Gran Hotel Ciudad De Mexico
What We Love
- Historic features like the incredible Tiffany stained glass ceiling and ornate iron elevators
- The strolling-distance proximity to the city’s historic downtown
- Guest rooms are spacious by Mexico City standards
What To Know
- There’s no parking lot onsite
- Pets are not allowed
- There’s a fee of around $15 per person for breakfast
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
From the Fin de siècle illuminated Tiffany stained glass ceiling designed by French artisan Jacques Gruber to the Louis XV-style chandelier hanging in the entrance, this grande dame is pure Art Nouveau decadence. Travel in the turn-of-the-century iron cage elevators to one of 60 rooms bursting with old-school touches like striped wallpaper, ornately-carved headboards, and velvet-covered footstools. Not everything’s a time-warp though: there’s a well-equipped 24 hour gym and high speed WiFi. The 5th floor Terazza bar has commanding views over the Zocalo.
In the Area
Mexico City’s many historic treasures are msteps from the hotel door. Admire the Palacio Nacional de Bellas Artes opera house and cultural center, and nearby Alameda Park, an Art Deco masterpiece containing huge murals by Mexican masters like Diego Rivera. The Templo Mayor, the remains of a Great Temple that was once the center of the great Aztec City of Tenochtitlan offers an insta-primer on Aztec history. Or check out Palacio de los Condes de Miravall, an atmospheric 17th century converted mansion on cobblestone Isabel la Católica street that now houses several high-end restaurants and a host of cutting edge boutiques. Shop for Hermes-like silk printed scarves at homegrown Pineda Covelin, then nosh on Mexican traditional favorites like guacamole with fried grasshoppers or tikin xic fish from the Yucatan at Azul Historico.
How to Get There
My husband and I spent a week in November at this hotel. The room, the restaurants, the location, the service--all exceeded our expectations. Every night before dinner we could hear the street musicians and opera singers from our room. The breakfast was plentiful and very reasonably priced. The view of the Zocalo from the Terraza restaurant was extraordinary. The staff kept our room super clean and brought welcome treats to our room as well as complimentary dessert and wine on our last night there. We would definitely stay there again.
It is a wonderful hotel with top class service. They really take care the customer well. The hotel look old but has elegant decoration. Besides, it is very close to zocalo, national palace and Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral. Doormen Jamie is very friendly and helpful. This is hotel definitely worth to stay in Mexico City.
We were three families that stayed here recently. We all agreed that we loved our experience.
Rooms: We had a junior suite, and it was huge. The room is elegant, very clean and beautiful. The Ed’s have soft linens and are great to sleep on. The bathroom was massive and well lit. On the cons, the main bedroom was a bit dark, we wished they had brighter lights.
Ambiance: A beautiful hotel. The main lobby with the spectacular ceiling is exceptional. The old elevators and gold accents let you know you are in a luxurious setting. It is centrally located with lots of sites, restaurants and things to do within walking distance.
Service: Every person, from the front door to the cleaning staff are wonderful. They make you feel spoilt and got us everything we desired.
The only issue we ever had was with the concierge services. We booked well in advance (about 3 months) and I wanted to book tours and seats at Lucia Libre through the hotel. Here is what happened.
Lucia Libre was never booked. We were 11 people and booking on-line was not possible, could only book for 10, and the concierge told us to go there and buy tickets. We had to buy tickets off the street at 3 times the price.
The private tour to the pyramids/temples was a disaster. The tour guide was barely informed, rude and was more interested in getting back than showing us things. She decided the skip the temple of the feathered serpent completely, one of the most important site in all Mexico! It was expensive and a waste of time!
Food: We got the breakfast deal and it was well worth it. The breakfast was elaborate and delicious. Lots of options for everyone. N weekends they have an even more elaborate brunch that is superb. We also ate At Terrazzo, see separate review. Service at both restaurants was very good.
In conclusion, a beautiful hotel that is centrally located and has exceptional service. We would definitely stay here again.
Second stay here
It is a wonderful hotel
We had an early morning flight today
There was a tv commercial being rehearsed last night for today’s filming went on till at least 23 .00
Music louder than a disco
Every room affected
Lousy nights sleep
Come on hotel consider your guests
Otherwise it was perfect
This hotel has a charm you can’t buy or manufacture. From the moment we pulled up in the taxi we knew we were in for a treat. Doormen are very friendly. We were greeted with champagne at the front desk. The lobby is mesmerizing and you can spend a long time just looking at the stained glass ceiling and luxurious everything. Room service was tasty and fast. Staying near the Zocalo was a treat. We enjoyed the music of Street performers every afternoon.
Breakfast buffet is very good and very reasonably priced. Our room wasn’t overly big but had a nice balcony over Calle 16 de septiembre.
Overall loved loved loved it.
Doormen Jorge and Jaime were awesome and helpful. Housekeeper Guadalupe did an excellent job every day.