The better known hotels in Matehuala are out on what we might call the Business Bypass to Highway 57D. Of those, the best known is the stalwart Las Palmas Midway Inn. But we had read good things about the Del Parque, and we weren't disappointed. It's located close to the center of town. It's a first rate establishment, offering excellent accommodations, quality service and a surprisingly good restaurant.
We found the hotel with only a little difficulty. It's located at the corner of Calle Bocanegra #232 at Calle Rayón. That's at the southwest corner of the park.
There's a secure, underground parking garage. There's an attractive lobby and spacious lounging areas with comfortable furniture on each spacious floor landing. The stairs are broad and easy, but there's also an elevator.
|Del Parque Lobby|
|First floor lounge|
The bathroom was spacious, with separate toilet, lavatory and shower sections. The hot water arrived quickly on demand, and water pressure was adequate. The only flaw was some sewer gas coming up the drains, both from the shower and the sink. We were able to isolate that by closing the bathroom doors.
On our return, a few nights later, we arrived earlier and had more choice as to rooms. This time we chose a double, $775 pesos, and it was more than satisfactory, although it lacked a mini fridge.
|Double room with view of the park.|
Usually, we avoid hotel restaurants, but this time we gravitated to the adjoining Restaurante Los Nogales.
|Informal but well run restaurant "Los Nogales"|
|Crema de Elote...Soothing...Creamy|
|Menudo "Los Nogales"|
|A few of the hot dishes on the breakfast buffet|
Wifi: various routers, worked well most of the time. I had a little difficulty connecting at first.
Price: $735 (sgl); $775 (dbl), $835 (Jr, Suite), in high season, which is when we were there.
Restaurant: See above description.
Rest rooms (off hotel lobby) clean and modern.
|The now obligatory bathroom shot|
Location: Google Maps is a little bit off on this. Hotel is actually to the west of the place marker.)
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