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Mexico City Hotels

Camino Real

Pros

  • Great architecture and art
  • Terrific nightlife options

Cons

  • Standard rooms are drab and dated
  • Too large for some people's liking
  • Draws many conferences

Updated 12/31/1969

Fodor's Review

About the size of Teotihuacán's Pyramid of the Sun, this sleek, low-slung, 8-acre megalith was designed by Mexico's modern master, Ricardo Legorreta. The whole place is one big sculpture punctuated by fountains, splashes of canary yellow and electric pink, and impressive artwork that includes Rufino Tamayo's mural Man Facing Infinity and a Calder sculpture. Rooms have gorgeous marble bathrooms; suites have Legoretta's signature bright yellow on one wall. The María

Bonita restaurant puts a modern spin on the traditional cantina and is a great place for lunch. For dinner, consider Italian in the Bice Bistro or worldly Asian at the China Grill. Afterward, have a drink in the cool Blue Lounge, where one area is perched over water and has transparent floors.

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Hotel Information

Address:

Mariano Escobedo 700, Mexico City, 11590, Mexico

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Phone:

55-5227–7200; 01800-901–2300-toll-free in Mexico; 55-5263–8888

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 667 rooms, 45 suites

Updated 12/31/1969

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By Juan

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Dec 23, 2004

Great Hotel....Unique restaurants...Perfect atmosphere

This hotel is really great, although it has been open for over 30 years it continues to be one of the best hotels in Mexico City. I was there recently and I was very pleased with the service, the rooms are beautiful, the hotel staff very friendly. The hotel is modern, mexican-minimalistic, and elegant. Architect Ricardo Legorreta created a really beutiful hotel. And if this wasn't enough inside the hotel you'll find restaurants such as: Centro Castellano,

and the world-wide known Le Cirque, China Grill, and the new Bice Bistro. If you want to have a drink the best option is Moon Bar at China Grill: a bar/club located in a garden where you can sit in water beds and drink Lychee Martinis. Camino Real is a great option, its a bit expensive but its worth every cent.

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May 14, 2003

Better than the ABC Hospital

Camino Real was built on the site of the former American-British Cowdray Hospital. It's a great hotel in a good location.

By Megan

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Jul 17, 2002

true oasis

another 2 weeks. The artwork is beautiful. The hotel lobby bar is set over water so you walk on glass over water to sit by the fountain (should turn it off when nightly band plays). My room - wood on some of the walls, on first floor with a very private patio (room 1514) or try for 1505 (off your balcony is the pool) perfect access for the midnight swims. The staff is very helpful and professional. The restaurants are very, v ery good as is room service.

A bonus - Le Cirque will open there soon

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By Ethan

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Apr 29, 2002

Great Place

Excelente service, very kind. The atmosphere with the flowers and paintings are very cool. The values are amazing, very low prices. The room is very comfortable.

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