Last weekend I spent the night at Condesa Haus in Condesa and it was utter bliss. It was just the getaway I needed after a stressful week of work and moving house and it also happened to be my birthday weekend, so that made it even better.
Condesa Haus Location
Condesa Haus is on a quiet residential street in the Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City. It’s definitely one of the best neighborhoods to base yourself if you want to enjoy great late night tacos, great bars, and some of the best upscale restaurants in the city.
It’s important to know the address because, like many boutique hotels in Mexico City, there’s no sign outside the hotel. It’s located at Cuernavaca 142.
Although the hotel is on a quiet street, you’re only a block away from the two main streets of Condesa, Michoacan and Tampaulipas. On those streets you’ll find so many great bars, cafes, restaurants, and bakeries. Then it’s about a five-minute walk to Parque Mexico which is a really beautiful place to spend a sunny afternoon people watching (and dog watching).
You’re a super quick Uber ride away from the Centro Historico, Roma, or Polanco. If you like walking, it’s about 25 minutes away from Chapultepec. After I checked out of the hotel, I made the walk to Chapultepec and it was very easy.
If you want to take the metro around the city, Condesa Haus is closest to the Patriotismo metro station.
Checking In and Out of Condesa Haus
Checking in was very easy. When I got outside of Condesa Haus, I rang the bell and someone came to the door straight away. Since we had a booking, they took Luke and I straight to our room which was lovely and spacious. I signed some check-in paperwork, got the keys and was on my way.
There is someone at the desk from 8am until 11pm and check-in is from 1:30pm which I found to be really nice and early. Check out is at 11:30.
Checking out was even easier than checking in. We simply handed our keys to the person at the front desk and said goodbye. They kindly let us keep our bag there for a few hours while we enjoyed the sunshine around Condesa.
Our Room at Condesa Haus
There are so many fantastic rooms at Condesa Haus. After touring a few of the rooms, I settled on Suite 3 which is upstairs near the rooftop and had tons of wonderful natural light. This room goes for 2,300 pesos per night (about $120 USD).
A few of the things I really loved about this room were the huge bed (which was incredibly comfortable), the wonderful amount of natural light thanks to all the big windows, the stunning yellow armoire that I genuinely wanted to take home with me, the tiles in the bathroom, and the access to the rooftop.
The shower is always an important one for me and this one was amazing. It had an overhead rain-style shower with plenty of hot water and great water pressure. The towels were plush and it had all of the toiletries that we needed – shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and bars of soap.
It was so lovely and quiet at night, which is difficult to find in a hotel in Mexico City. I slept soundly on the comfortable bed and it was big enough that Luke and I could both starfish without elbowing each other.
Other Rooms at Condesa Haus
I was lucky enough to take a little tour of some of the other rooms in the hotel and they were all as fantastic as each other. All of the rooms are themed after either a place in Mexico or a time period in Mexico. There are nine rooms in total in the hotel – big enough to not feel like the only guest, but still small and intimate which I really love.
One of the most memorable rooms for me was Puebla. It’s all about the bathroom in this room. When the house was remodeled and turned from a family home into a hotel, this was the home’s original bathroom. The tiles and stained glass window are truly spectacular.
Another room that I really loved was Porfirio. It’s been designed with the Revolutionary times in mind. I absolutely love the furniture in this room, including the centerpiece of the room, the clawfoot tub.
Breakfast at Condesa Haus
Breakfast at Condesa Haus is served from 8am to 11am, which is literally fantastic. In my opinion, there’s nothing worse than staying at a hotel where breakfast is included, but breakfast is only until 9am. The fact that breakfast is served until 11 and then check-out is at 11:30 is perfect.
When we sat down at the long table in the dining room, we were brought a big pitcher of coffee and told to enjoy the juice, fruit, and yogurt that was on the table. Then we chose a cooked option off of the menu which had plenty of choice, including a few Mexican classics.
Luke and I both opted for the huevos a la Mexicana, which is simply scrambled eggs with tomato, onion, and chili. They asked if we wanted tortillas or toast, and we both opted for the tortillas (I highly recommend it, they’re delicious).
I loved how much care was put into everything – our tortillas were warmed and brought out in a beautiful basket. We were also brought a homemade salsa to put on the eggs which was one of the best I’ve ever had to go with eggs. It was the perfect amount of food for breakfast (and this is coming from two big eaters).
Condesa Haus Staff
The Condesa Haus staff couldn’t have been more helpful. They were really pleasant, very helpful, and always available if we had a question. I had the pleasure of meeting the owner, Fernando and his love for Condesa Haus was contagious. He took Luke and me on a tour of the hotel and answered all of our questions about where I could buy myself one of those yellow armoires (La Lagunilla market).
He talked so passionately about retaining the character of the building all the way down to the floor tiles. I really enjoyed hearing about the history of the hotel from his perspective and simply sitting with him over coffee to talk about what an amazing city Mexico City is.
Overall Thoughts on Condesa Haus
This is truly a fantastic B&B in Mexico City. I have nothing negative to say about our time staying there. If you’re looking for a place where you can get a really great night’s sleep that’s near tons of great tacos, cool bars, and delicious restaurants, I highly recommend booking a stay at Condesa Haus. Be sure to spend some time chatting to Fernando about all the best spots to visit while you’re here and tell him I say hello.
Condesa Haus kindly compted our stay in exchange for an honest review. All love for bathtubs and breakfast are my own.
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