San Luis Potosi

Travel Guide
San Luis Potosi
Spend time in the heart of this quaint city to admire its colonial architecture and try orange enchiladas, then venture out to hike through the surrounding undulating countryside.

San Luis Potosí is a bustling and vibrant city with a UNESCO-listed historic center full of bright colonial architecture. It is an important trade city, standing in the heart of a triangle formed by Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey. Capture photos of the colorful façades of the old buildings and chat to local Potosínos.

Gaze up at the elaborate façade of the Cathedral of San Luis Potosí, which dates back to 1670. Nearby attractions in the historic center include the Teatro de la Paz and the Railway Museum. Stroll through the scenic Plaza de Aranzazú and admire its elegant water feature.

A little southwest of the old town is the vast Parque Tangamanga I, which is among Mexico’s largest urban parks. Walk through the dense woodland and lay down a blanket for a picnic beside the picturesque lake.

Continue west to Plaza San Luis for excellent shopping opportunities. Watch a film with your family in the cinema and browse the items in the luxury mall. An alternative option in the eastern part of the city is Plaza Sendero Shopping Center. Farther east is the Autodromo Potosino, where NASCAR racing is held.

Stop for lunch at one of the traditional restaurants serving bright orange enchiladas Potosinas. These are pastries containing chili and cheese with a side of beans and guacamole. Try Agua de Lourdes sparkling water that locals claim cures hangovers.

Explore the terrain in the countryside around the city. Hike along part of the Royal Road of the Interior Land that runs for 1,600 miles (2,560 kilometers) from Mexico City to Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, New Mexico.

San Luis Potosí takes its name from King Louis IX of France. The city lies in the southwestern part of its namesake state in central Mexico. It is in an elevated area of undulating hills just north of the Gogorrón National Park.

Fly direct to San Luis Potosí Airport or take a 5-hour bus from Mexico City or Monterrey to this enchanting city with extensive parkland and architectural gems.

Where to stay in San Luis Potosi

Hotel Real Plaza
Hotel Real Plaza
3 out of 5
Av. Venustiano Carranza 890, Colonia Moderna, San Luis Potosi, SLP, 78250
The price is $35 per night from Jul 9 to Jul 10
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in San Luis Potosi. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (952 reviews)
"Every thing seems nice, but needs some improvements. The mattresses are extremely hard, they need topers to make them a little soft. the pillows are so hard. It seems like you are sleeping on rock beds and pillows. The showers need updating in maintenance. The rest is good for the price."

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

Hotel Real Plaza
Hilton San Luis Potosi
Hilton San Luis Potosi
4.5 out of 5
Avenida Real de Lomas No. 1000, San Luis Potosi, SLP, 78218
Fully refundable
The price is $83 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 2
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in San Luis Potosi. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (650 reviews)
"Beautiful property although the rooms are a little bit dated"

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

Hilton San Luis Potosi
City Centro San Luis Potosi
City Centro San Luis Potosi
3 out of 5
Calle Ignacio Aldama #415, Centro Histórico, San Luis Potosi, SLP, 05348
The price is $66 per night from Jul 3 to Jul 4
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in San Luis Potosi. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and a terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff in ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (37 reviews)
"Excelente servicio y calidad de la propiedad."

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

City Centro San Luis Potosi
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Mini Hotel 1920
Mini Hotel 1920
2.5 out of 5
Montes Kilimanjaro 250, San Luis Potosi, SLP, 78210
The price is $25 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 5
Stay at this business-friendly apartment in San Luis Potosi. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
3.4/5 Good! (24 reviews)
A place to stay.
"Very simple room but for the price it was very nice. Good hot water. No TV."

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2017

Mini Hotel 1920
The View Hotel By Covalia
The View Hotel By Covalia
3.5 out of 5
Av Real de Lomas 350 4ta Seccion, San Luis Potosi, SLP, 78216
The price is $74 per night from Jul 3 to Jul 4
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in San Luis Potosi. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (52 reviews)
"Beautiful, affordable and great location!"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

The View Hotel By Covalia
Redwood Villas Extended Stay Zona Industrial
Redwood Villas Extended Stay Zona Industrial
3.5 out of 5
Eje 118, Col. las Mercedes, San Luis Potosi, SLP, 78394
The price is $54 per night from Jul 20 to Jul 21
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly villa in San Luis Potosi. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a children's pool. Our guests praise the breakfast and ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (123 reviews)
Safe and clean property
"What a nice place to stay. During Covid, they take precautions such as breakfast delivery (scheduled). It is clean and comfortable."

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2021

Redwood Villas Extended Stay Zona Industrial
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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