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
Fabulous stay! Stayed three nights in early June and our party had both the penthouse suite and a standard double room. Excellent quality room (though the bath / shower was quite high to get into). Staff can't do enough for you. Quiet rooms, even the penthouse which is below the roof top bar. Roof top bar fabulous. Breakfast in the cafe downstairs is excellent value and has great coffee. Would highly recommend!
Stayed 4 night at suite level and cannot recommend this hotel.
The images online do not reflect the hotel standard. Rooms and common areas are run-down with a feel of outdated decor that has not been maintained. Like a being stuck in a non-maintained early 2000 time warp.
Suites come with terraces that could be lovely. This is ruined by the roof top bar that not only keep us awake until 1AM in weekends with incessant lounge music but also was risky to be on due to drinking glasses falling from the rooftop bar and shattering on the terrace floor.
The food is at best mediocre - the breakfast buffet is uninspiring and does not change between days. In-room dining is greasy and dull.
The hotel was busy 2 of 4 night with gatherings in the bar from outside - a very bland and corporate crowd that occupied half of the bar and flooded the entrance and lift. Too try hard.
Staff is polite but impersonal.
Overall, this place feels more like a poorly maintained and outdated bar with an incidental hotel than a nice hotel with a lovely bar. What a shame because the building is beautiful but the hotel better management, an update and overhaul, and ongoing maintenance.
Okay so I didn’t got the chance to see the hotel, I went straight to the elevator, one that is really dark, you can barely see a thing, but all of a sudden when you get to the terrace your eyes get fascinated for all the brightness and the astonishing pallete of colors.
A very fancy place, with fancy people, if you want to meet artists or so, this is where you want to go.
There are beds were you can lay down while you drink an chill for a couple of hours.
One of the other things that I really like and it is a plus, is that it is Pet Friendly, yes, it is. I got the chance to see some of those furry friends playing around. It was lovely.
Definitely I will come back to this place.
The only problem would be when there is a strong rain, I don’t know how would that be.
Great locations, chic atmosphere but staff’s attitude left something to be desired. First morning I was there, I sat in the breakfast courtyard, and in stead of a relaxing start to my day, staff were whirring about with furniture and platters -it felt like I was sitting in an ikea loading dock. Next the lights outside my room we’re constantly blinking on and off like they weren’t screwed in properly. This wouldn’t have been a big deal, but their was a big window and the curtain didn’t block the light. I spoke to the front desk twice and it was never fixed. Other small things - when I check out early the guy never said a simple thanks for staying with us, and my bedroom lights stopped working, I could hear a loud screeching everytime my neighbors flushed the toilet. I guess I was just expecting more from such a highly reviewed hotel.
The perfect hotel for bright young things looking for a chic spot in an upscale, trendy neighborhood in Mexico City. The suite I booked was smaller than expected, but still a lovely room to start and end my days exploring Mexico City. It's a hotel for the urban, hip jet set looking for a mix of fun, charm and a walkable neighborhood brimming with stylish cafes, bistros, bars & shops. The lively rooftop bar is filled with fun, friendly guests and locals alike - making for a memorable experience overlooking the leafy boulevards of Condesa. The staff was extremely helpful and quick to help when needed. Breakfast in the courtyard or adjacent lounge is a lovely experience. I ordered ala carte rather than buffet and enjoyed every bite. I was especially pleased with the rain shower & daily supply of Malin+Goetz product. My suite included an additional sitting room - fun for hosting a few friends before heading out for the night. I would recommend this hotel to my friends looking to add a bit of chic to their city explorations. This is not a spa resort type hotel - the city is your resort. Enjoy the sophisticated adventures that await you in Mexico City.