Finding the best boutique hotels in Mexico City has become something of a mission for me. Last weekend Luke and I had the pleasure of staying at La Palomilla B&B and, I know I say this a lot, but it was seriously amazing.
Nestled on a quiet side street in the coolest neighborhood in Mexico City is this unassuming townhouse filled with color and comfort.
La Palomilla is in one of my favorite neighborhoods in Mexico City, La Roma. It’s a short walk from the Sevilla metro stop and is surrounded by the hippest bars and restaurants in the city (in my opinion anyway).
One of the best things about this location is how quiet it is. If you’ve ever visited Mexico City before, you’ll know that finding a silent sanctuary is nearly impossible.
The night’s sleep we had at La Palomilla was utter bliss.
We arrived at La Palomilla at about 4:30 in the afternoon and I had to do a quick double-check of the address because there isn’t a sign outside. The name of the hotel is, however, on the doorbell, so we gave it a ring and were welcomed into one of the most beautiful spaces I’ve seen in a long time.
The downstairs area of the hotel has a big foyer and immediately to your left is a dining room with a long wooden table. There were cookies and juice laid out ready to be devoured (which we were invited to do almost immediately).
One of the things that caught my attention was how the colors and decor lent to a seriously relaxing vibe. It’s all deep blues and pastel art pieces. I couldn’t stop taking photos of all of the creative ways they’ve decorated the B&B.
Once we filled in a simple form, we were brought up to our room on the top floor and left to relax for a bit.
I was excited to have the room on the top floor of the hotel. Each room has a name and ours was Luni. It was Frida Kahlo themed with dolls and quotes on the wall. I really loved the decor and I loved how bright the room was.
The bathroom was even better. There’s an overhead rain-style showerhead which had amazing water pressure (please tell me I’m not the only person who rates a hotel on its water pressure?).
It’s clear a lot of care and consideration has been taken in the interior design of La Palomilla.
There were nice touches like fresh flowers spread around the room, a pitcher full of water and two glasses for drinking, and even snacks for us to munch on.
Another thing that I really like about La Palomilla B&B is their dedication to being eco-friendly. They leave notes asking that you turn off the lights when you leave the room, they don’t give you water bottles and instead have water jugs that you can refill whenever you want. They don’t swap out sheets and towels each day unless you ask. A lot of the decor is upcycled materials that might otherwise be hanging out in a landfill.
When we came down for breakfast on Sunday morning I was so excited. The table had been beautifully laid out with jams, fresh pastries, and little bowls of granola and yogurt.
As soon as we sat down someone came out and poured us huge mugs of coffee and nice tall glasses of water. They then gave us the choice of eggs or french toast. Luke and I both went for the Mexican-style eggs.
Then we were brought plates of amazingly ripe fruit and freshly made beet and orange juice.
Finally, it was time for the main event. The eggs were fried (sunny side up) and laid on top of two corn tortillas. They were covered in a semi-spicy red sauce with some refried beans on the side. It was the perfect portion for big eaters like Luke and I. We definitely didn’t leave the table hungry.
The staff were so attentive. Anytime we wanted a bit more coffee or water or juice, they were right beside us topping up our mugs.
I’m a sucker for a rooftop. When we arrived at La Palomilla and were told our room would be right across from the terrace, I couldn’t wait to drop my bags and sit in the sunshine.
The balcony has plenty of seating and is really nicely decorated. There are also seats in the shade if you’d rather enjoy the view without the constant heat.
After dropping our bags we headed out to the corner shop for a few beers and some snacks and proceeded to spend the afternoon sitting on the terrace.
It’s also good to know that if you are traveling to Mexico City with a big group, you can actually book out the whole hotel over on AirBnB.
The customer service at La Palomilla is some of the best I’ve experienced in all of Mexico City. They are friendly and warm, they helped us figure out a few good places to head in the evenings, they couldn’t do enough for us in the morning, and they even let us leave our bags with them for a few hours after we checked out.
If you’re looking for a place where you feel endlessly welcomed in one of the best neighborhoods in Mexico City, I highly recommend booking a stay at La Palomilla. The beds are comfortable, the rooms are quiet, the decor is relaxing, the staff make you feel like friends, and if you’re anything like me, you’ll be asking if you can move in.