Matices Hotel de Barricas
This hotel had popped up on our social media timeline forever. I think we might search for tequila a little too much. Many comments indicated that this was a bucket list place to stay so we decided to book a few nights and take the trip to Jalisco, Mexico. At Matices Hotel de Barricas, they have barrels you can crash in after a day full of tequila drinking. There are about 30 barrels situated on the property that you can book. These single room barrels are complete with a bed, bathroom, everything you would have in a regular hotel, including a free shot of tequila in your room.
The hotel is situated right in the middle of an agave field and has a distillery on property (La Cofradia) which adds to the ambiance. They offer tours of the distillery, horseback rides through the agave fields and harvesting agave like a jimador. There are two restaurants onsite which offer buffet breakfasts and an underground location that has delicious dining at night. If you want to take a trip to downtown Tequila, it’s a short ride where you can visit other distilleries, eat and shop.
There is an onsite shop with a wide variety of tequila if you want to pick up some bottles to take home. It’s situated right next to a barrel room where you can smell the tequila aging. They even let you try samples before you make a purchase. We took home three bottles for only $45.
We talk more in detail about the entire trip on our The Tequila Tester podcast. To hear the report which includes a ride on the Herradura Tequila train. Watch or listen below.