Hacienda Puerta Campeche, Campeche $$$$
From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:In the historic heart of Campeche, a UNESCO World Heritage Site 250 miles southeast of Cancún, the Hacienda Puerta Campeche marries seventeenth-century architecture to a new wing designed in a similar colonial-era aesthetic. All 15 rooms are sizable and sport elegant, authentic details such as adobe-tiled floors, in-room hammocks, and pale limestone sinks in the even more commodious bathrooms. However, it is the swimming pool that most impresses: Concealed behind a phalanx of semi-roofless facades is a series of pools that flow ingeniously from room to room. The hotel's restaurant, La Guardia, serves a seafood-focused menu of Yucatecan classics, while the clubby El Tejaban bar is purely a cigars-and-tequila affair.2005 Hot List
When to go: February, for a cooler clime and the city's Carnival.
Which room to book: Which room to book: Any of the junior suites in the high-ceilinged original wing, with expansive indoor/outdoor bathrooms
Amenities: Bar/lounge, PoolSubscribe now to Condé Nast Traveler for just $1 an issue! ›