Mexico City has countless lodging options. These range from low-end budget hostels to ultra-luxurious high-rise hotels. The city also has many small boutique hotels. These are perfect for those who want quality, but who prefer more intimate spots. In this post, we’ll explore just a few of the best boutique hotels in Mexico City.
A gorgeous boutique hotel inside a restored seventeenth-century palace. It’s located in the heart of El Centro. That means dozens of bars, restaurants, and top tourist sites are within easy walking distance. The air-conditioned industrial-style guest rooms are all well-equipped and modernized. They have soaring ceilings, stucco & stone walls, and comfortable platform beds. Colonial King rooms have windows facing an interior courtyard. The rooftop terrace bar has a pool, jacuzzi, and great views. The hotel restaurant dining room sits between the courtyard and an intricate stairwell mural. Family-friendly and pets are allowed. Address: Isabel la Católica 30, El Centro Histórico. Reservations: Booking.com
El Patio 77
A high-quality boutique bed and breakfast in a residential barrio. This elegant and eco-friendly place is housed in two adjacent restored Porfirian-era mansions. The eight spacious guest rooms are named after Mexican states. All are clean, bright, and beautifully decorated with vintage furniture. They’re also sound-proofed. Amenities include lush private courtyard, daily breakfast, laundry service, and security. Not family-friendly, and no pets are allowed. Address: Joaquin Garcia Icazbalceta 77, Colonia San Rafael Reservations: Tripadvisor.com
A luxury boutique hotel inside Edificio Tehuacán, a former residential apartment building. Ernesto Buenrostro designed the gorgeous Art Deco structure in 1931. The white-washed facade has geometric designs, dark marble, and finely carved stone. Canadian interior designer Robert Maar remodeled all sixteen modern air-conditioned guest rooms. There’s an in-house restaurant, three bars, and a wine cellar. Due to it’s location in Colonia Hipódromo, this place is an excellent home-base for trips to CDMX. Not kid-friendly, 16+ only. No pets allowed. Address: Av. México 188, Colonia Hipódromo Reservations: Booking.com
A stylish 4-star boutique hotel named after the former Empress of Mexico. It’s housed in a renovated warehouse, so it has a modern industrial vibe. The thirty-six comfortable guest rooms have polished concrete floors, air conditioning, and wood furnishings. Amenities include pool, bar, restaurant, and a library reading room. It’s just one block north of Paseo de la Reforma, making it ideal for exploring the city. Family-friendly and pets are allowed. Address: Río Amazonas 73, Colonia Renacimiento Reservations: Booking.com
Hotel Villa Condesa
A boutique hotel in a gorgeous restored Porfirian-era home. It’s run by English-speaking hosts Homero and Daisy. Guest rooms are classically decorated, with hardwood floors, air conditioning, heating, and in-room safes. Some rooms have private patios. Amenities include 24-hour reception, airport shuttle, room service, restaurant, free breakfast, and hotel bicycles. And the location in residential Roma Norte is ideal for exploring the city. Not family-friendly, and no pets allowed. Address: Colima 428, Colonia Roma Norte Reservations: Booking.com
A 5-star boutique hotel inside a seven-story building in Polanco. This gorgeous structure was once a private home, and features an elegant rosewood spiral staircase in the lobby. Modern rooms and suites have rain showers, custom rosewood furniture, in-room safes, and temperature control. Amenities include free breakfast, concierge, transportation service, dry cleaning, twice daily housekeeping, and shoe shining. There’s a spa, gym, and two hotel restaurants. This hotel isn’t as centrally-located as the others on this list. However, the hotel is located at the edge of El Polanquito, which is quite walkable. Family-friendly but no pets allowed. Address: Av. Presidente Masaryk 390, Colonia Polanco Reservations: Booking.com
A tiny boutique hotel modeled after a ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) in Little Tokyo, in Colonia Cuauhtémoc. Ten ultra-modern guest rooms are cozy, classy, and comfortable. They blend Mexican and Japanese design elements. Each room has an automated smartphone app for controlling the lighting, television, sound system, and blinds. Some rooms have traditional tatami mats. Other amenities include koi pond, Zen garden, library, and rooftop onsen tubs. Concierges create custom omakase meals catered by local Japanese restaurants. Address: Río Pánuco 166, Colonia Cuauhtémoc Reservations: Booking.com
As you can see, Mexico City has a wide range of boutique hotels. If you’d like to learn more about visiting Mexico City, get a copy of my book Mexico City: The Ultimate Travel Guide.
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