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City Express Morelia
Ranked #16 of 66 Hotels in Morelia
Reviewed June 28, 2014

This small hotel is well located in the heart of this beautiful city which dates back over 400 hundred years. The front rooms offer a lovely balcony with a small table where you can chill out while enjoying the view of the park and churches.

Room Tip: During the weekend avoid front rooms and prefer back rooms as they can be very noisy!
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled solo
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ARGUL, Gerente at City Express Morelia, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2014
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Agradecemos su visita y comentarios, trabajaremos en la señalizacion, pues nuestro deber es hacer mas sencillo y ligero el viaje de nuestros visitantes a esta hermosa Ciudad de Morelia.

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Reviewed August 16, 2013

This hotel is very basic. We had a room on the ground floor which was basically a horribly windy hallway. I have never stayed in a hotel room without a window before and I have to say, I'd rather not repeat the experience! It felt very claustrophobic. The walls are obviously very thin as we could hear every single word people said walking down the hallway past our room. The beds and pillows were "Mexican hard" and pretty uncomfortable. Breakfast was really basic, just toast and some fruit.

The reason to stay here is the location. It is right on the Main Street opposite the town square with the gazebo and cathedral which are beautiful. There are lots of restaurants in the area within walking distance. But if possible, stay somewhere else in the same area as this hotel is not worth it.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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GerenciaMorelia, Gerente at City Express Morelia, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2014
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Agradecemos sus comentarios, le queremos invitar para que regrese nuevamente a la Ciudad disfrute de la Iluminacion de la Catedral los sabados con juegos pirotécnicos y conozca nuestra nuevas instalaciones y desayuno caliente, Morelia le espera con los brazos abiertos!!

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Reviewed June 13, 2012

My guidebook (thank you Lonely Planet) didn't indicate that this had long since joined a chain and described this as the city's 'best midrange hotel' - they were wrong! The hotel isn't 'high design' or even minimalist - it is bare. All that said, I had a view of the main plaza & cathedral and the room was clean.

The entrance/lobby is not conducive to a good experience and the staff weren't the most helpful I met in my 5 week stay in Mexico. I ought to have booked-in next door (and will do so next time).

I didn't take advantage of the much-maligned (on this site) hotel breakfast, so can't comment. Had breakfast at Restaurant Lu next door - most enjoyable.

Room Tip: With a view of the plaza/cathedral (if you can't find another hotel with an equal view).
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 29, 2011

This is obviously a budget hotel, but we didn't expect to get a room with no windows! Actually, there was a small strip of glass about 6 inches wide at the very top of the ceiling, but that was it. The room smelled musty, probably because no air ever gets in to it. It's located well, opposite the cathedral and gardens, but that is its only advantage. The breakfast was also poor, coffee from a vending machine and bread wrapped in plastic to toast yourself, along with a few pieces of fruit.

Room Tip: Ask for one that has a balcony overlooking the cathedral and gardens. Otherwise, expect no windows!
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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 5, 2010

This hotel really only shows the best in the photos, Something that you will not get.

Our room was small, without an opening window, which seemed to give to some sort of interior patio. Room was smelly of humid and something else, and dark. Shower was ok, but the washing sink was inside the room, in a tiny space making washing difficult job to get over with.

Corridors were long and plain, and very noisy. All noices were magnified and could disturb one´s sleep easily.

breakfast was very plain and in dark corner in the corridor not facilitating many persons at one time.

Whay was the worst was that veen that Mexicans generally speaking are lovely people and accomodating, this hotel seems to have employed the worst of the kind. Reception staff seemed rather unwilling to hep us to get the room and gave impression that she would have been happier seeing us to walk away rather than stay. She even took a phone call in between one of our questions when checking in.

This hotel duly is a "budget" hotel quality, hoever the price does not reflect this and becomes an expensive stay with sour taste. If you know RyanAir from Ireland, this is something similar in Quality.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 25, 2009

Formerly the Hotel Vallodolid, thiis is now a CityExpress hotel, sort of a Mexican Motel 6 with an attitude. The rooms seem to be clean although very small and sparsely furnished. The former hotel lobby has been rented to a fast food operator; the reception area is now a long, skinny room, containing a small registration desk, that was probably intended to be a baggage room. For some reason the management thinks that this facility is worth about 25% more than the very nice Best Western Hotel Casino located next door.

Words cannot express how happy we were that they had also lost our reservation. The staff at the reception desk didn't seem very disappointed either.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 16, 2009

Actually, there no longer is a Hotel Vallodolid in Morelia. It is now a CityExpress hotel, sort of a Mexican Motel 6 with an attitude. The rooms seem to be clean although very small and sparsely furnished. The former hotel lobby has been rented to a fast food operator; the reception area is now a long, skinny room, containing a small registration desk, that was probably intended to be a baggage room. For some reason the management thinks that this facility is worth about 25% more than the very nice Best Western Hotel Casino located next door.

Words cannot express how happy we were that they had also lost our reservation. The staff at the reception desk didn't seem very disappointed either.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Address: Calle Hidalgo 245 | Col. Centro, Morelia 58000, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Michoacan > Morelia
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #16 of 66 Hotels in Morelia
Price Range: $52 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — City Express Morelia 2.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of the historic downtown of Morelia for either business travelers or vacationers we count on 60 standard rooms with courtesy breakfast, air conditioning as well as heater, emergency fire system and in house power generator. ... more   less 
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