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- 98%History Buffs
- 51%Budget Travelers
- 50%Family Travelers
Member Reviews (3)
- Hotel IsabelFirst to ReviewOct 23, 2013
Wonderful old-fashioned hotel in a great location right in the centro historico. Our room seemed a little grim when we arrived at 3am, and switched on the fluorescent overhead light (waaay up near the high, high ceiling), but when we woke up the next morning, it all felt like home. Good firm beds for a cheap place, and excellent housekeeping. Also, the cantina in the lobby is very nice.
- Hotel IsabelJan 24, 2013
About four blocks from the zocalo, Hotel Isabel is more like a hostel than a hotel, with very basic rooms and unappealing shared bathrooms. I saw a three-bed dorm, as well as a private bedroom with its own bathroom. Each had a small desk, chair, small wardrobe, safe, phone, cable TV and small nightstands. The elevator seems old and creaky – it’s very slow and lurches when it stops. The terrace has some plants, but no seating. On the plus side, the hotel has a restaurant that offers special meal deals to guests and room service. It also has a cute lobby that was decorated with Christmas decorations in January and that had three computers for guests to use – except that all were out of service. This is an economical choice near the zocalo, but I wouldn’t recommend it if you’re planning to spend much time in your room.
- Hotel IsabelJan 11, 2013
It helps if you think of the Hotel Isabel as a hostel, because it doesn't quite cut the mustard as a hotel, in my opinion. But, if you consider it a hostel, it's a cheap, clean place to stay in the heart of Mexico City. Some rooms have private bathrooms, but several do not, so make sure you ask when you book. The place feels a little shabby, but that's an occupational hazard for older hotels in the city's historical center. Although it may have the slowest elevator on the planet, the Hotel Isabel does come through with several other amenities: wireless internet throughout the building, phones, TVs, safes and desks in the rooms. The hotel also has a restaurant connected to the lobby with several prix fixe lunches per day. It's easy to write off this hotel when comparing it to its more expensive brethren near the center, but it's a solid place to base your Mexico City adventures.Recommended for:History Buffs