Holiday Inn: Tradition and Comfort in the Heart of Merida

The Holiday Inn is located on Calle Colon, right around the corner from the beautiful and iconic avenue of Paseo de Montejo. This is a renowned building that opened its doors as a hotel 42 years ago. The hotel, like many of the buildings in the historic center of Merida, has a fascinating story and is part of the living history that identifies this town as a cultural treasure.

A grand estate that took up most of the city block, it was originally built in the 18th Century by Don Escalante during the time of the great henequen boom in Yucatan. It was called la Quinta San Jacinto. This majestic mansion was later bought by mayor of Merida and henequen tycoon, Don Augusto Peon, for he and his wife Doña Jacinta Bolio and their children to live in. After Don Augusto Peon’s death, the house was passed down to the family. In 1978, the Inmobiliaria Hotelera de Yucatan bought this estate to turn it into a 5 star hotel. In 1980, Hotel Holiday Inn opened its doors, being the only hotel of its caliber in Merida. The hotel still today maintains much of its 18th Century charm. You can appreciate the history in the facade, the halls, restaurants, rooms and the lovely interior patio area with a terracota red color that was typical of the haciendas during their boom.

Hotel rooms:

As is the charm of our lovely city of Merida, the strong traditions of Yucatan are felt in every corner of the hotel. There are 196 standard rooms, 16 Jr. Suites y 1 Máster Suite. 

Each room is comfortable with plush triple-sheeted beds, a bathtub, a well-lit workstation and Wi-Fi. In the suites you will also find a living room area and the master suite also has a dining table. The Holiday Inn Merida has 4 floors and 213 rooms, as well as 15 halls with a capacity for up to 700 people. 

They Offer Two Restaurants and a Lobby Bar

La Veranda

A lovely buffet breakfast with live piano music, as well as meals off the menu where they serve both international and regional cuisine 

Open 6:30am-12pm (buffet) and 12pm-6pm (a lacarte)


Pool Day Pass: Also when you buy the breakfast buffet for $340 pesos, you can have access to a day pass at the swimming pool. They have a full service bar and you can order off the menu the rest of the day. 

If you just want to use the pool for the day, you can pay $340 per person and have access to the pool as well as bar services and the restaurant. 

La Arboleda

Located outside facing Avenida Colon, it has a romantic setting with aMexican food Buffet, grill, fine meat cuts and off the menu options. 

Open 7:30-12:30pm everyday

Banquet Halls for Large or Small Events

Looking for a space for your special event? Thanksgiving, Christmas parties, New Year’s Eve or just a special meeting? 

The Holiday Inn Merida has some great spaces and will cater your event. They can accommodate both large and small groups and you have the advantage of having a full hotel staff, kitchen and wait service for your event.  

They offer:

-Salon Maya with room for 20-30 people 

-Uxmal Salon which holds up to 700 people and can be used for conferences, large catered events, theater events and more. It can be divided into 3 rooms that fit 200-300 people as well. 

-Business Meeting room which is perfect for intimate meetings 

For more information on how to reserve call: 

BAR LE COCAY is a comfortable bar with nice cocktails, for the month of August 2×1 in cocktails and a good spot to chat or watch the game. 

Open Monday to Sunday 7-12pm 

Holiday Inn also has a Business Center, Pool,Gym, Laundry Room, Safe, Rewards Program IHG One Rewards and children under 12 eat and stay for free. 

The Holiday Inn is a lovely place to stay and a perfect location in the heart of Merida.

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