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“Beautiful hotel in a fantastic location.” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Casino Morelia
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Portal Hidalgo No. 229, Morelia 58000, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #18 of 64 Hotels in Morelia
Dublin, Ireland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Beautiful hotel in a fantastic location.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

We stayed here for 1 night and would have stayed much longer if time had allowed. We had a balcony room facing the main plaza and the cathedral lit up at night was beautiful. The room was charming and full of character. It was a little noisy when the karaoke started up downstairs but I would recommend staying here anyway.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oxford, MS
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

I vacationed in Morelia over New Years and this hotel was a great place to stay at. Especially for the price. When I booked my room, I went ahead and also booked the daily breakfast, which was completely worth it. There were two of us, and we each got tea or coffee, a juice, fruit with granola and yogurt, and a muffin. Plus the restaurant is very nice and a relaxing place to sit and plan for the day. If you eat the same breakfast in the restaurant without paying beforehand, it will cost you more than twice what you payed at the booking time (it's one price that is for 2 people.. so like a 2 for 1). Our room had a balcony that looked out onto the Plaza de Armas, which I would totally recommend. Know though, that most of these balcony rooms only have one bed. Even though it says when you book that there will be two beds, I think that there are only two rooms that are big enough for two beds. Another plus was the free hotel washer and drier. The front desk will even give you soap if you ask.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

In our years of traveling to Mexico and to Morelia, we have certainly slept around town. While some of the more fashionable hotels are on the hills overlooking the city, I must say that I really like being in the center of things. Hotel Casino certainly fits that bill! Smack in the center across from the plaza and the cathedral, it is a lovely base to walk around the historic center, and appreciate the beautiful way that the city illuminates its historic buildings. They have remodeled since our last visit, and our room was tastefully decorated and most comfortable. As it is a very old building it may not conform to what one would typically expect with windows onto the inner courtyard or in the case of the bathroom, an air shaft, but a small price to pay with the modern conveniences of wifi and a lovely restaurant in the lobby. Shopping around can get you a killer deal on the room rate, and if you want to upscale your ambiance, stroll over to the bar at the Virrey de Mendoza on the other corner of the plaza. Morelia is like a grand dame of another era, and Hotel Casino is a great way to transport you there.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TUROTEL, Manager at Hotel Casino Morelia, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Hello,

Thank you for writing a comment about our hotel, we really appreciate it.

We are so happy to hear you had a great time in Morelia and here at the hotel, we hope ti have you soon again.

Best regards!
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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282 reviews 282 reviews
44 hotel reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

We chose this hotel for its location overlooking the Cathedral and Main Plaza on a Saturday night. At $55USD/night, it is a good value. We had requested a room overlooking the Cathedral with the understanding that it may be a bit noisy during the evening hours. Not sure about the size of the other rooms but we found ours to be a bit cramped but certainly clean.

We did experience a problem created by the front desk. We knew that on Sundays, they closed the road in front of the hotel for bicycles and people walking. When checking in, we asked about retrieving our car from valet parking at 7am since we were making the long drive to Oaxaca on Sunday and told it would be no problem. I went down to the barely open front desk about 6:30am to request our car. Well Senior: "the parking garage does not open till 8am". This delayed our planned departure by over an hour and prevented us from meeting up with another vehicle making the same trip. We have traveled so much in Mexico that I knew getting upset would do no good and that this was more of a matter that the front desk told us what they thought we wanted to hear!

Room Tip: The interior rooms are probably quieter but we wanted to catch the action below.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

I spent 2 nights in this hotel in June 2012, and think it was good value for the money. The location is great because you can walk around and see many tourist spots.

Checking in was very easy and it took about 2 minutes. I asked about getting taxi service for my departure and the taxi was right on time. =)

I was very glad I took the guided tour on the trolly for 55 pesos. It highlights the best of the historic center and you can choose which spots to visit later.

I would definately stay here if you want good value and don't need much luxuary.

Tips: It costs 270 pesos to go to the Morelia Bus Station from here and 280 pesos to go to the Morelia Airport. The Bus Station is easy to navigate and travel to different towns cheaply.

Room Tip: I did not have a balcony room because I wanted a good night sleep before going to the airport early...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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PEI
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

My wife and I spent 2 nights at Casino Morelia in June and were very happy with the experience. The staff are great - friendly and always looking to help out. We had a balcony room overlooking the square - a little small, but for the price it was more than we were expecting. Getting the balcony room was definitely worth it - a view of the square and the cathedral (which is lit up at night). The square is a little loud, but quieted down at a reasonable hour and we never had a problem sleeping. The room was clean and bed comfy.
We booked through their website using the English translation and there were a couple of things that didn't match the description. We chose the breakfast included option which listed a buffet breakfast. The breakfast is actually continental - a large plate of fruit, a couple of buns and (very good) coffee. Disappointing, but for the price, fair. The second was that we booked the tasting menu with wine pairings for 750 pesos (the meal was awesome BTW). What we got in the end was a 750 peso credit towards the meal, which actually cost 824 pesos. Obviously a disconnect between the makers of the website (which they told me was controlled by their parent hotel chain) and the hotel. When I pointed the problem out, they had trouble understanding what was going on, but in the end made me happy with a couple of drinks.
Overall a very pleasant experience and will stay there agin if we return to Morelia.

Room Tip: Get a balcony room overlooking the square - unless you are a very light sleeper.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

We stayed 3 nights at this nice hotel located in the historic center across from the pretty Plaza Melchor Ocampo and Catedral de Morelia. The nicely decorated room had a small balcony and faced the plaza. The price included wi-fi, bottles of purified water everyday, a washing machine and dryer, fan, TV, and treadmill. There was a nice stand-alone closet with plenty of space and hangars. The ceilings were high, which made the room feel bigger. The staff was friendly and helpful, especially Jorge, who spoke English very well and sincerely cared about our comfort and safety. Our room was kept very clean; we have no complaints. The hotel restaurant was top-notch (recommended in the Lonely Planet guide book). The location is the best you can do in Morelia. Scores of restaurants, shops, markets, and cafes are within easy walking distance. There is an Oxxo convenience store on the next block, which really came in handy. In the same large building as the hotel are a few good restaurants, McDonald's, an awesome cafe, and a tourist information office that was very helpful. There was some noise from activities going on in the plaza, but that's to be expected. It always died down by a reasonable time. We slept very well. There were large wooden doors inside the balcony doors, that when closed, blocked a lot of sound and light. We have nothing but good things to say about this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Portal Hidalgo No. 229, Morelia 58000, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Michoacan > Morelia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Morelia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Casino Morelia 3*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Casino is a gourmet hotel in an 18th century building, located in the heart of the Historic Center, across the street from the Cathedral with the atmosphere of the picturesque city arches of Morelia, a city declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.Surrounded by museums, galleries, shops, theaters, movie houses, and restaurants.Perfect for those who travel for either pleasure or business.The rooms are traditional Morelia style with a modern shine,some with a view of the Cathedral and all with valet parking, Internet service, business corner, and the restaurant LU COCINA MICHOACANAwhere you will enjoy an unforgettable gastronomic experience ... more   less 
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