Holiday Inn Centro Historico3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Nice place to stay in a historic place; the hotel staff was extraordinary , nice vacations
Veracruz is NOT an American tourist "hot spot" but it is a good place to get away, learn some important Meso American history, dance, and eat. Do NOT leave wihout seeing the pyramids. They are worth the time and use a guide to explain the history and signficance of the ruins. The concierge connected us with [...] who was excellent tour guide, fluent in Engles & Espanol and very well-versed in the history--modern and ancient--of Veracruz. The town of Antigua is worth the drive, I would have liked to spend more time just walking around and soaking it up. To experience local cuisine done very, very well, don't miss Don Juan II. Not "nice" by any American tourist standards but definitely 5 stars for execution of local seafood recipes, clean for Mexico, and the BEST margarita in town. The beach in Veracruz is not particularly appealing for true beach people who want white sand and beautiful water but it's a fine place to sit under a palapa, drink beer, and watch the people and the waves. Whle the hotel does have a reastaurant, there are so many really excellent places to eat within walking distance we never ate in the hotel. I did check out the breakfast one morning and it was passable but I wouldn't have paid money for it--and coffee in the hotel is weak brown water so bring your own and use the inroom coffe pot. For any meal, Sanborn's is a few blocks away and the untravelled will love it, clean, lots of choices, and attached to the department store for convenience if you just hit town and want to get your bearings or if you're an American not used to Mexico's ways, Sanborns is a gentle way to get your foot in the water. Don Juan II offers a nice pancake breakfast that will fill you up for 25 pesos. Viva Rica in Boca del Rio (50 peso cab ride) is excellent and very pretty and has live salsa music on some nights, very nice for that romantic evening but on the higher end for price--we spent $30 for seafood dinner for 2 with drinks and desert...:)
The photos of the hotel are not really in keeping with the room we were given. The room we stayed in was nice, but nowhere near the colonial style shown in the photos. A downside was the lack of windows which opened.
The hotel was located next to a great restaurant called Estancia de Boca which served awesome authentic mexican food. The hotel was built on what used to be an old house so it has a beautiful courtyard and high ceilings. The staff was very friendly and it was in a very good location.
- Walking distance to Veracruz Cathedral
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free valet and self parking
- Onsite dining
Located within a 5-minute walk of Zocalo, Holiday Inn Centro Historico is within a 15-minute stroll of Veracruz Cathedral. This 44-room, 3.5-star hotel has a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Veracruz, the hotel is also a short walk from Cascada el Encanto and City Museum.
For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant.
All of Holiday Inn Centro Historico's 44 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in pillow menus and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free local calls, safes, and ironing boards are other standard amenities.
Guests of Holiday Inn Centro Historico have access to an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Free valet parking is included with your stay. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a meeting room, a business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.