Hotel Posada Santa Fe

3 stars
View map of Jardin De La Union No 12, Guanajuato, 36000

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
28 reviews
The most beautiful hotel in Guanajuato.

This hotel is one of the best hotel I have been in. A beautiful old hotel in a very good location... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Jun 10, 2011
FANTASTIC LOCATION

The hotel is located on Plaza de Jardin (Square of Guardins) I Liked the location. It is right in... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Jan 17, 2010
Probably the first hotel in Guanajuato, and certainly the best known, the Posada Santa Fe is the place to stay in town.

Not only does it house a venerable collection of the works of local artist and historian Manuel Leal, it also has the most desirable tables for soaking up the local atmosphere - right on the lively Jardin de la Union.Enter the magnificent lobby and you could be in one of the finest hotels in Mexico. Lofty beamed ceilings, delicate chandeliers and antique chairs all fade into insignificance alongside the giant paintings dominating the walls.

The off-lobby restaurant has the same setting, as does the lounge, with antique chairs and couches perfect for pre-dinner cocktails. Guest rooms are approached up a winding staircase, with a colorful tile surround. The rooms themselves vary from the high ceiling suites at the front of the hotel to simpler decor at the back.

All have a certain charm, a slightly faded grandeur, yet updated with modern facilities. The hotel has been owned and managed by the same family for several generations, and although there are exciting plans for future improvements, the emphasis is on retaining the historic and the traditional.

Meals served in the restaurants are as good as the setting, and the location is the best in town. Guanajuato itself is not short of attractions and only problem could be trying to drag away.

Amenities:
Business center, free parking, high-speed internet, restaurant, room service, and wireless internet.

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Hotel Posada Santa Fe Rooms

Standard Double Room
Room with 1 Double beds includes satellite TV, and telephone.
Standard Double Room
Room with 2 Twin beds includes satellite TV, and telephone.
Garden View Room
Room with one double bed or king size bed includes double doors that open up to a step-out balcony facing the jardin. Satellite TV, and telephone.
Jr. Suite Room
Room with one king size bed includes satellite TV, and telephone.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking

Dining

La Terraza Restaurant and El Truco Dining Room
At breakfast there may be a cook at work under the canopies outside, making tortillas and cooking Gordidas de Maiz and other specialities on traditional equipment. In the evenings, try Pozole - a dish native to nearby Guadala jara that is almost a soup, made from pork, chicken and maize, seasoned with oregano, onions and chilies. Of course, there are plainer options for those wary of spicy food, from steaks to fish al gusto.
La Terraza Restaurant and El Truco Dining Room
It can't be denied that the outdoor tables at the Posada Santa Fe are the place to be for an evening in Guanajuato. El Jardin de la Union is a gathering point for young and old alike, and the music drifting from its bandstand varied on the visit from a small orchestra playing there to the sounds of an impromptu disco. Hence find the most popular tables to be those directly on the square, on all except very wet days. This does little justice to be beauty of the Indoor restaurant, where heavy wooden beams and ornate chandellers are perfectly in keeping with the Historical paintings Manual Leal that dominate the walls.
Consulado Bar
The Convivial bar is a nice place to end the evening. It also functions as an internet cafe, with computers having high speed connection available for guests use.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Posada Santa Fe

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
28 out of 28
Amenities:
3.1
Cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.8
Value:
3.7

71% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SFbde
Business
Chihuahua, Mexico
Jun 23, 2013

Airconditioning is not enough

Good location and kind staffs. But aircoditiong is not available. The fan is only possible.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Papa Danny
Business
Granbury, TX
Oct 23, 2012

Good place to experience the Mexican nightlife

The hotel is right in the heart of the city making it an easy walk to dozens of restaurants, bars, museums, theaters and shops. The staff was friendly and very helpful. Rooms are small, but neat and more than adequate. Staying here makes you feel like you've really had a Mexican vacation!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Earplugs help if you want to retire early. The night life is right there and doesn't shut doen early.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Richard J
Business
Philadelphia
Jul 9, 2012

"Epitome of Average - Location and Friendly, Helpful Staff Save It from Earning 2 Stars”

I'll break it down into pros & cons. Pros: Location right on the Jardin de la Union; easy access to the entire city; very eager and helpful staff. Cons: Building is archaic and in need of a desperate overhaul: my first night there I had to have my toilet (yes, I said my toilet) replaced in the room because the one there didn't work; there is no hot water - if you leave it running 15-20 minutes it will get tepid/warm, but I could not shave for five days; no privacy - because these rooms are old there is no AC and windows and patio doors must be left open to create a cross breeze, but patios are communal and stranger have access to your room at all times; beds - where do I start? they are made up of smaller beds pushed together and it is impossible to get comfortable sleeping on the seams between mattresses, the pillows are lat pieces of cushioning covered in white cloth and are useless. BIG CON: The price! For Mexico, this is not even a cheap hotel but runs about $100.00 US dollars a night!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
HIRONORI
Business
New York City, NY
Jan 15, 2012

Nice value

Unique hotel with a bit of cave feeling. Interior of the hotel was worth checking.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The famous, gorgeously-decorated theater is close to the hotel.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Minivic
Business
Houston, TX, USA
Dec 7, 2011

A wonderful Vacations

We had a wonderful vacations. My wife and I stayed for a week here. The location is excellent, you are in the middle of the downtown and all the attractions are in a walking distance. My only complain was that the business next door is a bar and in some of the rooms it gets a little bit noisy but the staff was so kind to give us and other room. I highly recommend this place.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

El Canasto de Flores. excellent place to have breakfast, lunch or dinner. You got to try the "Enchiladas Mineras".

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
WillR
Business
Reno, NV, USA
Oct 17, 2011

Cervintino

Hotel was great rooms were good location couldn't be better only complaint is the beds were the most uncomfortable ever like sleeping on a rock

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
Jun 10, 2011

The most beautiful hotel in Guanajuato.

This hotel is one of the best hotel I have been in. A beautiful old hotel in a very good location to see Guanajuato.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

This hotel is located on Plaza with very good restaurants.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
HOUSTON, TX
Apr 25, 2011

GREAT LOCATION

GREAT LOCATION, IF YOU WANT TO EXPERIENCE THE REAL LIFE OF A VERY BEAUTIFUL COLONIAL CITY, THIS IS THE PLACE TO STAY. JUST BE AWARE, THERE IS NOT AC... WE STAYED 3 NIGHTS LAST WEEK AND THE ROOMS WERE H O T !

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Lake Forest California
Mar 26, 2011

Review of Hotel Posada Santa Fe 3/22

Hotel was in the perfect central plaza location where tourists and locals alike spend many hours per day socializing and making connections and enjoying the music by Mariachis and other vendors with all their wares to sell touristas. Hotel was beautiful in the entry and for the age having been built in 1862, it was well maintained, although you need to be ready for the hike upstairs to your room with no elevators, and the beds were rock hard, and the air flow during the stay was at a minimum because there are just fans and no air conditioning. Room service was very good as our room was well maintained while bath toiletries were always kept up. With limited access by car, parking is almost impossible while your driver was driving around the blocks of narrow streets, you had little time to say a long good-by to new friends and find the right pesos to give out for good service. I would go back and remember this is Mexico, not to expect what you do in the USA. They do not know what a foam topper is to soften a hard mattress at all. The bell boys know the right tour contacts to arrange whatever tours you are interested in. Ask for [...], an elder 60's gentleman who was born in Guanajuato and is highly knowledgeable and goes beyond the average city tours with details of his wonderful city and all that it offers, including the very interesting colorful history from the beginning to the present. I will return to this city in Mexico as I have made new friends who want me to return as I do myself.The food and choices of restaurants were also quite vast. The museums and the culture is everywhere while there seems to be a kind of refinement in this college city that has a drawing to its charm. Unlike the ghost towns where gold had been discovered in California during the 1849 era, today, most are almost abandoned while Guanajuato holds the distinction of growing and expanding its population from starting as a grain processing town until gold and silver were discovered, haciendas and land barons ruled with slavery flourishing and cruel treatment of the Africans who were brought into the region and the peon (poor Mexicans)until they revolted. Beneto Juarez had come up through the ranks of the common people and was very beloved while the Spanish wanted to conquer and plunder during the years that political leaders emerged with their own ideas of what was best for the area. Today, Guanajuato looks much the same as it did 600 years ago with expanding population and prosperity for those with ambition. These people who are native all love their city and its rich history.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The streets and tunnels surround the city and they are narrow because they were formerly used as underground sewers and water flow was very useful while later years mules and donkeys used the underground tunnels and narrow cobblestone streets. New tunnels today have been built and the old streets are still narrow and two way and one way traffic are for the cars and trucks to transport from one end of the city to the other end, more quickly. Houses and living areas along with rest rooms were built over the tunnels and the city has houses stacked up one on top of the other with bright color painted walls that make a photograph of the city a Kodak moment wherever you turn to look. The city is composed of a rock mountain and every structure is carved out of the mountains stacked as are the churches that are chiseled out of the mountains and stand majestically into the sky with their spires and bell towers that are well used today when you hear a clang and a thunderous gong and begin to ask what are they celebrating now?

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Los Angeles
Nov 15, 2010

Is six hours too much to ask??

The location of this hotel could not have been better. We were at the edge of the main plaza, and witnessed all the fun fiesta that occurs in Guanajuato each time we exited our hotel. The location of this hotel could not have been worse. Our charming (looking) room was on the street side of the hotel, with all the noise that Guanajuato has to offer. Raucous street noise until 2 or 3 am, then staff voices as they arrive and start their duties in the lobby at 7 am--we did not get a good night's sleep in the 3 nights we spent there. Many other rooms in this hotel may not have the same noise problem. The quieter rooms, however, may not have a window, and certainly not a view. Front desk staff was wonderful, helpful, with great English language skills. Dining room service was slow and not so friendly. Eat somewhere else for better restaurant value, too. I wish we had only spent one night here, but bill was pre-paid for 3 nights. I'll get a good night's sleep when we get back home!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Le Parisien Restaurant. nice ambiance, great caring service from the owner, from Montpelier, France! On the same side of the street as the University's big steps. As they say in France, "qualite-prix," (good value)! AND, right across from the steps is the wonderful El Tapatio: many appetizing dishes, great value and lively family atmosphere.

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