Albie Alexander

Circulo Mexicano

  • Where:
  • Why:A much needed culture and food fix
  • When:November 2021
  • Who:My boyfriend Brooks and I
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Circulo Mexicano The only place we want to drink coffee from now on!

The only place we want to drink coffee from now on!

Circulo Mexicano Circulo Mexicano's stunning façade

Circulo Mexicano's stunning façade

Circulo Mexicano Every morning we were greeted by the sun's first rays

Every morning we were greeted by the sun's first rays

Circulo Mexicano We loved the red brick barrel vaulted ceilings — it's all in the details here

We loved the red brick barrel vaulted ceilings — it's all in the details here

Circulo Mexicano Our epic bed not only looked chic but was also super comfortable

Our epic bed not only looked chic but was also super comfortable

Circulo Mexicano The single candle was a lovely touch and created a sense of warmth in the room

The single candle was a lovely touch and created a sense of warmth in the room

Circulo Mexicano The beautiful, spacious bathroom in our suite

The beautiful, spacious bathroom in our suite

Circulo Mexicano Who doesn't want a sauna before noon? This was our morning ritual

Who doesn't want a sauna before noon? This was our morning ritual

Circulo Mexicano Walking to breakfast in my cosy robe — of course!

Walking to breakfast in my cosy robe — of course!

Circulo Mexicano Brooks taking in the beautiful rooftop restaurant

Brooks taking in the beautiful rooftop restaurant

Circulo Mexicano The complimentary breakfasts were a divine treat to start our days

The complimentary breakfasts were a divine treat to start our days

Circulo Mexicano Loving the panoramic views over Mexico City

Loving the panoramic views over Mexico City

Circulo Mexicano A rooftop garden is always a good idea

A rooftop garden is always a good idea

Circulo Mexicano The rooftop fire pit

The rooftop fire pit

Circulo Mexicano The beautiful hotel architecture seemed to change throughout the day with the light

The beautiful hotel architecture seemed to change throughout the day with the light

Circulo Mexicano Brooks taking center stage

Brooks taking center stage

Circulo Mexicano Heading out on the town

Heading out on the town

Circulo Mexicano Dramatic light over the beautiful courtyard

Dramatic light over the beautiful courtyard

Circulo Mexicano After a long day traversing across the city, there is nothing better than being welcomed back to the hotel with a roaring fire on the roof paired with a nightcap mezcal negroni

After a long day traversing across the city, there is nothing better than being welcomed back to the hotel with a roaring fire on the roof paired with a nightcap mezcal negroni

Highs & Lows

  • The Shaker-inspired rooms designed by Architecture studio Ambrosi Etchegaray embraces a minimal and utilitarian approach that is uniquely warm and inviting. We absolutely loved the use of simple materials that enhance the unique architecture of the space — especially the vaulted ceilings clad in red bricks.

  • Mexico City is full of incredible artisans. Templo is a must for anyone looking to bring home a work of art, whether you’re seeking something large or small. Located on the ground floor marketplace, the store has an artful curation that captures the essence of Latin America. There’s a beautiful array of Oaxacan ceramics, hand blown glass, colorful textiles, candles, and other accessories.

  • The rooftop terrace is a great feature of the hotel. We found ourselves starting our day here every morning over a simple and delicious breakfast paired with freshly squeezed juices and coffee. To our surprise there’s a jacuzzi and sauna that elevates the experience - we highly recommend adding to your morning routine.

  • While there are several amenities offered, one of the adds we would like to see on another visit are bluetooth speakers. We would have loved to have had this in our room to enhance the sensorial experience of our stay.

The Barometer

  • Design
  • Location
  • Future Forward
  • Night's Sleep
  • Service
  • Amenities
  • Takeable Treats
  • Refer a Friend
  • Overall Value
  • Life Changing
Total: 46/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Inspired Modern Hotel

  • Vibe

    A quiet and sophisticated lifestyle hotel designed with a minimal approach. The aesthetic of the hotel pays tribute to the traditional Mexican patio-centric house, with an open space that draws in the most incredible light throughout. A rooftop pool and bar/restaurant serve as outdoor gathering spaces and allows guests to take in the beauty of the surrounding historic center

  • Location

    Located in the urban center of Mexico City’s downtown

  • Rooms

    25

  • Pre-Arrival Experience

    The staff at Circulo Mexicano are polished, polite, and generous. The hospitality is as if you’re being welcomed into a good friend's home

  • Future Forward

    The hotel is environmentally conscious and they are plastic free

  • Music

    The music offerings are just as you want them to be. A variety of soothing and soulful latin-centric vibes in the morning that gradually liven up towards the evening hours

  • Year Opened

    July 2020

  • Designed By

    AMBROSI | ETCHEGARAY

  • Health & Wellness

    A rooftop pool and spa-like offerings, includes of both sauna and jacuzzi

  • Food

    The incredible pop-up restaurant, WE ARE ONA, has an impressive roster of chefs and sommeliers in rotation. We were very lucky to enjoy a tasting menu from the talented team behind Septime in Paris

  • Bar, Events & Nightlife

    This neighborhood’s offerings are diverse! Colorful markets and local cantinas surrounding the immediate perimeter of the hotel with an even more diverse restaurant and nightlife scene close by

  • Minibar & Retail

    The minibar has all the expected offerings and their retail scene flourishes. The ground floor eatery and marketplace offer a colorful assortment to please even the most discerning eye

  • Accessibility

    The hotel has a pretty open floorpan and is quite accessible. Elevators are large and the public spaces are easy to navigate

  • Pet Friendly

    Yes, with an extra charge

  • Children

    Yes

  • Price

    Very good value

  • Tel.

    +52 55 9689 0543

  • Website

    Visit website

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In the Area

Hotel Location República de Guatemala 20, Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Centro, 06000 Mexico City, Ciudad de México, Mexico

Circulo Mexicano is located in Mexico City's downtown area. Zócalo Plaza, the largest plaza in Latin America, is close by with a variety of offerings. While you may find yourself trekking to some of the more trendier restaurants, bars, and cafes there are so many architectural gems! Incredible heritage buildings, historical temples, museums, taquerias, and antique theaters throughout.

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