The Lodge At Uxmal4.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We spent the Christmas holiday here. The hotel was very quiet and the grounds are beautiful. Front desk service was attentive; restaurant service was hit and miss depending on the server. Christmas Eve and Day was extremely quiet -- we felt as if we were some of the only guests there. It was a great base for our visit to Uxmal (including the light show Xmas Eve) and to other Ruta Puuc ruins. Pros: beautiful grounds, a resort in the jungle just outside the main entrance to Uxmal archaeological site. With a few exceptions, we had friendly, helpful service. Relaxing vibe. Walking distance to ruins and to a sister hotel/restaurant (Hacienda Uxmal) for some dining variety (and great old photos of previous famous visitors). Nice rooms with mosquito netting, quality linens, large bathrooms and some rooms with jetted tubs. Rooms open up to a covered balcony/terrace with nice views, ceiling fans and rocking chairs. Nice pools. Outdoor dining under a large palapa. We enjoyed the marmalade served with the bread service at breakfast. Cons: "Honeymoon Suite" room (room with a loft bedroom in the back building of the resort) was extremely musty/mildew-y. Had to switch rooms after the first night due to the smell and sensitivity to the mold. While the hotel was very accommodating and gave a different, smaller, room near the main pool, our new room's bed was quite hard and uncomfortable and for $270/night, more could have been done to compensate us. They need to figure out how to keep the rooms fresh in a humid climate. All rooms are pretty dark with limited ventilation. Sat at the bar one evening and ordered some high end tequila (Clase Azul, which we know well and enjoy at home) that had clearly been watered down in the bottle. We reported this to the bartender, who seemed annoyed with us and gave us a try of another top shelf tequila. It too, had been watered down. Frustrated, he opened a new bottle of Don Julio in front of us and it was undoctored and perfect. Food prices are expensive, but we are far from a town (however the cafe inside the Uxmal site entrance was affordable with good food and drinks -- wish we had gone there more than once). Welcome margaritas were pretty poor. We had the American Breakfast with our room rate and it was good, but I wished I had the option to get the Mexican Breakfast for the same price (it was available for $286 MX additional). Cheesy music on a 60-minute loop at both hotel properties meant we heard the same music over and over (All I Want for Xmas is You was heard 3x during cocktails and dinner).
Our family wanted sun, beach, Mayan ruins, and to experience local Mexican culture away from the crowds. The Lodge at Uxmal is fantastic. The staff, Luis in particular, the grounds and common areas are 5 star. Our 2-story room was very unique and tropical in design, but also tropical in condition scoring slightly below 4 star. Overall though, given proximity to the ruins, Ruta Puuc and Chocolate Museum, I can't recommend Lodge at Uxmal enough.
We really enjoyed our stay at this facility. The rooms were large and comfortable. They were well equipped. The grounds were very nice. The food was good also. We would definitely be happy to stay at this facility again in the future.
Hotel is across the street from the Uxmal site, so it is convenient. Beautiful rooms and grounds. Restaurant is expensive for Mexico, seems to be targeting foreigners. I didn't like the fact that the restaurant automatically added a tip to the bill. This is a tip-off locals don't dine there.
I cannot say enough great things about this hotel and its staff, in particular Luis - the concierge and Pedro - Head of Kitchen. We were treated like royalty; they set up a lovely hammock for us out front of our room, immersed us in a Mayan cooking class with Rosa & Victor, where we could make our own Pollo Pibil (in the ground!) to enjoy at lunch, and prepared a delightful 4 course dinner with a gourmet, unique dessert including a 'Yum Bootik' (Thank You in Mayan) message on the artfully presented plates. As a couple traveling with our 7 year old, they were thoughtful enough to offer an extra bed which was appreciated. The pool areas are gorgeous and if you bring along a small pool toy for young ones, it's delightful to see them enjoying some play time together, even if they don't speak the same language. We had to sit out front (or lay in the hammock) for the best wifi signal and the beds were a wee on the hard side, else I would give 5 stars all around. Even so, we HIGHLY recommend staying at this property so close to the Uxmal grounds entrance.
We happen to be at this hotel when it was on the off season and if you want to visit, this is the time to do it. The room was elegantly furnished with a jacuzzi pool. You'll get total personal attention because there are plenty of staff to help you out. Luis Felipe Chan, the concierge, was very helpful and kind and offered a much needed ice cold towel upon our return from Uxmal ruins in the heat of the day. We saw the light show at the ruins at night so we caught dinner afterwards. Since we were the only ones at the resort at the time, we got personal attention from the chef. We visited in November and it was a special time.
Upon completion of our guided tour of the Uxmal Ruins We were famished while leaving the ruins within 59 yards we came upon the Lodge in the right and said let’s give this a try OMG so very happy we did first person to greet us was Luis he was in charge of the concierge service what a warm and friendly gentleman he made us feel as if we were the only ones in the outdoor restaurant but not intrusively Olivia ordered the cabbage, carrot and chicken salad and she could only say Yum I ordered the soup of the day which was a light tomato based vegetable and all I could say was Yum Yum We both ordered the fish if the day which was grouper served with rice and veggies as well as cooked carrots and a local squash, apologies I forgot the name of the squash Desert for me was homemade coconut sherbet so lite could have had more Olivia had the cheese cake which she said was nothing like New York but was very nice had a heavier texture but was light Did I forget to mention the margaritas what can I say VERY GOOD! I may try to return and stay at the lodge it was very inviting
Besides the proximity to the entrance to Uxmal archeological site (a must see) the hotel is overrated from my point of view - but it seems to be the best in the area. Staff sometimes seemed to be bored or overstrained. Prices in the restaurant and bar are far too high.
This is our fourth time in this beautiful ,enchanting hotel in the heart of the Yucatan land,only an hour away from our second home in Chuburna Puerto. it has always welcome us with the warmth ,and serenity that we need to decompress after having to deal with the stress of owning a home in a foreign country. The peacefulness of the surroundings,the attention to detail,the care and warmth of the staff,makes this Hotel priceless.. We highly recommend this hotel,and always be thank full for the memories that has made possible to us . Thank you all at the lodge at Uxmal..
both the free appetizers and main courses were excellent, tasty and good value. restaurant setting also very nice, right by uxmal site. Enjoyed our meal here more than at any of the many retaurants we ate at in Merida!
- Free full breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
The Lodge At Uxmal places you next to Pyramid of the Magician and within a 5-minute walk of Uxmal Archaeological Site. This 40-room, 4.5-star lodge has 2 outdoor pools along with a full-service spa and free breakfast. It's in the historical district and also a short walk from Governors Palace.
Start your day off right with a free full breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at the lodge's family restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.
The Lodge At Uxmal's 40 air-conditioned rooms provide furnished balconies or patios, minibars, and coffee makers. 29-inch flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free bottled water, ceiling fans, and safes are also available.
Guests of The Lodge At Uxmal have access to a full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and a children's pool. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle for USD 350 per vehicle roundtrip. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this luxury lodge include free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and laundry facilities.
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88% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 380 reviews