The 8 Best Luxury Hotels
in Mexico

Dale Sherrow

Mexico Travel Expert

At Butterfield & Robinson, our hotels aren’t prosaic—they’re pure poetry.

From castles and riads to ryokans and monasteries, we source lodgings that aren’t just places to crash, but one-of-a-kind spots as intimate, authentic and sublime as the rest of your journey—and packed with personal touches from our hotelier friends.

Below we’ve rounded up a few of the best luxury hotels in Mexico, where you can do so much more than simply rest your head.

But be warned: there may be tears when it’s time to say goodbye!


Posada de las Flores, Costa Baja

Posada de las Flores in La Paz offers a unique atmosphere that blends modern-day luxury with the character of an old Mexican mansion. Every detail in Posada de las Flores La Paz has been carefully selected to reflect elements of Mexican Colonial decor, such as the Talavera ceramics and dark wooden furnishings.

best luxury hotels in Mexico, Posada de las Flores Costa Baja

Its prime location on the seafront promenade sees many bars, restaurants and shops nearby.


Guayacura Hotel & Spa, Todos Santos

Mere steps away from the creative hub of Todos Santos, the Guayacura embodies the essence of Baja in a uniquely-designed boutique property.

best luxury hotels in Mexico, Guayacura Hotel & Spa Todos Santos

A combination of ancient and modern elements paired with exquisite decor and artistic flair, this colourful hotel features a rooftop lounge with stunning views over the town, an oceanside restaurant, a beach club and spa and an elegant bar.

Surf, Sand, and Sea Lions!

This might be your best family trip yet: adopt and release a baby sea turtle, snorkel with whale sharks, kayak with sea lions, and end the day with the freshest seafood tacos. On our Baja Family Adventure, prepare yourself for gorgeous sunsets overlooking the Pacific, sweet surf spots, sleepy colonial towns and some truly outstanding resorts for trip that’s an all-round crowd pleaser.

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One&Only Palmilla, Cabo

Turquoise waters lap golden desert sands on the beaches of One&Only Palmilla, a 5-star resort resting at the edge of the Baja Peninsula. Set amid lush, tropical gardens, it’s the ideal setting to soak up the area’s natural beauty and privileged climate.

best luxury hotels in Mexico, One&Only Palmilla Cabo

No detail is spared, with luxurious touches at every turn like a palm tree-lined infinity pool, beach cabanas, and a dreamy seaside terrace with crackling outdoor firepits.


Los Alcobas Mexico City

This boutique hotel offers a sleek and modern design with warm tropical touches like white stucco facades, plump cacti and fresh flowers in the guestrooms.

best luxury hotels in Mexico, Los Alcobas Mexico City

Equipped with a luxurious spa, two restaurants, a fitness centre and in-room rain showers and jacuzzis, Los Alcobas provides a balmy respite in the heart of Mexico City’s entertainment district.


Casa Oaxaca Boutique Hotel

Intimate and chic, Casa Oaxaca’s seven rooms are stylishly designed to combine modern-day comforts with Oaxacan flair through local artworks and artisan products.

best luxury hotels in Mexico, Casa Oaxaca Boutique Hotel

For quiet evenings, cozy up in their charming library, brimming with literary greats from Oaxaca, or relax by the outdoor pool beneath the ever-beaming Mexican sun.


Chablé Resort & Spa, Tablaje

This recently-built piece of paradise was once a Spanish hacienda, a feature kept notably intact throughout its design.

best luxury hotels in Mexico, Chablé Resort & Spa Tablaje

Renowned for its striking architecture and Mexican fare, Chablé is consistently rated one of the top hotels in the world. Enjoy your private casita, and don’t forget to take a dip in the cenote or visit the super sleek and zen spa.


The Lodge at Chichen Itza, Pisté

Mere minutes from the Chichén Itzá Archaeological Park, the Lodge at Chichen offers its guests exclusive entrance to the site. Inspired by Maya Casitas, its bungalows were all hand-built using local materials and feature mahogany furnishings, thatched roofs and stained-glass windows.

best luxury hotels in Mexico, The Lodge at Chichen Itza Pisté

Find respite from the heat by one of the three outdoor pools or by basking in the tropical breeze from your bungalow’s hammock.


Hotel Esencia, Quintana Roo

Originally built as a winter retreat for an Italian Duchess, it’s easy to feel like royalty here; with 40 villas set upon a massive stretch of private beach, it may feel like you have the entire resort to yourself.

best luxury hotels in Mexico, Hotel Esencia Quintana Roo

Indulge in the organic spa, stretch out beneath the sunrise with some morning yoga and dine at one of its three fabulous outdoor restaurants.

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