Casa JM is one of the best places to stay in Oaxaca. It is located two blocks from the Santo Domingo church, and close to restaurants and hotels where you can see all the tourist events, festivals and other happenings in Oaxaca. On the top floor there is a beautiful terrace that has a view of the ex-convent, and is a fantastic place to relax and drink the delicious coffee offered at the house. Casa JM has first-class services, security and cleaning. The owner is extremely friendly and has great knowledge of the city, events, and places to visit. It is helpful to talk with him. The staff is also very friendly and helpful, which provides a feeling of trust. If you go out at night, staying here it is ideal because it is close to everything. The WIFI connection throughout the house is very good. In fact, I stayed in Casa JM for almost two weeks and I couldn't be happier with the experience. It is the perfect place to stay in Oaxaca and just enjoy.
Jose, the owner, is very nice and helps you as much as he's able to. This is a real home, with 2 very private apartments and 3 rooms with private baths/toilets but shared patio, kitchen, coffee bar, mescal bar, living-dining room with him and his mom.
EVERYTHING to do with LOCATION - Sant' Domingo, small intimate neighborhood to large upscale restaurants, bars, within 3 minutes to 15 minutes walk. Insiders who stay in Oaxaca for months on end, every year, repeat clients, love this place and return all the time!
Jose will give you tips on neighborhood places, coffeeshops, bakeries. Plus people who stay here're col and interesting - there was a French photographer amongst the international travelers passing thru, long term both american and latino visitors, all who dive into the local arts, culture, food so lots of info and experiences, and DRINKS to share!
If you're out most of the day, want to explore Oaxaca and come in late, leave early daily; and make full use of patios, its a super place.
Free first coffee of the day (using an excellent coffee machine - but dont abuse, either tip or buy some good beans to replace) ; walk 5 minutes south to Boulenc to buy your pastries, come back and use the lovely patio for a leisurely breakfast. The patio is WONDERFULLLLL! View of San' Domingo church, and the western hill with its modern amphitheater.
Kitchenette right next to patio.
VERY safe and secure, great for solo older asian lady like me.
Can be noisy on the outer street facing apt/bedroom on weeknights, I switched rooms to quiet inner one. The lovely couple staying downstairs for a month at the street level never had a problem though! Note that I can't stand the slightest noise and had to take an inner smaller room but its still perfect for me as solo; the bathroom in this unit is very small but adequate again for solo.
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