One block from Parque Caldas, this mid-18th-century casona was home to many illustrious residents of Popayán, such as the parents of former Ecuadorian president Carlos Arroyo del Río. After the 1983 earthquake it was turned into a hotel, retaining much of the original atmosphere, as well as antique furnishings and a stone courtyard. The rooms are more straightforward than common areas, with heavy dark wood furnishings and tile floors, plus flatscreen TVs and minibars. Some rooms add balconies. There’s a small restaurant and bar on the ground floor. Overall, this is one of the best values in town.