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“Great Historic Hotel in Central Morelia” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel Virrey de Mendoza

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Hotel Virrey de Mendoza
Ranked #17 of 66 Hotels in Morelia
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Great Historic Hotel in Central Morelia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I've stayed at this historic hotel before and would happily recommend it again to anyone wanting to be in central Morelia across the street from the Plaza and one block from the Cathedral. Beautiful lobby with stained-glass ceiling and large rooms with comfortable beds and good bathrooms. The restaurant is good and a delicious authentic Mexican breakfast buffet is offered as well as dining outside on the front portal facing the plaza and cathedral.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Mexico City, Mexico
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138 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

this is very nice hotel located right beside the city's cathedral. it has a very nice breakfast and is closeto everything. because it's in the city's center you will be hearing music till 2:00 am during the weekends, but i still think this is a very nice option...

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Houston, TX
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263 reviews
250 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

It's sad to criticize this property, since it is in an absolutely wonderful historic building & has spectacular public spaces. Unfortunately, I would not return as a hotel guest, & would liimit my visits to the bar & restaurant, in order to enjoy the hotel's unmatched colonial atmosphere. Stayed here 4 prior times over 10+ years, & have witnessed the continued & unabated deterioration of the guest rooms. The rates listed at the check-in desk remain $200++ (USD), though we got a promotional rate of $130 (USD), & even that rate was double what the rooms should actually warrant. The wooden floors are so creaky that you can easily hear guests walking on them as you pass outside the doors, since they have never received any type of stablization. If you stay, be sure to get rooms on the 2nd floor, to avoid hearing every single step taken by guests above your room 24/7.Have visited every State in Mexico over 40+ years, & Morelia numerous times, & have had better rooms in hostals that charge $35. It is sad that the ownership of this hotel has simply chosen to ignore the "one time" crown jewel of Morelia hotels. Be sure to visit the public spaces however, & be impressed with the architectural magnificence of this property. This hotel sits next door to the theater which is under renovation, & on the opposite side of the theater there is a new hotel competitor, in an equally grand colonial building -- The Gran Hotel.The Hotel Los Juaninos, on the other side of The Cathedral is another good choic, if you want colonial ambience. It is on the upper floors of a colonial building, & on first look seems to be a very modern property, until you realize the hotel incorporated the old colonial structure.Both Los Juaninos & The Gran, have rates matching those of The Virrey. There are many less expensive, & very welcoming options in downtown Morelia, should you desire. The entire Staff at Virrey are professional, without exception, & many speak English. The lobby restrooms were recently renovated & upgraded in great style, so I hope this will begin to move through the shabby & rundown guest rooms. Great linens, in keeping with a great property --- but that is the only postive for these rooms. Bathroom fixtures are so terribly worn that they look dirty eventhough they are spotless. A sloppy paint job over the top of worn, chipped & cracked caulking only adds to the rundown appearance.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

Just returned from a warm, sunny and wonderful vacation to Morelia/Patzcuaro and Uruapan. In Morelia we had the great pleasure to stay at the Hotel Virrey de Mendosa. The location can't be beat, right on the Plaza de Armas which is the center of the historic district. The Hotel is made of stone with a center courtyard lobby covered by a beautiful stained glass ceiling. On the second floor is an open arched terrance that overlooks the Plaza and by wandering through the back side of the Hotel is a staircase and passage to the rooftop and beautiful view of the surrounding city. The Hotel staff was always cheerful and accommodating. We stayed in a junior suite on the second floor with french doors overlooking the center lobby, very comfortable king size bed with lovely linens and terry robes and slippers, flat screen TV, WIFI and creaky wood planked floors. The room was a great sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Outside of important holidays, they are currently offering 50% off posted room rates based on availability. Our room was approximately $110 USD including taxes and fees and includes breakfast in their elegant dining room. Also included a welcome cocktail, 15% off other meals and 50% off the Sunday brunch. It was so worth the price for the location and wonderful experience we had at the Hotel. Highly recommended! English is not widely spoken so contact Miguel Angel Centeno Marin through the email address reservaciones@hotelvirrey.com.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 119 which is very quiet, room 103 has great view of the Plaza but noisy with stree...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Ottawa
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153 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

Staying in this hotel is to experience the charms of Colonial Mexico. It is beautifully appointed with wonderful antique furniture, portraits from another era, and a strained glass atrium ceiling in the lobby to die for. The rooms are spacious and generously furnished. The American breakfast which you can add to the room is worth every penny, and the dining room is elegant with good service. I recommend a cathederal view room because it provides you with an opportunity to people watch that can't be beaten. Don't worry about the noise because if you close the heavy wooden shutters on the windows silence reigns.

Room Tip: Ask for a cathedral room suite on the first floor.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Quebec City, Canada
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56 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Very nice historic building, but needs to be refreshed.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled solo
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1 Thank Tommy B
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Laguna Beach
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139 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

I stayed here for several days with friends in January, 2006. We were not disappointed! It has the feeling of days gone by, with a beautiful lobby and friendly staff. It is centrally located which is quite important. Great restaurants within walking distance.

Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Virrey de Mendoza
Address: Avenida Francisco i. Madero Poniente No. 310 | Centro, Morelia 58000, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Michoacan > Morelia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 66 Hotels in Morelia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Virrey de Mendoza 3.5*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the historic center of Morelia, opposite the Plaza de Armas, is the "Hotel Virrey de Mendoza", considered one of the most beautiful buildings in the city dating back to 1744. It features elegant and comfortable rooms decorated with beautiful antiques that give a particular style to each of them, from some of the suites can enjoy the view of cathedral. The hotel has a restaurant that serves international cuisine and traditional dishes from Michoacan, has a bar and outdoor cafe and live piano music in the lobby bar. ... more   less 
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