I have stayed at the Rioja since 1993 and have LOVED it ever since. You must be a discerning customer, not frivolous, just open to a clean, inexpensive, safe room, close to the Zocolo, in the Centro Historico, and based in the prefect location to check out what Mexico City has to offer. If you are prissy, indulgent, or privileged...this is NOT the place for you. However, if you want to see Mexico as a Mexican, this place IS IT. The Hotel Staff are courteous (but do not speak English), the rooms are clean and simple, and best of all - you're within walking distance of the Templo Mayor, Zocalo, Bellas Artes, Alemeda Park, Mexican Art Museum, etc. - no better place!
If you want a US Hotel...do not stay here and go to the Zona Rosa, San Angel, Polanco, and other areas of D.F. that cater to rich clientele.
Best regards from a seasoned archaeologist with experience in Mexico over 2 decades....More
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