Hotels in Mexico
Hotels in Mexico come in many different styles. From traditional inns with classic architecture to modern hotels with unique layouts, there are many options when it comes to luxury hotels in Mexico.
Set off of the Baja peninsula is the One & Only Palmilla. The luxury Mexico hotel has 172 rooms with large windows facing the blue waters. Head to the infinity pool during the day then dress up for dinner at the hotel’s restaurant from celebrity chef Jean Georges Vongerichten.
The Four Season Hotel in downtown Mexico City is a quiet oasis from the loud city that surrounds it. The spectacular gardens on the hotel’s grounds feature tropical fruit trees, caged canary birds and outdoor dining.
This world-class hotel is the perfect place to relax after a long day of taking in all the sights. Be sure to take a long warm bath in the guestroom’s deep soaking tub.
The tranquil Las Ventanas al Paraiso is one of the best hotels in Mexico. Visitors will find that the highly attentive staff make planning the day and fetching anything that much easier. Butlers are always nearby to help with any of your needs. The rooms feature details from crafted by local artisans such as hand-carved cedar doors.
Luxury travel agent Natalie Nevares likes the little touches at Ocean Coral & Turquesa: "Chaise longues studded with air jets are built right into the children's pool, so parents can sit in the water with a pina colada, enjoying the bubbles and watching the kids play all day," she says.
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Few hotels along Mexico’s Mayan Riviera are as private and intimate as Le Reve Hotel and Spa. This adults-only seaside escape (perfect for honeymoons or frustrated urbanites) features 25 luxury suites—some garden-facing, others with sea views.
Ritz-Carlton's only Mexican property is a hacienda-style retreat on a 17,000-square-foot beach area—one of the largest in the Hotel Zone.
With its open-air rooms and flashy décor, Betsey Johnson’s rough-around-the-edges rental villa isn’t for everyone—but it’s perfect if you like the idea of stepping into a Frida Kahlo–meets–Carmen Miranda world.
La Vita e' Bella has direct beach access in a secluded setting near Tulum.
It’s the top-notch service that travelers talk about after leaving this 1,500-acre retreat on the Riviera Nayarit, just northwest of Puerto Vallarta.
In the town of Puerto Escondido, on the Pacific coast, the 12 cliff-top bungalows overlook a cove with the area’s prettiest beach, Playa Carrizalillo. Villas have curved Spanish-style roofs, but each is unique: some have exposed stone walls, others come with dark, polished cement floors.
Mexico Grupo Habita’s newest property, in the up-and-coming desert metropolis of Monterrey, is sleek and spare but comfortable. All rooms are furnished with riffs on Midcentury Modern pieces by avant-garde designer Rick Owens, but only the choice north-facing suites overlook the Sierra Madre.
A compound of three-story beach houses, Casa Magna was reputedly built by drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, and the outlaw couldn’t have chosen a more desirable location than the tiny Yucatán town of Tulum.
Pure romance of the white-wine-at-sunset and walk-on-the-beach variety is the allure at this 25-suite hideaway above La Ropa Beach. All rooms have a cool Mexican contemporary vibe, ample ocean views, and private terraces (televisions are notably absent); 11 have private plunge pools.
Set on the eastern edge of broad Banderas Bay just 20 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta, this 267-room Grand Velas manages to feel like a luxury resort with the price tag of an all-inclusive.
Mahekal Beach Resort, situated on the sun-dappled Riviera Maya in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, was formerly the Shangri-La Caribe, deriving its name from author James Hilton’s vision for utopia.