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“Great colonial atmoshere and very comfortable room”

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Hotel Quinta Santiago
Ranked #44 of 94 Hotels in Queretaro City
Reviewed 7 January 2007

Based on Tripadvisor reviews I chose this hotel, and was quite happy. Having arrived around 11pm on my first day, I stayed at the Hidalgo, then moved here the next morning. Quite a change (on my way back, I stayed at the Casa de la Marquesa -the Quinta Santiago is a better deal).

I love the old colonial style, and the room lived up to expectations. Lucking out with Room 117, which is in the back of the hotel, and extremely private and quiet, everything about the room was excellent. I liked the bathroom with large counter and huge walk-in shower better than a freestanding sink and bath.

The back courtyards outside my room added to the colonial (medieval) atmoshere.

I decided to splurge on a Tapanco Suite, and I'm not sure that it's worth it. It had a nice staircase, and an upstairs loft-style livingroom, but I had actually wanted a more spacious room. Having the table and couches ( two T.Vs, one on each floor) upstairs was inconvenient. It added atmosphere,style,and some space, but wasn't that functional.

One reason I stayed in more expensive hotels was for heat. It had an excellent aircon/heater with remote control, and kept the room a perfect temperature (despite the fact I had a much higher ceiling in the suite).

The location is excellent, half a block down a very small, quiet street from the Jardin Guerrero, and only a five minute walk down the main street (past the Marquesa) to the Jardin Zenea, in the center of the old city. Everything is in easy walking distance, including the Cerro de las Companas, which is a 20-30 minute walk in the opposite direction.

Overall, my Tapanco Suite cost about $150 dollars, including tax, and was much nicer than my normal room at the Casa de la Marquesa (where I spent 3 nights on my way back), which was $180 dollars - discounted to $150, but not including tax.
The suites in the Marquesa are enormous and beautiful, but cost way more. The colonial atmosphere (courtyards, lobby, etc.) is a toss-up, but the Quinta Santiago is much quieter and private.

The Quinta Santiago uses electronic strip cards for it's very sturdy doors, while the Marquesa gives 2 keys for the heavy front door and very flimsy room door.

Of minor importance, a nice breadfast (eggs, meat, juice, etc.)was included at the Quinta Santiago, while the Marquesa gave me ONE complimentary continental breakfast for the THREE nights.

  • Stayed: December 2006
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10  Thank Mike-Wiesner
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Reviewed 21 October 2006

All we needed was one night before an uncivilized early flight time back to the USA. The Quinta Santiago made it quite enjoyable. The manager(I think) greeted us in such a friendly way that we weren't sure. They had a FREE phone to call home .
The rooms were spacious but very plain. The bathroom and dressing room were all done in Mexican Marble and lovely fixtures.

We had planned to eat at the Casa Marquesa,which we did, and then go to bed early. There was so much to see within walking distance though that we wished we had another day there. We left a 3:30AM wake up call and arranged for a cab to the airport.
Upon hearing of our early departure schedule, the manager arranged for us to have a lovely snack for us waiting at the front desk.

This hotel had everything that we needed for our short stay at a very reasonable price(approx $94.) I would not hesitate to stay there again.
Sharon Vartdal
Florida, USA

  • Stayed: October 2006, travelled with friends
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7  Thank Rumba
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Reviewed 26 August 2006

A beautiful, clean, comfortable hotel for a very fair price.

  • Stayed: July 2006
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3  Thank Nanette T
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Reviewed 15 February 2006

I stayed and the Quinta Santiago for three nights and was very satisfied with the hotel. The room was large, had a large counter in the bath, a large shower but no bath.

The hotel offers free internet service from two terminals next to the front desk and free internet phone calls to U.S. and Canada.

The location is excellent. It is on a quiet street a half block from Jardin Guerrero which itself is the quietest plaza in the historic district. The hotel is two blocks from the Jardin Zenea (the largest square with bandstand). The historic sights, restaurants and shopping are all within easy walking distance of the hotel.

The hotel is not luxurious (like Casa de la Marquesa) but it does have character as it is about 250 years old with thick walls and pretty courtyards and walkways within.

The restaurant is outdoors which in February is a bit cool so we ate down the street at indoor restaurants; however, if you are in Queretaro in warmer months I'm sure it would be a pleasant breakfast.

Finally, the front desk was reliable and helpful. The front desk staff otained a 6 am wakeup call and 6:30 taxi for us on checkout.

Stayed: February 2006
13  Thank Ufpack
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Reviewed 28 November 2005

Very close to the center of town (walking distance) and quite when we needed.

  • Stayed: November 2005
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2  Thank SLPJoe
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Reviewed 22 August 2005

This hotel is very sweet. It was once a convent, a school for orphans (I think) and is now a very nice hotel. I'd definitely go back. It's clean, the staff is extremeley pleasant and the breakfast that comes with your stay is yum yum yummy. Huge shower, comfy beds, cable tv, climate control, and it's only a few blocks away from downtown AND the Santa Rosa.

  • Stayed: August 2005
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10  Thank HeartbreakClothing
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Address: Calle Andres Balvanera No 4, Queretaro City 76000, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Queretaro > Queretaro City
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access
Hotel Style:
#25 Business Hotel in Queretaro City
Price Range: £51 - £63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Quinta Santiago 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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