The Best Boutique Hotels to Book in Mexico City

In Mexico Citys effortlessly cool Condesa DF you might find yourself rubbing shoulders with the citys hippest residents.
In Mexico City's effortlessly cool Condesa DF you might find yourself rubbing shoulders with the city's hippest residents. | Courtesy of Condesa DF / Grupo Habita
Allegra Zagami

When visiting Mexico City, a destination famous for its distinctive architecture, domed churches and defiantly modern Museo Soumaya, it’s only fitting to stay in a boutique hotel with singular style and independent touches. While there’s no shortage of places to stay in the largest city in the Spanish-speaking world, the task of finding one can be daunting. To help, here are the best boutique hotels in the capital, all bookable on Culture Trip.

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1. Nima Local House Hotel

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A plush bend seat and marble dining table with modern chair in a courtyard filled with lush tropical plants at Nima Local House Hotel

You’ll feel like you’re staying in a stylish friend’s home at this four-room turn-of-the-century mansion turned boutique hotel in Mexico City’s hip Roma district. Enter the bright courtyard filled with climbing plants and foliage, pause to sip artisanal mezcal from the honesty bar, then skip up the small staircase to your room. Each light and bright suite is named in honor of past residents, including a Mexican historian, an urban planner, and a besotted Frenchman who fell for the lady of the house. When it’s time to turn in, an oven-baked cookie awaits.

2. Condesa DF


A luxurious lounge opens to a deck with modern furniture surrounded by trees as the sun sets at Condesa DF
Any definitive list of Mexico City’s top boutique hotels has to include crowd-pulling, effortlessly cool Condesa DF, from Mexico’s homegrown Grupo Habita. At the triangle-shaded rooftop bar, you can rub shoulders with the city’s hippest residents, as you sip cucumber mezcal mojitos and snack on Japanese-inspired salmon sashimi bites. Rooms are pared-back – the perfect antidote to all the action elsewhere – daubed in creamy shades and minimalist wood-paneling. Outside, Condesa and Roma wait to be explored.

3. Chaya B&B Boutique


A large, spacious hotel suite with in-room bathtub surrounded by potted plants at Chaya B&B Boutique
Bohemian travelers flock to Chaya B&B boutique hostel in Mexico City for its note-perfect design, set around a leafy, church-spying courtyard, where low-slung hammocks lure guests to come and hang out. Further cementing the laid-back feel is a resident dog who totters about the place and a long communal table where you can trade tips over breakfasts of piping-hot Chiapas coffee, quesadillas and Mexican mole sauce. Even better is its location: set atop Barrio Alameda, a complex on the edge of Alameda Park that harbors independent shops and restaurants.

4. Hotel Carlota


The bar and pool area at Hotel Carlota overlooked by the second floor dining balcony and hotel building.
One of the most inviting aspects of this urban oasis in the Cuauhtémoc neighborhood is its translucent glass pool – ideal for slaking the heat after a long day exploring Mexico City’s heady ‘hoods. After cooling off, work your way through the organic seasonal menu at the restaurant, crafted by plant-forward chef Joaquin Cardoso, who learnt his skills at the Crillon and Plaza Athénée in Paris. Don’t miss in-house concept store, Taxonomía, too: a local favorite for fashion, accessories and ceramics created by local designers.

5. Dominion Polanco


A luxurious lounge in contemporary style at Dominion Polanco

Unwind in a private apartment at Dominion, in the heart of luxurious Polanco, the Mexican Beverly Hills. All suites have a kitchen, living room and everything you need to live independently – even free-spirited views of Parque Lincoln, with its statues dedicated to Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King. Breakfast is included, and early-morning laps in the heated outdoor pool or afternoon gym sessions are there for the taking.

6. Gran Hotel Ciudad de México


A grand hotel room with canopied four-poster bed and antique furniture at Gran Hotel Ciudad de México
Set within a 16th-century palace, this extravagant boutique hotel in Mexico City is fit for a king (or queen). In the lobby, an immense Louis XV chandelier towers above checkin, setting the tone for the the palatial decor, which also includes a Tiffany-style stained-glass ceiling, imported from France in 1908. To top it off, zip upstairs in a gilded antique elevator to the rooftop bar for an expansive view of the vibrant Plaza del Zócalo below.

7. Las Alcobas

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A hotel room with a curved wall of windows and sheer wraparound drapes at Las Alcobas

All the trappings of a luxury hotel are evident at this Polanco pensión: from fine linens to a finger-on-the-pulse concierge and two top-flight restaurants. But Las Alcobas takes it to the next level, making it one of Mexico City’s best boutique hotels. Ring your personal bath butler to arrange a spa-like treatment in your suite, upon which steam jets will be set, bath oils presented and mood lighting dimmed for ultimate relaxation. Afterwards, head down for dinner at Dulce Patria, one of the top restaurants in Latin America.

8. La Valise


A luxurious lounge with plush furniture and traditional Mexican design pieces at La Valise Mexico City
Step inside this unassuming townhouse in Roma Norte to find an immaculately styled three-bedroom hotel – little sister to larger La Valise in Tulum. Each suite has its own flare. For a night beneath the stars, bed down in La Terraza, which comes with a sliding bed, that can be wheeled onto the terrace on command. Though La Valise doesn’t have a restaurant, room service is on hand from Rosetta, an age-old Roma mansion run by leading chef Elena Reygadas.

Looking for somewhere different to rest? Book into one of the best luxury stays in Mexico City, or opt for one of the top hotels that you’ll be talking about forever. Mexico’s capital is full of things to do, so don’t miss out on its must-visit attractions, including its unique landmarks. And you can’t afford to miss the best restaurants in the historical centre, either.

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