There are many reason why Mansion Iturbe has so many loyal customers and, having stayed there for a week, I can vouch for them all. The hotel/B&B is incredibly beautiful and immaculately clean; the staff is well trained, helpful and several of them told us how much they like their jobs; the restaurant has a menu of traditional food as well as more general local flavor; the location is perfect, directly across from the central plaza; the family who owns Iturbe (decendants of the original owners) are able to provide all the advice one might need to maximize one's stay there. They are completely reliable.
My husband and I stayed there for the Day of the Dead celebrations and had an unforgettable experience. We would, however, like to go back and visit another time so we could see Patzcuaro and the surrounding areas at a more typica time. Though if you are interested in Mexican artisans, they are all there during the week of Day of the Dead, just across the street from Mansion Iturbe.More