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Casa Catrina

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel was clean, beautiful, homely and the staff was absolutely amazing, they made my stay. Hotel is small and private and the rooms are big and comfortable. El hotel estaba limpio, hermoso, hogareño y el personal fue maravilloso, alegraron mi estancia. El hotel es pequeño y privado, y las habitaciones son grandes y cómodas.

Casa Catrina is a small boutique hotel situated in an interesting part of Oaxaca. It within easy walking distance to wonderful shops, the top rated restaurants, open markets and nightlife. It has 6 or 7 rooms and ours was large, clean and comfortable. All the normal creature comforts are there (except a small refrig) and in our room we had a Jacuzzi tub which was a nice touch. All the staff was extremely friendly and very helpful. We had a late afternoon "picnic" up on the roof terrace and the staff opened the kitchen and brought us all the plates, utensils, and glasses to make this a wonderful experience. Most staff spoke a little English...enough so with our limited Spanish we could pretty much communicate effectively. A continental breakfast is included in your room price and if you want an American or Mexican breakfast instead, their cook will prepare it for you. This is a nice and affordable place to stay in Oaxaca.

Dirk and I visited Oaxaca for Dia de Los Muertos in October/November 2015. We were with a small tour group and didn't have any idea what to expect. We arrived late on a Sunday evening. This is a small boutique hotel with only 6 rooms arranged around an atrium where breakfast is served in the morning. The staff was waiting for us to arrive and we checked in without delay. Our room was clean and comfortable and we got a good night's sleep. In fact, it wasn't until the next morning that I realized we were in a room with no windows. Well, at least no external windows. So if natural light is important to you, the "white room" isn't a good choice. I got a sense from my tourmates that the other rooms were much nicer, with patios and terraces, so it looks like we kind of got the short end of the stick on that one. So.... Breakfast was lovely and the staff really went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable.

I was not expecting Casa Catrina to be as well put together as it seems from its website and travelers' photos, but it was. The bedrooms are spacious, clean and well designed (gone are the faux leather sofas). Each one matched to the color (there are no room numbers but colors). I would highly recommend the ones upstairs (red, green and one other), as the windows open into a lovely balcony where we had breakfast every morning. Ours was decorated by two paintings from one of Oaxaca's most famous artists. The high beamed ceilings were very nice, the bed comfortable, wifi fast and powerful, TV had an extensive list of channels. The bathrooms were even better, with a vaunted ceiling and painted walls. The amenities very high quality as well. The location of the hotel is perfect. A block from the hustle and bustle but far enough not to be in the middle of it (as is the other Catrina hotel). The staff was both super efficient and friendly. I would recommend Casa Catrina highly.

I arrived at this hotel on Oct 26 and departed on Nov 3. From beginning to end the service at this hotel was outstanding. The location is perfect within walking distance of the many wonderful attractions of the city. This seems a boutique hotel with only 6 suites but the rooms are spacious, each one known by its color theme. Mine was Blanca. On one occasion all the guests looked at each other's rooms to see how the rooms were decorated according to the theme. All were tastefully decorated well appointed and spotlessly clean. The rooms surround an indoor court where meals are served. The bathroom had nice toiletries and included a bathrobe and a hairdryer. Breakfast with fresh fruit, fruit juice and warm rolls plus the choice of different egg dishes such as hueves rancheros was delicious. The bed was turned down each night with chocolates to tempt you. But the main reason to stay here is the staff. They are outstanding and treated us to exceptional service. I would definitely recommend this hotel and will stay there again.

We had a lovely 2 night stay in this pretty boutique B & B. We had the yellow room on the first floor - it was very comfortable and well furnished. The breakfasts were superb. The location is excellent - 2 mins walk to Santo Domingo and 5 mins to the Zocalo. Would definitely recommend this hotel

I was looking for a location close to the Santo Domingo cultural center, primarily to be on the quieter side of the historic center. Based on reviews on TripAdvisor, I booked a room for a 4 night stay with my husband. We had the Yellow Room on the first floor. The room was very nicely appointed, I loved the step-in shower. Linens and towels were of good quality, our room was quiet. The rate include a continental breakfast. We found it filling, with a fresh fruit plate, delicious fresh-from-the-oven Mexican pastries, and coffee or chocolate. A breakfast menu is available, which we tried a couple of times. The location was perfect, just about 2 blocks from the Santo Domingo cultural center, the staff was very friendly and helpful. I would go back.

The location could not be better. Just 2 blocks away from Sto Domingo. Quiet hotel with auper friendly staff and personalized attention, the rooms are very big but the decoration could definitely improve.

This is a lovely, small B&B, in an excellent location. The rooms are beautifully appointed. Many amenities. The staff is very caring. Terrific breakfast. Good WiFi at no additional cost. I would stay there again anytime.

Overall, Casa Catrina offers pleasant accommodations and is well located. They were the first hotel I've ever stayed at to refuse to provide a second washcloth! Many places in the world don't provide any, but Casa C provided only one in the bathroom?! When I asked for another, they refused and told me that was all they had! There were two of us in the room, did they think we would share a washcloth? While the breakfast service is prompt, its a very meager offering of a roll or two and juice, and the coffee is horribly weak. I'd just as soon pay another 50-60 pesos a night and have a breakfast that seemed hospitable and generous.

Garcia Virgil 703 Centro Oaxaca OAX

Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour front desk

Casa Catrina places you next to House of Juarez Museum and Graphic Arts Institute of Oaxaca. This 6-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Museum of Oaxacan Culture and Church of Santo Domingo de Guzman are a short walk away.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


All 6 air-conditioned rooms feature phones.

Property features

The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables.

Room options

White room standard

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Pink superior room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Green superior room

King 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

82% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 66 reviews