The classic appeal of this four-story, central hotel—frequently used in Mexican movies since its construction in 1944—extends from the stained-glass windows to the intricate curlicues of its brown woodwork to the tarnished little bell that sits on the receptionist's desk. Rooms are small but comfortable, and some include such architectural surprises as a split-level bathroom. The only downer is the artificial turf in the central courtyard. It's only a block from the
waterfront zócalo, and the Wi-Fi in the restaurant usually works.