Declared a historical monument and a Yucatán Heritage site, the French-style "Blue House" is notable for its extraordinary antiques, luxurious fabrics, rose-filled bouquets, and superior service. The experience begins with a cordial greeting by one of three daughters who have helped restore the casa as a family project with their parents. Individually decorated rooms named after Mérida neighborhoods surround an inner courtyard; they have outstanding beds with thick mattresses and soft duvets, and come equipped with modern conveniences like iPod docs, plasma TVs, Wi-Fi, and minibars. No detail has been overlooked—from the fine china used at breakfast and the personalized leather journal left in each room to the flower petals in the Jacuzzi. Rates include airport transfers and a lovely à la carte breakfast.