Where to Stay in Roma Norte in Mexico City
A good friend of mine just came back from a business trip to Mexico City, & unfortunately she stayed in one of the less *charming* parts of town: the 7-11 & fast food-filled Zone Rosa. Because the convention had booked her hotel: she was stuck, & really missed a lot of the charm, character, & great architecture that lies in this giant city. I’ve already written a post that gives an overview of Mexico City’s safest & most popular neighborhoods, but at the top of that list is Roma ~ an area filled with shops, nightlife, & great hotels. Here, we’ll find out “Where to Stay in Roma Norte.”
Overview of Great Hotels in Roma Norte
I’ve found five of the best hotels in Roma Norte, which are listed below from least expensive to most ~ giving options for all budgets. My favorites are starred…
- Hotel Marbella ($47+/night) = Best on a Budget: For less than $50/night, you’ve got a hotel with clean, bright rooms + air conditioning, flat screens, Wi-fi, a restaurant, terrace, & happening bar. And they offer room service too!
- **Nana Vida CDMX ($85+/night) = Authentic Mexican Design in Roma: I’ve stayed at the Nana Vida Hotel in Oaxaca & loved it; their staff & whole vibe was seriously charming, with authentic Mexican art & a beautiful courtyard. Their hotel in Roma is an extension of this ~ you’ll love their cozy beds, great location, & plentiful coffee & sweet bread.
- Ignacia Guest House ($303+/night) = Sleek & Modern Design: There are just five elegantly modern rooms here, & this place has gotten so hip, you may have seen it gracing the pages of Conde Nast or Architectural Digest. Flat screen TV’s, Ipod docks, & beautiful common areas can be found at Ignacia ~ along with a wonderful breakfast, pretty garden, & library.
- La Valise ($440+/night) = Trendy Boutique Hotel with Beds on Terraces! This is another spot you may find in Conde Nast: its gotten very popular…possibly because you can roll your bed right onto the terrace if you decide to sleep under the stars! Other amenities include flat screens, Nespresso machines, hammocks, living rooms & sofas ~ as well as room service & in-room massage.
- **Nima Local House ($505+/night): Elegant Hotel with a Flower-Filled Courtyard: If I could afford it: this is where I’d stay. They had me at “hello” with their insanely gorgeous & plant-iful courtyard ~ plus their four rooms are serene & beautifully simple, providing a relaxing respite at the end of a busy day. Flat screens, mini-bars, balconies, & room service are all offered at this lovely hotel.
Mexico City International Airport
Nima Local House
Ignacia Guest House
Nana Vida CDMX
Best Luxury Hotels in Roma Norte
My top three luxury hotel picks for Roma Norte are the ultra-modern Ignacia Guest House, the gorgeously sleek & modern La Valise Hotel, where you can roll your bed right out onto the terrace….or soak in your freestanding bath. And finally, my top choice: the oh-so-pretty Nima Local House Hotel, which makes you feel like you’re walking into a chic Mexican garden….
Best Budget Hotels in Roma Norte
Two hotels that will cost you less than $100/night (which can be hard to find in Roma), are Hotel Marbella & Nana Vida CDMX. I recommend staying at the latter, as Nana Vida’s rooms give you a little more space, as well as more culture & design. But both are great options if you want to save money!
Best Hotels in Roma Norte in Mexico City
For more articles on Mexico City, read this one on safety, or about some of the best parks for travelers. While I was there, we also did an amazing hike about an hour from the city to the hilltop ruins of Tepoztlan ~ which I highly recommend for all adventure lovers!
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My boyfriend and I just returned from a stay at the Nima Local House in Roma Norte. WOW!!! Wow, wow, wow. Could not have been more romantic and lovely, and could not have felt more safe. We were really worried to visit Mexico City originally, as safety was a huge concern. We read every article on your site and others about Mexico City, which helped. And now after having actually visited, I feel that many of the hotels in Mexico have much more character and charm than many of our American hotel chains! This really was an eye-opening trip. Sorry for the long comment, but I really want to help dispel the “Mexico is unsafe” rumors, and give a different perspective – as you do so well on your website! Thank you so much
Hi Sally, I absolutely LOVE your comment, & couldn’t agree you with more on so much of what you say. This site was really born out of a frustration that Latin America tends to get SO much negative publicity ~ when really, there are so many wonderful places to explore down there, & the people are by & large so kind. And I could not agree with you more about Mexican hotels being so adorable & charming!! SO true. This has been true in nearly every Latin American city I’ve visited. Glad you guys had such an amazing trip!! xoxo Noelia