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Hotel Catedral, Puerto Vallarta

$199 or less
Editor's Pick
Cabo Corrientes, Mexico, North America: overlooking the market street or nearby cathedral spires at Hotel Catedral in Puerto Vallarta.
166 Hidalgo
Puerto Vallarta
Tel: 52 322 222 0604's insider take:

Got a favorite color? Well, the whole spectrum is on display at Hotel Catedral, a restored hotel in the '50s-flashback neighborhood of Viejo Vallarta. The 21 rooms (all named for Mexican ballads) sport a kaleidoscope of colors, from rosy leather equipale chairs and matching pink walls in one room to an original mint-green tiled bathtub in another. Much of the original building remains, including brick balustrades and black-and-white tile floors, which blend in surprisingly well with the hodgepodge of old-school and contemporary touches, such as colorful embroidered pillows from Chiapas and Oaxaca on the beds, tin mirrors that hang above rustic wood bureaus, and tiny modern balconies overlooking the busy market streets. Coffee, fruit, and pan dulce are served every morning in the first-floor dining room/library, and guests linger at tables in the interior courtyard come nightfall. The surrounding streets are lined with simple cafés, high-end restaurants, modest farmacias, and trendy resort-wear shops; the plaza, cathedral, and malecón are practically next door.—Maribeth Mellin

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