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29th July 2008

Here at Different World we've done all the hard work for you. We travel Mexico looking for the very best hotels for vacation travelers, from luxury hotels to simple beachfront cabanas. And because we stay at each hotel before we offer it, you can be sure that the information we provide is accurate, up-to-date and unbiased.

We're very selective about the hotels we include. Our quality goal is simple: if we wouldn't stay there ourselves, we won't offer it to you. And we revisit our hotels regularly to make sure that our standards are maintained.

No single page hotel descriptions here! Instead you'll find in depth information about each hotel, with lots of photos, plus detailed Mexico travel guides and tips and hints about what to see and do during your stay. And if you have any questions, our travel experts are just an email or phone call away.

We're confident that whatever you choose, whether one of our 5 star luxury hotels on the Caribbean or in Acapulco, an all inclusive in Cabo San Lucas Baja, or a hip hotel in Mexico City, you'll be enjoying the very best accommodation that Mexico has to offer. Have a great vacation!

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  1. July 2008
  2. Different World reviewed Paraiso del Mar in Mexico

    Paraiso del Mar is a small, friendly hotel sat directly on the beach on Isla Holbox. This is a wonderful hotel for families and couples alike with beautifully furnished rooms in small palapa roofed buildings set in landscaped gardens designed to reflect …"

  3. Different World reviewed Hacienda Uxmal in Mexico

    The proximity of Hacienda Uxmal to one of Mexico's most important cultural sites means that it attracts many visitors effortlessly each year. Even though the majority of guests spend most of their time exploring the ruins rather than inside the hotel, t…"

  4. Different World reviewed La Quinta Troppo in Zihuatanejo, Mexico

    La Quinta Troppo is a small and charming hotel located just off the beach. Its slightly elevated position affords the eight guest rooms some of the most marvelous views of the ocean to be found anywhere in town. All the rooms are beautifully furnished w…"

  5. Different World reviewed Camino Real Oaxaca in Mexico City, Mexico

    Oaxaca is one of the most delightful colonial cities in Mexico, and a visit to this unique hotel offers the chance to experience the magic of the city from within the walls of one of its landmarks. It is one of a very small number of hotels in the world …"

  6. Different World reviewed Hacienda Uayamon in Campeche, Mexico

    Each of the twelve guest suites at Hacienda Uayamon has a role in the history of the hacienda; the ten Colonial Villas were originally the houses of the highest ranking employees and the two suites are housed in the former hospital. It's no surprise then…"

  7. Different World reviewed Mision de Fray Diego in Mérida, Mexico

    The owners of this hotel have done a fantastic job of retaining the 17th Century charm of the building. It is without doubt a very special place, and a real treasure right in the heart of Merida. From the beautifully decorated and maintained Standard Ro…"

  8. Different World reviewed Hacienda Puerta Campeche in Campeche, Mexico

    Campeche is a wonderful city; within its walls lie sleepy cobbled streets lined with the brightly colored houses that are so typical of Mexico. Tourism hasn't yet stamped its mark on the city and it's a great place to explore and sample some of the real …"

  9. Different World reviewed Villa at Merida in Mérida, Mexico

    Merida is one of our favorite colonial cities; it has a rich cultural heritage, a lively fiesta spirit, and is close to some of the best sightseeing in the world. But with the city chaos and heat, it can sometimes feel like hard work to explore the hist…"

  10. Different World reviewed Quinta Real Acapulco in Acapulco, Mexico

    The Quinta Real in Acapulco offers the same luxurious accommodations and high levels of service that can be found in the other properties of this Mexican hotel group. Perched on a bluff above the Diamante beach, this is one of the most intimate and styl…"

  11. Different World reviewed Tides Zihuatanejo in Zihuatanejo, Mexico

    The Tides Zihuatanejo is a wonderfully romantic property which comes pretty close to our idea of perfection. The guest rooms capture all of the colors and charms of this richly-textured country and the suites include some of the most luxurious accommodat…"

  12. Different World rated Villas Delfines

  13. Different World rated Villa at Merida

  14. Different World rated Paraiso del Mar

  15. Different World reviewed Hacienda Santa Rosa in Mexico

    The Hacienda Santa Rosa is a true haven for those intent on seeing the very best that the Yucatan has to offer. Along with its nearby sister hotels the Haciendas Temozon and San Jose, we can think of no better base for a leisurely exploration of the most…"

  16. Different World rated Mision de Fray Diego

  17. Different World rated Meson del Marques

  18. Different World rated Hacienda Xcanatun

  19. Different World rated Hacienda Uxmal

  20. Different World rated Hacienda Uayamon

  21. Different World reviewed Villas Delfines in Mexico

    The little island of Holbox is about three hours from Cancun by road and boat; an adventurous journey that takes you far from the tourist trail over minor roads and via local ferries or small launches (transfers are available). But the journey is worthwh…"

  22. Different World rated Hacienda Temozon

  23. Different World reviewed La Casa que Canta in Zihuatanejo, Mexico

    La Casa que Canta is a favorite with honeymooners and it is easy to imagine that the hotel was designed to inspire romance. The cliffside setting is dramatic, providing spectacular views and the opportunity to create an intimate environment, where each g…"

  24. Different World rated Hacienda Santa Rosa

  25. Different World rated Hacienda San Jose

  26. Different World rated Hacienda Puerta Campeche

  27. Different World rated Hacienda Chichen

  28. Different World rated Eco Paraiso Xixim

  29. Different World rated Casa del Balam

  30. Different World rated Hotel Caribe

  31. Different World reviewed Careyes in Mexico City, Mexico

    The Careyes is the perfect hideaway for those who prefer a more cosmopolitan ambience over total seclusion. The location is fairly remote - a pretty cove with lush forest surroundings on the undeveloped Costa Alegre, and with the maximum number of guest…"

  32. Different World reviewed Las Alamandas in Mexico City, Mexico

    The rich and famous head to Las Alamandas for its seclusion and privacy - with a maximum capacity of 30 guests in a paradise of 1,500 acres, you may never even see any other visitors. For the ultimate indulgence it is possible to rent a whole villa, or e…"

  33. Different World reviewed W Mexico City in Mexico

    The hottest place to stay in Mexico City right now is the ultra-modern W Hotel, with its vibrant red interiors and buzzing lounge bar. Although critics may say that the hotel lacks traditional Mexican flavor, we reckon that it offers the perfect opportun…"

  34. Different World reviewed Hacienda Chichen in Mexico

    The proximity to one of the country's most impressive pre-Columbian monuments together with the colonial heritage of the Hacienda itself, combine to create a unique experience here for travelers. After a day at the ancient city of Chichen Itza, guests c…"

  35. Different World reviewed Santa Fe in Mexico

    Excellent facilities together with a beachside location and the best restaurant in town make the Santa Fe an ideal choice for those wanting a resort vacation with real Mexican flavor. The forty-plus rooms are housed in two or three story villas, with ba…"

  36. Different World reviewed Majahuitas Resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

    Desert island hideaways don't get much better than idyllic Majahuitas Resort. The hotel's 18 acres are actually part of the mainland, but because there are no roads to the area the only access is by sea. And so your vacation begins with a leave-your-wor…"

  37. Different World reviewed Hacienda Xcanatun in Mérida, Mexico

    The Hacienda Xcanatun fills you with a sense of history of the days of Henequen production. This hotel has skillfully combined the traditional with the opulent, with the result that in staying here guests feel completely spoilt and pampered, whilst still…"

  38. Different World reviewed Victoria in Mexico City, Mexico

    The Hotel Victoria allows its guests to enjoy all that Oaxaca has to offer, and a relaxing retreat to come home to. After a day's sightseeing, it's bliss to come back and have a refreshing dip in the pool, followed by a drink on the terrace - the perfect…"

  39. Different World reviewed Las Mananitas in Mexico City, Mexico

    Las Mananitas is well known as one of the country's finest restaurants, but many people are unaware of the delightful accommodations also offered within the spectacular gardens. There are 21 rooms and suites, most enjoying views of the colorful shrubs, …"

  40. Different World reviewed Murmullo de la Casa que Canta in Zihuatanejo, Mexico

    El Murmullo is the sister property to la Casa que Canta and was formerly a private residence. The stunning terracotta colored building is located on a bluff projecting into the bay and enjoys breathtaking ocean views. Playa la Ropa, one of the most beau…"

  41. Different World reviewed Hotel Majestic in Mexico

    For a first visit to Mexico City, the Hotel Majestic would be our highest recommendation whatever your budget. There is no better introduction to the city than to wake in the morning and open your windows onto the Zocalo - the second biggest plaza in t…"

  42. Different World reviewed Habita in Mexico

    Habita, with its stark white interiors and photogenic rooftop bar, set a trend for modern and stylish hotels in the capital. It's a few years older now and some of the modish clientele may have moved on, but it's still a good choice for visitors to the …"

  43. Different World reviewed Villa Montana in Morelia, Mexico

    This noble hideaway is owned by a French Count who entered the world of tourism after falling in love with the property. We are confident that every guest will be equally as captivated with its delightfully rustic accommodations, replete with antiques, f…"

  44. Different World reviewed Quinta Real Huatulco in Mexico

    The Quinta Real capitalizes on its lofty position with a well-planned and exceptionally attractive design. Moorish domes dominate the skyline and give a grand elegance to the restaurant and bar, whose terraces offer fantastic views over the bay for the …"

  45. Different World reviewed Casa Oaxaca in Mexico City, Mexico

    A real haven in bustling Oaxaca, the Casa Oaxaca is surely the city's most artistic hotel. From a traditional colonial house the owners have created a statement in contemporary style, simple but alluring, and comfortable for a long or short stay. With j…"

  46. Different World reviewed Condesa df in Mexico

    From the same group of Mexican design hotels as the ever popular Habita (Mexico City) and Deseo (Playa del Carmen), Condesa df has quickly established itself as one of the trendiest and most fashionable hotels in town. Ideally located in the trendy and …"

  47. Different World reviewed Hacienda Temozon in Mexico

    Hacienda Temozon is the grandest and most formal of this group of restored haciendas. Its exquisitely furnished reception rooms and guest quarters offer visitors a real taste of the affluent lifestyle enjoyed by the lords of sisal during the early 19th c…"

  48. Different World reviewed Las Brisas in Acapulco, Mexico

    Most people know of this prestigious 'pink and white paradise' with its secluded casitas and 250 swimming pools. Though it's bigger than most of our other Mexican recommendations, the privacy and indulgence of the accommodations make Las Brisas our favor…"

  49. Different World reviewed Brisas del Mar in Zihuatanejo, Mexico

    Brisas del Mar is a charming small hotel with an excellent location. It's situated right on Madera beach, just a short walk by the sea from the center of Zihuatanejo town. The hotel is perfect for families and offers an excellent range of accommodation …"

  50. Different World reviewed Hacienda San Jose in Mérida, Mexico

    With just fifteen sumptuous guest rooms, the Hacienda San Jose offers guests the chance to experience the lavish lifestyle of the henequen lords. The Hacienda is ideally situated with easy reach of Chichen Itza and many other of the "must-sees" of the Yu…"

  51. Different World reviewed Meson del Marques in Mexico

    The Meson del Marques is exactly the type of hotel that knowledgeable travelers love to recommend. Strolling the town is easy from this central location, and Valladolid also makes an excellent base for exploration of the archaeological sites and natural …"

  52. Different World reviewed Four Seasons Punta Mita in Mexico

    The Four Seasons Punta Mita lies in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Secluded, pristine beaches and unusually calm and clear ocean make swimming and water sports especially enticing. These beaches are the nesting grounds of several species of marin…"

  53. Different World reviewed Eco Paraiso Xixim in Mexico

    The Yucatan peninsula is so rich in archaeological treasures and natural wonders that visitors who don't venture far from the beach seriously miss out. On the other hand, those who shun the Caribbean's busy resorts in search of the real cultural highligh…"

  54. Different World reviewed Hotel Caribe in Mérida, Mexico

    Entering the lobby from Parque Hidalgo, you cannot fail to be impressed by the colonial warmth of the arches and colonnades, rising above gleaming black and white tiled floors. Pass through to the courtyard and you will see why the Caribe labels itself …"

  55. Different World reviewed Camino Real Zaashila in Mexico

    The Camino Real Zaashila is a tropical delight for both families and couples. We love the huge swimming pool, surely one of the most inviting on this coast. Zaashila also boasts a great beach, virtually private and with beautiful soft sand. Although the…"

  56. Different World reviewed Casa del Balam in Mérida, Mexico

    The Casa del Balam has all the expected advantages of a great location, plus a few pleasant surprises. The central courtyard is a tropical delight and the ground floor swimming pool is unusually large for a traditional city hotel. Both spots are perfect …"

  57. Different World reviewed Hotelito Desconocido in Mexico City, Mexico

    Hotelito Desconocido is a magical, extraordinary hotel, quite unique within Mexico. It's one of our favorite places for a really relaxing, escape-from-the-rat-race vacation, where even a few days will leave you totally refreshed. The pleasures are simpl…"

  58. Different World reviewed Cuixmala in Mexico City, Mexico

    This spectacularly secluded resort lies in an estate covering 25,000 acres and includes the ecologically important Chamela-Cuixmala Biosphere Reserve. Cuixmala was once the private hideaway of Sir James Goldsmith, and is still owned and managed by the G…"

  59. Different World reviewed La Casona in Mexico

    A home from home in the hustle and bustle of the city and a cozy retreat after a busy day sightseeing, La Casona is perfect for those who love cities but want an alternative to the impersonal large hotels on busy boulevards. This hotel is conveniently s…"

  60. Different World reviewed Hacienda San Antonio in Colima, Mexico

    Hacienda San Antonio exudes a real sense of history - tapestries, working fireplaces, hand woven rugs and cozy armchairs are featured in the spacious guest rooms. This is a place for relaxation and appreciation of the spectacular natural beauty of the s…"

  61. Different World reviewed Hotel Imperial in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico

    Reassuringly grand and European in style, the Imperial would be an excellent choice for those seeking some familiarity on a first visit to the city. It has had a long history, including a spell as the American Embassy, and occupies a prestigious locatio…"

  62. Different World reviewed Parador del Dominico in Mexico City, Mexico

    The Parador del Dominico is a long standing feature on central Oaxaca's lodging lists, and has always been a very welcome one. It isn't an old building, although it has been built in the traditional courtyard style with a simple exterior. The attraction…"

  63. Different World reviewed Tamarindo in Mexico City, Mexico

    This secluded resort is a perfect blend of rusticity, romance and sheer indulgence. The Tamarindo is set in two thousand acres of rainforest; an area of breathtaking natural beauty where wooded ravines meet the palm fringed Pacific shores. The attraction…"

  64. Different World reviewed Casa Velas Hotel Boutique in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

    The luxury of Casa Velas Hotel Boutique might be a surprise to many. Hidden away just back from the ocean, the tranquility and intimacy of the property together with the superb facilities make this a welcome change from the high rise hotel zone. The Cas…"

  65. Different World reviewed Villa Premiere in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

    This small luxury hotel located in downtown Puerto Vallarta is guaranteed to surprise and delight. We loved the impressive range of guest rooms at Villa Premiere, all beautifully furnished and including some very special suites. If you've been searchin…"

  66. Different World reviewed Hacienda de los Santos in Mexico

    This tranquil and indulgent hideaway is one of our favorite locations for a weekend escape with a loved one. Hacienda del los Santos has all the ingredients for a perfect getaway - sumptuous rooms with wood burning fireplaces, cozy terraces and an exquis…"

  67. Different World reviewed Virrey de Mendoza in Morelia, Mexico

    Travelers searching for true colonial splendor and a prime location in downtown Morelia will find no better choice of accommodation than the Hotel Virrey de Mendoza. Located right on the city's main plaza, this historic mansion was once the home of Anton…"