Chaya B & B Boutique
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
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
We stayed at the Chaya B&B for a week, and it was a great experience.
The Area: Chaya is on the top floor of a four-story building (the "Barrio Alameda"), right across a pedestrian street from the Alameda Central Park. As repeatedly pointed out, there is no elevator, which I didn't find to be a big deal, but do remember that Mexico City is at altitude, so climbing takes longer for those of us from near-sea-level places. There are small hipster stores on the lower floors, as well as three or four small restaurants. There's a laid-back bar just above the restaurant on the roof, and a doorman downstairs (24/7, I think). The Diego Rivera Mural Museum is right around the corner, and there are a whole string of street food and knick-knack vendors on the corners. The park is large and heavily used, so there's always a lot of people around. This is a tourist-friendly section of town, so there's a heavy police presence as well. It's pretty close to the Zocolo and the center of town, so there's a ton of museums/attractions, restaurants, and shops within 20 minutes walk.
The Hotel: Chaya B&B is relatively small, with a dozen rooms or so, plus a breakfast room and inner courtyard with hammocks. Unfortunately the courtyard's open and hot in the middle of the day, but relaxing in the morning or evening. Breakfast was great - hot options every morning, with a different selection every day we were there. A nice touch was the filtered water dispenser, available all the time, which we used to refill our water bottles. The hotel has a crazy large number of staff, with one or two people available at the front desk all the time (at least, all the time we were awake) to answer questions, as well as all the maids and cooks and other staff. Front desk staff speak English quite well (although my poor Spanish is enough to hack through a restaurant order, it's not anywhere good enough to ask a complex question).
The Room: We had the Junior Suite in the front of the building, with windows opening out onto the park, so a great view. As we knew, the park can be noisy, and noisy late, particularly on weekends. We turned on the fan, and while not a perfect solution it was good enough. The trade-off for the ability to people-watch was worth it. [Note we were directly below the upstairs bar, and we never ever heard them for a whole week, so not an issue there.] The room itself was somewhat smaller than I thought it would be from the pictures, but whatever. The bathroom was large and nice.
Bottom line: Pretty cool place, and a unique experience. Try something different instead of the Hilton.
The Hotel is located in downtown Mexico City, on the rooftop of a recently remodeled 1920’s building called Barrio Alameda. It is in close proximity to all the places that you must visit if you are in the city.
The hotel is beautifully designed with wooden floors and colorful-chic decorations all around the place. I was really impressed by how wonderfully they have done the waiting area, the reception and their breakfast zone.I was in a junior suite and was pleased to see a coffee maker right there, I am sort of an addict that way. The room was minimalistic and very comfortable, with a view to die for.
I could see all the tall downtown skyscrapers including Torre Latinoamericana right from my bed, which was just too comfortable to leave.
I would strongly recommend staying at Chaya – which is a completely different experience from staying in the usual chain hotels - when in Mexico City because I’m definitely going back there as soon as an opportunity presents.
We enjoyed our stay at Chaya B&B for four nights. The setting was charming, breakfast was good with a cooked component every day, and opportunities to chat with fellow travelers over a sunny breakfast nook. The room was very comfortable; however, the fan supplied was quite industrial and loud - earplugs were provided. The location was perfect with Hidalgo subway stop nearby and walking distance to Centro Historico landmarks. A lovely park right across the street.
Nice hotel, good for younger people, nice chilled out atmosphere and everything in the previous reviews is accurate.
Main compliant comes from the fact that our passports mysteriously disappeared at this hotel. They were in a wallet in our hand luggage that a hotel employee carried up the stairs for us (there are four flights of stairs to the B&B). The guy carried one of our two 23kg bags up, I carried the other, whilst he also put our hand luggage over his shoulder too. When we arrived at reception he put the big bag down and went to get water from the kitchen for us, we didn’t realise he was still carrying our hand luggage. When he returned, our passports had been removed.
Given that we had our passports in the taxi from the airport and we were very careful to conceal them in our bag, it seems that the only way for them to disappear was when the hotel employee disappeared with our bag for five minutes with no explanation.
We reported the situation to the police who told us this is quite common, passports are valuable on the black market there apparently. Needless to say, we won’t be going back.
Staying at Chaya B&B was the icing on our 2-day whirlwind experience in Mexico City! The room and courtyard are beautifully but simply decorated, emphasis on an organic, earthy vibe. The staff are so kind and helpful. And the breakfast was nothing short of perfect...homemade everything! Just FYI, the form is requiring me to choose the time we traveled, but it doesn't go back far enough. We were there in October 2017.