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“Very good hotel for shopping and sightseeing in city centre”
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Hotel Azores
Ranked #191 of 312 Hotels in Mexico City
Reviewed 9 June 2010

Historical sites and thousands of little stores are located a few steps from the hotel.
The rooms are tiny but comfortable and the most important: safety box to keep a laptop

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 March 2010

I've stayed here twice. The hotel is only about two blocks from the Zocalo, so you can easily get to a number of downtown attractions (Zocalo area, Bellas Artes, the Alameda, etc) and the subway. The rooms are clean and have TVs, a closet, and a programmable safe. The hotel restaurant is also decent and pretty inexpensive.

There are only two minor downsides to this hotel: a) in the morning it gets kind of noisy, as lots of families with children seem to stay here, and b) after about 9pm the area around the hotel clears out and can get a bit sketchy (though the Zocalo is often still full of people), so I wouldn't recommend wandering back to the hotel too late, at least not with any valuables on hand.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 February 2010

If you're interested in visiting the historical center, the location couldn't be better. There are lots of police officers in the area so you can walk 2 blocks to the Zocalo at night, no proble. The stores and most restaurants close before dinner time, so your options for dining in the area are limited. The hotel restaurant ("Los Portales" I think is the name) is excellent, very cheap, and open every night. I strongly recommend it, even if you're not staying at the hotel.
As for the hotel itself, it looks modern on the outside, the paint, the lobby, the magnetic card keys. But the rooms inside are a bit old-fashioned, small, and a little dark. Cable TV has very few channels and the bathroom is tiny, with the shower flooding the whole place, so if you take a shower in the afternoon, the place gets completely wet and dangerous to use. If at least they provided a mop or squeegy to wipe it off... The windows overlook the center of the building, so in addition to no view it can be pretty noisy from other rooms at night. There are other noises, from a power generator or some other machine all night long. Awful. We changed rooms twice as the room safe was removed from the wall, so even if you could lock it, anyone could walk away with the box and your valuables within. The third one was approprietly stuck to the wall, as it should be. The staff is very polite and responded favorably to our room safe complaint. That's a good point. They also have a room to store your baggage after check-out, in case you have a late flight. If your trip entails being away most of the day and get to the hotel to dine and sleep, then it's a good option for the rate (around US$ 30 for 2 pax a night). I'd recommend it.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 January 2010

This hotel has a very good location. Literally 30 seconds from the Zocalo. It's clean, modern and well runned but the rooms are around a central courtyard that brings all the noise from the hall to the rooms upstairs. We were at the fourth floor but we could hear noise, shoutings and laughings from the hall. Also there is some noise from the roof where some engine (probably fans for the airconditioning) are always on.
The room was very clean and each room comes with a security box (very helpful!!). The service was fine, no complains. Apparently the hot water is discontinuous, morning and late evening. But it's not a problem if you are a tourist all day visiting the city and coming back late.
About the staff, only one person was able to speak very good english, the others speaking only spanish. We do not reccomand the restaurant, both for breakfast and meals. You can find good other places around Mexico City.
In the end we reccomend this hotel to young people that want a cheap but clean hotel for few nights.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 April 2008

we arrived at 9pm and despite having a reservation we had to wait 30 mins as they cleaned our room. Well cleaned is debatable! The room was tiny just enough room for a double bed. To wash you almost has to sit on the toilet. The place was noisy and reminded me of kings cross station. To top it all it was expensive. The next day we checked out and went to hotel Washington, a much better option.

Stayed: February 2008
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Reviewed 11 September 2007

My husband and I arrived in Mexico City in late August, and wanted a cheap but clean and comfortable place to stay for a few days before moving on to the Yucatan. We were going to stayed in the Hostel Catedral (of Hostelling International) which is just at the edge of the Zocalo (the main square) but they didn't have a private room available, so my husband strolled down a couple of blocks and stumbled across Hotel Azores. It looks very classy as you walk in; marble floors and walls, a little restaurant, nice reception area, and we were convinced that it would be out of our price-range (as the staff at the hostel had assured us there were no cheap hotels nearby). It turned out that it only cost $29 a night (10 dollars cheaper than a private room at the hostel) and it also had it's own private bathroom.

The room and bathroom themselves were quite small, and the TV only showed the local channels, but we weren't there to watch TV anyway! It was clean and comfortable, and although there was no fan or air-conditioning, we really didn't find them necessary anyway, as the room remained at quite a comfortable temperature. There aren't really windows as such, just a large frosted window across one side of the room to allow in some light, and anyway outside there is only a view of the hotel's courtyard. The room could get a little stuffy at times, but just leave the door open for a little bit each time you go in and it's fine.

The location is excellent, right in the centre of town with easy access to the metro and taxis all around (but get the hotel to order you a taxi, for security reasons).

The staff were friendly, and helped us when we needed it. They were rather relaxed when we checked in and we had to wait about 20 minutes while they prepared the room, but given that we'd just turned up without booking, this was probably to be expected.

The restaurant downstairs serves nice food, a variety, and is reasonably priced. The waiters are friendly too.

If you're on a budget, I'd recommend this hotel anytime, as it's more comfortable and cheaper than staying in a hostel if you're a couple.

  • Stayed: August 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 April 2007

The location of the Hotel Azores is great. It is just a short walk from the Zocalo and close to the Allende metro station (as well as the Zocalo metro station). We were able to walk to everything that we wanted to see in the historic district. We stayed in a King bed room and later in a double. Both rooms were fairly small. They were a little bit stuffy but one had a ceiling fan and the other a window to the street so the temperature was fine. The rooms are nothing spectacular but it is a good budget choice (we paid about $26.00 for the double and about 30 for the king). We felt the room was clean and fairly comfortable (but small). We felt safe. THe lobby and common areas are pleasant enough. The staff was fine (not overly friendly but nor were they rude)--We spoke Spanish but there seemed to be non-Spanish speaking guests who had no problems. THere is a clean, inexpensive restaurant in the lobby--we did not eat there but it would be a convenient option.

  • Stayed: April 2007
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Address: Republica de Brasil 25, Mexico City 00601, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Mexico City > Centro Historico
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #191 of 312 Hotels in Mexico City
Price Range: £23 - £35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Azores 3*
Number of rooms: 65
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