Best Boutique Hotels in Mexico City’s Roma and Condesa Neighborhoods

Two of the most popular neighborhoods in Mexico City, Roma and Condesa, have a swath of cozy, quaint, and luxurious boutique hotels to choose from. These neighborhoods blend together, from Condesa to Roma Norte to Roma Sur, but have distinct personalities, parks, and hangout spots. They also contain some of the city’s most interesting hotels, in areas where you can walk out the door and join the locals for dinner or drinks.

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© Nima Local House

Nima Local House Hotel

You won’t even know that Nima is there if you don’t know exactly what you are looking for. The hotel is housed inside an old 20th-century mansion that blends right in to the rest of the lovelingly restored facades on Colima street in North Roma. The house has four gorgeous rooms, each with a king-size bed and balcony that are a blend of antique and artisanal chic.

The size of the hotel means extremely personalized service. Also, despite it’s limited space there is a small spa in the hotel and the rest of the Roma, including its excellent restaurants and the Rio de Janiero Park just steps away, is at your fingertips here.

For those who crave privacy and a secret getaway in a central spot, Nima is your choice. Rooms run from $405 to $445. Tip: Book far in advance of your trip, they fill up quickly! Check rates at Hotels.com.

Mexico City boutique hotel Condesa - Red Treehouse

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Red Tree House in Condesa

Long a favorite among the U.S. and Canadian crowd, the Red Tree House is probably the most popular B&B in the Condesa neighborhood. Folks love the cocktail hour each night where guests can mix and mingle and the fact that the staff has excellent English skills. They have a dozen or so rooms, each with its own style and vibe, but everything encompassing a kind of urban hominess.

Several rooms face the central garden and some have patios that face the street, rooms are comfortable but not overly grandiose in size. Their treehouse room is a tiny penthouse perfect for one.

The location can’t be beat, right near Amsterdam and in the heart of the Condesa. With two lounges and two eating areas there is always someone, somewhere, to talk to and if not, pet their kindly old labrador who is usually splayed out in the foyer.

Rooms run from US$95- 270. Compare rates at Booking.com

La Valise Mexico City hotel in Roma Mexico City

La Valise Mexico City

La Valise (which expanded in 2023 to include eight more suites) had three decked-out suites when I visited that each serve as galleries for some over-the-top art pieces. Each suite — El Patio, La Luna and La Terraza — are uniquely designed with a touch of Art Deco urban hip. They have luxurious marble tubs, lots of living space, and big beds to stretch out on.

The suites include coffee and tea makers and free Wi-Fi, and each has a nice outdoor space either facing the street or the center of the building. The third-floor terraza suite has a bed that rolls out onto the patio for sleeping under the stars.

This hotel has long been one of the smallest in the area, but along with its new suites, they have plans to build a spa and an indoor swimming pool. They provide room service by Rosetta, one of the city’s best restaurants, and lots of concierge options. Rooms are all around $400 a night. Check prices here at Expedia.

Ignacia Guest House Roma Mexico City

Ignacia Guest House

Ignacia Guest House (pictured above) got a revamp in 2023 as well, adding 4 new rooms to its original 5 along with additional outdoor common spaces. This boutique hotel has a sophisticated elegance that includes lots of books on the shelves, art on the walls, and interesting retro furniture throughout — the interior design here has won awards.

They offer a robust traditional Mexican breakfast and also have a happy hour each evening for guests. The location is one of the quieter ones on this list, in a very residential area of Roma, but still an easy walk to anywhere you want to go. See our full review linked above.

Rooms run $248 – $352 a night. Check rates online here.

Condesa Mexico City hotel Hippodromo

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Hippodrome Hotel Condesa 

Housed inside one of the city’s most beautiful (and well preserved) Art Deco masterpieces, the Hippodrome Condesa has four categories of rooms — Deluxe, Deluxe Superior, Executive Suite, and executive Suite Terrace — that differ mainly in bed size (the first two are queen) and room size (they get progressively larger as you go up, although it’s not a drastic change).

The decor is modern, comfortable, but not as quirky or unique as some of the others on this list. They have a small cafe in the same building and a tiny lobby that can be a little dark. My suggestion, if light and space are important, is the Executive suites which both have sunny little terraces.

Another killer location right next to Parque Mexico Park. Rooms run from US$190 – $554. Check rates online at Expedia.

Condesa df Mexico City boutique hotel

Condesa DF

Probably the largest on this list, Condesa DF still retains a small hotel vibe and yet is easier to book with more options. I suggest one of the rooms with a view of Veracruz street. I think these are the most luxurious and beautiful. Warm wooden accents, cozy blankets and shawls, and an overall sense of antique pleasure still combine nicely with the contemporary design of their first floor restaurant and all the art scattered throughout the hotel.

They have a lovely terrace on the roof with a great view of the Parque Espana across the street. Again, this location is right in the heart of it, an easy to walk to bars and restaurants, but also residential and quiet on the actual street where it’s located. (Added bonus: photographer Tina Modotti lived next door once upon a time).

Rooms at Condesa DF run from $270 to $610. Book online here.

Hotel Parque Mexico Boutique condesa boutique hotel

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Hotel Parque Mexico Boutique

Right on the Parque Mexico, the Hotel Parque Mexico Boutique is painted Frida Kahlo Blue and pops out from under the tall trees and greenery of the surroundings. This is one of the best hotels in Condesa for travelers who want a little green oasis in Mexico City’s urban jungle and to take advantage of all of the neighborhood’s dining and boutique shopping.

The hotel is full of Mexican art and little touches like decorative textiles and rustic furniture. There’s also often live music.

There’s a rooftop terrace bar where you can while a few hours above the hustle and bustle and rooms are small but include a small kitchenette and desks for working. There are no TVs and the internet is rumored to just be ok, so if you are in town on work it might be better to chose a different place to camp out. That said, the location of this hotel blows away so many in Mexico City, that you won’t want to spend much time in your room anyways.

You can book directly with the hotel or through a site like Booking.com or Expedia.

art deco hotel luxury mexico city

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Hotel San Fernando

Previously Itza 54, this hotel was purchased by Bunkhouse in 2023 and has been renovated and refreshed as Hotel San Fernando.  The 16 apartment-style rooms as well as its gorgeous Art Deco building will have you feeling like you are living in your dream apartment in Condesa. Several larger rooms are available for families or groups and three new smaller suites have been created on the top floor with private balconies and mini-bars.

The rooftop is now a quaint al fresco breakfast area and a cool place to work or lounge in the afternoons and evenings. Lots of great little touches make these rooms shine — French press coffeemakers, a hand coffee grinder, dedicated workspaces, a straw tote for taking out to shop, and funky robes and slippers to name a few.

The hotel’s first floor is the biggest change of the new remodel. Instead of a Thai food restaurant and nail salon, the streetside part of the hotel’s building is now a funky retro lounge and bar with decor that matches the mid-century vibe of the building itself. A decent bar food menu and some surprising handcrafted cocktails are sure to make this new bar a local hangout in no time.

Staff is friendly and knowledgeable and can help you arrange activities in the city, and the hotel is pet-friendly to the extreme — you can borrow doggie bowls and pet beds from the front desk.  Make your reservations at Expedia or Booking.com.

brick hotel mexico city roma

© Brick Hotel

Brick Hotel

The Brick Hotel in Mexico City’s Roma Norte was closed for a number years but has been back in full force for the last four years or so. This small luxury hotel has 17 guest rooms, two restaurants, a basement speakeasy bar, a spa, and rooftop terrace where yoga classes are often held. The décor of the hotel is modern and sleek but there are lots of plants and greenery to smooth the clean lines and nuetral color palate.

Despite being the heart of Roma Norte, it’s surprisingly quiet and peaceful at Brick, with many rooms including lovely private balconies for a drink or just a breath of fresh air. Rooms are open and spacious with extras like claw-foot tubs and big, comfortable king-size beds.

This is one of the most centrally located hotel in the Roma and Condesa and you will be steps from everything (including gorgeous nearby Rio de Janeiro plaza and the delicious Rosetta bakery) when you stay there. Check rates on Booking.com or Hotels.com.

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* This boutique hotels of Roma and Condesa post was last updated in January of 2024

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