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Hotel Principal

Cinco de Mayo 208, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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Ranked #32 of 89 Oaxaca B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Poznan, Poland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
27 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This is a perfect location as a base to explore Oaxaca. The staff was pretty helpful and nice. It is difficult to say the rooms are old or it's only a stylization. We love this atmosphere, fits to the building. Everywhere is clean and the rooms are cool to escape the strong sun of oaxaca. I would definately stay there... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Just fwo blocks from Zocalo square this hotel is magnificently located. The wi-fi is not very good unles you step outside to the courtyard. Rooms are decent and prices are 595.00 pesos for two adults. Very nice balcony views from just two available roooms but on the downside the traffic wakes you up kind of early. The don't accept any... More

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Olympia, Washington
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

My family of 7, all adults, stayed here in 1997 and found it perfect. I came back in 2012 and was saddened to see that it needs a lot of repair. The staff are both extremely nice and inconsistently able or willing to speak English . I could not get internet access anywhere in the hotel. The rooms are huge,... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

I stayed here for almost three weeks in July, 2012. The hotel is basic, clean, and secure, with a medium comfort level. Bathroom worked well. I bought a comforter to soften the bed. The friendly room maid and front desk staff were exceptionally helpful, esp when I needed a wake-up and a cab at 4 am. The owner is frequently... More

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New York City, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

A no frills place that is quiet, clean and safe, albeit a bit worn around the edges. I stayed in a hostel with a shared bath on a busy street and it was not apreciable less than this hotel. There's so much to do and so many nice places to hang out in Oaxaca that a glitzy hotel with all... More

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Los Angeles, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

We stayed here several nights over the holidays. This is a no frills hotel, and it could really use at least one frill to make it worth the price. The drains in the sink and shower drained so slow I was standing in a puddle of god knows what while taking a shower. Water pressure was poor as well. Also,... More

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Sarasota, FLorida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
49 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

This is a basic hotel. All you need is here. Hot water between 6:00-10:00 am&pm. No deco on any walls, no TV. Could use a coat of paint and some repairs. Clean and good value for the money. Rooms are large. Most of all, it's peaceful and quiet. Some nightclub noise can be heard, however, it's not disrupting. I would... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2010

I booked two nights in the Hotel Principal through hostelbookers but, due to a change in travel plans, had to alter my reservation at the last minute to stay for only one night. The staff at the hotel were totally accommodating, and perfectly happy to amend my booking when I arrived at no extra cost. We were in Oaxaca during... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2010

I chose this hotel because the ratings on Tripadvisor sounded quite good. In fact this place is cheap for being so centrally located. The best thing to say is that it's quiet and that the receptionist was friendly. However, there are a many things to improve and I left the hotel quite angry. First of all, the white painting in... More

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New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2010

Hotel Principal in central Oaxaca city was a true gem for the price and location. Easy walking distance to so many attractions and sights and convenient booking of tours right at the front desk. The hotel is secure, locking their doors around midnight, although don't worry about getting back in, the buzzer at the door will alert staff to come... More

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Also Known As:
Principal Hotel Oaxaca
Address: Cinco de Mayo 208, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Oaxaca
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Ranked #32 of 89 B&Bs / Inns in Oaxaca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
*An all time favorite budget hotel...*Located in the nice East side of downtown* Walking distance from most tourist attractions*Immaculately clean rooms *Super friendly and FUN staff ... more   less 
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