Hotel Alameda Centro Historico3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Built to last, this hotel, with stone floors. A man showed me how to turn on the TV and the heater (in person!). The heater, haha, at 70 degrees, he thought it was chilly. It's just nice here. People are friendly and polite. Beautiful colonial building. Atrium with nobody else in sight. I typed at my computer for hours in peace and imagined I was a marquesa in her palace. Walked to the sights. Had food at the friendly populated bar-restaurant.
My friend book for me. I see all review I was little worry what I get but I get nice cozy room good for myself. Yes, room is little small but I stay one night also very nice location service is nice. Service desk person don't speak English. But very nice.
Well, let me say that the hotel is divided in two, the new-old area and the old-new area. What do I mean with this: it is that the front of the Hotel that you see on the picts is the new-old area meaning that it is the new infrastructure bullt more than ten years ago and in the part the rooms are old and the infrastructure needs fix. Howerver behing that infrastructure the owners both 2 older houses own by a Bishop or a Cardenal and re-build it with modern appliances but with a touch of the tuirn of the 20 century decor. So that is the old new area that is very pintoresque and cool. There the rooms are spacious and furniture new and extremily clean. Also the breakfast is a must with tamales and even menudo served. The service is excellent, Two thumbs up.
It seems like it. There's the new front section, which is supposed to be nice. There's a section in the back, where we stayed our first night (Room 414), which had peeling paint, a bad mold smell, and the general feel of a one star motel. Then there's the colonial section, where we stayed our second night. Pleasant old-fashioned rooms around a small courtyard. The best tip we can offer is to ask to change rooms if you end up in a bad one. It seemed like the staff was quite used to getting that request, and happy to fulfill it.
I have been traveling to Morelia regularly for work and Alameda has become my hotel of choice for overall value. Rooms are clean, some have nice views, rooms in rear are quieter, updated rooms in front are great but not my style and noiser on busy street. I have been quite pleased with the junior suite, colonial charm, spacious, desk and sofa, windows with views to deck and street. Everything works well and it's clean. Caution: interior rooms on ground floor are not appealing. Downtown location is steps from many great restaurants and can get noisy at night with live band across the street. Room service is consistently disappointing even though staff are consistently friendly and courteous, I avoid the hotel restaurant unless I want beer and a burger. Hotel includes a hot Mexican buffet breakfast which is decent but monotonous offering the same thing everyday - fresh juice and fruit, scrambled eggs, a meat, yogurt, granola, sweat breads and more. Valet parking available. Overall, with my negotiated discount price of US$50 for a standard room and $66 for a junior suite, it's a great value!
My wife and I were looking for a change of pace from our hotel's breakfast and so we scoured places one morning and landed here. I was really surprised by some of the negative reviews but maybe they are dated. These guys are on it! It is a beautifully renovated colonial building with a garden area. We sat next to the fountain and on the other side was a gentlemen playing classical music on the piano. We were greeted promptly and waited on hand and foot with refills for our coffee and teas. The buffet consisted of scrambled eggs, corn tortillas, tender beef, fruit, yogurt, granola, pastries and 3 types of fresh squeezed juice. All in with tip came out to $11 for both of us. I would highly recommend it for the atmosphere, service and quality of food.
I amexperiencing the same problem that other visitors had. They gave me a depressing room that looked more like 1 star hotel. I arrived at arounf 5 pm and made me wait for about 20 minutes before giving me this depressing old dirty room. After I complained, they worked it out to give me a more decent room after about an hour of wait. Even though it's decent, you can hear a big noise from the water running everytime someone flushes the toilet from higher rooms. The common areas from the hotel are beautiful though. So if you are going to stay book this hotel, you better make sure what type of room your are getting, or else, you will regret not following the advice from the other people who have stayed here and had a very negative experience like me. I am here on the first of 3 nights, and I am still considering calling expedia to cancel and move to s different hotel. I would NOT stY here again. It's to risky to expose your family to an experience like this. To make matters worse, you can even hear the people from the next room snoring.
We were there for the Pope's visit in the city, and we booked a few days before. They put us first in one room in the las floor and in the worst place, a room with no windows, a bed that barely fits in the room, and a tv that was so old that should be on a museum. They moved us to a second room, a bit better, it has windows, a smaller bed, a tv old too, and a bathroom without a window, but we were next to the terrace, open and with a couple of chairs and bench hard as a rock. The third day they offered us to change again to another room, in the "new section" that has view to the Cathedral, this section was under construction, a bad sign cos they couldn't finish them before the visit of the Pope. We saw the rooms, and again, nothing special, so we decided not to move again. Something we found very bad is that they pretended to charge almost 400 USD, double or triple than they regular price, only for the ocassion, the rooms as i said, weren't finished. They had breakfast included, with no milk, cereal, mermelade, very poor buffets, we even had to go to the store and buy our own mermelade, one morning one of the waitresses pretended to charge us extra for a glass of milk, totally rude. Something terrible too was the internet, you got to sign in every time you close your ipad or mobile, very bad, and you got only right for 4 items (mobile, ipad, etc) And for theend, they charge you for the parking lote, and only have right for one car, if you have two the extra one, they charge you with a different quote, almost vulgar, and no class. We really wont back there, the people on the lobby need more enthusiasm, smile, service, try to make you feel welcome, not like "here they are, one more costumer".
The first impression of this hotel was terrible. We arrived with a reservation made for 4 days and the only room they gave us was hidden in one of the old parts of the hotel and stank of humidity. After complaining to the front desk for a while, we manage to get a second room which was slightly better but still super difficult to find in the 'maze' (as another review well-pointed out). Also, the shower get flooded and the door of the bathroom was noisy and didn't even close. After spending one night on the previous room, we asked for a third room which was slightly more spacious and in a more accessible side of the hotel (the colonial side), but the rooms where slightly older looking (particularly the rugs) and the shower had a strong smell. Overall, the only good point is location and part of the staff like the bell boys and the woman from the breakfast buffet. The rooms are quite old, but I guess that's what you expect when you're staying in the hotels in the historic centre. The entire hotel is going very needed renovations, but this was never announced during the reservation or check-in and it was truly an inconvenience and a safety issue. Be prepared to hear the renovations going since early in the morning. For breakfast (which we had included) we had to wait to be seated since it was full every morning.
My only regret about this hotel, is not having stayed longer. It's awesome. Excellent location. Quaint building. Friendly staff. Perhaps, my only complaint is that the breakfast buffet is "too mexican", and I don't want it to be taken as an offense. Is just that not everybody likes so heavy dishes as breakfast. However, I must say that my wife asked the waiter for some ham, cheese, and bread, plus an american style omelette, and it was preparede for her at no extra cost. Morelia's town square was very beautiful. We really enjoyed being at this hotel.
Hotel Alameda Centro Historico places you next to Plaza de Armas and Mariano Matamoros Theater. This 103-room, 3.5-star hotel has 2 restaurants, a full-service spa, and a 24-hour health club. It's in central Historic Centre and also a short walk from Palace of Justice and Colegio de San Nicolás.
Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Los Alamos, which specializes in local cuisine. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.
All of Hotel Alameda Centro Historico's 103 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, free bottled water, and safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and 25-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Phones and desks are also standard.
Renovated in 2016, Hotel Alameda Centro Historico offers a full-service spa, a 24-hour health club, and a rooftop terrace. Valet parking is MXN 70.00 per day if you plan to drive, or hop aboard the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for MXN 450 per vehicle one way. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, 3 meeting rooms, and a business center.
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73% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 182 reviews