Mexico City might not seem like the most obvious destination if you’re travelling with children; however, the capital of Mexico is surprisingly kid-friendly, in terms of activities, sights and accommodation options. Many hotels offer children’s activities, babysitting, kids’ beds, and even pint-sized bathrobes. Read on to discover the best hotels in the city for families.
Paseo de la Reforma is one of Mexico City’s biggest and most important avenues, and it’s also home to the Sheraton María Isabel Hotel & Towers, which offers magnificent views over the memorial column known as the Ángel de Independencia (Angel of Independence). The hotel has tennis courts and swimming pools, so your kids will be kept busy and active, and you can even choose the family package, which offers a welcome snack, a rollaway bed and free meals for kids under 12. Hotel babysitters are on hand if you want a night out in the capital, too.
If you’re not convinced by the Sheraton, then perhaps the Le Méridien Mexico City will twist your arm: they will welcome your children with a complementary Lego toy. This might keep them occupied for at least fifteen minutes while you get up to your room. Another perk of booking your family holiday to Mexico City with Le Méridien is the complementary dinner, which includes a special price kid’s dinner, and tickets to the fantastic Museo Rufino Tamayo in Chapultepec Park.
One of the most kid-friendly accommodation options in Mexico City, surprisingly, is the Four Seasons, also situated along Paseo de la Reforma. Here, your child will be welcomed with milk and cookies (or popcorn and soda) upon arrival, plus child-sized toiletries and robes. You can request rollaway beds, childproofing of the room and even cribs if necessary. Again, babysitting services are available for a fee. If you want a hotel that’s got it covered when it comes to accommodating children, then the Four Seasons is ideal.
Not only is the Presidente Intercontinental one of the best hotels in Mexico City for foodies, thanks to its Mexican restaurant Chapulín and French favourite Au Pied De Cochon; it’s also perfect for parents. The entire Presidente Intercontinental chain is renowned for their ChiquiClub for kids, which runs 1–6pm on weekends and holidays, and allows you to take a much-needed break from childcare duties. They also offer babysitting.
Located in the charming Juárez district, Galeria Plaza Mexico City is a Las Brisas property and ranks highly in terms of child-friendliness. Each room is decked out with all the things a travelling family could possibly need, down to an iPod dock and the obligatory free wifi, but you probably won’t even want to use these once you take a dip in the outdoor pool. An extra perk for larger families is that the first two kids under 12 stay for free.
Situated in a towering skyscraper, The St. Regis Mexico City is great for the family that loves a room with a view and only has eyes for the Diana Cazadora monument. Not only a top luxury hotel in the capital, but ideal for kids too, they have painting facilities, a kids’ club and an indoor children’s playground that will occupy all ages, plus babysitting and childcare services. Free treats are provided on arrival, from sweets to kid-sized robes.
While there’s no on-site kids’ club at the Fiesta Americana, there is a well-organised schedule of activities in which they can participate daily. If you’re more interested in participating in activities together and getting to know a more historical side of the Mexican capital, then the concierge service can arrange excursions to places such as the Teotihuacán pyramids. Your stay with kids will be made easier by babysitting services, free toiletries and laundry facilities, plus in-room fridges.
Camino Real Polanco is perhaps one of the most regularly recommended Mexico City hotels, simply because it’s one of the best all-round accommodation options. It comes as no surprise that it’s also ideal for families, as they have babysitting services, spacious rooms (some with kitchenettes) and lots of outdoor spaces. What’s more, it’s in prime kid-friendly activity territory, a mere stone’s throw from the Bosque de Chapu (Chapu Forest) and the Papalote Museo del Niño (Papalote Children’s Museum).