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Oaxaca Real Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I have to be careful to not let two days of rain colour my judgement on this hotel. Located two blocks from the zocalo and markets, the hotel is colonial style, and I believe what it termed "listed" in the UK - ergo, little work can be done to it. Nevertheless, I don't believe this can be the sole cause of some of the issues. Our room was stuffy, with one window overlooking the multi-storey car park next door; no aircon, just a ceiling fan. Very limited power points, so do make sure you bring your own multipoint adaptor. WC seat broken. Only one water and one glass in a double room...... Building works going on replacing the lift. Many of these things I can accept while not liking - what I refuse to accept is the surly attitude of the staff at breakfast. I may be considered a "gringo" to some, but if you're working in the service industry, I don't expect blatant ignoring and being made to feel I'm having a favour done. Maybe it was the weather, maybe it was simply the wrong career choice for the 3 - 4 staff lounging around. I'm sure with some remedial work (maintenance) and some staff retraining it will be good, as the hotel itself is beautiful, and as I say, well located. Do take a walking city tour, takes about 3 hours and is well worth it. Based on experience, I would consider another hotel were I to return to Oaxaca.

Brilliant location - 5 minutes walk to the zocola and surrounded by craft and art boutiques. But thats where the good stuff ends. Our room had no window and only a ceiling fan. the pool was a large bath next to the reception and the food was poor. I have to disagree with many reviewers in Oaxaca, which prides itself on being a foodie place the menu here is unimaginative and poor. Service is also patchy depending on who you get. There are much better places to stay in Oaxaca and certainly many good to great places to eat.

Great hotel! The best part about this place is the service. We've had Solares Villalobos Jose David "Kapitan' as our waiter/anything you need guy. He is outstanding, very kind and goes above and beyond for any request. If he isn't the manager, he would make a great one! Give the guy a promotion! Overall great experience - come and visit!!!

The hotel has good location , prices on the search look better than what really was offered once you are there, the rooms had a máximum of 4 persons, and one of the reasons of my stay was the pool for the kids, but was very , very cold, not able really to be used. The personal had good treatment and its clean. There are not electrical conections next to the bed so you can leave plugged your computer meanwhile you work.

very well placed hotel just a few blocks from the Zocalo, cathedral, museum and music square. smart traditional style with small swimming pool, technically outside. own restaurant and bar on top floor in the sun. rooms are comfortable but few rooms have outside view, rooms look onto internal light wells. sounds carry at night but area quiet. small bathroom, walk in shower. TV, hairdryer, safe, free Wi-Fi. lots of stairs - lift out of order.

This lovely hotel has everything, lovely spacious and character filled rooms, great wifi, clean linen, great shower, a pool, restaurant, bar, excellent staff, a safe deposit box in room and a lift. Only thing wrong was that I was in the room next to the lift and a utility cupboard which was very noisy during the day

Don't expect a lot from the rooms, but they are clean. Maybe those with street view would be better.Quite centric and employees are friendly. Good value for the amount charged. Nice terrace for a breakfast.

I stayed here with my husband in early November for the Day of the Dead festival. It is a lovely city hotel with a beautiful but small (and cold!) pool in a courtyard within its grounds. The rooms are simple but clean and adequate, just check that there is a plug for your coffee machine nearby, there wasn't with ours and we ended up balancing the machine on the sink in the bathroom! Breakfast was not included and on one day only out of the 4 we stayed, there was a buffet with beautifully ripe fruits of all kinds, yoghurt, and hot Mexican and European food. Close by is the Zocalo, a large square lined with restaurants, of which the farthest away we found to be the best, and we ate there some mornings. Generally the staff were pleasant, but some were definitely 'offhand' and sometimes almost rude, even though we were always polite - (we spoke to some other visitors and they had the same experience). We found we would come back to the hotels rooftop restaurant and bar, very pretty, usually between 9.30-10pm to find hardly any staff, and when we asked for some beers, would be met with scowls and grunts, as if they wanted to close. Very strange, ended up taking them back to the room. Other nights we saw diners there as late as 11pm. We decided to leave a tip every other day, although if you do this, on the days you don't you may not get your coffee refilled/clean glasses etc! Once they realised the routine they rectified this though! Really close to the fiesta, it's all around the Zocalo, great location and a pretty hotel, would probably stay again despite the lukewarm attitude of the staff.

Oaxaca is a great town - you will find very modern places and also traditional atmosphere. The Hotel Oaxaca Real seems to be nice when I entered. The rooms are very simple, also the bathrooms. People at reception are nice or at least polite. There is no private safe in the room. People in the restaurant (breakfast service) are nice or not nice - just like they want to behave. Sorry - but this is not acceptable! I asked for a late check out, of course for some charge. But it was difficult to negotiate that. They charged more than acceptable. I paid because I was in a need. There are probably better places in town!

We are nearing the end of a 2 week stay at the Oaxaca Real and have found it to be a comfortable base for our explorations of the city. The location is perfect, the staff are helpful and the on-site restaurant is good. Our room overlooking the pool has all we need - good bed, coffee maker, large mirror etc. It may be noisier than the back rooms but we are happy to trade this off for a larger room with french doors that open to a pleasant outlook. The noise is not as bad as some reviews indicate although it does depend on the day and room location. Being early risers the noise is not a big issue for us. We saw one of the back rooms that had one small window facing an air sharft that would be quieter and okay for a night or 2 but we were pleased to have been offered Rm 301.

Manuel Garcia Vigil No. 306 Oaxaca OAX

Hotel highlights

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

Located in Centro, Oaxaca Real Hotel is next to Manuel Alvarez Bravo Photography Center and Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca. This 3.5-star hotel has 77 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Oaxaca Regional Museum and Belber Jimenez Museum are also a short walk from this Oaxaca hotel.


For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served each morning for a fee. This hotel has a restaurant that's perfect for a leisurely bite to eat.


The 77 rooms are recently renovated and have an array of amenities, including free local calls, ceiling fans, and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries.

Property features

Guests staying at Oaxaca Real Hotel enjoy an outdoor pool, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a conference center and wedding services.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

55% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 215 reviews