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Two days in Mexico City After Visiting Oaxaca

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Two days in Mexico City After Visiting Oaxaca

We will be passing through Mexico City after visiting Oaxaca in January and we are thinking about staying for a couple of days in Mexico City.I have found in other large cities that the week end is much cheaper at some hotels. (This may be only at the more expensive hotes where businessmen stay but maybe not). I imagine that we will travel by bus from Oaxaca.

Can anyone please offer suggestions re such a stay and also with respect to safety. we are sixty five year olds. Is the week end (Friday and Saturday nights) the best?

Suggestions on a reasonable Hotel?

Thank you

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11. Re: Two days in Mexico City After Visiting Oaxaca

Staying in the Centro Historico district is probably the last thing you should be thinking about - given its status as one of the neighborhoods with a high rate of crime (particularly after dark). I'll suggest staying in the Colonia Roma neighborhood - the city's newest cultural corridor with sidewalk cafe's, galleries, nice small restaurants, etc.

Colonia Roma is well served by public transportation , many bus routes dissect the district, and 5 or 6 stations of the vast Metro system are within a short walk. Centrally located in the city, popular tourist destinations are within easy reach. a relatively calm district sprinkled with, wide tree-lined boulevards, parks and monuments. Although many of the large homes in the district have been converted for use as offices, restaurants and art galleries - the area is still, primarily, residential.

Here are some hotels to consider:

Hotel Benidorm

Frontera 217

Colonia Roma

C.P. 06700 México, D.F.

Tel: 5584-9899

- This is a modern hotel, located two blocks away from the Centro Médico (Medical Center), 10 minutes away from Paseo de la Reforma and the Zona Rosa, and 15 minutes by taxi from the airport. It has standard and double suite rooms with jacuzzi, air conditioning, satellite TV, hair dryer, safe deposit and a security key card. It offers its guests buffets, a restaurant with international cuisine on the menu, piano bar and board games. It also provides parking facilities, tobacconists, travel agents, fax and email for all guests. (description from WCities.com). Laundry Service, Restaurant, 24-hour room service, currency exchange, gym, gift shop, valet parking, safe deposit, travel agency, hairdresser, internet access, mobile phone hire, and car-hire facilities. The hotel has six conference rooms and three banquet rooms, for 10 to 350 people.

Room charge: Approx. MX$950

Website: http://www.benidorm.com.mx/

Hotel Casa Condesa (luxury suites)

Plaza Luis Cabrera

Colonia Roma

C.P. 06700 México, D.F.


- The hotel features 4 guestrooms and 27 suites. Suites offer cable/satellite TV and a minibar.

Room charge : Approx. MX$900


Hotel Colonia Roma

Jalapa 110 (at corner of Avenida Alvaro Obregón)

Colonia Roma

C.P. 06700 México, D.F.

Tel: 5584-1396 Fax: 5264-7975

Room Charge: Approx. MX$160

Hotel El Castro

Sinaloa 32 (at corner of Monterrey)

Colonia Roma

C.P. 06700 México, D.F.

Tel: 5207-0726; 5511-1306; 5511-1425

Room Charge: Approx. MX$250

Hotel Marbella

Frontera 205

Colonia Roma

C.P. 06700 México, D.F.

Tel: 5264-7620 Fax: 5264-8016

- A short walk to Centro Médico (Medical Center), the hotel has 150 rooms which are nicely decorated, fully-carpeted and equipped with color TV that has cable, telephone and bathrooms with a bathtub and minibar. Thee is a bar, parking spaces, laundry, cafeteria and restaurant.

Room charge: Approx. MX$450

Hotel Milan

Avenida Alvaro Obregón 94 (near corner of Cordoba)

Colonia Roma

C.P. 06700 México, D.F.

Tel: 5584-0222 Fax: 5584-0696

- It has spacious and comfortable rooms, all tastefully decorated. They have a TV, telephone, private bathroom, and those looking onto the street have a small balcony. It also provides its guests with a restaurant-bar, which is open 24h daily.

Webpage: www.hotelmilan.com.mx

E-Mail: reservaciones@hotelmilan.com.mx

Room Charge: Approx. MX$300 - $450

Hotel Parque Ensenada

Avenida Alvaro Obregón, 13

Colonia Roma

C.P. 06700 México, D.F.

Tel: 5208 0694 Fax: 5208 0052

- Renovated in the style of the Porfiriato, this hotel has 84 standard rooms, 42 executive rooms and 6 suites, all of which are fully carpeted and equipped with phones with instant long-distance, cable TV and a safe. Business center (with fax), hairdresser, 24-hour room service and car parking spaces. Television, safe deposit, bar, air conditioning.

Room charge: Approx. MX$370

Hotel Roosevelt

Colonia Hipódromo Condesa

C.P. 06100 México, D.F.

Tel: 5208-6813 Fax: 5533-1660

- It has 70 very comfortable rooms, and four suites with a jacuzzi, telephone, color TV with cable and room service. It also has a restaurant-bar and car parking spaces with a valet parking service.

Room charges: Approx. MX$300 - $450

Hotel Saratoga

Avenida Alvaro Obregón 38

Colonia Roma

C.P. 06700 México, D.F.

Tel: 5147-8233

- This early 20th century building is located in one of the prettiest areas of Mexico City, the district of Colonia Roma. The rooms are carpeted, and have a telephone, background music, TV and private bathroom. Some of them look onto the street. The hotel offers its customers a restaurant, bar, car park and safe deposit.

Room Charge: Approx. MX$300

Enjoy your visit!

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12. Re: Two days in Mexico City After Visiting Oaxaca

My friend and I are in our 60's(two women) and travel to different parts of Mexico every year. Last October we were in Mexico City and had a wonderful time. We loved the Hotel Catedral in the historic district right off the main plaza. We did not walk around there at night however--don't think it would be a good idea. The hotel is clean, nice rooms and the staff are very helpful. We paid $50 for a room with two double beds. Chek out there web site: www.hotelcatedral.com.mx Good luck