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WHERE TO STAY IN MEXICO CITY

Best place to stay in Mexico City

Where are the best areas to stay in Mexico City?

Mexico City is simply out-of-this-world and is one of the greatest cities on earth, which has thousands of years of culture. It is one of the largest cities in the world and has around 24 million inhabitants, which are separated into 16 boroughs that make up 300 neighbourhoods. This huge and sprawling capital has a mix of everything packed into its territory, which is made up of world-class historic buildings from as early as the Aztec era, as well as museums, restaurants, hotels, cafes, bars and performing arts.

 

The best places to stay in Mexico City are Polanco, Zona Rosa and Condesa, which all surround the huge woodland area of Chapultepec and are all in walking distance of the city centre, Zocalo, which is the largest square in Latin America. These neighbourhoods offer top quality hotels, restaurants, bars, clubs, shops and lots of entertainment, both in the daytime and night-time. The Chapultepec Park gives visitors a lovely rest from the manic noises of the city and is a delight for all the family, offering hiking trails, gardens, amusement areas, a zoo, various museums and street performances.

BEST LOCATED HOTELS IN MEXICO CITY
Hotel   Price per night
Hotel Del Principado
Calle Londres
51€ - 61$
Ibis Styles Mexico Zona Rosa
Calle Liverpool 115A
55€ - 66$
Hotel   Price per night
Hotel Villa Condesa
Colima 428
113€ - 136$
Amberes Suites
Amberes 64
103€ - 124$
City Express Suites Anzures
Leibnitz 120
57€ - 68$
Hotel   Price per night
Marquis Reforma Hotel
Paseo de la Reforma 465
119€ - 143$
The St. Regis Mexico City
Paseo de la Reforma 439
256€ - 307$

 

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Polanco, Zona Rosa and Condesa, the best areas in Mexico City

Polanco

Polanco is well known for being the wealthiest neighbourhood in the city and was home to many famous scientists, writers and philosophers, with many streets named after them. This part of the city has many luxury and top quality hotels to stay in and all offer outstanding views of the park and surroundings. This area is particularly multi-cultural with various communities that have settled in the city in the last century and therefore has an excellent array of cuisines. The majority of the restaurants that line the streets in Polanco are internationally recognised as some of the best in the world, with ‘Izote’, ‘Anatol’ and ‘Aguila y Sol’ being the most famous of the lot and all dedicated to showcasing their Mexican roots. But it doesn’t end there, as there are many other places that offer Japanese, European and other American dishes.

 

Another reason for Polanco being so famous is its upscale shopping centres and streets like Presidente Masaryk Avenue, which has been nicknamed the Mexican ‘Champs-Elysees’. This street is one of the trendiest in town and many popular designer brands can be found here, including the likes of Gucci, Chanel, Armani, Zara and many others. The district is very diverse as you can go from being in the heights of city life one minute to enjoying the chilled, elegant and peaceful parks of Lincoln, Uruguay and Chapultepec the next. Other cultural things in the area to see are the Museum of Natural History, the famous artworks of David Alfaro Siquerios and the National Anthropology Museum, which is one of the most visited and highly praised museums in the city with 10 buildings on Mexican history and culture.

 

Zona Rosa

Zona Rosa is one of the main touristic areas in Mexico City, with the main street of Paseo de la Reforma at the heart of it. This is one of the most celebrated entertainment and business boroughs in the city and is the best for nightlife. Bars, clubs and restaurants are dotted all along the street and the area boasts a popular gay scene with some of the biggest dance floors in the city. Most bars offer live music and cocktails are the drink of choice, with restaurants cooking up some of the finest dishes in the area and range from Mexican food to Asian.

 

Zona Rosa has some wonderful antique shops as well as shopping centres and markets, where you will be able to buy almost anything. Some of the most desirable hotels are located in this part of the city, many of which have spectacular views and also offer great facilities like gyms and swimming pools. It´s just a short walk from here to the city´s many landmarks and cultural sites, including the Angel de la Independencia which dominates the roundabout it stands upon and celebrates Mexico’s Independence. Other things in the area include the Statue of Cuauhtemoc (who was an Aztec ruler) and the fountain of Fernando Ola (“The Archer”). A short walk on will bring you to the historic centre of Zocalo Square and many of the surrounding buildings date back to the 16th century like the National Palace, The Metropolitan Cathedral, Templo Mayor, Santa Teresa and many more.

 

Condesa

Condesa, the most relaxed of the districts mentioned, is located south west of the city centre but still within walking distance. The area has had its ups and downs (it´s certainly on the up these days) and is becoming increasingly popular with musicians, artists and other creative people, all contributing to its chilled and hippy atmosphere. There are many amazing themed restaurants, sidewalk cafes and pretty bars surrounding the Parque México. This park marks the centre of Condesa and has various statues and monuments to visit, as well as clothing and craft markets in the week in addition to hosting many live concerts and festivals throughout the year. There is a good range of shops selling antiques, books, jewellery and clothing and the OMR gallery offers different exhibitions throughout the year. Condesa has a brilliant selection of hotels, which guarantee a great night’s sleep thanks to the peaceful surroundings which is something not all parts of the city can promise.

The St Regis Mexico Hotel
Las Alcobas Mexico Hotel
Marquis Reforma Hotel Mexico

Centro Historico, another good area for accommodation in Mexico City

This area has to be one of the prettiest city centres in the world, with stunning colonial and European architecture, it draws crowds from all around the world. Zocalo Square is one of the oldest and largest squares in the world and contains huge amounts of historic buildings, museums, art galleries, palaces, temples, towers, churches and cathedrals. There are also many department stores providing excellent shopping as well as a great selection of hotels, bars and restaurants.

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