We are looking at staying in Queretaro for two nights towards the end of August. In looking through the available hotels in centro, they seem to be all over the scale. We lean towards the traditional Mexican style hotels in converted haciendas preferably with an open courtyard to relax and a decent sized room with a balcony or patio. Fancy amenities mean little since we are constantly on the go. In looking through the list of available hotels in centro, the Hotel Hidalgo caught my eye but negative comments about noise and hard beds did get my attention. Having stayed right on the zocalo in Puebla, we did learn about excessive noise and that hotel had beds we swore were made of marble chunks. Would enjoy any comments about the Hotel Hidalgo or recommendations on other options up to about $90USD/night.
As for restaurants, recommendations for good to great "walk to" restaurants in centro would be appreciated. We are receptive to all types of foods.