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La Misión de Fray Diego

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This small hotel is 2 blocks off the central plaza in Merida. Don't be fooled by the neighborhood or simple exterior. Once you walk through the antique front double doors you are transported to a different time and place - Colonial Mexico. The entrance way, central garden, and swimming pool area all beautiful and filled with antiques. All of the staff is helpful and gracious. They had valet parking for the car, but you must park first on the street and run in and get the valet. The rooms are all in the back away from the street. Our large ground floor room with a comfortable queen size bed was steps from the open air pool. No noise could be heard in our room from the pool area or street. The bathroom was modern and clean. We choose the package with the American breakfast and felt it was well worth the price as the food was great and we ate in a beautiful tranquil garden. We also eat 2 dinners in the hotel restaurant and enjoyed the atmosphere and the quality of the food. The Mayan mixed grill platter was excellent. We enjoyed our 2 night stay and would stay here again. See pictures.

This place is beautiful, the best in Merida. Great location,peaceful, great customer service,clean rooms,nice pool and patios,bar opens at 6:00pm ( if they will open the bar early could be much better) This hotel is the best for your trip to Merida.

A converted convent. It's good that these historic buildings are not falling into disrepair. The room was large and basic. The bathroom needed attention. Basin dripped and hot water took a very long time. Staff just advised us to keep running it. That isn’t environmentally friendly. There was a small pool but only three loungers. Towels appeared in the morning. We were unable to ascertain if guests had obtained the towels to reserve the loungers or if the staff put three there and the same towels remained throughout the day for all comers. Breakfast in the courtyard was pleasant and the waiting staff helpful.

The name gives it away. It does have religious overtones but its relatively subtle. The courtyard is lovely with a fountain and dining area. The food is good and the atmosphere relaxed. It is very handy for the city centre but away from the noise.

My husband and I recently spent a week in this lovely hotel. I is an enchanting place loaded with ambience. A superb staff who worked very hard to make you feel at home. I was worried about the heat. While we were there it stayed in the mid nineties. The AC in are room worked very well as did the ceiling fan.The wifi worked well in the room and by the pool. The room was very clean an updated but in keeping with the style of the hotel through out. We loved breakfast in the courtyard.(Try the chiliquilies they are excellent!) It was wonderful having the hotel located so close the the main square. We gave up our rental car when we moved into the Fray Diego and never missed it the entire week. Our stay here was marvelous and if we are ever in Merida again we wouln't stay anywhere else!

We stayed at Fray Diego for 3 nights, and our stay was delightful, We were in Merida for our daughter's wedding. The staff let us use the courtyard dining tables in the afternoon so that we could assemble gift bags for the wedding guests. We ate delicious breakfasts there 3 mornings, and dinners on three evenings. Our room was spacious and clean, bed is comfortable, and the bathroom was clean. It took some adjustment to get the AC temp right at night, but not a problem really. We stayed on the 3rd floor, and the room was quiet and had a view of the courtyard with the pool. We loved the serenity of the main courtyard next to the dining room, with the fountain and trees and birds, all very relaxing. The front desk staff, housekeepers, and the restaurant staff were all very friendly and helpful. We will stay here again on our next trip to Merida.

A nice boutique hotel with a nice courtyard with pool and lush plants. Enjoyed the connected restaurant for breakfast. Our room was on the third floor, no elevator. Only a few blocks to the historic center square.

Wonderfully restored mission with peaceful garden and pool area. Close to main square, many historical sites, and great resturants. Prices for food and drinks are inexpensive. Get the classic breakfast in the morning. Friendly and accommodating staff. Would return here.

The hotel has an exquisitely designed shaded courtyard with a fountain in the center. It is a cool, relaxing environment to have breakfast, dinner, or just to collect your thoughts. Considerable attention has been paid to the esthetics throughout the hotel. Our room was very quiet and private. We stayed for 9 days and the friendly, helpful and accommodating staff really enhanced the quality of our stay. They typically went that extra mile. Things to know: 1. The hotel has no elevator. The staff proactively handles guests' luggage. The top floor is 3, which means the you have a maximum of 2 flights of stairs to walk. We had no problem with it whatsoever, but anyone who is disabled and cannot walk one or two flights of stairs should inquire about what accommodations are available. 2. As someone else noted, the bathroom has little space for storing things and the wifi, while free, is very spotty in the guest rooms (downstairs in the courtyard/lobby, or pool area, it works find). If these things are important to you, you might find that annoying. If you are looking for a quiet, charming, peaceful, friendly hotel in the center of Merida, I recommend this hotel.

Nice hotel with friendly staff. Missing some creature comforts and the wifi and hot water are both a little bit temperamental. Pack your own toiletries or buy some up the road as shampoo and conditioner weren’t always provided. Good air conditioning. Nice lobby and surrounds. Central location. Overall clean rooms.

Calle 61, 524 entre 64 y 66, Col Centro Merida YUC

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Centro, La Misión de Fray Diego is within a 5-minute walk of sights such as Plaza Grande and Montejo House. This 26-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Merida and also a short walk from Merida Cathedral and Macay Museum.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Start each morning with continental breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 11 AM.


La Misión de Fray Diego's 26 recently renovated rooms provide washers/dryers, ceiling fans, and safes. 32-inch LED TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Phones, ironing boards, and desks are also available.

Property features

Renovated in 2015, La Misión de Fray Diego offers an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the shuttle from the hotel to the airport (available 24 hours) for MXN 200 per vehicle. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and laundry facilities.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

78.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 328 reviews