Ultra-modern Hotel Habita sits on Polanco's upscale avenue Presidente Masaryk, in the midst of the neighborhood's fine restaurants and shops. The hotel, which looks like a glass cube, opened in 2000 and was renovated in 2013. It continues to attract travelers who appreciate its smart, sleek design and superb location. The rooms are typical of Grupo Habita hotels: spare and uncluttered, with luxurious toiletries and high-tech features and amenities, including flat-screen televisions and iPod docking stations. The hotel staff is accommodating and will help guests with needs ranging from transportation recommendations to securing reservations at the neighborhood's coveted restaurants, such as Biko, Pujol, or Quintonil. All three appeared on "Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants" list in 2015.
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Polanco is one of Mexico City's most upscale neighborhoods. Evidence of this abounds in the blocks around the hotel, where you'll find retailers such as Louis Vuitton, Tiffany, and the like. Polanco is also the place for fine dining in the capital; three of Latin America's top-ranked restaurants are within two miles of Hotel Habita: Biko, Pujol, and Quintonil. Other popular choices in the area include Dulce Patria and Jaso. Polanco also sits on the periphery of the city's largest park, Chapultepec, home to the famed anthropology museum and a number of other attractions, including a zoo.
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Rooms: 36 rooms, starting at $220. Check-in: 3 p.m.; check-out: 1 p.m. Dining options: The lobby-level restaurant, named Lobby, offers good food and great people-watching: It's a popular spot with locals, many of whom are movers and shakers having business meetings. Spa and gym details: The on-site spa offers massages, reflexology, and exfoliation treatments. The gym and pool, located on the fifth-floor terrace, are both open-air.
Who's it for: Contemporary design aficionados. Our favorite rooms: The junior suite has a bathtub, living room, and balcony. Local secrets: Front-desk staff are happy to provide recommendations for neighborhood places frequented by locals, among them the “secret” bar, Jules.