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Best Western Plus Posada de Don Vasco

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel was built in 1938, and still has many of the old parts. I stayed in the Colonial section on the upstairs balcony facing the gardens and lake. LOVED IT. I hear there are new parts that are more "luxurious" but I am happy I stayed in the old part (and the new parts are not upstairs, so don't have the magnificent view of the hallway balcony). The old part felt more authentic with an old hacienda feel to it. I also had stayed here some 35 years ago, and was happy to see that the game room is almost unchanged, with an old-style bowling lane, "futbolito" (soccer) wooden machines, and ping-pong table tennis tables. We played table tennis for hours in the evenings. So much fun! The restaurant was good, but service a bit slow. Something to be aware: this is on the outside of the town. It is about a 10-15 min drive from the center.

I stayed in Best Western for two nights and I enjoyed it. The rooms were very clean. For entertainment there is a two lanes for those that want to do bowling. Also there is a billiards table, and it has a pool. They offer a buffet for breakfast and the cost is $155 pesos per person. I suggest taking a taxi that cost 35 to 40 pesos and going into downtown to eat at the market. Very good traditional food. The hotel is about 10 minutes driving distance to the city centre. I recommend this hotel if staying in Patzcuaro.

The hotel is a few minutes from downtown, but perfect if you want to avoid the noise and if you are planning to visit other towns, since it is right at the exit to the highway. The restaurant is very clean and the staff is friendly and helpful.

Posada don Vasco is located in the entrance of the city, which avoids a little bit the heavy traffic to downtown. Hotel is good, although beds are not comfortable, with hard mattresses. If possible, ask for the new building, cause bedrooms at the older part of the hotel are kind of dark and a little bit smaller than the new ones. Pool is very good, but the casino/bar (playroom) is old and not well conserved. It has some pool tables, table tennis and an old bowling alley, where you have to arrange the pins manually. Restaurant is good, with good mexican food at a fair price. Actually this hotel is one of the best you can find in the region.

The hotel is divided into the old section and the new one.. STAY in the new one. The hotel is very relaxing with beautiful gardens and and an overall nice experience. Restaurant serves local food specializing in Michoacan Cuisine. The swimming pool and the summing pool area are very nice. It's a beautiful colonial hotel and you have the limits that a colonial building has. Amenities are nice. Decor of rooms are colonial yet with a touch of modern. Service is good and it is your BEST bet in the city.

I spend a family weekend in Posada Don Vasco, we were assigned a room in the oldest part of the hotel, the room was very old, the carpet had a funny smell, and on the same day the gave us another room in the newest part, the breakfast buffet wasn't all of it great, but they had a few good things, the staff was helpful and kind. I will stay again, but I believe they should improve their cuisine, since Michoacán´s gastronomy is so rich and unique.

This is a tough one to write because the hotel should be so much better than it actually is. First... Pros: --Very convenient location on Hwy 120. It is next to a supermarrket so you can pick up those little items that you may need. More importantly, it is close to the two sets of ruins and many other area attractions. --The staff. While the hotel is a disappointment, the staff were always courteous, friendly and helpful.They did the best they could with what was available. Unfortunately... Cons: --The hotel is very dated. Obviously, it is a much older hotel, but wires are exposed, paint is old and sloppy, the carpet is frayed at the walls and--worst of all--when we opened the door to the closet and the light came on, there was a buzzing sound like electricity arcing. --Towels are at a premium. When we checked in around 4:30, we were told our room was ready. We went upstairs and found that there were only 2 small hand towels. I asked the maid and was told they were still being cleaned. Granted, we were there for the New Year holiday, but a hotel without sufficient towels? It seemed like they had just enough to cover the rooms and maybe one or two more. I had to ask Reception at 6 about the towels and still we waited. The maid was quite apologetic, bu we did not have towels until 8pm--incredibly annoying since we had been traveling for over 5 hours and were hot, sweaty and not exactly happy about not being able to clean up. --The food in the buffet was never very good, not well replenished and one step away from cold. --The pictures you see online are from the back. The garden is quite lovely and the building is impressive, but the front sits right on the main road. This is not really a negative, but it is a bit misleading; however, if you arrive late, parking could be a problem --As I later discovered, prices were doubled and even 5 times normal because of the holiday. While we did not get as badly gouged as others, there was not anything to warrant the gouging. --It can get quite noisy from the courtyard. --The bed is rock hard. --Wi-fi was iffy, at best. Even when I go close to Reception, it faded in and out. Using it in the room(and we were close to Reception) was frustrating. Connections were often lost, when they could even be made. This is not a horrible hotel, but it was a very deep disappointment.

This is a great place to stay I definitely recommend it. Lovely architecture, is quite, relaxing and excellent location, close to all in town tourist attractions. Customer service and attention is unbeatable.

We stayed there in a double room with a balcony, the room was pretty but was generally old and, it said that the room had WiFi, which worked for about an hour and then stopped working. We talked to the manager and she said that it was going to get fixed, and it wasn't. The employees are very very nice but the hotel lacks maintenance.

Stayed here for a few nights and was very impressed with the hotel and the immaculate grounds. The lawns & flowers everywhere were wonderful and very professionally kept. The rooms were nice, and while not 5 star, were nicely kept, clean, and comfortable. The property was quite large, and the rooms in the back were very quiet. Although we didn't have a chance to use it, even the pool looked clean and inviting. The wi-fi in the common areas was good, but found it inconvenient that we had to leave the room to get it. Would be so much better if they expanded the service and signal so we could access it in the rooms. The restaurant was good for breakfast, and the Sunday brunch buffet has a lot of choice and variety, even an omelette station. The parking lot was secure, and we felt very safe and comfortable at the hotel. We would definitely stay there again.

Av. Lazaro Cardenas 450 Patzcuaro MICH

Hotel highlights

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

Located within a mile (2 km) of Gertrudis Bocanegra Square, Best Western Plus Posada de Don Vasco is within 2 miles (3 km) of Basque of Quiroga Square. This 102-room, 4-star hotel has 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. In central Patzcuaro, the hotel is also close to Nuestra Senora de la Salud Basilica and House of the Eleven Patios.


Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including El Tarasco, which specializes in international cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM.


Best Western Plus Posada de Don Vasco's 102 rooms are individually decorated and provide coffee makers, free local calls, and free bottled water. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels and pay movies. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include safes, ironing boards, and desks.

Property features

Best Western Plus Posada de Don Vasco offers an outdoor pool, an outdoor tennis court, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available on request). The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 10 meeting rooms, a conference center, and a business center.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2