Great location inn with decent amenities
18/06/2017 Ryan B, Davis, California
The Best Western is a comfortable inn near the center of town. I viewed it as comparable to a nice small inn in London where there are about four rooms per floor, each has its own floor plan, the roo... more
The Best Western is a comfortable inn near the center of town. I viewed it as comparable to a nice small inn in London where there are about four rooms per floor, each has its own floor plan, the rooms are extremely clean and you are near the center of town.
If you arrive by car, use google street view first to familiarize yourself with where this hotel is located. All signs in Taxco are in black with the whitewash background so don't expect to find a traditional Best Western illuminated sign. It is a few business fronts off a plaza on what appears to be a one way street but is two way.
Pull your car near the entrance and hug the storefronts to allow cars to pass. A bellman will appear to help with baggage. If a car is already there, the bellman will have you follow him down a tiny street to pull in a garage at the back base of the hotel. You will then climb about three floors to get back to the lobby. The bellman will carry your bags to your room and your car will then be taken to a lot elsewhere in the city about 20 mins away. The valet parking is free but naturally tip the bellman/valet. Valet parking is 9am to 9pm.
Some rooms have balconies, most rooms face the back. I recommend getting the higher floors on the back--3 and 4--to reduce the street noise. The third floor is the lobby level as it is the entrance from the front.
All rooms are extremely clean. All rooms have A/C, a rarity for Taxco. All rooms have an in room safe but you must ask for its unique key as they don't keep the batteries current to use the four digit keypad. Breakfast is not included; I recommend the Santa Fe 150m away. All rooms have ample plugs for computers and phones. WiFi is free but slow.
Here's the bottom line. If you want a world class resort, Monte Taxco Inn is great but is 2 miles away from the city center. The Best Western is the best option in town if you want guaranteed a/c, good plugs, very clean, and a safe 24 hr front desk. Although 'Best Western' in name, this is a local establishment without a cookie cutter approach so you are staying in a local inn.
The staff is very friendly and efficient. The manager speaks English and can arrange local day tours through the city's official tour guides.
I recommend this hotel. less