Budget hotels & hostels
Guesthouses and B&Bs
Nh Centro Historico
Riding the downtown development wave, Spanish chain NH planted a branch in the center. Lounges and rooms get a Euro-minimalist treatment, and spacious suites occupy the curved corners of the aerodynamically designed 1940s structure.
Gran Hotel Ciudad De Mexico
The Gran Hotel flaunts the French art nouveau style of the prerevolutionary era...
Camino Real Polanco Mexico
With over 700 rooms and covering 33,000 sq meters of grounds, the Camino Real is a truly monumental endeavor...
Fiesta Inn Aeropuerto Ciudad De Mexico
Securely enclosed in a compound dotted with tropical greenery, this branch of the business-class chain offers rooms with balconies around the pool. Transport to/from your flight is included, and rates are about 20% cheaper on weekends.
The remodeled Marlowe stands across from Chinatown’s pagoda gate. Above a bright, airy lobby are spacious rooms with good carpets, colorful bedspreads, soothing art and inset lighting. Fitness freaks will appreciate the gym with a view.
Hotel San Diego
This generic option two blocks east of La Ciudadela should appeal to peso-pinchers. Above the lobby’s imitation leather sofas are decently sized rooms with furniture of a recent vintage and tiled bathrooms.
Hotel La Casona
This stately mansion was restored to its early-20th-century splendor to become one of the capital’s most distinctive boutique hotels. Each of the 29 rooms is uniquely appointed to bring out its original charm.
Four Seasons Hotel Mexico, D.F.
One of the city’s most elegant lodgings, the Four Seasons was designed to resemble a French-Mexican late-19th-century structure, with aristocratically furnished rooms facing a beautifully landscaped central courtyard.
Hotel Casa Blanca
Here’s a five-star hotel with all the trimmings for much less than the chains. A sexy new lobby bar jazzes up the otherwise ‘60s ambience, with a lavender color scheme in the 270 rooms. Bonus: a rooftop pool with adjacent lounge.
St. Regis Mexico City
The elegant St Regis occupies the lower 16 floors of a new 31-story tower that doubles as a hotel and a residential building...
Casa De La Condesa By Extended Stay Mexico
Right on the delightful Plaza Luis Cabrera, the Casa makes a tranquil base for visitors on an extended stay, offering ‘suites’ that are essentially studio apartments with kitchens. See the website for weekly rates.
Every whim is catered to at this aggressively colonial boutique hotel near Parque Lincoln. Aficionados of Mexican artesanías (handicrafts) will be thrilled by the 10 fancifully decorated suites, each inspired by a different artist...
Sevilla Palace Hotel
While it won’t win any awards for originality, this monolithic structure is built for comfort, with over 400 air-conditioned rooms featuring queen-size beds and cheery abstract art...
Mision Express Zona Rosa
Rising like a pink pylon above a nondescript section of Colonia Juárez, this business-class hotel offers small neatly appointed suites with classy ceiling moldings, Talavera pottery and a raised wireless work area...
Holiday Inn Mexico Zocalo
Northernmost of the three upper-echelon hotels facing the Zócalo, the Holiday Inn seems the least pretentious, eschewing colonial trimmings for contemporary comfort...
Hyatt Regency Mexico City
The Nikko blends modern luxury with Japanese traditions of service in an architecturally striking 38-story tower...
Four Points By Sheraton Mexico City, Colonia Roma
Facing Álvaro Obregón’s leafy median, one of Roma’s newest hotels resembles its pricier downtown counterparts. Equipped with iPod hookups and softly illuminated desk nooks, its 91 ultra-comfortable units surround a skylight-capped central atrium.
Hotel Geneve Ciudad De Mexico
This Zona Rosa institution strives to maintain a belle époque ambience despite the globalized mishmash around it. Rooms get the colonial treatment, with handsome carved-wood headboards and colonial-style dressers and nightstands.
Hotel Imperial Reforma
Dictator Díaz unwrapped this cake wedge of a building in 1904. Spacious suites occupy the upper levels, while 50 standard rooms line the Paseo de la Reforma and Avenida Morelos sides...
W Mexico City
One of the four sentinels opposite the Auditorio Nacional, this 25-floor business hotel is determined to break away from the stodginess of its neighbors. Minimalist rooms include silken hammocks hanging in the shower area.
Architect Enrique Norten turned a functional apartment building into a smart boutique hotel. Decor in the 36 rooms is boldly minimalist, and the rooftop bar, Área, is a hot nightspot.
San Marino Suites
Just up from the Ángel monument along a major northbound artery, this locale has slickly styled rooms – rather than suites – with faux-wood floors and marshmallow mattresses...