Mesón del Alférez
Sebastián Camacho 2, at Av. Zaragoza, Xalapa, Veracruz, 91000, Mexico
A royal lieutenant of the Spanish viceroy lived in this colonial house some 200 years ago. Now it's a gem of a small hotel, restored with earthenware tiles, rustic wood beams, and lime-pigment washes on the walls. Rooms surround three small bougainvillea-covered courtyards and have lovely hand-carved wood headboards, Talavera lamps, and hand-loomed bedspreads. Mesón's friendly, dedicated founders have also opened additional hotels in Xalapa and Coatepec, which can be found at the Web site.
- intriguing history, boutique character
- some rooms are quite small
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted, Breakfast
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