I stayed on the second floor in a double-bed room. It's very spacious for two people. There is cable TV, and you get a small, round table with a couple chairs if you need to do some work and use your computer. For Internet, you need to dial up, as there is no high-speed internet, but you have the option of wireless coverage in the lobby area.
My room cost came with a buffet breakfast. You get the usual fare: eggs different styles, hot cakes, fruit, cereal, etc., but being in Mexico, you also get chilaquiles, refried beans, huevos en salsa verde, menudo soup, and pozole (the corn and beef soup). Another Mexican extra is that you get about eight different kind of juice options (papaya, grapefruit, cactus and pineapple, carrot, etc.). The waiters and waitresses do a good job and are very friendly and helpful. I noticed that there were a lot of non-guests having breakfast, as this is the nearest place to the expo centre, but also because of the good service/quality.
After 2pm, you have the option of a great sushi bar with excellent service and a variety of food. Rolls are very fresh and tasty, but they tend to put a little bit too much rice on them (the girls in our group had some trouble fitting one whole piece in their mouths). They are still very good. The place closes at 11pm, or midnight if there are lots of groups in house.
I never had to use room service, but there are pizzas available for about $10, delivered from the hotel's kitchen to your room until midnight. This is good to know in case you are kept busy working all day long.
The atmosphere of the hotel is in between casual and business, as this city has very hot weather and people seldom wear a suit. See Holiday Inn Fundidora.
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September 13, 2008
Mexico city, Mexico
May 6, 2005
From journal Monterrey - City of Steel and Glass
by Tio Gringo
January 7, 2003
Rooms are very comfortable with everything you expect from an upscale hotel, and I especially like their Monterrey-centric decor, with paintings featuring the big Bessemer furnaces that can be seen right outside the hotel window. There's none of that silly and innocuous cookie-cutter artwork that you find in most mainstream hotels.
I came in late one night and was impressed by the hotel's tight security after I was stopped and asked to identify myself so that the guard could verify that I was indeed a registered guest. When I got off the hotel elevator, I noticed that they had a watchman strolling the halls. This is *NOT* a bad neighborhood, and it's definitely an upscale hotel, so the management evidently aims to keep their reputation and won't put up with any monkey business. I like a quiet, safe environment, so I'm all for the extra measures.
Room service was excellent--my mouth salivates at the memory of their wonderful caldo tlalpeño.
I will definitely consider the Holiday Inn Parque Fundidora again the next time I pass through Monterrey!
From journal Monterrey: Northern Mexico's Unpolished Jewel