When I first read the reviews of the hotels in Mexico City I couldn't decide between Casa Gonzalez and Maria Cristina. I loved the great reviews of Maria Cristina but thought from some of the comments that is was too far away from everything. After staying there that I can now give you more information about this. It is only about a 5 minute walk to Reforma which is a large boulevard with mini buses running in each direction every 3 minutes or so. These buses cost about 30 cents to get on. You can pay the driver and they run from one end of the city to the other(from the Almeda which is a 20 minute walk to the Zocolo to Chapultepec Park which is where there are 3 major museums as well as other attractions). But the best part is that you can take the buses to the metro station Hildago and use the metro to go anywhere in the city. So don't worry about the location. It is far better than being near the Zocolo in my opinion. The Zocolo is very noisy an not very clean from what I saw. The Zona Rosa is also a short walk away from the Maria Cristina.
The cheaper rooms at this hotel are now about $75 a bit up from the rate quoted in several reviews. The rooms are adequate, clean, good water pressure, and the one I was in looked onto a beautiful garden and a bar belonging to the hotel.
The room was very quiet and comfortable. The lobby was large and there is a nice restaurant attached to the hotel. There is also internet service available.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Maria Cristina is located in the most important Financial Center in Mexico City, near the best entertainment places. Enjoy comfort and top service in one of our 150 guest rooms with internet service (WIFI)and convenient hotel amenities such as restaurant-bar, beauty salon, souvenir shop, a business center and function space for meetings or special events and the hotel has a beautiful garden. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Maria Cristina Mexico City
- Hotel Maria Cristina Mexico City