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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 May 2012

We arrived at this hotel, which although good location remininded me of a prison. The hotel initially seemed not to be able to understand we had made a booking with them, the clerk's English was terrible and unfortunately neither of us spoke Spanish. He tried to tell us the room rate was much higher than agreed but we argued that...

1Thank Robbo_Traveller
Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 21 May 2012

Hotel Principal: reception speaks limited English. The hotel is located just a couple of block from the center (Zocalo) - it is a 10-15 minute walk. The hotel has 4 floors in a corridor like feeling. Unfortunatelly the elevator is small and slow as well and that is a downside of the hotel. The rooms: very simple rooms - we...

5Thank Las76
Reviewed 20 May 2012

The hotel is very affordable and has a great location but.. My room was the size of a shoe box, no windows and wasn't very clean. But the worst was the noise at night. I was being constantly woken up, someone coughing in a room 2 floors above you will keep you awake, sound carries here like at a philharmonic...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 5 April 2012

This was our first visit to Mexico City & we wanted an affordable place that was both close to the Zocalo and not too close due to noise. Hotel Principal was a fair place on both counts. I reserved online through booking.com a king room w/ private bath for under $40/ night. When we got to the hotel and showed...

1Thank andrine23
North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Reviewed 18 March 2012

Although you don't hear street noise, one crying baby really disturb your sleep. Staff was very nice and room was clean. Price was great - small room with 2 people costs only 370 pesos/night.

1Thank motohachi
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 7 March 2012

It's in a great location, near the Zocalo, metro stations, lots of food & restaurants around. The room we stayed in (king bed room) was really nice, clean & modern. Included was a bottle of water each per day, shampoo, soap etc. No fridge or breaky included. The restaurant was overpriced, but there's lots of food around to choose from....

3Thank pjreddot
Reviewed 7 February 2012

Positives: - 5 minutes walk from the zocalo - 3 minutes walk from the nearest metro (Allende) - 2 minutes from main shopping street/Starbucks:) and bars - nice staff - helpful and English-speaking and patient with our attempts to speak Spanish - basic, but clean rooms, with a daily cleaning service Negatives: - rooms have windows to the main hall...

2Thank Ewa_Z
Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 3 February 2012

The bigest advantage of this hotel is it´s location - 200 or 300m west from the Plaza Mayor, close to several Metro-stations, lots of shops and eating possibilities within short walk-distance. The rooms are basic but clean, hot shower, TV and even safe represent satisfactory equipment for this low-price category of accomodation. The main problem is the construction of the...

3Thank cimicak
Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 1 February 2012

The hotel is 2 min walking from central square, we found staff is very helpful (we left them bags for 1 month storage, all information we needed they provided, own secure taxi servis - a bit more expensive than street taxi, but really secure, which is important in Mexico), safe box in the room. The hotel have 5 kinds of...

Thank Angela K
Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 17 January 2012

We stayed here for a few nights, great central location, nice rooms, two computers with internet. Big comfortable rooms with thick walls. We took one of the king sized rooms with a view of the street, it was cheaper and (in my estimation) nicer than the "plus" rooms we saw, which were more costly. Though there was a lot of...

1Thank abtraveler_12

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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: Calle Bolivar 29 | Centro Histórico, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Mexico City > Centro Historico
Price Range: $13 - $51 (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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