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Probably the oldest hotel in Guanajuato, and certainly
the best known, the Posada Santa Fe is the place to stay
in town. Not only does it house a venerable collection
of the works of local artist and historian Manuel Leal,
it also has the most desirable tables for soaking up the
local atmosphere - right on the lively Jardin de la
Enter the magnificent lobby and you could be in one of
the finest hotels in Mexico. Lofty beamed ceilings,
delicate chandeliers and antique chairs all fade into
insignificance alongside the giant paintings dominating
The off-lobby restaurant has the same setting, as does
the lounge, with antique chairs and couches perfect for
Guest rooms at Posada Santa Fe are approached up a winding staircase, with
a colorful tile surround. The rooms themselves vary from
the high ceiling suites at the front of the hotel to
simpler decor at the back. All have a certain charm, a
slightly faded grandeur, yet updated with modern
Posada Santa Fe has been owned and managed by the same family
for several generations, and although there are exciting
plans for future improvements, the emphasis is on
retaining the historic and the traditional.
Meals served in the restaurants are as good as the
setting, and the location is the best in town.
Guanajuato itself is not short of attractions and your
only problem could be trying to drag yourself away.
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