Hotel Casa Del Balam

Merida, Mexico
Moderate Heritage

One of Merida’s original tourist hotels’, the Casa del Balam is also one of its best located, just a short walk from the city’s main square.

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The main part of the building was once a private house belonging to Don Fernando Barbachano, one of the pioneers of tourism in the Yucatan. Together with his daughter, Carmen, they converted the family home into a charming hotel, adding a new block to the side of the property which now houses the majority of rooms.

The original part of the building is characterised, by a lovely central courtyard and a peaceful, rear garden that houses a small swimming pool.

Throughout the main building one can find antiques and local artefacts, all chosen by Don Fernando and Carmen, and which give the property a personal and intimate atmosphere missing from most hotels.

Other features of the Casa del Balam include a bar, restaurant, shop and tours desk.

The 51 rooms at the hotel are comfortable rather than luxurious and all are light and spacious with attractive, tiled floors. Standard rooms all feature 2 double beds while upgrades are available to Honeymoon rooms which are slightly larger and come with a King-sized bed.


A short stroll from Plaza Grande in the historic heart of Merida

Hotel Casa del Balam, Calle 60, Parque Santa Lucia, Centro, Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico


The original part of the hotel is full of history and character


None of the standard rooms come with a King-sized bed

At A Glance

    Food & Drink Food & Drink

  • — Bar
  • — Restaurant
  • — Courtyard cafe

    Features Features

  • — Swimming pool
  • — Shop
  • — Tours desk

    Rooms Rooms

  • — 51 rooms in total
  • — Choice of room category

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