Where to stay in Guanajuato City: Hotel Abadia Tradicional Review
A few months ago I celebrated Day of the Dead in Guanajuato. I visited with my husband as well as my in-laws and we had a wonderful time. Part of the reason I enjoyed my stay so much was due to the hotel that we stayed at. La Abadia Tradicional is absolutely gorgeous. It really is a wonderful option of where to stay in Guanajuato. Here’s why I loved it so much.
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How to get to Guanajuato
You can easily get to Guanajuato via bus if you’re coming from Mexico City, Queretaro, or other places in Mexico.
By rental car
Another option is to rent a car and drive to Guanajuato so you can make whatever stops along the way that you want.
In Mexico you can also use the carpooling app Bla Bla Car to get around. Essentially people who are already going to a certain destination in their own vehicle, list a free space in their car for someone else to join. You pay a fee to help pay for gas and carpool with them. This can sometimes be cheaper than busing.
Guanajuato does have an airport, so if you’re coming from further away, you can search for cheap flights here.
How to get to La Abadia Tradicional
Hotel La Abadia Tradicional is located right across the street from the Templo de San Javier. You can easily get to the hotel via taxi or Uber.
The Colorful Lobby & Shared Hotel Areas
I absolutely loved how the majority of the rooms are situated all around the large courtyard-like lobby, rising up to four floors high. The warm orange colors also reflected how colorful Guanajuato is as a city itself. I loved how warm I felt coming into the welcoming lobby with its rich colors. The greenery of the plants hanging off all the balconies really add to Hotel Abadia’s charm as well.
Cozy Beds and Gorgeous Rooms
Our room was absolutely perfect. The bed was huge and very comfortable complete with a dark wooden headboard. We had a nice bathroom in our room, along with lots of shelves, a large TV and a safe. I really enjoyed the striped pattern on the quilt and the wooden accents around the room, such as the headboard, shelves, and ceiling beams.
We also had a tall window overlooking the street outside, which was quite lovely as well. The long curtains kept out the light really well for sleeping in on some of the mornings. Plus it was so nice to open the curtains in the morning and waking up with the sunlight.
The Pool at Hotel Abadia Tradicional
Since we visited in November, it was a bit too cold for us to use the pool. However, I did go for a walk to the pool with my mother-in-law and was completely blown away. The walk to get to the pool takes you along a beautiful cobblestone path full of beautiful plants. It felt almost like we were walking through a hidden jungle to get to the water.
The orange and blue colors of the building set behind the greenery of the plants was breathtaking. I really like that Hotel Abadia has an outdoor pool because I love to swim and sunbathe. Hopefully I can go back there in the summer and get make use of it.
Friendly and Helpful Staff
From the waiters in the hotel restaurant to the concierge, everyone at the hotel was extremely friendly. It really seemed like the staff enjoyed their work, and they were very helpful as well.
Check In and Check Out
Check in is at 3pm but you can request an earlier check in when you make your booking. The hotel also has luggage storage in case you arrive early and want to store your suitcase before checking in. That way you can explore the city a bit, come back and check in later.
Check out is at 1pm but again, you can request a later check out time when you book.
Reception is open 24 hours to assist you with whatever you may need. They also can help you set up a currency exchange or car hire whenever needed.
Room Types, Pricing & Reservations
Room prices vary between $79 to $106 USD per night but if you book on Agoda they often have sales or discounts.
Standard Double and Superior Double rooms come with two double beds each. Superior King Rooms contain one king size bed.
Hotel La Abadia Tradicional is in an excellent location as well. The Hotel is just a short 13-minute drive (or 25-minute walk) from the Guanajuato City Center. It’s nice because it’s far away enough that evenings are quiet but close enough that you can get there quickly and easily.
While you’re in Guanajuato City be sure to go on a walking night tour of the city’s famous alleyways. You can book one of these tours with one of the many men selling tickets in the streets. These men often wear costumes from the Middle Ages and teach you about the history of the city in a really entertaining way.
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