Bustling, busy, beautiful Mexico City lives long in the memory. It’s crammed with wonders, from the call of the taco seller to the acrobatics of the lucha libre. So if you want to find a hotel to match, you’ll need somewhere special. These Mexico City stays are so remarkable you’ll be recommending them for the rest of your life.
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One of the best Grupo Habita hotels in Mexico City, Distrito Capital in Santa Fe is ideal if you want a break from the Roma-Condesa crowd. Take a tour of the 30 rooms and you’ll appreciate the understated cool of the hotel; the terraces and fifth-floor pool only add to the charm.
A modern accommodation option pioneer in Mexico City, Hotel Habita has an icy exterior – literally. It looks like a giant ice cube, sweltering in the Mexico City heat, and this metaphorical cool also pervades the interior, which has a stylish boutique vibe throughout with modern art pieces. If you’re into minimalist design, the all-white look of this Polanco hotel will be right up your street. And the decadent rooftop pool isn’t bad either.
Indulge in a special stay at the Marquis Reforma Hotel and Spa, one of the top luxury hotels in Mexico City, and ideally located on Paseo de la Reforma – one of the main boulevards in the city. Art deco rooms feature a mix of mahogany touches and marble bathrooms, while you can take your pick of three restaurants. The real attraction here is the Marquis Spa, where you can relax and rejuvenate in 16,000sqft (1,500sqm) of blissful peace.
In the heart of the historic center, and housed in what was once an Aztec palace, is the aptly named Downtown Mexico. It’s perfect if you’re a foodie, not just because you’re in the middle of the culinary hub, but because the building is also home to chef Ricardo Muñoz Zurita’s Azul Histórico. Situated on the ground floor, the restaurant does a gourmet take on Mexican staples. There are also mezcalerías here, chocolate shops and a rooftop bar, so it’s worth a visit even if you aren’t staying.
Maja Proescholdt contributed additional reporting to this article.
Looking for more places to stay in Mexico City? Book one of the top boutique hotels. For more affordable options, stay at one of the best cheap hotels in Mexico City. The Mexican capital is full of things to do, so don’t miss out on the must-visit attractions, including its unique landmarks. And you can’t afford to miss the best restaurants in the historical center, either.
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