Ensconced in a former 19th-century department store, this freshly renovated hotel has rooms furnished in a modern style. Its distinctive belle epoque lobby—with a striking Parisian stained-glass dome from Jacque Graber's workshop, chandeliers, gilded birdcages, and 19th-century wrought-iron elevators—is worth a visit in its own right. The Terrace breakfast restaurant overlooks the Zócalo.
Nov 6, 2001
Lumpy mattress, noisy street exposure in a standard room. We might have been better off upgrading to a jr. suite. Still, the location can't be beat, and it's a grand old property.