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Hotel Principal

Cinco de Mayo 208, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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Ranked #26 of 92 Oaxaca B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Oshawa, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location three blocks north of the zocalo and three from Santo Domingo church. On a quiet street it is economically priced and clean, from $25 American for a single and $42 for a double. (325 pesos & 550) It is an older building with comfortable rooms. I recommend one of the three balcony rooms, that face the street. I... More

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Poznan, Poland
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27 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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43 reviews 43 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
49 helpful votes 49 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
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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
23 helpful votes 23 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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Address: Cinco de Mayo 208, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Oaxaca
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