The elegance of this boutique hotel—a five-minute walk from the zócalo—has been crucial in putting Cholula back on the map. The restored 17th-century mansion was built around a central patio with a fountain. Immaculate rooms have natural colors, polished wood furniture and floors, and high, exposed-beam ceilings. King-size beds are wrapped in luscious, down-filled bedding and supplied with more pillows than you could possibly use. The outstanding restaurant ($–$$)
creates Mexican and nouvelle dishes and is worth a visit in its own right.