Great value given its prime location, this curious hotel was carved out of a 200-year-old building adjoining the church of Santa Cruz in 1997. The great mass of stone from that building keeps the interior cool in summer and warm in winter. The downside is that otherwise charming architectural features rather get in the way, with small, irregularly shaped rooms, low ceiling beams, and heavy iron columns in unexpected places. The décor is bright and a little incongruous; the rooms and bathrooms are solid and well-kept. There’s one penthouse suite, the Suite de Palomar, which costs considerably more than the standard doubles, but has an outdoor patio with terrific views across the tiled roofs of La Latina.