We stayed here 3 nites in late January 2012 as part of a month long vacation all over the Yucatan peninsula. We booked thru Expedia ahead of time based largely on TripAdvisor's good rating. We were not disappointed. Johhny the doorman/manager was awesome, always helpful and ready with recommendations for how to get places, restaurants, etc. Yes, the place could use a little sprucing up but it is by no means run down or dirty. If you want a brand new Holiday Inn cookie-cutter hotel then stay there. We like Mexico with all its quirks and charms. The pool is nice and the rooms large. We had a poolside one away from any noise and we slept like babies. No parties while we were there. The biggest drawback for this hotel is the 3 block walk to the cool part of Merida. It only takes 5-10 minutes to walk it, but the walk is not thru a very interesting part of town. It is safe, just a little drab. If you stay north of the centro it is way nicer, but of course more expensive. Other than that, no complaints. It is close to the CAME bus station(3 blocks). We ate in the restaurant 3 or 4 times and loved it. Great breakfast, inexpensive and tasty. Had supper once and wished we'd done so more often. The best part of the restaurant? Juan Tatacoya! He was fantastic. Cheerful and friendly and made us feel so welcome. We love you Juan! By the time we left we felt like a friend.
Overall I recommend this place unless you insist on brand new perfectly sanitized American style hotels. Then stay at the Fiesta Americana for 4 times the money.
Enjoy Merida and don't miss the market just a block from the centro. It is amazing.
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