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“Great hotel in historic old town”
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Hotel San Marcos
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 February 2012

We stayed two nights here in February. The location is excellent being in the centre of the old town convenient for all main sites. We stayed on a Monday/Tuesday and found the rooms to be very quiet. The hotel inside is beautiful and tastefully furnished. Reception, lobby and bar are located at the front of the building which leads into a covered courtyard where breakfast/dinner is served. All rooms are through the courtyard at the back of the hotel. Covered parking is also available at no extra cost at the back of the hotel.
Our bedroom was exceptionally spacious with king size bed and was well equipped. Polished wooden floorboards give a tasteful feel to the room. Bathroom was average size but ample space with large walk in shower and quality toiletries/hair dryer provided. At the time of our visit it was fairly cold but on request the hotel kindly provided a fan heater which proved most welcome. Free wifi also available in the room.
The hotel seemed fairly quiet at the time of our visit and included in the price of £38 was breakfast which is normally extra. This was very good with fresh fruit, toast/jam, choice of eggs plus coffee. This is a quality hotel and the package offered represented excellent value for money.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 January 2012

Rustic hotel 10 minutes away from the city center. Unexpected and tasteful countryside environment, free Wi-Fi (mainly in the lobby / restaurant area), good buffet breakfast, quite cold rooms during the night in December (however probably none of the San Cristobal hotels is offering any heating), shower head provided with extremely thin / unpleasant water flow. Beautiful city center, nice restaurants and bars, nice market with cheap but good quality handicraft.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 August 2011

A friend and I stayed here one night after backpacking through Guatemala. We arrived in San Cristobal de las Casas around 11pm without a place to stay. We were fortunate enough to come across this hotel. As soon as we arrived the staff was friendly and welcoming. We even managed to get a free breakfast in the morning. It was extremely comfortable, clean, and provided the calm, quiet atmosphere I needed to rest after a week long trip through Guatemala. I would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 June 2010

Very good rate, friendly staff, very clean and nice rooms. A few blocks away drom the main square.
Good Value for Money!!

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Reviewed 10 May 2010

I've stayed here on four different occasions and on three of those stays I was kept up beyond 3:00am due to the building next door which is rented out, on an almost daily basis for private parties. The hotel is very nice and clean the food is great, but the real problem is it's location. It's a few blocks from the center which is a little inconvenient, but it's the neighbors that are the real deal killer.

Mexico has no concept of noise ordinances, so music is played at incredible decibels (my windows were literally being rattled) until all hours of the night. By law they can play until 2am, so calling the police will not make any difference (which we did). The hotel has no control over what the building next door does, the staff is completely incapable of doing anything about the problem. You might think that perhaps things would be better on a weekday, but it's not. We have stayed there on a weekday thinking that there wouldn't be a problem, but there was. It's really too bad because it's a nice facility, but due to noise I'd caution anyone who is considering staying there.

There's a reason why they always have rooms available.

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled on business
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Address: Avenida Crescencio Rosas 21 | between Hnos Dominguez and Alvaro Obregon Col. cent, San Cristobal de las Casas 29250, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Chiapas > San Cristobal de las Casas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #28 of 72 Hotels in San Cristobal de las Casas
Price Range: $53 - $202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel San Marcos 3.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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