Quinta Zoe

Vergara Sur Centro Historico, Queretaro, 76000 Mexico (Show map)

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BEST LOCATION for travelers on foot in this Award-winning, AAA approved, fully renovated 18th c Spanish colonial villa. On a residential street just one block to the main plaza, WALK TO EVERYTHING on easy terrain and wide walkways. Unbeatable proximity to restaurants, cafes, museums, churches, shops, bakeries, ATMs, pharmacies and more. Two nearby mercados offer both abundant fresh foods as well as a wide variety of cooked foods. Most cultural events occur within 3 blocks. Quinta Zoe also makes a perfect base from which to visit quaint pueblitos nearby. Behind our 24-hour locked gate, you'll find three fully furnished apartments true to authentic Mexican style with 2' thick walls and 15' high ceilings, all with private entrances and excellent WiFi. Outdoor seating areas in the main patio and the rooftop terrace offer plenty of room to enjoy the beautiful year-round weather. Casual elegance is the hallmark of Quinta Zoe with fine linens, top-line mattresses and large fluffy towels. Singularly decorated apartments have a beloved Mexican flower theme. All accommodations have fully furnished kitchens, private baths with hand-painted floral murals and matching sinks. Standard amenities include Smart TVs with Netflix, openable screened windows, ceiling fans, ceramic heaters, fresh air ventilators and electronic safes. Benefit from our 10 years as hosts and 14 years of living in Queretaro culminating in our own maps, restaurant guide and many useful travel tips.

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Innkeepers: David and Zoe

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

At home in the Centro Historico!

4.2 on February 24, 2009

While Zoe was in the U.S. during our stay, Dave was our most gracious host. He gave us a personal orientation around the historic district, shared stories of moving to Queretaro and his and Zoe's former lives in Los Angeles, searching various towns in Mexico but quickly falling in love with the historic district and buying this wonderful place to renovate it into an excellent B&B. Great location for all the historic sight-seeing. Most comfortable beds we had in our 2 weeks of travel. Beautiful decorating, maintaining that Mexican heritage! We were welcomed and felt like we'd made a friend at the end of 4 days.


Fabulous B&B

4.8 on December 08, 2008

Four of us stayed two night at Quinta Zoe. This has to be one of the best run and attractive B&B's in all of Mexico. The owners went the proverbial extra mile to make sure our stay was fun. Upon arriving we settled in and then David walked us to a restaurant he thought we would enjoy! The location of Quinta Zoe is perfect, well within walking distance of most of the major sightseeing spots. The rooms were spacious, clean and very attractive. David and Zoe are great hosts. Visit this B&B - you will love it. -James (Seattle, WA)


Quinta Zoe in Queretero, Mexica

4.6 on October 23, 2008

Zoe and Dave have created a wonderful, quiet haven in busy Queretero. Their renovation has preserved the essence of an old colonial home while providing a modern B&B experience and the coffee was terrific. Both Dave and Zoe are friendly, open and very informative hosts who helped us take advantage of our brief stay in the old centro district. The rooms were spacious and comfortable, the interior courtyard charming and the rooftop terrace and duomo room were special treats. Mike W and Kate G


A wonderful long visit

4.0 on October 22, 2008

I had the pleasure of staying at Zoe & Davids inn for 4 weeks, and it made my stay in Querétaro memorable. A great room with a lovely view of the scenic skyline, and a big terrace for their guests to enjoy the sunsets. The inn was impeccably kept with lovely touches such as fresh flowers in my room, or a great breakfast in the mornings. And the location was ideal for easy walks to sites of interest, restaurants or the beautiful plazas for reading or enjoying concerts. I most heartily recommend Quinta Zoe, and will hope to visit again in the future.


A Gem in the heart of Mexico

4.8 on October 19, 2008

Quinta Zoe was a great find. The location is awesome. The city is awesome and we felt completely comfortable walking around at night. There were a great variety of international dishes in the local restaurants. Queretaro reminded us of our travels through Europe (except Queretaro is much more affordable, and this b&b blows any European hotel out of the water). The year round climate in this part of Mexico is amazing as well. As for the b&b, the rooms are spacious and clean. The matresses and linens are the best we've experienced anywhere in Mexico (even better than the 5-ster resorts in Cabo San Lucas). There are a variety of English and Spanish language channels on the small wall mounted flat screen t.v. Complimentary coffee was available each morning and the endless supply of chilled bottled water was a big plus. The cozy courtyard enabled us to socialize with Zoe and some of the other guests. We are not morning people, so we never made it down for breakfast. Although after reading the other reviews, we probably should have!! The only mark on the survey that we did not rate outstanding was on the rooms category, and that is only because the bathroom was just a bit small. But we realize that any 300 year old building has its limitations. I very highly recommend this b&b. Zoe was also very enthusiastic and helpful when it came to describing the local attractions.


Wonderful Stay

5 on October 07, 2008

My sister and I stayed at the Quinta Zoe in July. I've stayed in several B&B's but Quinta Zoe was exceptional. Zoe was the perfect hostess. Her breakfasts were terrific (you have a choice of what you'd like). The location is perfect, just a few blocks from everything you could possibly want. The room was beautiful, very clean and the bathroom was everything you could ask for, plush large towels, always lots of hot water and a hair dryer (upon request). I would recommend the Quinta Zoe to anyone who is looking to be pampered and hope to return one day.


Great stay in Queretaro!!

5 on October 06, 2008

My husband and I were made to feel like family by owners Zoe and David. Not only was their B&B spotless but the location to everything could not have been better. We felt very safe and they spent time teaching us all about the wonderful sights and special places to visit. Our favorite experience was joining the locals in a music fest and dance at the central park! We highly recommend this to anyone wanting to visit Queretaro! Also the breakfast was delicious and they took special care to make it low fat per our request. Pam and Richard Oman SLC, Utah


Four Gems in One Setting

5 on April 18, 2008

Quinta Zoe & Queretaro, David & Zoe....four gems in colonial Mexico that shone brightly even after our one-month stay! David's stories, Zoe's breakfasts, our huge, gorgeous room, and Queretaro's beautiful plazas and music and friendly people made our stay a joy and all four gems will have us going back for more. From our initial contact by email last fall to the end of our month's stay in early March, our hosts could not have been more accommodating and welcoming. Quinta Zoe was perfect for a long-term stay - our large, immaculate room always had fresh flowers and all sorts of small extras to make our long stay comfortable. We had great sleeps, as promised! Attention to detail in renovating this 18th Century house was evident everywhere, from the hand-painted tiles in the bathrooms to the stained glass window in the dining room - the high quality of work reflecting David's influence and Zoe's special spatial features added to the ambiance of Quinta Zoe. We watched with admiration the on-going work to keep everything running well and looking lovely. David's and Zoe's knowledge of this beautiful city and their Queretaro information package and made our visit a much richer experience. Being able to go to classical guitar concerts at the Conservatory half a block away and being within half a block of the pedestrian area and several plazas meant our days and nights were filled with music and people. Visiting surrounding towns with Raphael, their special driver, was an added bonus. Zoe's breakfasts were the best in town and David's 'Texan story-telling' kept us entertained for hours - there needs to be a book of 'Davidisms' and we hope Zoe finishes her cookbook soon. Laughter was a big part of every day! We arrived strangers and left feeling like family, our roots set firmly down after planting flowers and bushes and pruning roses and trees, and after spending time getting to know two terrific hosts and one beautiful city.


A Very Special Place To BE

5 on March 23, 2008

A place I really love in Mexico is the Quinta Zoe Bed and Breakfast. It seem to just be part and parcial of the historical center. The location feels like the center of the city. The beds are comfortable and there are ceiling fans and many things you just don't find in Mexico. Every amenity anyone would want has been included. You can make yourself at home and Zoe and Dave are a font of information about where to go and what to do. Breakfast is subperb and there is plenty of it. Really delicious. This is just one of those rare places where they do everything well and enjoy it so much that it spills over to the guests. A very happy experience. I highly recommend it if you are looking for a really nice place to stay at reasonable prices.


Like we were visiting good friends with a beautiful house

4.2 on February 16, 2008

Queretaro seems to be one of the less visited colonial cities, but it is definitely worth a visit. It is very clean and easy to navigate. Staying at Quinta Zoe made our visit even more special and relaxing. It is located in the historic center of Queretaro, just minutes from the plazas, museums, and shops. There were many thoughtful touches such as the mini-refrigerator and purified water cooler in the common area, a comfortable bed with a down comforter, hot water with good pressure, and a detailed welcome packet. The hosts, David and Zoe, made us feel like we were visiting good friends with a beautiful house. Zoe also directed us to our favorite meal - the Veracruzana tamales from Super Tamales & Atoles on "Tamale Row" (41 Arteaga Street (between Allende & Guerrero)) a few minutes walk from the B & B.


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Rooms & Rates

Domo Suite

Light and airy, the Domo Room is a dramatic hideaway furthest from the surrounding activity with a spectacular view of church and sky from its dining patio. Our only second floor accommodation has a lighted brick-domed ceiling and hand-made iron canopy queen-size bed two (not recommended for tall persons). Included is a furnished kitchenette with skylight. The private bath with shower has a hand-painted mural by a local artisan. A small balcony with double doors overlooks the 9' fountain in the back courtyard. A desk, closet, dresser, electronic safe and heater are standard amenities.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $79 - $79

Girasol (Sunflower) Suite

The beautiful and bright Girasol Suite is a quiet, spacious suite with a meticulously furnished kitchette and a comfortable king-size bed. Enjoy the view of a 9' fountain through your openable screened colonial window from two very comfortable chairs with ottoman. Table and chairs, hand-carved girasol dresser, secretary desk and 40" Smart TV with WiFI and Netflix complete the furnishings. A closet, electronic safe, ceiling fan, ceramic heater and rooftop ventilator assures comfort throughout the year. The sunflower theme is reflected in the hand-painted sunflower mural with matching sink in the private bath as well as the many pieces of Talavera and Mexican clay pottery throughout the space. We want you to feel welcome so we supply you with breakfast ingredients for your first meal, a snack and beverage from our Food Survey. Though all meals are self-catering, you have the option of having us supply your breakfast ingredients daily by adding our Breakfast Ingredient Supplement.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $79 - $79

Las Flores One-bedroom Apartment

Elegant and sophisticated but in true Mexican style, this apartment will WOW you with several gorgeous Talavera jars (jarrones) and Mexican clay pottery. Designed for comfort, discerning travelers may want to take a restful snooze on the double-recliner leather sofa or watch Netlix or internet TV on the 42" flat screen TV which can be viewed from anywhere in the Great Room. Relax on the window seat at the dining table for 5 or use the office area for work or pleasure. Enter the beautifully appointed mint-green bedroom from under the enchanting hand-made Mexican girasol light. The king size bed has a top-line mattress with our standard luxury linens for calm, sleep-filled nights or just relax while you watch DVDs on the 2nd TV. A full closet, several drawers and a sumptuous luggage bench accommodates up to two persons amply. The ensuite bathroom is tiled with a hand-painted tile tulip mural with matching sink. Openable screened colonial windows catch the constant breezes.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $100 - $100

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Location

Location Type

1/2 block from the historic center, Downtown

Airport

25 miles

Directions to property:

We recommend flying into QRO (Queretaro International). It is so much more convenient than Mexico City and known for its SAFETY. Take a registered taxi (only registered taxis are permitted at the airport) for about $20 USD to to the Historic Center. After a 30 min drive, the taxi will bring you directly to our door. Quinta Zoe is on Vergara Sur #22, the pink house (off Zaragoza across from the Alameda Park) between Reforma and Independencia in Historico Centro. People travel from all over Mexico to vacation in Queretaro because it is beautiful, fun and safe with a large population of young people due to our 22 colleges and universities.

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Night life, La Cruz open air market, San Miguel de Allende, Bernal/Tequiquiapan, Dolores Hidalgo for talavera pottery, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Apartment, Villa, Mansion

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Fax Machine, Library, Movie library, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wheelchair access , Large courtyard and rooftop terrace, two laundries within 3 blocks, iron & ironing board on-site, fridge on-site, Parking within one block (surcharge)

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Golfing, Hiking trails, Dancing in the park 4 nites per week, Sunday orchestra concerts in the park, Cultural activities - parades and music, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Video Arcade

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only All rooms are non-smoking. Ashtrays on rooftop terrace only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No There are no play areas for children
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No 1) Guests with pet allergies 2) No grass
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 5-night minimum
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: AARP, Students and AAA with card receive a 5% discount. We offer 7% discounts per week depending on number of weeks up to the monthly discount which is 30%. More than one month is further discounted. One discount per customer applies, whichever is less applies.
  • Cancellations: 91 day cancellation prior to arrival day receives a full refund minus $50 administrative fee provided you have received our own Confirmation of Cancellation by email. NOTE: If you do not receive your Confirmation of Cancellation within TWO DAYS of said cancellation, Quinta Zoe has not received notice of your cancellation and no refund will apply. All refunds are made through paypal.com or credit card. Our cancellation policy is firm because we have so few units. We recommend trip insurance for any unforeseen events including natural disasters.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

David and Zoe

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

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About the innkeepers

Zoe loves cooking, dancing, cats and writing currently writing her own cookbook and Mexican memoirs. David loves cars, cats, history and, most recently, YouTube

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Meals

Breakfast

Self-catering Breakfast Ingredient Supplement

  • Cost: N/A
  • Time Served: to your liking
  • Serving Location: Guests' booked accommodation

Special meal options

Our Breakfast Ingredient Survey includes healthy choices as well as traditional breakfast ingredients.


Signature Dish

Zoe's Deviled Eggs
Simple and nutritious, creamy and satisfying, every guest who enjoys deviled eggs requests that these luscious protein treats be supplied in their Breakfast Ingredient Supplement.


Recipes

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