"Lovely Boutique Hotel"
We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Mexico City staying at the Hotel Historico Central. The staff are very friendly, extremely helpful and spoke excellent English. The hotel is well appointed and very clean and well maintained. The rooms are comfortable and fairly spacious. Although the street noise never ends the bed was so comfortable that sleep was not overly affected. Included buffet breakfasts and free bottled water and fresh apples are a nice touch. Special appreciation to Isobel at the front desk for her personality and desire to assist.
"Right in the heart of all buzz"
As a solo traveler for the first time, I was quite tensed visiting Mexico City but this hotel made all the difference. It is centrally located from major attractions in the Zocalo area, waking distance to all major restaurants as well as the local/traditional favorites. This is quite close to the Palace of Fine Arts if you plan to watch the Ballet show. The front desk can be a tad slow but they are courteous. Room is quite posh, has a safe & a lovely feel to the decor. You can arrange few day trips from the concierge desk. They also allow you to store your luggage for free if you arrive early or plan to leave sight see after check-out. Just note that the hotel charges you for early arrival but I think its totally worth the fee. Oh & as if the restaurant options around weren't enough, there is a Starbucks right near the lobby where you can walk in jammies for an early morning cup o'joe.
"Booking cancelled, very unhappy"
We were booked for two nights over the Revolution Day holiday weekend. Four days before our booking was cancelled. We were offered a room at the sister hotel at the airport (hello! We wanted to be in the historic district). Other than that we were on our own in a city where very few rooms were left. Booking.com did offer to assist us find a room. We had to pay a lot more than budgeted and booking.com offered to refund half of the difference. The reason given for the cancellation was that two floors of the hotel were damaged. I would like to hear from anyone who stayed around that time if that was correct.
The location of the hotel was excellent. However, i found the bathtub/shower difficult to use because of the awkward position and depth to get in and out of the tub. Not good for elderly or those with mobility problems. Breakfast buffett was ok, nothing to write home about. Better to go out to any of the other restaurants, i.e. VIPS, Sanborns or Bisquets. Better food at lower prices. Bar was totally unsatisfactory, poor service, inept bartender, long wait for service. Go out of hotel for cocktails and dinner.
"Solid choice. Great Location"
The NH Mexico City Centro Historico is located one block away from Zocalo. It is walking distance of most of the Centro Historico attractions. It is far enough away from all of the noise. The rooms are of a pretty decent standard. The bed was a little bit too hard for my liking. The rooms are a decent size. The free breakfast is pretty standard chain hotel. Nothing too exciting, though enough food to keep you going for a good few hours. The free wifi is a bonus. It is not the fastest, though it works.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 1:00 PM