my friend and i stayed at Casa Gonzalez recently for 4 nights and both enjoyed it very much. we had a room with two twin beds (granted, a little on the squishy side, but not at all unmanageable), a nice clean bathroom, lots of light (and good curtains for when we needed total darkness), daily room cleaning service and much more all for a mere $60 a night. this is a tremendous bargain considering the hotel's great location on a quiet side street near the U.S. Embassy (just in case) and walking distance to the Zona Rosa, Reforma, Insurgentes Metro Station and other culturally and socially significant areas of DF.
the staff were all super friendly, the gardens with fruit trees were GORGEOUS and the overall atmosphere was very pleasant and tranquil. normally in budget hotels i tend to spend very little time "hanging out" at the hotel due to a lack of atmosphere, but the charming hacienda style hotel's common areas were so inviting at Casa Gonzalez, i had no qualms whatsoever about taking my book or iPod outside with a cup of tea and hanging out there for a couple of hours.
the room we had was basic yet comfortable. in my opinion Casa Gonzalez has everything a traveller could want: Good Strong Coffee in the morning, snacks and bottled water for purchase, breakfast area, Internet ($4 per hour), book exchange and lots of space to kick back in, hot showers(!) with decent pressure and great location.
i would DEFINITELY stay here again, in fact i look forward to it in the future, and would recommend Casa Gonzalez to anyone looking for a typically authentic Mexican hacienda style hotel with affordable rates in the heart of DF.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The most important is that we want to make this your home away from home, at an accessible price.Casa Gonzalez is four old homes surrounded by courtyards and gardens of different eras that have been adapted to make a home for travelers. The two original homes were built by the current owners grandfather in the mid 1920's.One of the houses belonged to a famous movie star, Lupe Velez (who married Johnny Weissmuller for a few years).The latest addition was built in the early 1940's by a relatively well know architect, Roberto Buenrostro, as his private residence. The guest house started operating in the early 30's by the grandmother and great grandmother of the current owners. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Gonzalez Hotel Mexico City
- Casa Gonzalez Mexico City
- Hotel Casa Gonzalez Mexico City