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Hotel Marques del Valle
Ranked #60 of 109 Hotels in Oaxaca
Reviewed January 23, 2013

This hotel is pretty much in the cathedral complex, seriously it takes 10 seconds from the front door to the door of the cathedral. Apart from that, the hotel itslef is very badly decorated and there are unfinished parts, the rooms are tiny, the beds not really comfortable and the showers spill water all over the bathroom. No outside windows and no air conditioner. Poor internet service.
I stayed during new years eve and there was a lot of noice because of the festivities, but since we did not return untill well past midnight and everything was quiet by then, that wasn´t to much of a problem.

Room Tip: Rooms with outside windows highly recomendable, it is worth the extra money
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

My wife and I and grown daughter stayed here for three days and found sleep almost impossible due to noise, both inside and out as well as hard uncomfortable beds. The prices could only be due to their location as we found nothing else to possibly justify them. The staff was friendly but unhelpful. We had stayed here previously a few years ago and not much had changed except the prices. On the positive side the room was large with a good view.

Room Tip: To have at quiet an interior room might be a possibility but there was still a lot of noise in the h...
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

I was with a group who stayed here for "Days of the Dead" last week, and the week was fabulous. I had stayed here 9 years ago, and I really like this hotel. Being on the zocolo (main town square) dead center in the middle of all the action during a major holiday period is a "Party Central" atmosphere. Yes, the hotel is old. However, I find the colonial buildings of Oaxaca quite charming. The lack of so-called amenities - spas, in-room Wi-Fi, etc. - is a plus. Let's face it: nobody goes to Oaxaca for an uber-metro scene. The hotel staff is warm and helpful, the rooms are clean, and yes, the bed is firm. If somebody absolutely has to be connected, there's an internet cafe on an adjacent side of the zocolo, and I had no problem calling the US. Food in the hotel's restaurant is very good, and so is the food in all the nearby restaurants. The hotel has put in new windows since the last time I stayed, a real plus when you stay in a room facing the zocolo, and there's a fiesta going on outside. That is, if you would rather sleep than join in!

Room Tip: Don't worry about water; there's purified water in the hallway.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Beds were hard as a rock

NO air conditioning, but a fan only

We had no internet for 3 days and partial internet on our other days. RIP off. We could get some internet in the lobby but noise from other guest and no privacy made this annoying.

we were given 3 access numbers for internet, but they didn't work

THe meals were OK, but are about 25% higher than other restaurants on the square for the identical thing!!! buyer beware.

Bathtub drained very slow....

There is a great amount of street noise and the fact that you need to keep windows open for air makes the noise even worse..........

I couldnt sleep on the hard beds. Hurt my shoulders. NO pillow top mattresses here. Americans will need aspirin after a night on these beds.

THe staff was unconcerned about our problems. THey had a roll a way but it was ancient and also uncomfortable.......

One more thing--NO CNN or English stations whatsoever. Old TVs , no flat screens here

Room Tip: NO room will have air conditioning......Lighting is poor and light switches are ridiculous!!
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

This dated hotel is typical of some we have stayed at in other Mexican cities in that it apparently subscribes to the 3 H policy: hard furniture, hard beds, and hard pillows! Added to the general level of discomfort is that the bathroom fixtures have not been updated since they were installed some decades ago, and indeed, the toilet broke the first time I used it. Some reviews said that the hotel restaurant had above average lunches: I found a pig tooth in the first course and a piece of bone in the second. Our bill was not reduced or any apology made. We had a balcony with a view of the central square which was lovely, if you are prepared for the loud competing bands and political speeches on the bullhorn. Since there was no safe in our room, I was constantly running back and forth to the front desk to secure my iPad and phone. And all of this for $140 USD per night plus tax! Bleh!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Baronesssa191
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

The location of this hotel is wonderful. It is directly on the zocalo, abutting the Cathedral. There are views of beautiful colonial architecture from every window. There is a very nice restaurant with outdoor seating in the hotel, but there are also many other nice restaurants just steps away from the hotel. It is an easy walk to many of the historic sites and museums in the city. The staff is wonderful, and they are happy to arrange a taxi (at a discounted rate) to take you to the archaeological sites and other attractions within the valley. Just be aware that the hotel is on the zocalo, so it may be a little noisy with live music if there is a concert or some sort of activity taking place.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 11, 2011

The hotel is overpriced compared to others in area but your lobby faces the zocalo/plaza. I enjoyed the stay more for the city then the hotel. We were there during the annual dance festival Guelaguetza. The best part of being on the plaza is the fact that the dancers or participants parade right next to the hotel thru the plaza. Next door to the hotel is the Basilica which nightly presented a light show that was amazing and worth seeing.

Room Tip: Ask for a plaza or balcony room.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Marques del Valle

Address: Portal de Claveria S N Centro | P.O. Box 35, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Oaxaca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #60 of 109 Hotels in Oaxaca
Price Range: $64 - $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Marques del Valle 3*
Number of rooms: 86
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