The first international chain hotel in Mexico City still has an incomparable location, exemplary service, and even cache, but it's beginning to be eclipsed its more modern competition. Don Antenor Patiño, the Bolivian "Tin King," inaugurated this Mexico City classic in 1969, and named it after his granddaughter, socialite Isabel Goldsmith. The marble lobby has gleaming brass fixtures. All guest and public rooms are well maintained but are starting to show their age; the
former have extra-comfy Posturepedic mattresses and goose-down pillows, and even coffee makers, free bottled water (replenished daily), and Wi-Fi. Penthouse suites in the 22-story tower are extra spacious and have butler service.