Mexico City is a vast, vibrant city, with as many diverse neighborhoods and lodging options as you can imagine. For anyone who does not want to be in the downtown tourist zone, but still wants to be in a safe area, or for anyone who may be in town on business, or for a longer period of time and wanting a more ho,me-like accommodation, the Aztic Hotel, located in the Jardines en la Montaña neighborhood, is a really welcome alternative. The hotel is a small, boutique property with extremely tasteful, modern appointments. The linens, in particular, are exceedingly high quality. My room even had a private sauna, inside the room. Yet, their rates don’t break the bank. The owner and his staff are English-speaking, both family- and gay-friendly, and so accommodating, you won’t ever want to leave. In fact, they welcome long-term stays, often hosting film crews from around South America. Aztic Bistro, the hotel’s cafe, offers different, healthy and delicious specials each day, as well as expertly prepared espresso drinks. The location is very safe, comparatively quiet, and convenient to such destinations as San Ángel, Coyoacan (where the Frida Kahlo Museum is located), Six Flags Mexico, and the expansive eco-parks in the Southern part of the city, but it’s still only about twenty minutes from downtown. It’s the perfect oasis to unwind and rest after a busy, tiring day of either business or sightseeing!