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Hotels in Mexico City’s Historic District


¿Are you looking for places to stay at around the Zócalo plaza and/or the historic district of the city? Did you know this area of the city has around 168 hotels? Do not worry, you came to the right place. It does not matter if you are looking for luxury, the best location or an affordable option. We have curated a list that will help you find the best hotels in Mexico City’s Historic District.

Affordable Hotels in Mexico City’s Historic District

Are you looking for a cheaper option in the historic district of the city? I completely understand and that’s why I’ve chosen the following options to make it easy for you. All the options have been checked out and compared to find the best experience at the best price.  

El Hotel Isabel

Hotel Castropol

El Hotel Diligencias

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When talking of affordability, this hotel is one of the cheapest in the area and with a great location. It is a 5 minute walk away from the Mexico City Cathedral and the Zócalo plaza. Reception is open 24 hours a day and offers free wifi connection.

The rooms have safe boxes for Laptops

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The Castropol Hotel is only a 5 minute walk away from the Zócalo plaza and close to the metro station Pino Suárez.

The rooms are decorated in a modern style and the hotel is closed by to many restaurants, stores, and bars. Their offers and prices are very luring to tourists.

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The Diligencias Hotel is a street away from the Garibaldi plaza and two from Reforma Avenue. And even though it is not as closed to the Zócalo (10 minute walk), the Fine Arts Museum (Bellas Artes) is only two streets down (5 minutes.)

A cheap option with a great location for visitors in Mexico City’s historic district.

The Best Hoteles in the Zócalo and Historic District

With a great location, services, and installations these hotels take over the title of the best and most luxurious hotels in the area. This is the best of the best.

Gran Hotel Ciudad de México


Hotel Zócalo Central


One of the two hotels with a 5 star rating in central Mexico City. Located right in one of the Zócalo’s corners, this is probably the most famous hotel in the city.

It has 2 traditional Mexican restaurants and it’s just astonishing from the moment you walk in. The architecture is breathtaking; actually, many tourists walk in the lobby just to take pictures of the place.

The other hotel with a 5 star rating. Downtown is elegant with a special location, because it is close to the Zócalo, Bellas Artes, and the central Alameda.

You should know the hotel offers bike rentals for free. A service you’ll want to take advantage of if you like getting a little lost when touring around a city.

In the other corner of the Zócalo, there is this hotel.

With a great location, the Zócalo Central Hotel organizes excursions around the city and offers a ticket service for shows and concerts in the city.

This last one, really facilitates the trip for those travelers who don’t want to take the time to search for tours and activities.

Hostels in the Zócalo and Historic District

If you’re a traveler that’s looking for adventure and booking on a budget, then these three hostels are ideal for you.

Hostel Zócalo Pino Suárez

Hostel Mundo Joven Catedral

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Hostel Mundo Joven
Hostal Selina Mexico City Downtown

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The Hostel Zócalo Pino Suárez is 1 kilometer from the Zócalo and other landmarks in the central area. There are shared rooms and some have microwaves.

This hostel has been well received by backpackers.

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With a great location, this hostel is right in the Zócalo, you can actually see the plaza from the rooftop bar.

The hostel organizes guided visits to the landmarks and activities in the area. Besides, they offer a continental breakfast in the mornings and also have a kitchen that guests can use to cook their own meals.

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This hostel is close to the metro station Salto del Agua and just 15 minutes away from the Zócalo plaza and 10 minutes from Bellas Artes by foot.

One of the cheapest options you’ll find. Depending on the date, the night can be less than $200 pesos.

Hotels in Mexico City close to the Historic District 

Maybe your idea is not booking right in the heart of the historic district and the Zócalo plaza. Maybe you’re just looking for somewhere close by, so if that’s your case we recommend you look for hotels here: Hotels near by the city’s central area. 

Why you should book in the historic district?

The Historic District in Mexico City is the best place to stay at if you’re looking to explore the city. It is easy to move around, most of the main landmarks are closed by and you’ll be surrounded by traditional Mexican food. 

If you need transportation, you’ll find metro stations, taxis and ubers. 

More lodging options in the Historic District

Do you believe you can find a better place to stay at if you do the research?You have every right to believe so. 

If the recommendations we provided are not enough, here are three extra alternatives and a button to look at all the hotels in the area.