The Best Hotels in Mexico City: From Art Deco Guesthouses to Minimalist Hideouts

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Mexico is one of the most coveted destinations to visit in Latin America, and the best hotels in Mexico City provide an excellent starting point for immersing yourself in the culture. With warm hospitality, outstanding cuisine, a thriving art scene, and nearly year-round perfect weather, Mexico City is a great place to explore.

Whether you choose to stay in the historic Centro Histórico district, where iconic landmarks like La Catedral Metropolitana and the Museo de Templo Mayor are easily accessible, or prefer the vibrant Condesa neighborhood with its abundant parks, green spaces, natural wine bars, and friendly cafés, you’re in for a memorable experience. Below, we’ve curated a guide to the best hotels in Mexico City.

Ignacia Guesthouse (Home Away From Home)

  This Beaux-Arts mansion, originally built in 1913 as a private family home, is now a top boutique property in the Roma Norte borough. Named after the housekeeper, Ignacia, who worked there for over forty years, the nine-suite property offers a cozy ambiance akin to staying at a well-to-do friend’s home.

In partnership with construction firm Factor Eficiencia, designer Andrés Gutiérrez extended the property, adding four color-blocked suites.

Elaborate breakfast spreads feature Mexican classics sourced from traditional markets around the city.

   – Amenities: Outdoor courtyard, library, specialty coffee, homemade breakfast.

   – Address: Jalapa 208, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico.

Casa Polanco (Opulent Spanish Colonial Revival)

Located on Parque Lincoln in the ritzy Polanco borough, this estate was originally built as a private residence in the 1940s. After a meticulous four-year restoration overseen by architect Claudio Gantuz, Casa Polanco now boasts 19 opulent suites and a remarkable art collection.

Eclectic interior design by mother-daughter team Monica Romo and Monica Novelo features classic and retro furniture.

   – Amenities: Private art collection, library, spa, and gym.

   – Address: Luis G. Urbina 84, Polanco, Polanco III Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11560 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico.

Ritz Carlton Mexico City (Impeccable Views)

Situated within the towering Chapultepec Uno skyscraper, the hotel occupies thirteen floors and offers surreal views of the city. Perched above Paseo de la Reforma avenue, guests enjoy a bird’s eye view of Castilo de Chapultepec, once home to Emperor Maximilian I and Empress Carlota.

 The 153 guest rooms include 19 suites with private terraces, marble bathrooms, and sweeping vistas. Dining options include Samos, a Mediterranean-inspired eatery on the 38th floor, and Carlotta, the sky bar with unmatched views.

   – Amenities: Mediterranean restaurant, cocktail bar, spa.

   – Address: Av. P.º de la Reforma 509, Cuauhtémoc, 06500 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico.

Four Seasons Mexico City: A Lavish Retreat Amidst Jacaranda Blooms

Nestled on the vibrant Paseo de la Reforma, surrounded by the springtime lavender hues of jacaranda trees, the hacienda-style Four Seasons Mexico City stands as a beacon of classic luxury. Frequented by celebrities like Taylor Swift and Dua Lipa, this hotel boasts a dimly lit lounge perfect for informal business gatherings and a lush central courtyard adorned with fruit trees, tropical flora, and authentic Mexican art. The heart of the hotel, Zanaya restaurant, offers a taste of the Pacific Coast’s seafood bounty, while Fifty Mils bar is celebrated as one of Latin America’s premier cocktail destinations. With over 200 guestrooms, including 40 suites with either courtyard or skyline views, guests are treated to sumptuous interiors featuring hardwood floors and a rich color scheme of persimmon, sky blue, and gold.

Hotel San Fernando: Art Deco Elegance in Condesa

Steps away from the jacaranda-lined Parque Mexico in Condesa, Hotel San Fernando is a hidden gem, nestled between a natural wine bar and a café. The Art Deco edifice, transformed into a hotel by the Bunkhouse group, welcomes guests with a minty exterior, potted plants, and an inviting outdoor seating area. Inside, the lobby exudes a scent of copal incense and is decorated with jewel-toned furniture, leading to 19 vibrant suites adorned with coral hues and accents from local artisans.

Octavia Casa: Minimalist Chic in the Heart of Condesa

Fashion designer Roberta Maceda’s vision, Octavia Casa, emerges as a minimalist bed-and-breakfast in Condesa. After reconstructing a dilapidated building, the result is a modern three-story structure, distinct among colorful neighbors, marked by teca-wood panels and jasmine-filled planters. The lobby, finished with traditional chukum, opens to a serene garden and leads to seven uniquely designed suites, each showcasing Mexico’s finest design work.

Colima 71: Contemporary Art Haven in Roma Norte

Colima 71, set in Roma Norte, is a contemporary art lover’s sanctuary designed by the renowned architect Alberto Kalach. The brutalist-style building integrates natural elements with the neighborhood’s verdant setting. Guests are welcomed by a lobby adorned with velvet and striking black-and-white photography, leading to 16 apartment-style suites perfect for longer stays, each furnished with elegance and equipped with full kitchens.

La Valise Mexico City: Intimate Luxury in a French-Style Townhouse

La Valise Mexico City, housed in a revamped 1920s French-style townhouse, offers an intimate boutique experience near Roma Norte’s cultural hotspots. With just eight expansive suites, the hotel provides personalized service, arranging unique city experiences for guests. The suites, resembling studio apartments, feature custom Mexican artifacts and offer a unique terrace sleeping experience under the stars.

Campos Polanco: Casual Elegance in Polanco

 Overlooking the República Del Líbano garden and just one block from the tranquil Parque Lincoln, Campos Polanco is one of the newest boutique hotels in the posh Polanco borough. The six-floor Art Deco building features a mustard leather sofa and walnut lounge chairs in the reception area. A spiral terrazzo staircase leads guests to the hotel’s suites.

 Shared spaces on each level include a library and a dining table, perfect for family gatherings. Some suites are studio-style, while others offer residential living areas with fireplaces, fully-equipped kitchens, and open-concept bathrooms with claw-foot porcelain soaking tubs.

Guests can enjoy breakfast in the downstairs courtyard or a cozy breakfast nook with dishes prepared by Chef Diego Isunza Kahlo, Frida Kahlo’s great-grand-nephew.

 Amenities: Complimentary breakfast, robust art collection, top-floor terrace.

   – Address: Campos Elíseos 361, Polanco, Polanco III Secc, Miguel Hidalgo, 11540 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico.

Círculo Mexicano: Minimalist Bazaar in Centro Histórico

Located on a cobbled pedestrian street in downtown Mexico City, Círculo Mexicano was originally a 19th-century townhome and the former residence of photographer Manuel Álvarez Bravo. Ground floor features shops, a courtyard seafood restaurant, and a cantina-style bar called Itacate del Mar.

25 Shaker-style guest suites with oakwood furnishings and exposed brick Catalan vault ceilings. Rooftop boasts an infinity pool, cocktail bar, and heated dipping tub with stunning views of Catedral Metropolitana, Palacio Nacional, and the Templo Mayor museum.

   – Amenities: Ground-floor restaurants and shops, rooftop cocktail bar with outdoor pool.

   – Address: República de Guatemala 20, Mexico City 06000, Mexico.

Condesa DF: Contemporary Nostalgia in French Neoclassical Mansion

 Guests are greeted by a crimson 1940s Chevrolet Coupe at the entrance of this idyllic French Neoclassical building. Art installation by Mexican artist Betsabeé Romero sets the tone.

 40-room hotel with minimalist, monastic-style suites designed by India Mahdavi. Ground-floor eatery for breakfast spreads, rooftop terrace with sushi and views of Parque España and Castilo de Chapultepec.

   – Amenities: Ground-floor café and restaurant, speakeasy and vinyl room.

   – Address: Avenida Veracruz, 102 Colonia Condesa, 06700 Mexico City, Mexico³.

The Alest: London Vibes in Polanco

Bright red tables below baby blue pergolas greet guests at the sleek black entryway. Opulent lobby with seating area and library.

 45 Bar and Restaurant features leather stools and a greenhouse-style restaurant. Chef Emmanuel Gomez Avila serves contemporary Mexican fare with a European touch.

19 rooms adorned with works by Mexican artists, Carrara marble bathrooms, Italian-style hardwood floors, and Le Labo amenities. Three suites offer expansive terraces overlooking the tranquil Eugenio Sue Street.

   – Amenities: Ground-floor restaurants and shops, rooftop cocktail bar with outdoor pool.

   – Complimentary bikes available for exploring the city.

   – Address: 45 Eugenio Sue Polanco IV Sección, Mexico City, CDMX, 11550.

Source: Vogue