Angela Pham

Casa Oaxaca

  • Where:
  • Why:Find out what all the hype was about.
  • When:January 2017
  • Who:Two other female photographer friends.
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Casa Oaxaca Our suite, Room 6, is the whole two-story colonial casita pictured here. It’s incredibly private and spacious, and has great views of the pool and courtyard.

Our suite, Room 6, is the whole two-story colonial casita pictured here. It’s incredibly private and spacious, and has great views of the pool and courtyard.

Casa Oaxaca Casa Oaxaca’s courtyard is a serene sanctuary.

Casa Oaxaca’s courtyard is a serene sanctuary.

Casa Oaxaca Chilaquiles for breakfast! The kitchen uses all local, traditional ingredients. Luckily for me, there were no grasshoppers on the menu (a local specialty).

Chilaquiles for breakfast! The kitchen uses all local, traditional ingredients. Luckily for me, there were no grasshoppers on the menu (a local specialty).

Casa Oaxaca The bedroom, with views onto the quiet courtyard.

The bedroom, with views onto the quiet courtyard.

Casa Oaxaca Me enjoying having a flight of stairs in my suite.

Me enjoying having a flight of stairs in my suite.

Casa Oaxaca Though too chilly too swim, enough sun to tan.

Though too chilly too swim, enough sun to tan.

Casa Oaxaca A vibrant poolside salad. Also recommended is Casa Oaxaca (the restaurant), which is in a separate building as the hotel.

A vibrant poolside salad. Also recommended is Casa Oaxaca (the restaurant), which is in a separate building as the hotel.

Casa Oaxaca Mercado Tlacolula de Matamoros finds.

Mercado Tlacolula de Matamoros finds.

Casa Oaxaca The salsa doesn’t get any fresher.

The salsa doesn’t get any fresher.

Casa Oaxaca There’s no lack of mezcal in Oaxaca; it shows up everywhere. Here it is in our tamarind margaritas.

There’s no lack of mezcal in Oaxaca; it shows up everywhere. Here it is in our tamarind margaritas.

Casa Oaxaca One of the two bathrooms in our suite.

One of the two bathrooms in our suite.

Casa Oaxaca The service is exceptional, and the entire staff is so warm and friendly. Pedro (pictured here) lived in Westchester, NY for awhile, but is now back in Oaxaca.

The service is exceptional, and the entire staff is so warm and friendly. Pedro (pictured here) lived in Westchester, NY for awhile, but is now back in Oaxaca.

Highs & Lows

  • The bedding was divine and locally-produced! We went to the weaver who made all the sheets and wanted to bring it all home!

  • The décor was sophisticated and right up my alley. As a photographer, I really appreciated how many photogenic moments there were in the hotel.

  • The location is ideally located in the center of Oaxaca, though it still maintains a peaceful environment inside.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 48/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Small boutique hotel for people in the know.

  • Vibe

    Perfectly encapsulates the aesthetic of the region: minimal décor with bright touches of color and lots of local vegetation. Refined atmosphere, without feeling stuffy.

  • Location

    In the “centro” of town, close to everything in Oaxaca.

  • Rooms

    7 rooms.

  • Music

    None

  • Designed By

    Oax-i-fornia

  • Health & Wellness

    Yes

  • Restaurant

    Yes

  • Bar

    Yes

  • Minibar

    Five star.

  • Children

    Better without kids.

  • Price

    Very affordable with the strong dollar.

  • Website

    Visit website

Mercado Tlacolula de Matamoros

Mercado Tlacolula de Matamoros

Mercado Tlacolula de Matamoros Oaxaca

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Santo Domingo de Guzmán

Santo Domingo de Guzmán

Santo Domingo de Guzmán Church Oaxaca

Casa Oaxaca

Casa Oaxaca

Calle de Manuel García Vigil 407, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca, OAX, Mexico

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