Hotelito San Rafael

Altamirano #45 Col. San Rafael , Mexico City, 06470 Mexico (Show map)


The Hotelito San Rafael is a welcoming Mexican house, built at the turn of the nineteenth century, and located in the conveniently-situated Colonia San Rafael (one of the first planned neighborhoods in the city).With almost twenty years of experience. Only three blocks from the San Cosme station of Mexico's modern, efficient, and safe Metro system, the Hotelito is therefore just a few stops from the historic downtown of Mexico City (the Cathedral, Aztec Templo Mayor, museums, shopping, etc.).

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Innkeepers: Miguel Legaria y Cuca Valero



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining5

My home away from home in Mexico City

4.8 on August 18, 2012

I have been staying at the Hotelito many times in the past 10 years, could not imagine staying anywhere else. I have come myself, or with my husband, or with friends. The location is great, and the hosts are extremely knowledgeable about anything having to do with Mexico City. Aside from that they are about the nicest people in the world. They know all the artists, museum curators, writers, restaurants, chefs. Their own (Mexican) cooking is divine. Wonderful people, wonderful atmosphere, very safe neighborhood. The clientele seem to be mostly artists from other countries, and the occasional academic or researcher. If you want the Sheraton experience this is not for you. If you want the real thing you can't do better.

A wonderful place to stay in Mexico City

4.6 on March 19, 2012

A friend and I just spent 8 days at the Hotelito. It was our first trip to Mexico City, and Miguel and Cuca really made us feel at home. The rooms are spacious, comfortable, clean and private. Every morning we enjoyed an excellent breakfast prepared by Miguel; he is a fantastic and thoughtful cook He sat with us and drank his coffee while we ate, telling stories about Mexico and advising us on sites to visit as we planned out our days. He really knows his city and its history! The Hotelito is in a largely residential neighborhood with markets, food stalls and shops, very close to mass transit and the historic center. Its location, combined with Miguel and Cuca's warm hospitality, gave me a sense of Mexico City beyond the regular tourist experience. I would stay there again in a heartbeat!

Wonderful welcome to Mexico City

4.8 on March 19, 2012

I just returned to the US from spending eight days at the Hotelito San Rafael in Mexico City. This hotelito provides a calm oasis in a pleasant and convenient residential neighborhood with good access to public transit. Breakfasts were five star meals. Every morning Miguel, our host, provided recommendations for sights and restaurants that ended up as highlights of our trip - and not included in any guidebooks. I am delighted to be able to recommend the Hotelito San Rafael and I look forward to my return. Marian


4.8 on September 19, 2010

I had spent 10 days in the guest house. It was a pleasure for me to meet the owner, Miguel.. He is more than a friend and every thing in the Hotelito was more than my expectations.. Thanks Miguel, for your hosting and friendship... nedim pabuccu/istanbul

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Location Type



Mexico City, Mexico (MEX-Juarez Intl.) 6 miles

Directions to property:

Hotelito san Rafael is only 20(30 minutes with traffic) away from the airport. We are walking distance to Zocalo (Centro Historic), Chapultepec area, Zona Rosa. It is only two blocks away from San Cosme subway station.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Ruins, Zoo

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Private entrance

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  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other



Miguel Legaria y Cuca Valero

Languages spoken

English, Italian, Spanish

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  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian