Polanco is perhaps the swankiest neighborhood in Mexico City, making it popular with visitors who like to vacation in luxury. We’ve narrowed down the vast selection of plush hotels and accommodation options in this barrio to bring you the best – all bookable with Culture Trip.
Polanco is one of the safest neighborhoods in Mexico City, and home to a blend of modern architecture and classic Spanish Colonial revival buildings. On the activity front, there’s a wealth to explore, from museums and restaurants to Bosque de Chapultepec – one of the largest city parks in the world. Make this charming area your base on your next Mexico City break, and check into one of these sensational spots.
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Orchid House is a light-filled turn-of-the-century mansion on one of Polanco’s tree-lined streets, Campos Elíseos. Each suite is filled with vintage details such as Spanish tile and punched-tin ceilings, and don’t miss the orchid left in the entryway. Walk one block north, and you’ll be on Masaryk, a famed shopping street, or head a block south, and you’ll be on your way to the giant Bosque de Chapultepec.
Conveniently located on the edge of Polanco and the exclusive Lomas de Chapultepec neighborhood, Las Suites is perfect for anyone on the move in Mexico City. Take your pick from one of the 91 suites before heading up to the rooftop pool overlooking the city, and don’t miss the complimentary breakfast or the round-the-clock coffee, tea and fruit bar.
The Green Park Hotel occupies a renowned art deco building just off Avenida Constituyentes, across the street from Bosque de Chapultepec and a short walk to the nearest Metro station. Each of the 33 suites has a refined look, decked out with English-style furniture, and comes with views of the park or the interior patio. Begin your day on the patio for breakfast, but don’t forget to check out the rooftop lounge to watch the sunset fall over the Chapultepec trees.
Casa Emilia belongs to a new generation of luxury bed and breakfasts cropping up around the city. It has just seven rooms, so your stay is sure to feel intimate, whether you pick the airy, white-walled suite with open windows or the exposed brick bedroom with blackout curtains. At Casa Emilia, you’ll be perfectly located between Polanco and other key points of interest in town, such as the nearby Ángel de la Independencia on Avenida Reforma.
This Pug Seal hotel on Edgar Allan Poe, just off Masaryk Avenue, made a name for the brand with funky wallpaper, geometric art and quirky details such as busts of traditional Mexican alebrijes. Pug Seal has expanded to two other Polanco locations (double-check your booking!), a spot in Coyoacán and a branch in Oaxaca City. Be sure to take time out in the temazcal in the main garden – a type of traditional low-heat sweat lodge popular in the south of the country, though rare in Mexico City.
Las Alcobas has become synonymous with a kind of upscale luxury you only really find in this Mexico City neighborhood. In a renovated 1950s apartment building, this boutique hotspot combines a modern façade with a muted, tranquil interior that will make you feel a world away from the bustle of the business district. All of the 35 custom-designed rooms have five-star status and subtle Mexican touches.
The best of the best when it comes to Mexico City design hotels, W Mexico City hits the right spot. This place is an Instagrammer’s dream, with vibrant rooms, quirky touches and bold use of color. As with the other W properties around the world, W Mexico City is top quality in every way, from the highly rated restaurant to the hidden bathroom tequila bars.
Sprint over to this city spot for striking architectural design. Camino Real Polanco was originally built for the 1968 Olympics, and the property has an attractive Mexican-modern architectural style, created by renowned architect Ricardo Legorreta. There are various room categories, from deluxe to a presidential suite, and all feature modern interiors with bold pops of color. On the amenities front, there are ample food and drink options, a beautiful large pool set in an attractive garden, a spa, a boutique, a kids’ club and even a heliport.
This jewel box of a hotel makes for a charming base in the city, with romantic interiors and a warm ambiance. The lobby is a feature in itself, with an exquisitely painted ceiling and tiled floor. There are just 11 (beautifully designed) rooms at this upscale spot, and all feature L’Occitane bathroom products, plush robes and king-size beds. Breakfast can be enjoyed in the comfort of your room or in the internal courtyard.
A pioneer of modern accommodation in Mexico City, Hotel Habita has a (literal) icy exterior. The eye-catching property looks like a giant ice cube, sweltering in the Mexico City heat. This sense of cool extends to the interiors, with stylish furnishings, modern art, chic lighting and whitewashed walls. The decadent rooftop pool is another standout feature at this spot.