This hotel couldn't have a better location—on the Zócalo and close to a gaggle of museums, restaurants, and historic buildings. You'd expect nothing less than to be in the heart of the colonial city, given that one wing of the building was once the home of Hernán Cortés. Rooms have wooden floors, wrought-iron or chunky wooden headboards, crisp white spreads, touches of red upholstery. Flat-screen TVs and pillow menus are nice touches, too. There's some atmosphere
to the terrace restaurant, which has slate floors, old-fashioned wrought-iron tables, and an amazing view of the Catedral Metropolitana and Palacio Nacional.