You Can Now Sleep In A Tequila Barrel For An Immersive Distillery Experience

When most people think about tequila, the words “salt,” “lime,” and “a chaotic time” probably come to mind. In fact, I’d worry about anyone who would immediately think of sleeping in a barrel-shaped cabin.

However, this hotel located in Tequila, Mexico, offers that exact experience for tequila-loving tourists from all around the world.

Welcome To Matices Hotel De Barricas

The name of the hotel translates directly to “hotel of barrels” and is located just outside of the famous city of Tequila, Mexico, where the drink originates. The hotel itself on distillery property.

view of multiple barrels amongst agave field
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Photo Credit: Instagram / @maticeshoteldebarricas

You Get To Live Within The Preparation Process

The barrel cabins are spread throughout a blue agave field. Agave is the plant that is fermented and distilled in order to create tequila. Hotel guests are able to sample different types of tequila from the La Cofradía distillery on the property, which produces 15,000 liters a day.

people cheers with two small glasses of tequila in front of agave field
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Photo Credit: Instagram / @maticeshoteldebarricas

I Wouldn’t Call This The Bottom Of The Barrel

There are 30 separate barrel rooms located across the hotel’s grounds. The hotel’s mission statement says the layout “joins the alchemy of tequila with human senses, inviting you to go through the same path as an experimented tequila.”

single barrel cabin with chairs on mini porch
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Photo Credit: Instagram / @maticeshoteldebarricas

The Room Interiors Are Modern

Despite the desert location and rustic outer appearance of the barrel suites, the interior offers standard hotel amenities, including air conditioning, television, bathrobes, and a minibar. When not in their rooms, hotel guests are able to attend in-depth tours of the distillery or visit the on-site museum on the history of tequila.

view of hotel room
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Photo Credit: Instagram / @maticeshoteldebarricas

The Dining Features Local Specialties

The hotel restaurant offers a variety of traditional Mexican dishes from the area alongside the drinks menu, which features a selection of specialty cocktails made with different types of tequila from the distillery.

photo of dining set up in hotel restaurant
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Photo Credit: Instagram / @maticeshoteldebarricas

So Pick A Barrel!

This immersive experience is one of a kind—in fact, you can even create your own unique bottle at the on-site ceramics studio to take some tequila home in as a souvenir. It’s a tequila lover’s dream vacation—as long as they drink responsibly.

barrels in field under sunset with mountains in back
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Photo Credit: Instagram / @maticeshoteldebarricas