Mexico's Five Best Hip Boutique Hotels
Sophistication, style and a touch of class
Playa del Carmen's
Best Hip Boutique:
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Beachfront - Adults Only - Pet Friendly
City's Best Hip Boutique Hotel:
only by a letter, the “W” Mexico City sits in downtown's
trendy Polanco neighborhood, across the street from the
National Auditorium and amid upscale boutiques,
restaurants and the business district.
for modern design and savvy style that draws
sophisticated leisure and business guests, the”W”
features Solea, their signature restaurant which
specializes in contemporary coastal seafood with Mexican
and Asian influences. To unwind, guests can mingle in
the hotel's living room and red lounge, where vibrant
colors, an urban flair, deep couches, games and
cocktails entertain guests until the wee hours of the
morning. The “W” also features an outdoor terrace
lounge, fitness center and the full-service away spa.
Unlike any other guestroom corridors, the 25-story W's
corridors feature projection walls with flickering
images from around the world, and 237 ultra-modern
guestrooms with cherrywood walls contrasting with bright
white signature designer beds, down duvets, pillow-top
mattresses and piles of pillows. Most guestrooms with
king beds have walk-in shower rooms and hanging
hammocks. All guestrooms provide dual-line cordless
phones, oversized desks, cd and dvd players, minibars,
twice daily housekeeping, 29-inch televisions and
wireless Internet access. Guest bathrooms feature
designer bath products, bathrobes and slippers. Guests
needing additional space can reserve the W's lofts and
“W” provides guests with unique vacation experiences and
memories, guests can meditate by one of the indoor koi
ponds, dine in a signature restaurant, and relish the
blend of sleek design and seductive style.
Camino real Zaashila blends the architectural charms of
a Mediterranean village with Mexican artistic elements
in its setting along scenic Tangolunda Bay. A
championship 18-hole golf course is located three
kilometers from this property.
on-site restaurants and bars include Chez Binni, an
open-air, fine-dining establishment that prepares
Mexican cuisine, seafood dishes and vegetarian
selections. Tempting choices at Azul Profudo include
seafood bisque with mezcal, and beef tenderloin with
roquefort and chipotle-honey glaze. Beachfront bars
offer late hours and scenic settings.
outdoor pool is sculpted in a series of channel-linked
open areas with a beach entry, built-in lounges and a
garden island. One end of the pool houses an
eight-person spa tub. Palapas along the beach offer
shade and are used as shelters for hair-braiding and
open-air massage. The resort's recreational amenities
include an illuminated, artificial-grass tennis court.
There are no water sports available on the beach, but an
independent operator at the resort can arrange
watercraft, scuba diving and fishing-boat rentals.
Camino Real Zaashila offers 148 spacious guestrooms and
suites in two- and three-story buildings. All rooms and
suites feature furnished balconies that overlook
Tangolunda Bay. Décor includes tan-marble floors and
bathrooms, rose-marble vanities, wrought-iron dining
sets, rattan reading chairs with footstools, ivory-toned
furniture, brightly painted ceilings and pastel
Morales is a 19th century property that stands in the
center of Guadalajara’s historic district.
on-site lounge offers live entertainment and serves
light fare and beverages. The hotel's restaurant
showcases elegant international and Mexican dishes.
business center offers computers with high- speed
internet access, and flexible function space addresses
the needs of corporate or social gatherings. The hotel
offers fax, photocopying and printing services. The
hotel features non-smoking areas, laundry services, and
a theater desk where guests can reserve tickets.
Additional hotel amenities include car rental services,
an exercise gym, a spa tub and a barber shop.
four-story property features air-conditioned guestrooms
and suites that face an interior courtyard, where
corridors are enhanced by a series of graceful arches
with pillared supports. Room amenities include bathrooms
with showers and bidets. Select accommodations contain
small refrigerators, safe-deposit boxes and satellite
television. Refined décor includes features such as
ivory-colored walls and ecru fabrics, crown molding,
hardwood floors, dark-toned colonial-style furnishings
and live plants. Separate sitting areas feature
elegantly designed chairs with complementary fabric
Expert tip. This hotel is best known for providing
lodging to some of Mexico's most celebrated
bullfighters. In addition, many personalities from the
Mexican cinema golden age have stayed at the hotel,
including Pedro Infante, Jorge Negrete and Maria Felix.
The hotel has served as the gathering site for many of
Mexico's famous writers, artists and politicians.
Las Hadas is positioned on a 65- hectare peninsula north
of the port city of Manzanillo.
dining at Legazpi provides views of the resort grounds
through arched windows. Paintings by famed artist
Fernando Calderon accent the restaurant's white-linen
service and red-and- white striped upholstered
banquettes. Culinary offerings include international and
seafood dishes. Los Delfines specializes in fresh
seafood lunches served seaside while El Oasis touts
Arabian Nights ambience enhanced by ocean sunset views.
Bolivian tin magnate opened this resort to the public in
1974, having named it for the nocturnal phosphorescence
of seafaring creatures that shone within the deep-sea
darkness. The resort offers two expansive outdoor pools
with waterfalls and tropical islands, eight lighted
tennis courts, a 70-yacht private marina and a
championship 18-hole golf course. Activities such as
scuba diving, snorkeling, pedal boats waterskiing and a
volcano tour afford ample entertainment. A gift shop
displays Mexican handicrafts, resort wear and sundries.
resort has 234 bright, air-conditioned guestrooms with
private, furnished balconies. Moorish arches and marble
floors enhance the guestroom's classic lines. Room
amenities include minibars, direct-dial telephones,
desks, cable/satellite television and complimentary
toiletries. In-room safes are available.
sacristia de la Compania is located one block from
edificio carolino and two blocks from zcalo square in
the metropolitan city of puebla, mexico. This property
is close to los sapos and el parian markets, while area
museums stand one kilometer away.
Sacristia de la Compañía is housed within a 250-year-old
building. The lobby displays a fireplace, well-preserved
colonial antiques and rustic-style furniture. Hotel
décor includes Talavera pottery and gold-leaf door
are complimentary and feature traditional Pueblan
dishes. The restaurant serves Mexican and regional
Pueblan fare from mid-morning until late evening. The
restaurant courtyard features patio-style seating and
hosts daily live music.
This property offers function
space and complimentary wireless internet access.
Leisure amenities include an outdoor pool and massage
The front desk is attended 24 hours a day, and
hotel staff offer tour assistance, translation services
and babysitting referrals.
single-story lodging offers only eight guestrooms
furnished with antiques and newly crafted rustic-style
The hotel provides complimentary mineral water
and traditional Pueblan sweets upon arrival. Individual
décor elements include Mexican-tile floors, canopy beds,
beamed ceilings, hand-crafted wrought-iron beds,
stonework, and hand-carved wooden furniture. Rooms
feature cable television and wireless internet access.
Expert tip. An on-site gallery offers an array of
antiques from furniture and tapestry to figurines and
religious art. Guestroom furnishings are available for