Polanco is perhaps the swankiest neighborhood in Mexico City, making it popular with visitors who like to holiday in luxury. So, unsurprisingly, there is a vast selection of plush hotels and accommodation options to choose from in this barrio – which you can now book with Culture Trip.
Polanco is one of the safest neighborhoods in Mexico City, and it is 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 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.
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 like 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 to the south, and you’ll be on your way to the giant Chapultepec Park.
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 hotel’s 91 suites before heading up to the rooftop pool overlooking the city, and don’t miss out on the complimentary breakfast or the round-the-clock coffee, tea and fruit bar.
The Green Park Hotel occupies an iconic Art Deco building just off Avenida Constituyentes, across the street from Chapultepec Park and a short walk to the nearest Metro station. Each of the Green Park’s 33 suites has a refined look, decked out with English-style furniture, and comes with views of the park or the hotel’s 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 Chapultepec’s trees.
Casa Emilia belongs to a new generation of luxury bed and breakfasts cropping up around the city. With just seven rooms, 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.
Pug Seal’s Edgar Allan Poe location, just off Masaryk Avenue, made a name for the brand with its funky wallpaper, geometric art and quirky details like busts of traditional Mexican alebrijes. Since its opening, Pug Seal has expanded to two other locations in Polanco (double-check your location when booking!), a spot in Coyoacán and a brand-new branch in Oaxaca City. Be sure to take some 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’s metropolis.
Perhaps the first luxury hotel that anyone will recommend to you when you say you want to stay in Polanco, Las Alcobas has become synonymous with a kind of upscale luxury you can only really find in this Mexico City neighborhood. Situated 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 hustle and bustle of the Mexican capital’s 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 onsite restaurant to the hidden bathroom tequila bars. This is surely one of the most sensational and cool accommodation options in Polanco.
Sprint over to this city spot for some striking architectural design. Camino Real Polanco Mexico was originally built for the 1968 Olympics, and the property has an attractive Mexican-modern architectural style, created by the 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.
Mexico City’s modern accommodation option pioneer, Hotel Habita has an icy exterior appearance, quite literally! The eye-catching property looks like a giant ice cube, sweltering in the Mexico City heat. This sense of cool extends to the interiors, too, with stylish furnishings, pieces of modern art, chic lighting and whitewashed walls. Along with the slick design, the decadent rooftop pool is another standout feature at this spot.