Erika Mercado

Condesa DF

  • Where:
  • 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.
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Condesa DF Hammam & Therme area.

Hammam & Therme area.

Condesa DF My bed.

My bed.

Condesa DF View from bed, terrace and sitting area.

View from bed, terrace and sitting area.

Condesa DF The view from my room.

The view from my room.

Condesa DF Conde – a hotel's best friend.

Conde – a hotel's best friend.

Condesa DF The Condesa DF store (filled with all Mexican products).

The Condesa DF store (filled with all Mexican products).

Condesa DF Mini bar – Mexican snacks in basket, white plastic pouch aka

Mini bar – Mexican snacks in basket, white plastic pouch aka "play it safe" sexy time kit.

Condesa DF Magazine and the Room Book which is the Condesa Bible.

Magazine and the Room Book which is the Condesa Bible.

Condesa DF Roof & Hotel view.

Roof & Hotel view.

Condesa DF Malin & Goetz products in the bathroom.

Malin & Goetz products in the bathroom.

Condesa DF The entrance.

The entrance.

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

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

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

  • Health & Wellness

    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.

  • 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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