In a few words here-- the proprietor of this hotel, the very sweet Patricia, faces a serious problem that is apparently out of her control. There is a pop-up night club that has sprung up in an empty building next door, and they BLAST music from midnight until 6 a.m. When I say BLAST, I mean that it sounds as if they have set up their giant sound system in your room at Casa Pereyra. I normally pride myself on sleeping through ANYTHING, but sadly this level of noise (volume 10) was intolerable, in fact it was actually quite torturous. When I say 6 a.m., we left at 6:45 am ("let's get the F*%# out of here!!!" were our actual words) and the music was still going. (Thank god they at least had a really good DJ. We should have just gotten up and danced until 7 am with them at the foot of our bed). Patricia doesn't live on the property, so she can't hear the noise. According to another guest that spoke to the hotel staff about the noise, one of the hotel staff said that the police can't catch these rouge club promoters because they are setting up in a nearby vacant building. Huh? They are blasting music on volume 10 to a crowd of hundreds of people that are hooting and hollering for 6-7 hours every night and they can't be found? I'll help the police out on this one...they are right next door to Casa Pereyra guys! Still, it makes it sound as if the staff has known of this problem before. They need to warn guests in advance that this might happen.
Judging from the previous reviews, which is how I booked in the first place, this pop-up nightclub must be new, because it isn't mentioned elsewhere. Therefore, rather than give the hotel a one-star review (I think it is reasonable to be able to expect to sleep at a hotel, and if that is impossible then the place deserves one star) I will give it three stars. If the pop-up club wouldn't have happened, twice, I would give it 5 stars for the value.
My advice to future travelers? Be sure to negotiate something up front with Patricia should the club promoters return (maybe we were simply unlucky and they only came for two nights while we were there during the New Years weekend?). If the club takes place, the room should be free that night since you will not sleep.
Other tips? The hotel is spotless, the staff are super helpful, the location is fantastic. If you want privacy, don't book studios 1-3 since other guests gather at the chairs and tables in the shared courtyard directly in front of these rooms. You can close your doors and windows of course, but that means you will lose all natural light. However, these are the rooms with kitchenettes, so if you plan to cook then I think these are the rooms to book.
Overall, had we been able to sleep, I would say that Casa Pererya is a great place for the price. A charming hotel in a great location- just 3 blocks from the zocolo. Patricia is a good host, and will point out sights worth visiting. There isn't any parking, so if you have a rental car expect to pay $8 per day in a garage, or follow the parking rules and just park on the streets about 4 blocks away where overnight parking is allowed. The hotel has free slooooow WIFI for those that need it. We didn't turn on the TV so I can't comment on it.