Trip to Mexico city questions

by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas/Zihuatanejo, Sunday, February 17, 2019, 11:00 (153 days ago)

I will be going to the U.S. Embassy in the near future. Are there recommended Hotels/Motels within a very short walking distance? Prices? Restaurants? Are credit cards used habitually more than her in Z?

I plan to fly there and return out of Z. Taxi to/from hotel.

Comments? Recommendations?

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Trip to Mexico city questions

by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Sunday, February 17, 2019, 12:45 (153 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

Re taxi: be sure that you get into a real, i.e. legal one. I know a British woman who's brother and an associate were sent to Mexico on a business trip. neither one had ever been out of the country. They arrived in Mexico city in the evening and got into what they thought was a cab. The guy drove them into a dark alley and relieved them, at gunpoint, of everything, including their clothes. He left them their shoes. For some reason, he's turned down offers to come visit in Zihua.

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Trip to Mexico city questions

by Susan G @, Zihua/La Ropa, Sunday, February 17, 2019, 15:20 (153 days ago) @ frostbite

Look for a hotel on or near Paseo de la Reforma #305. A couple of years ago, I renewed my passport and while waiting between appointments, had lunch at the St. Regis al fresco section, which is within four blocks of the US Embassy.

Trip to Mexico city questions

by BL @, Sunday, February 17, 2019, 16:52 (153 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

I will be going to the U.S. Embassy in the near future. Are there recommended Hotels/Motels within a very short walking distance? Prices? Restaurants? Are credit cards used habitually more than her in Z?

I plan to fly there and return out of Z. Taxi to/from hotel.

Comments? Recommendations?

There are many hotels close by. Next door is Maria Isabel Sheraton, but there are many. I would recommend you use Uber instaed of taxis, service is pretty good down there.

Tons of restaurants close by, on the other side of Reforma is colonia Roma with plenty of options for all sorts of budgets.

As a US citizen you will enter through a different door than people going there for visas. Last time I was there it was through the main entrance, not the side.

There are also many museums close by if you have the chance, most notably the Anthropology and History museum. Not walking distance from the embassy but close enough.

Credit cards widely accepted.

Enjoy!

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Trip to Mexico city questions

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, February 17, 2019, 18:24 (153 days ago) @ BL

The Maria Isabel is an excellent hotel and would be my recommendation. I’ve had the privilege of staying there on numerous occasions during the past 45 years.

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Trip to Mexico city questions

by Curbarn, summer b.c. winter zihua, Sunday, February 17, 2019, 20:30 (153 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

JW Marriott is close by but the previously mentioned two hotels are nice, St Regis is a higher price point but very nice. I do however think Polanco has a nicer vibe, but that's probably the bourgeois in me.

Trip to Mexico city questions

by Biodude, Monday, February 18, 2019, 17:51 (152 days ago) @ BL

In Mexico City last two years. Uber is the ticket, especially if your Spanish is limited. Great drivers, everyone had a newer, clean car and each driver was safe, polite and wearing a nicely ironed dress shirt. Very reasonable prices.