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    Hotel Principal

    Calle 5 de Mayo 208, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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    1 room
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      2 adults
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        0 children
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          US$ 51
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          • Excellent25%
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          • Poor5%
          • Terrible0%
          24 Mar 2017
          “Excellent place to stay”
          23 May 2016
          “All about location and price value correlation.”
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          1 - 5 of 25 reviews

          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 8 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
          Reviewed 22 March 2015

          We found this quite hotel almost perfect. It is in a great location nearby the main plazas and churches. We loved the old Spanish feel and the open courtyard. The price was reasonable. The rooms were clean. The staff was fanastic. The only down sides...More

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          • Southern Mexico >
          • Oaxaca >
          • Oaxaca
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          • Principal Hotel Oaxaca
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          Room Tips
          "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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