Polanco is perhaps Mexico City’s swankiest neighbourhood and is popular with visitors who like to holiday in luxury, so it’s unsurprising that there is a vast selection of plush hotels and accommodation options to choose from in this barrio. Here we’ve collated the six most sensational properties that you’ll be dying to stay at next time you visit Polanco.
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 neighbourhood. 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. Each 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 is a fan favourite among those who favour vibrant accommodation with quirky touches, in terms of pattern and colour pops. Having been fairly recently renovated, you can rest assured that everything at W Mexico City is top quality in every way, from the highly rated onsite restaurant to the hidden bathroom tequila bars, easily making this one of Polanco’s most sensational yet cool accommodation options.
Designed by famed architect Ricardo Legorreta, the aesthetic at Camino Real Polanco is a mixture of historical authenticity and vibrant colour that evokes the modernist Mexican style of well-known architect Luis Barragán. In fact, the design is so highly regarded, it’s considered a hybrid hotel-museum. Despite having been originally built for the Mexico City Olympics of 1968, this destination still feels as fresh as ever, while still giving clever nods to the country’s Mesoamerican past. If you love history, art and architecture, staying at this sensational boutique hotel is a must.
A different kind of modernism is on offer at Polanco’s boutique Busué hotel, one that incorporates marble countertops and exquisitely elaborate ceilings to give a contemporary feel, combined with a distinctly homely atmosphere. One of the smallest options in our guide to sensational Polanco accommodation – there are only eleven exquisitely designed rooms at Busué – it should not be underestimated. We recommend taking tea on the terrace and soaking up the sites of the surrounding neighbourhood, before paying a visit to the nearby Parque Lincoln.
With branches in both Coyoacán and Polanco, Pugseal is an accommodation force to be reckoned with in Mexico City, for good reason. Their boutique Polanco branch is all about open spaces, wooden floors, quirky interior design touches and subtle colour pops. Each room offers something different, whether that be bug print wallpaper (more appealing than it sounds) or beautifully upholstered furniture, so you’re sure to find something that suits your tastes at Pugseal Polanco. Plus, they offer complimentary drinks from 6pm-8pm daily.
Mexico City’s modern accommodation option pioneer, Hotel Habita has an icy exterior appearance – literally! It looks like a giant ice cube, sweltering in the Mexico City heat and this metaphorical cool also pervades the interior too, which has a stylish boutique vibe throughout, due to the presence of modern art pieces and lush lighting. If you’re into minimalist modernism, the all-white design of this Polanco hotel will be right up your street and the decadent rooftop pool is also to die for.