Erika Mercado

Condesa DF

with Erika Mercado mexnthecity.com
  • Where:Mexico City

  • Why:Zona Maco, Mexico’s Citys Contemporary Art Fair, and a photo shoot.

  • When:April 9-18, 2013

  • Who:I traveled with my best friend NY photographer Abbey Drucker.

Highs & Lows

  • Location, location, location – right in the heart of Mexico City.

  • People watching.

  • Having Conde the hotel's dog greet you each day.

  • Due to the popularity of the hotel, noise can sometimes be a problem.

  • Boutique hotel = small bathroom.

  • Delish food, but would have been nice to see the menu change.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Mini Bar

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 48/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxury Boutique

  • Vibe

    Art meets commerce oasis.

  • Location

    In the heart of the Condesa neighborhood, which is in the middle of the city surrounded by gorgeous parks, restaurants and bars. This is the place to be.

  • Rooms

    40

  • Music

    An eclectic mix from Latin to Jazz and Bossa Nova. The music is cued to fit the time and mood of the day. Each room has an iPod with a pre-mixed playlist.

  • Year Opened

    2005

  • Designed By

    Architect: Javier Sanchez Interiors: India Mahdavi Art: Betsabee Romero Graphic Design: ICH&KAR

  • Pool/Gym

    No gym but right in front of the hotel is a lovely park called Parque Espana where many people can be seen working out. Small, open-air hot tub and a hammam on the roof of the hotel.

  • Restaurant

    Yes, 2 restaurants. “El Patio” downstairs serves, breakfast, lunch and dinner. The roof bar/restaurant serves sushi, tacos and other small snacks.

  • Bar

    Yes. Upstairs and downstairs. The roof is the best place to have an afternoon mescal.

  • Wifi

    Yes.

  • Children

    Leave them at home.

  • Price

    Appropriate for boutique luxury. $250 - $350, depending on the season and what's going on in the city.

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