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Whistler, Canada
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388 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

for the price, this would have to be one of the most centrally located hotels in all of mexico. 5 minute walk to the dead centre of centro meant you were right in the thick of it, ready to explore in what ever direction you see fit. we saw the reviews and some random pictures of the rooms, that stated... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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161 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

I took an offer from booking, and the price was really good taking into account the location (5 min walk to the Zócalo subway station) but the room was similar to a prision. Only a noisy bed and a Chair, a steel door and, literaly, only one toilet and one shower for, at least, 15 rooms that (according to the... More 

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San Diego, California
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Overall: good, clean, inexpensive hotel in a great location. Good for solo travelers or budget couples. The rooms are clean, the beds are comfortable, the location is fantastic, and the wifi works quite well. No frills here, just a nice safe place to rest at night. Only reason I have chosen to deduct a few points from my rating is... More 

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Miami, Florida
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

I have to say that the reviews were guiding me away from this hotel, but due to the timing of our trip there were few options in our price range. I was pleasantly surprised by the value and service provided by the hotel! It was inexpensive, very central and made our time in the city a great experience. Quaint and... More 

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Bordeaux, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The housekeeping are good and the rooms are cleaned and towels changed every day. Confortable beds. Very small bathroom. Wi-Fe in the room. Lift. Very nice and helpful personal. The hotel is situated the central in the historic area. Historic building. Near good restaurants and cafe.

2 Thank hannekvistaas
Guanajuato, Mexico
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46 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

It's a Mexican hotel. Cheap, in a great location by the zocalo. We stayed in a small room with a bed for two and a private bathroom and it was just fine. It was tiny, but the money we saved on a bigger room was better spent on the double decker bus tour. It had a TV and Internet, what... More 

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Udine, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Yes, it's cheap (10-15 euros per night, shared bathroom) so do net expect anything better than an old, small room. If you are lucky you will also get a window (otherwise, only a very small opening). But cleanliness is ok, location is great (walking distance from the Zocalo, walking distance from two metro stops, walking distance from the metrobus for... More 

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Travelers Rest, South Carolina
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122 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I stayed in one of the tiny rooms at fourth floor. It's very clean and staff as very friendly. Even the internet works better than in many more expensive hotels I've stayed. Location is also great and not noisy.

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Great place to stay in Mexico City. The hotel is in an excellent location. We stayed in a double room with private bathroom. Ask for a room with a window. The room was of a good size and really clean. The staff were really friendly and helpful during our stay. Great value for money. Would definitely recommend and look forward... More 

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Toluca, Mexico
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51 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Centrally located and a stones throw away from the main sights and Madero. Rooms are nicely sized with free wifi and are very quiet. The building is nice and has been there for over 100 years. Staff are very helpful. Value for money for the location. The hotel also has its own restaurant with a variety of tasty choices. The... More 

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Staying in Centro Historico

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Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.
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Additional Information about Hotel Principal

Address: Calle Bolivar 29 | Centro Histórico, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Mexico City > Centro Historico
Price Range: $11 - $39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Hotel Principal 1.5*
Number of rooms: 186
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