Hotel at the Juarez airport in DF?
Replies: 12 - Last Post: May 3, 2013 1:09 PM Last Post By: mclarjh
Apr 29, 2013 12:13 PM
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Apr 29, 2013 1:40 PM
3Another vote for staying a bit more centrally, keep in mind that if you leave your hotel around 5:30 or 6 you there will be very little traffic. If you check a map you can see that the airport is actually fairly close to the zocalo, 15-20 mins in the early morn.
If your plane from OAX gets in before midnight, might as well just grab a place the center. Otherwise, I know someone who stayed in the Courtyard Marriott which I think is connected to the airport. Could be the best option.
Apr 29, 2013 2:59 PM
4There are several pricy "upscale" hotels at or very near the airport, but for the last 3 years we have stayed overnight at the more affordable Hotel Aeropuerto... This January it was something like 550 or 600 pesos for 2 people. ( approx $50.00 ) I do not recall what it was for a single person...possibly approx. 450 pesos. There is a restuarant on the first floor. The rooms are clean. If you get a room overlooking the street and the runway you can watch all the trafic, plane takeoffs and monorail as you sip a beer or tequila...or... The windows are soundproof.
To get there, as you exit from terminal 1,facing the street, turn left and keep going to the very end of the terminal. You will then see a metro entrance. Just past that you turn left again and you are on Boulevard Puerto Aero. Walk a small distance and you will see a pedestrian bridge . Cross over this bridge and keep walking in the same direction, on the other side of this same boulevard. After a short distance, you will see the hotel on your right. The total walking time is approx 15 / 20 minutes. You can also stop on the bridge for some fotos. If you do not have a lot of heavy baggage the walk is not a problem.
If you want to go out for some street food or to pick up some snacks or beers ( 1/2 the price of the hotel restuarant ) , exit the hotel and turn right along the boulevard . Turn right on the the 1st street that has small stores, street food and homes.
We stay here when we need to make connecting flights the next day and do not have the energy nor desire to go into the Centro... you will find cheaper rooms there but dont forget to factor in the price of a cab there and back...probably at least $10. each way.
Apr 29, 2013 9:05 PM
5Over the years, I've stayed at maybe 12 of the hotels near the airport. My favorite is still the Ramada Aeropuerto Mexico. Rooms cost about 1000 pesos a night, but the service tops any of the others which I've stayed at, at all price points. Free shuttle with great drivers, top notch desk staff who speak different languages, room service food, quiet and safe, and 5 minutes from either terminal.
Apr 30, 2013 8:12 AM
Apr 30, 2013 6:32 PM
7We stated at the Hotel San Antonio about a 11/2 blocks off the Zocalo.The hotel called us a cab for a 4am pick-up.
The hotel was 280p and the cab was 120p plus we had a much more enjoyable location to be in.We have stayed at the Hotel Aueropuerto in the past and do prefer to stay in Centro the night before an early flight.
Apr 30, 2013 11:51 PM
8Another vote for Hotel Aeropuerto. Over the years, I've stayed there several times, without any problems. Its affordable, has reliable HOT water at all hours, comfortable beds, and a decent restaurant, although my last trip, I walked a couple blocks down the way and had a more upscale dinner at, I think, the Ramada. The closer you stay to the airport, the more sleep you'll get, and have less anxiety over traffic delays, even at your early hour. A taxi from the hotel to the airport is much easier than walking over the bridge, by the way.
May 1, 2013 9:30 AM
9Have you considered just taking the night bus in?
I find that by the time I can't sleep because of anxiety that I will sleep in, have to get up super early to get to the airport on time, do a minor un-pack and re-pack for an overnight, etc., that I prefer giving myself enough time to take the ADO to TAPO, then a quick taxi over to the airport.
Do check the proper taxi amount prior to doing this because I think that I was slightly overcharged last month, with the driver insisting that there was extra charges for night-time, and showed me the wrong zone. I arrived at TAPO at around 3am, so there was no taxi-stand open.
May 1, 2013 11:01 AM
10In Mexico City, there is an approved overnight surcharge - a higher rate - for taxi's. The higher rate might start before Midnight and continue to about 5/6 a.m.; I'm forgetting. I'm frequently confused by the zones the driver selects for the trips (on the meter). I know the range of fares for most places I travel to by taxi in the city, so I just go by that. Sometimes ... drivers don't turn-on the meter and if you don't notice it and you get to your destination, they quote a fare that's often too high and you've little option but to pay it ... unless you know about how much it should be. When that happens to me I pay what I think is fair and walk away from the taxi ... with driver shouting one obsenity or another at my back. It's been rare that it's happened, however (that type of cheating).
May 2, 2013 1:33 PM
11#9..." taking a nite bus in"... I asume this means taking a nite bus from wherever in Mexico to arrive in time to catch your flight out of the Juarez aeropuerto. I think you need to take into account that " sh.t happens".. so to speak. I have done this before several times ... on a nite bus from Puerto Escomdido to the Juarez Aeropuerto... but a couple of years ago I was on the ADO nite bus from Belize City to Cancun and the bus broke down just short of the Mexico boarder. The engine was leaking coolant.. I asume... as the driver went thru the bus asking people for bottles of water. Afterwards we drove for another 1/2 hour when the bus had to pull over again..We finally made it to a restuarant that was open and must have had a lot of water.. and we continued to Cancun with no further problems. I thingkwe must have lost at least two hours if not more due to these mechanical problems. I was not catcxhing a bus that morning... but.. I certqinly would have been very stressed if I was on the way to the airport that morning !
May 3, 2013 7:14 AM
12That reminds me of my trip returning from Sola de Vega to Oaxaca city last summer. I was waiting by the side of the road in the middle of the town for a colectivo van to stop and pick me up. But every van that came by was full, very surprising! Later on I figured out what was happening: an intercity bus from Puerto Escondido had been in an accident and was parked at the entrance to town, and all its former passengers were abandoning it and boarding the half-empty vans that arrived in town, so when they passed by me they were already full. But finally the driver of the bus, after covering most of his windshield with duct tape to hold it together, decided to continue on his journey. So I hopped aboard, paid my fare, and arrived in Oaxaca a few hours later, still in time for a leisurely breakfast before checking into my hotel.
To make this post more relevant to the subject at hand, the ADO first-class bus I was traveling in between Oaxaca and Mexico City lost its air conditioning this last January, but we soldiered on, and arrived on schedule.
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