The Wyndham Hotel Merida in the Yucatan Peninsula Mexico is a 5-star luxury hotel with a history.
Merida in Mexico is famous for its colonial mansions, stunning architecture, local cuisine and its location close to the Mayan temples.
Outside of Mexico City and Havana Cuba, Merida rates 3rd in the number of colonial mansions in Latin America.
Our extended family group of seven enjoyed excellent service and quiet comfort here. As some had stayed near the Grande Plaza in a previous trip and found it to be noisy we were all thrilled with this quiet residential neighbourhood which was still an easy walk to Paseo Montejo shops and sights.
Consuelo García, the concierge, worked with our group ahead of our trip to arrange an itinerary and transportation for special events in town as well as day trips out of the city and was remarkably patient, knowledgeable and professional. The entire staff was friendly, responsive and made our trip very enjoyable.
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The Wyndham Merida was constructed in 1912 originally as a family mansion. Over time it was converted into a hotel. The restaurant, bar and spa belong to the original antique colonial mansion. Yucatecan artisans working in local wood and stone have restored this colonial mansion beautifully. The old and new combine to create a welcoming luxurious hotel of 100 rooms, bar and restaurant.
- 1 Location of Wyndham Hotel in Merida
- 2 Facilities of the Wyndham Hotel Merida
- 3 Bedroom Facilities
- 4 Check-In
- 5 During Our Stay
- 6 Check Out
- 7 Wyndham Hotels & Rewards Program
- 8 Historic Hotels Worldwide
- 9 Tourist Attractions Within Distance of the Wyndham Hotel Merida
- 10 Mexican Cuisine
- 11 Our Recommendation
Location of Wyndham Hotel in Merida
The Wyndham Hotel is located 2.1km from the main square of Merida, a short taxi ride away.
Address: Avenida Colon Esquina Con La Calle Merida
- Montejo Avenue 1.2 km
- La Mejorada Park 2 km
- Merida Cathedral 2.1 km
- Main Square 2.1 km
- Merida Bus Station 2.9 km
- Star Medica Clinic 5 km
- Altabrisa Mall 5.3 km
- Mundo Maya Museum 5.5 km
- Kukulcan Stadium 5.6 km
- Dzibilchaltun Archaeological Site 11.9 km
Facilities of the Wyndham Hotel Merida
The Wyndham Merida Hotel has the following facilities:
- WiFi available in all areas
- Onsite parking
- La Raspa Bar
- La Casona Colon Restaurant serving local and international dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Starbucks Cafe in the courtyard by the swimming pool
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Fitness Centre
- Air-conditioned rooms
Our Superior Double room with the stylish modern decor was a haven after a full day of sightseeing around the region.
We welcomed the Wolfgang Puck Coffee Machine and the 2 bottles of water both topped up daily.
The room had ample power outlets on the desk and close to the bedside table which is important for us with all of our technology equipment.
The room was supplied with
- 1 queen-size bed and 1 double bed
- 2 telephones
- Laptop Room safe
- Ironing Board and Iron
- Flat-screen TV
- Work desk
Our bathroom was spacious with Lavarino Cossio toiletries: moisturiser, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner.
Colourful local artwork decorated the bedroom walls.
It was hard to get out of bed in the morning with its luxurious cotton sheets and many pillows. The coffee helped from the Wolfgang Puck Coffee Machine. We were really impressed with the quality and the temperature of the coffee that this little machine produced.
Check-In was handled very smoothly. Normally check-in is at 3 pm but our room was ready for us. We had the warmest welcome from the Bell Boy on arrival and he was a wealth of information on local tourist attractions.
During Our Stay
Every morning as we left the hotel and on our return, we were greeted and enquiries made of us on how our day was by staff at the door and at Reception as we walked by.
The Concierge was extremely helpful with local maps and guidance on how to travel into Centro Historico easily.
Our request for the printing of our travel documents was handled quickly and efficiently.
During the day near Reception fruit flavoured water was available as well as an assortment of fruit and pastries.
We had an early departure and our check out was handled efficiently by the Reception Staff.
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Historic Hotels Worldwide
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Tourist Attractions Within Distance of the Wyndham Hotel Merida
The Wyndham Hotel is well placed to visit the major tourist attractions of the Yucatan Peninsula:
- Chichen Itza Mayan Site Visit – Daytime
- Chichen Itza Light & Sound Show – Night time
- Izamal – “The Yellow City”
- Centro Historico Merida
Travel Distances to other cities in the Yucatan Peninsula
- Progresso – Port City to the North of Merida on the Gulf of Mexico 44km
- Valladolid – 159km
- Celestun – 100km
- Uxmal – 84km
- Chichen Itza – 119km
- Izamal – 68km
- Cancun – 303km
- Riviera Maya – 302km
- Tulum – 259km
- Playa del Carmen – 288km
- Campeche – 184km
There are hundreds of restaurants, cafes and bars within the Yucatan Peninsula. If you enjoy Mexican food like we do you may enjoy our post on Mexican Food in the Yucatan Peninsula. We include details on local Yucatan dishes, Yucatan Street Food and restaurants that we can recommend.
We definitely recommend the Wyndham Hotel Merida and if and when we return to Merida we would stay here again.
We thank the Wyndham Hotel Merida for providing us with our complimentary stay at the hotel. Our thanks go to the Staff of the Hotel who were very welcoming, friendly and professional during our stay.
Our thanks go to Visit Mexico and Yucatan Turismo for assisting us in our 4-day itinerary of the Yucatan Peninsula.
If you are thinking of travelling to the Yucatan Peninsula and would like to do some advanced research we recommend the following travel guides to assist you.
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