What We Love
- Daily breakfast is included in the rate
- The volcano views are amazing when the weather is clear
- Museum-worthy contemporary designer furniture, both in the rooms and the lobby
- Mexico City style-makers and creative types hang in the lobby and bar
- The swanky pool scene
What To Know
- The D.F. is known for its smog, which can diminish the views
- The intimate pool is more of a lounge accessory
- The scene after sunset is uber-stylish; leave the sneakers in the suitcase
- Many rooms pick up a lot of noise; use the earplugs provided in each room
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
The flashy Distrito Capital hotel, located on the upper four floors of a skyscraper in Mexico City’s Santa Fe neighborhood, exudes a Jetson-ian vibe. The modern black-and-white lobby is scattered with midcentury furnishings and creative types chitchatting around a minimalist fireplace. Eero Saarinen’s tables stand aside Wim Rietveld’s angular chairs and under Verner Panton’s futuristic lamps. The 17 guestrooms and 13 suites offer a welcome respite from the city’s urban chaos. Each is framed by sharp black walls with huge panel windows to take in the views of the city’s 15 delegaciones (boroughs) and 250 colonias (neighborhoods). On clear days, wispy plumes from the Popocatépetl Volcano can be seen. Sleek bathrooms are fitted with deep tubs stocked with plentiful Acqua di Parma amenities and lined with charcoal and black tiles. On the main lobby level around 11 pm, the scene goes from Jetsons to Televisa, as throngs of soap opera actors and hipsters shimmy in to sip añejo mezcal with distinguished hotel guests (Madonna was one of the latest) along the 43-foot-long lounge pool.
In the Area
Contrast Distrito’s contemporary design with the pre-Columbian artifacts at Museo Nacional de Antropología in Chapultepec Park. Sip single village mezcals at Heart of Maguey, a space that attributes exquisite tastes and desires for the people and culture of mezcal, then dine on shrimp-avocado flautas with chipotle emulsion and mashed cilantro at chef Enrique Olvera’s Pujol. In Roma, discover vintage Mexican furniture at Chic by Accident, stocked full of prized pieces characteristic of Mexico City. Adventure seekers should explore the Pyramids of San Juan Teotihuacán, and hike up 211 feet to one of Mesoamerica’s largest pyramids.
How to Get There
I came to México City on a business trip but I had to bring my 6 year old daughter. I chose the hotel because it has a nice looking pool where she could swim while I worked close to her. That’s it; it is nice looking, but you cannot swim in it as it is freezing cold and the electrical installation is exposed.
Furthermore, it took the staff more than 30 minutes to figure out how to power the electric outlet next to my table.
Large spacious rooms with beautiful views overlooking the city. Modern and practical design with attentive and caring staff. Constant maintenance/renovation work done around the property but very nice place overall.
If you want to enjoy a very unique property this hotel is for you!
Definitely amazing...I’m mean stunning views!!!
Great design and good staff.
Good room service and the prices are great!
Very average amenities but I was expecting something different... I think is according to the price.