Found this hotel to be a good option if you have activities in the section of Polanco near the Periferico. Can't beat the location. Upon arriving, there was no easily readable sign to identify the hotel, just the street address and you can see a reception desk inside...better signage would be recommended. Very simple lobby with a small coffee stand. The service upon arriving was very pleasant. We were given an upgrade in the room to one on the first floor as the elevator was not working. Found the room quite large and clean. One detail is that they have a tray with a coffee maker and fixings for coffee, however, there is no place in the kitchenette area to plug in the coffee maker as it has a very short cord on it. The parking is very limited, but we were able to find a spot there. Just a few minute walk from a number of malls including Antara and Pabellon Polanco.
Pros: Good location, innovative architecture, nice rooms, excellent staff, several very good restaurants in the hotel.
Cons: This hotel used to have an excellent art collection, however when the hotel fell on hard times much of it has been sold (notably an Alexander Calder mobile), so only a couple of pieces now remain (notably a Tamayo mural). The current hotel owners would do well to replace much of the art collection. Mexico City has a vibrant arts scene and finding excellent, innovative, and reasonably priced pieces should not be hard nor should it break the budget -- it just takes a little work. I would strongly encourage the owners/management to put in that work.
Although the hotel itself is smoke free, there is a smoking area just outside the fitness center, so the smoke can easily blow into the fitness center (not very pleasant for those of use who wish to stay healthy). I would strongly encourage the owners/managers to make the entire property smoke free.
We stayed on Club level, 4th floor. We have reasonably good Spanish skills, which helps a lot in communication and relationships. Most staff, however, have enough English skills to answer basic questions.
"Forget staying at 4 Seasons Stay at Las Alcobas "
Bottom line is Las Alcoboas is one of the classiest hotels in Mex D.F. conveniently located in Polanco. My business associates were staying at The Four Seasons and while pleased with some of the amenities of a larger hotel were extremely disappointed in the physical plant. True, the rooms at L.A. are not large but they are well-appointed and fully automated, including a state of the art Toto toilet the cleans and dries your derriere (crazy, no?).
Las Alcobas- a new luxury modern boutique property- refining the art of hospitality in the capital citys posh Polanco …More
I paid for an upgrade to Club Floors expecting a great room and it was not thst great and something was wrong with the shower., temperature change every 5 seconds from hot to warm to cold and back to hot
I had a great time at the W. Mexico City. The staff was great! The area in which it is set, is a very nice part of the city near many nice restaurants and shops. It was beautiful weather when I was and the city was alive and vibrant. Some construction going on at the time, but it was fairly quiet where it could be heard, which was nowhere near the guestrooms.
The Polanco area is a collection of seven neighborhoods bordering Mexico City’s famed Chapultepec Park. Both residential and commercial, the area hosts trendy night clubs and high-end boutiques. Chapultepec Park contains many cultural and recreational attractions, including the amazing Anthropology Museum, with the largest collection of pre-Columbian art in the Americas on display.
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