- Style Modern minimalist classic
- Setting Plush Polanco district
With its whiter-than-white pared-down perfection, iconic rooftop pool, and devotion to comfort, Hotel Habita was at the designer vanguard of Mexico’s boutique hotel boom. Striking to the eye, it’s fronted with huge panels of frosted grass, with a haphazard pattern of clear strips hinting at the minimalism and luxury within.
Need to know
- Rooms 36, including four suites.
- Rates Double rooms from $175.00, excluding tax at 19 per cent.
- More details Rates include breakfast.
- Facilities Spa with gym, Jacuzzi and solarium, library, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: plasma TV, DVD/CD player, two-channel in-house music system, minibar, Kiehl’s toiletries.
- Poolside Habita’s pool perches on the rooftop, overlooked by the mezzanine bar. The dark wooden decking and curvy white loungers – together with the panoramic Mexico City skyline – make it a popular location for photo shoots.
- Check–out Midday; later on request (subject to availability).
Children The hotel is not really designed with little ones in mind – it's more of a couple’s getaway.
- Also Pets are welcome and can stay free. Stays on 1 August require a seven-night minimum.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms Opt for a room with a number ending in 1 if you fancy a bath tub big enough for two and a sitting room to call your own. For a large wrap-around balcony and twin queen-beds, go for one ending in 3. The main street can be busy, so for a quieter stay, ask to be put at the sides or rear of Hotel Habita.
- Packing tips Your Missoni bikini for mooching by the pool; ear plugs if you want an early night at the weekend.
- Also Habita’s fifth-floor spa soothes stresses with a menu of massage and facial treatments, including shiatsu, Chinese tui na massage, lymph system massage and reflexology.
Food and drink at Hotel Habita
- Hotel restaurant Mexican bistro cuisine is on offer at Habita’s Lobby restaurant, where the cool concrete minimalism is balanced by monochrome artwork in wood and retro-chic Arne Jacobsen chairs.
- Dress code Slack by day, slick by night: American Apparel with designer flourishes.
- Top table The tables by the huge windows offer opportunity for ogling the well-dressed, well-heeled denizens of Polanco going about their stylish business, and the bench seats along one side of the dining area allow for people-watching inside.
- Last orders The restaurant is open all day until 11pm during the week, midnight at weekends.
- Room service Snacks and drinks are available 24 hours a day.
- Hotel bar Area, Habita’s terrace bar, is a magnet for Mexico City’s fun-loving fresas (young, beautiful types), keeping the drinks and the music flowing until 2am at weekends. The Habita cocktail (champagne, cognac, and tarmarind) is wickedly addictive.
Also worth knowing
- Weddings This property is suitable for weddings. More details