In recent years, Hotel Casa Mexilio has been recognized internationally by the TRADE LEADER’S CLUB and EDITORIAL OFICE – in Madrid in 2004 and 2005 and with an INTERNATIONAL AWARD for QUALITY in Paris in 2007.
We, at Casa Mexilio, are a diversified group. The blood of Scottish highlanders and that of the Welsh and English prisoners turned settlers to the New World runs through our veins. Not to mention that of the Spanish invaders from Extremadura. Native American strains are represented in us by the Seminole, Yucatec Maya, Chol and Olmec (representatives of the first and oldest indigenous American cultures).
We are Protestant, Atheist, Catholic and Questioning and we do not accept lectures from the pope. We are Humanists, Democrats, Panistas and Populists.
We are straights and gays affirming the dignity and commonality which we celebrate as a group of friends and co-workers. In short, we were born to be Gay, Straight, Native American Indian, White and Colored – plus other varying shades that intellectuals and musicians come in.
None of us have blue eyes.
“Gay rights are human rights.” — Hillary Clinton
“This is a human rights issue. Just as I was very proud to say the obvious more than 15 years ago in Beijing that human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights, well, let me say today that human rights are gay rights and gay rights are human rights, once and for all. “
All are welcome.
DISCLOSURE: The Chol and Olmec contingent have moved on and have taken other employ. We wish them well.
. . . allows you to cancel and to be fully refunded, UP UNTIL, but not including, the day of your arrival at the hotel, minus the cost of the protection. This protection will override all of the online and listed hotel policies. The cost is $30.00 per PERSON and must be paid for each person inhabiting the room and it is non refundable.
It must be requested at the time of the initial reservation and paid in conjunction with the reservation deposit.
For reservations with an arrival date less than 30 days from the date the reservation is made, it is not an option.
The Cancellation Protection protects your payments against cancellation penalties for any reason up until the day of arrival at the hotel (that is, 12:00 pm on the day before your arrival date). It does not allow for changing, shortening, or canceling parts of the reservation.
The Rooftop Bar (LA TAVERNA) on a special night
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This is Sindy in the dressing room of Casa Yolanda with texture and patina galore.
Left to Right: sea grape trees, royal palms in Sta. Lucia park, a modern hotel for tour bus one-nighters, an abandoned hotel, Casa de Balam just below the railing, dome of Peon Contreras Opera House also just below the railing, two spires of Tercera Orden 1700s Jesuit church, ugly Telmex building with metal towers, a royal palm that I planted twelve years ago, brilliantly illuminated spires of the Merida Cathedral on the opposite side of the Main Plaza, the clock tower of the Merida City Hall, Las Monjas church and ex convent in the shadows below the railing, Del Gobernador Hotel – and of course, the reason for this photo, showing off the new polished terracotta floor of Casa Mexilio’s Lookout Tower.
Welcome to the house that still strikes a dominant chord in Yucatan’s cultural, political, and artistic life… as it did in past centuries.
Built by Vicente Solis Leon for two of his sons and their wives, the Classical Venetian-inspired townhouse looks east toward the colonial spires and belfries of Merida’s historic center four blocks away. He was also architect and builder of the Lighthouse of the nearby Port of Progresso, first lighted in 1897. Learn More »
The GARDENS keep trying to come inside. Some plants have been part of our family for more than twenty-five years — a combination of terrace container gardens and ancient fruit trees. Avocados, mamey, limes, guava, almond, bitter orange and black zapote are produced in the back garden. A passion fruit vine insists on covering third floor arbors and tile roofs.
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Looking west, the Santiago Church, Park and Market as viewed from the Casa Mexilio lookout terrace. The photo is by Brian Hoffsis, a guest in the hotel. www.bfhstudios.com
These photos are representative of the mosaic which is the Casa Mexilio. All objects pictured are owned or displayed by the hotel.
You will find the two most popular tour destinations UXMAL and CHICHEN ITZA available for purchase and booking once you click the blue RESERVATIONS BUTTON. These most requested departures cost approximately $375 pesos per person, including transport, guide and lunch, but not including entrance fees into the archaeological zones. The entrance fees today are: $116 pesos. They are due to rise to $166 pesos on Sept. 1. Learn More »