Hotels in Mexico

Poised on a lone hilltop with 360-degree views, La Villa del Valle occupies a handsome, two-story hacienda that was built in 2002 but looks as if it has belonged here forever.

Lumina Luxury Suites in Mexico City’s vibrant Polanco district is the ideal boutique hotel for travelers seeking privacy and location. Each of the 12 suites is individually designed, but all interiors have mid-century furnishings and artwork.

A 17th-century hacienda that was once owned by Harvard University, this boutique property exudes a baroque air: stained-glass windows and heavy oak furniture.

This adults-only all-inclusive resort is just a five-minute stroll from Playa del Carmen, so if its activities—tennis, biking, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, even basketball—aren't sufficient, there's always city entertainment nearby. But why leave?

The hotel offers 68 bungalows overlooking gardens, and a full-service spa.

Several years ago In the colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, expat Nancy Lane Hooper stumbled upon a collapsed 17th-century mansion with original cantera-stone lintels and two-foot-thick walls. She envisioned a tiny East-meets-West retreat, and has turned the ruin into a refuge.

Only a world-class hotel like the Four Seasons could make Mexico City, a hectic metropolis of 21 million, feel relaxing.

Formerly Capella Pedregal

The nine palapa-style bungalows have ocean views, rocking chairs, and enormous rain-forest showerheads in the bathrooms. The qigong classes in the oceanfront pavilion are a big draw, as are the Thai massages by the water and plantain-crusted mahimahi at the restaurant.