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
Our week-long stay at the Gran Hotel could not have been better! This beautiful building is right on the Zocalo and immerses guests in the heart of the Historic Center. From our room we could see the Cathedral and the National Palace, and could watch the nation's flag being raised and lowered each day. The Terrace restaurant has a very good Sunday buffet and a wonderful view of the city lit up at night. The concierge arranged tours for us that took us to many of the important tourist destinations. The hotel staff was courteous, efficient, and helpful. Special thanks to Gabriela, Jose Luis, and Manuel for a great stay!
You can stop searching. Beautiful hotel, perfect location, outstanding service, incredible value. Ask for Ariel's salsa. Thanks to Jorge, Jose, Cintya, Salvador, and Jaime. My wife and I went for a long weekend and we'll be back.
Our family stayed for four nights at this hotel with a beautiful lobby and magnificent tiffany glass ceiling. Kudos to the staff, especially Cynthia, Manuel and Javier. What a good welcome for our first time in Mexico City. We loved our room with a partial view (Rm. 206). We even got to watch the flag raising and lowering at the Zocalo right from our room. We had a wonderful anniversary dinner at the Terraza and came back for drinks another afternoon. Thank you Gran Hotel for making our stay in beautiful CDMX extra special.
We were here for a week while visiting the city and we were really impressed. The staff went out of their way to make us comfortable. On our arrival, they had chocolates on a plate waiting for us. How did they know I was a chocolate addict? The rooms were very comfortable and the hotel is centrally located. The price was good and the rooms were great.
As good as all that was, the real treasure was the staff. Cynthia, Enrique, Jaime and Manuel were outstanding. From helping me clean up a drink I spilled in my room to making excellent dining recommendations, these folks were always there to help. I would go back with no reservation. Actually, I would first make a reservation then go back.
We had an amazing evening in the bar, Monse gave us great ideas to select drinks and her service was outstanding! I highly recommend the place, prices are afordable, the weather in may is awesome and the light on the buildings makes a beautiful scene at night.