A Quick Update

In 2010, we moved back to the small town in Colorado that I never stopped missing while we lived in Mexico. Now I sometimes miss Mexico, but I wouldn't travel as freely as we did when we were there, camping out in remote areas and so forth.

Mexico today is in a period of change, and in many ways it is more dangerous now. That said, I have plenty of American friends who still live there very happily, just taking a few more precautions than they did in the past.

Just to say!

Rosana

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Mexico City has a bewildering array of choices when it comes to hotels. They are in many parts of the city, and of all levels of comfort and price.

If you are going as a tourist, select your place to stay based on where you will be spending most of your time.

Check out vacation packages to Mexico City, which combine airfare and hotels. If you have a specific purpose, perhaps for business, choose your hotel to be reasonably close to your work destinations, to minimize the amount of travel around the city you need to do.

Some well-rated hotels with rooms for $150 and up (sometimes way up!) include: JW Marriott Mexico City, Four Seasons Mexico City, W Mexico City, Galeria Plaza, Marco Polo, Hotel Presidente InterContinental, Habita, Nikko Mexico, Marquis Reforma Hotel, Sheraton Maria Isabel Hotel and Towers, Casa Blanca, Sevilla Palace, Camino Real Mexico City, Fiesta Americana Grand Chapultepec, Sheraton Suites, Benidorm, Brasilia, Hotel Residencia Polanco, Hotel Ambos Mundos, Hotel Cibeles, Hotel El Greco, and Real Del Sur.

Some popular hotels with lower rates include: Hotel Catedral, Casa Gonzalez, Segovia Regency, La Casona, Maria Cristina, Best Western Majestic, Hotel Gillow, Parque Ensenada, Vasco De Quiroga Hotel, Best Western Hotel Cortes, Riazor, New York Hotel, Mision Park Plaza Mexico, Mision Zona Rosa Mexico City, Mayaland, Holiday Inn East Mexico City, Hotel Metropol, Hotel Isabel, and Regente.

I came across the information someplace that La Ventana Hotel is pet-friendly.

Here are some of the areas of the city where you will find hotels:

  • Downtown: wonderful for access but crowded and noisy during the day. It is relatively empty at night, so be more alert.
  • Reforma and Zona Rosa: this is the business center of the city, along with fine shopping and nightlife.
  • Chapultepec and Polanco: includes the wonderful Chapultepec Park, the famous Museum of Anthropology, the Modern Art museum, and is close to the Reforma area. Some very nice luxury hotels are located here.
  • Airport: in an industrial and slum area, but convenient if you are leaving early the next morning or for business or other travelers who fly in and out quickly. A very utilitarian Mexico City hotel choice.

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