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
We (26M/26F) just returned from CDMX and spent 3 nights at Gran Hotel. The staff (Jose Luis, Mariana, Jorge, Enrique, and Grisel, the housekeeper) provided excellent service, including a welcome glass of sparkling wine, a plate of small dessert bites once we got to our room, and Mexican candy upon check out. The Tiffany glass ceiling is amazing and we couldn't resist but look up and take pictures every time we went in and out.
We were greeted with a glass of champagne upon arrival, and the service only got better after that! Friendly, helpful, ideally located, beautiful, comfortable ... it was just one of the best hotel stays I've ever had. And the price could not be touched by other places. Gabriela, Manuel, Enrique, Jorge and Salvador provided exceptional service throughout our stay. The breakfast buffet was also delicious and bountiful. The hotel is a luxury hotel, but the price to stay is very reasonable.
We just came back from Mexico City, and stayed 4 nights at the Gran Hotel.
This hotel has the most gorgeous lobby, with its huge Tiffany glass ceiling, wonderful old cage elevators, Art Nouveau everywhere, Canaries in huge guilted cages, and a stunning view over the Zócalo Square with its enormous Cathedral and Palacio Nacional. The hotel was also featured during the opening scene of the Bond film, Spectre.
The architecture is glorious and is a great example of the fantastic gems Mexico City has to offer.
It was my birthday and the room was decorated with balloons and cakes and cards. So sweet!!!!!! Our room was great, with two French balconies and a fabulous view over the -at times very noisy- and entertaining Zocalo. This area of Mexico City has a LOT to offer both visually and historically, and perfectly safe to walk around.
Very friendly and caring staff, from the front desk, to maids and doormen. All lovely and super helpful!!!!!
We only had breakfast at the hotel once, not included. We didn’t take advantage of our free welcome drinks at the top terrace , since our room had just as good a view (and we ran out of time).
The only thing I have to point out is that the hotel feels huge when you enter and the lobby is all marble grandeur and 60 foot ceilings.......and therefore the hotel feels very empty and a bit soulless. The space is NOT cosy, but feels cold and void of people, almost like you are the only ones there. That was something we didn’t love.
This place is not only beautiful but it’s also got a great terraza for drinks and food - the waiters are wonderful and attentive. Manuel Flores y María Candelaria were super nice. Would definitely recommend for a visit!
This a beautiful property with a stunning indoor dome of Tiffany glass. The rooms are comfortable with modern bathrooms and amenities. The 4th floor Terrace restaurant serves delicious food with a view of the Zocolo. The location is perfect for any sites in the Centro Historico. Best of all is the lovely staff. Gabriela, Jose Luis, Enrique and Jorge were perfect hosts. I can't imagine staying anywhere else.