If any of you get a chance to visit Xalapa, you might want to spend a night or two at the Hotel Limon. It’s in a great location, just up the hill from the Palacio Municipal, and the cathedral, and less than five minutes walk to the city’s main library and central square,with a wonderful lookout where you can see the city for miles around, surrounded by neighbouring mountains.
Within walking distance are art galleries, Xalapa’s main market, shops and restaurants of every description, and some lovely areas for strolling.
We stayed at Hotel Limon when we first came to Xalapa, before renting a house here. Hotel Limon served as our base, for getting to know the city. a The first night we stayed in a huge, beautiful room at the front of the hotel, which had gorgeous tiling. However, there was too much noise from the street, so we moved to a smaller room which nevertheless was still quite lovely.
Some of the single rooms at the hotel are tiny, however if you get a room for two or three people, they are more spacious and it’s well worth the few extra dollars. The rooms surround a long narrow inner courtyard, which again has lovely tile work.
You can get a single room for $16, and a double room for $20 per night. For the quality, cleanliness and location it’s hard to beat the price of Hotel Limon.