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
The hotel definitely needs a refresh. The door in my room didn't shut properly and left a bit of gap that let light in during the night. I could smell the cigarette odor from the adjacent room. A lot of noise coming from the street and small details like burnt light bulbs and an old TV set in the room.
This hotel definitely had its day but is a little tired now. Bed is Japanese style and small, rooms perfectly fine but whole place needs a good lick of paint . Good value, amazing location and friendly staff .
While the hotel is in a very nice and convenient location, the staff is nice and the rooms are clean, there's a construction in the building next door and it's terrible loud. You cannot stay in your room to work or relax because you hear terrible noise all the time (people hammering, etc.)
While it's not under the hotel's control, they should be honest and let you know in advance about this issue before you finish your booking or arrive to the hotel; so you can decide if you want to stay in an unstayable and loud place or not.