If you decide to spend a night or two in the colorful colonial port city of Campeche during your time in the Yucatan (and you should!), you are probably eager to learn about the best hotels in Campeche. For now, at least, Campeche flies largely under the radar.
The entire state of Campeche is the least visited of the three states in the Yucatán tri-state area and only a handful of adventurous travelers make the journey here from Merida. But the UNECSO-protected port city is one of the most beautiful in Mexico and the narrow, cobbled streets of its old town seemingly transport you back in time.
For those willing to travel off the beaten path, Campeche is a wonderful place for a weekend break in southeastern Mexico.
11 Best Hotels in Campeche Mexico in 2023
When it comes to discovering the best hotels in Campeche Mexico, the options in the area are still somewhat limited – for now. There are a number of mid-range or budget hotels that are great value for money but the area doesn’t really offer a lot of luxurious or boutique/stylish hotels like you would find in more popular touristic areas of Mexico like Cancun or Tulum.
This is, in part, due to the fact that Campeche still flies under the radar. It is very likely that when the Maya train is completed at the end of 2023, more travelers will start venturing to Campeche and more upscale properties start popping up to accommodate them.
While I usually like to recommend independent, boutique hotels rather than international chains, I can’t deny that the Holiday Inn Campeche is one of the best options in town and the place that I would recommend for first-time visitors. The property sits right on the waterfront Malecon, a short distance away from a plethora of bars and restaurants, and the rooms are extremely spacious with sea views and plush, modern furnishings.
You can usually find a room here for around $90 a night including breakfast which is decent value. If you are looking to treat yourself to a more luxurious stay, you can consider the Hotel Boutique Casa Don Gustavo – a charming property set in an 18th-century mansion, or the Hacienda Puerta Campeche which is set inside a gorgeous hacienda built by the Spanish.
Double rooms in both of these properties start from around $220 a night.
Boutique Casa Don Gustavo
Where: C. 59 4, Zona Centro, 24000 Campeche
For a luxury experience in Campeche, the Boutique Casa Don Gustavo hotel is a gorgeous property set inside a restored 18th-century mansion. A stay here allows you to experience what life was like in the Yucatan for the noble families that lived here during the henequen boom.
The elegant property offers just ten rooms and suites, each one decorated in its own unique way. Glittering chandeliers hang from the ceilings, while the floors have been decorated with azulejo tiles sourced and hand painted from across Mexico.
Boutique Casa Don Gustavo is the perfect blend of old and new – pairing historical premises and antique wooden furnishings with modern amenities. This is the first (and only) property in Campeche to have been awarded the Tesoros de México quality label from the Premium program of the Federal Tourism Office.
The hotel boasts an outdoor pool, as well as a gorgeous courtyard where you can enjoy a traditional Mexican breakfast and sample local food and wines surrounded by fragrant flowers and tropical plants.
The property also offers several different romantic packages for couples traveling in Mexico. For instance, their romantic dinner for two allows you to enjoy a three-course meal and a bottle of wine in an exclusive area of the hotel gardens set up just for you and your partner if you are celebrating a special occasion during your trip. (Or you just want to treat yourselves!)
Hacienda Puerta Campeche, a Luxury Collection Hotel
Where: C. 59 71-Por 16 & 18, Zona Centro, 24000 Campeche
The Hacienda Puerta Campeche is a restored 17th-century hacienda on the outskirts of Campeche old town that has been converted into a luxury hotel. During the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, haciendas were homesteads built by the Spanish conquistadors where the henequen plant (sisal) would be grown and cultivated.
After the creation of synthetic fibers and the decline of the henequen industry in the 19th and 20th centuries, many Yucatan haciendas were sadly abandoned. Fortunately, many were purchased and lovingly restored to be used as hotels.
The Hacienda Puerta Campeche is currently managed by the Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG). Its rooms and suites showcase the very best of Yucatecan culture and architecture with their 18-foot ceilings, wooden double doors, indigenous artwork pieces, and rust-colored tiles.
The air-conditioned rooms boast plush, comfortable beds, complimentary Wi-Fi, and private bathrooms with free toiletries and rainforest showers. The outdoor swimming pool is open from 08.00 am until 06.30 pm and the hacienda spa offers a range of different relaxing treatments for guests including massages, facials, and body wraps.
Holiday Inn Campeche
Where: Av. Resurgimiento 127, Prado, 24040 Campeche
The Holiday Inn Campeche is a contemporary modern property set conveniently right on the seafront of the Campeche Malecon. Here, you are just a ten-minute walk away from the walled city of downtown Campeche and just a 15-minute drive from Campeche international airport.
All of the modern rooms have been designed with your comfort in mind; they are equipped with coffee machines, a fridge, a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, and unparalleled views over the Gulf of Mexico.
If you were looking for a Campeche hotel that had all of the amenities and features that you would have in a Western country, this is it. An excellent buffet breakfast is available in the on-site restaurant and guests can enjoy a wide selection of pastries, charcuterie products, and bespoke cooked dishes and omelets.
A gym and a business center are also located on-site and available for all guests to use. Click here to check the latest room rates and availability at the Holiday Inn Campeche.
Where: C. 61 2, Zona Centro, 24000
The Hotel Castelmar Campeche is a stunning colonial-style hotel in the walled city of Campeche that dates back to 1800. The rooms and communal areas of the property feature high ceilings with wood beams and cedar furniture, and the original azulejo tile flooring which has existed in the property since its creation.
At the end of a long day’s sightseeing, you can relax in the pool in the property’s interior courtyard or on the seating in the porticoed walkways outside your room. Rooms and suites are spacious and all feature air-conditioning, private bathrooms, a safety deposit box, and comfortable bedding.
The front desk can help you with anything that you need during your stay – be it a car rental, a walking tour of the old city, or transportation to and from various Yucatan ruins such as Uxmal, Edzna, or Calakmul. Although there is no restaurant on the premises, staying here places you just a short walk away from some of the best restaurants in Campeche – including Casa Vieja de los Arcos, Marganzo restaurant, and La Maria Cocina Peninsular.
Bajo Los Hojas Hotel B&B
Where: Calle 12 Este 67, Barrio de Guadalupe, Campeche 24010
Bajo Los Hojas is an elegant, independently-owned boutique bed and breakfast that sits in the Barrio de Guadalupe district of Campeche, just a short walk away from Central Campeche.
Centuries ago, the Barrio de Guadalupe was the most sought-after postcode in Campeche as this is where the city’s wealthy families and nobility lived. It is set around a central square where locals come to walk their dogs or sit on the benches and catch up over a strong cup of coffee.
The square is flanked by the gorgeous Virgin of Guadalupe of Tepeyac church, which was funded by a wealthy Guadalupe resident named Pedro Martin de Monilla in 1575. Old-fashioned trolley tours run through the neighborhood, helping you to learn more about its history.
From here, you can also take a quick stroll to the sunbleached Iglesia de San Francisco which was founded in 1546 and built on the ground where the very first mass in the Americas was held in 1517.
Bajo Los Hojas itself is a gorgeous place to stay if you are looking for an intimate accommodation experience. There are just 9 rooms to choose from here, and the hosts prepare a delicious American breakfast every morning.
The property boasts a terrace and a heated swimming pool that can be enjoyed in all seasons. Rooms feature individual climate control, a desk, wifi access, an iron, and views over the garden.
Click here to check the latest room rates and availability in 2023 and beyond.
H177 Hotel Campeche
Where: C. 14 177, Zona Centro, 24000 Campeche, Campeche
The H177 Hotel Campeche is a striking property set inside a vibrant colonial building on one of the cobbled streets leading to Campeche’s old town and the Puerta de Tierra, its historic gateway. The rooms here strike up the perfect balance between avant-garde and authentic colonial style.
There are 21 spacious rooms here, all fully equipped with contemporary furnishings and all the amenities that you could possibly need to make your stay in Campeche a comfortable one. Guests can enjoy free coffees and teas provided around the clock in the reception area, while the rooftop terrace offers four-poster cabana beds and an incredible setting to enjoy mezcal-infused Mexican cocktails with a view.
Click here to check the latest rates and browse the best hotel deals at H177 Hotel Campeche.
Hotel Francis Drake by DOT Tradition
Where: Calle 12 207, Zona Centro, 24000
The Hotel Francis Drake is a gorgeous, pastel yellow-painted colonial property that has been converted into a boutique hotel offering 24 stylish rooms. It is located just 500m away from the Campeche Cathedral and the city’s main square (zocalo) placing you less than a 3-minute walk away from the al-fresco-style cafes of Plaza de la Independencia.
Here, you can people-watch and start your day with a strong cup of Chiapas coffee and a crumbling concha or a pan dulce (Mexican sweet bread). The rooms and suites offer large, comfortable king beds, softly colored furnishings, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and city views from their windows and balconies.
A free American breakfast is provided every morning. Click here to check the latest room rates and availability.
Gamma Campeche Malecon
Where: Av Adolfo Ruiz Cortinez 51, Zona Centro, 24000 Campeche
The Gamma Campeche Malecon is a three-star property located right on the waterfront Malecon in Campeche City. If you have spent any amount of time traveling in Mexico, you might be familiar with the ¨Gamma¨ chain of hotels.
You can think of it as the Mexican answer to Ibis, Ramada, or another mid-range chain of properties. Honestly, the quality of the hotels varies from city to city, but the Gamma Campeche Malecon is pretty nice.
If it’s not too busy (i.e. you are not traveling during a Mexican public holiday), the staff will do their best to put you in one of their best rooms that face the waterfront and offer incredible sunset views over the sea. All rooms come equipped with luxurious, bouncy bedding, a large flat-screen, wall-mounted TV, and complimentary lavender-infused toiletries.
The buffet breakfast is excellent, and there are also a la carte Mexican breakfast options available that you can opt to enjoy either in the hotel restaurant or from the comfort of your room. Click here to check the latest prices and availability.
Hotel Mision Campeche
Where: C. 10 252, Zona Centro, 24000 Campeche
The Hotel Mision Campeche is a delightful 3-star property situated just 900m away from the Ex-Templo de San Jose in Central Campeche. There are a total of 43 bedrooms available in the property – 32 of which offer two double beds and are perfect for families or groups of friends traveling together.
Meanwhile, 11 of the rooms boast a plush, spacious queen bed and ample quarters to accommodate two people. The property offers a 24-hour reception, and a room service menu serving up traditional Yucatecan food and Mexican delicacies.
The location couldn’t be any better. Hotel Mision Campeche sits on Calle 10, a stone’s throw away from the Casa de Artesanias Tukulna market where you can shop for hand-crafted wooden Mayan masks, traditional clothing, and other Mexico souvenirs.
The Parque Principal Campeche is less than a five-minute walk away. Click here to check the latest room rates and availability.
Las Lupitas Hotel Boutique
Where: Calle 10B, C. 45-B, Barrio de Guadalupe
Las Lupitas is a bijou-boutique hotel set inside an emblematic Campechana house beside the picturesque Parque de Guadalupe in Campeche’s upscale Guadalupe district. Here, you can immerse yourself in the history, art, and magic of Campeche and stay in one of the prettiest parts of town.
The Casona Las Lupitas dates back to the 18th century but the building has been renovated and restyled several times during the 19th and 20th centuries to give the property more of an ¨art deco¨ style. The building has been recognized as a place of historical and archeological significance by the National Institute of Anthropology and History and it has been a part of the fabric of the city for centuries.
The rooms and suites were recently redecorated in 2022, to offer guests the utmost luxury. They boast high ceilings and original pasta flooring, ironwork, wooden doors, designer tropical wood furniture, and Mayan artwork.
All rooms come complete with a separate bedroom, kitchenette, and dining area so you can easily prepare your own food and snacks if you like. Breakfast is served in the “Casa de la Esquina” restaurant each morning, and local and international cuisine is served throughout the late afternoon and evening.
You can find information on the latest prices and availability at Las Lupitas Hotel Boutique here.
Hotel Plaza Campeche
Where: C. 10 126, Zona Centro, 24000 Campeche
The Hotel Plaza Campeche offers high quality, elegance, comfort, and safety in a traditional mustard yellow Campechan property opposite the Parque del IV Centenario San Martin. The property offers an express check-in and check-out and prides itself on the high quality of service offered to guests, catering to their every whim.
The rooms and suites have been decorated in a classic style with colorful touches and floral fabrics. All of the rooms come equipped with a coffee machine, complimentary bottles of water, a spacious wooden desk, a flat-screen TV, an in-room safe, a private en-suite bathroom, and a private patio with either city or courtyard views.
The hotel’s Bicentenario restaurant serves Mexican and international cuisine, including dishes that are specific to Campeche City. Click here to check the latest room rates and availability. ?
The average price is around $85 per night during the low season, and approximately $110 during the high season.
Hotel Maya Ah Kim Pech
Where: 24000, C. 55 8, Zona Centro
If you are traveling to Campeche on a budget, the Hotel Maya Ah Kim Pech is a great choice for a comfortable stay. The property is set inside a traditional colonial building that dates back to 1540 and sits in the heart of Campeche’s old town.
The rooms and communal areas showcase a traditionally Yucatecan design. Hotel Maya Ah Kim Pech may not be anything overly fancy but it has a certain type of rustic charm and the hospitality and service offered to guests is unparalleled.
The rooms are centered around an interior courtyard that offers plenty of seating as well as a cool, refreshing indoor pool. You can secure a double room here for as little as $35 per night and all rooms come equipped with a private bathroom, free wifi, and a flat-screen tv offering cable channels.
Do not let the low prices or the fact that the hotel is only recognized as a two-star property put you off. You do not have to splurge on four and five-star properties to have a positive accommodation experience in Mexico.
FAQs About the Best Hotels in Campeche
Do you have any further questions about finding or booking a stay at the best Campeche hotels summarized on this list? The answers to some frequently asked questions about booking your accommodation in Campeche are detailed below.
Hopefully, you will find the information you are looking for there. If not, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.
Are there Campeche hotels with free parking?
Yes! If you are renting a car in Mexico and driving to Campeche, you will be pleased to hear that a lot of the most popular hotels here offer free private parking. Hotel Castelmar, the Holiday Inn, the Gamma Campeche Malecon, Hacienda Puerta Campeche, and Hotel Plaza Campeche are among those that offer free parking.
If you are not sure whether a hotel you are looking at offers free parking or not, you can reach out to them and double-check. However, this is usually detailed in the listing information on Booking.com, Expedia, and other platforms.
When you check-in, you will just need to provide your vehicle and license plate information. If your chosen hotel does not offer free parking, you can generally find a safe place to park on the street.
Amenities at Hotels in Campeche
It is incredibly hot and humid in the Yucatan and you may be concerned about accidentally booking somewhere without aircon. This is extremely unlikely unless you book an ultra-budget hostel.
It is so hot in this part of Mexico that the vast majority of properties offer strong air-conditioning as a standard. Complimentary wifi is standard too, and it is usually strong enough to stream videos and movies or work remotely.
Final thoughts on the best hotels in Campeche Mexico
Do you have any suggestions for other properties that should be included or that you want me to go and check out?
There are plenty of excellent Campeche hotel deals to be found all year round. For now, the city has escaped the kind of over-tourism that you see in Cancun and the Riviera Maya, so it is easy to find a good price on a 5-star hotel here, or secure stays at comfortable budget hotels for as little as $30 a night – even if you are traveling during the high season.
If you need any more help with planning your trip, feel free to reach out to me. I live in Merida in the Yucatan and since my partner is one of the engineers that has been working on the Maya train, we have often visited Campeche at weekends for his business trips. Safe to say, we have gotten to know the city pretty well over the last few years.
Campeche is a very safe place. (Campeche State and the Yucatan State are two of the safest states in Mexico). I am sure that it will be one of the highlights of your trip to Mexico, however long you choose to stay here.
Safe travels and enjoy Campeche! Buen Viaje! Melissa xo