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Otro Oaxaca immerses travelers within Oaxaca through another lens, one that is undeniably, authentically local.

Sited directly across from the Church of Santo Domingo de Guzman and its pedestrian-only plaza, the hotel appears unassuming from the street. But behind its historic façade is a contemporary compound that extends the vibrancy of the public square through a series of picturesque courtyards, a lively roof terrace, and cultural spaces.



Interiors Grupo Habita – Carlos Couturier

Chef Saúl Carranza

Branding Deduce

Photography Sergio López

Otro Oaxaca’s building was designed by the team of local architects at RootStudio, led by João Boto Caeiro, a key figure in the city’s creative community and catalyst behind the hotel’s personality. The floor plan takes inspiration from the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mitla, with a cross-shaped walkway at the heart of the design. Meanwhile, its principal materials reference those of Santo Domingo, with brick walls and a limestone rooftop terrace. These unpolished materials are complemented by raw concrete and reclaimed wood, reflecting the textured surfaces typical of Oaxacan architecture.

Floating stairways and flickering shadow play define open-air spaces, while the interiors, designed by Carlos Couturier, showcase the craftsmanship of the region. Everything from the furniture to the linens was specifically designed for Otro Oaxaca and handcrafted by local artisans using regionally sourced materials, creating a utilitarian yet sophisticated ambiance.


The vibrancy found throughout communal spaces is juxtaposed in the 16 guest accommodations, where a sense of serenity is established through elegant simplicity.

The interiors were designed by Grupo Habita's Carlos Couturier and Architect João Boto Cairo and feature custom furniture handmade by local artisans. Concrete interiors are complimented with woods, suede, resin, and metal finishes adapted to each individual room.

Four different room types include:

The hotel's restaurant offers a peaceful and relaxing ambiance with soft lighting under the shade of trees. Chef Saúl Carranza has been working with us at Grupo Habita for over a decade. His menu at the restaurant is certain to surprise diners in the best possible way.

With less focus on tradition and more emphasis on flavor, freshness, and unexpected textures, his signature dishes, all created with local ingredients, can be enjoyed on the ground-floor patio as well as at the large communal table on the roof, where Saul and his team cook on an open grill.

Oaxaca City is a city in southern Mexico, known for its traditional arts and crafts, such as pottery, weaving, and wood-carving. Its world-famous cuisine is characterized by its use of local ingredients and indigenous flavors.

The city has a rich history, dating back to pre-Hispanic times, and is close to important archaeological sites such as Monte Albán and Mitla. Its colonial architecture, including many beautifully preserved buildings from the 16th and 17th centuries, adds to its charm and attracts many visitors.

    Calle Macedonio Alcalá 505
    Centro, Oaxaca, Oax.
    México 68000
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    +52 951 689 0700