Room Mate Valentina
What We Love
- Designer Tomas Alia’s deft touch using primary colors and modular furniture
- Breakfast is served until 12 p.m., perfect for night owls
- The unbeatable location, surrounded by D.F.’s best ’hoods, including Roma, Condesa and Polanco
- Some bathrooms feature deep-soaking tubs
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- The brand is popular with the youthful travel set
- There’s no restaurant, but there's a casual cafe off the lobby
- Free WiFi
The brainchild of three Spanish friends, the Room Mate brand aims to revolutionize the pricey urban hotel scene, offering reasonably priced rooms in primo neighborhoods that are light on unnecessary extras and heavy on of-the-moment, streamlined style. The Mexico City outpost gets the formula spot-on: The 62 guestrooms are sleek and uncluttered, decorated in stark white with pops of primary color, and feature spacious light-filled modern bathrooms, some with deep soaking tubs. Designer/architect Tomás Alía was inspired by Aztec motifs for some of the geometric forms, although the overarching theme is linear modernity. Services are as minimal (as you’d expect with such low rates) – there’s no restaurant – although the casual cafe off the lobby is a welcoming spot decked out Pop Art-inspired colors.
In the Area
While Mexico City can seem daunting for first-timers, the city is surprisingly walkable and easy to navigate, especially if you’re staying in one of the fashionable downtown districts like Roma, Condesa or Polanco. The so-called Zona Rosa is located close to all these desirable ‘hoods, along with the vast and leafy Chapultepec Park, D.F.’s answer to New York’s Central Park. This wonderful green space offers a tranquil escape from the bustle of the city while being at its heart: Don’t miss a visit to Chapultepec Castle, a former imperial palace that today houses the National History Museum. Another must-see: the Museo Rufino Tamayo, a modernist masterpiece dedicated to one of Mexico’s most significant 20th century artists. Stop for lunch in Roma, a bohemian neighborhood home to intellectuals, artists and fashion designers. Perennial hotspot Contramar offers a see-and-be-seen scene par excellence, along with some of the best ceviches in town.
How to Get There
I loved the hotel. I would definitely stay there again. It is really close to restaurants and a shopping mall (Reforma 222). The room was very nice and comfortable. I will definitely stay here again and try other Room Mate hotels
I am a regular guest in this hotel and stay always at Room Mate Valentina. The staff is excellent, they always try to give me a late check-out because I have a late flight, good breakfast. I would definitely recommend this hotel in Zona Rosa. I'm back on April 30 :-)
We had to come to Mexico City to renew my US visa, so while looking for a hotel located closed to CAS, we found this great hotel. Within less than 5-minute walking distance both to CAS and the embassy, it was the perfect option. But it was not all. The staff was very friendly and helpful, it's right in the heart of "Zona Rosa" so we had lots of options for restaurants. We came for an specific purpose, but if you are a visitor to my country, this hotel offers a great location to go sightseeing.
Good: Location, room size, cleanliness, bathroom, bedding, sofa in room, television, local businesses,wifi strength, bottle of water, luggage rack.
Bad: dark room, thumping noise from local disco
The Roomate Valentina was a solid choice for what was needed. While previous reviewers wrote about the front desk staff, I can’t say I was wowed at all. Stamped mail I asked to send never reached any of ten recipients. Even assuming that The post office stamped it all wrong, I felt like I had asked them to do too much. If they know it’s a crapshoot, tell me.
Check in was fine but asking about the billing got my iffy looks, when that simply shouldn’t be. It was prearranged and it didn’t look the same. It was billed differently in pesos.
Lastly, reading glasses I left on night stand, weren’t there and when I inquired if housekeeping had picked them up accidentally or if I had left in them with the bedding... well you get the idea. They weren’t the least bit interested. I would have grabbed the guest’s email and followed up, even to say “ no dice”.
The biggest complaint is the thumping from the local disco.
I can sleep through anything and reside in one of the loudest cities- I was floored and couldn’t sleep. That meant delayed mornings, which cut into activities.
Good things- the bathroom and the cleanliness are really great. I don’t think I would return to be honest. There are other options and even though I felt very secure at this hotel. I might choose another place to try, especially if limited on time.
I never tried the breakfast. It it did look appealing, especially if your not alone. Otherwise, you’re sitting there looking a bit exposed.
It was my first time in Mexico City with my boyfriend. All of the staff was very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Our room was excellent. We loved having breakfast served until 12!!