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“Great, great value, modern and comfortable” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holiday Inn Mexico City - Plaza Universidad

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Holiday Inn Mexico City - Plaza Universidad
Ranked #77 of 305 Hotels in Mexico City
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38 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great, great value, modern and comfortable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2010

Very modern, very clean and short taxi ride to most locations. The most important thing going for this hotel however, is value. $74 for a nice modern hotel in a good location is truly a very good deal. Rooms are shockingly modern and roomy.

If you are here on business and looking for a modern and comfortable hotel in a good location, this place is a slam dunk, unless you have most of your business on the north side. Free reasonably fast internet access seals the deal. I did not eat at the restaurant

If you are a tourist and are price conscious, this is also a slam dunk. The area is safe but certainly nothing special for tourists, but it is close enough to tourist spots to take a short taxi ride. If you want to be able to walk to fine dining and shopping and museums and such, look elsewhere. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego, California
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204 reviews
181 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2010

I just finished a 15 day stay at this hotel!
The Holiday Inn Plaza Universidad is probably the nicest Holiday Inn I have ever stayed in. I am a platinum member of HI and got upgraded. The room was superb, very well furnished and decorated and comfortable in every respect. It was clean as a whistle. Amenities were good and the daily cleaning was thorough beyond anything I’ve seen at other Holiday Inns.
The staff is polite, well trained and always running to help in any way they can.
The food in the restaurant is very good, the service excellent and the prices reasonable.
Every inch of the hotel is spotless. This property is a class act and the price quite reasonable. I log about 6 months in hotels every year of which atleast 100 nights a year are in Holiday Inns. This hotel is #1. It is a superior hotel which is just head and shoulders about the rest.
As a businessman, I am dependent on a reliable internet connection. The wireless internet connection was flawless-worked like a charm.
Only one negative thing I can point out…..there is a disco or bar across the street and the music is very loud and can disturb people who are sensitive to noise. Fortunately, that is not my problem….but it could be an annoyance to others.
I give this property 5 stars and will stay here again when back in Mexico City.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ILoveIsrl
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burlington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2010

I recently spent two weeks at the Holiday Inn Universidad and found the rooms and staff to be good. The food from room service and in the restaurant can only be described as excellent, for Mexico. The beds were comfortable as well.
On the down side, there was a very persistent odour of sewage in the hallways and more specifically in the room. With the air conditioning running at full, the smell would disappate within an hour or two. This was a system that required a card to run the electricity and they would not let you leave a card in the card reader during the day if you were out. The house keeping staff managed to miss things like coffee and bottled water.
I would probably stay somewhere else if there was another hotel nearby.

Stayed March 2010, travelled on business
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Saverne
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2010

I used to stay often in the Royal Plaza for business years ago and I liked it. Since it has changed to a Holiday Inn, it is much better even. Completely renovated, good design, big rooms, gorgeous breakfast and dinner buffet. Service in the restaurant was very good; I only had some critics towards the bell boys who hang around and are not always very helpful. Given the lack of hotels in the south of Mexico City, for me there is no alternative to this hotel if you look for a nice place to stay. The area around the hotel is not particularly nice but you are in walking distance of a shopping center (200 m) and of a movie theater (500m) and it takes 2 minutes by taxi to get to the center of Coyoacan.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ElsasservonZawere
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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71 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2009

i loved what happened to the Holiday Inn Plaza Universidad with their brand adquisition, what a renovation! wow it does not even let you recognize or remember the hotel it was before!

unfortunatelly their staff is not well trained, and basically in the F&B area service is lousy, very lousy, no standards, it took 45 min to get a plate of french toast that had a strong onion taste, the manager was around and he managed well to skip talking to me, even when i asked to talk to him.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Giesemann
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Mexico City - Plaza Universidad

Property: Holiday Inn Mexico City - Plaza Universidad
Address: Parroquia 1056 | Col. Santa Cruz Atoyac, Mexico City 03310, Mexico
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Region: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Mexico City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#46 Business Hotel in Mexico City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday Inn Mexico City - Plaza Universidad 3.5*
Number of rooms: 148
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holiday Inn Plaza Universidad is located in the southern area of Mexico City, where you can enjoy space and comfort, 18 kilometers from the Benito Juarez International Airport and 5 kilometers from World Trade Center (WTC). ... more   less 
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