What We Love
- Paris DJ Monsieur X curated the music for the rooftop pool bar
- The bathrooms are spa-like, with onyx and stone finishes and C.O. Bigelow bath products
- The rooftop pool bar provides 360-degree views of the desert, mountains and city — plus plenty of shade for drinking and eating between dips in the water
What To Know
- Monterrey is known more for business than tourism, but the hotel provides plenty of opportunities to play
- Temperatures in the desert can top 100 degrees, but dual rooftop pools overlooking the Sierra Madre mountains make the heat bearable
- WiFi is free, making it easy to stay connected
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Grupo Habita’s seventh property combines the perks of design hotels — a celeb chef restaurant, DJ-curated playlists — with business traveler essentials (free WiFi, sleek work spaces). Case in point: Tiny handmade mirrors shipped from India make up a dazzling wall mosaic in the stark lobby, which is outfitted with black wood furnishings, moose antler installations and artwork by fashion designer Rick Owens. The black-and-white motif extends to the guestrooms, where whitewashed walls set off ebony platform beds, the bathrooms are lined with onyx (and C.O. Bigelow bath products), and floor-to-ceiling windows let in plenty of light. The on-site dining bests your average hotel grub at R. of Restaurant, where executive chef Marco Aveces churns out chipotle eggs benedict with chorizo in the morning and short rib barbacoa tacos with salsa verde at night. Without question, the rooftop pool and bar is the star of the hotel: Twin infinity pools offer a bird’s-eye view of the city, desert and mountains, while speakers pump out specially engineered sounds from Paris’s DJ Monsieur X, and a cement canopy provides shade from the harsh desert sun.
In the Area
Most visitors come to Mexico’s third-largest city for business, but intrepid travelers will find plenty to explore. Start in the Macroplaza, where the 18th-century Metropolitan Cathedral is in stark contrast with the Lighthouse of Commerce, a futuristic monument that beams a green laser throughout the city. Stretch your legs on a hike in the surrounding mountains or venture to Matacanes Canyon, named for its porous rock formations, which resemble large showers. It’s home to freshwater springs, underwater rivers, gorges and some 13 waterfalls — take a rappelling tour to descend falls as high as 88 feet. You’ll replace all the calories you burn off (and more) by feasting on the city’s signature dishes: cabrito (roast lamb), frijoles charros (fire-cooked beans with chiles and herbs) and tacos de trompo, another term for tacos al pastor (trompo refers to the rotisserie that cooks the meat).
How to Get There
We wanted to spend a night here and enjoy the pool. The check-in area was very small, simple, and basic which we didn’t mind. We arrived early(12noon) and was told that we could be in our room by 1pm. So we dropped our backpacks and walked to the mall 4 blocks away for lunch. We came back @ 2pm and our room was ready. We liked the clean black & white theme room with big tub ???????? To soak in. We loved the rooftop pools bar with views of the mountains. We had drinks up there while relaxing in the pools. We went downstairs for dinner @ one of the restaurants( Mar Del Sur). The food was good for us. Then we came back to the rooftop bar and pools to enjoy club music with local young people socializing. After 9 pm we went back to our room. You can hear music from downstairs bar & restaurants, but we didn’t mind as we knew about it. It puts us to sleep anyway. ???? The air con was nice and cool in the room. We had a good stay.
We came to this hotel through Bonvoy( my husband is platinum).no greetings, as he is used at ,all. It seemed like they have not heard of the program. We used points but they did try to charge us for the room. Nice location.modern premises, pool on the roof top is a must.great breakfast. but....very disappointed with a very weak WiFi. Couldn’t upload anything. Room is really small for a couple. The major problem for us was the noise coming from the club across the street. So, if you need to get some rest DO NOT go to Habita.
They provided me an excellent experience and helped me with every detail for my big day.
Dante (he's in charge of this kind of events) was really helpful and guided me on how to make it happen.
The hotel was really clean and the area provided was ready on time.
service was top from the waiters too.
Great experience overall.