How does a hotel go from fusty to fabulous (and inspire you to stay there)?
Invest $14 million in a 14-month-long renovation – and make the lobby pop with bold orange and red colors.
That’s just what the Four Seasons Mexico City did several years ago. It’s since become one of the best hotels in Mexico City.
We loved our stay at this luxury hotel – so it was easy to write this Four Seasons Mexico City review.
When planning your Mexico City visit, you might just want to book your stay here too.
Four Seasons Mexico City review
Here are 9 things to love about the Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City:
1) Cool hang-out spots and bright colors
When you check in, the first thing you notice is a gigantic, hand-painted, orange- and-red mural right behind the front desk. Quite striking!
There are also several cool salons with fireplaces branching off from the lobby hallway.
For business travelers, these meeting rooms are inviting places to haul out your laptop, work and meet colleagues. They’re also ideal hang-out spots for socializing and catching up with friends.
2) Slurping on pasta!
Il Becco is also the largest importer of Italian wine in Mexico.
3) Chic Four Seasons Mexico City rooms and suites
There are seven room types to choose from.
They range from Superior Rooms (537 sq. ft.) to Executive Suites (766 sq. ft.). Large windows (curved at the top), which allow lots of natural light to stream through, make the spacious rooms feel even bigger.
We especially like the Premier Rooms (537 sq. ft.), which have a French-style balcony overlooking the central courtyard.
They all have a king-size bed plus a marble bathroom with a soaking tub and separate shower. Modern comforts and amenities that come with each room include a flat-screen TV, Nespresso coffee maker, slippers and bathrobes, and complimentary premium WiFi.
As well, there are various suites ranging in size from 1,005 sq. ft. (One-Bedroom Suite) to 2,228 sq. ft. (Presidential Suite)
As for the chic décor, French designers had a hand in jazzing up the 240 contemporary guest rooms and suites.
The carpeting is a great brain teaser – to us, it looked a bit like cans of burgundy paint had been artistically spilled on a soft cream canvas.
4) Follow your nose to the Pan Dulce pastry shop
Got a sweet tooth?
Get your sugar fix at Pan Dulce, the bakery and pastry shop.
In the mornings, we saw tempting French pastries like almond croissants, as well as orange pound cake and carrot cinnamon muffins on display.
In the evenings, tempting raspberry, lime and chocolate tarts threatened to lure us in for a little extra dessert after dinner.
5) Need a hair-cut?
Busy gents can nip in for a trim at the hotel’s new English-style barbershop (called Gentleman’s Tonic).
6) Enjoy breakfast alfresco
The beautiful leafy courtyard has wrought iron heat lamps to take the morning chill out of the air on cool days.
This is the site for Zanaya Restaurant, where you can eat breakfast outside – a lovely way to start your day!
Breakfast choices include international options as well as Mexican-influenced dishes like chilaquiles and omelettes with Oaxaca cheese and cactus.
(Or you can stay in bed and order a room service breakfast,)
Lunch and dinner are also served at Zanaya.
Fresh seafood reigns on the menu. Maybe go for their signature dish, Zarandeado fish – grilled sea bass or other daily catch seasoned with charred red one and aguachile salsa?
7) Oh-so-helpful concierge and great service
The super-helpful personnel at the concierge desk – who know the city inside out and steered us in the right direction – deserve mention.
They sure made visiting the city easier for us!
In fact, all the hotel staff we encountered were helpful, proficient and friendly, as is typical of the service at Four Seasons hotels.
8) The outdoor swimming pool
Yes, despite this being a city hotel in the middle of a major metropolis, it has an outdoor rooftop pool surrounded by comfy lounge chairs.
How nice is that! It’s a great place to relax after a busy day of sightseeing.
9) Fifty Mils
Sip both classic drinks and creative cocktails at Fifty Mils – one of the best bars in Mexico City.
Some of the top mixologists in Latin America work their magic here.
Anything not to like?
We’re hard-pressed to think of something.
Oh, wait – it would be nice if the pool were a little bigger, so you could swim more than 10 strokes before bumping into the edge.
Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City details
The eight-story hotel boasts a great location in the heart of Mexico City.
It’s right on the Paseo de la Reforma, the city’s main tree-lined boulevard.
Chapultepec Park is mere steps away.
The Four Seasons Mexico City is also just a short 10-minute walk from the city’s most famous museum, the National Museum of Anthropology. (Be sure to visit the museum if you’re in the city – it’s awesome!)
Additional services and amenities:
If you’d like a massage or other relaxation or beauty treatment, get thee to the full-service spa. Spa treatments are also available in your room.
And to keep fit (if walking all over Mexico City doesn’t do it for you), there’s a fitness center too.
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That wraps up our review of the Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City
Mexico City doesn’t lack luxurious hotels.
But this beautiful hotel is one of the finest.
Photo credits: 8, 10, 11 © Janice and George Mucalov, SandInMySuitcase | Remaining photos Four Seasons Seasons Hotel Mexico City