by Courtney Elko
Located in the heart of Oaxaca City, this modern boutique hotel features a colonial style, which is a nice mix of old and new. The exterior and courtyard areas of Hotel Azul have the colonial feel, but the guestrooms have a more modern vibe. Santo Domingo is only a short walk away, along with several restaurants serving delicious local cuisine. Families will love to borrow the hotel’s complimentary bicycles to explore the town, and movie night is a nice way to end the day. Free Wi-Fi and free breakfast is convenient for families, as well.
Our Editor Loves
- Complimentary bikes
- Free breakfast
- Pet friendly
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
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The guestrooms feature one king or two double beds, a rain shower, mini-fridge, flat-screen television, iPod docking station, a safe and air conditioning. A small sitting area is available and complimentary Wi-Fi access can be found throughout the hotel. Cribs are available upon request.
This hotel is great. Awesome location, service is impeccable. It is older and sound echos, however, what it lacks from a being a legit 5 star property, it makes up with the staff. The food at the restaurant is great. Good coffee, amazing Oaxacan hot chocolate! Free breakfast, always a plus!
I'm a seasoned traveler and my husband has worked in hospitality for over 20 years, and never in our lives we have been treated with so little respect (and in my own country... what a shame!). This was beyond outrageous and close to unbelievable!
We went to bed at 9:30pm and at 11:40pm we started hearing huge noises outside in the common area... they were tossing a HUGE pile of gravel in the patio in the middle of the hotel.
We complained about them waking us up, and asked them to stop. They stopped, we went back to bed, and 20 mins after at 12am (midnight) they wake us up AGAIN by calling over the phone to our room, telling us that they will continue the construction, and that they can get us another hotel if we are not ok not to sleep with the HUGE noise...
Of course we were not ok since there was NO WAY to sleep with having 6 workers tossing gravel around. We had to pack at 12:15am and we left the hotel, never to come back and wanting to share this terrible experience so nobody has to live this uncomfortable and humiliating experience again.
We were staying for 9 nights at the hotel, had already spent 4, yesterday night was the 5th, and 4 were pending. I am sorry for the owners because clearly the Manager they hired is not the right one. He was not available to resolve this issue (M.I.A), and he left his nice and extremely ashamed night lady front desk agent to resolve all the issue alone... he lost 9 nights of stay = $2,000 dollars, plus another $200 for the night they needed to pay for us to move to another hotel and taxi, and gained a terrible worth of mouth for free.
What type what of manager schedules a construction at midnight with guests in the hotel? What type of manager doesn’t PREVENT the situation by asking kindly the guests to relocate for 1 night and get 1 complementary night? What type of manager doesn’t supports their staff to carry out their dirty work.... I would recommend the owners to search for a more qualified management.
My husband been in hospitality for so long we completely understand that hotels need to perform maintenance and repairs from time to time, and we would have been understanding if a proposal was given to us at a convenient time; but the lack of planning, guest anticipation and lack of touch, caused for something that could have been easily prevented or resolved, to become a terrible experience!
Better stay in another hotel in Oaxaca, don’t risk with this one!
Families can use the complimentary bicycles to explore the city. The bikes are available on a first come, first served basis.
The Projection Room offers a variety of movies that guests can request to watch. Check with the front desk to see if a specific Movie Night will be occurring during your stay.
The onsite restaurant found in the center patio courtyard just off the lobby, serves a delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner. An American breakfast buffet with a flare for the local cuisine is offered each morning. Room service is also available.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Complimentary Wi-Fi access can be found throughout the hotel.
Pets are welcome to stay here at no additional cost.
An airport transfer can be arranged by the hotel for an additional cost.
Babysitting services can be arranged by the hotel for an additional cost.
The Art of Smart Timing
December and July are considered the busy times for travel in Oaxaca City.
Oaxaca International Airport is about 30 minutes away from this hotel. The hotel can provide an airport transfer for an additional charge.
Oaxaca City is walkable and easy to navigate. Taxi services are also available.
For Mom and Dad
The adults can enjoy the onsite art gallery, which is located just off the lobby area and features artwork from local Oaxacans.