Where to stay in Guanajuato

Where is the best place to stay in Guanajuato?

As state capital, which is where it takes its name from, the colourful city of Guanajuato is one of inland Mexico´s main tourist destinations. Its impressive historical heritage and cultural activity are the main draws to the area.


All of the main places to visit can be found within Guanajuato´s historical centre, and therefore we would recommend staying in and around this area if possible. At Best Location Hotels, we have selected the best located hotels within the city centre area, from which you will be able to enjoy all of the city´s main monuments on foot, without the need of a car.


The main areas of interest in Guanajuato are the Juarez Theatre, one of the most beautiful theatres in Mexico, The University of Guanajuato, with its neo-classical style and beautiful staircase, and Jardín Unión square, which is the most bustling place in the city. On the outskirts of the Juarez Theatre and the Jardín Unión you will find the large majority of the city´s restaurants, which also form the starting point for a short evening tour round winding streets, accompanied by a the sounds of a local estudiantina.


Behind the Juarez theatre you will be able to see the cable car which takes you up to the Pípila viewpoint, a must-see if you want to enjoy amazing views over the city.

Hotel   Avg price
Casa Tepozanes
Perros Muertos 20
40€ - 48$
Las Alamedas
Calle la alameda Meaquitito #1
53€ - 63$
Hotel   Avg price
Hotel de la Paz
Callejón del Estudiante 1
71€ - 84$
La Casona de Don Lucas
Plaza de La Paz 48
83€ - 99$
Hotel   Avg price
Hotel Boutique 1850
Jdn. de la Unión 7
181€ - 215$
Casa del Rector Hotel Boutique y Arte
238€ - 283$


On the map, which shows the best area to stay in Guanajuato, you can see a selection of some of the best located hotels.


If you were interested in finding out where to stay in Guanajuato, you may also be interested in knowing where to stay in San Miguel de Allende and where to stay in Mexico City.

Staying outside the city center


Staying outside the center of Guanajuato can also have its advantages, especially if we travel by car:


  • We can find cheaper accommodations. Hotels, apartments and B&Bs are more expensive in the city center as they are in most cities.


  • We can find hotels with swimming pools. Although Guanajuato is not a very hot place, maximum temperatures of 28 degrees can be reached in the warm months.


  • We can enjoy a calmer natural environment or beautiful views of the city. Guanajuato is made up of a set of hills, some of which house hotels in beautiful natural settings and others have rooms with views over the city.


  • We can park the car with ease. Some hotels outside the center are specifically designed for travelers with a car, while in hotels in the historic center it is practically impossible to park.