Fathom Favorites : Mexico City Hotels

1. Hippodrome Hotel

The hotel harks back to the glamorous equestrian days of the 1920s when the nearby private racetrack drew a well-heeled crowd with luxurious taste. Sixteen rooms — some with with marble bedrooms and private terraces — are handsome and lavish, but also subdued.

México 188
Mexico City, 06500

2. La Valise

Located in the perennially hip Roma neighborhood, the 1920s townhouse (with only three suites) is always in high demand. Fun touches — the Yucatán hammock in the El Patio suite, or the hot pink hallway in the La Luna suite — keeps the vibe playful. For a splurge, choose La Terraza, where you can roll your king-sized bed out onto the terrace for an outdoor movie night. 

Tonalá 53
Mexico City, 06700

3. Hotel Carlota

The lobby-level bar, the glass-walled pool, the outdoor patio restaurant, the chic boutique; even if you don’t get to stay in one of the 36 rooms, there are plenty of reasons why you should drop by the modern hotel. If you do stay, look for art installations in every room and make sure to borrow a bike to cruise around on car-free Sundays — the excellent Chapultepec park is a quick ride away.

Rio Amazonas 73
Mexico City, 06500

4. Casa Stella

Architect Francisco Serrano (famous for several local landmarks) built the cozy Art Deco in 1930. All seven rooms are filled with thoughtfully curated vintage pieces. We adore the suite for its private terrace. Room 5 is dreamy with doors that open to the garden. 

Amsterdam 141
Mexico City, +52 55 6237 0102

5. Villa Condesa

A simple and sweet alternative to the sceney Condesa D.F. around the corner. Just a handful of rooms are tucked into a main house decorated with Victor Hugo hardcovers, potted plants, and Eames-inspired chairs.

Colima 428
Mexico City, 06700

6. The Red Tree House

An enthusiastic staff aims to please at this sweet and straightforward 17-room B&B. Rooms are tidy and the interior courtyard is strung with fairy lights. Tt almost feels like a secret, and you'll feel like a local.

Culiacan 6
Mexico City, 06100

7. Condesa DF

Chic and centrally located, the building centers around a white atrium filled with beautiful furniture and beautiful guests eating breakfast alongside D.F.'s young and powerful. After a day taking in the sites, head to the rooftop for a margarita and city views. Retire to your room for a warm bubble bath with Malin + Goetz products.

Veracruz N. 102
Mexico City, 06700

8. Camino Real Polanco

This '60s-era hotel has a retrofuturistic vibe, pre-Hispanic pyramidal references, and lots of bold colors. It is ridiculously well-located steps from Chapultepec Park, the Reforma, and the museums.

700 Mariano Escobedo, Col. Anzures
Mexico City, 11590

9. Hotel La Casona

Cozy, clean, and charming, this small hotel uses traditional trims (overstuffed chairs, musical instruments, floral fabrics) to warm things up for business travelers.

Durango No. 280
Mexico City, 06700

10. Hotel Habita

A frosted, minimalist glass box encapsulates a 1950s facade. Inside, the small hotel's atmosphere is lively and cutting edge, with 36 boutique rooms and a sleek rooftop pool and bar.

Presidente Masaryk 201
Mexico City, 11560

11. Downtown Mexico

17 elegantly modern guest rooms are tucked among manicured patios, a regal stone staircase, and grand floor-to-ceiling murals. Just a few reminders that you are residing in a former palace.

Isabel la Católica No. 30
Mexico City, 06000

12. Distrito Capital

In a district of high-rise buildings and equally high-end shopping, Grupo Habita's sleek Santa Fe hotel fits right in. Parisian designer Joseph Dirand decorated rooms in monochrome save for a pop of pop art like a vintage neon sign. Best part: floor-to-ceiling windows on upper floors mean incredible city views from the bed or deep marble bathtub.

37 Juan Salvador Agraz
Mexico City, 05300

13. Las Alcobas

It's modern, masculine, handsome, intimate, and very much in step with its posh neighborhood surroundings. The staff is well-dressed and meticulous, the mini bar is stocked with complimentary Mexican snacks, and the spa menu includes healing rituals and indigenous treatments.

Presidente Masaryk 390
Mexico City, 11560