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Review: Casa Antonieta, Oaxaca

This Guide first learned about Casa Antonieta when visiting Muss Café to explore the best coffee shops in Oaxaca. The hotel’s atrium, shared with the café, is a gorgeous place to enjoy delicious local coffee in the most perfect hue of turquoise ceramic coffee mug. So if you’ve ever visited a coffee shop you liked and thought: “I wish I could sleep here tonight.” This is your chance. Here’s a review of Casa Antonieta, a hotel right in the center of Oaxaca, a short walk from the Zócalo. And also keep in mind that links to hotel booking sites are affiliate links that help support the site.

Checkout just how perfectly the crema on that Americano from Muss Café match the turquoise of the coffee cup and saucer.

The Room at Casa Antonieta

Each room is unique (you can look through photos of the different rooms on They all have some consistent features: above average space for a hotel room in Oaxaca, beautiful use of the old stone building, local art on the walls, hand-woven textiles, and modern shiny bathrooms. Many of them have a table and the ones that don’t have reserved tables in the courtyard.

I was in room Uno, which is a Superior Double Room on the ground floor, facing onto the street. It came with two double beds, a sofa, and enough space to do yoga. It also came with the yoga mat.

I paid $299 USD for one night, including breakfast. It was a deal at the time because things were slow after the pandemic shutdowns. You’ll likely pay more for that room now, but if you’re a single traveler, they do have rooms with just one bed.

Pro tip: don’t pay extra for the breakfast on Booking. Just buy it at Muss and you’ll have more options at a cheaper price. 

There’s a bottle of mezcal there on the coffee table between the sofa and television. That’s the minibar. Not complimentary, though. It comes with the usual minibar upcharge if you crack it open.

How is Casa Antonieta for Digital Nomads?

The desk was great for working in privacy. I had client calls while I was there and the internet was excellent. For some reason I didn’t capture a screenshot of the speedtest but I had no issues. I didn’t even have issues with the room being beside the street. Noise wasn’t a problem while working during the day or at night.

The rooftop terrace is popular with people working on their laptops and having meetings during the day. They also serve an excellent carajillo up there and you’ve got views out over the city.

Would I stay at Casa Antonieta again?

I’d be interested to stay again because the rooms are so enjoyable. With my first stay, the service was noticeably stretched by the pandemic. They did not have enough people and that’s understandable. Staff were working the café and the hotel at the same time, and that just wasn’t a good experience for anybody. The café is popular. It sometimes felt like a café with a hotel side project. But the café was packed and the hotel wasn’t. Things might be different when the hotel is full. 

If you visit Casa Antonieta, I’d love to hear about your experience. Share in the comments down below!

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