Luz En Yucatan

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499 55, Merida, Mexico - 01 999 924 0035

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jenniferia jennifer…
3 reviews
Home away from home Jul 17, 2011
First of all, you pay on a sliding scale based on a survey about how successful you are. It varies by a few dollars but it's nice to know someone cares.

Two free beers in your room fridge and unlimited free tequila in the lobby. The owners are former tour guides from the US and very friendly and accommodating.

Nice room with A/C and TV. Pool in the back and some rooms with balcony facing pool. Nicely decorated with antiques from the area and a large kitchen. Small library with books and magazines for guest.

I went by myself and they still upgraded me to a room with 3 beds...highly recommended.
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lrecht lrecht
60 reviews
Luz En Yucatan is a great place Oct 24, 2009
What a great little boutique hotel! Centrally located in Merida next to Santa Lucia park and only three of four blocks from the main square in Merida, the hotel (which is still being re-modeled) has maybe 8-10 rooms each uniquely furnished as well as a mini-apartment or two. It is a little bit hard to find but well worthwhile. Parking was provided across the street once we found the hotel. The streets of Merida are pretty logically laid out with the even streets running North/South and the odd streets running East/West. Basically go north up Calle 60 and turn right (east) on Calle 55 and it is mid-way down the block on the left. Look for the little sign in the picture below...

The pool is fantastic and our room (bottom floor overlooking the pool on the right) had a really comfy patio area with seating and a table where it was nice to chill with a cerveza and take a dip in the cool pool (it get’s hot in Merida). When you arrive there is a complimentary welcome cocktail and a little mini-bar in front of the office that is gratis all the time (we tried not to abuse this having previously invested in our own bottle of Centenario).

The guy at the front desk spoke perfect English and provided a map and list of activities and was very helpful in recommending things to do, places to see and most importantly, places to eat. The owner Tom was not around when we were there but is doing a great job remodeling and creating a fantastic, homey atmosphere. We can’t recommend this place highly enough.

The rooms are amply sized and included comfy, gigantic hammocks, refrigerators with a couple of much appreciated complimentary cold beers and a coffee pot with bottled water and coffee.

Their website at is really funny and informative. You get to choose your rate based on your personal rating of whether you are exceedingly, moderately or not at all successful (it only changes the rate about $5 but what a great gesture). Highly, highly recommended!
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Eric says:
Looks like a great place. I love hammocks, still miss the one outside my little surf shack in Costa Rica..
Posted on: Dec 26, 2009
joshadell joshadell
4 reviews
Jun 28, 2007
Each room in the Luz en Yucatan is individually decorated and has its own feel. It's hard to believe that these rooms were once the priests' quarters of the adjoining church. Located 5 blocks down from the Plaza Grande in Merida, the Luz is 5 minutes walking distance from restaurants, Cathedrals, shopping, and carriage tours of the city.

There are no room numbers in the hotel. Instead, each room is given a name, the "Shaman", the "Habana", the "Kolibri", etc. The rooms each have a unique layout, and all are spacious and comfortable. The walls are decorated with art, and each room we stayed in also had a hammock for additional bedding. Rooms also come with a kitchen (including range, refridgerator and sink), and air conditioning.

There is a lounge downstairs, with boardgames, books, and a small pool in the back. Across the street is a small cafe which serves a cheap but filling breakfast and sandwiches.

The hotel manager, Tom, was very gracious, and wasn't bothered when we woke him late, urgently needing a room. He got us set up for the night, even though the room was reserved for the next day by someone else. The next morning, he had another (unreserved) room waiting for us, and helped us move our bags.

A double at the Luz cost 600 pesos (about $60) for a night, so it is a bit the expensive side when compared to other Mexican hotels. But the large, decorated rooms, friendly staff and central location make it a great place to splurge a little while visiting Mexico's "Hollywood."

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