Where to Stay in Mexico City: All the best districts


Mexico City’s Best Hotels and neighborhoods

Are you planning to visit Mexico City and looking for the perfect hotel for your trip?

You’re at the right place!

Mexico City is a huge and vibrant metropolis that has something for everyone, but it can also be overwhelming to decide where to stay: which areas are safe, what kind of atmosphere do you prefer, do you want to be close to the historic center, the trendy neighborhoods, or the business district?

In this guide, I will show you the best hotels in Mexico City, located in different parts of the city and suitable for any budget, from a backpacker hostel to a cozy boutique hotel or a luxury resort.

I will also share with you my tips on how to find cheap accommodation in Mexico City, where to stay with your family, and the best hotels near the airport!

So, where to stay in Mexico city?

Let’s find out!


In the Roma neighborhood

La Roma or “Colonia Roma” is a neighborhood divided into Roma Norte and Roma Sur by Calle Coahuila.

Roma Norte is the home of hipsters and intellectuals. It has a bohemian, charming atmosphere with its streets lined with trees and beautiful houses in Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Modernist styles, where the city’s elite used to live.

You can find art galleries, small independent shops, cafes, bars, and trendy restaurants, all with a European flair.

Roma Sur, on the other hand, is more traditional and has a more local vibe with modest houses. Both areas have their own appeal.

Things to do in La Roma neighborhood:

  • Stroll down Álvaro Obregón Street, where there is a nice pedestrian green area with fountains and sculptures. The street is full of many cafes, bars and restaurants
  • The parks and public squares: Plaza Luis Cabrera, Plaza Rio de Janeiro, Plaza Villa de Madrid (better known as Cibeles), Pushkin Garden
  • The Museum of the Object of the Object (MODO): it displays some 30,000 ordinary objects – more than 40 years old – (various packaging, advertising, household appliances, etc.)
  • Mercado Roma: a gourmet food market in Roma Norte with 60 stalls of different products on two floors. An interesting place to stop for lunch or just to try local products.
  • Mercado Medellín: a much more local market, which also offers many products from Cuba, Colombia and Venezuela. I often go there to buy vegetables or a green juice in the morning, the people are always very friendly! I highly recommend it. ❤️
  • Visit an art gallery: there are several galeries in the area, I suggest for example the OMR Gallery, free entrance.
  • Discover street art: keep your eyes open, the streets of La Roma are full of colorful murals
  • Visit Casa Lamm: it is a historic monument from the early 20th century, very well preserved and now turned into a cultural center.

My selection of the best accommodations in La Roma

Habitaciones Monterrey – From 14 usd for a shared dorm

If you are looking for a simple and affordable place to stay in La Roma, this hostel is a great option. It offers shared dorms and private rooms.

The rooms are small but tidy, with shared bathrooms, reliable wifi, laundry service, and kitchen access.

The hostel is not very fancy, but it has a great location (I know, I live just around the corner 😆) with many cafes, restaurants, bars, and shops nearby.

This is a good choice for travelers who want to save money and enjoy Roma Norte.

mexico habitaciones monterrey
mexico rooms monterrey

Stanza Hotel – From 71 usd

If you want more comfort, the Stanza Hotel offers great value for money in its category.

It is ideally located in the center of Roma Norte, on Avenida Obregón, close to many restaurants, cafes and shops.

Rooms are spacious and there is a restaurant and a small gym.

mexico stanza hotel
mexico stanza hotel

Casa Goliana – From 201 usd

This is the best hotel in La Roma for quality and price among the upscale ones.

It is set in an early 20th century mansion, typical of the area, with high ceilings, cozy rooms, elegant common areas, friendly staff, and a delicious breakfast.

mexico casa goliana
mexico casa goliana, Mexico City

ULIV Colima – Starting at 235 usd

ULIV is a new building with a very modern decor that offers rooms and studios with living room that can fit from 3 to 7 people.

You can enjoy comfortable king beds and kitchenettes, very fast wifi, access to the gym and rooftop terrace.

This is the best location in Roma Norte, very close to the famous Rosetta Bakery, Plaza Rio de Janeiro, and many nice cafes and restaurants.

uliv hotel mexico
uliv hotel mexico

Nima Hotel Boutique – From 519 usd

This is the best option for a classy hotel in La Roma, if you are looking for a luxurious and comfortable stay.

It is a beautiful house typical of the area, renovated to offer all the comforts of a modern hotel, but preserving its charm. You can enjoy elegant and cozy common areas, including a green oasis on the rooftop that invites relaxation.

The service is impeccable, the breakfast is delicious, and there is even a massage service and other treatments on site. It’s a dream hotel for a romantic getaway in Mexico City.

mexico nima hotel boutique
mexico nima hotel boutique

In the Condesa neighborhood

Located between Chapultepec Park and La Roma, La Condesa is another hip neighborhood in Mexico City.

Colonia Condesa shares the same history as Roma and therefore has similar architecture and vibe, with a wide range of trendy cafes, restaurants and bars.

Some people think that La Condesa lacks the “edgy” touch of La Roma. It’s a matter of taste.

I personally find La Condesa more charming, with its green spaces, huge trees, and tranquility. It is more refined than La Roma, but also a bit pricier.

What to do in La Condesa:

  • Stroll through Parque Mexico: it is one of the big green areas of the city. It is a nice place with several fountains and water basins, where you can sit and watch the local life (families, people running, walking their dog, etc.).
  • Stroll along Avenida Amsterdam: in the middle of the street there is a beautiful pedestrian path lined with plants – definitely the best way to get around La Condesa
  • The local market of La Condesa: the “Tianguis” of La Condesa takes place on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Pachuca Street, between Juan de la Berrera and Veracruz. It’s huge and you can find everything from fresh produce to street food!
  • Shopping: La Condesa has many high-end shops with local designer products

My selection of the best accommodations in La Condesa

Condesa Cibel – From 73 usd

It is a modern hotel with a nice design, spacious rooms with double bed or two large double beds, balcony and kitchenette.

Friendly staff. It is very well located in La Condesa, between Parque España and the big Chapultepec Park.

hotel mexico Condesa Cibel
hotel mexico Condesa Cibel

Apartments La Condesa – Starting at 79 usd

This is a great option for cheap accommodation in La Condesa.

It is a spacious two-bedroom apartment, fully equipped, with room for 2 to 6 people, with a kitchen, a living room, and a dining room.

The building is in a quiet area of La Condesa, near Chapultepec Park. You can find many restaurants and a supermarket nearby.

departamento condesa mexico
departamento condesa mexico

Hotel Villa Condesa – Starting at 167 usd

If you are looking for a romantic hotel in Mexico City, this is a true oasis of peace in the heart of the hippest neighborhood of the Mexican capital.

It is an elegant mansion where you can enjoy the small green terraces and stylish living areas. The rooms are spacious and modern, the service is very attentive and the breakfast is great.

It has a restaurant that serves international cuisine and traditional Mexican coffee.

mexico hotel villa condesa
mexico hotel villa condesa

Casa Dovela – Starting at 269 usd

Dovela offers you the option to rent a high-end apartment, a duplex, or a casita in a beautiful building in La Condesa, located on a peaceful street.

The design is very stylish, modern, and elegant, with fully equipped kitchens, living rooms, dining rooms, and extremely comfortable beds. The service is excellent and very attentive and efficient.

This is the ideal accommodation for a couple. The duplex and the casita have two bedrooms, perfect for a family or friends.

hotel condesa mexico
hotel condesa mexico

In the historic center

The heart of the capital has many important monuments, about twenty museums, markets, viewpoints, and restaurants for all budgets. That’s why it is the main tourist area of the city.

It is a very fascinating area for history and archeology lovers. It is ideal for a short stay in Mexico City, as you can visit the main attractions of the city on foot.

However, the area is quite noisy and crowded. It becomes quieter when the sun sets, but it is also safer to avoid walking the streets late at night.

So, if you are staying in downtown Mexico City, I suggest taking an Uber if you will be coming back to your hostel or hotel after dark.

What to do in downtown Mexico City:

  • Zócalo: also known as Plaza de la Constitución, it is the largest square in Latin America with a capacity of 100,000 people. It is the heart of the capital and there are the National Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Templo Mayor
  • National Palace: today, the National Palace houses government offices in a beautiful colonial building, but its great attraction is the collection of murals by Diego Rivera, among which stands out the monumental work “History of Mexico”.
  • The Cathedral: a beautiful and impressive structure facing the Zocalo, the “Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven” is one of the most iconic Christian buildings in the world.
  • Templo Mayor: just behind the cathedral you will find the “Templo Mayor”. It was the great pyramid of a fortified Aztec religious center that included several temples and palaces.
  • Palacio de Bellas Artes: it is a beautiful building that houses an art museum with works by great artists such as Diego Rivera. In front of the building is the Alameda Central, Mexico City’s oldest public park, inaugurated in 1529. On the other side of the park is the Diego Rivera Mural Museum.
  • Torre Latinoamericana: the building offers one of the best views of Mexico City. Take the elevator and go straight up to the terrace, which is on the 44th floor.
  • Museum of Memory and Tolerance: this is a museum committed to a duty of historical memory and presents the great genocides of the 20th century: the Holocaust, Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Guatemala, Cambodia, Darfur, Armenia. It also presents the diversity of the Mexican population and the discrimination suffered by the main groups.
  • La Casa de los Azulejos: the “house of tiles” owes its name to its splendid facade covered with blue and white tiles. It is an eighteenth century palace, now converted into a restaurant. If you are not going to eat, I suggest that you at least go inside to admire the interior.
  • Plaza Garibaldi: The best place to see mariachis in Mexico City! During the weekends, numerous musical groups occupy the plaza and liven the place up.

My selection of the best accommodations in the historic center:

Hotel Fontán Reforma – From 67 usd

This is a cozy hotel that offers great value for money, just a few steps away from the Diego Rivera Museum, the Alameda Central, and the Palace of Fine Arts.

It’s a perfect hotel for couples and business travelers alike: it has a gym, a conference room, a restaurant with panoramic city views, and a rooftop terrace with a bar.

You can enjoy good wifi, a meditation space, and bike rental for guests to explore the Paseo Reforma bike path.

hotel ciudad de mexico fontan reforma
hotel mexico city fontan reforma

Hotel Punto MX – Starting at 95 usd

If you want a bit more comfort, the Punto MX, closer to the Zocalo, is a nice, modern hotel.

It has a small gym, a terrace and an excellent restaurant with a good wine cellar. The buffet breakfast included is delicious!

mexico hotel punto mx
mexico hotel punto mx

Gran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico – Starting at 179 usd

This historic hotel in the heart of the Zocalo opened its doors in 1968 and has hosted many celebrities, as well as being featured in many movies like Spectre with James Bond. 😎

It has a stunning “Art Nouveau” architecture and many luxurious features, such as a Louis XV chandelier and a huge Tiffany stained glass window.

The building dates back to 1526 and was the home of an important official. Later, it was bought by a Frenchman who turned it into a commercial building: the first shopping mall in Mexico City, with two of the first elevators in the country that still work!

This hotel also has one of the best terraces in Mexico City with a view of the Zocalo.

mexico gran hotel
La terraza del Gran Hotel con vista al Zócalo

Downtown Hotel – From 219 usd

This is a wonderful hotel with a swimming pool, a rare gem in downtown Mexico City.

It has a sleek and modern design, and is housed in a 17th century palace just a few steps away from the Zocalo and other attractions in the historic center.

You can enjoy a rooftop terrace with a pool, Jacuzzi and bar, as well as a restaurant, a garden, and a free bike rental service for guests.

A perfect choice for couples in Mexico City, with a delicious breakfast included in the price.

hotel con piscina centro méxico
hotel with pool downtown mexico

In Coyoacán

Coyoacán is the most romantic neighborhood of Mexico City, famous for being the home of Frida Kahlo, now turned into a museum.

You will love walking in this quaint area, with its narrow streets and charming colonial-style squares, its art galleries and cultural centers, and its beautiful houses with colorful flower-decorated facades.

During the week, the area is calm, visited mainly by locals and a few tourists.

But on weekends it comes alive: markets, painters displaying their works, street food vendors and performers attract the attention of families who come to enjoy the day.

It is also a great place to have a drink and a snack.

I love this cozy area of Mexico City and I never get bored of exploring its streets, but if you are thinking of staying here, you should also know that it is a bit farther from downtown Mexico City than other areas.

What to do in Coyoacán:

  • Visit the Casa Azul (get your tickets here!), Frida Kahlo’s house-museum, where you can learn more about her life and work, along with that of her husband Diego Rivera.
  • Walk along Francisco Sosa Street: it has majestic colonial-era houses, cafes, art galleries, as well as several places of interest such as the Fonoteca Nacional (FONCA), the Casa de Cultura Jesús Reyes de Heroles and the Plaza Santa Catarina
  • Discover the heart of the district: Plaza Jardín Hidalgo, which is the second most visited place in the city after the Zócalo, the church of San Juan Bautista and the Jardín Centenario with the Fuente de los Coyotes (Fountain of the Coyotes)
  • Stroll through the Viveros de Coyoacán, one of the big green lungs of the city with more than 2 km of trails
  • Attend a soccer match at the Azteca Stadium: it is the only stadium in the world that can boast of having hosted two FIFA World Cup finals.

For more information about Coyoacán, check out my article: What To Do And See in Coyoacán!

My selection of the best accommodations in Coyoacán:

La Casita de Coyoacan – Starting at 50 usd

This is a lovely Bed and Breakfast, located on a peaceful street close to Frida Kahlo’s House.

You will love the scrumptious breakfast, which combines American and Mexican food ingredients, and the relaxing rooftop terrace.

This is also the best place to find cheap accommodation in Coyoacan, an area that is usually quite expensive.

mexico hotel casita de coyoacán
mexico hotel casita de coyoacan

Casa Moctezuma – Starting at 135usd

If you have a bit more budget, I suggest this stylish and affordable accommodation, perfect for a romantic getaway.

It is a traditional Coyoacán mansion that has been beautifully renovated. There are duplexes and studios, all with living area and kitchen.

You can also enjoy the lovely garden and the bicycles available for guests.

mexico hotel casa moctezuma
mexico hotel casa moctezuma

H21 Boutique Lodging – Starting at 191 usd

This is the perfect option for a luxurious stay in Coyoacan.

Located in the heart of Coyoacan, a few steps from the central square, it is a small and exclusive hotel that offers very cozy modern studios with high quality bedding, king size beds, terrace or balcony.

mexico hotel h21
mexico hotel h21

In the Zona Rosa/Juarez

The Zona Rosa is part of Colonia Juarez, one of the coolest neighborhoods in the capital, although still more alternative than Roma and Condesa.

It covers the area between Avenida Chapultepec to the south and Paseo de la Reforma to the north, one of Mexico City’s main boulevards.

It is an area popular with tourists -especially those who don’t mind noise- because it is strategically located near many of Mexico City’s attractions.

It is one of the best places for shopping in Mexico City, but also for partying as it has many bars, discos and clubs. It is also the gay district of Mexico City, so you will have a lot of fun!

A little tip: be careful at night and always stay on the busy streets.

What to do in La Zona Rosa/Barrio de Juarez:

  • The Independence Monument: “El Angel” or Angel of Independence is one of the great symbols of Mexico City and even of the country. The statue, which was inaugurated on the occasion of the centennial of Mexico’s Independence, represents the Greek goddess of Victory, and is located in the center of a traffic circle on Paseo de la Reforma.
  • Walk along the Paseo de la Reforma, which is the most important avenue of the capital and extends along 9 miles. It connects many areas of Mexico City (Santa Fe, Chapultepec, Polanco, Zona Rosa, historic center, etc.) and is home to several important elements of the city.
  • Discover the streets of the neighborhood: you will notice that there are several streets named after cities (Hamburg, London, etc). Some beautiful houses from the end of the 19th century contrast with the modern look of the neighborhood.
  • La Glorieta de los Insurgentes: it is a pedestrian traffic circle that connects Zona Rosa with Roma Norte, with a pedestrian zone in the center, stores and the metro of the same name, one of the most important symbols of Mexico City!
  • Going out to party: Calle Amberes is the “gay street” of the Zona Rosa, but if you walk along it at night you will find several nightclubs and bars for all tastes.

My selection of the best accommodations in Colonia Juarez/Zona Rosa:

Galeria Plaza Reforma – Starting at 109 usd

This is a great, budget-friendly hotel near Reforma, perfect for a business trip to Mexico City.

It’s a modern, well-maintained building with plenty of stores around it. The rooms are all spacious, with large beds and a desk.

The hotel has a full gym and a good restaurant, as well as a rooftop terrace with a heated pool, sun loungers, and a nice view of the Angel of Independence.

You can relax in the sun or enjoy the beautiful lights at night!

mexico hotel galería plaza reforma
mexico hotel galería plaza reforma

Hotel Geneve – Starting at 107 usd

It is more than just a hotel; it is a museum, a historical institution, and for that reason it deserves to be on this list of hotels to stay in Mexico City!

This hotel, opened in 1907, has hosted many important celebrities and was the favorite of the former President Porfirio Diaz, who dreamed of Mexico City being like the great European capitals.

It stood out for several reasons:

  • It was the first place to serve a sandwich in Mexico City
  • The first hotel to offer cab service, travel agency, laundry, hairdresser and elevator
  • The first hotel to offer private bathrooms and telephones in all rooms.
  • The first photos of the hotel were taken by Guillermo Kahlo, Frida Kahlo‘s father. In fact, the hotel opened its doors the same day the artist was born.
  • And most importantly, it was the first hotel to accept women traveling without a man as guests, which was a huge breakthrough for that era. As a solo female traveler, I find this point especially fascinating!

You can admire objects from the turn of the century: Art Nouveau lithographs that were used as packaging for perfumes and soaps, glass bottles of the most emblematic brands, leather gloves, a hairpin encrusted with rhinestones, dresses, photos, etc.

Today, this hotel is no longer a luxury hotel, as its glory days have passed. But if you are like me and love hotels with charm, where time seems to stand still, it is worth staying there for a night, or at least having a drink, to experience this place that could have hosted Hercule Poirot.

hotel geneve mexico
hotel geneve mexico

Barceló Mexico Reforma – Starting at 269 usd

This cozy hotel is located on Paseo de la Reforma, the most important avenue in Mexico City, close to the historic center.

It offers a heated pool, a gym, a spa, a bar and an a la carte restaurant, as well as a delicious buffet breakfast.

Barcelo Mexico Reforma hotel
Barcelo Mexico Reforma hotel

Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City 5*- A from 671 usd

The Four Seasons is one of the most luxurious and best hotels in Mexico City!

It has a perfect location on Paseo Reforma, right at the entrance of the huge Chapultepec Park, where you can find the famous Museum of Anthropology, on the border between Juarez and Roma Norte.

This is a sophisticated hotel, ideal for business travelers, but also very popular with couples, as it provides a romantic setting for a lovely stay.

It features a large indoor garden with cozy spaces, a pool, a spa with treatments and massages, a modern gym, a restaurant, a pastry shop and a bar that offers champagne tasting on Wednesdays.

And even if you don’t stay there, you should try their brunch! It’s amazing!😉

mexico hotel de lujo four seasons
mexico four seasons luxury hotel

In the Polanco neighborhood

Polanco is a prestigious neighborhood in Mexico City, located north of Chapultepec Park.

This is where you can find the embassies, exclusive boutiques, restaurants with long waiting lists and luxury hotels. It has fairly quiet streets, green spaces and terraces, and it is one of the safest neighborhoods in Mexico City, where you can enjoy walking.

The area is home to and visited by a wealthy population. Since prices are higher than elsewhere, it is not a common choice for budget travelers to stay, but it is popular with business travelers.

What to do in Polanco:

  • The Soumaya Museum: this is a must-see free museum in Mexico City, both for its unique architecture and its immense collection of 66,000 works by great painters and sculptors such as Picasso, Renoir, Dalí, etc. Just across the street is the Telcel Theater, considered one of the best theaters in Latin America thanks to the modernity of its facilities and its versatility.
  • Museo Jumex: it houses the largest private collection of contemporary art in Latin America (including works by Andy Warhol!)
  • Enjoy the green spaces: Lincoln Park with its fountains and ponds is a popular place for cyclists and walkers, as is the small Parque Uruguay.
  • Shopping on Masaryk Avenue: Avenida Presidente Masaryk is considered the Champs Elysees of Mexico City. It is one of the most expensive streets in the capital, with a great display of luxury boutiques, both Mexican and international brands. El Palacio de Hierro is another possibility for luxury shopping in Polanco
  • Discover some of Mexico’s great restaurants: several prestigious establishments have opened their doors in Polanco, such as Pujol. Prepare a good budget and book in advance!

My selection of the best accommodations in Polanco:

Caravansaro Penthouse Polanco – From 41 usd

Finding cheap accommodation in Polanco is not easy, as it is a very expensive area, but here is a hidden gem for you!

The rooms have balconies, are very clean, and are located in a peaceful area of Polanco, within walking distance of several shops and restaurants.

The wifi works very well, you have access to the kitchen, fully equipped, and there is a supermarket nearby.

hotel barato polanco mexico
cheap hotel polanco mexico

Flowsuite Polanco – From 215 usd

If you have a bit more budget, here you will find suites that offer all the comfort at a very reasonable price.

They are not rooms, but small newly renovated apartments with everything you need: a full kitchen, a living room and even a work space.

All this located between two subway stations, near Parque Lincoln in Polanquito, one of the nicest places in Polanco.

mexico hotel flowsuite polanco
mexico hotel flowsuite polanco

Las Suites Campos Eliseos – Starting at 280 usd

Located just steps away from Avenida Presidente Masaryk and its luxury stores, Campos Eliseos is the ideal place for a romantic stay in Mexico City.

The hotel offers spacious and elegant suites with king bed, balcony and kitchen with Nespresso coffee machine.

It has all the facilities of a five-star hotel: gym, a wellness center with sauna, a Jacuzzi and massages available. But the hotel’s biggest attraction is definitely the rooftop terrace with pool, which offers a stunning view of Mexico City!

A delicious breakfast awaits you, with French cheeses, croissants, fresh salmon and many other quality products.

mexico hotel suites campos eliseos
mexico hotel suites campos eliseos

In the Santa Fe district

Santa Fe is the most important business district in the country, located in the west of the capital.

It is far from the tourist attractions, and it is hard to get there because of the lack of subway and heavy traffic. It is not the best neighborhood to stay in Mexico City if you are not on a business trip.

This is because here you will find large national and international companies in a sea of skyscrapers, but there is not much to do as a tourist.

What to do in the Santa Fe area:

  • Visit the Santa Fe Center: today it is the largest shopping mall in Latin America
  • Stroll through the Parque Mexicana: it is a huge new park with 2,000 trees and several lakes, and is considered one of the main lungs of Mexico City.

My selection of the best accommodations in Santa Fe:

NH Collection Mexico City Santa Fe- From 77 usd

Santa Fe is even more expensive than Polanco!

But you can find some excellent hotels that don’t cost a fortune if you know the good deals 😉

This is the case of the NH hotel which has spacious and bright rooms, a gym open 24 hours a day, and a restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a very nice view.

hotel santa fe mexico
hotel santa fe mexico

The Westin Santa Fe Mexico City – Starting at 187 usd

If you’re looking for a true luxury hotel in Mexico City, the Westin is undoubtedly one of the best, with impeccable service and truly superior facilities.

The hotel offers a spa, a fully equipped gym overlooking Santa Fe and an indoor pool. It also features a restaurant, the Market Kitchen, and an elegant bar.

All rooms offer stunning views over the neighborhood or the valley. The mattresses are especially comfortable and the marble bathroom contains luxury toiletries.

This hotel offers an unforgettable experience!

mexico hotel westin santa fe
mexico hotel westin santa fe

Where to stay near the airport

If you are only in Mexico City for a stopover and want to spend a comfortable night in a hotel, here are my three recommendations for hotels near Benito Juarez airport for different budgets:

  • Flat near the airport: not luxury, but an affordable and very practical option to spend 1 night, 5 min walk from the airport (Terminal 2). Clean, hot water, friendly staff, from only 25 $usd per night!
  • Hostel Mexico DF Airport: a colorful hostel located so close to Terminal 1 that you can walk there. They also offer a cheap shuttle service to Terminal 2. The rooms are quite spacious and there is a terrace to enjoy the sun. Wifi and breakfast included. From only 55 $usd per night.
  • Fiesta Inn: if you have a larger budget and are looking for a good hotel near the Mexico City airport, the Fiesta Inn is the best accommodation in its category. Modern with lounge area, cafeteria, computer room, swimming pool with jacuzzi in the garden, very comfortable rooms. It also offers a free shuttle service to both terminals. Very good wifi and buffet breakfast included. From 120 $usd per night

Best Cheap Hotels in Mexico City

If you are on a tight budget and prefer not to spend too much on accommodation, these are my top recommendations for cheap hotels in Mexico City:

  • Hostal Mundo Joven Catedral (historic center): this is one of the best youth hostels in Mexico. You will love its rooftop bar that has a great atmosphere and amazing view of the cathedral and the Zocalo. Breakfast included, from only 15 $usd in a shared dorm and 32 $usd in a private room!
  • Capsule Hotel (Juárez): this is a unique, well-located and affordable accommodation in La Juárez. It offers standard rooms, capsule rooms, and dorms with comfortable beds and large lockers, starting from only 12 $usd per night!
  • Habitaciones Monterrey (Roma): this is the perfect place to sleep at an affordable price in La Roma Norte. The rooms are clean, the wifi is good, you have access to the kitchen, and the location is very convenient, starting from only 13 usd for a bed in a shared dorm!

Where to stay in Mexico City: the summary of the best hotels

To give you a better idea of the best hotels in Mexico City, I made a table that summarizes all the hotels I mentioned in this article.

You can sort them by price or by neighborhood. 

HotelArea or TypePrice
Habitaciones MonterreyRoma14 $
Hotel StanzaRoma71 $
Casa GolianaRoma201 $
ULIV ColimaRoma235 $
Nima Hotel BoutiqueRoma519 $
Condesa CibelCondesa73 $
Departamentos La CondesaCondesa79 $
Hotel Villa CondesaCondesa167 $
Casa DovelaCondesa269 $
Hotel Fontan ReformaHistoric Center67 $
Hotel Punto MXHistoric Center95 $
Gran Hotel Ciudad de MexicoHistoric Center179 $
Hotel DowntownHistoric Center219 $
Casita de CoyoacanCoyoacán50 $
Casa MoctezumaCoyoacán135 $
H21 Hospedaje BoutiqueCoyoacán191 $
Galeria Plaza ReformaZona Rosa/Juárez109 $
Hotel GeneveZona Rosa/Juárez107 $
Barcelo Mexico ReformaZona Rosa/Juárez269 $
Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City 5*Zona Rosa/Juárez671 $
Caravansaro Penthouse PolancoPolanco41 $
Flowsuite PolancoPolanco215 $
Las Suites Campos EliseosPolanco280 $
NH Collection Mexico City Santa FeSanta Fe77 $
The Westin Santa Fe Mexico CitySanta Fe187 $
Flat near the airportAirport25 $
Hostel Mexico DF AirportAirport55 $
Fiesta InnAirport120 $
Hostel Mundo Joven CatedralBudget-Friendly15 $
Capsule HostelBudget-Friendly12 $
Habitaciones MonterreyBudget-Friendly13 $

Rent a car in Mexico City

Renting a car is for sure the best way to explore Mexico City and make the most of your stay!

To rent a car, personally, I always use Rentalcars.com, for a few reasons:

  • You can easily compare the rental cars prices between all the agencies: for sure the easiest way to find the best rate!
  • Cancellation is often offered free of charge: no need to worry if you change your mind
  • Rentalcars offers full insurance coverage at a lower price than the rental companies, so it’s an instant saving with no effort.

Simply click on the green button to find your rental car at the best price:

Book your plane ticket at the best price

Mexico City’s Benito-Juarez International Airport is a large airport that receives many domestic and international flights – It’s the leading airport in Latin America and one of the busiest in the world.

To save money on flight tickets, you can use our flight comparator for Mexico, in partnership with Skyscanner: it’s the guarantee to pay the best price for your international and domestic flights!

Book your trip now and save money!

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Mexico City best places to stay


I have created this blog to give you all my best tips to plan your next trip to Mexico, regardless of your budget. I share detailed itineraries, advice about places to visit as well as recommendations for transportation, hotels and restaurants. I hope I will also help you to discover amazing off the beaten path destinations in Mexico!

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