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Hotel Principal

Cinco de Mayo 208, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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Ranked #32 of 103 Oaxaca B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Berlin, Germany
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The hotel is perfectly located and a decent value-for-money option if you get one of the upstairs rooms. We spent three nights there, the first in a dark downstairs room (no 2) in urgent need of a makeover (leaking toilet, corroded fittings, missing tiles). We then got an upstairs room with a balcony/window facing the street, which was nicer, airier... More 

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Oshawa, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
31 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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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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13 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
56 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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Address: Cinco de Mayo 208, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Oaxaca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 14
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