Tucked in the heart of the city of Oaxaca (capital of the state of Oaxaca), this colonial gem is dotted with ancient frescoes, graceful archways, ornate fountains, secret patios, secluded courtyards and jasmine scented gardens. This charming hotel houses a delicate blend of Spanish colonial and colorful indigenous decor in 91 rooms and suites, with polished wood beams, tiled floors and locally handcrafted fabrics. Throughout, 20th century creature comforts include safe deposit boxes, direct dial telephones, minimbars and satellite television. Oaxaca's distinctive cuisine can be sampled at "El Refectorio" which offers a variety of regional and international dishes. All room types are air conditioned.