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Hotel San Francisco Centro Histórico

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I did not like the beds, The tv was not working properly. It was a bad decision to stay in that hotel.

Love the location.. Didnt have to use a taxi. Walk everywhere downtown MX city.

Close to everything but very outdated Beds were made daily but you should at least dust off any debris left on it. I would not stay at the his hotel again

The room was extremely dirty and no clean towels .

The Hotel is in a great location, close to downtown and has a great view of the city.

SF Hotel is the perfect place if you are a budget traveler looking for a place centrally located to the Alameda, Palacio de Bellas Artes, bus lines, and metro (Bellas Artes/Hidalgo/Juarez). The Centro Historico is only blocks away. The hotel room was clean--it had a desk, an old box tv, a closet, and night stands. In terms of amenities, there is no hairdryer, and there is free wifi (Cablevision) that works well enough to facetime or skype (video quality isn't GREAT, but it works). The bathroom was tiled floor to ceiling. There were only 2 outlet plugs (grounded) near the desk, 2 plugs in the bathroom (1 normal, 1 euro-shave), and the room is NOT air-conditioned (something to keep in mind). The windows open to give the room some air circulation; there are no fans either, but this was not a problem for June weather (58F-72F and rainy). The hotel also does not have its own water filtration system so the sink and shower water is NOT potable--it is best to purchase large bottles of water to use for brushing your teeth (luckily there are several "mini-supers" (convenience stores) nearby. I stayed in June and there were a wide variety of hotel guests--Mexican citizens/businessmen/tourists, American/Canadian tourists, and American charity organizations. The restaurant downstairs has very decent food for the price (90 pesos for a plate of grilled chicken, veggies, and rice)--this is compared to a similar plate down the street at Gino's (Italian--very delicious), which would go for 140 pesos. If you are a budget traveler that is not interested in all those extra amenities, I would highly recommend this location.

We had a nice one night stay here and got a room on the 14th floor with an amazing view of the Alameda and the Torre Latino America. For the price the place was a steal. The room was worn, but the bathroom seemed upgraded and new. No wifi upstairs but we did get it in the lobby.

The hotel is perfectly located along the Alameda, within walking distance of Mexico City's historic sites and popular shopping areas. MetroBus and Metro underground are within short walking distance. The room is simple, but clean and comfortable. The staff is very friendly and responsive. The restaurant and bar are convenient. I would recommend Hotel San Francisco as an alternative to the pricier hotels in the same area.

Hotel is in desperate remodel needs (carpet,windows, bathroom, etc.) there is no heater nor AC. All week when I was there their phone was down, so when ever I was in need of anything I had to go to the libby to ask for it, I was on the 13th floor. If you need a place to just keep your stuff, this hotel is great, but if you planing on staying/spending some time in your room this hotel is not the way to go.

Great Location. The Hotel is in need of a renovation. Lots of things to do within the area. Friendly staff. Restaurant food is average. This is a Value Hotel in a great city.

There was no heat in our suite. It was uncomfortably cold!

Great location - less than one block away from the alameda central park. Walking distance to everything in the center. Free parking as well.

We have stayed here before with good reviews. This time was the hotel from hell. Three bus load of children got off with very little supervision. They were up all nite, they even called our rooms at 4 am to make sure we didn't sleep. Where was mgmt?

Overall good. Friendly Staff. Good location. However, lacks safety deposits in your room (you are warned to put away all your valuables in the free safe boxes they offer - very unpractical). One thing: Wireless Internet sucks. If your travel needs include internet access, steer away from this hotel.

walking distance to alameda park, plaza de bellas artes, the zocalo, cuidadela, located along a main street which made catching taxis and busses simple, hotel had nice sized rooms (much more than i expected for what i paid), maids were efficient and nice, front desk staff spoke good english, check in and out took less than 3 minutes each, staf was very helpful with directions/info to local attractions...

It is a great location, just minutes away from a metro stop. It's across the street from a park that has tons of music and vendors and people going on all during the day. Important sites like the zocalo, bellas artes and the president's office are within walking distance. The room itself was not impressive--there are no amenities like coffee makers, remote controls, heat/cooling adjustment. For us, we did not spend much money and we did not intend to spend much time in the room so it worked out for us. I think the staff would help us if we needed anything but they are not overly friendly or accomodating.

A great value, and the service was excellent. I got into the city after a red-eye flight, and the receptionist who spoke english very well had no problem with me checking in at 6am. I didn't think the room came with free breakfast, but they somehow made that happen, and I enjoyed 4 nice breakfasts of huevos y frijoles over my 3 night stay. If you're a very light sleeper, maybe you should find a hotel farther away from downtown, but I'm from New York City and am used to the usual city noise at night. The location is perfect for walking around looking for food, sights, or things to do. There was a hot shower - something I have come to not necessarily expect from a budget Mexico hotel, and the room wasn't musky or anything. I have pretty low expectations for hotels, but I was very happy with this one.

This was our second trip to Mexico City in a year. The first was spent *blissfully* at the similarly priced Hotel Catedral (on Donceles, two blocks north of the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Zocalo). Unfortunately, this time we opted to try something new. The staff at the SF Hotel are an awful mix of incompetent and surly. The location--pretty much on Alameda Central, and a very quick walk to the Juarez train station--is extremely convenient, but it doesn't make up for the overwhelming unpleasantness of the place and its employees. To further sour the experience, there were blood spots all over the walls, closet interiors, and ceiling where previous guests had killed mosquitoes. Needless to say, we added our own.

This hotel is comfortable, convenient and the staff are mostly very helpful. The rooms are spacious, the bathroom worked well after we were promply moved when a leak sprung in our first room, and was very clean, as were the bedsheets. We found the staff generally helpful. They even let us print out an itinerary on their computer as there was none attached to the computer available for guests. The breakfast was very good, particularly the weekend buffet breakfast. We would definitely stay at this hotel again, The location is excellent and it is safe to walk back from the Zocalo at night, due to numerous security guards patrolling the area. A great base to explore the endless fascination of Mexico City

The staff was very helpful especially with the tours

Luis Moya N 11 Col Centro Mexico City DF

Located in Downtown Mexico City, Hotel San Francisco Centro Histórico is adjacent to Alameda Central and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Palacio de Bellas Artes. This 141-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a 24-hour front desk. It's in central Historic Center and also a short walk from Torre Latinoamericana and Palacio Postal.


Enjoy a bite to eat at Sztuka, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM.


The 141 accommodations feature separate bedrooms. Guests can expect free WiFi and cable TV. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers and free toiletries. Rooms also include phones.

Property features

Hotel San Francisco Centro Histórico features free WiFi in public areas and a TV in a common area. Limited parking is available. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage and securing valuables.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 double bed (Non Refundable)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2