Friday, May 8, 2009

Hotel Posada Hidalgo: Conveniently-located hotel

My husband and I have stayed at this hotel twice. It is our favorite hotel in Dolores Hidalgo. The hotel is located just a block from the bus station and less than two blocks from the town's main plaza.

The hotel is very clean and the staff is very friendly and helpful.

There are six rooms with one double bed, sixteen rooms with two double beds, and two suites that feature a king-sized bed and a sofa bed. At the present time, the hotel is in the process of adding more rooms.

Each room has a telephone, color television with cable and remote, a safe, and a ceiling fan. Bottled water is also provided as the tap water is not drinkable in most parts of Mexico. The hotel also provides complimentary bars of soap, shampoo and lotion.

The hotel also has wireless internet throughout, a work-out room with various pieces of exercise equipment, a steam room, a laundry room for guest use, and an indoor, covered patio area on the second floor. There is also parking for the hotel less than a block away.

If you find you have forgotten some toiletries or want a soft drink, there are some items for sale at the front desk. However, there is a small grocery store about three doors away from the hotel where you can buy whatever you need.

I would recommend this hotel because it is clean, comfortable, quiet, and conveniently located.

The hotel does not have a restaurant and does not provide room service. However, the hotel is located less than two blocks from the main plaza, where you can find a number of good restaurants.

There are rooms on both the first and second floors. There is no elevator, so if steps are a problem, ask for a room on the first floor. The second-floor rooms, at least the one we stayed in on our first visit, are larger than the rooms on the first floor.

Unique Qualities: This hotel is very close to the bus station and also has its own parking lot if you drive your car. It is very close to most of Dolores Hidalgo's attractions and to the market. It is also very reasonably priced ($348 pesos for one person; $398 for two; $448 for three: $498 for four; $548 for five).

Phone/Fax: 01 (418) 182-0477

Address: Hidalgo No. 15; Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato, Mexico C.P. 37800

Directions: On Hidalgo Street between Morelos Street and Chiapas Street. Just one block north of the bus station and one and one-half blocks south of the main plaza. --Cindi Bower


Highly Recommend "The Plain Truth about Living in Mexico" September 8, 2006

Reviewer: Bruce Drake Former Editor with National Public Radio (NPR NEWS Washington, DC) - As someone who has visited Mexico several times as I struggle with my study of Spanish, and who is thinking of moving there, I found this book to be far superior to the general run of guides on the expatriate life or retiring in Mexico. Some of the others of this genre just lack the ring of authenticity, or seemed to be aimed at people with a lot of bucks who are headed for a gated community or an expensive house in Cabo San Lucas. But the Bowers' book has that ring of authenticity and is squarely aimed at the (for lack of a better cliche) "average Joe" who is looking for a life that is different and/or better and needs down-to-earth practical advice on how an American can make this transition.



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