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Located in the Mexican state of Chiapas, San Cristobal de Las Casas is filled with everything from stylish, mid-range and family-run hotels to boutique hotel stays that will make you feel at home right in the middle of this historic city. You may not find many big hotel chains in this Mexican pueblo magico (magic town), but you will find lots of heart, hospitality and maybe a bit of luxury (if that’s what you’re looking for).
Lots of new accommodations have been popping up in San Cristobal recently, so this post is updated for the best hotel stays in 2022. These options over comfort, style, relative affordability, and some even come with free breakfast.
10 Best Hotels in San Cristobal de Las Casas
Whether you’re looking for a little bit of luxury, a cozy place to unwind and explore for a few days, or somewhere in between, these San Cristobal hotels can provide that for you. Here are some of the best hotels in San Cristobal de Las Casas that cater to just about any travel budget.
1. Casa Lum
Best hotel in San Cristobal for: A boutique stay in the center of the city
We absolutely love Casa Lum and we think you will, too.
The first property on the list is one of the top-rated and reviewed boutique hotels in San Cristobal de Las Casas. Complete with a restaurant and bar on site, travelers can choose from 8 different rooms that are perfect for a family stay or a couples getaway.
And the location is perfect; situated right on Guadalupe Street, just walk out the door and you’ll be steps away from some of the best coffee in town. All rooms come with WiFi, a 40-inch screen TV, and heating, which is a great added bonus because the winter months San Cristobal can get especially cold for Mexico standards (even as low as 30-40 degrees Fahrenheit).
Travelers don’t just come here for the stylish quarters.
Casa Lum’s moderately priced restaurant menu offers a unique take on Mexican and European staple dishes fused with Yucatecan specialties using local ingredients. Their Mol I’ch omelette comes with cheese from Chiapas and for their dessert menu, the cheesecake comes topped with pox flamed plantain.
Hotel prices range from $125-200 USD per night (rooms fit 2-4 people). Book a stay at Casa Lum here.
2. La Tozi Galeria Hotel
Best hotel for: Travelers looking to stay in a modern and artsy hotel in the heart of town
If you’re traveling on a budget in San Cristobal de Las Casas and still want to stay in a hotel rather than a backpackers hostel, La Tozi Galeria is a great option.
This historic property was recently remodeled into an art gallery, hotel, and restaurant and the rooms here are simple, stylish, and filled with art that will make you feel right at home. The on-site rooftop restaurant has live music on occasion and offers beautiful 360 views of downtown San Cristobal. La Tozi Galeria is also located on Guadalupe Street, which is smack dab in the traveler’s center of town. This block of the Guadalupe walking street has the most character (in my humble opinion) so if you really want to be introduced to that San Cristobal vibe, then consider booking this hotel for your stay.
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Some bookings come included with breakfast, but you can always add it on for an extra $6 USD per day.
Double rooms are currently priced between $30-60 USD for a one-night stay. Book a stay at La Tozi Galeria Hotel here.
3. Ocho Barrios
Best hotel for: Mid-range boutique hotel with welcoming communal spaces
Located just a few blocks north of the Iglesia Guadalupe, Ocho Barrios is a convenient and cozy boutique hotel stay in downtown San Cristobal. All the rooms here are complete with en suite bathrooms, free WiFi, and a flat-screen TV. Your stay will also come with a delicious complimentary breakfast, perfect to fuel you before a day of exploring the attractions of San Cristobal de Las Casas.
Travelers here hotel rave about the little garden on the property, which has a big seating area to socialize with other guests and swap travel stories.
There’s also the option to splurge on an entire vacation home on the property which has two bedrooms and a living room, its own kitchen, patio, and a great view of the garden.
Prices for a double room currently start at $40 USD per night. Book a stay at Ocho Barrios here.
4. Hotel Bo
Best in San Cristobal for: A pet-friendly, luxury hotel stay with intricate design.
If you’re looking for a luxury stay for your trip to Chiapas, Hotel Bo is the one for you. Travelers don’t typically visit San Cristobal de Las Casas for the luxury as it’s more for the culture, vibes, and great views, but Hotel Bo was built to capture the essence of this region through its design concept.
Grabbing inspiration from the four elements of water, earth, fire, and air, the idea was to create a flow for the guests and create that Chiapaneco aesthetic in the colorful hotel design.
This top hotel is complete with a restaurant, bar, and even a gym on site. Guests at this hotel can choose from spacious deluxe rooms or suites that have everything you may need for your stay, including complimentary toiletries and a laptop safe. All rooms either come with a private terrace or a view of the courtyard.
There’s free parking nearby for hotel guests, which is a bit of a rarity in San Cristobal. It’s also a pet-friendly hotel, but additional charges may apply so make sure to check with the hotel in advance. All in all, this is the most luxurious hotel stay in the city if you’re looking to splurge on your getaway to Chiapas.
Prices for a double room start at $200 pesos per night. Book a stay at Hotel Bo here.
5. Hotel Na Bolom
Best hotel for: Culture seekers looking to give back and immerse themselves in a unique and local experience
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Na Bolom is a hotel in San Cristobal that tells a story. It’s a cultural center, museum, and a hotel that welcomes intrepid guests into its historic quarters. Na Bolom is located about a ten-minute walk from Centro on a quiet little street.
The property is the former home of Danish archeologist Franz Blom and journalist and activist Gertrude Duby Blom. The museum and library on site tells the story of their work, love story, and how they met in Chiapas.
Casa Na Bolom is a colonial-style Chiapas house with a courtyard and an organic garden. The rooms have a fireplace, traditional designs, local art, and en suite bathrooms. A delicious breakfast is cooked up daily for all hotel guests.
The restaurant across the street under the same name was honestly one of my favorite places to go for breakfast during my stay in San Cristobal de Las Casas. It’s located in a beautiful garden, which was the perfect place to relax with a plate of chilaquiles and a cup of local Chiapas coffee on a sunny morning.
Hotel prices start at $40 USD per night for a standard king room. Book a stay at Hotel Na Bolom here.
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6. Kukurutz Residencia
Best hotel in San Cristobal for: Family-friendly, sustainable living in comfy quarters.
Located in the Barrio de Mexicanos just some blocks north of Centro, Kukurutz Residencia is a wonderful sustainable hotel choice for your stay in San Cristobal de Las Casas. The property features 8 uniquely designed apartment units surrounding the main courtyard, each with a fully-equipped kitchen for cooking your meals and feeling right at home.
Kukurutz also uses solar energy, making it one of the more eco-friendly hotel options in town. Check out this hotel if you’re traveling with a larger group or a family, because the spacious family rooms can fit up to six people.
Hotel prices start at $65 pesos per night for a family room. Book a stay at Kukurutz Residencia here.
7. Casa Carmen
Best San Cristobal hotel for: Award-winning hosts in a stylish bed & breakfast
Located in the charming neighborhood of Santa Lucia, Casa Carmen gets rave reviews for its hospitality, location, and overall hotel experience. Come here if you want to feel right at home. The vibe is sleek and modern while maintaining that colonial San Cristobal aesthetic. The place is squeaky clean, too.
Guests here love the rooftop terrace and other common areas like the living room and shared kitchen. You can easily prepare your meals here or head on over to one of the many restaurants nearby for local or international food.
Choose between king or deluxe private suites, or splurge on the quadruple room or the king suite which both come with a bathtub. Hileana and Rodrigo, the owners of Casa Carmen, also run the Posada del Abuelito, an award-winning hostel nearby.
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Prices for this hotel start at $55 USD for a one-night stay. Book a stay at Casa Carmen here.
8. The Coffee Bean Hotel
Best hotel in San Cristobal for: Mountain retreat vibes with an on-site bar and free breakfastOne of the newest hotels in San Cristobal, The Coffee Bean checks off all the right boxes for travelers looking to mix comfort, budget travel, and overall amazing vibes. The hotel is right by Guadalupe Church, so you’ll just be steps away from that famous attraction as well as the Real de Guadalupe.
All of the rooms on the property come with a small coffee table with chairs, a closet, a private bathroom, and a TV. You can also upgrade your room to come with a kitchenette. All stays come with a free breakfast.
Altura is the restaurant and bar on site and it serves local eats and international beer on tap. It’s a perfect spot to unwind after a day of exploring (or, stay here all day and make new travel buddies!)
Prices for a one-night stay start at $30 USD for a deluxe double room. Book a stay at the Coffee Bean Hotel here.
9. Mexicanos 10 CasaVieja
Best hotel for: A boutique hotel stay with lots of charm
Located in the Mexicanos neighborhood, this beautiful space is currently one of the top-rated hotels in San Cristobal. This hotel is more on the higher-end but you’ll still feel at home here, as the shared kitchen and common areas make for easy socializing.
Travelers can choose between a few different styles of suites to fit their needs and budget. Each private bathroom comes fully stocked with amenities and towels, and breakfast is available every day at an extra fee. Each room at CasaVieja is meticulously decorated and the property is so colorful and clean that you may never want to leave.
Hotel prices start at $90 USD per night for a suite. Book a stay at Mexicanos 10 CasaVieja here.
10. Casa Azabache
Best hotel stay in San Cristobal de Las Casas for: Clean and stylish rooms at an affordable price
Located in Centro, Casa Azabache has everything you need for an amazing stay in San Cristobal. The space is clean, there’s a shared kitchen, a welcoming courtyard with tables, chairs, and even hammocks so you can lounge under the sun. Guests can choose between king rooms or double rooms with the option of a private or shared bathroom.
If you’re looking to travel to San Cristobal as a digital nomad, this hotel might be the perfect pick for you. Cozy Casa Azabache is comfortable, clean, and affordable enough so you can get your bearings when first arriving in town and see how long you want to stay (which let’s face it will probably be longer than planned).
Hotel prices start at $25 USD for a double room with a shared bathroom. Book a stay at Casa Azabache here.
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