Mexico City Hotels
Replies: 13 - Last Post: Mar 21, 2013 1:00 PM Last Post By: RGM
Mar 13, 2013 9:36 AM
Mar 13, 2013 9:51 AM
1This thread mentions a lot of the old favorites.
I think you're talking about the "Hotel Isabel." Isabel la Católica is a street near the hotel (although the hotel is actually on Cinco de Mayo).
It's a popular budget option. I haven't stayed there in years.
It might interest some that a novel has been written (in Spanish) that is set in the Hotel Isabel. It's called "Hotel DF," by Guillermo Fadanelli.
I like the Hotel Montecarlo (very nearby) better, but others differ.
There used to be an old, but still useful thread about this subject. But I can't find it since all the strange stuff happened on this forum.
Mar 13, 2013 11:22 AM
2Stayed in Hotel isabel in Feb--paid $35 US for a double. Very convenient Hotel and friendly staff. The Bar downstairs has local guys drinking and singing every evening--appears to be a local hangout for neighbors..
Have stayed in Hotel Cateral before and it costs twice as much as Isobel. There is a Hostel next door to Isobel and people staying there talked highly of it.
We walked all over Mexico City within 5 miles of the hotel --took Metro for other places.
The travel agency in the hotel has higher prices than agencies near the Zocolo--guy at travel agency never heard of the butterflies. If you have time, it's an easy day trip for $35.
Mar 13, 2013 11:42 AM
It's definitely on Calle Isabel La Católica. Maps
Mar 13, 2013 11:45 AM
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Mar 13, 2013 8:05 PM
I stayed there in Dec 2010 as well as March 2012. I like the location. Make sure you get a room that faces out onto the street so you can get some air and better light. I totally agree that the beds are hard, hard, hard. I am a side sleeper so that might worse. I was talking with a Canadian last year, who told me spent a month there and asked one of the maids some type of bed cushion or mattress and slipped her some pesos. She said it really helped. Just a thought. I like the really big rooms too!
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Mar 14, 2013 6:34 AM
10My husband, our daughter and I stayed at Hotel Isabel in 2010. Our room had 3 beds and was huge. Dimly lit but clean. It had a working safe, a balcony overlooking the street, a pitcher and glasses to get water from a water cooler in the hall. I didn't find the beds to be harder than any other hotel in Mexico--- which means they are hard! The location is great if you want to be in el centro. The price is right, the staff is helpful. We would stay there again.
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