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Fastos Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida Colon, 956 Poniente | Colonia Centro, Monterrey 64000, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #32 of 78 hotels in Monterrey
Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
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17 hotel reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“cheap and clean”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

I was just stayng one night on Monterrey, so I just crossed the street from the bus central and was surprised to find that the hotel just in front of it was pretty, clean and the people working there were pretty friendly. (all the opposite from the bus station) . so It was nice to save the taxi money and just rest for a night in there.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Austin, TX
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2010

As other reviewers have mentioned, Hotel Fastos is right across from the bus station. It is very comfortable, professional, and reasonable. The place was spotless, the hot water was hot, and all of the staff were friendly and helpful. In addition, the hotel restaurant is open 24 hours, and there are computers available to guests. Although the computer room wasn't supposed to be open until 8 a.m., an employee cheerfully opened it for me when I needed it at 6:30 a.m.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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tx
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2009

My husband and I traveled by bus from Guadalajara to Monterrey at the end of February, 2009. We needed a hotel near the bus station, since we planned to take Autobuses Americanos to Dallas, TX, the following day. We read about Fastos on Trip Advisor, and it seemed well-rated, so we made a reservation by email. We received courteous replies from an English-speaker at Fastos who assured us we would have a non-smoking room. We arrived at Fastos about 7:00AM after taking the overnight bus from GDL. We were amazed that they let us check in.

We were shown to a lovely, comfortable room on the top floor which appeared to have been newly renovated. Reminded us of the Hampton Inn we stayed in recently in Alexandria, VA! Except the Fastos beds were nice and firm, just like we prefer them! We took naps and awakened refreshed and ready for breakfast. We decided to eat at the hotel restaurant. I don't remember the name of the restaurant, but it was just fine. I don't remember the price, but for a couple who prefer really cheap eats, it was OK. Eggs and such were fine; we ordered nothing fancy.

We walked down the street in front of the hotel. Walking to the left after leaving from the front door took us to a new, modern Soriana within a couple of blocks. It was a super-mercado, so I was able to buy my non-fat, sugar-free plain yogurt and other such goodies for us to eat during the day. (No, there was no fridge in the room, but my bag of frozen unsweeted strawberries kept my yogurt cool 'til I was ready to eat it.)

Walking to the right of the hotel, we came upon an older, more run-down Soriana (perhaps used to be a Gigante? which Soriana recently purchased, I think.) Not as much variety there in food selections, but OK.

DIRECTLY across the street from Fastos is the bus station which was a huge plus for us. Also, within a couple of blocks are stations for boarding the metro. We paid our pesos and took a ride on the metro, since it had been many years since our last visit to Monterrey. We rode to the next-to-last stop on the metro; then rode the other way. We had planned to ride the metro to centro, but we were tired from our bus travel, so we didn't do that. However, it would be easy to do.

We were sad to see such pollution in Monterrey. We hope we were there on an especially polluted day and that the air isn't like that all of the time.

Although our room faced the busy street, we slept well. We travel with a small desk-top-size air-cleaning machine and use it for "white noise" at night. It is really valuable to mask noises that may otherwise disturb our sleep. The side of the hotel facing away from the street would provide a view of saddleback mountain, etc.

As we walked around a few blocks behind the hotel, we saw we wouldn't be really comfortable walking there after dark. However, we arrived in the dark and departed in the dark and were perfectly fine walking between the hotel and the bus station. No problem there. There is a pedestrian bridge in front of the hotel to use to go to the bus station, but we were loaded with luggage, so we walked to the corner and crossed there.

We plan to stay at Fastos on every trip we take by bus through Monterrey. It was really excellent for us.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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COZUMEL
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2008

i stayed at the fastos hotel on nov. 05th, is located infront of bus station, and the metro station cuahtemoc, the price is very cheap 600 pesos for 2 people 1 night, they have room service available 24 hours that is very nice.

"The facilities" they have a bussines center with 2 computer complementary that is very nice, they have wake up call, hot water, a/c and the room is very nice they have cam in all the floor for a better security, safy deposit box and the most important thing the bathroom is very clean and clean towels.

tips... if you go to manterrey stay in this hotel the last night because is cheaper to take the bus station who leaves each our name vivaaerous tu the airport 5 usd it take 45 min stead of a taxy around 50 usd.

defently i´ll be back ......

  • Liked — the room clean
  • Disliked — that is a little bit dark in some stretts
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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KCMO
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2007

Excellent Hotel for all travelers. Your right across from the bus station and a 3 min walk across the street from it. The Lucho Libre arena is on the other corner. There are a million taxis passing by there so you don't need a car while your there, the fare is extremely reasonable. your close to a lot fo the attractions and most taxi rides will be under $3 dollars. Your right in the middle of Barrio Antigua, The Gran Plaza(there are museums and a palace here) and the Baseball Hall of Fame/The Modelo Brewery..this is an must see and totally free. And for the single men there are attractions and clubs close by. Monterrey is a wonderful city and there is so much to see, so where comfortable shoes!!

  • Liked — How Clean and modern for a reasonable price.
  • Disliked — You only get one key per room
  • Tips/Secrets — none at this time
  • Stayed February 2006, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Vermont
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2006

We were living in Eagle Pass TX at the time of our trip to Monterrey and had heard about a great marketplace called "Villa Santiago" and were told that a clean, comfortable and not expensive hotel to stay at would be the FASTOS. We did NOT speak spanish but knew we could get around okay. No problems making the reservation! The room was around $50; cleaner than most in the US; wonderful powerful shower and the service was exemplary. The restaurant at the hotel served excellent food (menu in spanish and waitress did not speak english) Sangria was delicious and the meal was great. I wish we could find hotels in the US for this price and so clean. This is a good place to stay if you plan to be doing a lot of sightseeing or if you take the bus to Monterrey. Monterrey is difficult to drive in - we got lost finding the hotel, but stopped a cab driver and he ushered us directly to the hotel. GO to Villa Santiago market on Sunday for unbelievable deals and wonderful Mexican food. judy Smiley

  • Liked — restaurant and cleanliness of accommodations
  • Disliked — parking
  • Tips/Secrets — bring a spanish dictionary
  • Stayed November 2003, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2003

Hotel Fastos is very good for those who are traveling by bus further into Mexico. The Hotel sits directly across the street, Avenida Colon, from the giant Monterrey bus station.

You can cross the street with your luggage, and walk into the lobby.
The staff is friendly and the rooms go for about 55 US Dollars per night.

The rooms are modern and clean, and there is a quite good 24 hour restaurant just off the hotel lobby.

The next day, you can continue your trip further into Mexico, by simply walking back across the street to the bus station. There is no need for taxi cabs if you stay here. There is a supermarket (Gigante) about two blocks up the street, and an ATM nearby, so you can stock up on Pesos.

The hotel has good security, and a free breakfast beginning at 7am. You can purchase phone cards from the front desk, and there are public phones in the lobby.

There is also a lobby bar.

  • Stayed October 2004
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Avenida Colon, 956 Poniente | Colonia Centro, Monterrey 64000, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Northern Mexico > Nuevo Leon > Monterrey
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 78 hotels in Monterrey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Fastos Hotel 3*
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