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Villa San Jose Hotel and Suites

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This has to be the best or one of the best hotels in Morelia. Situated in the foothills overlooking Morelia it is built to match the original Villa San Jose. A little hilly but navigable for all ages it overlooks the City. Spetacular views. There are beautiful gardens that are absolutely pristine. All the buildings are well looked after. The individual rooms all appear to be in an excellent state of repair. The restaurant overlooks the City. Food and drinks are moderately priced and they have have a varied menu. In three days we did not have a poor meal. All was well cooked and presented. Service was excellent.

We were in town for a business conference and this hotel was close by! Super happy with the gardens and quality of room. Service was great. Being from the beach the mountain air was a bit fresh for us but no problems the rooms had a fireplace! Just ask for wood and someone comes with wood and to light the fire! So cozy!! The restaurant was ok and had beautiful view of the city!

This is a charming hotel on the hillside above downtown Morelia. Easy cab ride to the Zocalo. There are several buildings located around beautifully kept gardens. Breakfast is served in a large restaurant with views over the city. There's a small outdoor terrace off the restaurant which is a lovely place for a drink in the evening to enjoy the city lights. Our room had a comfortable queen bed, small table and chair, fireplace and good bathroom with shower. Coffee maker in the room as well. The fireplace was wonderful in the evening as it can get cold in January! Staff came and set it up and even lit it and we went to sleep with the warm glow from the dying embers. We had a view out to the gardens but some units do have full city views. This was our second stay as we have friends we visit in Morelia and I expect we may be back next year. Staff are friendly and efficient. There is some English spoken though it helps to speak basic Spanish as this hotel seems to have mostly Mexican families. There is a nice looking pool area but we've never had time to use the pool. If you want a hotel that's a short ride from the downtown core with great rates, good breakfast (wide range of buffet options, both Mexican and other and also fresh cooked eggs to order) and helpful staff then you should look at the Villas San Jose.

My review is based solely on my experience at the restaurant. Although I did not stay at this beautiful hotel, I had dinner here. The setting is breathtaking. You have the city of Morelia literally at your feet. The restaurant is also very beautiful as well as an impeccable service. I will give this restaurant the benefit of doubt because the food I ordered was OK but I was expecting a much better flavor. It is good but average.

Great service and a Spectacular view of Morelia city. The rooms need a little hand but they are better than many, price-value perfect. That have a couple of things that can improve but honestly you can pass them. Nice gardens, yoga classes, nice pool, free parking and chimneys in your room.

it's a nice hotel with a nice view.half the lights in our room didn't work, internet didn't work most of the time. we asked for someone to come check the lights in our room and they didn't send anyone, they didn't offer to change our room either. The sheets were stained. the view from our room was a wall... and we had come to this hotel for the view. The bathroom stank. The food in the restaurant was not at all good and the service very slow.

My sister stayed here before and wanted to stay there when we went to Morelia to sell our parents home there. Not only is the place very quiet and the grounds are beautiful, the staff were the most helpful I have ever encountered any place in the world. We ran into banking problems and the hotel manager helped us with that. I loved falling asleep with a fire in the fireplace in the room. The food in the restaurant was very good except maybe the Sunday brunch. A lot of strange foods that I didn't what they were. I can not say enough about how much I loved our stay there.

Hotel perched on the mountain overlooking the city of Morelia. Quaint unique cabins have amazing views off the city, especially at night. Restaurant has great food and views to match. Rooms have special touches to remind you of your location: murals, exposed wood beams and, local pottery. Garden features local plants and stone sculptures of masks and saints. Immaculate gardens and pool area. Rooms come with complimentary fireplace and firewood serivice for a romantic evening on a chilly night. Locals dine at the on-site restaurant. We live in Mexico and enjoyed the charm of this weekend escape.Very pet friendly.

This property has wonderful potential, but some care needs to be taken in the rooms. Villa San Jose has a most beautiful, spacious grounds that are beautiful landscaped and well taken care of. When you drive onto the property, you feel like you've come to someplace really special. I wish the same care and attention was applied inside their rooms. Our room was large with beautiful views of the Historico Centro of Morelia. We had a fireplace where we had a warm, romantic fire overlooking the views of the city. Perfect so far, but, when you took a closer look, the bathroom was well worn, with black in the grout, cracks in the tile and it was kind of... just yuck! Our king sized bed was comfie but pillows small, lumpy and stinky. We were happy that we had bought some pillows beforehand at Costco which we were able to use. Serious updating needed. The price was very good, but I guess that's why. Also the fact that it is outside the city center, which was what we were looking for this time. But if someone wanted to go to Morelia to see the Historico Centro, they would be much better off with a hotel in that location. The restaurant was just OK. Again, amazing views, but the food was pretty basic. I was happy enough with my soup and salad, but my husband had the local dish of Enchiladas de Morelia which was cold and undercooked. I had a Gin Martini which was so watered down, you couldn't taste the gin. On the other hand, our waiter was awesome - friendly and attentive. Having said all that - would I stay here again? Maybe. Would I eat in the restaurant again? Definitely not.

I saw this place in internet and I though it was nice but when I saw it in person I really appreciated how charming looks like. All the hotel has a mexican style, with beautiful gardens. The restaurant has an awesome view of Morelia and food its tasty. In other info, Its not close to Morelia's downtown. I'd back to this hotel in my next visit to Morelia.

Patzimba 77 Col. Vista Bella Morelia MICH

Hotel highlights

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

Villa San Jose Hotel and Suites places you within a short walk of Government House and within a mile (2 km) of Benito Juarez Zoo. This 43-room, 3.5-star hotel has conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Morelia Convention Center and Orquidario are also nearby.


In addition to a restaurant onsite, there is also a bar where you can enjoy a drink. Start your day off with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee.


Villa San Jose Hotel and Suites's 43 rooms provide fireplaces, coffee makers, and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and cable TV. Free toiletries are also available.

Property features

At Villa San Jose Hotel and Suites, guests have access to an outdoor pool, an outdoor tennis court, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. Helpful staff can provide dry cleaning/laundry services, tour or ticket assistance, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Additional amenities include conference space, a business center, and a garden.

Room options

Junior Suite

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Senior Suite

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 6

Master suite

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

83.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 96 reviews