We chose this family owned small hotel because of its location and price, knowing it has excellent service and resembles a colonial spanish hacienda or large home with an inside patio (which is really for guests with cars, making this hotel what is known in the US as a motel).
Location was important for personal reasons, but leaving that aside, others will find the area a comfortable place near Chapultepec Park with reasonably easy access to transportation. The hotel is 45 years old but maintained very nicely and does not look old at all, with its colonial architecture and decorations. Quite beautiful. It has a sister luxury hotel next to it which is tailor made for business people.
We chose a small room (too small for my taste, with a double bed which could and should have been queen size) for a low price of 790 pesos per night for my wife and I, because it was the one available of only two rooms with air condition (prices are slightly higher for bigger rooms but without air condition), important to us in order to keep the windows closed at night and not have to listen to traffic at dawn, making sleep difficult after 4am. Others might be comfortable with opening the windows at night to get fresh air and not be bothered by the noise coming from cars, buses and trucks. The rooms do not have refrigerators, but they do contain free bottled water, flat television with programs in spanish and english, acceptably sized bathrooms with acceptably few amenities, the necessary ones. Lighting, however, was very poor in our room and perhaps also in other rooms.
The hotel does not offer breakfast free of charge, but it does have a restaurant operated separate from the hotel by the same family. A very good, well known and popular restaurant that opens up to a courtyard very beautifully landscaped with trees and bushes, plus 9 guacamayas and two lions (male and female) that like to let you know they are alive and well in the late morning and early afternoon, perhaps either to announce they are hungry, or the reverse, that they have eaten well. There is also a place for children to play while adults enjoy their meals.
The hotel offers free internet, except in the section where we were, because the owners refuse to spend money to buy the required new modem and instead invite guests to use the service in the restaurant, the courtyard or just move to another room in a different section where the service works. We chose the restaurant in the early morning and at night because it was fairly empty and did not bother anyone. We also enjoyed the guitar singer who plays every week night (did not ask why not the weekend as well).
The restaurant is excellent, with quality food and excellent service. Prices are acceptable for some items, high for others (such as fruits). For breakfast, we recommend “huevos rancheros al gusto” which is very good and inexpensive. Coffee drinkers will find they only have to pay for the first cup.
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