A salmon-color replica of a 19th-century French-colonial mansion, the Presidente is a bit of a hike from the main plaza but sits right next to the Santiago church and public square, where a live band attracts whirling couples on Tuesday evenings. Handsome guest rooms have modern furniture, cable TVs, blow-dryers, and large closets. Upgrading to the Executive Package gets you a complimentary Continental breakfast, snacks, cocktails, valet service, and Wi-Fi. The small swimming
pool in the central courtyard is pleasant for relaxing, but far from private, as many rooms face the pool area. The weekend breakfast buffet features a mariachi trio from 9 to noon.