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“Decent place to stay” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Fontan Reforma

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Hotel Fontan Reforma
Ranked #93 of 305 Hotels in Mexico City
Uppsala, Sweden
Level Contributor
52 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Decent place to stay”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

This hotel is nothing special, it's a place to sleep. The advantage is a very central location which makes it a good choice if you are not looking for luxury but a place for exploring the central parts of Mexico City.
+ Clean. Pretty large rooms. Nice and helpful staff.
- Noisy from traffic, shops and bars in the area. Cold rooms (when cold outside).

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Tomas_in_Uppsala
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RECEPCIONFM, Front Office Manager at Hotel Fontan Reforma, responded to this review, January 12, 2013
Google Translation
Gracias por su estancia con nosotros, sin duda la ubicacion de nuestro hotel siempre es un plus para nuestros huespedes ya que estamos en una de las Avenidas mas grandes del Distrifo Federal, cerca de Museos, Teatros, y sobre todo del Centro Historico.
Somos un Hotel interesado en conocer los distintos puntos de vista de nuestros Clientes, por lo que nos agrada tener contacto a traves de esta pagina.
Sin duda ya estamos trabajando en mejorar, nuevamente gracias por tomarse el tiempo de comentar su experiencia en nuestro hotel.
Saludos Cordiales.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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160 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

The Hotel Fontan Paseo de la Reforma gets pretty good reviews and we were looking forward to staying there for our recent trip to Mexico City. We arrived about 10 PM during the period when the new president was being inaugurated. The city was busy. We were greeted in a friendly fashion and given our key. The room was on the second floor. It was very noisy, worn, cold and the safe didn't work. We did our best to get a better room, but were told that no room was available. This was probably baloney as the manager allocated us a better room on the 11th floor at 0845 the next morning.
Following that first night, our stay was pretty good. The people at the desk and bell service were friendly and spoke a little English. On two mornings the dining room was overwhelmed by large groups of intinerant students. On the other days the food was good and the service genteel. Omelets and a buffet.
The room was clean if somewhat outdated. The metro was very close. The room was still noisy and cold...there was no heater. But the view was great.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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RECEPCIONFM, Front Office Manager at Hotel Fontan Reforma, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
we are pleased to know that your stay in our hotel was nice, however will improve some details, although we have no heating but tien scheduled incorporate into our rooms.
no more thank you for your comments as it helps us to identify our opportunities for improvement.
Best Regards
Alma D. Perez Zamora
Serv. the Guest
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012 via mobile

It is a super cheap hotel and It is okay for what you pay. Service ia good and the staff is friendly. It is clean and the breakfasts are good too. Rooms are kind of old but they are okay. The hot tub on the top was broken and they probably wont fix it. IF you dont have a reservation and arrive before 9 am in the morning they wont open the door for security reasons. It is locates in Reforma and the subway station is in front of hotel, so the location is great if you want to be close to Zocalo and Dowtown. Overall a nice and cheap hotel if your expectations are not too high.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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84 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

I like this place... great location, nice room, comfortable bed. The included breakfast buffet had considerable choices but looked nicer than it was as it seemed to lack flavor. Still fine though plus there was an omelet chef there for your custom order. The room was quite spacious, had a huge bed, desk, remote tv and A/C. The windows looked like they were installed in the 50's but there was a nice view of Reforma from it and with the A/C there was no desperate need to open them anyway. Was very cool watching helicopters land on the roof across the street at least a few times a day. The bathroom worked but I was curious why a hotel that was so complete in so many ways would have a cheap, under-sized wrap around shower curtain around the tub. I would and will stay there again but I will ensure I manage my own specific details, such as airport shuttle, because from my experience they may say yes and smile a lot but fair warning, you are on your own to get things right. There is a nice roof top terrace with a bar and food service with great views. This is where the hot tub is but please be advised, no heater, no hot water, no use. Room had wired internet but worked very well.

Room Tip: Facing Reforma Avenue may be a little noisy, especially in the morning, but if you can handle that t...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Oslo, Norway
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

I was in Mexico city from 0ct.4 to oct.15 and stayed at hotel fontan. I liked it very much.
Great security. great service. GREAT housekeeping.
clean and neat hotel.
great breakfast with cooks that makes your omelet in the restaurant while you are standing there.
a/c in the room. good bed. safe in the room. very good location for shopping, sightseeing etc
perfect for young people on the move :)

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank nicolai s
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Durham, North Carolina
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402 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

We stayed in this hotel for about 3 nights. Every room in the hotel is very clean. Unfortunately the window in my room didn't close that well and the streets aren't that quiet during the evening, so that resulted in a bad night's rest (see room tip). Breakfast was very good. Different sorts of food, fruits, eggs, cerial, everything. Staff was very kind and helpfull. Don't expect anything from the pool or pool area on the topfloor. It is as big as a jacuzzi. Pool area contains a bar and some seats. View from the topfloor is just a bunch of concrete.
The hotel is well situated though. You are able to walk to several sights in the city. I can recommand this hotel when you are sightseeing during the day and only need to sleep/eat in this hotel.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Kaat88
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Level Contributor
54 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

Very large central hotel partly refurbished. My room on 6th floor had a view of two 9 story concrete walls. Room was clean and door staff friendly. Breakfast buffet didn't include eggs which seems odd for Mexico. WiFi available but reception poor unless in lobby.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank kittycritter
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Property: Hotel Fontan Reforma
Address: Paseo de la Reforma 24, Mexico City 06040, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Mexico City > Alameda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #93 of 305 Hotels in Mexico City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Fontan Reforma 3*
Number of rooms: 240
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Fontan Reforma, ideal for travelers looking for new experiences, a hotel located in the heart of Mexico City, just a few steps from the Palacio de Bellas Artes, 800 mts from the Zocalo Capitalino and one block from the subway station Hidalgo. With its 240 Rooms this hotel is suitable for Tourists from all over the world as well as for Executives in search of rest. ... more   less 
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