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Hotel Casa Gonzalez
Ranked #19 of 306 Hotels in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
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United States
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82 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“had our wedding there”
Reviewed July 29, 2011

We spotted this place when we first got to Mexico City and fell in love with it. It's homey and simple, reasonably priced for something so close to Reforma (smack in the middle between the Zocalo and Chapultepec), and the people are super friendly. We liked it so much, we asked if we could book out all the rooms and have our wedding in their courtyard. Lucky for us, they said yes - to their first-ever hotel-wide event. Despite their lack of experience with such events, they did a fantastic job in being very accommodating and helpful. The event had a nice backyard wedding feel and everyone loved the location.

That said, we used all the hotel rooms, some of them for up to a week or so - Not all of the rooms were created equal. The rooms in Lerma are pretty nice (this is the newest part of the hotel), and some of the rooms in the La Casa wing. However, note that sound tends to echo in the La Casawing if you're on the first floor and the door to the wing from the courtyard is open. There are no elevators anywhere and a couple of the rooms are up some windy stairs. Some rooms have bathtubs (these rooms tend to be nice), but most have just showers, and some have access to a patio area. They have wireless, which sometimes isn't so great in the La Casa wing, but always worked in the courtyard. They also have computers in the reception area which are slow, but working. Breakfast is continental and light, but clean and fresh. For a little extra, you can get a full hot breakfast which are pretty good.

Overall, the place is simple (no fitness center, spa, pool, etc.) - but they do the basics right. We loved it and we recommend the place to all our visiting friends.

On another note, they'll call you a cab at any time as there is always someone at the front desk. Between us, our parents, and our friends, we went to the airport at least once a day and the hotel was nice enough to arrange everything for us. If you're unfamiliar with the city, they can send a taxi to the airport with a sign, but you have to pay for it.

Room Tip: Ask for the rooms in Lerma or with a bathtub (these tend to be nicer).
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  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 27, 2011

Almost every year since 2000 I have brought groups of students to study and live in San Miguel de Allende for a month. We always begin our trip with three days in D.F., seeing as many of the important historical and archeological sights as we can. Since first finding the Casa Gonzalez in 2000 - thanks to a colleague's recommendation - I have always found it to be the perfect base for our excursions. Fom Chapultepec at one end to the Zócalo at the other, everything is within walking distance and the Zona Rosa IS a safe and fun place to see at night- just across the Avenida de la Reforma. There are plenty of great restaurants within a three or four block area, and the internet café within the Casa Gonzalez is a great addition. The staff is cordial, especially the owner, Jorge, who will go out of his way to get you where you want to go; from the Diego Rivera Museum all the way to San Miguel de Allende, where we stay with families and attend the Habla Hispana Language Institute for the rest of the month.
My wife, a school head, and I plan to return in August to hold an alumnae reunion at the Casa Gonzalez for Mexican alums of her boarding school in the states. It's a lovely spot for a small gathering such as this. The prices are exceptionally low and the food is great. I have nothing to say but high praise for the Casa Gonzalez. There's no other place like it!

Room Tip: Every room is unique and quaint.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2011

A fine place to stay, in a lovely graden like setting of fine people- home away from home but its not worth the price 75 usd per night. I have had better breakfast in finer colonial mansions in other developing countries.

The beds are hard- the mattress.

Safe, clean, family oriented, and beautiful.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
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j_ortiz_moore, Owner at Hotel Casa Gonzalez, responded to this review, July 15, 2011
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a comment about Casa Gonzalez, we are always very grateful and eager to know your opinion.

I would like to add a comment on your note that we are expensive for what we offer; we are among the least expensive hotels in the area. Our property taxes have increased five fold in the last five years. We try to pay higher wages than other hotels in this city (because we believe that is fair). We work very hard to keep our rates low and at the same time try to increase the quality and value of the services provided. Other countries or cities might have different cost structures so that might not be a fair comparison.

If you have time I would love to hear about your breakfast experience; I believe it is best if you e-mail us directly.
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 15, 2011

We didn't know where to stay on our return trip to Mexico City but fortunately found Casa Gonzalez in our guide book. Its in a great area, loads of good, well priced restaurants around especially some of the Argentinian steakhouses where we had a cracking meal.
The hotel resides in a fairly busy area but it was quiet and feels tucked away which was a real bonus. Our room was good although found it odd there was no fan or a/c. Know it doesn't get as hot here as the rest of Mexico but I was hot at night and would have benefitted from some cooling as I didn't have the best sleep of the holiday. Otherwise great place, good value and near the metro.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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New Hampshire
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Reviewed March 19, 2011

Casa G, as we all call it, has been gathering our work team quite often for the past 3 years and will continue to do so. It is a modest and inviting place that very simply - works. Even if one's Spanish is lacking, those on the kind and very professional staff -- even those who do not speak English -- will always make sure one's needs are met. The rooms are clean and vary in size from teeny (with one individual bed) to huge and they take care to find a room to meet your needs. We have held interviews and receptions here (easy access for guests), late night meetings, both in the courtyard and in a meeting room, and capucinos at any hour thanks to the lovely little internet café. Our project is staffed by internationals and is grant-driven so the price tag and the global atmosphere make Casa G a perfect place to work in or to return to after a long day.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
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Andover, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2011

Comfy beds, nice bathrooms, beautiful dining room and courtyard, interrnet access...perfect!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
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Minneapolis
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2011

We found Jorge and his staff to be so helpful. It was just a pleasure to stay here. They told us about places to eat, what we should see, made bus reservations for us when we went to San Miguel for several days, called taxis and walked us out to talk to taxi drivers. Etc. Etc.

All the rooms are different. Because we left for several days and came back, we stayed in 3 different rooms. Our favorite was on the second floor in the breakfast house. And eating breakfast with everyone and meeting different people was fun. Loved the staff. We stayed here for 10 days in February. No it's not fancy, but it's so comfortable. Rooms have original oil paintings of women - probably from the 1940s?

If you have any problems, they take care of it. We will stay here again. My sister had stayed here 10 years ago and recommended it to us because she also liked the caring atmosphere.
And you get free internet in your room, or out in the court yards.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Casa Gonzalez
Address: Calle Rio Sena 69, Mexico City 06500, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Mexico City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Family Hotel in Mexico City
#11 Best Value Hotel in Mexico City
#16 Green Hotel in Mexico City
#18 Business Hotel in Mexico City
#21 Romantic Hotel in Mexico City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Casa Gonzalez 3*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The most important is that we want to make this your home away from home, at an accessible price.Casa Gonzalez is four old homes surrounded by courtyards and gardens of different eras that have been adapted to make a home for travelers. The two original homes were built by the current owners grandfather in the mid 1920's.One of the houses belonged to a famous movie star, Lupe Velez (who married Johnny Weissmuller for a few years).The latest addition was built in the early 1940's by a relatively well know architect, Roberto Buenrostro, as his private residence. The guest house started operating in the early 30's by the grandmother and great grandmother of the current owners. ... more   less 
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