Mérida has many attractive hotels, some with colonial gardens and flowering patios, along with new high-rise hotels that line Paseo de Montejo. These are more likely where you'll want to stay with your family.
Fiesta Americana Mérida
Reservations: 800-343-7821 (U.S.),
Located on Paseo de Montejo, this five-story, 350-room hotel offers a spectacular glass atrium lobby, pool, health club, and tennis courts, restaurant, and coffee shop.
Hyatt Regency Mérida
Reservations: 800-223-1234 (U.S.),
This seventeen-story high-rise just off the Paseo de Montejo has 300 rooms, plus elegant public areas with marble floors, archways, and fountains. It features two restaurants, a bar with live entertainment, a health club, two tennis courts, and a large pool.
Casa del Balam
Reservations: 800-624-8451 (U.S.),
This seven-story, fifty-seven room high-rise offers a distinct colonial atmosphere with a tree-filled interior courtyard with a bubbling fountain. Facilities include a small L-shaped pool, a bar, a rooftop sun deck, and a restaurant specializing in Yucatecan cuisine.
Hotel Misión Mérida
Reservations: 800-448-8355 (U.S.),
Just two blocks off the