Posada del Hidalgo is a beautiful colonial mansion. This attractive structure was built in 1890 by Don Rafael Almada, a wealthy and influential "alcalde" (mayor) who spent five years and 100,000 gold pesos on its construction. The wooden trim was made from 285 Canadian red pine beams
Don Rafael's mansion was the largest and most beautiful in El Fuerte. It was built just below the old fort, and has four layers of brick and adobe construction. The iron work was brought from Mazatlan.
The "Casa Vieja" section has 12 beautiful rooms with thorough modern amenities in the colonial design, surrounding tropical garden and a beautiful ramada. Casa Vieja is believed to have been the original site of "El Zorro's" house [AKA Don Diego de la Vega]. The newer style rooms face the spacious and breathtaking garden, typical of the old tropical colonial houses.
The Hotel has 54 rooms with three styles. One style is the old high ceilings with 240 Amapa wood beams and two story balconies which are the original bedrooms of the mansion. The newer style rooms face the spacious and breathtaking garden, typical of the old tropical colonial houses. All of the rooms are air-conditioned and all have private tile baths. There is an inviting swimming pool, a curio shop and a meeting or convention room. Room rates are based on the European plan (no meals included).
Colonial Mexico's exquisite charm has been superbly blended with today's modern conveniences to creat the present Posada del Hidalgo Hotel. Be sure to notice the historical documents and artifacts displayed in the hotel as you stroll the lovely tropical gardens.
The charming open air restaurant features Mexican cuisine with appealing dishes such as broiled freshwater lobster and freshwater black bass, a popular "Anahuacalli" tortilla soup and Mexican shish kebab. There is a fine selection of Spanish heritage Mexican table wines as well. Many visitors prefer to spend the night here and then begin their Copper Canyon train journey in the morning after a hearty breakfast.
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