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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I booked my room on Bookings for $MX 220 - that's about $US 12 and incredibly super cheap. For that I got a dive hotel room, fairly clean, shared bathroom in a very central location. My room was on the 4th floor and had a steel door, ratty sink and felt like a prison cell. Kinda depressing room, but you...

Thank rrrenter
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I would highly recommend this hotel for its location and price. The staff are friendly and extremely helpful. There are several room types here, so I would recommend asking for one with windows as the ones without are dark. The hotel is clean and comfortable and it's right in the centre close to the shops and restaurants.We stayed here last...

Thank kathtek
Whistler, Canada
Reviewed 17 May 2016

for the price, this would have to be one of the most centrally located hotels in all of mexico. 5 minute walk to the dead centre of centro meant you were right in the thick of it, ready to explore in what ever direction you see fit. we saw the reviews and some random pictures of the rooms, that stated...

Thank DarrenHalls
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 1 December 2015

I took an offer from booking, and the price was really good taking into account the location (5 min walk to the Zócalo subway station) but the room was similar to a prision. Only a noisy bed and a Chair, a steel door and, literaly, only one toilet and one shower for, at least, 15 rooms that (according to the...

1Thank Thecatalanboss
San Diego, California
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Overall: good, clean, inexpensive hotel in a great location. Good for solo travelers or budget couples. The rooms are clean, the beds are comfortable, the location is fantastic, and the wifi works quite well. No frills here, just a nice safe place to rest at night. Only reason I have chosen to deduct a few points from my rating is...

2Thank Eduardo L
Miami, Florida
Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

I have to say that the reviews were guiding me away from this hotel, but due to the timing of our trip there were few options in our price range. I was pleasantly surprised by the value and service provided by the hotel! It was inexpensive, very central and made our time in the city a great experience. Quaint and...

5Thank PalomaDevi108
Bordeaux, France
Reviewed 15 October 2015

The housekeeping are good and the rooms are cleaned and towels changed every day. Confortable beds. Very small bathroom. Wi-Fe in the room. Lift. Very nice and helpful personal. The hotel is situated the central in the historic area. Historic building. Near good restaurants and cafe.

2Thank hannekvistaas
Guanajuato, Mexico
Reviewed 12 September 2015

It's a Mexican hotel. Cheap, in a great location by the zocalo. We stayed in a small room with a bed for two and a private bathroom and it was just fine. It was tiny, but the money we saved on a bigger room was better spent on the double decker bus tour. It had a TV and Internet, what...

1Thank Lemmingnot1
Udine, Italy
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Yes, it's cheap (10-15 euros per night, shared bathroom) so do net expect anything better than an old, small room. If you are lucky you will also get a window (otherwise, only a very small opening). But cleanliness is ok, location is great (walking distance from the Zocalo, walking distance from two metro stops, walking distance from the metrobus for...

1Thank kingmarroni
Travelers Rest, South Carolina
Reviewed 25 August 2015

I stayed in one of the tiny rooms at fourth floor. It's very clean and staff as very friendly. Even the internet works better than in many more expensive hotels I've stayed. Location is also great and not noisy.

2Thank Carl C

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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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Additional Information about Hotel Principal

Address: Calle Bolivar 29 | Centro Histórico, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Mexico City > Centro Historico
Price Range: RM45 - RM116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Hotel Principal 1.5*
Number of rooms: 186
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“Cheap but Bad room”
 of 5 bubbles Thecatalanboss, 1 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The budget rooms do not have windows to the street, but do have windows that open to spacious ventilation shafts (ours had a huge potted plant in it) that extend upward to the open sky and provide a draft of fresh air and some diffuse natural light.”
 of 5 bubbles Islenia, 2 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Get a room on the first floor and avoid the elevator,”
 of 5 bubbles zaphod_es, 8 Jun 2014 | Read review
“DON'T choose the cheapest rooms with shared bathrooms ask to change the small 3x2 room to the bigger one, and the same price has bigger rooms with a desk and mirror Don't stay in the room close to the bathroom 4 floor is with the worse rooms”
 of 5 bubbles IvetaT_13, 29 Apr 2014 | Read review
“The gate to the hotel is a bit difficult to find. You may find it easier with the help of local people. In other words, ask them !”
 of 5 bubbles Tomoaki_Kirino, 27 Apr 2014 | Read review
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