The Best Hotels in San Angel and Coyoacan, Mexico City

Coyoacan is home to an increasing number of smart boutique hotels such as the H21 Hotel Boutique
Coyoacan is home to an increasing number of smart boutique hotels such as the H21 Hotel Boutique | Courtesy of H21 Hotel Boutique / Expedia.com
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26 May 2021

Mexico City’s Coyoacan neighborhood has its own distinct ambiance entirely unlike anything else in town. The mood is provincial and relaxed, the main square always abuzz with the activity of balloon sellers and snack vendors. The former home of Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Leon Trotsky and many more important figures in Mexico City history, it’s not a place you want to miss on your tour of the country’s capital. Here are some of our favorite places to stay in Coyoacan, all bookable with Culture Trip.

H21 Hotel Boutique

Boutique Hotel, Bed and Breakfast
H21 Hotel Boutique
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Feel like you’ve stepped into the pages of an interior design magazine at the H21 Hotel Boutique in Coyoacan. There are five superbly appointed rooms on the property, with contemporary Mexican interiors running throughout. Natural woods, plush fabrics and local art make for an attractive mix. Each room follows a different color theme and all include a private patio and a great spread of amenities including bathrobes, coffeemakers, minibars, microwaves and smart TVs.

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Stara San Angel Inn

Independent Hotel
4.2/5 (68 Reviews)
Stara San Angel Inn
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Stara San Angel Inn, located in the oh-so-quaint San Angel neighborhood, is a modern and shiny contrast to the surrounding area’s traditional cobblestoned streets. The rooms, with high-end Nordic minimalistic design touches (lots of wood and marble), feature big windows and narrow verandas overlooking the residential area. Rooms also come with kitchens, making this a great spot for long-term stays. And with enclosed vertical gardens, plus a rooftop lounge/library with sofas next to the Roof Garden Restaurant where you can enjoy breakfast and snacks, you’ll find plenty of stylish open spaces to wander around.

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Ágata Hotel Boutique

Boutique Hotel, Spa Hotel
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Ágata Hotel Boutique
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A bohemian, artistic, intellectual and cozy hotel, this property is a delightful spot with four well-designed rooms to choose from. Two of the rooms feature freestanding tubs for added relaxation and all are kitted out with robes, slippers, Nespresso coffee machines and Netflix access. To top things off, this hotel is home to a beautiful terrace, a spa offering massages and facials, a selection of books and Kindles to loan if you can’t find the tome you want. On the food front, a healthy Mexican breakfast is included in the price and cooking classes are available if you want to recreate some of your favorites dishes once home.

Fiesta Inn Periferico Sur

Independent Hotel
4.2/5 (965 Reviews)
Fiesta Inn Periferico Sur
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With more than 200 rooms, Fiesta Inn Periferico Sur is a business-oriented property located just west of the renowned Aztec Stadium, making this spot perfect for football fans. The rooms are expansive and filled with natural light thanks to large windows. On the amenity side of things, there is an indoor pool, a hot tub, meeting rooms and an auditorium for conferences and larger gatherings. This spot is an affordable option for business travelers and holidaymakers alike who want a big room in the south of the city.

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Casa San Jacinto

Guesthouse
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Casa San Jacinto
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If lavish 18th-century Mexican architecture is your thing, Casa San Jacinto is a dream come true. This boutique hotel blends ornate antique features and modern design. There are ten suites to choose from and all have a unique feel and layout. Some include balconies with views over the nearby park or into the inner courtyard and all include the essentials needed for a comfortable long-term stay, from fully-equipped kitchens to ample space to entertain. If you want to stick to the colonial design theme while dining, head over to the nearby Saks San Ángel restaurant for breakfast or a juicy rib-eye steak (served with fresh guacamole) or perhaps an afternoon aperitif.

Casa Moctezuma

Boutique Hotel
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Casa Moctezuma
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Casa Moctezuma is housed in an elegant Porfirian-era mansion that has been lovingly renovated to retain as much of the original woodwork and other accents as possible. The hotel is right in the center of the Del Carmen neighborhood, a relaxed and convenient location to set out to see the rest of Coyoacan. The hotel offers a combination of well-appointed lofts, suites and studio rooms each with a small kitchenette and fully-stocked minibar, decorated with modern but comfortable and bright furniture.

Casa Tamayo

Boutique Hotel, Hostel
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The Casa Tamayo is set up for either short-term or long-term stays. The house is a two-story house with beautiful vintage furniture and a homely ambiance. This delightful property is located just steps from the center of Coyoacan making visiting some of the neighborhood’s attractions like the Frida Kahlo Museum or the Coyoacan Viveros any easy jaunt. Perks include free Wi-Fi, a common area for watching TV and outdoor patio space for enjoying the mild year-round climate of Mexico City. This house certainly feels like a home away from home.

Stara San Angel Inn (repeat)

Independent Hotel
4.2/5 (68 Reviews)

While geared towards business and long-term stays, Stara San Angel Inn is far from stuffy or corporate. The suites are designed as apartments, each with living space, a convertible dining table and lots of breathing room. The upscale hotel is located in the heart of San Angel’s residential area and is a nice quiet escape from other areas of the city. The on-site restaurant Luna Bistro has a moderate-sized menu of well-executed international dishes. Other highlights include a rooftop library, which is a great place to get a few hours of work in, there’s a small gym for working out and all the rooms center around an inviting and plant-draped outdoor patio.

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  • Fiesta Inn Insurgentes Sur

    Hotel
    4.4/5 (709 Reviews)
    Fiesta Inn Insurgentes Sur
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    Just off one of the city’s main thoroughfares, Insurgentes Sur, the Fiesta Inn sits on the quieter and less bustling Mercaderes street. The hotel’s rooms are chic and simple and all include a small sitting area. The suites are worth the bump in price if you can afford them with dining areas and basic kitchenettes. The hotel also has a 24-hour restaurant, a bar, a fully equipped gym, meeting rooms and free Wi-Fi throughout. From the front door, it’s a short walk to the Frida Kahlo Museum and only a little bit further to the center of Coyoacan. Nearby there are plenty of food options and a shopping mall for a little retail therapy.

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    Casa Jacinta Guest House

    Boutique Hotel, Guesthouse
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    Bright and sunny, this small B&B offers seven rooms each with a distinct look created with hand-stitched pillows and rugs and artwork on the walls. Casa Jacinto is near the Frida Kahlo house, the Trotsky museum, the Coyoacan gardens (Los Viveros) and the Cineteca Nacional movie theater. Common areas are cozy and welcoming with coffee and tea available. The guest house is located on a quiet residential street but is only 15-minutes from the Coyoacan metro stop that will connect you to the rest of the city.

    Krystal Grand Suites Insurgentes

    Business Hotel
    4.4/5 (732 Reviews)
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    The five-star, luxury Krystal Grande Insurgentes hotel is right on Insurgentes Sur, one of the city’s main thoroughfares. This makes it a great option for business travelers, folks who want to be able to connect with public transportation quickly and those who want to live the Mexico City urban experience. The hotel is part of the Krystal Grand chain and in keeping with the brand’s portfolio, the rooms here a modern and well-appointed with all the amenities you would expect from a place of this caliber. Break a sweat at the gym, enjoy some Mexican delights at the in-house restaurant, a refreshing beverage at the bar and the spa offers some rest bite from the city. If you’re traveling with your pooch, this hotel is also pet-friendly.

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    City Express Plus Patio Universidad

    Chain Hotel
    4.1/5 (769 Reviews)
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    Courtesy of City Express Plus Patio Universidad, Ciudad de México / Expedia

    The City Express hotel chain has locations all over Mexico, Costa Rica and Colombia. These properties cater to domestic business travelers but they are also great for someone who is coming into town for a few days and wants a no-frills but high-quality stay in the city. As a brand, they are extremely environmentally conscious and have received LEED certifications for many of their hotels. This Mexico City outpost is located in the quiet residential neighborhood of Xoco and has a great rooftop terrace for travelers to take advantage of. The rooms here a modern and fresh, with floor-to-ceiling windows allowing for plenty of natural light.

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    Lydia Carey contributed additional reporting to this article.

    These recommendations were updated on May 26, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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