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Hotel Principal

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Front of property
Front of property
Family Room  | In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets
Daily full breakfast (MXN 120 per person)

Overview of Hotel Principal

Hotel Principal

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with restaurant, near Zócalo
8.0 out of 10 Very good
8.0/10 Very good

830 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Non-smoking
Bolivar 29, Col. Centro, Mexico City, CDMX, 06000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness centre
  • Room service
  • Business centre
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Front desk safe
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Lift
  • Free toiletries

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Historic Center
  • Palacio de Bellas Artes - 5 min walk
  • Alameda Central - 6 min walk
  • Zócalo - 9 min walk
  • Paseo de la Reforma - 17 min walk
  • U.S. Embassy - 39 min walk
  • The Angel of Independence Monument - 42 min walk
  • National Palace - 2 min drive
  • Metropolitan Cathedral - 2 min drive
  • Plaza Garibaldi - 2 min drive
  • Monument to the Revolution - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX) - 7 min drive
  • Toluca, Estado de Mexico (TLC-Toluca Intl.) - 43 min drive
  • Santa Lucía, Mexico (NLU-Felipe Ángeles Intl.) - 54 min drive
  • Mexico City Buenavista Station - 4 min drive
  • Mexico City Fortuna Station - 10 min drive
  • Tlalnepantla de Baz Station - 14 min drive
  • Allende Station - 4 min walk
  • San Juan de Letran Station - 6 min walk
  • Bellas Artes Station - 9 min walk


  • Salón Corona - 1 min walk
  • Restaurante Don Toribio - 1 min walk
  • Krispy Kreme - 2 min walk
  • Casa Churra - 1 min walk
  • Club de Banqueros - 1 min walk

About this property

Hotel Principal

Located 4.9 mi (7.9 km) from the airport, Hotel Principal offers a great location, putting you within a short 10-minute walk of Palacio de Bellas Artes and Zócalo. Guests can visit the fitness centre for a workout or grab a bite to eat at Parrilla Leonesa, which serves Mexican cuisine. This upmarket hotel is also a short five-minute drive from Paseo de la Reforma and The Angel of Independence Monument. Fellow travellers love the helpful staff and central location. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Allende Station is 4 minutes and San Juan de Letran Station is 6 minutes.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 80 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 1:00 PM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Height restrictions apply for on-site parking
  • Off-site parking within 492 ft (MXN 200 per day), from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) 7:00 AM–11:00 AM on weekdays and 8:00 AM–noon on weekends
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (limited hours)

Working away

  • Business centre


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Fitness centre


  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Digital TV channels

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Parrilla Leonesa – This restaurant specialises in Mexican cuisine. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately MXN 120 for adults and MXN 70 for children


  • Parking is available nearby and costs MXN 200 per day (492 ft away; open 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM)
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Principal offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Principal does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Principal?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Principal?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Principal?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 1:00 PM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Hotel Principal and nearby?
Maintain your daily exercise routine at the gym.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Principal?
Yes, Parrilla Leonesa offers Mexican cuisine.
What's the area around Hotel Principal like?
Hotel Principal is in Historic Center, a short 4-minute walk from Allende Station and 9 minutes' walk from Zócalo. Our travellers say that the local area is very central.



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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

set in magnificent El Centro. 1/2 block to network of bustling walking sreets, architecture from 1500 ad on, dozens of museums, Cathedrals, capital buildings, street art, markets n. resturaunts. classic hotel modernized bathrooms, open atrium hallways, sun roof with art on display, 10ft original doors to rooms, 16 ft ceilings, elevators, great accomadating desk staff, personal walk up n door knock wake up reminders following phone call, Taxi calls, 250 pesos to Mex city Airport...etc. definately will be back to explore more of El Cento. from this Hotel...
Jim, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It was nice and clean. Close to downtown A very reasonable price as well.
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10/10 Exceptional

I love it!! Everything!! Only something to mention, the wi-fi connection was not good.
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6/10 Good

Is well located in Centro Viejo near an area in which music and relaxing outdoor cafés are common. The room was a good value for the money. An old building that had been upgraded. Very high ceilings with barrel vaulting of wood beams and brick added an interesting touch. The room was quite small; however, for the price and quality of the place it was good value. Only negative aspect was because of the design of venting into the passageway sounds for the hallway and other rooms with open doors was a bit of a bother. all-in-all good value for money
Edward, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

it is in downtown..... near zocalo
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10/10 Exceptional

Valentin, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

5-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

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6/10 Good

We were only there for one night on a very busy weekend, so our hotel options were limited months in advance. This place was appropriate given the circumstances, but I would not stay there again. The property is really cute inside, but the rooms have zero amenities other than towels, beds and tv. The room we were in had no AC, just a fan; no windows; no iron or blow dryer. We basically needed a place to sleep, and this did the job. It's centrally located, and close to everything.
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8/10 Very good

really close to downtown, friendly staff
Margarito, 3-night romance trip
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