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- Sheraton Maria Isabel Hotel & Towers Review
- Le Meridien Mexico City Hotel Review
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- The Sights And Sounds of Mexico City
- Scam City: Mexico City Edition
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The Le Meridien Mexico City is relatively brand new and just opened last year after a major conversion from an Hilton Embassy Suites hotel. Most taxi drivers still don’t know how to get to the Le Meridien Mexico City, so be sure to have the address “Paseo de La Reforma 69” or refer the hotel as the Embassy Suites. I try to avoid taxis as much as possible since they are a complete ripoff and I often choose hotel locations where many of the local sights can be found within walking distance and close by a metro subway/light rail station.
As I approached the Le Meridien, I was greeted with a grand modern lobby that had large shining balls hanging from the ceiling. I was advised the front desk check-in area would be one floor above the lobby. I checked in around 2pm and I was upgraded to a Premier Suite from a Classic Suite, but the room wasn’t ready yet. The hotel only has classic suites, superior suites, and premier suites available so I felt lucky to have scored a 2 room upgrade. Since I had an early flight the morning after, I decided to choose the 500 Starpoints as my Platinum Welcome Amenity instead of breakfast.
In addition the front desk agent offered me a drink voucher at the nearby bar while I waited for my suite to be ready. Apparently, you can only use the drink voucher on a Sour Apple Martini, which is one of their signature drinks.
As I entered the room, I was welcomed with a large living room area which consisted of a round dining room table that can seat six people.
The living room area was huge and the sofa can double as a queen pull out bed as well.
There was a wet-bar, coffee maker, and minibar in the living room area as well.
There was a sink and mirror outside the hallway that leads into the bedroom.
The bathroom contained Le Meridien bath amenities and features a large bathtub with robes and slippers.
The bedroom area also contained slippers with a large executive work desk and a beautiful view of the famous Paseo de La Reforma street.
There is so much to do around the Le Meridien Mexico City which is only a 30 minute walk to the Centro Historico or a 30 minute walk the other direction to Zona Rosa. If you like to take taxis, there are plenty of taxi stands around the hotel which can shuttle you anywhere you’d like, but be aware there is an extra surchage at night. During the evening, I found myself taking a taxi to Zona Rosa because I was tired since I was walking all day. I just wanted to relax on my last night in Mexico City and not have to think about walking some more.
Overall, I would recommend this hotel if you can get a great deal on cash & points since it’s definitely not worth paying over $200 for this hotel. I would rather stay at the Sheraton Maria Isabel Hotel & Towers since it’s pretty close to a metro and within walking distance to shops and restaurants in Zona Rosa. I recommend this hotel if you wish to hotel hop Starwood properties in Mexico City since it is only a 20 minute walk between properties and if you like to be closer to the Centro Historic district.