This article is from the March 2001 The Mexico File
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Things to Know
There: As always, check
AeroMexico’s webpage for their daily specials. Most flights to Veracruz
connect from Mexico City. It is a short 30-minute flight from the capital.
Imperial: Tel: (2) 932-1204. Email:
Miguel Lerdo No. 153, Veracruz. Rooms start at about $50US. Founded in
1794, this favorite hotel faces the Plaza de Armas. Old World elegance, this is
my favorite hotel in town. Satellite TV, air con, indoor pool, good restaurant.
Colonial: Tel: (2) 932-0193. Email:
Miguel Lerdo No. 117, Veracruz. Not as nice as the Imperial, but the
front balcony rooms are a good bargain at around $40US. Interior rooms are
cheaper. The sidewalk restaurant is very good. Satellite TV, air con and fans,
dreary indoor pool.
Inn: Tel: (2) 923-1011, Toll free from
U.S. (800) FIESTA1. Web page:
This hotel was days away
from opening and looked to be first class, although a room will run around $100.
Call for special deals. Quiet area, minutes walking from waterfront and the
plaza. All amenities.
Hotel Mocambo: Tel: (2) 922-0205. Four miles south of town center on the beach, the hotel reflects a Veracruz of the past. A little worn from when it set the standard, but still a nice stay. Doubles start $70-$80, but ask for specials.