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Hotel San Diego

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

visited on 7/5/2017, worn out sheets with holes, found dirt between the sheets and what it appears to be a band aid. Requested 2 extra towels at the service desk (by the way, he did not even acknowledge me and went on with his work) and the guy wanted me to pay $100 pesos. Asked to speak to the Manager, the service desk guy was bothered by my request. Manager was worst than the service desk guy. Manager said that he was out of towels and that I was not the only one in the hotel and for the price I paid, I couldn't get extra towels. Manager ignored my request and told me to leave to my room that they would try to find an extra towel. I ended up getting 1 extra towel at no charge by one of their maids. God forbids asking them to change my sheets. We were on the first floor with windows facing the street, you could hear the cars passing by and the people walking by. Restaurant food is good. Location is excellent.

The hotel is not modern but it has charm, style, and above all it is welcoming. They arranged for a cab with the same driver to take us to the different tour bus pickup points for the entire week at about 1/3 of the regular fare. I went on line to verify this. The in house restaurant served breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The food was for any meal nothing less than excellent. The western (read that American) selections were few but they were willing to try new things if you asked them. Room service was fast and very friendly. Rooms were comfortable with huge king size beds. The hotel is within walking distance of the Old Royal Post office, the huge central museum, parks, central library, a huge market where you can bargain for just about anything and let,s not forget Mexico City,s own China Town. Not your usual tourist hotel. There was only one other English speaking couple in the hotel from New Zealand and we only met them in passing in the lobby one day.

I was very pleased with my room at this hotel, with a comfortable king-sized bed. The mattress was very comfortable, supportive yet also soft. However the pillows could use replacing imho. The lights/tv and a/c are all controlled by leaving your room key in a little 'key insert' near the front door. If you don't leave your key there while in the room, the lights and other items will turn themselves off. I guess this is a smart way to control electricity usage. The location is just a block and a half away from a wonderful panaderia with very reasonable prices; 2 blocks from a bank & ATMS (BBVA Bancomer), and a large Metro station (Balderas) for ease of getting around the city. Also an OxxO is just a half-block away if you need anything at all hours of the day or night. I felt quite safe wherever I ventured in the area at all hours; granted I was not out and about in the wee hours of the morning, but never an issue in the least. A few good taquerias to the East but I would recommend avoiding the Taco Carts in the park above the Balderas Metro station that DO NOT have running water. Some actually tap into the faucets available and are probably fine; but I would avoid those that do not.

Have stayed in this hotel every time I have been to D.F. Good location and very cheap for the quality that is being offered. Sadly most of the staff doesn't speak anything but spanish, but still tries it's best to help. Very clean rooms and daily room cleaning. You get one free bottle of water every day. The restaurant isn't the best there is, but it is definitely more than good enough to get a quick dinner and also at a very good price. Rooms do have a decent size and the beds are really large. I must say that I was sad when I heard that I couldn't get a room for my next trip.

Hotel is located not that far from the Opera House and in walking distance from Garibaldi Square - approx. 20-25 min. It is a 3 star property and better don't expect too much. The rooms aren't very big and spacious, but there is enough place to store luggage and walk around without problems. Beds confirtable, although the pillows very high and stone-hard. If you're not used to sleep with head held high - better take your own pillow. Bathroom quite new, with small basin, toilet and shower. Highly possible that the water from the shower will cover the floor of whole bathroom. No aircondition - it was very hot and dry in the room even in March (colder season). Winow opening means a lot of noise. Very small lift - max 3 persons with suitcases. Hotel restaurant, what a surprise, was closed on Sunday! They charged for room with breakfast, gave the breakfast vouchers, but closed the door on Sunday morning (last Sunday before Easter). Rather strange that hotel restaurant is open everyday from 8 am. Isn't it too late for a hotel? In general - not that bad if you only return to the hotel at night. Rather for short stays only.

This is a small hotel in the central historic area of Mexico City. It is a short walk to metro stops, as well as to the Mercado San Juan. Overall, the hotel feels safe. The rooms are clean with bed mattresses that are quite firm. The pillows are a bit bulky which took some getting used to. The front desk people are rather matter-of-fact. They are behind a big glass window which makes you feel like you are not in a place that is very safe, else why go to all that precaution? We didn't get a chance to eat at their on-site restaurant, but there was almost always nobody in there.

This is a affordable hotel in the center of Mexico City. It is a 10 minute walk to the historic center and the Metro is around the corner. The people where nice at the hotel and they made a good deal. The food and roomservice is also very good. It is better than expected when i saw the prices. A very good middle class hotel. I stayed on the third floor and had a room looking in the 'garden. I saw they also had room that wheren't so nice and the ones in the fron could be noisy. So yu must say you want a room on the 2-4th floor looking in the 'garden''. It isn'r realy a garden but a sort of courtyard.

We were there back in July 2012. First impression was "Where am I?" Staff were really friendly to direct us to where the action was. The room was small, with bed, TV and shower. They don't have an A/C. Basically you window is your best option but in July is rainy season so every morning the ceiling was for of MOSQUITOS! It was terrifying but some how in the 5 days we were there they never bit us... Is still surprising there was not a screen. Just because of this I wouldn't go back. The location was perfect. In walking distance to EVERYTHING. We never ate at the hotel we usually like to try the little restaurants. A block away towards Bella Rates there is an AMAZING panaderia (bakery) with pan de Nata and I was SO good! Just follow you nose and try it. Around the hotel we always felt safe walking late.

Wifi dont work on room i dont knaw about restrant i dont eat mexicain food all other big marketing are near k.b Mc PZH star B wings an dits save place noix bête en room are toi much good stuf a littel and english room are clean bathroom clean and mexico are verry beutifull. Price 1king bad 33 usd 10 may 2015

This place is a good option. It's clean and they try to be green. The rooms are not so big but work for us. The restorant is not the best, if you can go out well try it but if not then be pacient because the place is super slow. The Internet DOES NOT work at all and was huge for us because I had to work a couple of hours. Besides that it's a nice place to be...

Luis Moya # 98 Mexico City DF

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Torre Latinoamericana and Palacio de Bellas Artes
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Hotel San Diego places you in Downtown Mexico City, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Torre Latinoamericana and Palacio de Bellas Artes. This 86-room hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. Centrally located in Cuauhtemoc, the hotel is also a short walk from Alameda Central and Teatro Diego Rivera.


Dining

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start your day off with continental breakfast, available for a fee.


Rooms

All 86 rooms feature free local calls. Guests can enjoy cable TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Free toiletries are also available.


Property features

Guests of Hotel San Diego enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and an arcade/game room. There's free parking, and a shuttle from the hotel to the airport (available 24 hours) for MXN 200 per vehicle. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include express check-in, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

72% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 120 reviews