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“OK hotel but perhaps not worth it” 3 of 5 stars
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Mision de Los Angeles
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calzada Porfirio Diaz 102, Oaxaca 68050, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #66 of 112 hotels in Oaxaca
New York City, New York
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“OK hotel but perhaps not worth it”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2010

The hotel has been chosen by my tour operator and it is located perhaps 15-20 min walk from Zocalo. Get a map from the hotel staff.
Saturday night one of the buildings on the property is rented out to the locals and serves as a club with loud music blasting till early in the morning. One can hear the festivities behind closed doors and windows in your room.
While walking in the town one realizes how many other hotel options there are, closer to the center, that perhaps are more cost efficient. The town itself is very lovely, make sure you take trips to Mitla and Mt Alban. Price of the taxi from the hotel to the airport is around US$13 or so.
Visit local museums, they are interesting. One can get a huge cup of best quality hot chocolate at the local market for very cheap.

Stayed April 2010
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cambrige England
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47 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2009

A reasonably pleasant hotel (although very motel like) with large rooms and bathrooms It's main drawback is its distance from the centre involving a long walk or a taxi. Both days we stayed the towels were removed but not replaced and we had to request them on our return. Breakfast service very good and free internet available.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2009

We've stayed here twice and plan to go again. The hotel is outside the center of town, about ten blocks to the zocola and near the city park. It's away from the noise, bus traffic and dust. The grounds are spacious & tree-covered. The rooms are large but plain, with little balconies on the upper floor of the motel-like main building. There's plenty of room to spread out. The beds are very comfortable. The staff is very helpful, although the front desk appears confused at times. Everyone raves about the restaurant and the morning buffet. It's popular with locals and many meet there for business. Luncheons and dinner are OK but most tourists eat in town.

Taxis are readily available if you don't want to walk and are available for day trips, although English -speaking drivers are scarce. We engaged one driver for all of our birding trips up into the mountains and to visit nearby towns. He invited us to his grandsons's birthday party. At Christmas we were invited by one of the staff to participate in the posada in his neighborhood. In general people couldn't be nicer.

  • Stayed December 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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gainesville, FL
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2008

Fourteen of us stayed at Mision de Los Angeles during Christmas 2008. The pros -- lovely outdoor spaces for the kids to run around, play tennis, relax. Wonderful breakfast buffet -- quite extensive and great variety over the 5 days we were there. The pastries at breakfast were the best I have had in my 27 years of traveling all over mexico. The hot chocolate too was wonderful especially when made with water (more intense chocolate flavor). The rooms were very clean and there was plenty of hot water. Waiters, cleaning staff were all very pleasant and bent over backwards to be helpful. Rooms were quiet. The cons -- a bit of a long walk from town. Beds are hard as rocks. Rooms lack charm and are outdated. Front desk staff were not at all accomodating. Making straigtforward reservations was difficult and unfortunately I must say typically Mexican (I am married to a Mexican and he would agree). If I were traveling with a large group including so many kids again, I would stay here -- for the wonderful outdoor spaces and the incredible breakfasts. If I return to Oaxaca with just my husband and 3 kids I would much prefer a hotel in town that has more of a Mexican flavor and charming Mexican touches.

  • Liked — food
  • Disliked — lack of charm
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Mexico City, Mexico
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2008

They have 3 different list for rooms availability!

Upon arrival, they have no record of my reservation on desk computer.

I ask for any available room say there's something in the computer let my check ... against a sheet of paper with colors! no sorry already taken but not yet in the computer. (sic)

Phone reservation office, confirmed it was confirmed by the hotel, back to the hotel desk ....

'Yes, but the girl who confirmed hasn't yet told us of your reservation so is not in OUR list(sic)'. I made the reservation 10 days in advance!

And after one hour and asking to talk with the manager (he never show up) I got my room.

Recommendation.

Go to other hotel! Really a nice city but a bad hotel service, ah, decent hotel installations.

  • Liked — Close to the main road to enter/exit the city of Oaxaca
  • Disliked — Horrible reservation sistem, no customer service, far from historic center
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Addlestone, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
37 hotel reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2007

We had booked an hotel in Oaxaca through Travelocity but upon arrival our original choice was being refurbished and we were redirected to the nearby Misión de los Angeles - more expensive but no complaints.

The room was clean and the bed comfortable, the grounds peaceful with a bar at the side of the pool with excellent margaritas! The buffet breakfast was excellent value.

The only problem is that this hotel is well away from the centre of town and is 20 minutes walk to the sights.

Recommended.

  • Liked — The gardens and the breakfast
  • Disliked — Distance from centre of town
  • Stayed April 2004, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sacramento, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2006

My partner and I chose the Hotel Misión de los Angeles only because it was the only hotel that had availability during the busy holiday time. We spent four days at the hotel and enjoyed the extensive buffet breakfasts each morning. The grounds of the hotel are pleasant. It appears that most of the emphasis is placed on the exterior because the interior of the rooms are stark and bland (like many Mexican hotels). The rooms were lackluster with the typical Fred Flintstone bedrock beds. Rooms were clean, perhaps due to the ever hardworking cleaning staff who woke us up each morning trying to clean our room. This became quite a nuisance, especially on New Year's Day when we looked forward to sleeping in. Overall, the hotel was adequate (grossly overpriced) especially if you are seeking a more intimate, unique experience. I probably would look into a B&B or boutique hotel next time.
I would like to encourage folks to check out the following dining venues in Oaxaca:

Como Agua Pa' Chocolate (try the cornish hens in rose-petal sauce or the chiles en nogada!!!)

Danzantes- a beautiful restaurant
El Naranjo- increible

Stay away from the NY Times recommended "Temple"- a dining disaster!

  • Stayed January 2006
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Mision de Los Angeles

Address: Calzada Porfirio Diaz 102, Oaxaca 68050, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Oaxaca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #66 of 112 hotels in Oaxaca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Mision de Los Angeles 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience Oaxacan graciousness amid the exuberant vegetation and modern hacienda-style setting of this four-star resort. Peace and tranquility make us an ideal option for a relaxing vacation or productive meeting or convention. Quality in every detail, excellent location and service. 145 rooms, 18 junior suite, 3 suites, restaurante "Antequera", bar "Dainzu", tennis courts, swimming pool, gym, parking, business center. ... more   less 
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