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
I usually prefer to stay in Boutique hotels as, from past experience, the solo traveler can often be overlooked in the larger chain hotels, however this was not the case during my recent stay here. All the staff are amazing, extremely friendly and always helpful. This is a perfect place for the solo traveler especially if like me you might be a little worried about your safety whilst staying in Mexico City. Fear not, there is no need to be! The hotel will arranged all your tours if you would like them to and often cheaper than the ones advertised on this site.
The rooms are comfortable and cleaned everyday. I ate at each of the restaurants and the food was amazing, especially the Spanish tapas on the Mezzanine, you must try the octopus.
Breakfast wasn’t included but was worth having. The spa is the perfect place to relax at the end of the day and I can thoroughly recommend the Relaxing massage.
A huge thank you to everyone who made a trip that I wasn’t expecting to enjoy into one that was just perfect!
I wanted to share a special thanks to Antonio Naranjo who provides wonderful service at Los Canarios restaurant in the Marquis Reforma hotel. He makes you feel like family, which is a wonderful thing when you are traveling for business. The overall service is terrific so definitely try out the hotel and restaurant and hopefully Antonio will be there to assist.
We liked this hotel a lot. The staff was professional, and everyone spoke excellent English. The concierge was particularly helpful at arranging a driver for our trip to Teotihuacán. The location is great-an easy walk if taxi ride to all places one would want to visit. Although the decor was definitely 80s, everything was in perfect condition and spotlessly clean. A couple of quirks, though- I was pretty sure we had a king bed, turns out our room had two doubles. Some nights we had turn down service, others not (this is not a big deal to us, we just were just amused by the inconsistency). Also, when we checked out, we found that we were charged for the water bottles, and the nespresso pods which is just absurd-we have travelled the world for years, and no hotel has ever charged for the use of an in-room coffee machine. We should have been informed at check-in that this was their policy.
All in all, though, we would happily stay there again, and do recommend it.
My first experience here and it was beyond wonderful. The staff is incredible. There is nothing they cannot or will not do. Hotel is very, very clean. Service is in the best of European traditions. Food is fantastic. The stay here was exceptional. Will definitely return. Location is very convenient for business, shopping, theater and/or fun. Every employee speaks several languages (all I met spoke English) ...very well!!!
Quite a few of the properties in Mexico City are majority Spanish speaking and rightfully so....
But upon traveling to this area I found my university studies of Spanish insufficient for proficient communication. It was nice when communications became challenging to have a staff member who could bail me out!