Mercado Merced is easy to get to from el Zócalo area. In fact, the Metro line has a station inside the Mercado.
Mercado San Juan is much tamer, yet interesting. It also tends to be expensive in the context of Mexican Mercados.
We have been considering hotels close to Mercado San Juan, among them, Hotel San Diego and Hotel Fornos. The latter especially looks like a real deal, but we have never stayed there. An apparent drawback is that the neighborhood is a bit rough edged, especially at night, and walkable dining options seem scarce.
But the truth is, if we need something from the Mercado San Juan and its savory environs, it's no big deal to get a cab or take the MetroBus. We'll undoubtedly continue to stay in Colonia Roma Norte, surrounded by numerous, often appealing restaurants.
Note: Lesley Tellez' tour company is Eat Mexico.
Edited by Panosmex, 21 June 2014 - 02:56 PM.