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
We booked this through AMOMA and when we arrived they had cancelled our booking without telling us. Fortunately two rooms were available. Cesar at the front desk was chilled and offered us 2 great rooms at a hugely discounted rate because of what had happened. The rooms were lovely, with beautiful view. The showers were amazing and very comfortable beds. The continental breakfast that came with the room was delicious and included smoked salmon, fresh berries, croissants etc... over all this is a great hotel in a really good location.
I wouldn't say this is average, it's a good hotel, located in one of the nicest areas of town, however I was not convinced.
The main feature of the hotel is this internal courtyard that all the rooms overlook, which is cool, but it also means a fair amount of noise, especially given that music starts playing with breakfast at 8 am.
Service was alright, my room was fine, but nothing special and no courtesy drinking water provided, which is something I find cheap.
The terrace is very nice. I had a drink there which was good. There's a coffee break service there as well, but being during breakfast time, it is a bit pointless, especially since breakfast is really good, generous and varied; it would be better to offer tea in the afternoon for example.
This is your typical overpriced rooftop hotel bar. That said, you don't really have that many options in Mexico City.
The food looked mediocre so we didn't order anything to eat. I ordered two cocktails, the horchata martini and then a mezcal margarita. They were both very tasty but didn't taste nor feel any alcohol.
Come for a drink. It's a nice view but don't stay for more.