Downtown México — Mexico City, Mexico

Exterior and street view of Downtown Mexico
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Winner of the 'best fixer-upper hotel' in our 2012 Design Awards, Downtown, which has finally opened its doors, is located right in the heart of Mexico City's old pre-Hispanic city, in one of few remaining 17th-century palaces, the Palacio de los Condes de Miravalle. The red volcanic-rock façade sets the tone for the interior, with its quarry doors, handmade tiles and magnificent stone-forged colonial staircase. Painstakingly restored by the Habita Hotel Group with architects Cherem-Serrano, Downtown responds to the lack of contemporary lodgings in the city centre. On top of the 17 suites, it encompasses a hostel with its own DIY laundry station and ping-pong tables for design-conscious budget travellers. On the massive roof terrace, a pool connects both areas, offering all guests the same incredible views.

Restaurant and floor balcony's overshadowed by large wall of grass and flowerbeds

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Bedroom, floating bed with sectioned off bathroom, high rise ceilings, grey tiles

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View of pool in early evening, view of city from pool area

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Isabel la Católica 30
06010 México DF

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