Mexico City Hotels
“The best hotel deals are to be found in the center, around the historical area and the Zocalo.”
Mexico City is one of the biggest and most populated cities in the world. Visitors can choose from a multitude of places to stay in. Travelers will find world-class boutique hotels concentrated in neighborhoods such as the tourist mecca Zona Rosa. But there are also very affordable hostels, like Hostal Regina, that allow you to spend the night in the Historic Centre for less than $20.
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Mexico City offers something for everyone and for every budget. But being such a massive city, it will make things easier if you figure out what area you should find a hotel in, depending on the places you are looking forward to visit.

Where to Stay in Mexico City

The neighborhoods of Mexico City are vast and very diverse. Tourists tend to concentrate in areas such as the Centro Historico (Historical Center), Polanco and Zona Rosa (also known to visitors as Reforma).

The best hotel deals can be found in the center, around the historical area and the Zocalo. Hotel San Diego, for example, is just 20 minutes away from the main square in the city. Starting at a little over $30 a night for double occupancy, it includes wifi and free parking. This is ideal for business travelers or those who wish to get around driving. For those on a leisure trip, Best Western Majestic offers a great location, overlooking the Zocalo. There is no better place to start getting acquainted with the capital of Mexico and its people. This is also a prime location to shop for traditional goods and souvenirs.

The Historic Center is home to the highest number of affordable hostels, housing backpackers and budget conscious travelers. Hostal Amigo Suites Downtown offers very hard to beat bargains when it comes to lodging and food. Starting at a little over $10 per night, you may book yourself in a shared room. The night rate includes a typical Mexican breakfast buffet. Yet, the star of the place is the complimentary dinner buffet. Simple, yet fulfilling, it includes typical Mexican foods such as quesadillas, rice dishes and salad. Backpackers are sure to love this place. It is very easy on the pocket, yet within walking distance to most famous landmarks, as well as close to public transportation and cheap places to eat and drink at.

Getting Around Mexico City

There are many things to see and do for cheap around Mexico City. You do not need a car to get around. In fact, you are likely to spend less time commuting when using public transportation.

Although bus and shared mini vans (locally referred to as "combis") are ubiquitous, the metro (subway system) spans across all corners of the city. This is the fastest way to get around the city and the suburbs. Tickets costs only 5 Mexican pesos (about 35 cents USD), independently of the distance traveled. Furthermore, the journey is an attraction in itself. Vendors selling CDs, DVDs, and all sorts of edibles (from chewing gum to home-made potato chips) will sing their cheerful slogans as you try to make space for yourself amongst the crowds of commuters.

What to See, Do and Eat in the DF

Visitors can enjoy many of the city's landmarks for free. These include strolling along the popular Paseo de la Reforma, the Historic Centre (with its plazas and religious monuments), or the amazing murals by Diego Rivera at the Secretaria de Educacion Publica at the National Palace.

Amongst the most visited museums in the city, the one dedicated to the fascinating Mexican painter Frida Kahlo definitely deserves a visit. If this museum is one of your main reasons to visit Mexico City, it would be best to look for a hotel in the area of Coyoacan, a bit off the beaten track. Suites Churubusco is a good option in this area, offering clean and comfortable rooms with free WIFI.

One of the most popular day trips from Mexico City is Teotihuacan, also known as the City of the Gods. About 40Km to the north of the city, this archeological site is home to enormous Aztec style pyramids, dating from Pre-Columbian times. Teotihuacan is easy to get to using the public buses that depart from the Autobuses del Norte Metro station, every 20 minutes.

For foodie travelers, Mexico City's culinary scene represents one of the highlights. Street vendors serving traditional Mexican food are always present, particularly congregating outside subway stations. The contemporary restaurants' scene is flourishing as well. For fusion and international foods, one must head towards the touristic Zona Rosa.

Getting to Mexico City by Flight

The airport is quite far from the city center, but there are several budget friendly options available to get into town. The metro is the cheapest of them all. Follow the big orange M sign to board at the Pantitlán station. For a little over 30 cents, you'll quickly find yourself in the most tourist-friendly areas of Mexico City.

Hotels around Mexico City's airport are also plentiful, and a good option for those with early morning departures or late night arrivals. One must keep in mind that the metro shuts down by midnight on most days.

While on-site hotels at the airport itself are available, more reasonable lodging options can be found just nearby. Mini Suites Aeropuerto is only about 1 mile away and a taxi ride there would be short and inexpensive.

Airbnb Rentals in Mexico City

There are thousands of Airbnb rental options around Mexico City. From rooms in shared houses to fully-equipped villas ready to accommodate a family on holidays.

These type of self-catering rentals tend to offer good value for those on longer stays, or seeking a home-like environment. But even when it comes to short stays, visitors can rent rooms in shared homes for as little as $10 per night.

$25 would be a good starting budget for those looking to rent small yet entirely private apartments. There are many options of studios and one bedroom places with private bathrooms and kitchenettes on the Airbnb listings of Mexico City.