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Holiday Inn Centro Historico

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel is located in a key spot to visit the old-town-center. Veracruz is a city full of history. If you are looking for that experience and the "jarocho" feeling this hotel will be just right for you. Personally, I dont like staying in the city center if I have a car. I rather stay in Boca del Rio. It depends what are you looking for. The are right in front of the hotel is beutiful (See picture attached) You can walk to "El Malecón" and "El Zócalo" which are less than 500m each.

This hotel is located downtown of Veracruz ,is a colonial style with very comfortable and pretty rooms,2 blocks from the Hotel is downtown ,restaurants and bars. Across from the hotel there is a big road so, if you are old and too sensitive for the noise maybe not a place for you, however, we had a very good time there, the service is great, very clean and , people are very friendly at the desk. The area is very safe and we enjoyed it.

This hotel is located in a historic building just a few blocks away front the zocolo or main square, so it's much more quiet than more centrally located hotels. It's a tiny bit isolated so you have to walk a bit to get to restaurants. This place is perfect for a quiet spot away from the hub hub of the center.

Hotel is clean, well maintained and centrally located. The staff is very helpful and courteous. What is lacking is no breakfast in Hotel. It was ok to walk to nearby restaurant for breakfast but was very time consuming.

The room was comfortable and clean. The first day we had problems with the air conditioner, so they gave us another room. We had a great view of the harbor. The hotel is not located near restaurants or shops but is within walking distance to the lighthouse and La Parroquia. Famous for its coffee its a favorite hangout for the locals.

The hotel is fine. The room was clean and the bathroom was spacious. But everything else was just mediocre. The pillows are flat and the toiletries are lacking. When I checked in the power was out in the neighborhood which meant no A/C in the room which got very hot. If looking for a quick one night stay, this is okay but feels expensive for what you get.

The air conditioning was leaking (noise and water) and could not let me sleep.Report twice to the front desk, maintenance gay made everything but could not fix it. Frond desk did not offer for a discount, relocate room or other, they just say "sorry". In the parking, someone block my way out, and the bell boys just say that the driver told them he was with me, and left with his keys, left outside the hotel, he was not even staying ther. Did not had time for restaurants or other, nice location, bad customer satisfaction atitude. In the room, the wifi has some bright leds that can make you loose sleep.

I chose this hotel for its historical value. This hotel is in the very crowded and busy downtown area although it does not seem so from the professional photos. There is a parking lot onsite that was likely once a convent garden space. A guest drives through a very narrow opening to park. Be careful because you may hit a pedestrian exiting the lobby on one side or this chain restaurant on the other side of the opening. Our room was enormous, with very high beamed ceilings. It was divided into living room and bedroom. The bedroom had a few window blocks high up as the only natural light so I felt like I was in a dungeon albeit a very large dungeon. The walls of this historic building are so thick that they reduce urban noise pollution to nothing. Was interesting when opening the bathroom window and it sounded like busy streets of NYC (sirens, honking horns, speeding traffic). But close the window and utter silence. English speaking manager was very sweet and helpful. There is a travel agency next to the front desk. Go elsewhere for your local tour plans. Hotel gym is a treadmill and a bicycle. I visited in the supposed dry season so the building is covered in dirt and the windows are filthy, but this seems to be something universal in Mexico, so just do not be surprised. Do not park a rental vehicle on the street in front of the hotel even for a few moments. There are tow trucks ready to take your vehicle in the blink of an eye. I probably would have had a better time in Veracruz at a hotel a few miles south along the ocean. That other area seemed a bit more American-tourist accommodating and fun.

My spouse of 20 years is from Veracruz, so we visit often. We stayed at the Holliday Inn 6 or 7 years ago and were not happy. On this trip I was looking to use points, so decided to try the Holliday Inn again for its location. The hotel has been nicely renovated. the room was nice, but basic. 20 ft. ceilings, and nice windows looking out on the street. It was clean, comfortable and safe. Great location for downtown (los Portales, zocolo, etc) and free parking (hard to find in downtown Ver). The hotel staff was helpful, in both English or Spanish. We did get only decaf coffee most nights, but the front desk was able to get us real coffee. Very nice courtyard with a pool. Very Mexican in flavor, but easy for an American. Not a 5 star hotel, but a good value, and a great location with friendly staff.

This was twice as expensive as other places I stayed in in Mexico during my two and a half weeks. We had to be moved upstairs as the room down stairs smelled damp and musty but after that was done quickly and efficiently, there were no problems and it was not unlike staying in a Holiday Inn anywhere in the world, apart from the look of the place - a converted former convent. It was not in the best part of town. We were there for Carneval and it was ideally located for that, which started and finished close to the Zocalo with much of the action also nearby. It felt safe enough, but I doubt if it had the relaxed feel of some of the holiday places further towards Boca del Rio. Nonethless, as a courtyard style building, with the courtyard having been converted into a pool and garden, it was extremely quiet and successfully shut out the outside world to the extent we could have been anywhere in the tropics. The hotel has a branch of Gran Cafe de la Parroquia (one of the city's well-established coffee halls) for food etc, which is pricey by Mexican standards but reasonable and comparative with other four-star hotel restaurants. I'm not a fan of chain hotels but if you are looking for something with international standards and a reasonable amount of atmosphere, quiet and within spitting distance of the Zocalo, this may be your best bet. If you are after higher standards, you might be better looking at the clones further towards Boca del Rio.

Calle Morelos 225 Col Centro Veracruz VER

Hotel highlights

  • 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 City Museum and Naval Historical 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.

Property features

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.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

61.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 105 reviews