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25 Best Hotels in Mexico City – From Colorful Guesthouses to Ultra-Luxury City Resorts

Mexico City’s popularity has soared with travelers in recent years, who are eagerly heading for Mexico’s capital, even at the cost of skipping a stay at some of the country’s most luxurious beach resorts. And can you blame them? This culinary, historical, and cultural capital truly has something for everyone – and an increasingly impressive array of hotels in Mexico City to welcome visitors to this booming, brilliant destination. These are the 25 best places to stay in the city.

La Valise Mexico City

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Mexico City feels like it’s bursting at the seams with new boutique hotels, but none are better than the original La Valise Mexico City. Formerly known as the world’s smallest boutique hotel with just three individualized suites, a recent expansion makes for a grand total of eight spaces to choose from. The property’s Roma Norte location is just steps away from the very best in the city’s cuisine and culture, making a stay at La Valise even more enticing.


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The brand-new Volga is already making waves as one of the most exciting things to happen in Mexico City’s accommodation scene. This 50-room boutique hotel’s thoughtful combination of modern design, culinary innovation, and bespoke cultural touches makes it perfectly suited for those looking for the entire avant-garde Mexico City experience.  The rooftop offers space to gather, with expansive views across the cool Cuauhtémoc neighborhood to nearby Roma Norte and Condesa just beyond.

W Mexico City

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In the heart of the upscale Polanco neighborhood, W Mexico City is among the few hotels in Mexico City that both business and leisure travelers will love equally. Cool, colorful design meets incredible views over the Bosque de Chapultepec for a next-level guest experience at the W. Bites and brews at W Mexico City set it far above the pack of Polanco accommodations.

The Ritz-Carlton, Mexico City

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It simply doesn’t get better than this incredible location; located directly across the street from the famed Bosque de Chapultepec, this soaring, glimmering tower offers expansive views that rival the most renowned vantage points in the city. The rooms at The Ritz-Carlton are just as lusciously luxurious as you’d expect them to be, with sleek marble and rich fabrics highlighting stunning floor-to-ceiling windows in every room. Most of the hotel’s rooms and suites open out onto private balconies

The St. Regis Mexico City

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The St. Regis Mexico City may be one of the city’s most upscale hotels, but it’s also our pick for the best family-friendly hotel in Mexico City. An adorable and well-equipped kids club, plus an indoor swimming pool and options for connecting rooms, are a few of the benefits families will love. Plus, the hotel is just a few blocks from Bosque de Chapultepec, with countless children-friendly museums and even the zoo.

Andaz Mexico City Condesa

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Nestled between the city’s coolest barrios of Condesa and Roma Norte, Andaz Mexico City Condesa has a little bit of something for everyone. Design-forward spaces reflect the neighborhood’s cutting-edge feel, while dining options like Cabuya Rooftop and a pet-friendly terrace bar make the spot popular even with the locals. The hotel’s Hyatt affiliation is a plus for loyalty-focused or points-collecting travelers, while cool design details give it more of a boutique feel than you’d imagine.

Sonder Casa Tonalá

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Hidden away behind a nondescript facade in Roma Norte is Sonder Casa Tonalá, a gem of a boutique hotel that rescues the historic charm of the neighborhood. Muted tones set off the storied details of the building, and the welcoming – if simple and unfussy – design invites a peaceful stay. Few hotels in Mexico City boast such a beautiful, historic building and bespoke guest experience at this price range

Ignacia Guest House

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Step through the unassuming doors at Ignacia Guest House in the heart of hip Roma Norte, and you’ll instantly feel at home. This boutique bed & breakfast was designed that way, taking its name in honor of the longtime housekeeper of the casona estate house dating back to 1913 that now houses this unforgettable property. Nine distinct rooms and suites, many named for the saturated tones that color the walls and textiles, center around the home’s leafy central garden, now home to a bubbling fountain and a shaded bar for nightcaps and morning coffees.

JW Marriott Hotel Mexico City Polanco

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An extensive renovation makes the stay at one of the best hotels in upscale Polanco more comfortable than ever. A new lobby and lounge space, as well as new dining concepts, a cool new cocktail and wine bar, and the Tahona Mezcal Room add to the excitement here. The JW Marriott Hotel Mexico City Polanco is popular with business travelers for its Polanco location, though with its pool and immediate proximity to the Bosque de Chapultepec, it is also an incredibly popular choice with families and leisure travelers.

Las Alcobas

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While many of its Polanco neighbors can feel oversized and impersonal, the adults-only Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel by Marriott, reflects its boutique size in a personalized, guest-focused stay experience worth coming back to. Unfussy yet comfortable, upscale furnishings set the stage for a beautiful stay, where spa experiences and dining are just additional highlights.

Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City

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Among the unending array of modern Mexico City hotels that have cropped up along the city’s Paseo de la Reforma, a refreshing change: the classic elegance and rich splendor of the Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City sets it apart from the pack. The leafy, shaded interior courtyard feels like an escape from the world, while the most desirable shopping, restaurants, and attractions sit just outside.

Sofitel Mexico City Reforma

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Sleek lines and ultra-modern design are the name of the game at Sofitel Mexico City Reforma, located along Mexico City’s famous Paseo de la Reforma. The glittering tower soars above the most upscale part of the city and welcomes guests and locals alike to a buzzy rooftop bar and one of the best spas in Mexico City.

Casa Jacinta

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If you’re looking for traditional Mexican design and all the hospitality of a bed & breakfast, Casa Jacinta should be at the top of your list of the best hotels in Mexico City. Hidden away in the beautiful, leafy neighborhood of Coyoacán, it’s an affordable gem with the most personable service in town. Casa Jacinta features just ten unique rooms, each with hand-picked design elements and surrounded by a shaded garden or private terrace space for guests.

Umbral, Curio Collection by Hilton

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History and modern design meet at Umbral, Curio Collection by Hilton in Mexico City’s Centro Histórico. Nestled within a century-old building just a few blocks from many of the most important attractions in Mexico City, it’s both a convenient and comfortable spot from which to explore the best of the city.

Casa Polanco

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The elegant and evocative Casa Polanco, a relative newcomer to Mexico City’s popular Polanco neighborhood, is a breath of fresh air in one of the city’s best barrios. This historic home turned boutique hotel has nineteen light-filled, spacious rooms that spill out onto a shady courtyard that is a perfect spot for a bite or brew.

Le Meridien

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All-suite accommodations, a 24-hour fitness center, event spaces, and round-the-clock on-site dining at this hotel located on Mexico City’s busy Paseo de la Reforma make Le Meridien Mexico City a popular favorite with business travelers. However, walkability to museums and amazing restaurants also makes it friendly for leisure travelers.

Meztli Casa Boutique & Spa

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Hidden away in the friendly neighborhood of Coyoacán, just around the corner from Frida Kahlo’s home, Meztli Casa Boutique & Spa is a locally owned, affordable wellness destination that feels like a hidden gem among Mexico City’s smaller hotels. The four lovingly decorated rooms at Meztli Casa Boutique & Spa each offer a cozy yet practical design that balances function with a family-like, welcoming feel.

Círculo Mexicano

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Hidden behind a historic facade in the heart of Mexico City’s Centro Histórico, the 25-room boutique Círculo Mexicano pushes modern design and sleek style to the max for an unexpectedly sleek stay. The ground-floor eatery is helmed by the renowned Mexican chef Gabriela Cámara, while the rooftop restaurant and bar, anchored next to the hotel’s plunge pool, provide a unique combination of local ingredients and international inspiration.

Gran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico

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What started as a high-end department store in 1899 has transformed into Gran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico, undeniably one of the grandest historic hotels in Mexico City. The legendary Tiffany stained-glass rooftop from 1908 is just the start! The rooms at the Gran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico, while perfectly comfortable, are nothing truly special, though if you opt for a room with a view overlooking the Zócalo, you’re in for a real treat

Hotel Fontán Reforma

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An affordable yet stylish option across the park from the iconic Museo de Bellas Artes, Hotel Fontán Reforma is a solid choice for those looking for a comfortable stay amongst all the best things to see and do in Mexico City. It scores bonus points for its super-friendly staff and pet-friendly policy.

Casa Pani

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What started as the private residence of renowned architect Mario Pani is now one of Mexico City’s coolest boutique hotels. Rescued and revamped, Casa Pani has four stunningly-designed rooms set across the original 1960s building and two in the adjacent guesthouse, offering an intimate stay for those looking for an experience rather than just a place to lay their heads.

The Wild Oscar

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The Polanco location of The Wild Oscar might be enough to imply it caters to business travelers and the fashionable jet-set crowd, but this 31-room boutique property does it like no one else can. Somewhat dark and moody furnishings give off the refined luxury of a private club, setting the stage for the hotel’s impeccable service. Rooms and apartment-style spaces range from small to spacious, many offering private balconies and marble-covered kitchenettes for extended stays.

Brick Hotel

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A storied foundation of a stately home mixes with modern design at Brick Hotel, transforming this 17-room boutique property into one of the coolest places to be in Rome Norte. Subdued tones meet cool, crisp, and classic designs, offering a retreat-like feel amidst this colorful neighborhood. The rooftop restaurant is a Roma favorite for a sunset cocktail, while the property’s Cerrajería Restaurant offers a refreshing and elevated take on classic Mexican dishes.

Casa Tamayo

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Casa Tamayo‘s cobalt blue walls, facing a green garden punctuated by dramatic magenta bougainvillea, recall this boutique guesthouse’s neighbor and the most famous attraction in the Coyoacán neighborhood: Frida Kahlo’s personal home. You’ll feel right at home here, too, enthusiastically welcomed with fresh tea and coffee, an effusive concierge, and a curated list of the best places to eat and play within the neighborhood.

Hotel Carlota

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Design-forward Hotel Carlota, just a few blocks off Paseo de la Reforma, feels like a breath of fresh air when compared to the large and impersonal hotels that line the neighborhood’s defining thoroughfare. Despite its high design, the hotel’s cozy rooms – though some admittedly lacking in natural light – at affordable rates make it an accessible treat in a coveted location. One of the undeniable gems at Hotel Carlota is the sleek pool area and concrete dining terrace, home to the hotel’s restaurant and bar. It’s a great place to spend an afternoon or evening, though the central location at the heart of the hotel means noise can travel into surrounding rooms.

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Carley Rojas Avila is a bilingual New York-based travel writer, editor, content marketer, and the founder of the digital travel publications Explorers Away and Home to Havana. Carley is an expert on all things Latin America, the Caribbean, and Cuba, having lived and worked in four different countries in the region. Her writing has appeared on the Associated Press wires and in Travel + Leisure, Yahoo, MSN, Euronews, The Weather Channel, and more. When she's not writing about her travels, find her front row at a Bad Bunny concert, befriending street cats, and taste-testing every pizza in Havana.