Merida Hotels

Old Jun 6th, 2006, 05:36 PM
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Merida Hotels

I almost hate to ask, but we're looking for a quaint hotel near the center with cable TV/CNN, and possibly wireless internet in the $40-60 range. We'll be there for a week and hubby can't do without his "world news" and stock market updates. I'm a bit hopeless on finding wireless there, even though we had no problems finding it at even the smallest places in Morelia and Patzcuaro. Hotel Caribe was tempting, but appears to get only local TV. There is one, Hotel Santa Ana, but it is on Calle 59 up near Paseo Montejo, which seems far from the center. Any recommendations?
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Old Jun 8th, 2006, 10:24 AM
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Check out: http://www.hotelmarionetas.com
We didn't stay there, but it was on our list. We actually stayed at Casa Esperanza and found it beautiful--but no tv.
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Old Jun 8th, 2006, 01:53 PM
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This place is $15 above your budget, but may suit. It's right down in the center.

http://www.maisonlafitte.com.mx/ing/ml_eng.htm

Advertises free internet. Pictures show a TV. We didn't stay there, but passed by and it looked OK.
 
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Hope I'm not too late but the only hotel in Merida that I know of around that price range with CNN and wireless is Casa del Balam. Your going to pay around $75.00 per room. It is running a special right now with the price including taxes. I didn't realize it had wireless, but was surfing the other day and found info that it has wireless. There are a lot of Americanized hotels, but the prices are more in the $100.00 to $150.00 per night. These hotels all have CNN and some have wireless. My husband is the same; he has to have CNN. I really don't care one way or the other. Hotel Caribe only has cable in Spanish. Grand Hotel also only has cable in Spanish. Casa del Balam is in the same neighborhood as Hotel Caribe. Casa los Arcos also has CNN and is a beautiful hotel in the same price range as Casa del Balam. Its about a ten minute walk from the others I've mentioned. I think you are going to have trouble finding anything but a flea bag for $40 - $60.00 USD.
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Old Jul 22nd, 2006, 03:35 AM
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lippin - your comment: I think you will have trouble finding anything but a flea bag for 40-60 (USD, of course).

May one ask what your definition of a "flea bag" is?

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Old Jul 22nd, 2006, 05:48 PM
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Fuzzylogic:
My definition of a fleabag is:
A room in which you kill cockroaches so big they could carry away your purse. You lie away at night listening to them. And believe me, I have had two rooms with these charming features; or
A room with a mattress that gives one the charming swayback feature after a restful night of tossing and turning in the futile attempt to find a spot wherein your head, feet and butt are somewhat on the same level. If the room doesn't have cockroaches then it must also have sheets which exfoliate your skin while you are turning and tossing; or
One time in Vietnam, my sister picked out a hotel which offered rooms for US$ 22.00 per night. There was no hot water. The carpeting was indoor/outdoor and was so dirty that you couldn't walk on it with your barefeet. The mattress was like sleeping on concrete. Oh, I almost forgot, at breakfast, ants were crawling over the food. The view, however, was beautiful; it was of the bay. Even with the view, it still was a fleabag. One time I stayed in the cheapest room at the Grand Hotel. I lasted one night. There was a bed and small chest of drawers with a lamp. No chair. The bathroom shower was big enough to stand there and let the water run on you. Don't try to move too much when you are washing your hair or you run the risk of breaking your elbows. There was a tv but it was only cable and was very small. That mattress was made of concrete, I believe. The room rate was $70.00 per night, not including taxes. I moved over to Casa del Balam where I got a nice big room with a big bathroom and bar and pool and restaurant and CNN for US$90.00 which included taxes. I could go on for hours, but I expect you get my drift.
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I would recommend you to look here

www.zonaturistica.com

Is in english. I would recommend Hotel Colonial (560 pesos per night). I am not sure if they have wireless internet.
But there are small places around the area that offer internet for less that a dollar per hour.
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