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Hotel Maria Cristina
Ranked #104 of 312 Hotels in Mexico City
Reviewed 6 October 2006

totally agree..our experience was good. The Maria Cristina is a great hotel for the casual or the business traveler. This 'classic choice for budget travelers' It was a very individual hotel, with a classic lobby, uniformed staff. Nice breakfast at restuarant & friendly waiters. We had a deluxe double standard room overlooking the garden. Very clean and nice linens. Very quiet. AC, windows opened & fan. We are non-smokers, not sure if they have non smoking rooms, but didn't smell.
Had considered Camino Real, but after visiting by there, was glad we chose MC. Much more convient & nice Restuarants nearby.
Also local artists in nearby park on Sunday.

  • Stayed: September 2006, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank TravelerTN
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Reviewed 21 September 2006

Agree with most of what is written here re the Hotel Maria Cristina being a great value.

Beware, though: When I checked in, they tried to upgrade me to a nicer room without mentioning that it would be significantly more expensive. The way they phrased it, I could easily have thought it was a free upgrade. Fortunately I decided to ask.

Otherwise, great hotel for this price range.

Stayed: August 2006
7  Thank stmalone
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Reviewed 23 May 2006

This was a pleasent surprise:
I am normally visiting high range hotels; but in this case it was a recomendation from a friend.
His words were, clean, friendly, with similarities with high range hotels but with the extra of trnaquility and a nice garden and bar.

In my opinion he was not wrong.
In the middle between the zocalo and Polanco, and very close to zona rosa. What else can you ask for?

  • Stayed: May 2006
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11  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 16 April 2006

We were very impressed with the value of the Maria Cristina. It is centrally located, quiet, and clean. The restaurant is quite nice, with good Mexican fare and attentive service.

It is helpful for visitors to speak Spanish. If you are looking for luxury accommodations, this is not the place for you, but if you are looking for a nice, centrally located hotel at budget prices, you've come to the right place!

  • Stayed: August 2000
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Reviewed 4 April 2006

The Maria Cristina is a great hotel for the casual or the business traveler. On our recent trip to Mexico City I made the mistake of passing by this 'classic choice for budget travelers' and trying to go more upmarket. Unfortunately the Maria Cristina turned out to be a nicer hotel for more than half the price. It is a very individual hotel, but has a classic lobby, uniformed staff, and rooms which are made up to the standard of any large chain hotel. The bed and pillows were by far the fluffiest we had in Mexico. Don't do what I did and be put off by the price; it's just a great deal.

Also, their taxi service was a great way to get around and stay safe; it is just a few dollars more than the sito taxis and has knowledgable drivers who speak English.

  • Stayed: February 2006
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7  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 23 March 2006

Not as good as the pictures on its website. At least we had a dark room, just average. Quite far from Metro, but conveniently close to Av. Insurgentes where Metrobus, a reliable bus service, run along. There are convenience stores around, but most restaurants are some blocks away in uglier Zona Rosa. Helpful staff, there are weird shops beside the lobby and an expensive internet cab. There is also a restaurant who serves a good breakfast, not included.

  • Stayed: February 2006
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Reviewed 9 March 2006

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.

  • Stayed: March 2006
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17  Thank chachacheech
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Address: Calle Rio Lerma No. 31 | Colonia Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City 06500, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Mexico City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in Mexico City
Price Range: £29 - £57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Maria Cristina 3*
Number of rooms: 150
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 
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