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Hilton Mexico City Reforma

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At a Glance

    Pros

  • suites with a kichenette and dining area are available for long-term stays
  • walking distance to several sights

    Cons

  • additional charge for Internet

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Hilton Mexico City Reforma Review

The abstract red-and-blue mural in the lobby and cantilevered gray facade add a dramatic flourish to this hotel in the historic center. Geared to conventions, everything is oversize here, from the lobby to the five food-and-beverage outlets. Plush Italian furniture, gray-green carpeting, and Spanish marble are features of the guest rooms, which come in one of four different color schemes: vanilla, gray, wine, or blue. Rooms and hallways all display old photos of the Centro Histórico.

    Hotel Details

  • 458 rooms, 36 suites.
  • Credit cards accepted.

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    Hilton Mexico City Reforma Review

    The Hilton took over this property from the Sheraton a few years back, although in the current Fodors Guide book, it shows this property still as the Sheraton. The Sheraton is now located in the Zona Rosa area directly across from the Angel of Independence.

    There are many reasons to appreciate this hotel -- first and foremost is the location. It is in the Centro Historico, as mentioned and within walking distance to not just a few, but many of the city's wonderful historical sites and museums. Alameda Park is directly across the street; The Diego Rivera Museum that shows his mural of a Sunday in Alameda Park is housed in a building at the northwest end. Walk out of the hotel and turn right (east), you'll find yourself on the pedestrian street that will take you directly to the Zocalo.

    There are often very good deals at this hotel, from upgraded rooms to room plus meal. Easy to book tours to the pyramids and even exchange money at not a horrible exchange rate.

    The two rooms we had were expansive and nicely maintained. They provide you with bottled water since we have been told don't even brush your teeth with tap water! If they forget to give you enough water to drink, brush your teeth and make coffee (all rooms have coffee makers), just ask. The staff is very congenial.

    We noted the KLM flight crew stays here and uses all of their amenities -- the gym, the indoor/outdoor pools and spa.

    It is also located near a Metro stop that can take you anywhere for 3.50 pesos (great deal!)

    The amenities are many, the cons are few. As stated by Fodors, there is a daily charge for internet use -- comes with a password that you write down, so if you want to take your laptop downstairs or use your iphone instead, write down the passcode and so long as one of your devices isn't hooked up, you can use your other devise.

    Now, I know many people say get the concierge to snag you a cab, but we did find they used their own people at an inflated price, so if you can't negotiate on the price, just walk outside the hotel to the street adjacent to the hotel where the Starbucks is located and there's a cabbie sitting there (registered, reliable) who will give you a better price. For example, a trip from the hotel to the Condesa area shouldn't cost you more than 100 pesos plus tip. So if you're quoted by the van they bring you at 200 pesos, just thank them and walk away.

    All in all a great experience, clean, friendly and a great location!

    by Surfergirl, 1/4/12

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