A beautiful XVI Century
Colonial Hacienda located in the heart of Chichén-Itzá.
In 1921, The Hacienda Chichén became the Carnagie
Institute's Mayan expedition headquarters in the Yucatán.
The picturesque cottages, built for the Carnegie staff, have
been recently re-modeled to serve as guest rooms. Within
it's heritage The Hacienda Chichén merges, with exquisite
elegance, two of the Yucatán's most historical periods; the
Pre-Columbian and the Colonial, with modern services for
your comfort and convenience. We hope you enjoy the splendor
one of México's most powerful post-Classic Mayan
Surrounded by the world-renowned Maya archeological zone of
Hacienda Chichén Resort is among the oldest Haciendas in the
Yucatán. Founded by the Spaniards in the 16th Century soon
after landing in México, this Hacienda has been lovingly
preserved and renovated by Mrs. Carmen Barbachano's family
for generations. The Hacienda, a colonial landmark, is the
perfect pit stop if you're on your way to see the
ruins. Built within the
site itself, The Hacienda entrance is just a few steps away
from the pyramids' south east entrance. In fact, you can
still see some of the authentic Mayan temple stones used to
build the original Hacienda, which forms the base of the
main building. The hotel is decorated with colonial
sculptures and Mayan artwork designed to evoke the
atmosphere of the ruins.
Originally a cattle ranch, the Chichén later became a sisal
plantation and then the home of Archeologist Dr. Edward
Thompson, who lead the legendary dredging of the Cenote
Sagrado where gold ornaments, human bones, sacrificial
knives and other Pre-Columbian national treasures were
found. The celebrated Carnegie Institute also established
its Maya Archeological Expedition headquarters here in 1923.
Hacienda Chichén Resort provides a haven of comfort, luxury
and lush tropical paradise for travelers who want to spend
time at the ruins of
or who want to experience the rich natural environment of
the Yucatán. Here, guests can swim in a filtered Olympic
sized pool, under trees planted a century ago. They can
lounge in comfort on the shaded portico, sipping a limonada
while listening to some of the 150 species of birds that
frequent this jungle oasis.
Cozy cottages with
private terraces house the guests. Every room is beautifully
decorated with colonial tiles, carved accessories and hand
woven bedspreads. The rooms also have air-conditioning,
dehumidifiers, service-bars and fans for the guest's
comfort. We invite you to enjoy the hotel's serene
atmosphere and experience their hospitality.
The Hacienda Chichén
Resort boasts the most charming and comfortable
accommodations available at
The cottages were originally the homes of Archeologists of
the Carnegie Institute, who established their headquarters
here in the 1920s. Now extensively refurbished and recently
redecorated, the original cottages are now delightful guest
accommodations, with one or two suites to a cottage. They
nestle in the landscaped gardens that include the plant
collection of Edward Thompson, Archeologist and Vice-Consul
to the United States.
The Guest Rooms all have two
double beds. These are light and airy rooms, with some
lovely features such as ornate ironwork and cream bedspreads
with coordinating cushions. Air-conditioning and mini-bars
are available in all rooms and are very welcome after a long
hot day of sightseeing.
Each cottage also has a terrace, attractively furnished with
plants and rocking chairs. From these tranquil spot guests
can enjoy the cooler late afternoon breezes and the views
over the carefully tended gardens.
Rooms" are now available at this property. They are similar
in size and amenities to the Guest Rooms, but have a queen
bed and are cozy, charming rooms.
The Hacienda's lavish
Master Suites, surprisingly romantic for a contemplative
location. The spacious, airy rooms are decorated in pale
colors and feature intricately worked iron bedsteads and
chairs. They can have two double beds or one king bed. The
sitting area includes a comfortable sofa or table and
chairs, and the roomy bathroom boasts a large modern tub and
gushing overhead shower. In the separate vanity and dressing
area good lighting and mirrors are available, and there is
plenty of hanging space.
Efficient and quiet air conditioning cools the rooms
quickly, and ceiling fans are also provided. With a mini-bar
to chill soft drinks and the large swimming pool just a few
yards away, refreshment is guaranteed.
Dining area, swimming
pool and gardens are all in a colonial atmosphere. The
Hacienda's large swimming pool and gardened terrace offers
an enticing retreat from the heat of
Guests can relax in the shade of the ancient trees, or sip
cool drinks on the pretty poolside patio.
Take a walk to the "Noria" (the
little Chapel) and the many archeological sites.
The Hacienda hosts the most original playground in which to
celebrate wedding ceremonies and special occasions whether
personal or business.
The Hacienda’s haute-cuisine menus can satisfy the most
The Hacienda Chichén
Resort is under the same management as the wonderful Casa
del Balam in
town center and The Hacienda's restaurant is as highly
regarded as that of its sister hotel. Enjoy a lingering
evening meal in the grand dining room of the 16th century
Hacienda or choose a table on the patio overlooking the
gardens. If you are visiting the Sound and Light show at
then we recommend that you eat before the performance.
If you are here to visit the ruins then you will find early
morning and afternoon the best times for exploration; it is
much cooler and quieter. Most tour groups arrive between 10
am and 11 am and spend the hottest part of the day climbing
the pyramids. We suggest that you retreat to the hotel
around lunchtime for a delicious meal and a very refreshing
reservations, availability and bookings, please contact us