Choose from a number of first-class LGBT-friendly hotels in Mexico City, including the grand Hotel Geneve in lively Zona Rosa, the eco-friendly El Patio 77 in quaint San Rafael and the inviting Red Tree House in trendy Condesa.
The Red Tree House is easily among the capital’s best and most inclusive LGBTQ-friendly places to stay. The owners of this gay-owned establishment, which is located in the uber-chic Condesaneighborhood, pride themselves on offering a home-away-from-home service. Each room in this converted, artsy 1930s house is different, with accommodation including the Treehouse suite and various garden rooms. Guests are encouraged to socialize in the living room and courtyard, making the place ideal for solo travelers and first-timers to the city. This place is suited to mid-range budget travelers.
Room Mate Valentina comes highly recommended, not just for gay travelers, but for anyone who’s looking to stay somewhere a little out of the ordinary in the Mexican capital. However, this doesn’t take away from the fact that it’s ideally located for the LGBTQ traveler in particular, as it’s right in the heart of the city’s gay district, the Zona Rosa. Every room at this hotel is fantastic, but for an extra-colorful stay, try and snag the room with the pink bed canopy.
Condesa Haus is a modern, intimate hotel | Courtesy of Condesa Haus / Hostelworld
The gay-owned Condesa Haus is another hotel in the Condesa district that is perfect for the gay traveler. Comprising a number of stylish rooms and suites, Condesa Haus is a modern, intimate hotel that offers a relaxing stay amid spectacular surroundings. If you’re stopping for a night, opt for one of the rooms, or get a suite with a kitchen and dining area if you plan on staying longer.
Often recommended, and for good reason, Condesa DF is a slightly livelier option for the LGBTQ traveler who wants to stay in the Condesa district. Overlooking the fantastic Parque España, the 40-room Condesa DF is well known throughout the city for its cosmopolitan rooftop bar, which draws in young crowds and offers unparalleled evening views of the capital. Food offerings include a Mexican-French fusion kitchen and a sushi bar, and rooms are sleek and modern, ranging from the patio room to the spacious top suite.
If you’d rather be closer to the Zona Rosa neighborhood, then it doesn’t really get better than the progressive Hotel Geneve, which was one of the first hotels in the city to allow lodging for unaccompanied single women (yes, really). Staying at this elegant spot, which is situated mere steps from Paseo de la Reforma, will put you within walking distance of the capital’s main sights. Hotel Geneve is a grand establishment that effortlessly combines a classically European architectural style and decor with all the up-to-date amenities required by the modern traveler.
Another Zona Rosa option is Hotel Suites Amberes, a five-star hotel with 28 exquisite suites that prides itself on absolute professionalism and top-quality service. It’s a stone’s throw from the best sights and sounds of Mexico City and handily located in the capital’s gay district, meaning you’re not far from all the excitement Mexico City has to offer. Plus, the hotel’s bar has more than 500 tequilas – what’s not to love?
From one Zona Rosa option to another, Hotel del Principado is perfect for the budget-conscious LGBTQ traveler. If you want a lovely bright room, opt for one on the south side of the building and remember to go higher up if you want to escape the noise of the charming, but sometimes raucous, Zona Rosa barrio.Hotel del Principado is clean, comfortable and practical.
For the eco-friendly LGBTQ traveler, there’s no better accommodation in Mexico City than the amazing El Patio 77. The first green B&B in the Mexican capital, El Patio 77 is built on a foundation of inclusivity and offers a range of wonderful amenities for its guests, including an art gallery and a charming patio. It’s also perfect for travelers who like to steer clear of the more touristy areas, as this 1890s mansion house is off the main drag of Mexico City, in the quaint and artsy San Rafael neighborhood.
Sometimes referred to simply as Hotel PF, Hotel Plaza Florencia is situated on Calle Florencia in the Zona Rosa, which puts it at the heart of the gay district in Mexico City. If you’re on a budget but want comfort and convenience, then you can’t go wrong with this reliable spot that is a step up from a hostel yet not quite as costly as a hotel. Do keep in mind that it’s close to many bars and nightlife joints, so it can get noisy in the evening.
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These recommendations were updated on July 3, 2019 to keep your travel plans fresh.