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Brooklyn , N.Y.
Reviewed 10 January 2009

I very much enjoyed my stay at Hotel Principal. Yes, it is noisy , but as a native New Yorker and budget-conscious traveller , I am used to that . At $25 a night for a single room with a private bathroom, T.V. , 24/7 service, and a charming , accommodating staff , it is definitely a step above your...

1Thank WolfieBrooklyn_N_Y_
McKinney, Texas
Reviewed 31 October 2008

I have stayed in this hotel many times over the years and while it was never a great place it has been good enough due mainly to its location and the price. This time it was next to impossible. Firstly, I called a month or so in advance and requested a specific room or one exactly like it. I was...

1Thank IHateNoice
Macon, Georgia
Reviewed 5 June 2008

I chose this hotel based on its location, cost, and positive reviews. My stay was four nights over May 29 - June 2, 2008. I made my reservation through the hotel website (www.hotelprincipal.com.mx), and the staff were kind enough to tell me that the airport taxi would cost $127. I was given a room with two beds, but only charged...

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Reviewed 26 May 2008

I stayed in this hotel May 22nd for 4 nights. If you want no sleep and your room to smell of sewerage then this is the place for you. The smell is either in the air or the drains - it was hard to locate but it really was unpleasant. The positives are location and the room is very clean....

1Thank leejason
Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 9 April 2008

Hotel Principal is very well located and a very good place to stay for a low price. When I was there it cost $26 per night. It is in a nice old Spanish style building with very high ceilings and the staff is very friendly and helpful. Rooms are cleaned daily and some have a nice view of the street....

1Thank jlouder
Reviewed 22 July 2007

I stayed for a week at Hotel Principal and was quite pleased. The rooms (though basic) were clean and serviced daily. The staff was extremely helpful, the price was excellent, and they provide free internet access in the lobby. Additionaly, the location is excellent--very quick walks to the Zocalo, Reforma, and several metro stations for anywhere else in the city....

3Thank traveler551
Grand Cayman
Reviewed 25 March 2007

I stayed two nights in this hotel. I was a woman traveling all by myself to Mexico to see Roger Waters. I've never been to Mexico before but I got to say this hotel was great. First thing is close to everything. Just in front of the hotel there is a little store open 24/7 where you can buy snacks,...

6Thank ichaves25
Reviewed 7 January 2006

The Principal is located in a great location, just blocks away from sights like the Zocalo, Palacio Municipal, Templo Mayor, Palacio de Bellas Artes and the Alameda park. Many restaurants, ranging from expensive to cheap, and shops (sporting, music, books, clothing, shoes, etc.)surround it.The Allende Metro station is a couple of minutes away. You cannot find a better location. The...

5Thank Mamrim
Redmond, Washington
Reviewed 15 June 2004

I have stayed in this hotel twenty times over the last five years. My stays have ranged from four nights to three weeks in length. I love this hotel-and especially Lupe who works as the third floor maid. I like this hotel because is has a great location, very close to the Allende and Bellas Artes metro stops. One of...

7Thank 2waylands
Reviewed 12 April 2004

My family stayed at the Hotel Principal for several days in 2002. We asked for one of the large L-shaped rooms facing the street. The room had 4 beds, so my kids each had their own. The downside was the terrific din from the street! There is at least one disco with all-night very loud music. At the time, there...

3Thank LRae

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Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.
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Address: Calle Bolivar 29 | Centro Histórico, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Mexico City > Centro Historico
Price Range: $14 - $51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Hotel Principal 1.5*
Number of rooms: 186
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“Cheap but Bad room”
 of 5 bubbles Thecatalanboss, 1 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The budget rooms do not have windows to the street, but do have windows that open to spacious ventilation shafts (ours had a huge potted plant in it) that extend upward to the open sky and provide a draft of fresh air and some diffuse natural light.”
 of 5 bubbles Islenia, 2 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Get a room on the first floor and avoid the elevator,”
 of 5 bubbles zaphod_es, 8 Jun 2014 | Read review
“DON'T choose the cheapest rooms with shared bathrooms ask to change the small 3x2 room to the bigger one, and the same price has bigger rooms with a desk and mirror Don't stay in the room close to the bathroom 4 floor is with the worse rooms”
 of 5 bubbles IvetaT_13, 29 Apr 2014 | Read review
“The gate to the hotel is a bit difficult to find. You may find it easier with the help of local people. In other words, ask them !”
 of 5 bubbles Tomoaki_Kirino, 27 Apr 2014 | Read review
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