Quinta Real Oaxaca


Type: Boutique

No. of Rooms: 91

City/Area: Oaxaca


This historic hotel in the heart of Oaxaca City is a great base for exploring, with the Zócalo Main Square, Metropolitan Cathedral and Santo Domingo Church under a 10-minute walk away.

Set in the grounds of the 16th Century Santa Catalina nunnery, Quinta Real has a tranquil, atmospheric feel with inner courtyards and thick stone brickwork. The walls are dotted with original frescos and many of the early features such as the nuns’ washing fountains remain, along with romantic arches and pillars.

Being housed in a historic building, the rooms are quaint, with slated wooden ceilings, dark-wooden furniture, and tiled floors. Each room has distinctly Oaxacan touches with locally made lamps, throws and cushion covers. Outside there are two charming gardens as well as a large swimming pool lined with greenery and shaded seating: perfect for relaxing after sightseeing. This hotel is best suited for those looking to stay in accommodations that were once an important part of Oaxaca’s history and appreciate original furnishings and antiques.

Guests can enjoy the property´s two bars; Las Bugambilias offering over 101 types of mezcal, and the candlelit Novicias nestled in the corner by the pool. Dining is available on site at El Refectorio restaurant, serving Oaxacan and international dishes.


During the hotter months of April and May, the interior rooms on the ground floor remain very cool.

  • Air condition
  • Artisan shop
  • 24 hour suite service
  • Restaurant on site
  • Bar
The property avoids single-use plastics such as straws, cups, cutlery, and packaging for bathroom amenities. Recycling bins are available for guests to participate in recycling systems, and efforts are made to reduce food waste. Water-efficient toilets and showers have been installed and guests can opt out of daily room cleaning and reuse towels. All windows are double glazed to save energy usage and most lighting throughout the property uses energy-efficient LED bulbs.

The hotel invests a percentage of revenue back into community and sustainability projects and local artists are offered a platform to display their talents. Guests are provided information about the area´s ecosystems, history, culture, and visitor etiquette. Most of the property´s ingredients are organic and locally sourced, and wild animals that live on the property are respected.