Hotel Casa del Balam

Calle 60 # 488 x 57 Colonia Centro, 97000 Merida, YU, Mexico
+52 999 924 2150


Overall guest ratings

8.5/10 Excellent
Based on 282 reviews
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Review highlights

  • 9.4
  • 9.3
  • 8.1
  • 3.6

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  • Friendly service
  • Near city centre
  • Accessible parking


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    This beautiful colonial hotel locates only 2 blocks away from Mérida’s downtown area. You can find a wide range of cafés, hand craft shops, markets, museums and galleries within a 5-minute walk. It's also one of the oldest and most distinguished lodging places in Merida and the Yucatan Peninsula. It started operations in 1970 incorporating facets of the original home of Mr. Fernando Barbachano Peón, pioneer of Tourism in Mexico. His daughter, Ms. Carmen Barbachano Gómez Rul who was also involved on the family business, left the original façade and selected the name of “Casa del Balam” (Mayan words for “house of the jaguar”, to honor his father nickname “balam” due to his visionary sharp business mind.

    The hotel has a unique traditional Yucatecan home ambiance with a flair for the eclectic, its tranquil elegance welcomes guests as they walk through its original stone doorway. Antique Carrara black and white marble floors and Moorish arches frame the fountain central garden, antique furniture and pre-Columbian Mayan Art are found in every corner.

    Our rooms are equipped with central air conditioning, phone, flat tv's with cable, mini bar, bath and/or shower, hair blow dryers and double paned windows that help reduce the city's noise. We also have an outdoor swimming pool, elevators a french-italian Bistro with bar and a new bussiness center. Free parking and wi-fi are also available.

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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Business center
    • Concierge service
    • Cribs available
    • Currency exchange on-site
    • Gift shop
    • Laundry service
    • Room service
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Outdoor pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Cable or satellite TV
    • Air-conditioned
    • 24 hour front desk
    • Safe
    • Babysitting/child services (surcharge)
    • Pets not allowed
    • Free parking
    • Storage available
    • Wedding services
    • Non-smoking rooms available
    • Designated smoking area
    • Terrace/Patio
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    Guest reviews

    Overall Rating

    8.5 Excellent
    Based on 282 reviews
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    • 9.4 "Terrific location."
    • 9.3 "Excellent value."
    • 8.1 "Great service."
    • 6.6 "Average cleanliness."
    • 5.5 "Rooms are ok."
    • 3.6 "Breakfast is below average."
    • 1.7 "Disappointing internet connection."

    Overall Rating

    8.3 Excellent
    Based on 174 reviews
    data provided by TrustYou
    • 9.5 "Terrific location."
    • 8.0 "Great service."
    • 5.0 "Rooms are ok."
    • 3.3 "Breakfast is below average."
    • 2.0 "Disappointing internet connection."

    Overall Rating

    8.8 Excellent
    Based on 93 reviews
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    • 9.4 "Terrific location."
    • 8.0 "Great service."
    • 5.6 "Rooms are ok."
    • 1.8 "Disappointing internet connection."

    Overall Rating

    8.4 Excellent
    Based on 14 reviews
    data provided by TrustYou
    • 9.1 "Terrific location."
    • 8.3 "Great service."
    • 5.5 "Rooms are ok."
    • 5.3 "Average comfort."

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