Best hotels and hostels in Around Mexico City

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Cuernavaca

    Hotel Hacienda de Cortés

    Built in the 16th century by Martín Cortés (successor to Hernán Cortés as Marqués del Valle de Oaxaca), this former sugar mill was renovated in 1980 and boasts 23 rooms of various levels of luxury, each with its own private garden and terrace. There’s also a swimming pool built around old stone columns, a gym and an excellent restaurant. It's approximately 5km southeast of the center of town. Book months ahead for weekends. Good online promotions available via the website.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in East of Mexico City

    Posada La Casona de Cortés

    Set around a lush courtyard with fruit trees and a fountain, this affordable boutique hotel seems almost too good to be true. The rooms, which have firm beds, tiled floors and high-pressure showers, are decorated with Mexican artesanías (handicrafts). The bar has a working 1950s jukebox and a roof deck with views of church steeples and volcanic peaks. Ask for a discount (up to 15%) during quiet periods.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Taxco

    Pueblo Lindo

    This luxurious hotel manages to balance style and substance, embracing a modern Mexican-inspired aesthetic with bright colors and wooden furnishings. The knockout views over Taxco are the highlight here, enjoyed from the rooftop pool, some of the rooms (all suites) and the cafe-bar. Rooms are restfully dark and quiet. Other treats are the wonderful Mexican restaurant, spa treatments, mini-gym and excellent service.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Puebla

    La Purificadora

    From the trendy hotel company that runs Mexico City’s chic Condesa df, Purificadora’s stunning design has sharp, dramatic angles and a magnificent infinity pool on the roof. As its sister hotel did in the capital, La Purificadora has fast become the hip hangout of the poblano elite. Prices vary widely and fall Sunday through Thursday, with frequent last-minute specials on the hotel website.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Valle de Bravo

    Hotel San José

    This converted ranch-style hotel is just a block from the zócalo, but hidden down an alley away from the noise, with a small terrace garden where you can admire the view of the hills. Large, basic rooms have extremely comfortable beds, and light-filled tiny bathrooms with luxury trimmings – heavy shower curtains and plush bath rugs. Most have kitchenettes. A steal at this budget.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in East of Mexico City

    Hacienda Soltepec

    A 4.5km drive south of town, this gorgeous renovated hacienda is a former movie set (María Félix stayed here for months while filming one of her classics) with views of La Malinche, horse stables, tennis courts and a fantastic restaurant. Bright rooms have high ceilings and polished floorboards. Its own pulque brewery is open for visits on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Puebla

    Hotel Colonial

    Once part of a 17th-century Jesuit monastery and existing as a hotel in various forms since the mid-19th century, Colonial exudes heritage from its many gorgeously furnished rooms (half with colonial decor, half modern). There’s a good restaurant and a fantastic 1890 gilt elevator. An unbeatable vibe and location despite occasional live-music and street noise.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Cholula

    Estrella de Belem

    This majestic hotel has just six rooms, each with gorgeous, thoughtful touches such as radiant-heat floors, noise-blocking windows, bathtubs and LCD TVs. The master suites are especially luxurious, with fireplaces and Jacuzzis. Common areas include a lovely, grassy courtyard and a small, rooftop swimming pool that has views over the town. No children under 12.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Taxco

    Hotel Mi Casita

    This elegant colonial home run by a family of jewelry designers boasts 12 beautifully and individually decorated rooms just moments from the zócalo, with wraparound balconies giving views over the cathedral. The comfortable rooms feature original hand-painted bathroom tiles, three with Talavera bathtubs, some with private terraces and all with fans.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Taxco

    Hotel Los Arcos

    With plenty of plant-filled terraces, courtyards, rooftop space and chic cushioned areas to lounge about, this beautiful old hotel could be a destination in itself. Rooms are large and rustic with comfortable beds and touches of Mexican decoration, and the location near the zócalo is convenient, though street-facing rooms have some traffic noise.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in West of Mexico City

    El Asoleadero

    Just uphill from Malinalco’s main drag, El Asoleadero offers spacious, modern and airy rooms with stunning views of the pueblito and surrounding cliffs. You can enjoy the million-peso vista from the courtyard's small pool with a cold beer from the lobby. Discounts of M$100 Sunday to Thursday; reserve at least a week ahead for Saturdays.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Valle de Bravo

    Hotel San Sebastian

    Some of the best lake and terracotta-tile views are from the balcony of the small rooms at this fresh hotel. Bathrooms are modern and spotless and beds are very comfortable, making for a top romantic getaway, even for solo travelers. There is also room service from the adjacent restaurant. A penthouse sleeps six and has a kitchen and terrace.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Tepoztlán

    Posada Nican Mo Calli

    With brightly painted public areas, a heated pool, stylish rooms (some with balconies and great mountain views) and plenty of animals hanging around, Nican Mo Calli is just right for a romantic weekend away and one of the best options in town. Rates are discounted Sunday to Thursday.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Teotihuacán

    La Finca del Abuelo Teotihuacán

    The large manicured lawn with trickling fountains at this finca is an unexpected oasis a 10-minute walk to the eastern entrance to the pyramids, gate 2. It's not a true finca (farmhouse), but the spotless, tiled rooms with comfy beds set around upper-level balconies feel like a grandfather's country estate. There's even an old pool table in the on-site restaurant.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in North of Mexico City

    Hotel de los Baños

    With its beautifully tiled old-world lobby, the Baños is Pachuca’s most charming midrange hotel. All 55 rooms and bathrooms have been renovated yet retain antique accents such as wooden shutters. The hotel is located a block south of the clock tower. Wi-fi is patchy furthest from common areas. A good-value menú del día is served at lunch in the restaurant.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Tepoztlán

    Posada del Tepozteco

    This refined hotel was built as a hillside mansion in the 1930s. The 20 rooms are airy and individually decorated, with most boasting magnificent views over town, and share a wonderful garden and pool. The guest book contains famous names, including Angelina Jolie, who stayed in Room 5 when she dropped by. Rates are discounted up to 40% during the week.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Cholula

    Hotel Real de Naturales

    This 45-room hotel was built in the colonial style to blend into the surrounding architectural landscape and it succeeds with its shady courtyards, tiled baths, tasteful B&W photography and elegant archways. Beds are firm (like most at this budget in Mexico), but its central location and many considered details make it an excellent bargain.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in North of Mexico City

    Hotel Paraíso Real Hospedaje-Cafetería

    Hotel Paraíso Real Hospedaje-Cafetería has a friendly, family-run vibe and clean, modern rooms with tiled floors, cable TV and room service. There’s an eclectic mix of rooms: some have low ceilings, while others have Jacuzzis (an additional M$100), balconies and views over town. It's beside the Señora del Rosario church.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in West of Mexico City

    Casa Navacoyan

    This beautiful hotel on the outskirts of town has just six rooms, each decorated with an upscale, home-style aesthetic, like staying at your wealthy aunt’s house in the country. The immaculately groomed yard is the real attraction, with palm trees, a gorgeous heated pool and views of Malinalco’s famed hills and cliffs.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in East of Mexico City

    Hotel Posada San Francisco

    The bullfighter-themed bar at this hotel is the kind of place in which you’d expect to find a famous author swilling fine tequila – check out the stained-glass ceiling in the lobby, the pool and the airy patio restaurant. While the building evokes 17th-century grandeur, the rooms are modern.