Mexico City, Mexico

Brick Hotel

Price per night from$339.95

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD339.95), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Good foundations

Setting

When in Roma

Built with breeze blocks shipped all the way from London, Brick Hotel is so much more than baked clay and mortar (although they’re obviously a fine place to start). Guests can stand on a piece of history: not only are the bricks and logos original, but the patterned ceramic tiles date back a fair few decades, too. Peaceful, leafy Colonia Roma has some of the best bars and restaurants in the city, and you can start with the ones on your doorstep, which have star chef Armando Acosta at the helm. The owners have kindly shared their multi-million-dollar art collection with guests – top prizes for guessing which piece alone is worth a cool half mill…

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

17, including seven suites.

Check–Out

Noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm.

Prices

Double rooms from £319.54 ($406), including tax at 19.5 per cent.

More details

Rates usually include breakfast.

At the hotel

Free WiFi throughout, concierge, rooftop terrace. In rooms: air-conditioning, HD TV, Sonos sound-system, Nespresso coffee machine and tea-making kit, free bottled water, minibar, and Persea Apothecary bath products.

Our favourite rooms

All of the rooms at Brick Hotel have original period details (such as the parquet wooden floors), chevron throws and Mexico’s fanciest bath products – for the most space, go for a split-level Rooftop Suite, which have a terrace and sleek day-beds beside the freestanding bath tub.

Spa

Hela Spa offers a well-deserved escape from the bustle of Mexico City. There's a steam room, hot tub and whole host of wellness therapies on offer – classic treatments include massages and facials, or opt for something more holistic, like an agave body-wrap or reflexology session.

Packing tips

Save suitcase space for wares sourced at Mexico City’s many markets, which include Roma’s Mercado Medellín: a whole block’s worth of dried chillies, moles (the edible sort) and even (if your baggage allowance permits) furniture.

Also

The hotel has sourced a gym a block away for guests to use for MXN200 a pop.

Children

All ages are welcome but the atmosphere is more geared towards grown-ups.

Sustainability efforts

The hotel reduces its plastic usage and has installed solar panels to supplement its energy.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Sit up at the counter and savour some small plates, or stake out the chef’s table, backed by a wine cellar and pastry station, to gain some insider secrets.

Dress Code

Cerrajería is the most formal, but there are no rules. If you’ve purchased some huipil textiles, this is the perfect place to bust them out.

Hotel restaurant

The star chef Armando Acosta has supervised all of the food at Brick Hotel, from the high-end menu at Cerrajería all the way down to the chocolates at turn-down. Continental breakfasts are served at the main restaurant or out on the rooftop terrace. Cerrajería means ‘locksmiths’ and the shop in question dates back 200 years, with a later addition in the form of the shiny glass frontage. The Mexico City-born chef also puts his training in French and Spanish kitchens to good use. There’s the more relaxed Terraza 95 and Orizaba, too – the latter has a Mexican and international menu, and lively Sunday brunches.

Hotel bar

You may not have discovered it yet (that’s kind of the point), but there’s a speakeasy hidden away somewhere in the hotel that’s suitably dark and secretive (spoiler: follow the corridor lined with portraits of old presidents). There’s also the more showy Brick Bar, out in the open and above ground. 

Last orders

Terraza 95 only opens for dinner, between 6pm and 11pm. Cerrajería and Orizaba open for breakfast from 7am to noon, lunch until 4pm and dinner between 6pm and 11pm. Brunch on Sunday is between noon and 4pm.

Room service

In-room dining is available around the clock.

Location

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Address
Brick Hotel
Orizaba 95
Ciudad de México
6700
Mexico

Brick Hotel is surrounded by Belle Epoque buildings on Orizaba Street, in Mexico City’s Roma neighbourhood.

Planes

Drive time to and from Mexico City’s international airport will vary based on the traffic, but it should take around 35 minutes to reach the hotel. Transfers can be arranged for up to three people for US$100 one-way (US$200 for more than three passengers).

Trains

The Insurgentes metro station, which is on Line 1, is a 10-minute walk from Brick Hotel.

Automobiles

You won’t need wheels to get around Mexico City, since you’re already in one of its prime neighbourhoods. If you have come by car, valet parking a block from the hotel costs 70 pesos a night.

Worth getting out of bed for

Not only is Brick Hotel in one of Mexico City’s most happening ’hoods, it’s right on Colonia Roma’s buzziest boulevards: bar-, gallery- and restaurant-packed Orizaba Street. You may not currently be in need of fruits and vegetables, but you can admire the spectacle of Mercado Medellín while stockpiling mole pastes and powders. The concierge can help with excursions both in and around Mexico City (to cobblestoned Coyoacán, for example, or upscale Polanco), and further afield, to the pre-Columbian Pirámides de Teotihuacan, north-east of the capital. Mexico City may be one of the most densely populated places on the planet, but you can breathe the fresh green air of Bosque de Chapultepec, a park spanning a whopping 1,700 acres.

Local restaurants

In one of Roma’s grandest buildings (especially romantic when it’s lit up by flames at night), Blanco Colima is surrounded by brilliant restaurants on Colima Street and it’s unabashedly one of the best. Equally estimable is Rosetta, also on Colima (we did say it was something of a gastronomy hub) and officially one of the 50 best restaurants in Latin America. Or flock to fashion-crowd favourite Contramar for something equally delicious but a little more laid-back.

Local bars

Follow the scent to the fresh pastries that await at Panadería Rosetta on Colima; if you don’t have a sweet tooth, fear not: its savoury focaccias are just as good. Or track down the tiny taquería Tacos Hola El Güero on a tree-lined street in Condesa for a shameless taco-eating contest.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this historic hotel in Mexico and unpacked their coffee beans and Lucha Libre masks, a full account of their city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Brick Hotel in Mexico City…

The blocks of baked clay in question at Brick Hotel in Mexico City’s Roma neighbourhood were shipped all the way from London more than a century ago by a banker who liked the look of them and wanted to build his very own pile of bricks in his beloved Mexican colonia (or neighbourhood). Roma is just as captivating today: right outside the hotel’s bricks and mortar are the area’s famous Belle Epoque buildings and leafy 19th-century boulevards, as well as its many buzzy bars, destination restaurants and galleries. Old and new blend seamlessly, with modern additions in the form of artworks from the owners’ private collection, glossy glass panels and an impeccable gastronomy offering joining the century-old ceramic tiles, wrought-iron gate, parquet wooden floors and, of course, those famous bricks. There’s also a speakeasy with good taste (it has all-Italian furniture), a tranquil terrace to enjoy the peaceful streets below and DJs spinning tracks to lounge to. There’ll be no hitting your head in frustration against these brick walls, just admiring them from a soft pillow. 

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Price per night from $339.95