A Taste of Mexican Hospitality: Uncovering the Best Hotels in Mexico City


When planning a vacation, finding the perfect accommodations is crucial. After all, once you’ve finished a day full of entertaining activities and sightseeing, you’ll need somewhere to sleep and recharge for your next adventure. So, if you’re planning a visit to Mexico City, with its vibrant culture, rich history, and pulsating energy, you’ll need to find somewhere to stay.

When it comes to choosing the perfect place to relax after a long day of exploring, the city offers an array of exquisite options, from high-end, luxurious hotels to cozy, budget-friendly hotels. Each offers something different, featuring a unique blend of luxury, comfort, and convenience.

To simplify your search, we compiled a list of our few top picks, from the upscale comfort of the Sofitel Mexico City Reforma to the cozy Hampton Inn & Suites Mexico City.


Sofitel Mexico City Reforma

Nestled in the heart of Mexico City’s bustling downtown district, Sofitel Mexico City Reforma stands tall, boasting luxurious accommodations to keep you comfortable during your visit. The hotel sits in a prime location along the iconic Paseo de la Reforma, offering exceptional views of the city skyline and easy access to renowned landscapes in the area, including the Angel of Independence and the Chapultepec Castle.

It features a sleek, upscale, modern aesthetic throughout the common spaces and rooms. The hotel is home to a whopping five bars and restaurants, ensuring you won’t have to go far to enjoy good eats.

It’s equipped with various amenities, including a lavish spa, fitness center, pool, and meeting rooms. If you’re looking to stay in the lap of luxury, the Sofitel Mexico City Reforma might be the perfect place to kick back and relax during your stay.

Barcelo Mexico Reforma

Ideal for travelers seeking a blend of style and convenience, the Barcelo Mexico Reforma is a great place to stay during your visit. The rooms are comfortable, modern, and well-equipped with a safe, wi-fi, and minibar.

The hotel has three specialty restaurants, a wellness and fitness center, a pool, and a whopping 26 meeting and event rooms. So, whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, this hotel has spaces to accommodate your needs.

The location is perfect for business, cultural, and leisure tourism alike. It’s a short walk from the Revolution Monument and numerous shops and restaurants. The Benito Juarez International Airport is a short 20-minute drive away, ensuring you won’t have to travel far to reach your accommodations.

We like this hotel for its convenient location and ideal balance of luxury and value, so it’s a staple in our Ancient Civilizations and Colonial Cities tours.

Gran Hotel Ciudad de México

Steeped in history and grandeur, the Gran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico is an excellent option for travelers who love history and luxury. This opulent hotel is housed within a meticulously restored 19th-century building overlooking the iconic Zocalo square, blending old-world charm with modern luxury.

From stained glass ceilings to intricate tilework to elegant furnishings, guests staying here are in for an experience. The hotel has a rooftop terrace that boasts panoramic views of the city’s historic skyline. It even has a restaurant on the fifth floor with an equally impressive view!

Emporio Hotel

If you’re seeking an escape from Mexico City’s hustle and bustle, the Emporio Hotel is a good option. This hotel is located in the upscale neighborhood of Polanco, offering a respite from the city’s business.

It’s surrounded by chic boutiques, gourmet restaurants, and cultural attractions, making it a great choice for those who want accommodations with nearby entertainment. The rooms are modern and outfitted with plush bedding, a safe box, air conditioning, climate control, a coffee maker, a minibar, and a TV.

Amenities include a 24-hour gym, transportation services, a business center, and parking and valet services.

Hotel Catedral

Perched in the shadow of the majestic Metropolitan Cathedral, Hotel Catedral offers one-of-a-kind accommodations in the heart of Mexico City’s historic center. The hotel is based out of a beautifully restored colonial building, exuding old-world charm and elegance at every turn.

The rooms are tastefully outfitted, clean, and comfortable, with some options featuring balconies overlooking the street below. The rooftop terrace offers exceptional views of Mexico City’s skyline, serving as the perfect place to wind down after a busy day.

The hotel has a restaurant and buffet, so you won’t need to leave to enjoy Mexico City’s cuisine. Amenities include a business center, meeting rooms, complimentary parking, room service, a pillow menu, and a concierge.

Hyatt Regency Mexico City

Like the Emporio Hotel, the Hyatt Regency Mexico City is located in the exclusive Polanco neighborhood. Its sleek, modern design screams luxury and sophistication, offering upscale accommodations for visitors who like to travel in style.

The hotel has a restaurant, a heated outdoor pool, a sundeck with outstanding views of Chapultepec Park, and a gym. The rooms boast crisp, modern touches and a minimalistic aesthetic, some featuring sprawling bay windows with excellent views of the city skyline and upscale Polanco neighborhood.

Given its central location, this hotel is perfect for travelers who want to see it all, from the historic buildings to the hidden gems nestled throughout the city.

Hilton Mexico City Reforma

The Hilton Mexico City Reforma, situated along the bustling Paseo de la Reforma, offers a stylish retreat in the heart of the city’s vibrant downtown district. It boasts a sleek, modern design throughout its spaces, with comfortable, well-appointed guest rooms and suites.

It features an indoor and outdoor pool, allowing you to choose whether to soak up the sun or stay in the comfort of a controlled indoor environment. The outdoor pool sits on the rooftop, giving you spectacular views of the city below. Additionally, the hotel has a fitness center, spa, on-site restaurant, executive lounge, meeting rooms, and business center.

The hotel is a short walk or drive from nearby shops, restaurants, and sights, ensuring you don’t have to travel far to see and do the various activities on your itinerary.

Hampton Inn & Suites Mexico City – Centro Historico

Conveniently located in the heart of Mexico City’s historic center, Hampton Inn & Suites offers modern comfort and convenience amidst the city’s rich cultural heritage. Many nearby attractions, including the Zocalo Square, Metropolitan Cathedral, and National Palace, are a short walk from the hotel.

When you’re done exploring for the day, kick back and relax in the cozy rooms, which feature basic amenities, from plush bedding to TVs. Amenities include complimentary WiFi, a fitness center, an on-site restaurant, a business center, and complimentary hot and cold breakfasts.

While this hotel isn’t the fanciest on this list, it’s a comfortable and conveniently located option for your stay in Mexico City.


Skip the Planning and Enjoy a Vacation With Caravan

Booking a vacation to Mexico can be daunting. Between ironing out transportation details, finding suitable accommodations, and selecting entertaining activities, the planning stages can feel overwhelming. This is where Caravan comes in.

At Caravan, we offer fully guided tours that explore the wonders of Mexico, allowing you to kick back and enjoy your vacation without sweating the small stuff. From food to activities, lodgings to transportation, our tours have you covered.

For example, consider our Colonial Cities tour, which brings you on an eight-day adventure through the beauty of Mexico’s history and culture. You’ll visit the ancient ruins of Teotihuacan, a once-great city reduced to near rubble, and Xochimilco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The trip winds through Mexico, hitting must-see spots that create lasting memories.

Or, consider our Ancient Civilizations tour, which starts in Mexico City and ends in Cancun. On this trip, revel in the splendor of the long-gone civilizations of the Olmec, Nahua, Aztec, and Maya. meander through the streets of once-great cities, marveling at the architecture that remains standing to this day. Throughout your journey, enjoy included meals, transportation, and accommodations – we do all the big planning so you don’t have to.

Of course, you’ll still have plenty of free time to do your own thing. Saw a food stall while shopping that emanated mouthwatering scents? Grab a bite for lunch! Want to embark on an afternoon activity during the tour’s downtime? Go for it! While the main details (think lodging, transportation, and activities) are planned, you can still squeeze in a few activities and sights on your bucket list.


Book a Trip to Mexico City Today!

If you’d love to visit Mexico City (and more) but don’t want to deal with the details, we’re here to help. Simply pick a tour that interests you with dates that work for your schedule, and we’ll handle the hard parts of planning. All you’ll need to do is book your flights and arrive on time for the tour’s start. We’ll take care of the finicky details, like transportation and lodging.

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