Boutique hotels offer a great opportunity for cultural immersion in Mexico City because of their emphasis on the art and architecture of the local neighborhoods.
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Mexico City’s trendiest neighborhoods offer the best boutique and luxury hotels
If you’re looking for the best hotels in Mexico City, start with Mexico City’s hippest neighborhoods. Zona Rosa, Polanco, the Historic Center and more offer loads of options catering to all different types of travelers.
Zona Rosa is home to the best luxury hotels in Mexico City
From the French-themed Sofitel to the glorious St. Regis — arguably the best luxury hotel in Mexico City — Zona Rosa offers a wealth of lavish hotels. The neighborhood is also within walking distance of Chapultepec Forest and only a quick cab ride away from the Historic Center.
Many of the luxurious boutique hotels here offer chic decor, authentic themes, exceptional views, bars, clubs and a host of four- and five-star restaurants.
The best LGBTQ+ hotels in Mexico City are also in Zona Rosa
While the city at large is generally LGBTQ+ friendly, Zona Rosa (aka the “Pink Zone”) celebrates gay Mexico City travel.
Zona Rosa is one of the most unique places to visit in Mexico, and Pride parades are a regular occurrence. The streets of the small neighborhood are lined with a fantastic variety of LGBTQ+ clubs, dancefloors and karaoke bars lending to a sensorial feast in Mexico City like no other.
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There’s plenty of competition for the best LGBT hotel in Mexico City, too. The Hotel Marquis Reforma, the Hotel Villa Condesa and the Hotel Geneve are all great options offering a luxurious boutique experience with the added benefit of being LGBTQ+ friendly.
Polanco, Roma Norte, and the Historic Center
If exploring the art history of Mexico City is a vacation priority – we think it's essential for Mexico City travel – the boutique hotels in the Historic Center of downtown offer a taste of CDMX culture on their own.
The Grand Hotel of Mexico City is the obvious choice because of its gorgeous Tiffany glass ceilings and elegant decor, but Downtown Mexico and City Centro Ciudad de México are great choices as well. Best of all, all of them are within walking distance of the best landmarks in Mexico City.
Alternatively, if you’re looking for young adult-friendly things to do in Mexico City, you might consider staying in one of CDMX’s trendier neighborhoods. In Polanco, for example, you’ll not only find posh shopping and fine dining but also some of the best boutique hotels in Mexico City like The Wild Oscar, Dominion Polanco and the Hotel Habita.
Roma Norte has a smaller selection (it’s actually smaller in general) but the allure of La Valise Hotel makes up for it.
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