Fodor's Expert Review Barceló Mexico Reforma

Paseo de la Reforma 1, colonia Tabacalera, Mexico City, CDMX 06030, Mexico See on Map

Formerly the Krystal Grand Reforma Uno, this 22-floor, 500-room smoked-glass behemoth is convenient to downtown, the Stock Exchange, Plaza de la República, and the Juárez and Zona Rosa neighborhoods. Guest rooms are large, with oversized TVs and comfortable sitting areas; the executive floor features butler service. There's also a full-service spa.

The hotel frequently offers deeply discounted non-refundable rates on its website.

room

Spacious rooms start at 344 sq. ft., with coffeemakers, work-friendly desks and 24-hour room service.

bathroom

White, simple, and sleek, with extra towels and powerful water pressure.

lobby

A great meeting place, with a brass-domed lounge, snug little corners for tête-à-têtes, and a glossy, dove-gray marble floor.

pool

Located on the 9th floor, the indoor, skylit heated pool also features a cross-current for swimming in place.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Children must be accompanied by adults.

spa

Spa offers extensive facial and body treatments, as well as a Turkish bath, sauna, and steam rooms,. there is also an and an attached beauty salon.

gym

The large and well-equipped fitness center is open 6am to 10pm weekdays, and 8am to 8pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

dining

El Caballito offers daily breakfast and lunch buffets. Sonora Grill specializes in grilled meat dishes from northern Mexico.

drinking

Time Out bar is a basic sports bar, open until 1am.

LOCATION

Getting Around

Located in the small colonia Tabacalera, it's a short walk to colonias Centro, Juárez, and Roma Norte.

Restaurants

A branch of the popular El Cardenal (8-minute walk) is a must for breakfast. Gotan (4-minute walk) serves good Argentinian teaks and empanadas.

Bars

El Bósforo (12-minute walk), a low-key but wildly popular mezcal bar. Café Habana (7-minute walk) is said to be where Che Guevara and Fidel Castro planned the Cuban Revolution; it serves beer and liquor in addition to coffee.

WHY WE LIKE IT

A full-service, centrally located hotel at the edge of downtown, with a beautiful pool and frequent room bargains.

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Business
Sophisticated
Central
Casual Chic
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 55-5063–1000

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