The building that now belongs to the Hotel Meson de Jobito is a construction that dates back to the year of 1700, originally built as a private house. As years went by, the building became a lodge; merchants would pay a coin to spend the night, others would use the rooms to store their merchandise (corn, bean, wheat, etc). The space that occupied the restaurant named “El Trueque” was the same place where product barter activities would take place, as back then no currency was used; eventually the patio spaces where used as a market for the poor people.
The space that now is “Muleros Bar” used to be an area where animals, such as horses, donkeys and mules where held for resting; this place also offered clothing rental service to those humbly-dressed man and women so they could visit downtown properly dressed.
Hotel Meson de Jobito continued for centuries until becoming a centrally-located hotel in Zacatecas, now defined as a building filled with history and your top lodging choice in Zacatecas today.
In the 20th century, during the 40’s, the facilities were adapted for low budget guests, splitting up in two sections, one called “Vecindad de Jobito” and “Multifamiliar Alameda”. Both sections were separated by a gate, which only opened on Saturdays so children could attend to the classes in the chapel found in the “multifamilar” section. The communitarian bathrooms are now what we know as the “El Mesonero” restaurant.
By the year of 1990 the Sescosse family ventured into a Project with the purpose of acquiring the building in poor conditions, with the goal in mind to turn it into a great hotel. All renovation works were completed in one year and eight months, and in May 7th of 1993 we opened doors to the public in general as Meson de Jobito Hotel, featuring 31 comfortable rooms, “El Mesonero” restaurant, a small bar “El Pregonero”, and three multipurpose rooms, everything needed for tourists visiting this gorgeous colonial destination from any part of the world.