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Hotel Principal

Bolivar, 29 | Centro Histórico, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
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Ranked #131 of 293 Hotels in Mexico City
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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74 reviews 74 reviews
45 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's definitely a budget hotel in the heart of the city. The rooms are pretty small but do the job, there is a tv with a few channels and sink and mirror in the room. The cleaners came in everyday with fresh towels and cleaned the room, the shared bathrooms are clean enough but there is only 2 toilets and... More 

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San Carlos, Mexico
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4 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Really good combination of location and value. And if you like a bed that is firm without being hard, Hotel Principal has wonderful beds, and you can sleep soundly here. Interesting hotel layout with a spacious central atrium and very tall ceilings and doors in the rooms. The budget rooms you'll be offered by a booking service do not have... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I've stayed in other hotels nearby but, always come back to Hotel Principal mainly because of the location and comfortable bed and pillows. The bathrooms have been modernized, always lots of hot water and good shower pressure. The rooms are clean, have excellent wifi and a bottle of water is provided each day. The cleaning staff are most helpful...once even... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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45 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I landed in Mexico very early in the morning, when I got to the hotel I didn't expect I can check-in immediately. Suprisingly I did! and I stayed there for 6 days to cure my jet lag. The hotel is at a good location, It's just right beside the 5 de mayo pedestrian street(the centre of centro historico). I had... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

We arrived here on a Friday evening. The staff weren't very friendly and didn't seem prepared for our booking and one disappeared, seemingly to go and check the room before we got there. They didn't offer to show us where the room was, when we opened the door to the room it became clear why. We expected the room to... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

I guess you get what you pay for but this was just another story. The room are small (as we expected) but the problem is there is one window to an internal area and no fan in the room. I woke up every hour and had to cool myself down with a walk outside our room and cold towel. Without... More 

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Vitoria, ES
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

If you are looking for room service and a chocolate on your pillow this is not the hotel for you. If you are on a tight budget and want a clean, safe room with a bathroom but few frills this is the one for you. Great location, clean, efficient staff, faultless free wifi, a bathroom where everything works all at... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

I arrived thinking that the Rooms would be somewhat similar to the ones at the place but is horrible. Had no windows and was extremely hot. Not even a fan. Extremely noisy, you can hear doors shutting all the time and when people talk. Even other activities could be heard. The supposed clean room had a chewed cookie on one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Very close to Zocalo-Plaza Constitucion. If you have no idea where staying, this is a good choice. Rooms are basic And simple, And considering you're so in the middle of the city price are quite good. Great big Palace, with lift And of course Wi-Fi

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The room was like 3x2. it was the smallest and the most inconvenient room I have ever stayed. there was no space for two people like at all, with only one luggage, what to speak if there would be two. The sink was very bad, small,nothing were to put stuff, even soup. The electricity plugins was terrible old, not holding... More 

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