Where to stay in Morelia? There are many hotels, haciendas, and posadas. But there is only one place where time past meets time present in an atmosphere of tranquillity and where today’s visitor can live like a lord (at least until the next Revolution).
The Hotel de la Soledad – named after a painting of the Virgen de la Soledad that hangs in one of its alcoves – occupies an 18th century building standing in the very centre of the city and enclosing one of the most striking patios in Morelia. At each turn there are reminders of the city’s colonial heritage: from the central fountain and its water conduits to the carved stone urns and silver-framed mirrors and paintings that adorn its stone walls.
The hotel’s rooms are full of light, spacious, and individually decorated with hand-chosen pieces of colonial furniture and art. Located in the historic centre of Morelia, close to the Cathedral, one has the impression of stepping back into old Valladolid and it would be no surprise to see a stagecoach draw up at the hotel’s wooden portals to discharge a marquis or a viceroy.
Recently restored and modernised with exceptional good taste and attention to detail, the hotel is an oasis offering attentive yet discreet service, wonderful local meals, and a perfect place to rest and recover after exploring the city, its many sights and delights.