Mexico City, Mexico

Colima 71

Price per night from$351.40

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 (MXN5,842.33), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Artists’ colonia

Setting

All roads lead to Roma

In Mexico City’s coolest corner, Colima 71 is more than just somewhere to stay – the official equation is art plus community plus hotel, and the total is the perfect Roma Norte retreat. Walk in any direction outside and you’ll soon reach one of the capital’s famously good restaurants; for one of them (Rosetta), you won’t even have to leave your room, since it delivers its Mexican-Italian meals direct to your kitchenette. Communal (literally) spaces include a courtyard with a fire pit, a row of reading nooks, a coffee shop and an honesty bar. The neighborhood may be noisy at times, but soundproofing ensures you’ll only enjoy the buzz when you want to.

Smith Extra

Get this when you book through us:

A bottle of Mexican wine, complimentary access to the gym nearby, one-way private airport transfer (for guests staying at least four nights), and mezcal and snacks in room on arrival

Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

16, including two suites.

Check–Out

Noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm.

Prices

Double rooms from £330.30 (MXN6,982), including tax at 19.5 per cent.

More details

Rates include unlimited coffee and breakfast in your room, complete with a main dish, a Rosetta pastry and a drink (you'll make your selection the day before and choose your preferred time for delivery).

Also

There is an elevator, but there are steps down to the lobby, so unfortunately Colima 71 is not accessible for guests with mobility issues.

At the hotel

Free WiFi throughout, coffee shop, honesty bar, courtyard, pop-up shop and fire pit. In rooms: air-conditioning, fridge, tea- and coffee-making kit, laptop-size safe, 55-inch TV with streaming options, kitchenettes, complimentary non-alcoholic minibar and organic bath products from Yucatán.

Our favourite rooms

To fully appreciate the Roma Norte buzz, book a Terrace Studio with a view of the lively streets below.

Spa

If long-haul travel has you desperate for a massage or facial, the hotel can despatch you to a spa that’s a 10-minute walk away, or arrange in-room treatments.

Packing tips

The artworks at this imaginative hotel might have your creative juices flowing so to speak – bring along any nascent manuscript, abandoned idea or preliminary sketch.

Also

If you can’t skip leg day even on holiday, guests can gain complimentary access to a gym that’s a 10-minute walk from Colima 71.

Children

All ages welcome, but not particularly catered to. Up to two little Smiths can stay in a baby cot or extra bed in their parents’ room – there's only one of each though, so please contact our Smith travel team to see if they're available for your stay.

Sustainability efforts

Colima 71 has solar panels supplying some of its energy, zero gas and plastic usage, and glass containers for its bath products.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Cooling off in the courtyard, or shotgun one of the cupboard-style reading nooks with an imaginary ‘do not disturb’ sign.

Dress Code

Artists in residence.

Hotel restaurant

There’s no restaurant at Colima 71, but the designers thoughtfully installed kitchenettes into every room, which means you can raid Roma Norte’s many restaurants and bring your spoils back home should you prefer. There’s a coffee shop on the ground floor too, with a barista on hand to supply caffeine. Breakfast is a drink and main dish dropped off at your room, accompanied by a baked good from the best bakery in town, Panadería Rosetta (helpfully just down the road). For something a little more substantial, guests can order from the menu, but the delivery time is around 40 minutes.

Hotel bar

There’s an honesty bar to either help yourself to or enlist the assistance of a barman – all drinks are charged at US$12 plus tax and service charge. In the winter, the fire pit is the place for cocktail o’clock.

Last orders

Breakfast and other takeaways are organised to order; Rosetta closes at midnight.

Room service

Room service from local restaurants, including Rosetta's infamous pastries and bread, is available from 7am to 10pm.

Location

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Address
Colima 71
Colima 71 Roma Norte Cuauhtemoc
Ciudad de Mexico
06700
Mexico

Colima 71 helpfully has its address as its name, so there should be no getting lost. It’s in Roma Norte, AKA Mexico City’s premier postcode for visitors.

Planes

The city’s international Benito Juárez airport is a traffic-dependent 45-minute drive from the hotel. Hotel transfers start from US$125 plus tax.

Trains

The nearest Metro stations to the hotel are Sevilla and Cuauhtémoc, both within a 10-minute walk.

Automobiles

Roma Norte is best explored on foot, plus app-hailed cabs are readily available in Mexico City. If you have come by car, there’s a covered parking lot a block away, plus valet parking.

Worth getting out of bed for

Colima 71 is in Mexico City’s hippest ’hood, with excellent boutiques, bars and restaurants sharing its postcode. Mexico City might be the world’s most sprawling metropolis, but greenery abounds at Bosque de Chapultepec, a vast park that’s one of the biggest in the Americas. You’ll be able to load up on textiles and treasures at one of the many markets; La Ciudadela is a great place to start. Further afield, on the outskirts of the city but within an hour’s drive, the pyramids of Teotihuacan are an easy way to make a dent on Mexico’s pre-Columbian history without going very far – and yes, seeing them from a hot-air balloon at sunrise is possible (if cheesy).

Local restaurants

If you want to eat at some of Mexico City’s best restaurants, you’ve come to the right place, since many can be found right here in Roma. On the same street, Blanco Colima scoops the prize for romance, and you won’t have to venture very far. Contramar draws the beautiful people, in search of tostadas, ceviche and aguachile (and rowdy conversations). Rosetta will helpfully deliver its wares to your room, but if you want to dine in, simply amble across the street. 

Local cafés

Join the queue for some of Panadería Rosetta’s sought-after baked goods (this may be how your day starts at Colima 71, but no one’s pastry-counting). They may not have put much effort into the name but Breakfast is always packed out; and Maximo Bistrot is another brunch spot with plenty to stick around all day for.

Local bars

Head up to the rooftop at Smith stablemate Brick Hotel on Calle Orizaba for some sundowners in a suitably leafy setting. Or do your best to locate Hanky Panky and if you succeed, treat yourself to some cocktails.  

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 hip hotel in Mexico City and unpacked their artworks and artisanal market finds, a full account of their bohemian break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Colima 71 in Colonia Roma…

If you want to hang with the hipsters in Mexico City, Colima 71 is the creative community hub for you. The Roma Norte residence is for kindred spirits to commune over good coffee, courtyard cocktails and artwork admiration, before hitting the best restaurants in town, many of which are within a swift stumble home. These include Rosetta, which helpfully has partnered with the hotel – its oversize pastries arrive at your door each morning or you can order any of its more substantial Mexican-Italian plates to enjoy in your kitchenette. Artworks on show include a grid of black-and-white framed photographs from the owner’s collection meticulously arranged on a wall and a towering string of tyres descending the length of the stairwell, which looks like a chic fire escape. Mezcal and Mexican chocolate are served when you arrive as a sort of herald to the epicurean escape that’s about to commence. Let the good times (and new friends) roll. 

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Price per night from $351.40