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
Great location and the staff was supper helpful. Everything as at a walking distance which was great! the rooms where modern, clean, and the beds were super comfy! Great views from the hotel as well. I highly recommend this hotel.
The hotel is nice, clean and well located, but bring some hearing protection for the nights, as the clubs go on and on. The rooms are clean and spacious.
The breakfast is a nice mix of continental and some Mexican specialties.
The basic hotel is nice and trendy, but walls are extremely thin, hotel staff was not very helpful and actually quite rude, and breakfast 4/5 days was out of majority of the items ie pancakes/eggs and after about ten minutes of waiting even after being promptly asked for our room information we gave up and left. This hotel is literally in the club zone of zona rosa and we were not interested in that. If you are here to party then its a great area. Think a smaller version of bourbon street. We were interested in activities and touring the city (in my 30's plus a teenager nephew). The double rooms do not have any privacy. The glass has a colorful cut out but its still very much see through so getting dressed/undressed will be awkward for anyone who wants privacy. The beds were comfortable and the coffee was really good. The staff was my biggest issue of the whole stay. One night we had our cell phone stolen and we asked for assistance to translate to the police since we'd tracked the location and they just laughed at us. Other times we requested information for various tours and they either didnt know or just told us to go to the computer. Often we were given terrible directions as well, so if you are from the states I'd suggest elsewhere.
Tip: bring wash clothes
I stayed several times at this hotel, mainly because it is walking distance to our offices in Av. Paseo de la Reforma.
Rooms are comfortable, tidy, with well equipped AC units and good hot/cold water pressure. Internet is reliable and fast, and full breakfast served from 6:00 AM til noon.
Staff is very friendly and always available to help.
Things to consider:
- Magnetic door keys may demagnetize, so be prepared to arrive in the evening and request a reset.
- Rooms do not have iron/ironing board, however hotel carries a very limited quantity, which are offered as a first-come first-serve basis.
- Amberes Street is very noisy at night. Although windows are very sound-proof, if you need a good silent rest, request a high floor room or come prepared with ear-buds.
Nice place to stay for a weekend, very centralized to all tourist areas. From that location we can move easily to all tourist areas. Rooms are decent, breakfast also. The service is super, very nice people