I don't think it would be possible to find another hotel of the same quality in this price range in Mexico City. I have stayed at hotels in Mexico City which costs two or three times as much but I keep returning to Hotel Del Principado. The only reason I ever stay at another hotel is if Hotel Del Principado if full and I can't get a reservation. I read through the reviews and find some people complaining about little things or demanding amenities one would only expect at a much more expensive hotel. I agree with a previoius poster. If you can't live without the chocolate on your pillow when you return at night don't stay at the Hotel Del Principado. If you want a hotel with a friendly, courteous, professional staff; very clean rooms and public areas; a good breakfast including in the already incredibly inexpensive room rate; extremely comfortable beds and sheets; plenty of hot water; great location; free wireless internet; free parking: free bottled spring water in each room on a daily basis; I would highly recomment Hotel Del Principado.
I stay in the hotel often and when I return I am greeted by the staff and many call me by name. I have never had a problem with a lost reservation nor a room that had a bad odor. Granted the property is not new and there might be a crack in a tile from time to time but these are not major problems and overall the property is in very good shape.
The hotel offers free internet which works very well as a rule. The room service menu is large and I have never ordered anything which I did not enjoy and the room service prices are good. If you leave the hotel and go to the left there is a 7/11 in the next block, on the corner and the hotel does not mind if you bring back milk or a beer. In front of the 7/11 in the next block is a taco stand which is open 24 hours daily and they have very good, cheap tacos. Next to the taco stand is a juice stand with fresh juices which are very good and fresh squeezed. Around the corner from the juice stand (about twenty feet away) is a stand which makes tortas, etc and the food there is very good and very inexpensive. There are two or three restaurants, good inexpensive traditional Mexican good, in the same block as the 7/11. There are two bakeries, coffee shops in the same block as the 7/11. There is a pharmacy on the corner near the hotel if you need anything. I buy calling cards there to use to make long distance calls to the US; about 300 minutes for $10 US. The hotel does not charge for local calls unless to a cell phone (very reasonable rates). All of the things I listed above are within a two minute walk from the hotel.
The hotel can get a taxi for you or they have their own driver who can take you where you need to go and is no more expensive than a Sitio taxi. There are also plenty of taxis on the streets in the area if you wish to use them. The Metrobus runs on Insurgentes which is only a five minute walk (in the same direction as the 7/11) and the Insurgentes metro stop is about a six to eight minute walk from the hotel. If you enjoy the nightlife in the Zona Rosa it is almost at the door of the hotel.
Lastly, on one visit mosquitos were a problem but the hotel took care of that right away. Most buildings in Mexico do not have screens on the windows so mosquitos can be a common problem. On my recent stay at the hotel mosquitos were no longer an issue as the hotel had installed a small device in each room which kept the mosquitos away. Also the hotel is installing screens on the windows so the mosquito issue is a thing of the past.
There is absolutely nothing negative to say about this hotel and I am looking forward to my next visit to Mexico City and Hotel Del Principado.
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