Mérida, the Yucatan capital, is full of culture, attractive nature spots, and architecture. Dotted around this historic city are some very luxurious 5-star hotels. There’s a full mix of boutique pickings, well-known hotel chains, and some smaller hidden gems. Whether you’re planning a honeymoon or family vacation, there’ll be ideal rooms for you. Below, we’ve rounded up the best luxury hotels in Mérida to help you relax after a day of exploring.

1. Decu Downtown 

Though it may be one of the smaller properties in this roundup, it’s by no means less luxurious. It’s close to shops, restaurants, and museums like Palacio de la Música. Housed in a colonial mansion, it effortlessly combines classic style with modern touches and architecture. There are just eight rooms so guests can expect a completely personalized experience. Stunning common areas include a garden, swimming pool, and a living room with a selection of books and board games. Should guests wish to enjoy a spot of pampering, spa services are available on request. The onsite restaurant serves typical Yucatan dishes, as well as both American and continental breakfast.

  • Guest Rating: 9.5
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Deluxe rooms
  • Address: CALLE 56 468, 97000 Mérida, Mexico 

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2. Hacienda Xcanatun by Angsana 

This small luxury hotel was once an 18th-century hacienda. It’s set within four acres of private gardens filled with tropical flowers and vegetation. There are 18 contemporary rooms generously sized and stylishly decorated. Embodied by a tranquil yet vibrant feel, there’s marble flooring, smart TVs, and minibars. Making relaxation easy, rooms have private terraces and a personal host service. Their main restaurant, Casa de Piedra, serves the most delightful local cuisines. If you’re after a more romantic experience, special dinners can be arranged by the chapel. At the spa, you can pursue treatments that use a variety of New Age and ancient Mayan techniques.

  • Guest Rating: 9.4
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Yaab governor suite pool
  • Address: CALLE 20, S/N, 97302 Mérida, Mexico

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3. Camino Real Mérida 

Located in the City 32 Shopping Center, this hotel is the latest from the Camino Real Hotel chain. You’ll find 129 rooms in a variety of categories from doubles to Master Suites. All are equipped with amenities to keep you comfortable and entertained. Inside, you’ll have flatscreen TVs, minibars, complimentary toiletries, and WiFi. Facilities include an outdoor pool with a pool bar, a gym, and onsite dining venues. Restaurant La Huerta serves a mixture of local and international cuisine. We recommend stopping for a drink at the Lobby Bar where the bartenders create a special combination of cocktails.

  • Guest Rating: 9.3
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Master suite
  • Address: 298 Avenida Andrés García Lavín CENTRO COMERCIAL CITY 32, 97113 Mérida, Mexico 

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4. Casa Azul Monumento Historico

Casa Azul’s exterior is a striking blue color and looks every bit traditional and beautiful. Inside, the theme continues with wide corridors that surround a pretty courtyard and Mayan stone fountain. Unique suites are named and inspired by various historical monuments and figures. Despite the traditional décor and feel, guests will find modern amenities in rooms. In the backyard, there’s a pool for guest use. Whilst the hub of the hotel is the terrace in the front. Here, guests can enjoy gourmet dinners and traditional live music.

  • Guest Rating: 9.3
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Deluxe suite
  • Address: Calle 60 No 43 x 37 y 35 Col Centro, 97070 Mérida, Mexico

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5. Fiesta Americana Merida

This 5-star hotel can’t be missed, and that’s not just because it’s located at the crossroads of Merida’s main avenues. It just so happens to be known as one of the city’s best hotels and a meeting point for Merida’s elite. Grand Porfirian architecture frames an attractive lobby decorated with Yucatan marble and stained glass ceilings. A choice of rooms and suites are available, all of which contain modern interiors and exclusive amenities. One of the best options is the Master suite where you’ll have extra lounge space. Outside, there’s a huge swimming pool with recliners around it for more relaxation. Those traveling with families will appreciate the Fiesta Kids Club. Choose to eat at either of the four options available. Among them is a casual cafe, and restaurants serving international and local cuisine.

  • Guest Rating: 9.0
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Master suite
  • Address: Paseo Montejo No 451 Esq Av Colon, 97000 Mérida, Mexico 

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6. Wayam Mundo Imperial

A newcomer to the Merida hotel scene, the Mundo Imperial oozes modern style. Despite living in a 100-year-old residence, it’s been suitably revamped into a contemporary urban oasis. There are 52 rooms to choose from, all with private balconies, and comfy beds, some even have kitchens. A host of facilities include a rooftop pool, ballroom, gym, meeting spaces, and three bars including one by the pool. Onsite restaurant Cuna is helmed by popular Mexico City chef Maycoll Calderon. This 5-star property gets points for its sustainability credentials too. It’s the first hotel in Merida to receive LEED certification, and it is also 100% smoke-free.

  • Guest Rating: 9.0
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Master premium suites
  • Address: 508H Avenida Colon García Ginerés, 97070 Mérida, Mexico

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7. Hacienda Santa Cruz Merida 

This is what we call a hidden 5-star gem. It’s tucked away in an exotic garden filled with centuries-old tropical flora and fauna. It effortlessly blends rich colonial architecture with the comforts and conveniences of the 21st century. Rooms are peppered around a large garden; each is unique and exclusive. There are two heated swimming pools and perhaps our favorite spot, the artificial cenote. A small bicycle path runs around the property for guests to either cycle, run, or walk around. The Muyal SPA is worth mentioning too. Housed in a beautiful building in the middle of the gardens, it features private cabins and a full treatment menu. Other facilities of interest include a chapel, soccer field, and restaurant showcasing Mayan flavors.

  • Guest Rating: 8.9
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Double rooms
  • Address: Calle 86 Sur Santa Cruz Palomeque, 97315 Mérida, Mexico 

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8. Diez Diez Collection

This boutique picking is ultra-chic and modern – a stark contrast to its colonial-themed counterparts. Though there are still nods to the past, this small hotel has the mark of the 21st century all over it. The vibe is one for the younger crowds, from its insta-worthy décor and rooftop bar. Eight luxury rooms are spread across two floors – but the Suite Mercedes-Benz (Suite with terrace) is the best. Designed for romantic occasions, there’s a private bathtub in the master room and a private rooftop. Also onsite, partially submerged loungers in the swimming pool are the perfect retreat. Stop for a drink at the bar – there’s a wide selection of craft beers, wines, and creative cocktails. And when it comes to eating, Fronto restaurant serves up a delicious a la carte breakfast which is included in the room rate. Other meals incorporate local ingredients and flavors with modern dishes.

  • Guest Rating: 8.9
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Suite with terrace
  • Address: 487 Calle 37 487, Zona Paseo Montejo, 97000 Mérida, Mexico 

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9. Hyatt Regency Merida

The Hyatt Regency is a brand well known for its luxurious hotels. Their Merida property is located in the heart of the city, at a point where the commercial and tourist areas meet. Choose from 289 rooms and suites, all of which have recently been renovated. All rooms are clean and well-lit, but the Regency suite king is one of the more popular options. Also onsite, there’s a choice of two restaurants including Amuza Social Food which serves creative Latin American dishes. Guests are invited to sit and relax at the lobby lounge where a variety of specialty cocktails are on offer. A swimming pool is complemented by a pool bar. Other facilities include a fitness center, tennis courts, and meeting facilities.

  • Guest Rating: 8.6
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Regency suite king
  • Address: Calle 60 No 344 x 35, 97000 Mérida, Mexico 

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10. Villa Mercedes Curio Collection By Hilton

The Curio Collection is part of the renowned Hilton hotel brand. Villa Mercedes Merida is a beautiful blue building, just opposite Hyatt Regency. The restored colonial mansion is home to 127 rooms and heaps of facilities. There are standard guest rooms, suites, and executive suites. Our choice would be the King Room with Terrace which has a large patio area. Onsite, you can expect all-day dining and entertainment in the lobby bar. Those wishing to work out can do so in the 24-hour fitness center. Or, you can take a swim in the unique outdoor pool, the centerpiece of this 5-star hotel.

  • Guest Rating: 8.5
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: King suite with terrace
  • Address: Avenida Colon 500, YUC 97000 Mérida, Mexico

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11. Casa del Balam

Having been open since 1970, the Casa del Balam is one of the oldest hotels in Merida. This reformed family home is steeped in history and is decorated according to colonial style. There’s a real home-from-home feel with rocking chairs, hand-painted sinks, antiques, and artifacts dotted around. Bedrooms are really quite spacious, fitted with air conditioning and soundproofed windows for extra comfort. There’s an onsite restaurant, Bistrola 57, where you can grab a tasty breakfast or a meal in the courtyard. If you need to cool off, there’s also an outdoor pool. Just a few steps from the hotel is Jose Peon Contreras Theater.

  • Guest Rating: 8.1
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Master suite
  • Address: Calle 60 No 488 x 57, 97000 Mérida, Mexico 

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What’s the best 5-star boutique hotel in Mérida?

Thanks to the beautiful rooms and first-class facilities, we think the best boutique hotel in Merida is Decu Downtown.

There are only eight rooms so you get a truly personalized service here.

Or, if you’re looking for something that is exceptionally modern and boutique, the Diez Diez Collection is one to consider.

You may also want to read our guide on the Best Boutique Hotels in Mérida Mexico.

What’s the best 5-star hotel with private pools?

If you choose the Yaab Governor Suite Pool at Hacienda Xcanatun by Angsana, you’ll be treated to a private plunge pool.

There’s also an expansive terrace with outdoor shower.

What’s the most romantic 5-star hotel in Mérida for couples?

The most romantic hotel for couples is Hacienda Santa Cruz Merida.

It has an intimate setting thanks to the stunning gardens that surround this property.

You can also enjoy the facilities together including a spa, restaurant, two swimming pools, and a cenote.

What’s the best luxury 5-star hotel in Mérida for families?

The Fiesta Americana Merida is the best choice for families in Merida.

There’s a lively atmosphere at this hotel and families are made to feel very welcome.

Children will love the swimming pool and the Fiesta Kids Club which is open at weekends and daily during holiday periods.


5-Star Mérida HotelsBest Rooms
Decu DowntownDeluxe rooms
Hacienda Xcanatun by AngsanaYaab governor suite pool
Camino Real MéridaMaster suite
Casa Azul Monumento HistoricoDeluxe suite
Fiesta Americana MeridaMaster suite
Wayam Mundo ImperialMaster premium suites
Hacienda Santa Cruz MeridaDouble rooms
Diez Diez CollectionSuite with terrace
Hyatt Regency MeridaRegency suite king
Villa MercedesKing suite with terrace
Casa del BalamMaster suite
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