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15 Best Oaxaca Hotels With Pools


Looking for the best Oaxaca hotels with pools?

Oaxaca has mild temperatures year-round, slightly warmer than Mexico City but far from the scorching temperatures found in the Tabasco and Yucatan states. As a result, many Oaxaca hotels with pool facilities keep their swimming areas open throughout the seasons – good news for anybody who enjoys a relaxing dip between their cultural explorations.

And cultural explorations there are aplenty in Oaxaca. We’ve found the city – and, indeed, the whole state generally – to be among the most diverse in Mexico, filled with indigenous traditions.

Explore the fascinating local handicrafts, chow down on delicious snacks at the food markets, and gaze in awe at elaborate colonial-era churches before returning to one of the numerous hotels in Oaxaca with pools to enjoy a dip and a mezcal.

In this post, we’ve curated a selection of top-rated, mid-range, and budget-friendly Oaxaca hotels with a pool so that there’s something to suit every species of traveller.

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Located near the historic centre and colourful Barrio de Jalatlaco, Grand Fiesta Americana boast luxury suites and 5-star facilties.

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Best Rated Hotels In Oaxaca With Pools

In our book, the best hotels aren’t necessarily the ones that are simply the most luxurious. There are many other factors to consider, including location, value for money, breadth of facilities, architecture, and overall uniqueness.

The hotels in this section all rate highly for some or all of these factors, with some boasting amazing city views while others guarantee an international level of service.

#1 Grand Fiesta Americana Oaxaca – A Tasteful New Build.

A relative newcomer to the ranks of Oaxaca hotels with pools, Grand Fiesta Americana was only completed in 2019. The custom-built 5-star facility has a full complement of facilities to offer guests.

LOCATION | The Andador Turistico pedestrian street, with its colourful collection of stone houses filled with artisan shops and cafes, is a 15-minute walk. The Barrio de Jalatlaco, famous for its cobbled streets and vibrant street art, is also nearby.

FACILITIES | A large restaurant and outdoor bar provide on-site food and beverage; for wellness, there’s a spa, a fitness centre, and an indoor pool. Free private parking is also available.

ROOMS | An ever-reliable beige colour palette dominates the 144 rooms here, which come with modern fittings and flashes of local craftwork.

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#2 Quinta Real Oaxaca – Stay In A Piece Of History.

One of the most unique hotels with pools Oaxaca has to offer, this branch of the Quinta Real group occupies a restored 16th-century convent.

LOCATION | The hotel is in the heart of the action, with popular tourist hangouts such as the Zocalo (town square), the Templo de Santo Domingo, and the Andador Turistico within easy reach.

FACILITIES | The outdoor pool is one of the larger ones we’ve seen in Oaxaca, surrounded by plenty of space for sunbathing. Quinta Real also boasts an indoor bar that hosts live music on weekends, an outdoor dining area that occupies the former convent’s cloisters, and a fitness centre.

ROOMS | Few Oaxaca hotels with pools come with as much history baked into their walls as the Quinta Real. While the rooms are aesthetically furnished, they are clean and neat.

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#3 Hotel Hacienda Los Laureles – The Ideal Suburban Retreat.

If you don’t mind staying in the suburbs of Oaxaca, the Hotel Hacienda Los Laureles provides a greenery-ensconced escape to the north of the city centre where you can relax in a tranquil setting.

LOCATION | Downtown Oaxaca is a 15-minute drive, or you can reach the Zapotec ruins of Monte Alban in half an hour by car.

FACILITIES | Given the infrequent public buses into town, it’s a good thing the hotel has free private parking. There’s a spa on-site with a choice of aromatherapy and massage treatments and the option to experience the traditional temazcal cleansing ritual. Breakfast is available for an additional fee, and there’s a decent restaurant and bar to keep you fed and watered throughout the rest of the day.

ROOMS | A total of 23 rustic guest rooms are available, supplying either a single king-sized bed or two double beds. Some lodgings come with balconies, while the deluxe suite has its own private hot tub.

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#4 Otro Oaxaca – One Of The Best Modern Oaxaca Hotels With Pools.

A gorgeously designed piece of real estate that artfully combines wood, stone, concrete, and brick, the Otro Oaxaca is a brand-new hotel that just opened.

LOCATION | Right beside the Templo de Santo Domingo and the botanical gardens, this property is a mere 10-minute walk from the Zocalo.

FACILITIES | We love a lot about this hotel, from the rooftop pool and terrace with stunning views of the Templo de Santo Domingo to the below-ground bunker that doubles as a reading room and a co-working space. Our favourite space, though, is the spa: tucked away in the basement, it offers a range of treatments and a unique 20-foot plunge pool lit with natural light via an oculus.

The icing on the cake is the kitchen and bar, which serve menus made from locally sourced ingredients. Free private parking and a complimentary breakfast are offered to guests.

ROOMS | There are 16 guest lodgings in four formats, each one exemplifying a spartan chic that still manages to showcase local artisanship through the linens and sparse furniture.

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#5 Hotel Siglo XVII Art Gallery – Old-Timey Charm.

It’s the communal areas rather than the rooms that have led the Hotel Siglo XVII Art Gallery to become one of the best-rated Oaxaca hotels with pools, though the entire property has an old-timey air that makes it seem like it has come unstuck from time.

LOCATION | Situated near the middle of the Centro district, this hotel is just five minutes from the Zocalo and the ornate Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad.

FACILITIES | The rooftop pool and terrace have absolutely fantastic views of the surrounding area, while the restaurant in the internal courtyard exudes plenty of local character. A functional fitness centre and soothing garden space provide competing ways to achieve a zen-like mindset.

ROOMS | No two lodgings here are alike, thanks to the eclectic mixture of furnishings, which lend the Hotel Siglo XVII Art Gallery a homely feeling. Rooms can accommodate between one and four people.

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#6 Holiday Inn Express Oaxaca – The Comfort Of The Familiar.

Suppose you’ve stayed in a Holiday Inn Express before. In that case, you won’t be disappointed by this chain branch, which promises cleanliness, decent value for money, and a solid set of amenities.

LOCATION | Towards the northernmost edge of Centro, this property is around 10 minutes to the Templo de Santo Domingo and 15 minutes to Oaxaca Cathedral, which lies off the Zocalo.

FACILITIES | An outdoor pool, fitness centre, and outdoor terrace are the principal facilities at this Holiday Inn Express, providing complimentary breakfast and free private parking.

ROOMS | While this certainly isn’t one of the most personality-filled hotels with pools Oaxaca has to offer, the carpeted rooms are perfectly pleasant – especially since they all come with air conditioning to help you cool off in the summer months.

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Best Mid-Range Oaxaca Hotels With Pool

At a slightly cheaper price point but still offering plenty of individuality, our mid-range spots range from self-catered aparthotels to international chains. Artisan-infused minimalism, homey hideaways, functional comfort – the style choice is yours! The only thing they all have in common is they are all hotels in Oaxaca with pools where you can cool off.

#7 La Casa de Pino – One Of The Best Oaxaca Hotels With Pools For A Local Experience.

Meaning ‘The House of the Pine’, La Casa de Pino has just a couple of apartment setups inside a colourfully decorated two-floor building run by a friendly team.

LOCATION | This self-service accommodation is east of Centro, with several funky local bars and eateries nearby. The botanical gardens are just five minutes’ walk, while the Zocalo is a slightly longer 15 minutes.

FACILITIES | The highlight here is the outdoor pool, which is open year-round. While the property does not say it offers breakfast, the communal dining area features a spread of items to eat every morning.

ROOMS | As Oaxaca hotels with pools go, these open-plan apartments are spacious, incorporating a bed, kitchen, dining table, and private bathroom.

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#8 Suites de La Parra – Apartment-Style Accommodation.

Combining the privacy of having your own little apartment with the convenience of managed facilities, the Suites de La Parra are a centrally located home away from home.

LOCATION | The Zocalo is almost right on the doorstep. However, we definitely recommend you also visit the nearby Mercado Benito Juarez and Mercado 20 de Noviembre, which have a mixture of handcrafts and foodstuffs for you to purchase.

FACILITIES | We could spend hours a day just sunbathing and swimming on the efficiently decorated rooftop of this property, though the in-house restaurant and bar aren’t too shabby either. Breakfast is available for an additional fee.

ROOMS | If you prefer having distinct living areas to the typical hotel setup, the Suites de la Parra accommodation should fit the bill nicely. The basic suites contain a bedroom, a bathroom, and a private living room with a sofa and a flat-screen TV, while the larger options also come with a kitchen dining area. Sizes range from 334 square feet to 915 square feet.

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#9 Hotel Oaxaca Real – A Diamond In The Rough.

While the Hotel Oaxaca Real may not be the most polished of spots, it does have loads more ambience and local colour than most Oaxaca hotels with pools.

LOCATION | Next door to the La Casa de las Artesanias de Oaxaca, where you can pick up a locally crafted memento or three, the Hotel Oaxaca Real is a short walk to all the downtown attractions.

FACILITIES | There is an indoor dining area decorated locally. Still, we don’t know why anybody would sit inside when there’s such a lovely patio where you can eat instead, whether for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The inner courtyard contains a small heated pool, though there’s not really any space for seating.

ROOMS | Reflecting the sunny disposition of the staff, the accommodation here is accented with bright yellow. Rooms with simple, slightly dated furnishings are on the smaller side (194 square feet to 226 square feet).

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#10 Hotel Casa de Arte Gallery – One Of The Artisanal Oaxaca Hotels With Pools.

Just seven rooms are on offer at the Hotel Casa de Arte Gallery, which features unique pieces of local craftsmanship.

LOCATION | To the north of Centro, in the Reforma neighbourhood, this property is about 30 minutes walk from the Zocalo, making it one of the least central Oaxaca hotels with pools that we’ve included in this post. However, what we like about the location is that Reforma is a bit more upmarket, with F&B options that cater more to locals than tourists.

FACILITIES | The compact pool area offers a nice sprinkling of seating, though the all-day restaurant provides a bit more space for you to spread out in – perhaps with a cheeky mezcal? – once you’ve had a refreshing dip. Stays here come with free parking and a complimentary breakfast.

ROOMS | If there’s one thing the Hotel Casa de Arte Gallery has mastered, it’s how to turn a small space into a tasteful statement. That’s true for the pool, and it’s true for the rooms, which get as small as 172 square feet but still manage to make a stylish impression. Each space has been individually decorated, though wood plays a dominant role throughout.

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#11 City Centro by Marriott Oaxaca – A Sexy Hotel In A Cool Neighbourhood.

Like one of Barbie’s dream houses, the City Centro by Marriott Oaxaca is a hot pink edifice on a street full of colourful buildings.

LOCATION | Despite its name, the City Centro by Marriott Oaxaca is actually in the Barrio de Jatalaco, just opposite the Templo de San Matias. Surrounded by a buzzing local neighbourhood, it’s a great spot if you want to be within walking distance of the town centre but stay somewhere slightly edgier.

FACILITIES | A rooftop pool surrounded by wooden decking, an all-day restaurant, an indoor lounge bar, and an internal courtyard with seating – communal areas abound, all dressed in pink, pink, and pinker. The only place you can escape the colour scheme is in the gym, where the designers have opted for a more neutral green. Free private parking is available on-site.

ROOMS | Aside from the bright colours (a splash of yellow with, you guessed it, lots of pink), rooms here are functionally furnished.

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Best Budget-Friendly Oaxaca City Hotels With Pool

The hotels we’ve curated below may not be as cheap as some of the hostels you can find in Oaxaca, but if you want something with a personality that’s in the 3-star sort of bracket, then these should definitely be among the contenders. 

#12 Hotel CasAntica – A Warren Of Rooms In A Historic Building.

Originally a stone-walled 16th­-century convent but adapted many times since then, the Hotel CasAntica is a higgledy-piggledy building that seems to have picked up a little something from every age it has lived through.

LOCATION | Just a short stroll from the Catedral Metropolitana de Oaxaca, this is one of the best-located Oaxaca hotels with pools, within easy reach of all kinds of markets, cathedrals, restaurants, and cafes.

FACILITIES | One of the two large courtyards is almost entirely taken up by the bracingly unheated outdoor pool, while the other contains the CasAntica restaurant. Among the amenities are a babysitting service, a desk where you can arrange tours, and paid private parking.

ROOMS | Lodgings here are on the small side, though the largest suites can accommodate up to four people. The pared-back décor is OK, but you’re paying more for the location than the room.

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#13 Hotel Casa de la Tía Tere – Like Staying At Your Auntie’s.

With white-washed walls and bounteous greenery, the Hotel Casa de la Tía Tere is a pretty, homey spot with around 20 rooms to offer guests.

LOCATION | Towards the eastern side of the Centro district, this property is 10 minutes walk from the Zocalo, while the Mercado de la Merced is a stone’s throw away.

FACILITIES | What makes the Hotel Casa de la Tía Tere stand out from other hotels in Oaxaca with pools is that its main communal areas get plenty of sun. That includes the sun deck, which features loungers and tables, as well as the sizable pool. Breakfast is included in the room rate, and there’s free private parking if you’ve rented a vehicle.

ROOMS | Opt for the very reasonably priced standard double, or upgrade to the bungalow if you want your own kitchenette. Some rooms can fit up to four people.

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#14 Fiesta Inn Oaxaca – One Of The Best Out-Of-Town Hotels In Oaxaca With Pools.

A nice little getaway on the outskirts of town, the Fiesta Inn offers a comfortable experience for those who don’t mind having to drive in and out of the city centre.

LOCATION | One of the more suburban Oaxaca hotels with pools, the Fiesta Inn is very convenient if you’ve rented a car (between 15 and 20 minutes from downtown, the airport, and Monte Alban) but less optimal if you’re relying on public transportation.

FACILITIES | The pool is obviously one of our favourite things here – it’s a good size and has plenty of seating where you can enjoy a post-prandial cocktail – but there’s also a compact gym, an all-day restaurant, and free parking to entice potential guests.

ROOMS | While the accommodation here isn’t the height of elegance – would you expect that from a 3-star hotel? – The well-sized rooms are outfitted in a cheerful blue that makes a nice change from the somewhat staid stuff you see in other places of a similar calibre.

You can choose to have either a single king-sized bed or a pair of doubles in your room, which comes with a desk and a coffee maker.

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#15 Hotel Hacienda – Laidback Living.

For somewhere that feels thoroughly Mexican without really trying, the Hotel Hacienda is one of the most affordable Oaxaca hotels with pools.

LOCATION | Not far from the city’s principal university, this property is around 25 minutes’ walk from the town centre.

FACILITIES | Free on-site parking, a nice pool, and an all-day restaurant make up the main amenities at the Hotel Hacienda. The buildings containing the numerous rooms are nicely interspersed with green lawns and potted plants to remind visitors that they are in a less frenetic part of town.

ROOMS | A rather drab grey colour palette is the defining feature of most of the rooms, which are rather featureless but clean places to rest your head at the end of a long day. Up to four people can fit in the larger lodgings, which contain two double beds.

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Oaxaca Hotels With Pools: FAQ

How many nights do you need in Oaxaca?

Two days in Oaxaca City provides ample time to explore the vibrant local culture, bustling marketplaces, and exquisite historical landmarks. However, should your schedule allow, we highly recommend extending your stay to include day trips to the nearby attractions of Monte Alban and Hierve el Agua.

Monte Alban, a large pre-Columbian archaeological site, and Hierve el Agua, a set of natural rock formations that resemble cascades of water, are must-visit destinations on your Mexico itinerary.

What is the best time of year to visit Oaxaca, Mexico?

The best time to visit Oaxaca, Mexico, largely depends on your preferences. If you’re looking to avoid the crowds and enjoy a more laid-back visit, May to June is a great choice, as it’s just before the peak tourist season.

However, for the best weather, consider visiting between October and March, when the temperatures are pleasant and the chance of rainfall is low.

It’s also worth noting that Oaxaca is famous for its Day of the Dead celebrations that start at the end of October and the start of November, and visiting the city during that time will be super special.

What are the best neighbourhoods to stay in Oaxaca City?

Jalatlaco, Zocalo, and Santo Domingo are some of the best neighbourhoods to stay in Oaxaca City.

Barrio Jalatlaco, often referred to as the “soul of Oaxaca,” is known for its vibrant colonial architecture, cobblestone streets, and tranquil ambience. The neighbourhood is filled with local artisans and charming cafes, making it a perfect spot for tourists looking to immerse themselves in the local culture.

Zocalo, the city’s main square, is another excellent choice for visitors. It’s a bustling hub of activity, surrounded by restaurants, shops, and historical landmarks like the Oaxaca Cathedral. Street performers, local vendors, and traditional music create a lively atmosphere that captures the spirit of Oaxaca.

Last but not least, Santo Domingo is a favourite among travellers for its proximity to the magnificent Santo Domingo Church and the botanical garden. This neighbourhood is a cultural and historical hotspot, hosting several museums and galleries that exhibit Oaxaca’s rich heritage.

Is Oaxaca inexpensive?

In comparison to many Western cities, Oaxaca can be considered relatively inexpensive. The cost of living and the prices for services such as dining, transportation, and accommodations are typically lower. You can easily That said, like any travel destination, the cost can escalate depending on the level of luxury and comfort you seek.

Is Oaxaca safe to visit right now?

Absolutely, Oaxaca is quite a safe place to visit right now. Like any travel destination, it’s all about applying common sense and staying aware of your surroundings. Sure, it’s always smart to keep an eye on your belongings, avoid deserted areas at night, and be cautious when using public transportation. But overall, Oaxaca has a welcoming vibe, and the locals are known for their friendliness.

Why is Oaxaca so popular?

Oaxaca is mostly known for being the culinary capital of Mexico and has been featured in many foodie series on Netflix. We’re talking mouth-watering street food and top-notch restaurants serving up Oaxaca’s famous mole sauce and tlayudas.

Oaxaca is also famous for its Monte Alban ruins, located near the city and Hierva El Agua rock formations.

Oaxaca Hotels With Pools: Final Word

We hope this intro to the various Oaxaca hotels with pools has opened your eyes to the sparkling possibilities of staying in one of Mexico’s most underrated little cities. With swimming facilities of all shapes and sizes on offer, there’s bound to be somewhere to suit your needs.

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