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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 13 March 2012

This straight-forward, "traditional" -[probably into its 2nd century,] ideally located central hotel had a February 2012 room rate of 320pesos for a small French-balconied double with a glimpse of the Metropolitan Cathedral two blocks away. [singles and interior, ie., no view, even less expensive] The rooms we looked in on, [two in addition to the one we stayed in] are...

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Pattaya, Thailand
Reviewed 4 November 2011

I would stay no where else in Mexico City. I've stayed at the Rioja many, many times. Staff is very friendly. They always remember me. Perfect location, very near the Zocalo. The price is unbelievable. Rooms clean, bathrooms sparkle. If you need a taxi for the airport, the front desk can arrange it for you. If you don't speak Spanish,...

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Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 4 July 2011

I have stayed at the Rioja since 1993 and have LOVED it ever since. You must be a discerning customer, not frivolous, just open to a clean, inexpensive, safe room, close to the Zocolo, in the Centro Historico, and based in the prefect location to check out what Mexico City has to offer. If you are prissy, indulgent, or privileged...this...

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Espoo, Finland
Reviewed 20 February 2010

Cheap, 250pesos for single, and 290pesos for double on room with window, rooms with no windows are cheaper. Rooms and public spaces were clean and in good condition. Offers free wifi, but does only work in lobby. There is also one computer with internet available on the lobby, 10pesos/20mins. Rooms with window/french balcony can be noisy during the day, but...

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Vancouver
Reviewed 3 February 2010

Highly recommended, and an unbelievable deal. Very clean, seemed newly reno'd. At two blocks from the zócalo, the location can't be beat. It was quiet considering we had a small balcony that overlooked the street ( 5 de Mayo). At 350 pesos for a double, it doesn't get cheaper for a decent room in Mexico City. Beds were a little...

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Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 26 January 2010

On my 2nd visit after 3 years, staff remembered me, I stayed for 2 weeks, room cleaned everyday, bedspread was changed twice, as a single woman, I felt absolutly safe, had wake-up call every morning, very gently. Next time I would bring my own light bulb, higher wattage needed for late night reading. Lobby has pay-internet service, Hotel owner on...

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
Reviewed 29 November 2009

I stayed here the night I arrived in Mexico City and the night before I left. Price was 230 pesos for a single room - very clean with hot water at all hours, bed very comfortable, TV included. The hotel is about two blocks from the Zocalo and the Cathedral, close enough to hear the bells but not loudly enough...

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St. John's, Canada
Reviewed 29 September 2009

Hotel Rioja is a fantastic bargain in a top notch location only 2 blocks from the Zocalo in Central Mexico City. It is a budget hotel and the rooms reflect this to some extent as they are a bit old with basic bathroom immenities. You will not have plush beds and robes in the closet. But for less than $20...

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1Thank Ben V
Montreal
Reviewed 30 July 2009

Nice hotel for what you pay. We were 3 nights at that hotel, having two double beds for three people. The room and the bathroom were clean. We liked the location of the hotel since it's very closed to the zocalo and to metro stations. There are many restaurants (in front of Cafe El Popular, good and cheap, open 24...

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Canada
Reviewed 2 June 2009

This is a very well located small hotel. Rooms are very clean if basic and for 230 pesos per night for a single room (a bit over US$18 with the current exchange rate), you get your own ensuite bathroom, TV and telephone. Filtered water is provided. There is free wifi internet access in the lobby (plus a computer available for...

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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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Address: 45 Cinco de Mayo, Mexico City 6000, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Mexico City > Centro Historico
Number of rooms: 198
Also Known As:
Rioja Hotel Mexico City
Hotel Rioja Mexico City
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“If you don't mind street noise, try to get a room with a window or balcony.”
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“Higher floors facing courtyard, there is less noise from the street!”
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