What We Love
- The hotel’s relaxing Aqua Spa and range of holistic treatments
- Located in Polanco, a neighborhood packed with stellar restaurants and luxury boutiques including Chanel, Hermès and Cartier
- The modern glass building by starchitect Enrique Norten
What To Know
- Rooms here are no-fuss, but the real draw is the rooftop pool and deck (which can get busy) and prime location
- Like its nearby sister hotel, Condesa DF, the hotel gets booked up quickly for fashion weeks and art fairs
- The hotel lobby can be busy during breakfast; we recommend ordering the chef’s huevos rancheros
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Designed by architect Enrique Norten, Hotel Habita offers minimalist yet stylish digs painted in muted gray and white tones, with wood elements and low-slung beds dressed in crisp white linens and topped with soft gray throws. The guestrooms feature flat-screen TVs and private terraces (in most), while the bathrooms are stocked with high-end Malin + Goetz products. In the lobby restaurant, executive chef Fernando Maya prepares a knockout huevos rancheros for breakfast, and for lunch and dinner a selection of sandwiches and as well as main dishes such as pulled drunken duck with tomato sauce and seared tuna with zucchini, cucumber and ginger-soy dressing. But the real draw here is the hotel’s rooftop terrace, which features a sunken swimming pool and a bar/lounge area complete with a firepit and unbeatable views of Mexico City.
In the Area
Chapultepec Park supplies the traffic-clogged city with much-needed green space and a raft of outdoor activities. Row a boat on the lake, visit the zoo, jog under the pine and jacaranda trees, or visit some of the city’s finest museums, including the Museo Tamayo (for installation art and modern sculpture) and the Anthropology Museum (for an overwhelming collection of ancient Aztec, Mayan and Zapotec artifacts). A young, late night crowd gravitates to trendy Ragga, while older locals love Joy Room.
How to Get There
I politely asked at the desk if i could have a gander at this first contemporary boutique on the Rodeo Drive part of Polanco. Having chutzpah is my middle moniker, and acceptance by the lady monitoring the front of hotel, delighted my scabrous nature, no end.. it’s wonderfully minimalist, encased in a frosted-glass shell with a rooftop pool, spa and terrace bar. The views over towards the city are intimate. Gotta fess , for those who love to shop high end and sip& sup at some of the metropolis’s top-rated restaurants, this is the perfect staging spot
the hotel is linked to Marriot. It is in Masarik where you can find restaurants , luxury stores etc. The hotel has a pool and a jacuzzi , rooftop bar. Breakfast is continental. Price is really good to be in that neighborhood . I was supposed to get un upgrade so i do not knwo if all the rooms have the same spaces. Mine has terrace, a huge bathroom. I have some minor problems but the staff corrected them Recomended
Terrible hotel. Too expensive for what it offers. The staff is rude and clueless. One day we got to our room and it stunk, they said they would put lemon and mint to cover the smell. The staff took more than an hour to decide to change our room after we had to complain over and over again. The only kind staff member is Arturo Duran who helped us very kindly. Never again, I don’t recommend this hotel. The only good thing it has is a great location.
I have stayed at this hotel twice and after the my last stay two weeks ago I will not return. I agree with the other poster's comments that the hotel is not what it used to be.
The Positive: Great location.
The negatives: Very loud construction noise during the day.
On one afternoon the hotel had no water at all. My colleagues and I returned late afternoon to dress for dinner and could not shower and clean up. We complained on our way out and the front desk staff they would have a manager speak to us. Never happened.
The following morning when I checked out I again complained about the lack of running water the previous day. The clerk asked me to fill out a comment card and that a manager would contact me. Of course this did not happen.
What really pissed me off was they insisted they had to charge me for using two bottles of water in the room (it was the only water available to brush my teeth and wash up).
The final insult was that the front desk clerk said the bill was incorrect and that he had to redo it. He then added a $10.80 USD hotel "service charge". He even said this was absurd after such an unpleasant stay but he could not do anything about it.
Staff is polite however they are unable to make any decisions and apparently are not able to contact a manager either.
The rooftop terrace they advertise has been rented out for private events both times I have stayed there, so don't count on it.
There are a lot of nice hotel options in Mexico City and I won't be staying at this hotel again.
I had the worse stay ever at the Habita. There is a construction next door and there is INTENSE construction work from 8 am until 7pm every day, you can’t be in your room during those hours, it’s absolutely loud. When I spoke to the manager he said he apologized but it was next door (I stayed for 9 nights and it was the same intensity every day). Front desk and bar personnel are the laziest I’ve ever seen, never willing to help and you have to ask for a glass of water 3 times before you get it. Cleaning service is poor. And to add to my stay while I was checking out the 2 valets + security just stood watching while I had to carry my luggage to my Uber, not even offering help.
I’m not good back to the Habita and won’t reccomend it to anyone. It’s a shame
Before I had stayed there many times in the past and used to be great