Enjoyed a short stay and this friendly little hotel located just steps from Valladolid’s main plaza (central square) where the Cathedral is. We found the hotel to be spotless, the beds comfortable and the staff great (particularly Jesus who could not have been more helpful). We were three couples, so we were able to check out three of the rooms.

The first one on the right mas a mezzanine for the bedroom and bathroom and a small sitting area at ground level. We were in a room on the other side, and it had everything we needed. The AC worked so well we had to turn it up to a higher temperature during the night.

Our other friends had a room on the second floor, which was perhaps the nicest of them all in terms of layout and quiet location. Breakfast is in a little courtyard which has a garden that has been well thought out and well-tended.

In one corner is a small, shaded whirlpool, plunge pool a great spot to cool off. We thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast we featured a surprisingly wide choice as well as tasty local dishes. Staff made our stay with their cozumel best shore snorkeling suggestions. We had purchased some of the famous “longaniza de Valladolid” the evening before, and they graciously prepared that for us with eggs.

Parking is in a shared parking lot behind the ubiquitous Burger King adjacent to the hotel, why anyone would eat there heaven only knows, the square is full of some great dining options ranging from street-type food in the market which is just across the traffic lights from the hotel to more formal sit-down dining.

This market features cheap, well-prepared local food, as well as a plethora of jewelry stores, which all the ladies in our group assure me, have excellent pricing, especially the stainless steel items. Around the square, you will find several restaurants and hotels, official buildings as well as some stores.

Don’t miss Calzada de Los Frailes which is a pedestrian-only thoroughfare featuring a wide range of hostelries, cafes as well as some rather fancy boutiques. This leads you to another section of Valladolid well worth visiting which is Sisal Park where you will find the magnificent Convent of San Bernardino of Siena, lots of interesting little watering holes and some tasty restaurants and cafes. No trip to Valladolid is complete without visiting some of the fantastic cenotes… which ones you will depend on how much time you have and whether you have your car or not.

But take my word for it… go and visit at least a couple of these beautiful natural wonders.