The 9 Best Hotels in Campeche, Mexico

The 9 Best Hotels in Campeche, Mexico

Campeche is one of the 31 states that make up Mexico. Located on the Yucatan Peninsula, it shares borders with Tabasco, Yucatan, Quintana Roo, Belize, and Guatemala. This makes it a fantastic place to use as a base for onward travel in Mexico and beyond.

But what does the city of Campeche have to offer? Whereas most visitors head straight to the Caribbean coastline of the Yucatan Peninsula to see Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and the other big hitters, Campeche is often overlooked. In today’s post, we’re taking a deep dive into this gem of a coastal city and will share with you the 9 best hotels in Campeche, Mexico.

What to Do in Campeche

First, let’s look at what there is to do in Campeche.

Explore the City

Known as Mexico’s rainbow city, Campeche is an Instagrammer’s dream. The colorful architecture, modern street art, and colonial styling make for a fabulous day of wandering and exploring.

Once you’ve finished checking out the old mansions and vibrant homes that line the streets of Campeche, head over to Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción. Its baroque facade and imposing structure are truly impressive.

Make sure your wandering takes you to the old city, too. The walls took over 50 years to construct and seven of the bastions of the wall remain today.

Check Out the Food Scene

Mexico is a world leader in the food stakes, so no trip would be complete without digging into the many tasty local dishes that are available in Campeche. Calle 59 is a pedestrian-only street that has become the center of Campeche’s food scene.

Camaron de coco (coconut shrimp) is a classic Campeche dish and is washed down perfectly with a rice drink known as horchata.

Discover Campeche’s Archaeological Sites

Edzna is an incredible Mayan ruin located in the state of Campache and is well worth the trip to see it. Check out the main temple in the ruins’ plaza set on a 40-meter-high platform dating back to as far as 400 BC: it’s amazing.

Calakmul is another stunning Maya archaeological site. This was one of the most powerful ancient Mayan cities and it’s estimated to have been home to 50,000 people. The ruins are nestled away in the jungle but are easy to get to with some forward planning.

Uxmal is another must-see Maya city. It’s considered to be one of the most important Mayan archaeological sites and is an impressive architectural structure to behold. The cut-stone detailing has been surprisingly well preserved, and to see the central pyramid is breathtaking.

Be a Beach Bum

Although Campeche is a coastal city, its beaches aren’t really what it’s known for. That being said, there are some incredible options extremely nearby that definitely deserve a visit.

Playa Bonita is just eight miles south of the city and is one of the prettiest beaches in the area (bonita means pretty in Spanish). This spot has restaurants, bathrooms, and food options available, making it a perfect place for families to spend a day splashing around.

Isla Arena is a small fishing village close to Campeche. This option has much fewer amenities so be sure to stock up on snacks and water before heading over. However, what it lacks in amenities, it makes up for with charm and tranquility.

How to Get to and from Campeche

Campeche has its own international airport so if you’re flying in from the north of Mexico or from out of the country, check for flights here first.

If you don’t have any luck, the closest alternative airport to Campeche is Merida International Airport. It’s only a few miles away and there are private taxis and shared ‘colectivo’ mini buses available to take you into Campeche.

Cancun International Airport is another convenient option.

Campeche bus station is linked to many of the major destinations on the Yucatan Peninsula and can be booked in advance. If you’re unsure of your options, ask for help with booking onward travel at your hotel’s front desk.

If you plan to hire a car, the highway that serves Campeche is safe and modern, and the drive is easy to navigate. The city itself is built on a convenient grid system so it’s easy to get around and there’s lots of parking available.

Now let’s get into the 9 best hotels in Campeche, Mexico.

1. Bajo las Hojas

First up on our list is Bajo las Hojas. This small, beautifully designed hotel makes a stylish base for your trip and provides a relaxing ambiance for your time in Campeche.

The outdoor swimming pool and garden are located in a quiet courtyard and catch plenty of sunshine. Seating and loungers are available, so all you need to bring is a good book and you’re set for the afternoon. The property offers free Wi-Fi to guests, and a delicious continental or a la carte breakfast is available each morning.

The rooms at Bajo las Hojas are beautifully decorated with neutral tones and natural fabrics, creating a stylish, rustic finish. Each room has a flat-screen TV, storage, and a safety deposit box. Air-conditioning is available to beat Mexico’s famous heat, and there are also mosquito nets to guarantee a peaceful night’s sleep. The bathrooms are well-equipped with toiletries and a hairdryer, and the stone sink and thoughtful finishes give the space a boutique vibe.

Top amenities include:

  • Swimming pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Rooms with air conditioning

Check availability for this stylish, rustic hotel here.

2. Casa de Zari B&B

From the moment you set eyes on this vibrant and bright B&B, you’ll feel right at home. This accommodation has heaps of character and lots of personal touches that will make it a stay to remember.

The rooms at Casa de Zari have an authentic Mexican feel to them with tiled flooring, dark wooden furniture, and rustic finishings. The space is well-maintained and incredibly clean, making for a comfortable stay. All the amenities you could need are included, such as a comfy bed, flat screen TV, and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and free toiletries.

The shared lounge is a great spot to chill out and meet fellow travelers, and the tranquil garden gives you space to enjoy a morning cup of coffee in the sun. There’s a small swimming pool in the garden for cooling off after a long day of tourism, and the friendly hosts are on-hand for anything you might need during your stay. To top all of that off, there’s also a delicious continental breakfast served each morning and bicycles are available which makes it easy to explore the city center.

Top amenities include:

  • Comfy beds
  • Hairdryer and free toiletries
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bicycles for hire

Check availability for this authentic B&B here.

3. Castelmar Hotel

Castelmar Hotel is a spectacular four-star option positioned perfectly in el centro. Set in a restored colonial-style property dating back to the 1800s, this authentic Mexican casa (house) delivers a taste of old Mexico.

The outdoor swimming pool with sun terrace is a dreamy place to relax and enjoy the sunshine. Free Wi-Fi keeps you connected while you chill poolside. Staff are friendly and helpful and will do their best to ensure you enjoy your stay.

The rooms at Castelmar Hotel are positioned around a central courtyard and are decorated with tiled floors, wood beams, and furniture that stays true to Mayan tradition. Modern conveniences aren’t lacking though, and each spacious room offers air conditioning, satellite TV, and private bathrooms.

The location of this property is just steps from the seafront and is surrounded by shops, restaurants, and history, making it the perfect base for exploring Campeche.

Top amenities include:

  • Swimming pool
  • Authentic Mayan decor
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Located in el centro

Check availability for this city center option here.

4. Hotel Maculís

Hotel Maculis is another great central hotel with a four-star rating close to Campeche’s old town.

If you’re traveling as a group, the family-size hotel rooms provide plenty of space for everyone, and the split-level studio is perfect for spreading out during longer stays. Each stylish room has air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom with toiletries, and some have a private balcony with a garden view.

The outdoor pool is a good spot to cool off when the weather’s at its warmest and the shaded gardens and spacious patios provide plenty of room to relax in comfort.

The location is within walking distance of all that Campeche has to offer, and the main sites are easily accessible. If you’ve chosen to hire a car to see more of the Yucatan Peninsula, you’ll find free parking at the property.

Top amenities include:

  • Family rooms
  • Outdoor pool and garden
  • Private balconies
  • Parking at the property

Check availability for this lush four-star hotel here.

5. Casa Rosanna

If you’re looking for a spot with the nicest hosts imaginable, you’ve found it. This B&B is great value and it’s pet friendly too, so your entire family can expect a warm welcome.

The units at Casa Rosanna are simple but have plenty of amenities on offer. Each room has a patio, a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries, and a flat-screen TV. Each room also has a well-fitted kitchen with a toaster and a kettle which is handy for making snacks when you’re not in the mood to go out.

The location of this B&B is also ideal, and the historic city center can be reached in just 15 minutes on foot. Ask your hosts for recommendations on their favorite places to eat and you won’t be disappointed. Flexible check-in is possible if requested in advance, and guests are welcome to make use of the shared kitchen space.

Top amenities include:

  • Private patios
  • Rooms with kitchenettes
  • Central location in downtown Campeche
  • Flexible check-in

Check availability for this pet-friendly B&B here.

6. Hotel Plaza Colonial

Situated close to Campeche Cathedral and opposite the beautiful X’much-haltún Botanical Gardens is where you’ll find Hotel Plaza Colonial. This beautiful yellow property is just minutes from the main square and the Malecón seafront boulevard that runs along the coast. The international airport is just a 15-minute drive away, too.

The central outdoor pool is a great size and gives you plenty of space for swimming or lounging. There’s also a shared lounge to relax in when the weather isn’t suited to outdoor time. Free Wi-Fi is available on-site and there’s also free parking just outside the property.

The vibrant colors of Hotel Plaza Colonial continue inside the rooms and each one is vibrant, bright, and airy. Air conditioning and a ceiling fan keep you cool and the big comfy beds ensure a perfect night’s sleep.

Top amenities include:

  • Close to Campeche Cathedral
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking

Check availability for this perfectly positioned hotel here.

7. Gamma Campeche Malecon

Whereas the rest of the properties on our list so far have been small and cozy, Gamma Campeche Malecon has more of a mid-sized resort vibe. Located on the seafront promenade, guests at this hotel have great access to Yucatan Peninsula’s famous Gulf of Mexico coastline.

This hotel offers a fabulous large pool and plenty of loungers that makes an amazing alternative to the beach. There are dozens of restaurants nearby the hotel but the onsite La Terraza Restaurant is a convenient and tasty on-site spot for dinner. There’s also a cafe at the hotel that offers live music.

The air-conditioned rooms at Gamma Campeche Malecon all have city or ocean views, plus flat-screen TVs and a coffee maker. There’s plenty of space to spread out, making for a very comfortable stay.

Top amenities include:

  • Seafront location
  • Restaurant and cafe on-site
  • Ocean and city views
  • Spacious rooms

Check availability for this resort-style hotel here.

8. Hotel Lopez

Positioned close to the seafront is the beautiful Hotel Lopez.

The guest rooms combine spacious elegance with old-world Mexico styling for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Amenities include air-conditioning, a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV, and a well-equipped private bathroom. Some rooms also have a pool view and all include a terrace.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property, and a continental or American breakfast is available each morning. There’s free private parking on-site for guests that drive, and the friendly team at this hotel are on-hand to help book trips and excursions around the Gulf of Mexico and beyond.

The 24-hour front desk is ideal for late check-ins and Hotel Lopez also offers an airport shuttle service for an additional fee to make your journey to and from Campeche as easy as possible.

Top amenities include:

  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the property
  • Continental and American breakfast is available
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport shuttle service

Check availability for this amenity-packed hotel here.

9. Hotel Malecón

The final property on our list is Hotel Malecón. This 3-star hotel is a fantastic affordable option in the heart of the city.

There are several room types available and many of them are great for groups. Each one has air conditioning and a flat-screen TV, plus a private bathroom with a bath. All rooms also have a pool view.

Speaking of the outdoor pool, it’s set against a furnished terrace with plenty of tables and chairs for guests to sit out and enjoy the sun. If exploring is more your thing, the city center is just five minutes away by car. The property also has free Wi-Fi and a full kitchen with a microwave and oven. There’s also laundry service available as well as free parking.

Top amenities include:

  • Great for groups
  • Outdoor pool
  • Full kitchen
  • Laundry service

Check availability for this 3-star hotel here.

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That’s the end of our list of the 9 best hotels in Campeche, Mexico. And, hopefully, this is just the beginning of your Campeche adventure!