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“Great location, fair price, no frills”
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Hotel Principal
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Hotel Principal
Ranked #59 of 130 Oaxaca B&B and Inns
Reviewed November 9, 2009

We stayed at the Hotel Principal, Oaxaca for five nights and enjoyed it's excellent location, large, high-ceilinged rooms and reasonable price.

Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 1, 2009

For around $27, you get a spacious room perfectly located between the Zocalo and Plazuela Labastida. Our hosts went out of their way to accommodate us with extra pillows and an extra reading lamp. Furnishings, bed and bath are a drab and dated but clean and serviceable. Our bathroom was typical for this price: small, tiny shower, leisurely hot water, basic sink and toilet. All rooms open to a quiet, open to air interior courtyard. The hotel has no restaurant, parking, cable TV (there was a TV but it wasn't plugged in and there is no cable) or phones, but there is wireless internet and floor fans. Architecture is colonial, with 20 foot coved brick ceilings and in our room, a skylight in the bathroom. We had a street facing room and didn't have any problem with loud music (per other reviews) or unacceptable traffic noise on a Thursday night. Considering the price, well worth considering for budget travelers.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 7, 2007

This a great deal. It has the best location for its price and service was excellent. Also, you get a chance to be right in the middle of all the best places to visit.

  • Stayed: May 2007
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2  Thank MexicoOK
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Reviewed May 23, 2005

Simply the best. It is the only hotel in Oaxaca were you can fully appreciate the way colonial houses used to be. The Hotel Principal's charm is based on the owner's insistency on conserving the house as it was (I stayed here 15 years ago and it hasn't changed). The staff is very friendly and you'll probably see Sr.Brena around (the owner) greeting guests and making your stay a pleaseant one.

  • Stayed: May 2005
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13  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed April 15, 2004

best deal close to zocolo. front rooms very nice, but noisy from nightclub til 2am. back single rooms old, mushy beds, toilet clogged and flooded.

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Reviewed January 26, 2004

Great little hotel- rooms are large and quiet, although nothing fancy.
Great value and great location. Friendly and helpful staff although not much English spoken. I will definitely stay at the Principal again on my next trip to Oaxaca.

12  Thank fusili_d
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Reviewed September 16, 2003

For the price, this is a fantastic hotel. Rooms are large, clean, simply furnished. Rooms surround an open courtyard, rooms in the back are quieter. One block from the main street (closed to cars) connecting the zocalo and Santo Domingo church. It is ideal for women traveling alone.

18  Thank 2trav
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Additional Information about Hotel Principal

Address: Calle 5 de Mayo 208, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Oaxaca
Hotel Style:
Ranked #59 of 130 B&Bs / Inns in Oaxaca
Price Range: $37 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Principal 2*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
*An all time favorite budget hotel...*Located in the nice East side of downtown* Walking distance from most tourist attractions*Immaculately clean rooms *Super friendly and FUN staff ... more   less 
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