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Right next to the National Cathedral, where Moctezuma's Palace once stood, this hotel in downtown Mexico City offers convenient amenities such as free on-site parking and a beautiful restaurant overlooking the famous Zocalo plaza.

Housed in an 1890s-era building, Zocalo Central provides refurnished rooms and suites, including some with views of the Zocalo. They feature modern décor, a flat-screen TV, a work desk and a spacious private bathroom with free toiletries.

Guests at the hotel can enjoy a meal at the restaurant’s rooftop terrace, or explore any of the nearby sights, with population attractions like the Fine Arts Palace or Alameda Park within a short 10-minute walk. The property also has a steam room.

Zocalo Central features a front desk that can arrange a tour of the city or purchase tickets to shows or concerts. The Polanco business neighborhood is a 15-minute drive away, and Mexico City International Airport is a short 20-minute drive from the property.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

Zocalo Central has been welcoming guests since Sept 30, 2009

Currency Exchange: Need local currency? This property has currency exchange on site.

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.7)

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Free parking available at the hotel


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4 reasons to choose Zocalo Central

  • Prices you can't beat!
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  • The staff speaks English
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Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
Located in the historic old town

The core of Spanish-era Mexico City was built on the ruins of the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan. The amazing legacies of both cultures are still visible today.

What's nearby
  • Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City
    0.1 miles
  • Zocalo Square
    0.1 miles
  • Tenochtitlan Ceremonial Center
    0.2 miles
  • National Palace Mexico
    0.3 miles
  • The Grand Temple Museum
    0.3 miles
  • Teatro de la Ciudad Esperanza Iris
    0.3 miles
  • Murales de Diego Rivera en la Secretaria de Educacion Publica
    0.3 miles
  • Interactive Museum of Economics
    0.3 miles
  • San Ildenfonso College
    0.3 miles
  • Museum of the City of Mexico
    0.4 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Balcón del Zócalo
    0 miles
  • Cafe/Bar La Opera
    0.1 miles
Top attractions
  • Palacio de Correos
    0.4 miles
  • The Museum of Fine Arts
    0.5 miles
  • Museo de Memoria y Tolerancia
    0.6 miles
  • Museo de Arte Popular
    0.8 miles
  • The Angel of Independence
    2.2 miles
  • Chapultepec Castle
    3.2 miles
  • Chapultepec Forest
    3.5 miles
  • Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe
    3.7 miles
  • Soumaya Museum
    4.6 miles
  • National Cinematheque
    5.4 miles
Closest Airports
  • Benito Juarez International Airport
    3.3 miles
  • Lic. Adolfo Lopez Mateos International Airport
    28.9 miles
  • Hermanos Serdán International Airport
    53.2 miles
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1 Restaurant On Site

    Balcon del Zocalo

    Food: Mexican

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Amenities of Zocalo Central Great facilities! Review score, 9.4
  • Terrace
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Secure parking
Front Desk Services
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Babysitting/Child services Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping Additional charge
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Safe
  • Air conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Health & Wellness Facilities
  • Fitness
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Zocalo Central takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 12:00 PM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Crib by request

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa American Express Zocalo Central accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Upon check-in photo identification and credit card are required. All special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Please take in consideration that the Restaurant "Balcón del Zócalo"; will be closed on September 15 from 1:00 pm and will reopen on Sunday 16 from 12:00 pm.

Please note that the included breakfast is served from 7:00 am to 10:00 am all week.

Please note that reservations of 10 or more rooms have a group policy, the hotel will contact you after booking.

Please note parking is subject to availability and valet may take up to 20 minutes pending traffic conditions.

Please note that service at the restaurant Balcon del Zocalo will be closed on December 24th from 20:00hrs and will be reopened the following day at 08:00hrs.

Please note that service at the restaurant Balcon del Zocalo will be closed on December 31st from 14:00hrs and will be reopened the following day.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Spa and gym facilities at this property are unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Parking is subject to availability due to limited spaces.

This property is located in a busy area so guests might experience some noise.

Please inform Zocalo Central of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

Balcon del Zocalo: Closed from Mon, Dec 24, 2018 until Mon, Dec 24, 2018

Balcon del Zocalo: Closed from Mon, Dec 31, 2018 until Mon, Dec 31, 2018

Balcon del Zocalo: Closed from Sun, Sept 15, 2019 until Mon, Sept 16, 2019

FAQs about Zocalo Central

  • Room options at Zocalo Central include:

    • Double
    • Suite
    • Family

  • Zocalo Central is 650 feet from the center of Mexico City.

  • The prices at Zocalo Central may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Guests staying at Zocalo Central can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • American

  • Zocalo Central offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Fitness

  • Check-in at Zocalo Central is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Yes, Zocalo Central is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Zocalo Central has 1 restaurant:

    • Balcon del Zocalo

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Zocalo Central by:

    • Taxi 20min