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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
Mexico City
Reviewed 15 January 2012

Hotel Principal in Mexico City means business. They are polite without being intruding, clean without cleaning you out and always completely safe in a very chaotic environment like any city of over 25 million people can be. They have four different floors which would fit any budget, but even the cheap rooms are clean and the shared bathrooms, although inadequate...

1Thank Xochipillitzin
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 2 January 2012

Located close to the Zocalo, this hotel is close to the busyness of the city, especially late at night, so if you're a light sleeper, this might not be the best place for you. However, everything was clean and the service was great...I would definitely recommend.

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Pueblo, Colorado
Reviewed 4 November 2011

I'll start by saying that, if you are looking for a basic and affordable option in the center of Mexico City, then I highly recommend Hotel Principal! The location can't be beat (right between the Zocalo and the Alameda, relatively safe, close to everything, and easily accessible by metro stops Allende or Bellas Artes, by taxi, or on foot), and...

1Thank Rjensen719
Reviewed 5 June 2011

This hotel is just 4 blocks from the Downtown. it is clean and really cheap (35 US dollars) When We came back each night (after 3 am) always we found a nice guy who open the door.

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Reviewed 14 March 2011

We were generally happy with our three-day stay. We loved the location and the staff were pleasant. We chose room 303 because of the large windows opening onto the street. However, there was an extremely noisy nightclub very close by which provided more background noise than we would have liked.

1Thank aquamaureen
north america
Reviewed 29 January 2011

I stayed one night 23 january, in the renovated and new rooms in the 4th floor. i got room number 417 was clean, New and with a King size bed, there was a safe box available for a 20usd deposit and returned when check out. 2 bottles of water each day, and an inmaculate bathroom. the location is SUPERB right...

1Thank Antoines
Washington, DC
Reviewed 11 October 2010

This hotel is located right in el centro blocks away from the Zocalo and the revitalizing center of Mexico City. We stayed for three nights in the brand new rooms on the 4th floor (5th for us Americans). The room recently added/remodeled with wood floors and tasteful convenient furniture/lighting. Although it wasn't as large as some of the other rooms...

2Thank arjunDC
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 9 May 2010

I had a room with two beds for three women on four separate nights in late April and found this hotel to be the best value for the dollar I've ever spent on a room, but ONLY after we switched rooms. If you book a room at this hotel, be sure to insist on having an end room - the...

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Reviewed 19 April 2010

I made a reservation for this hotel - specifically asked for the room with no step to the bathroom as I'm in a wheelchair. I told we were arriving around midnight due to our late flight. My husband and I arrived 10 to midnight and there were no rooms left. I complained; telling about my reservation - just too bad!!!!...

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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: Calle Bolivar 29 | Centro Histórico, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Mexico City > Centro Historico
Price Range: $16 - $61 (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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“(For budget customers) Ask for a room away from the bathroom's sounds”
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  • Notice How High Your Room Window Is: NO VIEW
  • I Never Looked @ the Tv. WiFi iN ROOM!!!
  • Down the Hallway and Make a Left for the Bathroom
SoundOfPurple, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Cheap but Bad room”
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.”
Islenia, 2 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Get a room on the first floor and avoid the elevator,”
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”
IvetaT_13, 29 Apr 2014 | Read review
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