The Most Stylish Boutique Hotels in Mexico City

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Mexico City is full of classic and historic hotels, such as the art deco Gran Hotel, which even if you don’t stay there, it’s on our list of tops things to see in Mexico City.

For short trips, the historic center is close to many main sights. Although, the trendy, residential suburbs of Condesa and Roma, or the luxury neighborhood of Polanco, are firm favorites for their local vibes and plenty of restaurants and bars.

There are also famous design hotels, like Hotel Habita or Condesa DF, which are great for a drink on the rooftop terrace but newer hotels offer better value for money (although they have a better-valued apartment).

But for this list, we steer away from classic hotels to focus on the modern, stylish hotels that fuse Mexican design elements. They are minimal, colorful and creative. Each one offers that little something special that makes the difference between just a night’s accommodation and a total experience.

Below we list our favorite boutique hotels in Mexico City that won’t disappoint.

Romantic Getaway Splurges for Couples

Casa Emilia B&B Boutique


This adults-only boutique hotel exudes luxurious charm, with neutral colors, low lighting, and marble and gold finishes. It’s centrally located near the modern Reforma Avenue and many restaurants, and is a great base to explore Mexico City’s best sights. It’s tucked away on a calm, small street, where you can escape the city’s bustle on the terrace. A gourmet breakfast is included in the price, and you get all the services of a four-star hotel, including room service. You can also get a similar vibe at Nima Local House Hotel, in the Roma Norte neighborhood.

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Cadillac Hotel Boutique


We love the three suites that have private terraces with your choice of a pool, spa bath or hot tub, plus many rooms have king beds. The decoration is a colorful infusion of Mexican symbols and design elements, with plenty of murals for selfie ops. Breakfast is included in the price, plus there’s a restaurant, an airport shuttle and free parking. Although, the rooms are smaller than others on this list, the beds are firm and there’s no AC (although the city is cool at nights). But considering it’s a third of the price compared to other five-star hotels, it’s a bargain for a romantic getaway.

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Sleep inside a restored 17th-century palace, mixing modern amenities with minimalist, industrial design. Guests have access to a terrace pool and jacuzzi, while the rooftop bar and restaurant is a hotspot for locals. This boutique hotel is located in the historic center, two blocks from the main Zocalo Square. The rooms are spacious, with high ceilings, and exposed brick. A free gourmet breakfast is served in a porticoed historic terrace. Bicycle rentals are included in the price, and you can expect the usual amenities from a five-star hotel, such as airport transfer and private parking. If it’s not in your budget, there’s mixed dorm rooms as well.

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Circulo Mexicano


This new hotel brings organic minimalism to Mexico City, focusing on natural materials and clean lines. It’s perfect for couples who want to unwind, soak in a hot tub or sauna, then snuggle in fluffy bathrobes while you order room service. Guests also have access to a fitness center and car rental services, white the terrace pool and rooftop restaurant have great views of the historic main square. It’s also pet-friendly so your furbabies can join.

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Domingo Santo Hotel Boutique


This boutique hotel mixes modern design with the historic features of the hotel, such as stone walls, wooden-beamed ceilings, and french doors. The rooftop terrace has a good restaurant and DJ, where couples can chill out with great views of the old convent and Santo Domingo Square. It’s a little farther from the main area of the historic center but also a third of the price.

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Casa de la Luz Hotel Boutique


This five-star hotel offers huge rooms and high ceilings, with architectural features from the 1500s throughout the property. Breakfast is included in the price, and the rooftop terrace boasts great city views. The renovation mixes modern amenities while preserving history. With offers, the rooms can be as low as $100.

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We also list several more top boutique hotels if you’re looking for a different neighborhood or budget:

  • Hotel Zocalo Central – a favorite for its location next to the catedral, which you overlook while having breakfast on the terrace.
  • Mumedi Design Hotel – eclectic, modern design with spacious rooms in the historic center.
  • RYO KAN Ciudad de México – highly stylish with a neutral, zen design near Mexico City’s modern area.
  • Casa Prim Hotel Boutique – each room has a different design, and the stylish terraces offers lots
  • colorful wall prints and decent prices in the Condesa neighborhood.
  • Pug Seal Allan Poe – an option in the luxury neighborhood of Polanco, with colorful design inside a historic building. For larger groups, you can get two-bedroom apartments for a similar price.
  • H21 Hospedaje Boutique – romantic, custom-designed hotel in the neighborhood of Frida’s house.

Apartments for Digital Nomads, Friends and Families

Casa Decu


This art deco, apart-hotel is in the heart of the leafy, trendy neighborhood of Condesa. The Nordic-style compact suites are a home away from home, with kitchenettes, sofas, mini fridges, coffee makers, and free laundry and gym access. Breakfast is served on the rooftop terrace, and some suites open onto private mini terraces. There is a duplex suite for larger groups and families.

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Suites Contempo

Each suite has large windows and city views, complete with wood paneling and neutral tones. They are perfect for longer stays, with dining and lounge areas, kitchenettes, and coffee machines. Some also have a balcony and your own laundry facilities. Breakfast is included, along with the usual services you can expect from a five-star apart-hotel. At around $100 per night, it’s a good price considering the close location to Reforma and Chapultepec park.

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Residencias Filadelfia

These suites are near the WTC in Napoles, which is a little farther from the action but makes up for it in price. The beds are large and comfortable, and breakfast is free. The double suites are great for executives at $50, with a modern design and bold colors. Families will love the duplex suite, with a kitchen, coffee machine, and washing machine for $100 per night.

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Some other modern boutique apart-hotels include:

  • ULIV Apartments – El Ángel – two-bedroom apartments, with a gym and shared terrace to BBQ near the modern area of Reforma.
  • Reforma Guest House – sleek design, with some rooms having private terraces, or enjoy modern city views from the rooftop.
  • MX Grand Suites – four star apart hotel near mexico’s modern area, with full kitchens and private terraces.
  • FlowSuites Polanco or Condesa (Adults only) – the concept is to provide a home away from home, with plenty of light, modern renovations, daily breakfast and open space. Polanco offers full mini-kitchens, jacuzzis and lounge areas, while Condesa is a more edgy, hotel-style with a rooftop terrace bar, sauna and gym.

Affordable Boutique Hotels and Hostels

CASA MX Alameda

This is the biggest space you’ll get for $30–80; the rooms are like small apartments, split over two open rooms. This makes it a top pick for families and groups, with each room containing a double bed and two bunks beds. You can also sleep in the mixed dorm rooms for around $15, with privacy provided by curtains and cubicles around the beds. The décor is authentically Mexican, with colorful Mexican tiles and historic features. There’s a gym, terrace, laundry, and a shared kitchen, and breakfast is included.

They also have a modern hotel version near Reforma for a similar budget. Kali Centro Mexico City is another budget-friendly choice for a new, modern hotel with breakfast included.

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Hostal Regina

A dragon alebrije (fantastical creature) watches over the inner courtyard, along with a crew of skeletons and murals. People choose this hostel for its homely feel, party vibe and modern rooms. There’s a coffee shop, restaurant, and rooftop bar, giving you plenty of opportunities to meet people. It’s located among the main historic sites in the city center. Although it can be noisy, the private spacious rooms are good value for $25–50 with breakfast included. If you like the digital nomad vibe, or are looking for a hostel with plenty of public spaces to meet people, Selina Downtown is another cheap option.

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Hotel MX Roma

This industrial hotel is quirky and colorful, with compact private rooms and a hostel-esque vibe. It’s located in North Roma, where hip locals hang out in the many restaurants, bars and boutique stores. It’s great for digital nomads on a budget, while still getting great services, like a gym, rooftop terrace and mini business center. Families and groups of friends can reserve interconnected rooms that each have their own bathrooms. A basic breakfast is included.

Although not as edgy, if you like your privacy and prefer an apart-hotel, Condesa Suites is another budget option, with a mini-kitchen included.

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Casa Pepe

It’s a little pricier than other comparable places on this list, but they make up for it with free extras: breakfast, yoga, walking tours, unlimited happy hour (30 pesos, less than $2), rooftop games, and guided bar hopping. The décor is modern and clean, with plenty of designed spaces to chill out, including a rooftop bar.

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