Mexico City has no dearth of luxurious boutique hotels, but Las Alcobas is a special option. A member of the AFAR Collection, Las Alcobas was designed by famed design firm Yabu Pushelberg and is full of details that are extravagant without being ostentatious, such as a spiral staircase that surges up from the lobby and hand-stitched leather wall coverings that were custom-made for each room. Guests are served a welcome drink as a bellman takes them to their rooms and explains the technology that controls the lights, sound, and room temperature, before offering them a selection of handmade soaps. The beds come with goose-down comforters, and guests can lounge around in plush robes while enjoying complimentary snacks from the mini-bar, including Mexican favorites like—cacahuates japoneses— (crackling Japanese peanuts) and dried mango dusted with chili. For a heartier meal, there are two excellent on-site restaurants. Just outside the hotel's front door is Presidente Masaryk, Polanco's main avenue and perfect for browsing high-end boutiques.
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Las Alcobas sits in the heart of Mexico City's posh Polanco neighborhood, a popular destination with locals and visitors who enjoy shopping at upscale ateliers and dining at classy restaurants. From the hotel's position on the main avenue, Presidente Masaryk, it's a quick walk to dozens of restaurants—including Pujol and Biko, both of which hold spots on the “World's 50 Best Restaurants” list—as well as to boutiques selling everything from bean-to-bar chocolate to pricey baubles. It's also a short distance to two of the city's hundreds of museums: Museo Soumaya, housing the collection of telecommunications mogul Carlos Slim; and Museo Jumex, dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art.
Need to Know
Rooms: 35 rooms, including three penthouse suites and a two-bedroom suite. Rooms start at $299 Check-in: 3 p.m.; check-out: noon Dining options: The hotel has two superb restaurants, Anatol and Dulce Patria. The former has a more international feel, while the latter is known for chef Martha Ortiz's commitment to traditional Mexican ingredients and recipes, with food presented in a contemporary and often playful way. Spa and gym details: The hotel's Aurora Spa specializes in treatments inspired by Mexican traditions, incorporating local ingredients such as vanilla, cacao, honey, and maguey into the scrubs and oils used for body polishes and massages. The hotel also has a gym on-site.
Who's it for: Luxury travelers who enjoy being surrounded by upscale cultural, retail, and culinary opportunities. Our favorite rooms: While all rooms are exceptional, the corner king room is especially lovely, full of natural light. Dining reservations: A seat at Dulce Patria can be difficult to secure (lunch is easier than dinner). The hotel concierge can provide assistance, especially if guests ask early in their stay.
Marble bathrooms. Rain shower and soaking whirlpool tub. SCO CARE NYC products. Large vanity. Bidet by Toto. Telephone. Terry robes and oversized bath towels.
Italian bed linens by Rivolta Carmigiani. Hypoallergenic white goose down comforters and pillows. Luxury mattress by Sterns and Fosters. Rosewood dressing room with three-way mirrors. Fully stocked mini-bar and refrigerator.
42-inch flat-screen. BOSE surround sound home theatre. 78-inch desk and multi-plug electrical outlets. Electronic safe box. Central control for illumination, temperature control, motorized drapes and sheers, clock radio, and service requirements.
Aurora Spa. Utilizes native plants and ancient indigenous treatments. 15% discount on every treatment at Aurora Spa for guests.
Wake Up Call with complimentary coffee, tea or fresh juice. Twice daily housekeeping service. Nightly shoe shine service. Personal host. Concierge & Butler Service 24/7.
Deluxe Rooms & Executive Rooms
Each room boasts expansive views of the charming Polanco district. The space features a king-size bed, separate sitting area, and walk-in closet with a three-way mirror.
Deluxe Double Rooms
Overlooking a private courtyard, these rooms feature two queen beds and a separate sitting area. The all-marble bathroom includes a spa soaking tub and a separate rain shower.
Overlooking Masaryk Avenue and the picturesque Anatole France Street, Corner Rooms offer a bedside panorama of the Polanco district. With the elegant decor and functionality that distinguishes Las Alcobas, each of these Mexico City rooms features a king bed, large work area, and an all-marble bathroom with a separate glass-enclosed rain shower.
These cozy suites consist of one spacious bedroom with a separate living room. Amenities include a 46" LCD TV with a Bose home theater system; marbled spa bathrooms with rain showers and steam; and a furnished outdoor terrace with expansive views of Mexico City.
Las Alcobas Suite
The suite features unobstructed vistas of the streets of Polanco, local artworks, and a separate living room. Amenities include a 46" LCD Aquos TV by Sharp with its own home theatre system by Bose, dining room that seats six people, a spa-style marbled bathroom with windows, and an elegant powder room. This suite can be connected to a deluxe room to create a spacious two-bedroom suite.
Surrounded by a large terrace and private garden, this suite combines a space for entertaining and relaxing. The master bedroom includes a full marble spa bathroom with rain showers and steam. An adjacent living room features a 46" LCD TV, a home theatre system by Bose, and a separate powder room.
Surrounded by a large terrace with private garden and indoor/outdoor fireplace, the presidential suite is a luxurious space for entertaining and relaxing. The master bedroom overlooks the terrace and includes a large full marble spa bathroom with two vanities complete with rain shower, steam, signature bathtub, and a walk-in closet. The suite is equipped with a functional butler kitchen, a dining room that seats six people, adjacent separate living room, two 46" LCD TVs, a home theatre system by Bose, and a second complete bathroom.