Mexico City CDMX: Zocalo
Population of 22 Million
I stayed at the Hotel Cathedral while exploring the Zocalo, and loved it for many reasons, one being, there is a rate per person for the rooms and as a solo traveler this was a great perk. Also, in the lobby they gave us fresh guava and all the bottled water we wanted while we waited for our rooms. The potato chips and cookies were flowing as well to keep us happy. I loved the late check out ~1:30pm, and the restaurant had happy staff with a good breakfast omelet poblano. All the staff gave excellent customer service and not only was the shower hot, the water pressure was great. My room overlooked a quiet internal courtyard with windows that opened. Loved it. I thanked the ladies at the front desk for my room and they smiled:)
The National Palace in the evening after a rainstorm. Almost no one was out. It’s normally packed with people.
Cathedral across from the Palace
Traveler tip: Walk down Madero Street from the Zocalo to the Palacio. This is a pedestrian street closed to traffic.