Mexico City's stylish boutique find
31 Rooms / 4 Suites
While Las Alcobas, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Mexico City is located in the posh Polanco neighborhood of Mexico City, a prime location for shopping and dining, the hotel has its own star attractions, including two good restaurants and an intimate spa.
Previously an estate, the boutique hotel exudes the warmth of a home while possessing the modern luxuries and impeccable service of a high-end chain hotel. The name of the hotel, meaning “alcoves,” is a nod toward the philosophy of the property, which is to create a space of familiarity and serenity in a frenetic city. How? By providing top-notch service and an array of fine amenities, such as complimentary in-room minibars with sweet Mexican snacks and chocolates presented in hand-painted boxes at turndown.
The hotel’s enviable location on Presidente Masaryk Avenue enables you to have quick and easy access to an array of upscale boutiques (Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Cartier) independent cafes and trendy nightclubs that permeate Polanco. Even with such a notable address, Las Alcobas maintains a low-key (but luxurious) ambience with a discreet corner entrance that allows for the ultimate privacy of its guests.
The warm, contemporary décor beckons you to disconnect from the noise of the city and sink into rest and relaxation. The attention to detail and combination of colors and textures — suede furnishings, ruched drapery, wrought-iron doors and leather walls — create a cohesive environment that feels more like a chic home than an impersonal hotel.
The design focal point of the hotel is a grand spiral staircase that winds from floor to floor, weaving a mixed-tone wood railing throughout Las Alcobas.
The 35 guest rooms do not lack for high-tech comforts — they are outfitted with Bose speakers, touch-screen panel controls and 42-inch flat-screen televisions. And while the custom rosewood furnishings are decidedly sleek and contemporary, a few Mexican accents give life and a sense of place to the rooms.
Bathrooms are marble delights, with rain showers, Aurora bath products and Manos que Curan handmade soaps, terrycloth bathrobes and soaking tubs with aromatherapy and chromotherapy capabilities.
If the serene bathroom leaves you wanting some more serious pampering, head to the intimate two-treatment-room spa for indigenous treatments that use oils infused with Mexican ingredients like coffee and cocoa butter.
While you can dine on tacos and enchiladas dished out by local street vendors, for a taste of Mexican fine dining, book a table on one of the two terraces at Dulce Patria. Here, chef Martha Ortiz serves up traditional plates with a modern spin in the buzzy, high-end eatery, also a favorite among locals.
For a more casual environment, Anatol focuses on small plates made with seasonal ingredients.