I was born in Mexico City and had not been back in over 30 years. When I was doing my research, I was looking for a " mid-grade" hotel. There are obvious differences in that category from the US to Mexico.
Great value for the cost to stay in such a majestic piece of real estate, not to mention our very roomy room. "Grand" flowed everywhere. It was clear to me I was in a Gran Hotel.
I received an email from Gran Hotel guest services advising me of an event being held the Saturday of our stay. I considered canceling my reservation because I was already worried about crime etc. I couldn't imagine being there in a place I had not visited in over 30 years and with a reputation of having high crime.
We experienced the concert (Marc Anthony gave a live I beleive free concert paid by the mexican government)and all the crowds and never felt unsafe with all the police patrolling the streets. What a charm, right smack in the middle of historic Mexico City. What pride watching the flag wave.
Well, not only was I pleasantly surprised and rather impressed with the "majestic" true "Grand" hotel. The history, the architecture, was beyond my expectations. Your virtual tours and all the pictures on your site do not get close to the beauty of personally experiencing the grandiose of the hotel. What a beauty ! Highly impressed to say the least.
Your guest services team was very helpful and highly professional. I was very impressed by the special gesture of walking us to our room using the gorgeous antique elevator. What an experience simply taking an elevator.
The terrace restaurant gave us extraordinary views of the Zocalo.
Dafne Ramirez the online concierge sent us numerous emails offering various services to include tours. You can tell he is passionate about his job which we really appreciated.
I was very happy that I did not cancel my stay. I hope this answers your question as to "grade" your stay. Your choices did not fit. It was far from excellent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover the Old World elegance of the Gran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico, an exquisite turn-of-the-century property perfectly located in downtown Mexico City. You can feel the history from the moment you step inside. From the Art Nouveau decor to the gilded open elevators and immaculate stained-glass ceiling in the lobby, every inch of the Gran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico pays tribute to the past while providing the comfort you expect from a fine luxury hotel. The palatial ambience continues in the guest rooms. Enjoy a unique blend of traditional and contemporary decor as you sink into a plush bed. Many rooms also feature stunning views of the vibrant Zocalo square just outside the hotel. You can also marvel at spectacular scenery from the Terraza Restaurant, which is perched on the fifth floor. When it's time to explore, ask our knowledgeable concierge for recommendations on the best shows, events and attractions in Mexico City. A 24-hour fitness area and well-equipped business center are among the other amenities you can enjoy. We also provide the perfect starting point for exploring everything Mexico City has to offer. Delve into Mexican culture at the Palacio de BellasArtes, explore Old Corpus Christi or embrace the charm of the Casino Espanol De Mexico. Stay at the Gran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico and savor a unique blend of comfort, service and style. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gran Hotel Ciudad De Mexico Mexico City