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Four Seasons Mexico City Review: 9 Reasons You’ll Love Staying Here!

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 in Mexico – 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 Hotel Mexico City courtyard

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

Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City renovation lobby

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!

When in Mexico, you want to eat authentic Mexican food – one of the best things to do in Mexico, right?

But sometimes a change is nice. Say hello to the hotel’s high-end Italian cuisine restaurant, Il Becco – it’s a hit!

Il Becco is also the largest importer of Italian wine in Mexico.

3) Chic Four Seasons Mexico City rooms and suites

Four Seasons Mexico City Guest Room

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

Red velvet cake at Pan Dulce, Four Seasons Mexico City

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

Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City courtyard

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

Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City 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.

That wraps up our review of the Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City

Four Seasons Mexico City

Mexico City doesn’t lack luxurious hotels.

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Photo credits: 8, 10, 11 © Janice and George Mucalov, SandInMySuitcase | Remaining photos Four Seasons Seasons Hotel Mexico City 

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Luxury travel journalists and SATW, NATJA and TMAC “Best Travel Blog” award winners, Janice and George Mucalov are the publishers of Sand In My Suitcase. Between them, they’ve traveled to all 7 continents. See About.

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Thursday 21st of July 2022

There is no México DF. That went away years ago. The term is CDMX.

Janice and George

Thursday 21st of July 2022

Oh, good eye! We've amended this post. No more mention of Mexico City being Mexico DF :-).

Thanks for pointing this out...


Thursday 21st of January 2016

I love the bright red courtyard and the pastry shop sounds like a must visit!


Tuesday 19th of January 2016

I love the sound of the restaurants and pastry shops and the novelty of being able to enjoy an al fresco breakfast! I'm also more than a little jealous that you've not only been to Bora Bora but actually stayed in the four seasons! Sounds utterly blissful!

Janice and George

Tuesday 19th of January 2016

Sometimes we like our life very much :-). The Four Seasons Bora Bora was a dream resort - we hear Jennifer Aniston liked it too for her honeymoon :-). And yes, we started our days off right, with breakfast in that beautiful courtyard!


Monday 18th of January 2016

I have been wanting to visit Mexico City lately - instead chose Panama City for my last weekend getaway, but tucking this one away for future reference :)

Janice and George

Monday 18th of January 2016

Panama City sounds interesting too! But, yes, there's lots to see and do in Mexico City for a getaway. And be sure to visit the National Museum of Anthropology!

Amanda Woods

Friday 15th of January 2016

Ooooh... I've yet to make it to Mexico City but I'm making a note to stay for at least a little while at this Four Seasons. I'll even do my best to get beyond the pastry shop and out into the city to explore!

Janice and George

Sunday 17th of January 2016

That's funny - you'll find lots of good pastry shops outside the Four Seasons too :-). Mexicans love their sweet cakes, as you may know. (And they make delicious ones - like their famous "Tres Leches" one.)