Built in the late 1800s, this Venetian-inspired townhouse is now an intimate hotel with antique furniture and colorful tile floors just four blocks from Plaza Grande. Some find Casa Mexilio private and romantic, while others find it a bit too homey and quiet. Individually decorated rooms have tile sinks and folk-art furnishings. The cenote-like pool is surrounded by ferns, and the light-filled rooftop room, up four-dozen steps, has an excellent city view from its oversize balcony. A simple breakfast of coffee, bread, fresh fruit, and juice is served in a shaded courtyard. Open to the public, La Taberna serves cocktails and light fare on the rooftop terrace.