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San Diego, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2013

This hotel is in the perfect place to walk all over the Historic District of Mexico City. We loved being so close to everything, having a great restaurant attached to the hotel, and a convenience store right next door. The rooms were clean and all we needed to rest up after walking around all day. They have purified water available... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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75 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2013

I stayed here for five nights in late Nov-Dec. Excellent location, just a couple of blocks from the Zocala. This is a good mid-range choice for a hotel, but as such does not have a lot of the bells & whistles, more expensive hotels may have. The hotel is popular with Mexican business people, family groups and small tours (there... More 

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Olympia, WA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2013

We stayed in Hotel Gillow in Mexico City in three separate stays over ten days (upon arrival, for a few days touring, and before exit), in three different rooms. They were all clean, well-appointed, spacious and two of them (the sixth floor rooms) had nice balconies above the bustling streets. The staff was courteous and helpful and the restaurant was... More 

1 Thank MkTrekker
Guadalajara, Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2013

This hotel is located at Mexico's City downtown, just a few blocks away from "El Zócalo" and "El Palacio de Bellas Artes". Beautiful facilities with downtown's charming. Customer service is more than excellent, at the very beginning they gave me a room that I was not comfortable with, because it didn't have a window to the street, at the moment... More 

2 Thank Ernesto M
Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2013

Hotel Gillow is located on Isabel la Catolica, only blocks from the Zocalo and a block from the new, high-end shopping/dining center, DownTown. The hotel is clean, safe and maintains much of its more historic architecture. I had a single room. It was clean sufficient, though nothing special. The rooms surround an open atrium with a fountain and bird cages,... More 

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San Fernando, Trinidad
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2013

We stayed at this hotel in June 2013. Our hotel room was basic and very very dated. It was very clean though. My husband and I stayed in a matrimonial room with one double bed - it was very tiny and we hardly had space to move around. Our friends took a double room with two beds, and their room... More 

1 Thank Sher_TT
Rome, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2013

This hotel is very basic. The room was clean. There is no air conditioning but I had a ceiling fan. It was stuffy in the room. The only outside ventilation was a small window that opened into an interior air shaft. The mattress was rather on the firm side. There is no safe in the room (though apparently they offer... More 

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Spanish Fork, Utah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2013

I've been staying at the Hotel Gillow about once a year for the past 10 years or so. The staff is friendly, the price is right, the building is beautiful, and the location is fantastic. Just a couple of blocks from the Zócalo. My only complaint is the lack of safe deposit boxes in the rooms (although there are boxes... More 

1 Thank Douglas W
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2013

I had a 24 hr overlay in Mexico DF, this hotel is perfect if you want to walk around, do some shopping, and take some pictures of the architecture. Museums, churches and knick knack stores are all around!! We got breakfast included, which was a buffet, awesome way to start the day with plenty of fruit and some local warm... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2013

It's a best in downtown Mexico city. Rooms are clean, fine service and hospitality. Despite it is located two blocs from the Zocalo Plaza, there is no noise to worry. Almost everything is at hand: Bellas Artes theater, Plaza Mayor, fine bookstores, museums, and lots of restaurants. Downtown Mexico is also very secure. We strolled the area with no problem... More 

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Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.
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Hotel Gillow is one of the oldest hotels in Mexico, with more than a 100 years of experience in personalized service and supreme quality. It is located in the heart of Mexico City just 2 blocks away from "El Zocalo" and 3 blocks from "Bellas Artes". You will feel the colonial environment of Mexico and at the same time the conformity of technology at your hand. Moreover, it has the best restaurant in downtown called "La Capilla" which offers an exquisite fusion of Mediterranean and Mexican cuisine. Don't miss the opportunity to visit Mexico with us. ¡Bienvenido! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Gillow

Address: Calle Isabel La Catolica 17, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Mexico City > Centro Historico
Price Range: RM222 - RM333 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 100
Also Known As:
Gillow Hotel Mexico City
Gillow Mexico City
Hotel Gillow Mexico City
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#33 Family Hotel in Mexico City
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