Formerly Hotel Plaza Florencia, this simple hotel is bright and clean, with an ideal location between "El Ángel" and the Roma Norte neighborhood.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Claustrophobes beware: Elevators are small.
Clean and fresh, with coffeemakers and hardwood floors. Rooms vary in size, so ask to see first. Some large family suites are available.
Ask for a higher floor, since noise from busy Florencia street goes late.
Simple and clean; a nice touch is the large deck area on either side of the sink.
An appealingly hacienda-styled lobby for a budget hotel, with heavy wood furniture and archways.
There is a rudimentary fitness center, accessible 24 hours.
The hotel is next to the Insurgentes subway and Metrobus stop, though you can walk to most central neighborhoods. Walking underground through the Insurgentes stop pis an easy way to cross Chapultepec Avenue into Roma Norte.
Casa Bell (7-minute walk) is a power-lunch classic, traditional food in a sunlit courtyard ringed by live caged birds; the duck tacos are a must. At the airy, stylish Panadería Rosetta Havre (9-minute walk), try fresh-baked pastries and light breakfasts and lunches, from acclaimed chef Elena Reygadas.
La Poxería (8-minute walk) specializes in pox, an indigenous spirit from the state of Chiapas which can be hard to find elsewhere in the country. Hipsters meet elderly chess-playing regulars at the brightly lit cantina Covadonga (11-minute walk).