My husband and I were in Mexico City for a course and for some tourism for about 15 days. We chose El Ejecutivo based on TripAdvisor ratings, and the price. The location was also close to other very nice, international hotels: Holiday Inn Express, Marriott, etc. I've seen some complaints about the hotel being too far from any Metro stations. The two closest stations are a tad far, but the walks are safe. Yes, the mobile AC is loud, but it works! Try to get a room on a lower floor (6 or below) so that your room doesn't get hit with direct sunlight during the day and heat up. The bed was comfy and clean, and large! The decoration was modern, although not luxury. But, hey! You're paying about $55 per night! I found the reservation and check in processes to be streamlined and efficient. We spent our first 4 nights in Mexico City at El Ejecutivo, then went out of town for a few nights to see the surrounding smaller towns. Before heading back home from Mexico, we went back to Mexico City, and chose to stay at El Ejecutivo again! We made this second reservation while in Mexico, and were still able to get a great price! I found the front desk service to be very helpful. My husband was happy that we had at least three Starbucks in within 5 minutes walking distance, and I was happy that there was a Banco Santander ATM on the block beside the hotel. (Santander tends to have the best withdrawal fees, or even none at all, depending on your original bank.)
One thing: There is a "sitio" of taxis outside on the corner. They look like normal burgundy and gold cabs, but charge you a RIDICULOUS amount! We took a cab to somewhere about 40 minutes away from the hotel, and the driver charged us about $18, which didn't seem so bad. He even said he was giving us a discount. On the way back to the hotel, we grabbed a taxi off the street. The driver used the taximetro, and it was only $7!!!!!!!! Same drop off and pick up spot. Same hotel. Ack! From them forward, we hailed cabs on Reforma, and made sure to ask that they used the taximetro, or we used a cab "from the hotel" that was more expensive than a normal cab, but not as bad as those guys waiting on the corner. Geez!
Ask for a room on a lower floor.
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June 10, 2013
Thank you for your kind words. For us it was a pleasure to attend you and we feel glad that we have been given the opportunity of receiving o lodging you in one of our rooms, with completely new furnishing and an innovative minimalist design. No doubt our location becomes an important factor for our customers since we are close to a main road surrounded by several places that may be of interest. Concerning site taxis the Price tends to elevate a Little o get a Little higher because they belong to a private company, we recommend using them because they are a safer choice tan regular taxis however depends on the guests. We hope to have the privilege to have you back with us.
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