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Hotel Isabel
Ranked #169 of 312 Hotels in Mexico City
Reviewed 21 March 2011

This hotel is very helpfull and clean, the location is great and there is a nice roof terrace were you can hangout in the sun.
When we returned on the way back to mexico city we could leave our backpacks here for free in the luggage room during the day, which was very nice.
You can pick a room with or with shared bedroom so for every one's budet there is something.Downstairs is a restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner which is nice and close..
There is free wifi also.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 September 2010

I spent two weeks in Mexico on business, four nights at this Hotel. Hotel Isabel was recommended, by a friend who had stayed here previously, as a base for exploring the Historic Centre.

It is situated a couple of blocks from the Zocalo and very convenient for the whole of the historic centre.

My room was very large with an en-suite. There was a safe large enough for my laptop and valuables and I had a view looking down the street which was good to get my bearings. The decor is dated with sickly peach furnishings and bedding plus some clashing patterns to add to the effect, but the room was clean and the bed comfortable. Service was friendly, there was free wifi, free water and perfectly located for everything I wanted to do in the area. Plus it was very cheap.

I didn't try the restaurant as I quickly discovered Cafe El Popular nearby which was great for breakfast or a coffee and snack.

As a solo, female traveller, who was going to be going out and about, the hotel was fine, as was Mexico City on the whole. I didn't go out alone after about 9-10pm when the streets were much quieter but otherwise I felt safe enough to travel on the metro and local transport.

If you are looking for budget accommodation in the Historic Centre this is most definitely a good bet.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled on business
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5  Thank Littlemisswright
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Reviewed 24 September 2010

Its an old hotel but our stayment was very pleasant, the staff was good, the internet is fast, and if you eat at the restaurant its cheapest and very great, at the bar you can drink tequila mmmm....

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Kikagy
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Reviewed 17 August 2010

Very well ¡¡¡¡
Is the second time that I was hosted at the hotel Isabel
and the truth I am happy,
They have improved enough, find better service,
Wi-Fi in the rooms, very spacious rooms, very friendly staff, very nice outside building because you arrangement recently, have improved!
The restaurant and bar with more varieties news and very good prices
If you travel to the city of México
hotel Isabel is very good option

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank maicolOurense
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Reviewed 23 February 2010

My husband and i travel on a low price budget. Granted, we are now middle-aged and accommodations that suited us in our youth do not always appeal to us. Hotel Isabel is definitely inexpensive but it is also dark, dreary,and dingy with an unhelpful staff. Our reservation was not available even though I had confirmed it twice. There was no apology or explanation. They put us in a very small room on the top floor, with a shared bathroom and a view of the corrugated roof covering. We often use this type of room but the bathroom at Hotel Isabel was not clean. The bar and restaurant reeked of desperateness. The safe and remote control did not work. We left the next day and found a hotel down the street (even closer to the Zocalo) for $20 more. If money is your prime consideration this hotel is fine but if you can spend a bit more there are lots of better places.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank judymc1
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Reviewed 22 September 2009

Within easy walking distance of all the sights in the historic centre and well-connected to the rest of the city, Hotel Isabel is a great bargain. Thin sheets, hard mattress and lumpy pillows, but huge, very clean rooms around bright courtyards with plenty of character. Helpful staff - room service is not on offer, but a disabled guest in the room next door had no difficulty arranging this. Good restaurant downstairs with friendly serrvice and plenty of breakfast options as well as lunch and dinner; internet access (not sure if it was free); a very helpful travel desk for arranging tours and onward tickets; good security. All this for about £12 per night. Hard to beat!

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 August 2009

The place is definitely a good deal. We booked it online, went there and got a big room with very high ceilings. Rooms are clean, staff is friendly but not very good with English. The place is very close to the historical center of the city and seemed reasonably safe.

Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Isabel

Address: Calle Isabel La Catolica 63, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Mexico City > Centro Historico
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #169 of 312 Hotels in Mexico City
Price Range: £14 - £43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Isabel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel in the Historic Center of Mexico City quite a few steps from the Zocalo, with elevators, Internet, all services. ... more   less 
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