The only reason why I chose Hotel Diligencias was its location and unavailability of other hotels (I made a booking a couple of hours before my arrival on the same day). It's located two blocks away from the Palacio de bellas artes so the location is fine.
The hotel itself is pretty old and run-down, the reception desks looks like what I guess was fine 50 yrs ago, there is no lobby either. It's really a budget place you would expect, just a bit worse. Unlike other places in D.F., the prices on the internet are higher than the ones listed (I payed approx 15% more than the listed price). My room was really tiny and it was a "King Room". Now, I have seen pretty small rooms in Japan but the one in Hotel Diligencias could easily compete with those, there's just no way you can open your suitcase properly without rearranging some 'furniture'. Apparently they don't show much respect for the kings around there. Other than that, the room looked OK, sufficiently clean and tidy. The bathroom was just ugly. Ugly, tiny and outdated (the 'windows' were disgustingly ugly). The shower was OK. The smaller of the two towels didn't look clean.
All in all, I stayed in the room for 2 hours in total (I had to catch my flight early in the morning) and it did the job alright. I knew it wouldn't be any good so I wasn't that disappointed. I could have gotten a much better hotel for the same money (further to the west) or for just a little more but closer to Zocalo (e.g. Ritz Tulip Inn where I stayed many yrs ago).
To conclude, it's an OK hotel if you don't have any other place to go. I would never stay there again and while I don't advise against it, I don't recommend it either.
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- Also Known As:
- Diligencias Hotel Mexico City
- Hotel Diligencias Mexico City