The 11 Best Hotels in Valladolid, Mexico

The 11 Best Hotels in Valladolid, Mexico

For many visitors to the Yucatan Peninsula, Valladolid is nothing more than a base for exploring nearby Chichen Itza. However, the city itself has lots to do and see for travelers that linger there a while longer. One of the things on offer is an array of excellent accommodations for every taste and budget. Here are the 11 best hotels in Valladolid, Mexico.

An Introduction to Valladolid

Valladolid is one of the key cities in the Yucatan state of Mexico. Despite its importance to the Yucatan Peninsula, Valladolid is often overlooked by tourists. However, there’s more than enough to see and do to warrant a few days there soaking up its beauty.

As is the case with much of the region, Valladolid is a melting pot of history and culture. This is evident as you stroll among 16th-century colonial buildings and properties made from stones carved by the region’s ancient Mayan people. In addition to its architecture, Valladolid boasts lots of natural beauty and some of the region’s best food. It’s also perfectly positioned to be a base for exploring the surrounding parts of Yucatan.

Top Things to do in Valladolid

Take a Free Walking Tour

A walking tour is a great way to get an overview of a location, and the free tour in Valladolid is a perfect way to spend a morning. Tours start in the center of town and take in key spots including the beautiful Iglesia de San Servacio church and the main market of Valladolid. As well as orienting you in the city, your guide will also regale you with historic tales, cultural information, and lots of recommendations for your time in Valladolid.

Visit Cenote Zaci

Cenotes are fresh underground watering holes that are perfect for a cooling dip on hot Valladolid days. The Yucatan Peninsula has countless cenotes but the only public one positioned inside Valladolid is Cenote Zaci. This site can be reached on foot and makes a perfect afternoon activity. And if you’re not in the mood to swim, it’s possible to just view it from the platform instead.

Sample Yucatan Cuisine

Traditional food from Mexico is so good that it has been inscribed by UNESCO on their Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. And if it’s good enough for UNESCO to take note of, it’s definitely worth sampling on your visit to Valladolid. Cochinita Pibil is a signature Yucatan dish with roast pork smothered in a smoky, citrusy marinade. Try it in tacos, tortas, or on its own with a side of tortillas and pickled red onions.

Take a Day Trip to Chichen Itza

Valladolid is one of the most popular kicking-off points for a visit to Chichen Itza due to it being just 40 minutes away by car. Chichen Itza was a city built by the native Maya people more than 1,000 years ago. Today, the ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the new seven wonders of the world, so it’s no surprise that around two million people visit annually. Many hotels in Valladolid can arrange guided tours to the site or it’s possible to do the journey via taxi or by renting a car.

How to Get to Valladolid

If you’re coming from overseas or from north or central Mexico you’ll likely begin your journey by flying into Cancun airport. Merida also has an international airport but is slightly further afield than Cancun. From Cancun airport, the cheapest and easiest way to arrive in Valladolid is via an ADO bus. The airport has a dedicated stand at its bus station with English-speaking staff and tickets can be purchased on the day. ADO buses are also a great way for traveling from southern Mexico including other areas of Yucatan and nearby places like Tulum and Cancun.

Another option for how to get to Valladolid is by hiring a car. This can be arranged in advance or via one of the rental services at the airport. On-street parking is widely available around Valladolid and many of the hotel options on this list include parking.

Now without further ado, here are the 11 best hotels in Valladolid, Mexico.

1. Casa Palagui Colonial

The first of our best Valladolid hotels is Casa Palagui Colonial. This traditional colonial-style guesthouse is a great option for a range of budgets without compromising on comfort or style.

The outdoor areas of Casa Palagui Colonial are where this property really sings. Lush green gardens and the shaded terrace are perfect spots for enjoying a quiet morning coffee or a lazy afternoon with a good book. Inside the spacious rooms, guests will find a comfortable space with air conditioning, a desk, a flat-screen TV, and a patio with garden views.

The staff is extremely friendly and helpful and is on hand with tips for making the most of your Yucatan adventure. Guests are also offered a continental or à la carte breakfast each morning of their stay.

Top amenities include:

  • Garden and terrace
  • Air-conditioning
  • Continental or à la carte breakfast
  • Friendly staff

Check availability for this colonial-style property here.

2. Hotel Boutique SAYAB

Just a ten-minute walk from the city center is where you’ll find SAYAB boutique hotel.

Rooms are spacious and well appointed with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom. All rooms also boast a kitchenette with a microwave, mini bar, and coffee machine which is an added convenience.

This boutique hotel features a lovely, tranquil outdoor pool and terrace for quiet days relaxing in Valladolid’s spectacular weather. Guests love the friendly staff who are on hand to help book tours and activities. The front desk is open 24 hours a day and check-in/check-out is quick and easy. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property, bicycles are available to hire and there’s free private parking on-site for guests that are driving.

Top amenities include:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Rooms with kitchenettes
  • Outdoor pool
  • Friendly staff

Check availability for this friendly, central property here.

3. Colonte Hotel Origen

For visitors looking for laidback luxury, the 4-star Colonte Hotel Origen is a fantastic option.

Colonte Hotel Origen’s rooms are decorated in a modern, minimalist style with neutral tones and wood accents. Each room has a large, comfy bed, flat-screen TV, and air-conditioning. The bathrooms are also spacious and modern and include complimentary bathrobes. Some rooms also have private patio areas for added luxury.

Every room also has views of the centrally positioned swimming pool and the surrounding spacious patio and lush garden. This outdoor area is the perfect place to kick back after a busy morning seeing the sights of Valladolid.

Speaking of seeing the sights, Colonte Hotel Origen has a tour desk where activities including cycling and walking tours can be arranged. A tasty continental breakfast is available each morning and there’s an on-site snack bar for mid-afternoon treats.

Top amenities include:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Rooms with private patios
  • Outdoor pool and garden
  • Tour desk

Check availability for this modern, minimalist hotel here.

4. Casa Tia Micha

Casa Tia Micha is a superb choice for a vibrant, brightly-colored base in Valladolid.

This comfortable 3-star hotel is situated in an original colonial-style building and offers a high level of quality for its star rating.

The daily breakfast in the hotel’s on-site dining room is popular with guests, and the covered outdoor terrace is a lovely spot for a peaceful afternoon coffee. The front desk operates 24 hours per day for flexible check-in and check-out and friendly staff members are more than happy to help you plan your time in Valladolid. Being a centrally-located property, there’s great access to the city’s many restaurants, bars, and shops. And, there’s free parking on-site which is handy if you’ve hired a car.

The rooms themselves at Casa Tia Micha are a tranquil haven of earthy tones and natural materials. Guests love the well-sized rooms, comfortable beds, and luxuriously fitted bathrooms. Each room has free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, and a minibar for added convenience.

Top amenities include:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast is available
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Outdoor terrace

Check availability for this warm and vibrant hotel here.

5. Le Muuch Hotel Boutique

Le Muuch Hotel Boutique is a good choice if you’re looking for 4-star luxury in Valladolid.

Every room in this stunning boutique hotel offers beautiful decor, air conditioning, a coffee machine, and a flat-screen TV, as well as a private bathroom with cozy robes and hairdryers. Another bonus of Le Muuch Hotel is that some rooms also feature a full kitchen which is a handy addition for groups with dietary restrictions or families traveling with small children.

Moving outside of the rooms, Le Muuch Hotel boasts impressive amenities including a tranquil pool in the central courtyard. For those who prefer to avoid the sun, there’s also an indoor pool to kick back by. There’s also a quiet garden and terrace for guests to enjoy. The hotel bar is a great spot for evening drinks and the on-site restaurant serves extremely tasty cuisine. For added convenience, there’s a 24-hour front desk and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

Top amenities include:

  • Rooms with kitchens
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Indoor and outdoor pools
  • 24-hour front desk

Check availability for this 4-star luxury property here.

6. Hotel Zentik Project & Saline Cave

Hotel Zentik Project is a unique hotel with a very special feature: a swimming cave.

Zentik Project actually has two pools: one beautiful outdoor pool with hammocks and plenty of space to soak up the sun, and one tucked away in a cave. This unique second pool has hot, salty water and warm lighting for a magical swimming experience. Both pools are open 24 hours a day for midnight dips to be remembered.

Back on dry land, you’ll find a full-service spa center, offering massages and other treatments for an additional fee. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, the on-site restaurant is open throughout the day serving Mexican and international cuisine. Guests are also welcome to a free American breakfast served with homemade coffee (or tequila if you’re brave). Rooms are bright, warm, and cozy, and some feature incredible murals by local and international artists. Some rooms have seating areas to relax, and many include views of the pool or garden.

Zentik project is an adults-only property that is ideal for couples and groups looking to relax in a tranquil environment. Free parking is also available for guests with cars, and the 24-hour front desk offers express check-in. Wi-Fi is available in all rooms as well as the common areas.

Top amenities include:

  • Two 24-hour swimming pools
  • Wellness center
  • Restaurant and bar
  • 24-hour front desk

Check availability for this unique property here.

7. Hotel Kookay

Hotel Kookay is one of the newest hotels in Valladolid and is a great option for your visit to the Yucatan region. Positioned close to the main square, Hotel Kookay is an ideal base for exploring all that Valladolid has to offer.

The brand-new spacious rooms are well-equipped with a desk, flat-screen TV, private bathroom, and air conditioning. Some rooms also include a kitchen with a fridge which is ideal for preparing meals and snacks during longer stays.

Wi-Fi is available throughout the property and there are some beautiful outdoor areas on the property that are perfect for relaxing. There’s also free parking on site that is private and secure. A continental buffet breakfast is served daily and there’s also a shared kitchen available to guests. The tour desk is handy for planning trips to Chichen Itza and Yucatan’s countless other attractions.

Top amenities include:

  • Close to the main square
  • Spacious rooms
  • Free parking
  • Tour desk

Check availability for this new hotel with a great location here.

8. Mayan Majesty Boutique Hotel

One of the best luxury hotels in Valladolid is the Mayan Majesty Boutique Hotel.

The jewel in the crown of the Mayan Majesty is the spectacular cave pool with a swim-up bar. There’s also a second, smaller outdoor pool for catching those famous Mexican rays. And, because there are only six rooms, you’ll have plenty of space and privacy to enjoy the facilities in peace.

Speaking of rooms, all of them have air conditioning and free Wi-Fi, as well as a dining table, flat-screen TV with cable channels, and a terrace with pool views. If you’re traveling as a group, check out the Superior Queen Room which has two queen beds and plenty of space for four people.

If you’re looking to explore the Yucatan, you’ll appreciate the tourist information desk with concierge services. Friendly bilingual staff can provide tips for making the most of your time in Mexico as well as booking trips and excursions for you. Guests are also offered a free continental breakfast and free parking on-site.

Top amenities include:

  • Cave pool
  • Swim-up bar
  • Spacious rooms
  • Free breakfast

Check availability for one of Valladolid’s best luxury hotels here.

9. Hotel Podasa San Juan

With a fantastic location and hacienda vibes, Hotel Podasa San Juan is an excellent mix of style and practicality.

The outdoor swimming pool, terrace, and gardens provide plenty of space to chill and enjoy the sun in peace. The outdoor dining area gives al fresco vibes and the free breakfast is a tasty way to start each day.

Rooms are clean and comfortable with all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay. Air conditioning and fans are provided to beat the heat, and the tiled floors and wooden furniture make the accommodation feel authentically Mexican. The rooms also feature hammocks for unbeatable relaxation, and Wi-Fi is available for streaming movies or catching up on your social media.

Guests love this hotel for its location. The bus station is just 0.6 miles away which is convenient if you’ve used an ADO bus to reach Valladolid, and there are dozens of great dining options within walking distance.

Top amenities include:

  • Swimming pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Rooms with hammocks
  • Close to the bus station

Check availability for this hacienda-style hotel here.

10. Hotel Kinich Ahau

This vibrant yellow guesthouse is as comfortable as it is colorful.

The simple, spacious rooms include a private bathroom, wardrobe, flat-screen TV, and linens. Free Wi-Fi is also available in the rooms. Outside, guests will find a clean, well-sized pool to cool off in on hot days. Get there early to bag the hammock for the ultimate relaxed vibes.

Guests are offered a tasty breakfast that changes daily. There are plenty of amenities around the hotel including a big supermarket one block away. The main square is also just a ten-minute walk away with plenty of dining options available for all tastes and budgets.

Although there’s no parking on-site, free parking is available nearby without the need for a reservation.

Top amenities include:

  • Spacious rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking nearby

Check availability for this brightly-colored guesthouse here.

11. TecnoHotel Valladolid

This beautiful 4-star hotel is the perfect final option for our list of the 11 best hotels in Valladolid, Mexico.

Rooms are sparkling clean and feature air conditioning and a fan to stay cool on tropical Valladolid evenings. Each room has a luxurious private bathroom with a shower or bath, and every room boasts beautiful garden views. For added decadence, opt for one of the spacious suites with a private balcony.

Set in a building with hacienda vibes, there are some lovely outdoor spaces to be enjoyed. The outdoor swimming pool is a den of tranquility and is a stunning spot to relax with a good book.

The on-site restaurant serves delicious Mexican breakfast dishes that are well worth sampling. TecnoHotel Valladolid offers a 24-hour front desk for flexible check-in and check-out, and there’s free parking available.

Top amenities include:

  • Air conditioning
  • Rooms with balconies
  • Swimming pool
  • 24-hour front desk

Check availability for this 4-star luxury hotel here.


So, that concludes our list of the 11 best hotels in Valladolid, Mexico. With such a varied selection of unique properties available, any trip to Valladolid is sure to be one to remember.