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
My partner and I have stayed at this property five of the last times we have been in CDMX. Each time we received warm service, but this last time takes the cake. The manager, Fernando, was truly accommodating. On top of the good service, the hotel has a great central location making it easier to explore other parts of CDMX. The neighborhood itself is also great fun. We stayed in one of the penthouse suites. It was incredibly spacious and comfortable. The private balcony was a nice bonus!
I look forward to staying at the Roommate Valentina next time I’m in CDMX!!
Room Mate Valentina is an excellent hotel in a great location. The rooms are spacious and clean. The staff, including Edgar and Fernando, is spectacular. My partner and I have stayed here several times, and will continue to stay at the hotel when we visit Mexico City again. Highly recommend staying here!
I loved my stay here. First, a very friendly staff. They were very helpful with all my questions about places to visit and eat. Second, very modern facilities. The lobby, restaurant and room had modern decor and stylish. Third, the location. The hotel is very close to bars, clubs, casino, restaurants, shops, pharmacy and convenience store. I highly recommend it.
excellent hotel and a great safe, location that is close to museums, parks and the paseo de la reforma. Our room was amazing with beautiful decoration (we upgraded for a really great price), always clean and the view was beautiful (we could see the angel of independence). The staff was super friendly and helpful, thank you!! Definitely coming here again
Overall I had a great stay at the Room Mate Valentina. I came to Mexico City for a birthday weekend getaway. I found the service to be superb. I was even given a slice of cake with balloons on my b-day! It is very centrally located. There was a lot of construction on Calle Amberes, however.