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“Great Location in Mexico City”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Marlowe

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Hotel Marlowe
Ranked #59 of 306 Hotels in Mexico City
Kelowna, Canada
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34 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Great Location in Mexico City”
Reviewed February 5, 2012

Based on other reviews, we chose Hotel Marlowe for our recent stay in Mexico City, and were not disappointed. The hotel is located approximately one block south from the Bellas Artes and the start of the main pedestrian walk that leads to the Plaza de la Constitucion which makes access to many of the main attractions in the Centro Historico within walking distance.

The hotel itself is fairly modern with a nicely-decorated spacious lobby and a bright, airy restaurant. The rooms are not large but were clean and had everything that we needed to make for a comfortable stay - you likely will not be spending much time in the room anyway as there is so much to see and do!

Access to both the subway and bus systems from the hotel is also easy. We used the subway to visit Chapultepec Park, which is a large park containing several museums, including the world-famous Museo Nacional de Antropologia, which is a must-see. The use of the subway is fairly easy, but it would be advisable to have some basic Spanish. The subway stations have names and symbols which are also posted inside the subway cars so you can easily follow your route to your exit. We also used the bus system (electric bus on Lazaro Cardenas), which uses the same name and symbol system as the subway, to get to the main Terminal Norte bus station, where we caught a bus to the nearby Teotihuacan ruins.

For the location and price, I do not think that we could have found a better place to stay in Mexico City.

Room Tip: Upper floors towards the back of the hotel are likely the quietest in this hotel
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Nanjing, China
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Reviewed January 24, 2012

I booked the hotel less than 40 USD include tax. Located in downtown Centro Historical area near Chinatown. can walk to subway station or plaza of presidental palace within 10 minutes. nice room and quite clean. I would like to be stay in same hotel if I be back to Mexico city.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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Ventura, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2011

There is a bar next door playing loud music until 4 o'clock in the morning. Nothing else matters. I'll never stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Montreal, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2011

This is a very simple hotel with a restaurant that serves an american style breakfast buffet every morning until noon. The breakfast changes very little from day to day except for one Mexican dish.

The rooms are adequate and clean and have running purified water which is a plus, but the window in room 106 was well above my head, so I couldn't look out..

What really disappointment me about the hotel is that the restaurant was closed on September 16th, Independence Day. Considering that most shops and hole-in-the-wall eateries are also closed on this day was not good and I had to hunt for a restaurant to have breakfast.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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Jacksonville, Florida
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2011

I followed the advice of Trip Advisor reviewers and was not at all disappointed with this modestly priced hotel. The room was spotless. Noise from the outside and from other rooms was minimal. Wi-fi was free and fast. The room was outfitted with a new flat-panel television, which was a nice surprise.

Discovered there were ample cheap restaurants around the corner, on the way to Bellas Artes, with cheap breakfasts. I used a spot with a name like "El Lugar Para Todos" (or something like that) and was really impressed. The breakfast was cheap, the staff was cheerful, and they have wi-fi, so I could read the newspaper on my iPad.

On the negative side, street life immediately outside the hotel wasn't all that wonderful, and I was thinking I wouldn't want to be a solo woman out there. I suspect that may explain why many of the front desk people seemed on the large side. Also, I was checking out on Sunday, which proved to be a big problem. Apparently, the government is encouraging fitness by closing off downtown streets to all but pedestrians and bikes. I had to hike five blocks with my bags before I found an out-of-town cab who could take me to the airport. I was lucky. I give the hotel big bonus points because an employee came along with me, dragging the big wheeled suitcase plus another on top, and helping to get the cab.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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Palm Springs, California
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50 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2011

this hotel is in a great location,...one block from the bellas artes. and 2 blocks to metro station, also down the street is the chinatown of mexico city. room ok, but NO airconditioning, ceiling fan only.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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41 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2011

Good as you can get, right in the Centro Historico, I street off the main Juarez Ave, a block from the Bella Artes and the subway. Very clean, great buffet. Fine if you are an independent traveler not up for the busy crowded hostel scene but still want to be close to the action. Actually my parents would like this hotel too, so fine for all! Don't let them scare ya; Mexico City is great, and I never felt unsafe in this district. Wasn't noisy either.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Marlowe
Address: Av Independencia 17 Colonia, Mexico City 06050, 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#28 Best Value Hotel in Mexico City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Marlowe 3*
Number of rooms: 209
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