Boutique hotels are special for their size and unparalleled ability to make you feel at home. Just like their guests and visitors, each one of them has a unique personality with something unique to offer. Here are four properties that we love in Mexico City — each one-of-a-kind in distinct areas of the metropolis.
Opened back in 2005, Condesa DF continues to be a hit, and not only with travelers, but also with Condesa dwellers. It seems that once you have visited, you always go back. The building, built in 1928, underwent a renovation headed by the architect Javier Sánchez, while India Mahdavi actualized the interior design. Both played a key role in assuring that the hotel remain relevant thanks to an on-point color palette and a smart choice in furniture. The rooms with balconies are our favorite with their stunning views, and be sure to take a look around the store displaying hand-picked products from Mexican designers.
Condesa DF’s inside patio
Tip for Mexico City locals: Condesa DF feels designed for convivial experiences. Its inside patio is a haven on sunny mornings for breakfast, and when night falls, the famous recently renovated rooftop is hands down one of the best in the area for a drink between friends.
Another home run for the Mexican boutique hotel company, Grupo Habita, was the opening of Downtown Mexico. In the heart of the city’s historic center, “Centro,” you can find the hotel in a seventeenth century palace where structure and charm remain intact. The hotel shares the building with the traditional Mexican restaurant Azul Histórico, several independent boutiques, as well as a hostel. Providing a true sense of space, each of the seventeen rooms has high ceilings, terracotta-tiled floors, and charming details almost everywhere you look.
Downtown Mexico’s rooftop
Tip for Mexico City locals: Downtown’s rooftop is popular among the young Mexico City crowd. If you live in the city and haven’t gone, go and check out what all the fuss is about. Sunny weekends are popular to sip your drink of choice and admire Centro’s ornate colonial rooftops. If you plan to go with a group, another option is reserving a table.
Located on the primo corner of Polanco’s main street, Masaryk, Las Alcobas is the perfect combination of size, service, and design. Inside, the decoration favors different shades of grey and wood and throws in Mexican-style details that remind the traveler of their whereabouts. Without a doubt, the most iconic part of the hotel is the magnificent staircase in the center of the lobby, appearing as if it was designed for Instagram posts. As for the service, it is not only above par but also personalized, which is always appreciated.
Room at Las Alcobas
Tip for Mexico City locals: Las Alcobas has two restaurants that have made a name for themselves. Anatol proposes a menu with fresh, local products of the highest quality — it is a go-to spot for a nice meal out. In the building next door, you will find Dulce Patria headed by chef Martha Ortiz, providing an atypical take on Mexican gastronomy.
On Jalapa street in the Roma neighborhood, you will find Ignacia Guest House — a stunning house from the early twentieth century transformed into bed & breakfast featuring the latest in interior design. This small B&B only accounts for five luxurious suites named after the color with which they were designed: Black, Blue, Yellow, Pink, and Green. Each room is accompanied with amenities from the local, organic Mexican brand, Loredana. An important aspect of the luxury hotel is its commitment to self-sustainability it’s equipped with solar panels and a rainwater collection system.
One of Ignacia’s suites
Tip for Mexico City locals: In the same building as Ignacia, there is also Casa Jacaranda — the space is home to by-request culinary experiences created by Beto Estúa and Jorge Fitz. The experiences include a morning tour of Roma’s Medellín Market followed by an afternoon cooking class in the Casa Jacaranda kitchen. Top off the day with a meal on the rooftop under their magnificent jacaranda tree.
T. +52 (55) 5282 2199
Isabel la Catolica 30
T. +52 (55) 5130 6830
Avenida Presidente Masaryk 390
T. +52 (55) 3300 3900
T. +52 (55) 5584 2681
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