On a quiet street near Santo Domingo church, Oaxaca Ollin feels like a well-kept secret. Two small buildings surround a patio with a pool. Cheerful rooms have lovely tiled bathrooms and traditional touches like headboards carved with elaborate calla-lily designs and wooden armoires instead of closets. Rooms on the top floor have small balconies with wrought-iron furniture. Breakfast includes plenty of fresh fruit and pastries and tasty regional dishes. The staff is unfailingly
friendly, and the tours they arrange of the city and crafts villages come highly recommended. All rooms and interior areas are no-smoking.