The Hotel


House & History

The hotel was originally a charming traditional family home, which we purchased from a family who had lived here for 2 generations and then outgrown it. We are located in “El Peñasco,” within the central historical district of the City of Oaxaca, and one of the five original barrios of the city.

Although only 6 blocks from the central square, this is not a commercial area but a friendly neighborhood with a primary school, small market, bakeries, a cafe and friendly door front eateries all within a few blocks. The church of Oaxaca’s patron saint – La Basilica de la Virgen de La Soledad – is one block away.

Donna, the owner, lived in Oaxaca in 1971, and went on to do Anthropology and cross-cultural Psychology degrees. She has also done business in other parts of Mexico and in Peru. She opened Hotel Azucenas in 1999 to serve as both a doorway to Oaxacan culture and a relaxed hospedaje for visitors to the city.

Our Services

We’re doing everything possible to make your stay a wonderful one.

Our services include:

  • – 10 rooms with private baths.
  • – Spacious Rooftop Garden Terrace.
  • – Concierge-style assistance with tourist and personal.
  • – Travel information: we’re experts on the city of Oaxaca and its environs.
  • – Coffee delivered to your room in the mornings, on request.
  • – Free coffee and tea all day.
  • – Tower fans in all roomsRooftop Garden and Bar for the exclusive use of guests and their friends.
  • – Self-service, “honor” bar of soft drinks, beers and mezcal, open at all times.
  • – Free Wi Fi access through-out hotel and rooms.

Available at economical prices:

  • – Wireless laptop computer.
  • – Long-distance national and international calls.
  • – Laundry.
  • – Television (on request).
  • – Stamps and post office box.
  • – Fax.
  • – Catered meals on the terrace (for those who reserve most of the hotel), on request.



Our bedrooms


Bedroom for One or Two

We have 10 rooms, all with private baths. Our rooms have either one double bed or 2 single beds. They are furnished with colorful handmade furniture, terracotta floors and Mexican tile work and have WONDERFULLY comfortable beds.

Up to 3 people

Two of our largest rooms have a double bed, another individual bed and room (though it’s a bit tight) for an additional extra fold-out bed. They are furnished with colorful handmade furniture, terracotta floors and Mexican tile work – and have WONDERFULLY comfortable beds.

Our breakfast

We serve a local and Buffet Breakfast between 7:30 and 10 am every morning for an additional 50 pesos per person (about $4 US)

Our services include:

  • – Coffee (including brewed “decaf”) and teas.
  • – “Squeezed-that-morning” orange juice.
  • – Fresh local fruits and cheeses.
  • – Breads and pastries (delivered every morning from the bakery on the street behind us).
  • – Yogurt, cereal and the best granola in town.


“Honour System” Bar – grab a drink – and our courtesy spicy garlic peanuts – make a note on your tab, and we’ll add it to your account in the morning. Soft drinks, beer and a fabulous, locally distilled mezcal – Oaxaca’s famous agave cactus liquor.

Rooftop Garden Terrace

Our terrace overlooks the city and is open only to our guests and their friends and family…so it stays tranquil. Humming bird feeders and a birdbath mean that there ARE other visitors…