Pandora Graessl

La Valise

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  • Why:Why not
  • When:May 2022
  • Who:Me, my man and his daughter
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La Valise I mean, this colorful façade already sets the vibe and screams ‘Bienvenido en Mexico'

I mean, this colorful façade already sets the vibe and screams ‘Bienvenido en Mexico'

La Valise The entrance and living area of the room, pas mal right?! Feels like a mini gallery

The entrance and living area of the room, pas mal right?! Feels like a mini gallery

La Valise Obsessed with the color palette of the hallway. Love a surreal touch of Pedro Friedeberg’s art work. Puts you in a good mood instantly!

Obsessed with the color palette of the hallway. Love a surreal touch of Pedro Friedeberg’s art work. Puts you in a good mood instantly!

La Valise Terrace view — little private courtyard with hammock to chill at night. I am fan of the old Air France ad — wish publicity was still that way!

Terrace view — little private courtyard with hammock to chill at night. I am fan of the old Air France ad — wish publicity was still that way!

La Valise Also cute during the day for a little digestive nap after an overload of Mexican delicatessen

Also cute during the day for a little digestive nap after an overload of Mexican delicatessen

La Valise It’s a jungle out there! Literally!

It’s a jungle out there! Literally!

La Valise Oh look who’s here! @gemmajanes came to visit (and sneak peak of the size of the room!)

Oh look who’s here! @gemmajanes came to visit (and sneak peak of the size of the room!)

La Valise Food orgy! Diner organized by the hotel in the room, so thoughtful! We love a concierge service!

Food orgy! Diner organized by the hotel in the room, so thoughtful! We love a concierge service!

La Valise Friends joined us to enjoy the room and told us tons of stories and insights of this place, pretty iconic! Oh my… If only walls could talk!

Friends joined us to enjoy the room and told us tons of stories and insights of this place, pretty iconic! Oh my… If only walls could talk!

La Valise The bed is insanely comfortable. Feels like sleeping on a puffy cloud. Mmmmmm

The bed is insanely comfortable. Feels like sleeping on a puffy cloud. Mmmmmm

La Valise Yummy breakfast in our living room. Could get used to that (hotel) life!

Yummy breakfast in our living room. Could get used to that (hotel) life!

La Valise Feeling blessed in Grace and Light! VIVA MEXICO

Feeling blessed in Grace and Light! VIVA MEXICO

La Valise Favorite market to get lost: Mercado de Jamaica. Mexicans loveeee flowers, and so do we!

Favorite market to get lost: Mercado de Jamaica. Mexicans loveeee flowers, and so do we!

La Valise Thank you La Valise and A Hotel life for this wonderful stay — it was fire!

Thank you La Valise and A Hotel life for this wonderful stay — it was fire!

Highs & Lows

  • The must was definitely the size of the room. So refreshing to not be in a tiny cube. Feels like a very nice flat you could live in.

  • Concierge service. Ask anything anytime.

  • La Valise is a quite an iconic Hotel in Mexico, it use to be the hub where everyone stayed. I even found it James Turell stayed in that room we were, made my stay!

  • More options in the mini bar, we want Mexican fun snacks in there!

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

    Elegant 1920’s French-style townhouse

  • Vibe

    Elegant neo-colonialism

  • Location

    In Roma, a few steps away from Condesa and beautiful Parque Mexico

  • Rooms

    Three

  • Pre-Arrival Experience

    All smoothie smooth. Book the hotel with one click on their website powered by Selfbook technology

  • Future Forward

    Very straight forward minimal service yet super efficient and high end — no useless waste

  • Music

    City roaring and birds in the morning

  • Year Opened

    2014

  • Designed By

    Emmanuel Picault, finished by Mike Díaz

  • Health & Wellness

    No spa at the hotel, but a very good one around the block for delicious facials

  • Food

    Perfect breakfast served in the room. Also possible to order from restaurants around for a cute dinner party in the suite

  • Bar, Events & Nightlife

    The suite is perfect to receive friends and hang out. This hotel is actually pretty known for having been the hub of (after) parties

  • Minibar & Retail

    Water & soda + can organise anything you wish

  • Accessibility

    Not very accessible

  • Pet Friendly

    No. This is because it is an old building, and they avoid any reason that would potentially create noise and disturb other guests

  • Children

    Children over twelve welcome. They do make exceptions once in a while, but only with particular cases. Also, the rooms are just for double occupancy

  • Price

    Great value. The rates are dynamic, there is no fixed price — varies depending on the time of year and the room. But the average is between 450 and 650 dollars a night

  • Tel.

    +1 (305) 999 1540

  • Website

    Visit website

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In the Area

Hotel Location La Valise Mexico City, Tonalá, Roma Norte, Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

The best place to stay in Roma/Condesa. Jungle vibe meets sophisticated architecture. From neo-colonialism to brutalist buildings. Super colorful lil restaurants and cute shops everywhere. Ideal to walk around and get submerged by the city.

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