As a general rule, folks in Mexico are excellent hosts. This means that wherever you go—be it someone’s home, a restaurant or a party—everyone will make sure you enjoy your stay from beginning to end. Of course, this is especially true when it comes to this country’s luxury hotels. From plush beds to high-tech, in-room gadgets to fine dining and butler service, you’ll find everything you expect from a world-class hotel, with an extra touch of local hospitality. Another plus: these five hotels are strategically located so that you can walk around the area or be a short drive away from many of the city’s highlights. Don’t forget to enjoy those little details that set each hotel apart. For example, at the St. Regis, the signature Bloody Mary is made with mezcal, while the spa at the Four Seasons offers a tension-releasing massage using a traditional rebozo shawl.
The St. Regis Mexico City
Four Seasons Hotel México DF
The lovely colonial-style building houses 240 deluxe rooms (and suites with courtyard views) and is just steps away from some of the best areas in town, including Chapultepec, Polanco and the up-and-coming Colonia Juárez. The classically elegant hotel also features an outdoor pool, a spa with pre-Hispanic treatments and a bar stocked with fine local spirits, like tequila and mezcal.
JW Marriott Hotel Mexico City
Located in a lovely tree-lined street in Polanco, this hotel features luxury accommodations, a heated outdoor pool, plus a health club and a spa. While the in-house dining options are excellent—with French specialties at Brasserie Lipp or Mexican cuisine at Xanat—but you’re also steps away from one of the busiest dining areas in town.
W Mexico City Hotel
The sleek rooms at this hotel include an in-room CD and DVD library, custom pillow-top mattresses, jet showers and even hammocks in the bathroom. But the indulgence doesn’t stop there: there’s the world-class Away spa, and fabulous steak and seafood at their restaurant, Solea. It’s tempting to spend your entire stay indoors.
Presidente Intercontinental México Polanco
With more than 600 guest rooms, this Polanco favorite offers all the modern comforts and amenities you may need, topped with flawless service. Don’t miss the chance to dine at one of the many restaurants downstairs, including Alfredo Di Roma, Au Pied de Cochon or the just-opened Chapulin, which serves modern Mexican specialties.