The Hotel Azul Oaxaca is a soft blue retreat on a quiet street of Oaxaca. This 21 room property has five suites and 16 rooms that are each unique in their design and decor.

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Constructed in 1874, this former colonial house has had many interesting former residents including shoemakers, seamstresses, doctors, and tortilla and tamale sellers. After transforming into Hotel Azul Oaxaca, local artists were asked to design the spaces and filled the courtyards, halls, and rooms with sculptures, paintings, and artifacts. The on-site contemporary gallery showcases the latest works of art.

Each room is uniquely designed with airy windows that open to the courtyard. Patterned and colored mosaics cover the bathroom walls, reflecting Oaxaca’s  artisan vibe. Upon arrival, you will be gifted with surprises that are authentically specific to this interesting region of Mexico.

Two courtyards invite guests to sit outside in this calming retreat. The larger courtyard has a waterfall, trees, and tall and slim cacti reaching up to the blue skies with room balconies overlooking the space.

Dine on the traditional foods of Oaxaca made with fresh, regional ingredients. Guests will find blue tacos for breakfast and entrees like grasshopper, local cheese and guacamole, or memelitas, open-faced toasted corn tortillas topped with beans and cheese. On Sundays traditional quesadillas made with squash flowers are prepared.

Take a bike ride around Oaxaca to visit some of its many historical sites. The former convent of Santo Dominigo de Guzman is now the Museum of Cultures of Oaxaca and houses a collection of objects dating back to prehistoric times. A five minute walk from this property takes you to the baroque Santa Barbara Cathedral, built in 1572, with a beautiful ornate ceiling that was created using thousands of sheets of gold.

To learn more about Mexican culture at Hotel Azul Oaxaca, visit the screening room and select from the library of Mexican films. You can also take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool, located on the roof of the hotel, where you can admire the spectacular view of downtown Oaxaca and the mountains beyond. This is the best place to sip on a glass of wine or mezcal as the sun sets.

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