A homey, artsy vibe and central location in La Condesa make this charming little B&B a favorite among leisure travelers. Guests share recommendations and discoveries in the cozy living room area, which is decked out with plush seating, a baby grand piano, and a painting of Frida Kahlo mounted above the working fireplace. The nicely appointed rooms, each with its own tiled bathroom and flat-screen TV, are distributed between the main house, a 1930s-era home that's said to have been continually occupied by artists and writers; a separate three-story building in the back; and a small annex across the street.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Children under 8 are not allowed.
Rooms vary from the tiny "Treehouse" with private terrace to the 2-bed/2-bath "Penthouse" with private roof garden. "La Rama" is a house across the street that shares all amenities with the main property, and features 5 independent rooms which can be entirely rented out by groups or families.
The daily happy hour, with a complimentary glass of wine and snacks, is a great way to meet staff and other guests.
In keeping with the "staying with friends" theme, the "lobby" is more like a foyer. Send them your flight info ahead of time and they will know if you're running late. If reservations allow, they are flexible with early check-ins and late checkouts.
WHY WE LIKE IT
This is the rare B&B that actually does feel like staying with friends, albeit friends with the most charming and palatial home in the best neighborhood.