Hotel San José

Hotel San José is a 3-star, family run 16-room hotel with a 24-hour front desk.  Our room was spotlessly clean, tastefully decorated and of good sizewith a comfortable bed, flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi and clothes iron with board in the closet. It had a nicely tiled modern bathroom that not only had gleaming fixtures and unlimited hot water but the best water pressure of any accommodation of any type we have ever enjoyed in Mexico. There was also a hair dryer in the bathroom.  

We had a King corner room with windows on 2 walls. One of the room features we liked was the wooden shutters on the windows thatHotel San José facadeallowed an almost complete black out of the room if preferred. The only criticism of the room we could make is some street noise coming through but our experience was that we quickly adapted to that it didn’t seem to impact our sleep patterns. Other rooms would likely experience less street noise. 

Our room rate included a very nice continental breakfast with good Chiapas coffee, fresh squeezed orange juice, yogurt, toast and fruit plate

One of the reasons there is street noise is that Hotel San José offers a great location on Crescencio Rosas, a straight mostly flat 10-minutewalk to the central square and all the attractions of the historical district. A block over from Crescencio Rosas is a parallel street that turns into one of the very pleasant “walking streets” also leading directly to the central square.

Another feature that added greatly to our experience in San Cristóbal de las Casas was the help and kindness of the owner Olivia and her staff. From the minute we arrived at the hotel until we departed they couldn’t do enough to make us feel welcomed.

I’m a little reluctant to include all of the ways they went out of IMG_2486their way to help us for fear that others reading this review would go there expecting the same and can’t imagine they would have time to do all they did for us for every guest but suspect they are kind to everyone. Olivia speaks some English and understands even more. Her daughter who sat at the front desk during the afternoon is fluent in English. Despite our limited Spanish, we didn’t find the language barrier a hindrance at all.

Olivia also put us in touch with bi-lingual Guide Juan José Cruz, wich proved to be a great recommendation. E-mail: Cellular: (045) 967 119 711111

Hotel San José
Crescencio Rosas #48
San Cristóbal de las Casas Chiapas, 29250 Mexico
Tel: 52 (967) 1020505, Fax: 52 (967) 6782622