The Gran Hotel flaunts the French art nouveau style of the prerevolutionary era. Crowned by a stained-glass canopy crafted by Tiffany in 1908, the atrium is a fin de siècle fantasy of curved balconies, wrought-iron elevators and chirping birds in giant cages. Alright, I stole that from the web but this hotel was really cool. The ceiling of Tiffany stained-glass was breath-taking. I further checked out the rooms on the web and found them to be quaint and relatively inexpensive. This hotel is next to the main square in downtown Mexico City and basically across the street from the Presidential Palace. A great location for an adventure.