Morelia

 

Morelia is the capital of Michoacan state, located about 180 miles (300 km) west of Mexico City.

The city has maintained a consistent colonial-style throughout, making it one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico, as well as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Most of the main attractions are in the historic center and within walking distance.

Morelia has many students at its universities, a tidy downtown with government and business workers, and surprisingly few travelers – a good city to avoid foreign tour buses.

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Overall Atmosphere: Cultural
A Cultural Atmosphere includes both the historic (eg, landmark town centers) and the contemporary (music, nightlife, etc).

Cultural Interests tend to be:
(a) indoors-oriented, and therefore not as linked to weather conditions for enjoyment
(b) relatively physically accessible, while also not being physically demanding.
Featuring mainly indoors-oriented historical or contemporary attractions.
 

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Hotel Boutique Casa Grande

Located in Morelia’s old town, this restored 17th-century mansion offers great views of Morelia Cathedral and Plaza de Armas square from its roof terrace. Its suites feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TV with cable channels. Average score from 100 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$114 - $205

 
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Hotel Colonial

Located in a colonial-style house in the historic centre of Morelia, Hotel Colonial offers smart rooms with free Wi-Fi and private bathrooms. Morelia Cathedral on Plaza de Armas is 2 blocks away. Average score from 250 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$16 - $62

 
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Howard Johnson Calle Real Morelia

This hotel is situated in the historic centre of Morelia, just 1 km from Plaza de Armas. It features a garden-patio and can arrange guided tours. Free on-site parking is available. Average score from 476 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$32 - $58

 
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HOTEL LOS JUANINOS

Hotel Los Juaninos is set in an historic building in Morelia’s main square, next to this UNESCO World Heritage city’s pink stone cathedral. The elegant, colonial-style hotel offers free Wi-Fi. Average score from 25 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$62 - $322

 
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Hosting House Congreso

Located just 1 block from Morelia Cathedral, this restored colonial mansion offers elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi. A continental breakfast is served in the stylish café-restaurant, situated in the charming central courtyard. Average score from 246 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$48 - $66

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Casa Jose Maria

Casa Jose Maria

Casa Jose Maria is a traditional 19th-century colonial house located in central Morelia, a 10-minute walk from Plaza de Armas Square and Morelia Cathedral. It offers a restaurant set in a charming courtyard. Average score from 150 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$35

 
$358.9
Casa Limonchelo Hotel B&B

Casa Limonchelo Hotel B&B

Casa Limonchelo Hotel B&B is located in central Morelia, only a 9-minute walk from the Contemporary Art Museum and Morelos Square. Free continental breakfast and Wi-Fi access are available. Average score from 33 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$31

$318.7
Hotel Mesón de los Remedios

Hotel Mesón de los Remedios

This family-run hotel is located in Morelia's historic centre, and offers colonial-style accommodation with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen cable TV. Hotel Mesón de los Remedios is just 450 metres from Morelia Cathedral. Average score from 78 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$31 - $95

 
$318.7
Hotel Historia

Hotel Historia

Located in a traditional Morelian house next to the Michoacano Museum, Hotel Historia offers elegant accommodation with free Wi-Fi and city views. It has a 24-hour reception desk and valet parking. Average score from 113 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$30 - $80

 
$308.5
Hosting House Express

Hosting House Express

This 18th-century house is located in central Morelia, just 250 metres from San José Church. It offers stylish rooms with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen cable TV and a private bathroom. Massage services are also available. Average score from 83 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$28 - $56

 
$288.4
Hotel Casino Morelia

Hotel Casino Morelia

Located opposite Morelia Cathedral in the historic city centre, Hotel Casino Morelia offers free Wi-Fi and free valet parking. The Lu Cocina Michoacana gourmet restaurant serves authentic regional cuisine. Average score from 370 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$36 - $313

 
$368.4
Hotel & Suites Galeria

Hotel & Suites Galeria

Hotel & Suites Galeria is located in the beautiful historic centre of Morelia, under 10 minutes’ walk from the cathedral. It offers a 24-hour reception, free parking and accommodation with free Wi-Fi. Average score from 132 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$30 - $98

 
$308.3
Hotel Zapata 91

Hotel Zapata 91

Located 400 metres from Morelia Cathedral, Hotel Zapata 91 is a restored colonial building with a charming central patio. It offers free Wi-Fi, a hot tub and rooms with flat-screen cable TV. Average score from 19 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$32 - $58

 
$328.3
Hotel Marcella Clase Ejecutiva

Hotel Marcella Clase Ejecutiva

This hotel is located in Morelia, 10 minutes’ drive from the Cathedral and Clavijero Palace. Features include a fitness centre with a stair-climber machine and weight-lifting machine. Free WiFi is provided. Average score from 39 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$28 - $54

 
$288.2
Hotel Casa del Anticuario

Hotel Casa del Anticuario

Hotel Casa del Anticuario is located in a colonial-style building, just 300 metres from the historic centre of Morelia. It offers free Wi-Fi connection in public areas. The rustic-style bedrooms and suites have a seating area and cable TV. Average score from 64 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$36

 
$368.2
Howard Johnson Calle Real Morelia

Howard Johnson Calle Real Morelia

This hotel is situated in the historic centre of Morelia, just 1 km from Plaza de Armas. It features a garden-patio and can arrange guided tours. Free on-site parking is available. Average score from 476 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$32 - $58

 
$328.0
Gertrudis Hotel

Gertrudis Hotel

Gertrudis Hotel is a colonial-style property located in central Morelia. Free WiFi access is available and shuttle services can be arranged for an extra fee. Average score from 26 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$33

 
$337.9
Hotel & Suites Villa del Sol

Hotel & Suites Villa del Sol

Villa del Sol offers an outdoor pool, colourful gardens and functional rooms with free Wi-Fi. It is located on Morelia's main avenue, just a 5-minute drive from the historic city centre. Average score from 78 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$31 - $45

 
$317.8
Hotel Rosa Barroco

Hotel Rosa Barroco

Offering a restaurant, Hotel Rosa Barroco is located in Morelia, just 300 metres from Bosque Cuauhtemoc park. Each modern room here includes a wardrobe, stained concrete floors and a private bathroom with a shower and toilet. Average score from 61 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$33

 
$337.8
Rymma Hotel

Rymma Hotel

The modern Rymma Hotel is located in Morelia, 4 blocks from the Cathedral and historic old town. It offers free Wi-Fi and free on-site parking. The bright rooms feature cable TV. Average score from 133 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$30 - $47

 
$307.7
Vista Express Morelia

Vista Express Morelia

This hotel is in central Morelia, 10 minutes’ walk from the cathedral and main square. It offers a fitness centre and rooms with cable TV, free Wi-Fi and a coffee maker. The Vista Express Morelia serves a daily buffet breakfast in the dining room. Average score from 86 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$33 - $49

 
$337.4
Hotel San Miguel

Hotel San Miguel

Hotel San Miguel is located in central Morelia, 750 metres from the city’s main square and cathedral. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen cable TV and a private bathroom. Average score from 21 guest reviews: 7.3/10.

$28 - $51

$287.3

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Cultural
Historic Landmarks
There are many interesting and beautiful colonial buildings to see in Morelia. Most of them are open to the public for at least part of the day.

World Heritage Sites says: "Built in the 16th century, Morelia is an outstanding example of urban planning which combines the ideas of the Spanish Renaissance with the Mesoamerican experience. Well-adapted to the slopes of the hill site, its streets still follow the original layout. More than 200 historic buildings, all in the region's characteristic pink stone, reflect the town's architectural history, revealing a masterly and eclectic blend of the medieval spirit with Renaissance, Baroque and neoclassical elements. Morelia was the birthplace of several important personalities of independent Mexico and has played a major role in the country's history."
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