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Hotel Principal

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Washington, DC
Reviewed 24 March 2017

This hotel is very centrally located and is very good value for its very moderate price. The rooms are large and comfortable. The staff is very pleasant although as I remember their English is very limited. Rooms are all around the central courtyard. There is no breakfast - but there are two places very close by. I would definitely stay...

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Huatulco, Mexico
Reviewed 23 May 2016

I stay at Hotel Principal every time I go to Oaxaca. It is a perfect base for exploring downtown Oaxaca or catching a ride to one of the many sites that surround this amazing city. Yes, it does need a makeover, that is for sure, but 1) you get what you pay for and 2) it gives some authenticity to...

Thank Stephan S
Reviewed 10 July 2015

I stayed a two different hotels during my trip to Oaxaca. Hotel Principal was my favorite. They have a very helpful staff. I only speak a little Spanish and I had no trouble communicating. I stayed in a room with a balcony facing 5 de Mayo Street. I loved hearing the sounds from the street and watching people walk by....

Thank Emily W
Reviewed 9 May 2015

I'd forgotten 'til I started to review the Principal that I'd stayed here twice -- once, long ago, when I had a convention in Oaxaca, and more recently when introducing a young relative to Mexico City, Oaxaca, Puebla and environs. Both times it provided a more comfortable base than I'd expected for the price, and the staff was particularly helpful...

Thank Lucinda M
Reviewed 22 March 2015

We found this quite hotel almost perfect. It is in a great location nearby the main plazas and churches. We loved the old Spanish feel and the open courtyard. The price was reasonable. The rooms were clean. The staff was fanastic. The only down sides were that the street could a bit noisy at night and some of that sound...

2Thank Snr345
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 6 January 2015

The hotel is perfectly located and a decent value-for-money option if you get one of the upstairs rooms. We spent three nights there, the first in a dark downstairs room (no 2) in urgent need of a makeover (leaking toilet, corroded fittings, missing tiles). We then got an upstairs room with a balcony/window facing the street, which was nicer, airier...

1Thank Topo012
Oshawa, Canada
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Great location three blocks north of the zocalo and three from Santo Domingo church. On a quiet street it is economically priced and clean, from $25 American for a single and $42 for a double. (325 pesos & 550) It is an older building with comfortable rooms. I recommend one of the three balcony rooms, that face the street. I...

2Thank Arjuna13
Poznan, Poland
Reviewed 30 December 2013

This is a perfect location as a base to explore Oaxaca. The staff was pretty helpful and nice. It is difficult to say the rooms are old or it's only a stylization. We love this atmosphere, fits to the building. Everywhere is clean and the rooms are cool to escape the strong sun of oaxaca. I would definately stay there...

2Thank jezabel2
Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

Just fwo blocks from Zocalo square this hotel is magnificently located. The wi-fi is not very good unles you step outside to the courtyard. Rooms are decent and prices are 595.00 pesos for two adults. Very nice balcony views from just two available roooms but on the downside the traffic wakes you up kind of early. The don't accept any...

1Thank Norberto I
Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 2 January 2013

My family of 7, all adults, stayed here in 1997 and found it perfect. I came back in 2012 and was saddened to see that it needs a lot of repair. The staff are both extremely nice and inconsistently able or willing to speak English . I could not get internet access anywhere in the hotel. The rooms are huge,...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
*An all time favorite budget hotel...*Located in the nice East side of downtown* Walking distance from most tourist attractions*Immaculately clean rooms *Super friendly and FUN staff ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Principal

Address: Calle 5 de Mayo 208, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Oaxaca
Price Range: $37 - $71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Principal 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Take a room across the patio for enhanced privacy or take one of the balcony rooms to get an early morning view of an awakening Oaxaca.”
51stephans, 23 May 2016 | Read review
“The rooms with balconies facing 5 de Mayo have beautiful views, but at times the street noise was pretty loud.”
emilyw558, 10 Jul 2015 | Read review
“A room in the front has a little balcony and nice vista of the street! But it can be a little noisy a night.”
Snr345, 21 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Get one of the upstairs rooms with balcony for light and air.”
Topo012, 6 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Like I said I recommend one of the three balcony rooms. It is where I always stay.”
Arjuna13, 28 Jun 2014 | Read review
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