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Depending on your agenda, you will want to stay close to Mexico City’s downtown. We encourage visitors to choose a hotel on the corridor between the historic center and Polanco. Here are Forbes Travel Guide’s picks for the five best places to stay in Mexico City:
1. Condesa DF. This hotel possesses all of the requisites for a comfortable and oh-so hip stay in Mexico City. The rooms are stylish and the La Condesa neighborhood captures the capital’s free spiritedness with art galleries, alternative bars, alfresco cafes and atypical menus. The hotel sits a short jaunt from Chapultepec Park and a rapid taxi ride from the Zócalo. The rooftop bar is a perennial nighttime hotspot.
2. Four Seasons Hotel Mexico, D.F. Decorated and designed to reflect a colonial-era palace, this luxury hotel may be the finest in all of Mexico. It’s in the Polanco neighborhood, steps from Chapultepec Park, and features a full-service spa (with Mexican-inspired treatments), an outdoor pool, a restaurant for alfresco dining and lively lounge.
3. The St. Regis Mexico City. This stunner overlooks Paseo de la Reforma in the heart of the city, and has all the luxe amenities you’d expect from this hotel brand — a Reméde Spa, indoor pool, fine Mexican restaurant and, of course, the signature St. Regis Butler Service.
4. La Casa Vieja. Located in Polanco, you won’t need to walk far for fine dining or luxury shopping, but you may never want to leave this cozy boutique hotel, with its unique architecture and design. The old mansion is painted in bold colors and filled with well-chosen art and antiques.
5. Hotel Geneve. In Coyoácan, where Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera called home, is just outside of city center. The elegant Hotel Geneve might constitute the city’s most stylish lodgings, especially its grand mahogany-filled lobby. Check out The Phone Bar for excellent martinis and live music.