Condesa and Roma are two of the coolest neighborhoods in Mexico City, loved by both locals and travelers for the art deco architecture, popular restaurants such as Contramar, and cultural hotspots including Casa Lamm. There are plenty of quirky boutique accommodation options here, too. These are the best.
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Regal is the word of the day at this quirky hotel. Classified as a historical monument, the 1943 neocolonial-Californian mansion is home to seven rooms, all unique in design. The characterful bed and breakfast is conveniently located by both metro and bus stops, and chef Daniela is ready to whip up whatever you need to get going for the day, whether that’s a plate of fresh fruit or organic coffee from Chiapas.
The retro-modern design at Hotel Casa Nuevo Leon is easy on the eye, with a clean palette of grays and creams and light wood furnishings running throughout. Upgrade to a suite with a hot tub, and enjoy the sounds of the birds chirping away in Parque México as you take a soak. There is no restaurant, but the hotel is on a tree-lined street filled with stores, and a number of award-winning restaurants are nearby. A stop at El Moro for churros and hot chocolate is a must.
Feel like you’ve stepped into a friend’s home at this cozy and classically styled four-room hotel. Balcony doors allow natural light to flood in, and neutral interiors create a calm ambience. The property wraps around a communal patio space where there’s an impressive display of plants climbing the walls. In this part of town, you’ll be close to some of the top restaurants in Mexico City, including Contramar and Panadería Rosetta, as well as sights such as the Museo MUCA Roma and Jardín Pushkin.
Each of the five suites here follows its own color palette: the Negra room is filled with striking black details such as floor-to-ceiling marble, while the Rosa room is lined with plush, pink velvet. This impeccably designed bed and breakfast serves hot meals like sopes, tamales and eggs your way every morning, and is close to other Roma must-sees including Jardín Ramón López Velarde and the house where Roma (2018), the Alfonso Cuarón film based in the neighborhood, was filmed. But this high-design hotel feels like a movie set in itself.
Playful with a capital P, the rooms inside this French-style mansion in Roma Norte feature giant dots, stripes and slashes slapped on the walls. Fun and luxury come hand in hand here, and the small details don’t go unnoticed. Exclusive Malin + Goetz toiletries are available in every room, and the restaurant serves French-Mexican fusion cuisine using local produce. Get around town by taking the metro line a few blocks away, or hop on one of the bikes for rent from the front desk.
Lauren Cocking contributed additional reporting to this article.