The DNA: The 17th-century colonial structure housing Hotel Sin Nombre is unlike anything else in Oaxaca, Mexico’s mezcal capital. Restored over the course of six years by Portuguese architect João Boto Caeiro, the 22-room property is the vision of local artist and California native Elliott Coon. As the cofounder of Mezcal brand Gem&Bolt, she sees her transition into the hotel business as a natural next step. “We came at our spirit brand from an artist and hospitality perspective,” says Coon. “The mezcal was the conduit, but the brand is about celebration.” The traditional-meets-modern design is minimalist, out of respect for the original architectural elements that include vaulted ceilings, bold arches, and soaring columns. Flooded with natural light, the whitewashed courtyard and interior spaces are enlivened with pillows, textiles, and locally crafted furniture.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 22 rooms (16-25m2) (172-269 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2020 • architecture: João Boto Caeiro ❌ no parking available • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk