-Rooster crows early and all morning -Curtains do not block sunlight -
Bathrooms are adjacent so you can hear your neighbor's bathroom
activities (and he can hear yours) *Typical of many hotels in Mexico -
Water traps in the bathroom tile grout so it is always wet. Use a towel
on the floor in front of the toilet. -Windows do not have screens
(*typical in Mexico), but you can close the glass doors/panes in
both the bathroom and bedroom -Lots of stairs. No elevator. There are no
rooms on the ground floor (office, event room only), nor the first floor
(restaurant). Therefore, you will need to carry your own bags up at
least two flights of stairs (this is typical of most hotels here). -No
hotel shampoo is provided -the sink water smells pretty bad, but the
shower water has no odor. (*Typical of many hotels in Mexico) -Worn out
electrical outlets that do not support larger, heavier plugs (phone and
tablet super chargers) *This is typical of many Mexican hotels -Despite
its non-smoking property claim, the night staff was smoking behind the
counter. Ay, Mexico! Don't get a room above the front desk - 101,
201, 202, 301, 302.
-Cheaper lodging in a more expensive city -The Wi-Fi is available in all
areas and did reach my room (#307, 4th floor). For the most part, it was
very stable (I could not even connect at Hotel Real).
- The free breakfast included is served 7:30 to 11am and is more than the standard roll and coffee. It also includes juice, a very unceremonious omelet, a few chips or a tortilla, and beans. Nothing to write home about, but enough to get your day started. Service was fast.
-Clean floor, bathroom, and room
-Two beds, 3 full size towels, 3 small hotel bar soaps, 3 rolls of T.P., and 2 bottles of water provided.
- The maid cleaned and tidied the room AND left an additional soap, tp roll, 2 more bottles of water, and a towel (without removing the towel I had hanging to dry. Yay!)
-Towels are large, thick, but a bit rough
-Quiet at night
-Room temp was perfect in July. There was a ceiling fan in the room, though I never used it. My room was neither hot nor cold in July (weather is in the 60°s).
-Window vents are in the bathroom, and the bedroom window opens to a small lush and scenic courtyard
-The HOT shower water does not run out (wait for it); the water pressure was a bit weak, but not the worst.
- I found all desk staff friendly. I requested a soft bed on-line and felt I received a slightly softer than standard Mexican one (Mexican beds are very hard by American standards). I didn't make any other requests other than touring advice.
-24 hr front desk, later check-out 1pm
-Entire property is non-smoking. The bathroom smelled like soap and the room smelled like...nothing (which is good).
- I think the location is good. Walking distance to the main Plaza de La Paz (about 10 min), yet far enough away to have a peaceful night's rest. Next door is an Oxxo, and on the other side, an Extra (convenience stores), and the bus stops and police station are one block down on the same street.