Best Hotels in Southern Mexico

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U.S. News & World Report ranks the best hotels in Southern Mexico based on an analysis of industry awards, hotel star ratings and user ratings. Hotels that scored in the top 10 percent of the Best Hotels in Mexico earned a Gold badge. Hotels that appear after ranked hotels are sorted by hotel class and then by user rating, as provided by TripAdvisor.

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  • #1
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    Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa
    Bahía de Conejos
    #1 in Best Hotels in Southern Mexico
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4993 reviewsTripAdvisor (4993)

    Rubbing elbows with its sister AMResorts property Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa, this Secrets resort wins guests over with its friendly customer service and spectacular views of Conejos Bay. Resting along the shores of Mexico's Pacific coast (about 5 miles east of the town of Huatulco), Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa provides vacationers with stylish adults-only lodging. Previous visitors describe the 399 accommodations as elegant thanks to their colorful decor, Jacuzzi tubs, LCD satellite TVs, coffee makers and private balconies and terraces. But Secrets Huatulco's nightly room rate covers more than just classy digs: The resort's Unlimited-Luxury package also includes unlimited meals and beverages at nine restaurants and five bars and lounges, a variety of pastimes (including windsurfing, kayaking and snorkeling) and plenty of evening entertainment. If you prefer a less active vacation, allow Secrets Huatulco's staff members to bring you drinks as you lounge by the pool or on the beach. Or, for an extra fee, you can spend an afternoon getting pampered at the Secrets Spa by Pevonia.

    Bahía de Conejos
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4993 reviewsTripAdvisor (4993)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
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    Casa del Alma Hotel Boutique & Spa
    San Cristobal de las Casas
    #2 in Best Hotels in Southern Mexico
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 351 reviewsTripAdvisor (351)
    Free WiFi

    Casa del Alma is a small boutique hotel with just 27 suites situated in San Cristóbal de las Casas in southern Mexico. Previous guests said the property's intimate atmosphere and ideal location in the town's center made for an exceptional stay. Travelers also appreciated the spacious accommodations and modern decor. All suites feature Mexico-inspired wall murals and dark wood furnishings, plus LCD televisions, coffee makers, free Wi-Fi access and work desks. Select accommodations also come with private balconies or terraces that provide sweeping views of the town. Additional amenities, such as a spa (complete with a sauna, steam bath, fitness center and Jacuzzi) and a meeting room, can be found on-site as well. When it's time for a meal, head to the property's eatery, El Secreto, to sample authentic regional cuisine. Or, explore the restaurants nearby: The hotel's location puts visitors within walking distance of many dining establishments and bars.

    San Cristobal de las Casas
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 351 reviewsTripAdvisor (351)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
  • #3
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    hotel b¨o
    San Cristobal de las Casas
    #3 in Best Hotels in Southern Mexico
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 367 reviewsTripAdvisor (367)

    Set in the heart of San Cristobal de las Casas, a small city at the southern tip of Mexico, hotel b¨o provides guests with a chic setting and, according to previous visitors, a personalized and pleasant experience. Guest rooms here are colorful and elegant with bright bedspreads, hardwood furnishings, flat-screen TVs, free bottled water, iPod docking stations and spacious windows. While staying here, you'll also have access to in-room spa treatments, and should you venture outside your digs, you'll find a fitness center, garden and library. The hotel's prime location also puts you within walking distance of some of the city's top sites, including the Templo de San Cristobal and the Na Bolom Cultural Center. And though you'll be surrounded by dozens of San Cristobal de las Casas eateries, recent guests recommend dining at least once on-site at LUM restaurant, where you can dig into flavorful Mexican fare.

    San Cristobal de las Casas
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 367 reviewsTripAdvisor (367)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
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    Quinta Real Oaxaca
    Oaxaca
    #4 in Best Hotels in Southern Mexico
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 637 reviewsTripAdvisor (637)
    Free WiFi

    Occupying a former 16th-century convent in central Oaxaca, this colonial-style property wows visitors with its elegant archways, high ceilings and tranquil patios. The accommodations  with their custom artwork, flat-screen TVs and Salvatore Farragamo bath amenities  also receive high marks from recent visitors for their beautiful colonial decor. During your stay, you can take advantage of this Quinta Real's heated outdoor pool and fitness center. If you're feeling famished, head to El Refectorio Restaurant, which serves up zesty local specialties along with globally inspired fare, or try out one of the hotel's three other restaurants and bars. If you're a globetrotting foodie looking to eat your way through Oaxaca, you'll also be happy to know that plentiful restaurants are conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel. What's more, I Prefer members can cash in or accrue reward certificates for choosing to bed down here.

    Oaxaca
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 637 reviewsTripAdvisor (637)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Barceló Huatulco Hotel
    Huatulco
    #5 in Best Hotels in Southern Mexico
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4809 reviewsTripAdvisor (4809)
    Barceló Huatulco Hotel is a 4 star hotel located at Paseo Benito Juarez, s/n Bahias de Huatulco in Huatulco. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 4809 reviews.
    Huatulco
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4809 reviewsTripAdvisor (4809)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa
    Huatulco
    #6 in Best Hotels in Southern Mexico
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4102 reviewsTripAdvisor (4102)
    Free WiFi

    Sitting next to its fellow AMResorts family member Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa along the Bays of Huatulco (about 3 miles northeast of Huatulco town), Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa offers sun-seeking guests prime access to the Pacific shoreline, as well as a number of other relaxation-inducing features. The resort's all-inclusive Unlimited-Luxury package allows visitors to participate in an array of activities, including kayaking, snorkeling and poolside lounging. The nightly rate here also covers meals and drinks at seven restaurants and five bars and lounges. And as for the rooms, this hotel's accommodations earn high praise from previous visitors for their contemporary orange and coffee-colored accents, furnished patios and balconies and cable TVs. If you're traveling with kids (ages 3 to 12), sign them up for the complimentary Explorer's Club. They'll have a great time while you're unwinding at the Dreams Spa by Pevonia or teeing off at the par-72 Campo de Golf Tangolunda golf course, located less than a mile from the resort. (Note: Spa treatments and greens fees are not covered by the all inclusive package.)

    Huatulco
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4102 reviewsTripAdvisor (4102)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Marriott Tuxtla Gutiérrez Hotel
    Tuxtla Gutiérrez, MX
    #7 in Best Hotels in Southern Mexico
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 568 reviewsTripAdvisor (568)
    Free WiFi

    With its central location in Tuxtla Gutiérrez (about 150 miles south of Villahermosa), the Marriott Tuxtla Gutiérrez Hotel wows guests with its ample space, striking architecture and beautiful grounds. Each room comes with a 32-inch LCD TV and a marble bathroom, though some reviewers note the decor could benefit from a facelift. This Marriott property also boasts two on-site restaurants, which serve up local and international dishes. Past patrons suggest capping off your day at Bar la Cascada, which serves inventive cocktails and snacks coupled with live jazz on Thursday and Friday evenings. Also on-site are a pool and tennis courts for guests looking to get their blood pumping. What's more, you'll have free access to the in-house gym's exercise equipment and spa treatments like massages and facials at an additional cost. And remember Marriott Bonvoy members, like other Marriott locations, the Marriott Tuxtla Gutiérrez Hotel accepts and doles out rewards points.

    Tuxtla Gutiérrez, MX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 568 reviewsTripAdvisor (568)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Quinta Real Huatulco
    Huatulco
    #8 in Best Hotels in Southern Mexico
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 233 reviewsTripAdvisor (233)

    This Quinta Real property overlooks the Pacific Ocean from its seat roughly 164 miles south of Oaxaca in southern Mexico. Previous guests describe the atmosphere here as relaxing and almost paradisiacal, attributing the laid-back vibes not only to the resort's beachfront location, but also to the friendly staff and the spacious rooms. The property's 28 suites reside within white-washed, Moorish-looking domes and feature such coveted amenities as minibars, satellite TVs and iPod docking stations. Though it may be tempting to spend most of your time in your accommodations or along the adjacent beach, previous guests recommend exploring the rest of the property: Quinta Real Huatulco houses two pools and a tennis court. Plus, Las Cupulas Restaurant, Las Cupulas Bar and La Cuija Beach Club earn praise for their regional cuisine and tasty drink options.

    Huatulco
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 233 reviewsTripAdvisor (233)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Hotel Azul Oaxaca
    Oaxaca
    #9 in Best Hotels in Southern Mexico
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 188 reviewsTripAdvisor (188)
    Free WiFi
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    Oaxaca
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 188 reviewsTripAdvisor (188)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Camino Real Zaashila Huatulco
    Huatulco
    #10 in Best Hotels in Southern Mexico
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 776 reviewsTripAdvisor (776)

    Despite its name, this member of the Camino Real clan isn't actually located in Huatulco; rather, the Camino Real Zaashila Huatulco sits about 3 miles northeast of its namesake along Oaxaca's resort-lined Pacific shore. With numerous competitors in the area, the Camino Real Zaashila Huatulco sets itself apart with its leafy setting, charming adobe-style architecture and, according to previous guests, reasonable room rates. The property's 151 accommodations feature Mediterranean-influenced decor and standard amenities like air conditioning, minibars and cable TVs. On the property grounds, visitors have access to two swimming pools (one of which is reportedly the largest in the Huatulco area), a tennis court and a Jacuzzi, as well as spa services. Meanwhile, younger travelers can fill their days with activity through the property's seasonal Children's Program. And in terms of dining, Camino Real Zaashila Huatulco houses four eateries (plus a bar) that serve what guests describe as delicious seafood and Mexican-inspired fare.

    Huatulco
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 776 reviewsTripAdvisor (776)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Hilton Villahermosa & Conference Center
    Villahermosa
    #11 in Best Hotels in Southern Mexico
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 730 reviewsTripAdvisor (730)

    For Hilton Honors members looking for a break from Villahermosa's downtown din, the Hilton Villahermosa & Conference Center offers a serene refuge. Located just 2 miles south of the Villahermosa International Airport and about 13 miles east of the city center, this Hilton serves as a convenient choice for early morning jet-setters. Tourists will find their needs met here, too; the hotel offers a free shuttle to the city's downtown district. When you're not out exploring Villahermosa, recent guests suggest taking a leisurely dip in the infinity pool. Prefer to shoot some hoops? This Hilton boasts its own basketball court. And if you need to soothe sore muscles, book a massage with the Hilton Wellness Center Spa & Gym. Cap off the day with drinks and small bites at El Múre or La Choperia, or head to El Madrigal when you're craving more than light snacks — the on-site restaurant wins favor with guests for its well-priced international cuisine and regional dishes. As for lodging, rooms feature Hilton Serenity Collection bedding, 42-inch TVs and coffee makers.

    Villahermosa
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 730 reviewsTripAdvisor (730)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Hyatt Regency Villahermosa
    Villahermosa
    #12 in Best Hotels in Southern Mexico
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 447 reviewsTripAdvisor (447)

    Sitting pretty in the middle of the hotel district, the Hyatt Regency Villahermosa is ideally situated for sightseeing tourists. La Venta Park Museum, an ecological and archeological park, sits less than a mile from this Hyatt property, while the Club Campestre Villahermosa golf course is located about 3 miles southeast of the hotel. When you're not perfecting your swing, hop in the Hyatt's refreshing pool or sip an umbrella-laden cocktail at the poolside Bar 106. Craving something more substantial? Find a table at the on-site restaurant, La Ceiba; though the dishes are expensive, travelers say the fare is worth the extra coin. When you're ready to bed down, retreat to one of the Hyatt's rooms, which come appointed with minibars, 32-inch cable TVs and high-speed Internet access. For a better night's sleep, past lodgers recommend requesting a room on one of the upper floors to avoid street noise below. If you're a Hyatt Gold Passport member, use or accrue points here for extra perks, like free nights and room upgrades.

    Villahermosa
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 447 reviewsTripAdvisor (447)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Hotel Diego De Mazariegos
    San Cristobal de las Casas
    #13 in Best Hotels in Southern Mexico
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 396 reviewsTripAdvisor (396)
    Free WiFi
    Hotel Diego De Mazariegos is a 4 star hotel located at Calle 5 de Febrero 1 Calle Maria Adelina Flores 2 in San Cristobal de las Casas. It has a 4.0 overall guest rating based on 396 reviews.
    San Cristobal de las Casas
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 396 reviewsTripAdvisor (396)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Casavieja
    San Cristobal de las Casas
    #14 in Best Hotels in Southern Mexico
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 284 reviewsTripAdvisor (284)
    Free WiFi
    Hotel Casavieja is a 4 star hotel located at Calle Profesora Maria Adelina Flores 27 Barrio de Guadalupe in San Cristobal de las Casas. It has a 4.0 overall guest rating based on 284 reviews.
    San Cristobal de las Casas
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 284 reviewsTripAdvisor (284)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Quinta Real Villahermosa
    Villahermosa
    #15 in Best Hotels in Southern Mexico
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 212 reviewsTripAdvisor (212)
    Free WiFi

    Located 11 miles west of the Villahermosa International Airport in the La Choca commercial zone, Quinta Real Villahermosa is a popular choice for travelers looking for luxurious digs that don't break the bank. Rooms at this Quinta Real property come furnished with 32-inch LCD TVs, Salvatore Farragamo toiletries, plush robes and minibars. When you're not lounging in your well-appointed digs, recent guests suggest snagging a chair by the outdoor pool or working up a sweat at the on-site fitness center. Though past visitors are complimentary of the hotel's spacious rooms and clean pool area, travelers are more hesitant to heap praise on the Persé Restaurant, describing the food as subpar and overpriced. Instead, plan on sipping some pre-dinner cocktails at the on-site Amarras Bar before venturing out into the neighborhood for your main course.

    Villahermosa
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 212 reviewsTripAdvisor (212)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi

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