I feel like there are two different kinds of places you can stay when you travel: one being a hotel or rental that is just a place to sleep and call home base, and two being a hotel or rental that is an experience in and of itself. La Casa de la Marquesa in Querétaro, Mexico, is by far and away the latter.
I almost can’t quite put into words how astoundingly beautiful this place is. It’s the kind of place that transports you. The minute you walk through the door, it’s 18th century Mexico and you might as well be president of the republic. The stunning decor and architectural elements have been restored to their original splendor, overwhelming your senses and convincing you that you’ve traveled through time.
We seriously felt like royalty the entire time. And it makes sense, because the original house was built in 1756 and has, apparently, seen some powerful political dignitaries stay there throughout the years. I can only imagine the things these walls have heard.
La Casa de la Marquesa officially opened its doors as a hotel in 1995. It is made up of fourteen beautiful suites, all bearing a room “name” instead of a room number, which I found to be unique and keeping with the overall aesthetic of the hotel. We stayed in Emperador Agustín de Iturbide; named after – you guessed it – an emperor. Not too shabby, not too shabby at all!
The room was unbelievable. Rich wood floors, king-size bed, gloriously high ceilings, and giant windows that opened up to a small, private patio. Needless to say, we felt quite spoiled.
Even the staff was amazing. They greeted you by name each time you walked in and spared nothing in making you feel welcome. Everything reeked of luxury; but it also reeked of history and culture, and that is precisely why La Casa de la Marquesa is so special. This seamless blend of history and luxury, coupled with the fact that the hotel sits smack dab in the center of town, makes for an unforgettable and, most importantly, authentic Querétaro experience.
If you ever find yourself in Querétaro and would like to stay here, click any of the links above or right here for their website. And another quick note: we found the hotel to be quite affordable at a little over $100/night, especially considering the great location and beautiful interior. I hope you think so too 🙂 Thanks for reading!