What We Love
- Stunning Parisian-style building dating from 1928 with refreshed interiors from designer India Mahdavi
- A lively and popular rooftop bar with views of Chapultepec Castle and Parque España
- Bathrooms are stocked with Malin + Goetz products, and some have clawfoot soaking tubs and rainfall showers
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Rooms feel like personalized studio apartments
- Reservations are recommended for the Japenese-Mexican fusion restaurant, El Patio
- Be a part of the scene: The hotel is popular with people attending fashion weeks and arts fairs such as Zona MACO
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Originally built in 1928, the Condesa DF has an Art Nouveau façade and Parisian styling that had new life breathed into them thanks to Mexican architect Javier Sánchez, who oversaw the restoration of the building, and India Mahdavi, who lovingly reimagined the interior public spaces with a white-on-seafoam color scheme offset by wood benches and stools. The finished look is modern and smart, and it attracts a stylish jetset crowd.
Bed and Bath
The guestrooms echo the style of the rest of the hotel, but they feel like personalized studio apartments outfitted with the same classic and contemporary furniture. The beds are wrapped in white linens and backed by polished walnut headboards. There are small but important details too, such as hand-woven rugs from Oaxaca, high ceilings, flat-screen TVs and large, rounded French windows that face onto the street, offering views of jacaranda trees. All of the bathrooms are stocked with Malin + Goetz products, and some have clawfoot soaking tubs and rainfall showers.
On the ground floor, the El Patio restaurant’s executive chef, Keisuke Harada, creates Japenese-Mexican fusion dishes such as Kobe steak burgers, shrimp or ribeye tacos, and salmon sushi rolls with jalapeño dill sauce. Elsewhere, there’s a gym where you can keep up your workout regimen, but the real show-stopper is the fourth-floor rooftop lounge, which is dotted with round cushioned daybeds and white umbrellas; it’s the perfect spot for spending an evening with friends and sipping a few margaritas while taking in the views of Chapultepec Castle and Parque España.
In the Area
Chapultepec Park, the city’s magnificent green space, is just a stroll away. Explore Chapultepec Castle, a lavish neogothic palace built during the colonial era to house heads of state. Head to swanky Polanco and join the stylish chilangos tucking into Enrique Olvera’s inventive Mexican cuisine at Pujol, one of the city’s most acclaimed restaurants, then drop into the Art Deco–inspired Limantour, a bar where the talented mixologists shake, strain and muddle their way through an exemplary cocktail list.
How to Get There
Location is great. Very nice quiet neighborhood and setting but....noisy hotel. Great roof top bar on fourth floor but our room was on the third with a terrace. Music played from noon to midnight and 1am on Saturday on the roof top. Worse is that we could hear rolling of chairs etc above us and the employees setting the restaurant at 7am every morning. If you like to sleep in...not the best floor. Also, every time you flush the toilet it screeches and sometimes hammers. Not good if you or your significant other has to go in middle of night.
Service is great, employees—specially Mariana the Concierge, are outstanding. Weren’t for them I would have moved—the St Regis was less expensive!
Rooms need updating. Little bit worn. Had to call two days on a row because a/c wasn’t cooling. Was fixed both times though.
I strongly suggest to ownership that they start renovating, otherwise its is doomed in spite of the great location and original design boutique concept.
The rooms are lovely and location perfect but if you plan on sleeping at all before 2am don’t stay here. The rooftop bar is a frat house, and between the garbage thrown onto my rooms balcony and the breaking of glasses and slamming of doors all night, it may well be a frat house. But a very expensive one.
We spent three nights at the Contesa DF on a weekend getaway to Mexico City and enjoyed every minute. The design of the hotel is sleek and modern, the staff is friendly and accommodating, and the location is top notch. It's a great neighborhood for strolling. Plus Roma and Polanco are close by. Our room was well-designed with a patio overlooking the open courtyard. Additionally, the rooftop bar is perfect for a late day drink, and we had an enjoyable sushi dinner there on our last night. Mariana the concierge was helpful making nearby restaurant suggestions that turned out to be wonderful. Could there be improvements? Sure, the bed could have been a bit less firm, there could be robes in the rooms, breakfast service could be improved (I had to ask several times for coffee) and a few other minor glitches. But no matter, the Condesa DF helped to make my first visit to Mexico City a very enjoyable and memorable one.
Rooftop bar in Condesa with great views, service, tunes, a food menu filled with ceviche, sashimi as well as wine and cocktails (Especially the mezcal margaritas). Great way to spend sunset in Mexico City.
Te hospedes o no en el hotel, La Terraza es un lugar que DEBES visitar. Especialmente en ésta época que las jacarandas empiezan a pintarse de lila.
La coctelería es decente, con opciones interesantes como el "Martini de Horchata" y su "Carajillo", te brinda la oportunidad de disfrutar en pareja o con amigos.
Te recomiendo ampliamente probar la comida, pues solo en la terraza podrás disfrutar del SUSHI. Pruébalo todo, no te arrepentirás.
El servicio es atento, el lugar es cómodo y casual y si vas en la noche y tienes frío incluso puedes pedir cobijas.
El precio en relación con la calidad es aceptable
Whether you're in for a night or not, visiting the Roof top is a MOST! Specially in this time of the year when Jacarandas are blooming (beautiful lilac flowered trees)
Coctels are decent, with interesting ones like the "Horchata Martini" and their "Carajillo". Definitely a great way to hang with friends or be in for a romantic soirée.
I highly recommend you to try the food, a Japanese selection of dishes are available, make sure to try them all, they are so worth it!
If you're visiting at night and you get cold you can even ask for a blanket. Service, deco and prices overall are worth making some time off your schedule.