Stayed one night in Esmeralda's Hotel in Tuxtla Gutierrez this week, and it was one night too many. This has to be one of the worst designed hotels I have ever stayed in, with rooms opening directly off a central lobby. There is no soundproofing whatsoever, and doors do not close tightly. Therefore every sound from the lobby or elsewhere in the hotel can be heard. Additionally as the rooms have frosted windows to the lobby, and no direct daylight, they are gloomy and depressing.
On the night we stayed, a group on a higher floor were having a party, which was clearly audible throughout the hotel. Finally at 2am I had enough, and went to the front desk and threatened to call the police if they did not stop the guests from making the noise immediately. To my surprise, they succeeded in silencing the guests right away, but it had still ruined our night, since we needed to get up at 6am, and were only in the hotel in the first place for a good night's sleep.
The bathrooms are tiny, pillows are lumpy, and shower heads clogged (which is a shame as they are monsoon type and would have been great if they were not clogged). On the plus side, the room and bathroom were spotlessly clean, bed was comfortable (except the pillows) and the highspeed wireless internet worked well. The hotel is well located (but so are plenty others in the town). The plus points do not even come close to making up for the rest however, and I would not stay in this hotel again.
Although it was relatively cheap I have rated value as poor, since if you cannot get a good night's sleep, I do not think it is good value regardless of how cheap it is!