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Dec 10th, 2017, 12:30 PM
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First time in MC

I would like to spend 4 nights in MC in early March.
Cannot decide in what part of the city to stay.
Many hotels are near Zocolo - is there much to do there at night?

I speak Spanish and I am comfortable taking the metro during the day.
Could someone suggest a hotel that in a lively and safe area .
The rate ...about $ 150 , more or less.
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Dec 10th, 2017, 01:30 PM
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My choice is the Majestic right on the Zocalo But be sure to get a outside room overlooking the Zocalo.
PS No not a lot of night life but after a day of tramping the sights I am happy to end the day at their roof top restaurant .
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Dec 10th, 2017, 01:40 PM
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Thanks for the info...
I love being " out" at night when traveling alone,
but I am used to Europen cities. Not sure abou MC
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Dec 10th, 2017, 03:41 PM
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Holly smokes, if you are used to European cities, then you will feel right at home in MC. Like yourself, we were there for 4 nights last March and loved every minute of it...
The nights can be somewhat cool so you need to take a good warm jacket. We stayed in Zona Roma and felt incredibly well situated with eating out every night and found many bars and eateries for a late night drink or happy hour and everything was in walking distance.
There are soooo many things to see and do, Do take the hop on-hop off bus tour in Central, do see the Castle in Chapultepec, do see the museum of Antropology, do see the pyramids, the plaza Zocalo....etc !
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Dec 10th, 2017, 04:23 PM
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Rohelio response is much better than mine. As a 75 YO guy I am strictly a daytime guy.
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Dec 10th, 2017, 04:24 PM
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thanks, Rohellio
I'll check hotels in Roma. Sounds good!
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Dec 10th, 2017, 08:25 PM
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Agree with Rohelio. In Roma, I might suggest Hotel Stanza, about $55 US depending how you book. It's right on Alvaro Obregon, the center of Roma's restaurant scene, which while active, is not party central. Nor tacky like the Zona Rosa tends to be.
A second, cheaper option might be Hotel Roosevelt in Condesa. Condesa is a maybe more trendier and a tad more subdued. But Roma is tough to beat.
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Dec 10th, 2017, 09:17 PM
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Thanks again, I'll check out Condesa as well.
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Dec 10th, 2017, 11:46 PM
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I stayed in Condesa but we dined more frequently in Roma. I am a runner and the parks and tree-lined walkways of Condesa were a plus for me; I went jogging every morning. It was also a pleasant area in which to wander in the evenings--so many people out and about, walking their dogs, socializing, etc.

I loved Mexico City, but to me it isn't like a European city and that's just fine.
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Dec 11th, 2017, 07:35 AM
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Thx
I have found more hotels I like in Condesa...
I assume one can walk to Roma ..
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being like Europe is fine with me.
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Dec 11th, 2017, 11:08 AM
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Yes, you can walk to Roma from Condesa, but it's farther than it might look on a map. But then again that would depend on where you start and where you'd be going.
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Dec 11th, 2017, 11:52 AM
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Thx...It is always longer than it looks , isn' t it.

I think I'll book Maria Condesa for the end of February.
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Dec 12th, 2017, 06:42 AM
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Please note, we were in Zona Roma North, not south, and we stayed in a small hotel called Condesa in front of a small park. I mentioned that It felt a bit Eoropean, because Mexico cty is not a beach town where the people dress accordingly. I must say that for the greater part, the locals dressed very well and also behaved in a similar fashion to Paris and Italy and England... at least that is what I felt. I brought over a suit, and was very happy and comfortable to wear it.... for the climate and also for the evening outings.
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Dec 12th, 2017, 08:22 AM
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Thank you Rohelio.
How a city " feels " to a traveler is always subjective.
I appreciate the input from everyone here.
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