Hotels in Mexico City: 10 Authentic Alternatives to Stay Like a Local

If you’re looking for a home-base to enjoy Mexico City, hotels are at the cold end of the spectrum. Granted, some hotels offer great experiences, but they often feel bureaucratic, unpersonalized and repetitive. Plus, they’re often located in the more touristy spots, with no real insight into the real, local city.


Mexico’s capital city is one of those destinations that keeps on giving. The city is filled with friendly people, art galleries, world-class museums, and plenty of mouthwatering eats. But as its popularity grows, finding authentic experiences becomes more challenging.

Why pick a boutique lodging?

Above all, travelers today value flexibility, modernity, and comfort. That’s where Casai comes in.


We offer boutique vacation rentals that are locally inspired, fully equipped and serviced in the best neighborhoods of Mexico City. In short, you’ll get to explore the city like a local whilst enjoying thoughtful design, assistance, and amenities.

Design-wise, unlike hotels in Mexico City, boutique alternatives are often inspired by the neighborhoods in which they’re located, and some even feature unique pieces made by local artists. The aesthetic is one of their main appeals – especially for lifestyle travelers looking for a spot that’s both comfortable and inspiring.


Lastly, in the post-pandemic travel era we prioritize privacy, safety, and social distancing. Because of this, there’s a growing trend in boutique apartment rentals, which offer the comfort and convenience of old-time hotels in private, thoughtful stays.


So, what are you waiting for? Check out our top 10 authentic apartment rentals across town.

1. Barragán Corner Flat

Check in to this light-filled apartment, named after one of Mexico’s most recognized architects. Located right at the heart of Mexico’s Condesa district, this trendy stay is surrounded by hip restaurants, cafes and bars. This is a great spot for professional travelers, with spacious, modern shared spaces and a wifi-equipped roof terrace.

2. Ávila Bright Studio

Check in to modernity at this newly-renovated studio apartment in the trendy Condesa neighborhood. This unit is cozy in size, perfect for a single traveler or couple. Floor-to-ceiling windows illuminate the space and let Condesa’s sounds and colors slip into your loft.


This space includes high-speed WiFi, smart lock/keyless entry, smart home devices and more. All that you need in just 33m²!

3. Tamarindo Penthouse Suite

Check-in at a curated rooftop oasis in the heart of Mexico’s vibrant Juarez neighborhood. This apartment offers a fully equipped home with a stunning private roof terrace – the perfect place to relax in a hammock and admire the views of the city. Smart home technology and superfast wifi keep you connected throughout your stay, while organic bath products add a personal touch.

4. Horchata Sunny Studio

Check in to elegance at this modern two-bedroom apartment in the trendiest area of Roma Norte! Enjoy a home-cooked meal in a fully equipped kitchen.


Working remotely? This apartment is designed with productivity in mind: You can count on high-speed WiFI and smart home tech: Chromecast-powered TVs, Google Home, and Smart Lock access. This place is the perfect spot to find true work-life balance.

5. Bolero Premium Apartment

This 2357 ft2 boutique apartment will enamor you. It is laid out in an open floor plan, terrace with double-height ceilings, and a privileged location – next to Masaryk Avenue, Polanco. The luxurious condo has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, perfect for larger groups of friends or families.


The main bedroom has access to a garden terrace and houses a large walk-in closet. And, best of all, all rooms have double beds with premium mattresses and bedding. Plus, the apartment is pet-friendly!

6. Guitarron Luxury Condo

Check in to a luxurious one-bedroom condo surrounded by the trendiest boutiques and coolest bars of Mexico’s chic Polanco neighborhood. Enjoy great views from its private balcony and take the city in straight from your home.


Comfort is assured with spa-grade linens and organic bathroom products – plus fully equipped spaces for whenever you choose to stay in. And when you prefer to go out, you’ll only need to walk a couple of minutes to arrive at Polanco’s most popular spots.

7. Rahon Sunny Studio

What’s way better than a hotel in Mexico City? This spotless nest located in Roma Norte’s most beautiful section. You’ll be staying steps away from Mexico City’s most picturesque streets, parks and outdoor patios. Enjoy the greenery of the city from your apartment-wide windows, and even work from our inspiring home-office corner (with high-speed WiFi, of course).


Get a taste of the city with the apartment’s complimentary amenities, in a fully equipped kitchen. And if you’re ever in need of assistance, ring the 24/7 concierge team.

8. Levy Beautiful Suite

This beautifully designed 1BR suite in Roma Norte is everything you’re looking for in Mexico City. You’ll find Parque México and Parque España just a few blocks away, as well as amazing restaurants around Fuente de Cibeles. You’ll also find a convenient kitchen area to cook delicious homemade meals and carefully chosen details that will make you feel right at home.


The building’s common areas are a great place to mingle and get some of the city’s cool air in the afternoon. Enjoy a hammocked rooftop and a nice lounge terrace with a beautiful mural.

9. Blanco Stylish Condo

This charming mid-century two-bedroom apartment with access to a rooftop terrace welcomes you to Roma Norte. Walk into this retro-chic loft and find a thoughtfully equipped space with everything you need to keep up with your daily rituals.


This modern space has everything you need for a comfortable stay in Mexico City with a fully equipped kitchen, living room, and dining table. Plus, you’ll stay within walking distance of some of the city’s trendiest bars and restaurants.

10. Pitol Comfort Loft

Natural wood moldings and a minimalist aesthetic inspired by Japanese design make this one-bedroom apartment a relaxing retreat in the heart of the Polanco.


This flat is equipped with comfortable work surfaces and fast Wifi, which allow you to keep busy without distractions. Make yourself at home by brewing a warm cup of complimentary coffee and take in the warm sun sitting on the spacious balcony. Plus, whenever you’re ready to go out, you’ll be surrounded by renowned malls and restaurants within walking distance.


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