Marquis Reforma Hotel Spa
What We Love
- The globetrotting trio of restaurants: Spanish, Mexican, and sushi are all on the menu
- The spa is huge for a big-city hotel
- Thoughtful room perks like free bottled water and fresh fruit daily
- The business offerings are state-of-the-art
What To Know
- The vibe is very business-oriented
- Free WiFi
- The pool is adults only
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Part of the luxury hotel strip along Paseo de la Reforma, a grand boulevard in the city’s gilded embassy zone, this 208-room high-rise is ideal for well-compensated business types, who power-lunch in the three upscale restaurants, work out in the gym and mainline CNN in plush rooms tastefully furnished in autumnal tones with dark wood accents and potted orchids. The spa, with its steam bath, sauna and glass atrium swimming pool, is a highlight.
In the Area
Capitalize on the Marquis’s proximity to Chapultepec Park, the city’s answer to Central Park, a vast 2100-acre green space teeming with cultural landmarks lining leafy walkways. Must-sees include the Modern Art Museum, housing a permanent collection that’s a who’s-who of Mexico’s greatest. Or sign up for a temporary pass with the new bike share program Ecobici, a surprisingly straightforward way to get around the traffic-clogged city and admire Reforma landmarks like the Christopher Columbus statue, Diana Fountain, and Independence Monument.
How to Get There
This was one of the best hotel experiences we have had. The hotel is absolutely first class and beautiful, beautiful, comfortable room and bed, great location but what was even better was the incredible treatment and interactions we experienced with everyone from this hotel. It started with the check-in with Obed. He was welcoming, polite and helpful. We ended up eating many of our meals in the hotel and they were always attentive and delicious. We were only there for two nights but we will definitely stay there again the next time we are in Mexico City. We were truly spoiled! Thank you for such an amazing experience.
I used to stay here all the time when travelling on business around Latin America - great position (although much of the Mexican insurance industry has now moved further out) and had a feeling of style much appreciated by clients.
I managed to get a deal for this hotel which brought it back into my price-range, so was given a somewhat tired room (cracked marble floor in the bathroom) which faced the rear (good if you want a quiet night) but still more than acceptable.
As the title says, much has changed, with what used to be the bar/lounge is now being used as the lobby - something of a loss compared to the previous lay-out, as the bar always seemed to be full, particularly for the Sunday brunch. Now the Sunday Brunch is in a room to the side of the Lobby and the Bar next to that, but the lighting is very (I would say too) low and didn't seem that busy during my stay. Might be an ideal to bring in some tables and chairs to the Lobby and give it back more of the old buzz.
As mentioned the Brunch (and breakfasts, etc.) is now in a separate "market-style" restaurant which was fairly quiet - when the brunch was on, there were a few quirky elements, such as being able to see women making tacos in a separate section divided from the restaurant by a window and the food was good, but generally it lacks atmosphere.
While there I used the spa to try to keep my weight under control after some VERY extensive Mexican lunches - the pool is mixed-sex, but the rest of the facilities are single-sex with the feeling of a gentleman's club, with a wood-panelled lounge area, a changing area, two jacuzzis, sauna, etc. for the men (I assume that the ladies have similar facilities.
All in all, a very functional, well-located hotel with an element of prestige, but has lost the buzz of the past.
Gamaliel, working in the Market restaurant in the hotel, was incredibly kind, engaging, and remembered my mother from her previous stay months ago. We appreciated the time he took to recommend places to visit in the city and connect with us. The food and service has also been consistently wonderful.
The staff was incredibly attentive. Location was great. Walking distance to Polanco, La Condesa and Parque Chapultapec. Rooms are not big but a acceptable. Rooms are modern and very well kept. Will stay here again when we return.
This is an excellent restaurant inside of the hotel. The service was incredible. Our server Alan Valdez was very respectful and kind. He helped us with translations and understanding the menu. He was very professional and will be coming to this restaurant again for the excellent service and food.