The Holiday Inn Express Zaragoza is a 3 star hotel, a gray structure that looks sad, cubic and without design, but manages to be in a nice place. The rooms are big, with a bathroom, they dont give you disposable shampoo bottles, and it seems like a good idea to save plastic, it is available at the front desk if you need it, and free, like toothbrush, toothpaste etc. Is close to the Expo 2008, the great fair of Zaragoza, so usually quite crowded and you have to book in advance. It has 114 rooms, with a nice modern design, has a blue light in the bathroom which is observed from the room giving it a twist. To go downtown by taxi costs 5 euros if there is not much traffic, and the 35 bus goes right to the corner, to Plaza Spain. At the reception there is a computer for internet, and the rooms have a wireless connection, which costs 4.50 euros per hour or 11 euros for 24 hours. Breakfast is included, is basic and not much choice.
This hotel has a perfect location for those wanting to be close to the main attractions of the city, such as the Basilica del Pilar, the Cathedral of San Salvador, the Lonja Palace or the City Hall. The hotel consists of 66 comfy rooms, all of which are fully equipped and have views of the city.
I stayed in these apartments recently, and really recommend them - both for their proximity to the city centre, and their great value. Ours had room for four, with a double bed and a sofa bed. It's a great choice if you're travelling in a group, as you can enjoy all the freedom that comes with staying in a flat. The apartment has a large kitchen with all the cooking utensils you could want, as well as basic ingredients like oil and salt. The bathroom was quite large, and the master bedroom was also very nice. The living room had a TV, small balcony and sofa bed. Everything was perfectly neat and clean. There's a small office next to the building where the manager works, where you can go to collect your keys and make payments. Upon arrival, someone will show you to your apartment, and they also offer maps and brochures of the city and its attractions.