Chaya B & B Boutique
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Chaya B & B Boutique is in the heart of Mexico City, walking distance from Alameda Central and Museo Memoria y Tolerancia. This bed & breakfast is close to Palacio de Bellas Artes and Torre Latinoamericana.
Stay in one of 11 guestrooms featuring LED televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have showers and complimentary toiletries.
Food & Drink
A complimentary full breakfast is served daily.
How to Get There
The staff and service is the true heart of this wonderful bed and breakfast. From the delicious breakfast served communal style with fellow travelers to the conversations with the staff it really makes you feel like you are at home away from home. The rooms are chic yet warm, and the hammock lounge is so relaxing and cozy. The location couldn't be better with access to Alameda Park and the great bus service. I hope to return many times to this now, home away from home.
There was so much we really liked about Chaya B + B. The staff were incredibly friendly, the community breakfast was so good and such a nice place to talk to other guests, and everything was so clean. A few things to know in advance though - as stated on their website there is no elevator and after a long day of travel or walking, those 3+ flights of stairs are a killer. Someone from the B + B greeted us downstairs to help with bags which was awesome! The other thing is that there is no a/c and the fan in the room is really really loud. The loud fan does drown out the street noise from outside, but we couldn't decide which was better/worse - the loud fan or the constant honking, banging, cat meowing from outside. And the windows have to be open otherwise it would be way too stuffy. Just something to keep in mind and be aware of. But the pros definitely outweighed the cons.
Beyond an ordinary Bed and Breakfast, you step into an oasis with all of the ambiance you find at a five-star resort with all of the comforts of home. Rustic and modern in the best way. The standout for this place is the charm and the staff, courteous and willing to attend to any need or request at any time of day. Craving chicken noodle soup at 9pm? No problem. Take only Soy milk? No problem. They can even help plan your excursions. With only 11 rooms this place books quickly, but worth every moment. Much better than the older Hilton Reforma across the street and far better service than the other Mexico City BnBs. The breakfasts with several different daily options served until 10:30am had some of the best food in Mexico City! Came for an extended business trip, but I will be back with friends.
Pros: Very safe and secluded. In the middle of everything, but feels like you’ve stepped into a private space with the best amenities. Next to Alameda Park, with beautiful sculptures and fountains and paved walking paths. Very safe. Easy 8 minute walk to Zocalo (main downtown square). Shops and restaurants below hotel and restaurant above gives wide view of the park. Daily breakfast was delish and nightly wine/beer/cerveza/tea was nice.
Cons: None, but I’m sure this place will find improvements somehow regardless. Very committed to the customer experience.
Location was excellent and walking distance to many sights. I loved the park across the street. Felt very safe, lots of good places to eat nearby.
Room was very clean, modern and comfortable. We had one facing the park and church. Saw lots of hummingbirds thru the window. No a/c but leave windows open and fan on and you should be ok. B&b is located on the 4th floor so it’s a hike but building has lots of interesting shops so you can take your time going up. Staff was very nice and helpful. I was not impressed with the breakfast but I’m super picky. I did see many others enjoying it. Overall I would recommend.
I knew Chaya was exactly what I needed as soon as I stepped out of the taxi in the pouring rain late at night at night after a day of airports.
Rooms: Minimally decorated but with thoughtful touches. Tree branches with bare lightbulbs, woven pillows against white linens, corner desk with candle and matchbox. Bathrooms were spacious and modern: rain shower with latch windows to the outside patio. Provided toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, soap) are divine- local and botanical.
Grounds: If you stay here for just one reason, make it the rooftop deck with hammocks among the plants. Little corner of succulents and cacti against the yellow Alameda tower. The shared spaces are as curated as a museum. Light abounds in the breakfast area with long wooden table. Easy to meet and socialize with other guests in the common spaces.
Service: Staff went out their way to make guests feel comfortable. From baggage service to storing my bags while exploring during the day, I felt well taken care of. Breakfast, which is complimentary/ included in the price of a room, consisted of juice and yogurt bar or hot meals, usually 2 or 3 choices each day. Fresh hot coffee or tea available as well. The staff is happy to provide you with purified drinking water to refill your bottle, as well. And don't forget that your first drink of mezcal is on the house! It looks like they offer a nightly happy hour for guests to socialize, but I unfortunately was not there to partake.
Neighborhood: Sleep with your windows open and enjoy the sounds of this lively city! Walk outside and you're in Alameda Central park, with Palacio de Bellas Artes standing prominently on the opposite side. Easy to walk to all the hot spots of Centro Historico from this location.
Price: Mid-range for Mexico City. You can certainly find cheaper and certainly find more expensive. I booked through a third party provider to save a few dollars off the standard room, landing me right around $100usd for one night. If I were to do this stay again, I would stay a minimum of two nights to really balance exploring CDMX and relaxing at Chaya.