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
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.
CondesaDF is a fantastic boutique hotel. Beautiful design throughout the public places and within the rooms. Amenities are top notch, great restaurants & rooftop bar, and rooms are stocked with anything you might need (snacks/beverages, Malin + Goetz toiletries, and interesting design & fashion magazines). But, the service and staff sets CondesaDF apart. All hours of the day the team is attentive, resourceful, knowledgeable, and incredibly friendly. I even encountered a slight flub up with my reservation at sister hotel Downtown Mexico, but the teams at Downtown & CondesaDF quickly rectified it and then some. Ultimately, I had a fabulous stay at CondesaDF. Great location, as well. I will be returning soon!
My preferred place in DF.
Maybe I shouldn’t even mention it.
Beautiful, quiet area, with an extraordinary collection of art-deco buildings and lovely, quiet parcs and streets.
Full of excellent bars and restaurants, this is the place you want to stay and or visit if you want to get a completely different view of this huge city.