TAKE FOUR//// TOP STAYS
Ignacia Guest House
A made-from-scratch breakfast of traditional Mexican dishes, a dreamy garden filled with orange trees and stylish, Instagram-ready public spaces are just a few reasons to stay at this new boutique hotel in laid-back La Roma. The main draw, however, may just be the Habitación Negra, or Black Room. It’s the largest of the hotel’s five guest rooms, each of which is named and decorated in a single color; other options include yellow, blue, green and pink. It may sound gimmicky, but it works. What the Negra lacks in size—just 430 sq ft—it makes up for with its sleek design, including a separate seating area with leather chairs, a showstopping black-marble bathroom and a quiet, private patio for sipping your morning café de olla.
This longtime luxury favorite in Polanco feels like a private oasis within the bustling city; you can’t help but feel relaxed upon stepping foot inside. Come October—thanks to a renovation project overseen by the talented duo Yabu Pushelberg—it will debut a softer, more refined look in each of its 35 rooms, including the one-bedroom Pasaje Penthouse. Think neutral tones and textured details, such as punched leather and custom wood furniture. The 1,313-sq-ft space is bright and sunny, with floor-to-ceiling windows that face a wraparound furnished terrace—which is where the indoor/outdoor fireplace comes in handy. Save time for a body treatment using a custom-made scrub at the on-site Aurora Spa and dinner at Dulce Patria, where legendary chef Martha Ortiz puts a modern spin on Mexican classics.
Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City
This grande dame hotel—which stands sentry on a corner right off of the energetic Paseo de la Reforma—may have more than two decades under its belt, but it’s anything but fusty. That’s because a 2015 top-to-bottom redo left it feeling fresh and modern, with 240 rooms done up in off-white and maroon, and a lush, romantic inner courtyard you’ll never want to leave. Two stellar restaurants (one Mexican, one Italian) and one of the best cocktail bars in the city only sweeten the deal. And then there’s the antique-filled, 2,228-sq-ft Presidential Suite on the top floor, which overlooks the main avenue. It has a super-spacious bedroom, gleaming white-marble bathroom and separate office, living and dining areas. Guests who book it receive a bottle of Dom Pérignon and access to the house BMW 7 Series.
ST. REGIS SUITE
The St. Regis Mexico City
This stunning hotel is centrally located right on Paseo de la Reforma. Here, it’s all about the service, with a butler available 24/7 and kid-friendly perks like a candy trolley during weekend turndown and the option to turn your suite into a glamping site, complete with a tent. There’s plenty of space for that in the 14th-floor, 3,089-sq-ft St. Regis Suite, which has a soothing natural palette with subtle pops of green. There are two bedrooms, a large living space, dining area with seating for eight, modern kitchen and even a steam room. If you’re in town during Day of the Dead, reserve an outdoor seat at the revamped King Cole Bar, which overlooks the parade route and serves expertly crafted libations.