So, yes, the hotel is just a few short blocks from Zocalo. And yes, our double room only cost $450 pesos. However, although our stay wasn't terrible, I wouldn't tell someone that I suggest they stay here if they are visiting.
For one, the man who checked us in was not polite. He kept answering the phone in the middle of check in, and he would take the call instead of putting it on hold. So that took much longer than expected.
The rooms themselves have very high ceilings and are decently clean. However, it looks like half of the room was decorated in 1875 and the other half in 1975. The bedding was so old I was kind of nervous sleeping in it. On top of that, the bed was also the single most uncomfortable bed I have ever slept on; it was hard as a rock.
We stayed in room 210, and of COURSE right outside is a bus stop that must run all night, because I was woken up in 20 minute intervals by the sound it on the street.
I will say that the restaurant attached to the hotel is wonderful! Our servers were excellent, and the food was even better. I suggest trying the sopes :)
Overall, could our stay have been worse? Oh yeah. We were only staying for one night, so we stuck it out. But if I head back to DF anytime soon I will be staying at a different hotel.
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- Also Known As:
- Isabel Hotel Mexico City
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