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Merida hosts a variety of hotel, hostel, and B&B accommodations for all tastes and price ranges. If you are an adventurous, budget traveler, hostels are an option for you. If you prefer more luxurious conditions--there are five star hotels for around US$100.00 a night. Most students find their tastes and budgets fall about in the middle and opt to stay in a downtown medium-priced hotel or B&B for around US$40.00/night. You can arrange your own hotel stays online at such from such sites as Trip Advisor, or let the Institute of Modern Spanish arrange it for you. Another highly recommended option, although a bit more expensive, is a room in a guest home—a great option as far as location and amenities.
Hostel Information: To get the best rates in a hostel setting you must be opened to sharing a sleeping room and a bathroom with other travelers. Most hostels have a mixed common room and a women's only common room. If you aren’t interested in these type of group arrangements that most hostels provide, there are private or semi-private accommodations available. In most cases you have to bring your traveling companion(s) in order to get more privacy. Some hostels offer upgrades in which you will have a private room by paying extra. If you book a private room at a hostel in advance (online) make sure that you understand the hostel’s policy regarding private rooms—sometimes the upgrades add up to be rather expensive. The following webpages explains these unique accommodations that will provide you with a bed/shower for a very economical rate and provides online booking: Bookhostels at Hostel World (when the window opens, scroll down to select MERIDA, Mexico in the to compare all hostel listings or select a specific listing), HostelClub , and http://www.hostels.com/en/mx.me.html
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Luxury hotels: The most important Luxury hotels in Merida are located on or near the main North-South Boulevard in Merida—Paseo Montejo. These hotels are Hyatt Regency, Presidente Intercontinental Villa Mercedes and Fiesta Americana. All these hotels can be booked with great rates at Priceline.com.
Some hotel listing have Presidente Intercontinental Villa Mercedes and Fiesta Americana listed as four-star and three-star hotels. However, anyone who has had the fortune of staying at one of these impressive hotels would agree that they should be listed as five-star hotels.
If you are looking for a luxury stay in a relaxing setting, out-of-town setting, there are several restored haciendas around Merida—within 15-20 minute drive. You would need to rent a car to get to and from the Haciendas. Three such haciendas are listed at Five Star Alliance. Check out availability and rates on
Budget Rental Cars at various points in Merida.
Medium Hotels and B&Bs:
Merida is peppered with reasonably priced hotels. Those hotels listed on the internet—registered in such sites as Trip Advisor—cater to an international crowd. For this reason, they are well equipped with comfortable rooms and amenities to which travelers are accustomed. Other sites which list hotels in Merida are Worldres and Amazing Places.
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Should students staying in downtown hotels wish to use Institute of Modern Spanish transportation, they can do so for a small weekly fee. Transportation to the Institute of Modern Spanish is provided to and from the Remate de Paseo Montejo.