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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 Sep 30, 2009

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.8)

Breakfast Info


Free parking available at the hotel

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Room Type
1 queen bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 1
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Mexico City
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  • Jonathan
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Excellent property. Superb Service. Perfect Location.
  • Rosie
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Location. Staff was incredible . Free Breakfast on balcony was breathtaking
  • Anthony
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Location location location. The rooms, no matter the size; the staff; the food.
  • Joe
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Location, staff, inclusions, rooftop restaurant, there was very little not to like. This hotel is worth the monies.
  • S
    Fantastic location and lovely, friendly staff Easy access secure location Loved the food
  • Ixsaiyana
    The location was amazing, my room was always clean with fresh towels and sheets the fact that they have the coffee area 24 hrs open is amazing. The restaurant for dinner was beautiful, the food was delicious and the service amazing.
  • Gloria
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    My nephew and friends were very pleased regarding location, breakfast and happy atmosphere
  • Yin
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Excellent location, view and services, especially full-menus-available-for-free cafeteria that’s beyond expectations.
  • Paul
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Everything. Really. If you want to explore Centro Historico, and we’ve stayed at many of the hotels, this is the best.
  • Kelly
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    It location couldn't be better. The best of everything the breakfast view and food. If you like to walk and find treasures in your way this is the place for you. The staff was polite and diligent, The room service was quick and eficient.
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Property questions and answers
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  • Do you have a gym?

    Hello, Thank you for contacting us. Yes, we do have a gym. Best regards.
    Answered on 11 October 2019
  • Is there a view to the zocalo

    Hello, Thank you for contacting us. The Deluxe King Room does not have a view to the Zocalo. The rooms with view are the Junior Suite and the Superi..
    Answered on 12 September 2019
  • What is including from the Rest ??? Breakfast only ???

    Hello, Thank you for contacting us. Yes, only breakfast is included in the rate, as well as our Coffee Shop 'Café Central' (except for alcoholic dri..
    Answered on 4 February 2020
  • Do you pick up from the airport?

    Hello, Thank you for contacting us. Yes, we can provide the transportation service from the airport to the hotel with an extra charge. Please let m..
    Answered on 28 November 2019
  • Can the restaurant make no salt meals for a restricted diet

    Hello, Thank you for contacting us. Yes, the restaurant can make no salt meals. Best, Zocalo Central Team.
    Answered on 22 November 2019
  • Is there a city view?

    Hello, Thank your for contacting us. The Standard Queen Room may have view to the street, depending on the availability upon arrival. The view canno..
    Answered on 12 September 2019
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Hotel area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Balcon del Zocalo
    • Cuisine

Amenities of Zocalo Central
Great facilities! Review score, 9.4

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Fitness center
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Terrace
  • Coffee machine
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Bicycle rental
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is needed).
  • Valet parking
  • Accessible 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
  • Wake-up service
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Private entrance
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
  • Fitness
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

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 upon request

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 6 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa American Express Cash 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, Sep 15, 2019 until Mon, Sep 16, 2019

FAQs about Zocalo Central

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

  • Zocalo Central has 1 restaurant:

    • Balcon del Zocalo

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

    • Fitness center
    • Sauna
    • Fitness
    • Bicycle rental

  • Guests staying at Zocalo Central can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.1).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • American

  • Zocalo Central is 650 feet from the center of Mexico City. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

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

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

  • Room options at Zocalo Central include:

    • Double
    • Suite
    • Family