Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Catedral

Donceles 95, Mexico City, Quintana Roo, 06020, Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico See on Map

This refurbished older hotel on a busy street in the heart of downtown is a bargain, with many of the amenities of the more upscale hotels at less than half the price. Public areas sparkle with marble and glass. If your room doesn't have a view, the small terrace is a great place to watch the sun set over the Zócalo.

The hotel offers a same-day laundry and dry cleaning service.


Spacious and clean, done up in neutral tones with pops of red-orange. Ask for a room with a view of the namesake Catedral. Room service is available 24 hours.


Simple and bare-bones but bright and clean.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Some showers are in jacuzzi tubs, which can be difficult to get in and out of.


Sparkling in marble and leaded glass, with comfy club chairs.


A good breakfast buffet is included, and food is available throughout the day.


The rooftop view terrace is a terrific place for a drink.


Getting Around

An ideal location for exploring the Centro Histórico on foot, but take a car after dark.


Located in a historic 17th-century building, Limosneros riffs on traditional dishes (like pork ribs in a sauce of mezcal, agave syrup, and smoked morita chile) with wildly artistic plating. Azul Histórico (9-minute walk) is a branch of chef Ricardo Muñoz Zurita's pioneering Azul group of restaurants; here, you dine under candlelit chandeliers dangling from trees.


Bar La Faena (12-minute walk) is a bare-bones cantina that doubles as a bullfighting museum, with yellowing posters and baroque bullfighting costumes preserved under smoke-stained acrylic vitrines. Opened in 1928, Salón Corona Bolivar (11-minute walk) is the beer conglomerate's original cantina.


One of the best options for staying downtown on a budget, with fantastic rooftop views.


Casual Chic


Phones: 55-5518–5232;55-5521–6183

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