I've just checked out of Gran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico. As all the reviews here indicate, its a grand old beautiful old hotel. The decor of the rooms are a bit dated, but everything is spotless (but they need to work on their wifi power in the rooms).
The location of this hotel is also perfect for Temple Mayor, Palacio Nacional, Zocalo, etc. However, the place is a bit of a 'no mans land' if you like to go out in the evening. The streets are desolate and there is little in the way of bars and restaurants.
My time in MC was split in two halves. The first was in the fashionable neighbourhood of Condesa (also near Zona Rosa). It is central and we were very fortunate to be able to walk out of our hotel of an evening and have a choice of places to have a drink, an ice cream, and have several choices of al fresco dining. It was also very safe (the area around Gran Hotel isn't unsafe, but dark and 'closed').
If your choice is to stay in the hotel for dinner then you are probably fine. the rooftop buffet bar didn't look to be up to much (nor the keyboard player) but the views are splendid. If you are staying book a table for the 6:00pm lowering of the flag.
- 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