Ultra-modern Hotel Habita sits on upscale avenue Presidente Masaryk, in the midst of the Polanco's fine restaurants and shops. Opened in 2000 and renovated in 2012, the hotel, which looks like a glass cube, continues to attract travelers who appreciate its sleek design and superb location. Rooms are typical of Grupo Habita hotels-spare and uncluttered, with luxurious toiletries and high-tech amenities, like flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. The staff is accommodating and will help guests with everything from transportation recommendations to securing reservations at top nearby restaurants, such as Biko, Pujol, and Quintonil. All three appeared on the 2015 "Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants" list.
Even on a chilly December evening, the rooftop bar at the Hotel Habita provides a warm welcome. Sip your chilled cocktail while being warmed by standing heaters or from the fireplace, if you're lucky enough to get a seat on the sofas arrayed before it. The night we were there, the 1927 silent film Metropolis was being projected on the wall of a neighboring building, a fine flickering accompaniment to our tequila.