful. The staff was seen constantly upgrading and maitaining the facility. The meals that we had were fresh and tasty and attractively prepared.

  • Stayed: February 2006
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Reviewed February 23, 2006

We two seniors arrived in Oaxaca after a week in Mexico City. This was our first time in Oaxaca, although we have travelled extensively in Mexico. What a beautiful city! The Zocalo is a joy.

The Parador San Miguel is extremely well located - we walked to all the sites of interest. The hotel is on a busy street and there is no parking, but you do not need a car. Although the traffic is noisy, you do not hear it inside.

The hotel is immaculate - not a spot of dust or dirt anywhere. There is always someone cleaning, painting, fixing, working. The front desk staff speak excellent English and are uniformly friendly and efficient. The rooms are superb. We booked a standard room which was entirely acceptable except for the fact that it contained only a shower and no tub. We upgraded to a "suite" (not really a suite as it is only one room, but that room is enormous - around 20 x 40 feet) with a huge bathroom complete with 2-person jacuzzi. The decor is stunning and the bed very comfortable. The view is of the inside courtyard which is lovely.

The food is not outstanding but entirely acceptable. Breakfasts are fine, sandwiches are very good. Food at the Zocalo is only 2 blocks away and you have dozens of choices.

An example of the service: one evening there was a private party in the restaurant and we had to take dinner (we only wanted a sandwich) on a very comfortable sofa in the courtyard. A maintenance man, speaking perfect English, came down off the ladder on which he was cleaning the wrought-iron railings, came over to us, and apologized on behalf of himself and the hotel for the inconvenience. Really!!

The hotel is not expensive for what you get. Do not use their Internet service or their bottled water, which ARE expensive relative to what is available elsewhere. Also, arrange your own airport transportation when you arrive and before you leave - 58 pesos per person for a colectivo rather than US$20 for a private taxi.

Would we stay here again? Absolutely!!

  • Stayed: February 2006
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Reviewed November 28, 2005

My fiance and I were in Oaxaca over Thanksgiving weekend (Nov 24-27) to plan for our wedding there next year and I can't say enough good things about the Parador San Miguel. It is a beautiful little hotel in a perfect location (about a block and a half from the center) with all the amenities you'd want...from a/c to hot water and cable tv. The people are very friendly and were accomodating with everything we asked for. They even arranged for a driver to take us around the city so we could make our plans. It is very clean and the food is good too. It is also very reasonable at only USD $78 for low season rates. I highly recommend this hotel for any stay in Oaxaca. Email me if you have any questions. I also have more pictures of the hotel and the city.

  • Stayed: November 2005
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11  Thank Lisa A
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Alameda, CA
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Reviewed November 12, 2005

Nice hotel in a great location. Very clean! Very friendly staff and restaurant is good. My only complaint is the price...I went during a high season-Dia de los Muertos and paid $120.00 a night. While there are cheaper hotels in Oaxaca I was not upset that I paid that money because I felt I got my money's worth...but still a bit much for mexico. For sightseeing...ask the front desk to set you up with their list of trusted taxi drivers that take you where you want as opposed to the inflexible tour operators.

  • Stayed: November 2005
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Tucson, AZ
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Reviewed July 31, 2005

My husband and I stayed at the Parador San Miguel from April 18th to April 24, 2005. We loved the hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful. They gave us the name to several private tour guides who were very friendly and reasonably priced. The hotel itself is in great condition and very well maintained; it is very close to the zocalo (about a 2 minute walk). Our room was very cozy and well decorated with traditional oxacan decor. The AC worked perfectly and it was nice to have because April is a very hot month in Oaxaca. The only thing that some people may find unnerving is the size of lowest cost rooms. They are very small but very nice. Our bathroom was very small too but very clean and pretty with good water pressure. Our room had a TV with cable (some English but mostly Spanish channels- you aren't going to Oaxaca to watch tv).

The food was great and well priced. While their menu has a wide variety of good food, you are always given the option to go with the daily specials. There were usually two specials per day (US$6) and whatever you chose would come to you as a four course meal. We ate there every day for breakfast and dinner and we enjoyed everything we had. Guests also have a full view of the kitchen from the courtyard. Even their kitchen is spotless, perfectly decorated, and full of fresh vegetables and beautiful dishes.

  • Stayed: April 2005
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Address: Avenida de La Independencia 503, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Oaxaca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Oaxaca
#7 Family Hotel in Oaxaca
#10 Romantic Hotel in Oaxaca
Price Range: $84 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Boutique Parador San Miguel Oaxaca 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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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