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
- 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
Very sexy vibe on the edge of the ritzy Polanco area. Staff gets an A+ for being so
accommodating (got in at 6am and were even apologetic for having to make us wait till 819am to do early check in). Breakfast was ample w/ good quality. I like it when the hotel toiletries are things I (would) actually use at home. Clean. Good concept w/ styling however somewhat poorly executed. Noise was my main issue. Traffic and hammering (started at 7 am) through out the day (if you’re a light sleeper maybe ask for a quieter room, tried to drown it with the pipe in hotel music).
This hotel is practical and offer great gourmet food, very well located for business and the terrace bar is fantastic for private birthday parties.
The staff is helpful and very young. Value for money.
I spent four night in Nov/Dec 2017 - staff were nice and greeted us with Mezcal shots - Room was small and the air conditioning was too cold - my room safe didn’t work, had to have someone come in a couple of times to fix it and then only some of the numbers worked for a code - very safe area - nice breakfast buffet included. There was a musty smell in the corridors and in my room - sometimes I could smell stale smoke even though it is a non smoking hotel. Quite noisy at night - mostly from a rooftop party one night and outside noise from inconsiderate people outside the rest of the time (not the hotel’s fault, except they should have been in control of the rooftop party.)
We stayed at this extremely well located hotel last year as a last stay following a multi location trip in Mexico. The concierge Mariana merits particular applauditory mention but the rest of the stay has since proven deplorable. This hotel was particularly useful last year because our return flight to London meant that we need to use the hotels much advertised rooftop area, pool, and gym to relax before our journey and wanted to repeat the same experience this year along with friends that accompanied us here too. We confirmed on checkin yesterday that we would be able to use the rooftop facilities this afternoon for the four hours between the kind late checkout that we were given and our departure. We have now discovered that none of those facilities are available as the hotel is hosting a very large marketing event. We are extremely disappointed to be left stranded, cooped up in the lobby with not one word of apology. The lobby has two sofas but the whole lobby area has been invaded by droves of what we assume are visitors to the rooftop event. No doubt the hotel is making a great deal of money from this event. To make matters worse the AC in our Junior Suite was evidently not working properly last night and we leave this hotel that we appreciated so much last year with absolutely no intention of returning for third or subsequent visits. We feel that we have not received what they advertise and we have been the victims of complete misrepresentation. One hour into our four hour wait and our expression of dissatisfaction at reception we have not received one word of apology.
I have been staying at this boutique hotel located in the Polanco area quite a few times, as i really like the hotel atmosphere. It is truly a small boutique hotel and very friendly and personal service.
I did have a small accident close to the hotel and the hotel staff was very friendly and caring way beyond what you would expect. I'd like to extend a big thank you to the hotel staff for this excellent professional attitude and helpfulness that they offered. This is by far my preferred hotel when I stay in the Polanco area in Mexico City.