We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Home Sweet Home”
Review of Casa Santiago

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Merida
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Casa Santiago
Ranked #40 of 85 Merida B&B and Inns
Reviewed March 8, 2008

I really enjoyed my stay. I usually do not stay in B & B's when I travel, beacuse I don't like feeling like an intruder in someone's home. But at Casa Santiago, you don't have to worry about that since the owners live next door. So here I got the best of both world. Vince and Frank were wonderful to me, which probably wasn't always easy, since I am known to be one tough New Yorker.

  • Stayed: February 2008
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
1  Thank szjb
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (135)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

120 - 126 of 135 reviews

Reviewed March 5, 2008

My husband and I stayed at Casa Santiago for 6 wonderful nights. Our host, Vincent, made us feel welcome. He offered a lot of great advice and even joined us on one of our side trips. Vincent has such a great personality and genuinely nice person. He made us all feel special. The place is just as the others described; clean, very comfortable, great pool, and lounging areas. One of the best attibutes was the very comfortable beds- heavenly. The location is awesome- easy walking distance to museums, squares, and restaurants. I am a very picky traveler and a complainer when things are not going well, but there is not one thing to complain about. This place was perfect-price, comfort, ambiance and location. Vincent was the perfect host. I was very sad to say good bye.

  • Stayed: February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank BrennanPDX
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 3, 2008

We left our home in NYC to spend Christmas and New Years in Merida and found a new home. Our hosts Vincente and Frank could not have been more helpful, welcoming and good humored. We instantly felt at home at Casa Santiago. The pool and garden is a true oasis. The location is ideal; close enough to the main square and in a charming neighborhood of it's own. We loved being near the Parque de Santiago and even attended the Christmas Eve service at the church with our hosts, other guests and friends.

The B&B itself is very comfortable with a spacious lounge area and sunny kitchen. The beds are very comfortable and at night we did not even use the AC, as there was a ceiling fan and a large window to look out see the moon and hear the birds. Some evenings you could hear music from the nearby square.

We really made ourselves at home. Vincente and Frank booked and even come with us on several tours; Living Hacienda, Uxmal and Celestun, all were excellent. They also told us about restaurants, food shopping and even the nearest ATM.

We also looked forward every morning to an ample breakfast of fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal, baked goods, etc. We were sad to leave our home away from home, but we'll be back.

  • Stayed: December 2007, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
Thank soholaurel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 4, 2008

We stayed at Casa Santiago this last Christmas and had a wonderful time. It is beautiful, clean, and well-equipped. We felt safe and looked after, and Vince gave us lots of information of places to go and things to do in Merida and even invited us to go on a tour of a Hacienda with him, another family staying at the B&B, and his good friends. I would recommend him and his comfortable B&B to anyone. It is private, has a lovely pool, and even provides games and books (and filtered water and ice!) as well as a nightly happy hour. The beds were comfortable and there were sweet little dogs following Vince around to comfort me in the absence of my own. I will definately go back!

  • Stayed: December 2007, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
Thank coloradotraveler120
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 3, 2008

Our goal was to get away from Kansas City weather for two weeks and visit a city with the fewest tourists, and where we could experience a true corner of Mexico. Casa Santiago was the perfect place to stay. Vince treated us like family, was a huge help in advising us, booking our trips, and knowing where to find the best Merida eats. He even arranged for us to join him in a couple of cooking classes at the Casa Internacional University. Casa Santiago is a short walk from the main square and the free nightly entertainment. The small tour buses picked us up at the door, and the public bus station is a few blocks away. We began each day with a hearty breakfast with plenty of American style coffee . Our room, with a very comfortable king size bed, had a private patio with a hammock that was perfect for afternoon siestas. We had a happy hour of wine, beer and snacks to enjoy with the other guests in the large dining/sitting room or by the pool. Staying in a B&B with only 3 rooms gave us a wonderful opportunity to meet and make friends with some very interesting guests from other areas of the globe. We spent the entire two weeks at the Casa Santiago with no regrets. We've been home for less than a week and are already missing Merida, Vince, Felix the pooch, and warm weather. Sandy & John

  • Stayed: January 2008, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
1  Thank SandyKC
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 22, 2007

Casa Santiago is a great cozy bed & breakfast, we were impressed at the service and detail even before we arrived, Vince emailed us bus schedules, tours, and websites to help us plan the trip. When we arrived and learned that we were the only guests staying there (low season, middle of the week) he offered us our choice of rooms and a bottle of wine. The pool and gardens are very nice and the hammock is a nice way to relax at the end of the day. The location is walking distance to the town center but just far enough to escape the night time noise of the zocalo. After a short stay we really felt as if we were home or visiting a friend, and would like to return for a longer stay sometime soon.

  • Stayed: November 2007, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank BSF578
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 30, 2007

Harbinger of a thoroughly enjoyable Mexican experience - Joe, from Casa Santiago, responded to my email enquiries with patience and helpful information.
Joe and Gil were kind enough to meet two rather tired travelers at the bus station when they arrived at night after a long day of travel (plane from Canada and then bus from Cancun). Our Mexican sojourn had begun!
All the sights and sites we were interested in experiencing during our 7 days in Mérida were all within convenient walking distance of Casa Santiago. For excursions outside of town we were picked up and deposited at the front door of Casa Santiago.
Staying at Casa Santiago contributed to the pleasant experience of visiting Mérida. Questions we had were answered. Conversations were interesting. The breakfasts were fresh (we mainly ate fruit + yogurt, with the occasional baked goods). The accommodations were quite attractive and clean. The outdoor swimming pool and patio became a favorite "at home" leisure spot for us.
I enjoyed myself and wouldn't hesitate to go back to both Mérida and the Casa Santiago.

  • Stayed: May 2007, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
3  Thank CDN_traveler_AB
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Merida hotels
4.8 mi away
Hotel Ibis Merida
Hotel Ibis Merida
#21 of 105 in Merida
553 reviews
4.6 mi away
Fiesta Americana Merida
7.8 mi away
Holiday Inn Express Merida
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.1 mi away
Hotel Hacienda Inn
Hotel Hacienda Inn
#35 of 105 in Merida
285 reviews
3.4 mi away
Gamma de Fiesta Inn Merida El Castellano
3.6 mi away
Hotel Maria Jose
Hotel Maria Jose
#12 of 85 in Merida
94 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Casa Santiago? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Casa Santiago

Address: Calle 72 # 562 | #517 Calle 70 x 63 y 65, Merida 97000, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Yucatan > Merida
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 85 B&Bs / Inns in Merida
Price Range: $60 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Santiago is a home and a bed and breakfast in Merida, the capital city of the Yucatan which was founded in 1542 on an ancient Mayan site. It is charming. There are 8 spacious air conditioned suites and all have ceiling fans, private baths, work desks, and original pasta tile floors. There are two pools and beautiful gardens. We are just three blocks from the main square and everything is in walking distance. We offer great tours. Breakfast is included. ... more   less 

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing