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Hotel Principal

  • Excellent24%
  • Very good42%
  • Average29%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
14 Feb 2018
“Location great but not so with the beds.”
24 Mar 2017
“Excellent place to stay”
Free Wifi
2 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

I love the location and the look of this hotel. I failed to try out the bed before booking a room as they are the worst I've had in a month of Oaxacan hotels. The pillows fall in the same category and I used a...More

Thank Deedee K
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...More

Thank DCFabian
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,...More

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...More

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

Thank Lucinda M
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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US$29 - US$57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$29 - US$57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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..."
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"The rooms with balconies facing 5 de Mayo have beautiful views, but at times the street noise was pretty loud."
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"A room in the front has a little balcony and nice vista of the street! But it can be a little noisy a night."
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"Get one of the upstairs rooms with balcony for light and air."
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