This mansion, formerly known as Casa Vieja, is simply stunning. The space features a rustic-meets-modern design that incorporates stone, exposed-wood beams, handmade tile, and wrought-iron elements. More a private home than full-service hotel, there is no pool, spa, or fitness center. A popular restaurant, Dixon, occupies the top floor and becomes a club at night.
11 rooms, equipped with 500-thread count Egyptian cotton linens, wood furnishings, and a few whimsical decorations, like birdcages.
YOU SHOULD KNOW There are no rollaway beds or cots available.
Dark wood, stone, and fresh flowers feel more like a home than hotel. Amenities by L'Occitane.
Feels like arriving at a friend's home, with a gorgeous domed tile ceiling. Common areas feature temporary art exhibitions.
The top-floor restaurant and bar, Dixon, is stylish and popular, with terrific cocktails and small plates from Sonia Arias and Jared Reardon of Jaso restaurant. It becomes a cocktail lounge and dance from 10pm into the wee hours. Unfortunately, it's operated independently of the hotel, so the hotel staff has no recourse when noise becomes an issue (which it often does).
You can take breakfast in your room for no additional charge.
Drinks are only available at Dixon after 8 p.m.
The best way to get around Mexico City is via Uber or similar ride-share services, like Cabify and the by-women for-women Laúdrive. The hotel is in a convenient part of Polanco and near Chapultepec Park, though some of the sights in Polanco, like the Jumex and Soumaya museums, are a 30-minute walk.
Comedor Jacinta (3-minute walk) is a homey spot from esteemed chef Edgar Nuñez of restaurant Sud777. Often included about the best restaurants in Latin America, Dulce Patria (7-minute walk) reimagines Mexican home cooking as fine dining.
Eat traditional Spanish tapas with Spanish wines, beers, and sangria at Jaleo (5-minute walk). Located at the nearby W Hotel, Living Room Bar (6-minute walk) is a hotspot for cocktails and people-watching, attracting both locals and well-heeled tourists.
WHY WE LIKE IT
A homey B&B feel in a neighborhood of flashy chain hotels.