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Vashon, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It is in a great location near the Metropolitan Cathedral and near the Palacio de Bellas Artes art museum. It is central to the greeting the average people of Mexico City but not in a trendy neighborhood. Suited me! I appreciated it's simplicity and easy atmosphere with no pretentiousness. (They actually gave me a better price when I checked in...

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Wanaka, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Right in the Historical region. You can walk to most places. So really good location and felt very safe there. Old, tired, dirty, and noisy. It is a beautiful old building that needs a huge tidy up. Yea it needs a bit of work but that is no excuse for being dirty from top to bottom. Quite a noisy hotel....

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California
Reviewed 11 September 2016

The hotel prides itself on its old age, but these days it is almost shabby. Street vendors enter the lobby to try to sell you pens or lottery tickets, and the staff thinks that is normal and perfectly acceptable. They speak at best a broken English at the reception desk. The rooms are so-so, the beds not that comfortable, with...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Great staff at the hotel, excellent location, friendly reception, rooms are ok only and the decoration, well, they did a horrible job restoring this hotel from his original glory at the end of the XIX century.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The Hotel Gillow is brilliantly located in the historic city centre, only minutes walk to the Zócalo, the Templo Mayor, National Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral, shopping and more. Getting around from the hotel is easy on Mexico City's very affordable subway system or hop-on, hop-off buses which arrive and depart right on the Zócalo. The hotel, itself a well-kept and...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This hotel is very well located in the centro historico of Mexico. They did not put the accent on the decoration, but the rooms are comfortables and big enough. The balcony worth the extra. The staff is very nice and try to help as much as they can. Perfect for everybody, in couple or with family. The restaurant does not...

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Dent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Whilst this hotel has seen better days, it was well located close to the Zocalo. The staff were really helpful - they organised a cab to go to Friday Kahlo House and explained how much we should be paying. Breakfast was included in the ( very reasonable) price of our suite and it was pleasing to see that locals come...

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Philadelphia
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Kudos to desk staff, Lourdes & Carolina, who assisted before & during stay. Location cannot be beat - Isabel la Catolica St & 5 De Mayo St. allowing for lots of enjoyable sightseeing on foot; avoid touring via vehicle if possible - traffic horrific. Room 609 overlooks 5De Mayo St. Spacious room, sliding door to huge lovely private patio. Desk/chair,...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Perfectly situated to walk to metro, wonderful restaurants, shops and most museums and murals. Take a room on the 6th floor, 607-608 two queen size beds with a balcony, or 601 for a king bed. To pay $350 USD for 4 nights including breakfast in the historic district of a major capital city is amazing. The downside is that wifi...

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Trondheim
Reviewed 9 September 2015

I love this hotel! very central in heart of Mexico City and a nice restaurant with a breakfast buffet with all you need for a good start for a new day. Ask for a room with a balcony,i think that is a good option. Start your day on the balcony after a shower and just enjoy the wakening and life...

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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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: $67 - $100 (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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“There is better around for the money.”
 of 5 bubbles johnroberts998, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go to a different hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles PickyVoyager, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Many top-floor suites have private open-air verandahs perfect for drinks or just watching the narrow, bustling streets below.”
 of 5 bubbles MichaelG77, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Some 6th floor rooms have patio, but with patio comes typical noise from street below.”
 of 5 bubbles 7elh, 19 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Book on 6th floor, room with balcony”
 of 5 bubbles lmfreud, 21 Jan 2016 | Read review
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